Vintage Meets Modern Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

 

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Kim and Danny’s Safety Harbor wedding perfectly nailed a simplistic, modern vintage theme with pops of color and elegant decor. The bride and groom incorporated some precious family traditions with a few touches of their own that added just the right amount of flair.

“I have always been a Gatsby girl at heart, but Danny’s style is modern. We decided to meet in the middle by going with a modern, vintage theme,” the bride shared.

The couple chose a rich color palette of sapphire, smoke, plum, Marsala, and black to complement their Great Gatsby meets present-day style.

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The bride wanted a modern look that played off a vintage style, so she searched for a Tampa Bay wedding hair and makeup artist who had experience with different ethnicities.

“I wanted someone with experience and could work on Asian eyes. It sounds silly, but not every makeup artist can place and blend eyeshadow properly on Asian eyes,” the bride explained. “I hired Michele Renee The Studio because I loved all of their work and styles. They had the bold, modern vintage look that I was looking for. Anastasia was my makeup artist, and she listened to exactly what I wanted. We had some last-minute guests that needed their makeup completed, and Anastasia and her team stayed to help these guests feel glamorous.”

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Reminiscing on their wedding day, Kim and Danny couldn’t help but feel so much joy and love from a day filled with unforgettable memories.

“It’s hard to pick a favorite memory so I guess I’d say everything! There is not a thing that Danny or I would change about our special day,” Kim reminisced. “We got to meet awesome people who brought so much positive and robust energy to our wedding. It filled our hearts with so much joy to see our loved ones taking a break from their busy lives to just let loose and enjoy the day. While the majority of us couldn’t dance, we made it work.”

Modern Vintage Inspire Wedding Invitation Suite, Lace and Rhinestone Garter

Silver Metallic Rhinestone Wedding Sandal

Sweetheart Strapless Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress on Custom Wooden and Gold Wire Hanger

Bride Getting Ready Portrait | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
Modern, vintage. I have always loved the Great Gatsby style, but my husband is more of a modernist. For a wedding and makeup team, I wanted someone with experience and could work on Asian eyes. It sounds silly, but not every makeup artist can place and blend eyeshadows properly on Asian eyes.

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I hired Michele Renee The Studio, because I loved all of their work and styles. They had the bold, modern vintage look that I was looking for. Anastasia was my makeup artist, and she listened to exactly what I wanted. We had some last minute guests that needed their makeup completed, and Anastasia and her team stayed to help these guests feel glamorous.

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Portrait, Bridesmaids in Hot Pink Personalized Silk Robes | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portait, Bride in Rhinestone Beaded Strapless Wedding Dress

Bride Wedding Portrait in Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress

Bride Wedding Portrait with Greenery, Red, Ivory, Pink Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio

Groom Wedding Portrait with Plum Floral Boutonniere, Red Bowtie and Red Silk Pocket Square

Outdoor Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart Strapless Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress with Veil, Groom in Navy Blue Tuxedo with Red Bowtie, Red Pocket Square, and Plum Boutonniere

The Proposal:
We booked a family vacation with Danny’s best man, Brian and his wife Kim, along with my bridesmaid, Kathy and her at the time boyfriend. It was a five-day cruise from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. When we had the formal dinner night, Danny wanted to tour the boat, so we went to the second floor. If anyone knows me, they know that I am the most awkward person when it comes to saying sweet things or being romantic in general. So when Danny began to profess his love to me, I corrected him on how long we have actually been dating. He was already nervous, so this threw off his whole speech, and he just said, “Will you marry me?” I felt horrible afterward, and the worst part is we have it on video, and he still plays it to this day to remind me.

The sweetest thing that I remember is he made a little black box to hide my ring in it. Since I usually do the packing for our vacation, he concealed it in this box and hid the box in his suit. He made sure the box was thin enough to where I would not notice when I rolled his suit.

Modern Vintage Wedding Ceremony Decor, Two Tall Wooden Doors with Greenery and Two Green Plant Hedges | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Modern Vintage Wedding Ceremony Decor, Two Tall Wooden Doors with Vintage Gold Frames and Greenery

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Dusty Blue, Navy Blue, Marsala and Plum Dresses with White and Greenery Bouquets, Bride in Sweetheart Strapless Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress with White, Pink, Dark Red, and Greenery Bouquet, Wooden Door with Vintage Gold Frames and Greenery Backdrop | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Dusty Blue, Navy Blue, Marsala and Plum Dresses with White Roses and Greenery Bouquets, Bride in Sweetheart Strapless Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress with White, Pink, Dark Red, and Greenery Bouquet, Wooden Door with Vintage Gold Frames and Greenery Backdrop | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart Strapless Rhinestone Beaded Wedding Dress with Veil, Greenery, Ivory, Pink and Red Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Tuxedo with Red Bowtie, Red Pocket Square, and Plum Boutonniere

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Vintage Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Red Tablecloth, Gold Chargers, Black Linens, Tall Wooden Candlesticks, Dark Red, Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Marsala Red Hanging Amaranthus on Tall Wooden Vintage Holder on Gold Table Runner

Vintage Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Red Tablecloth, Gold Chargers, Black Linens, Tall Wooden Candlesticks, Dark Red, Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Marsala Red Hanging Amaranthus on Tall Wooden Vintage Holder on Gold Table Runner

What was your theme?
Modern, vintage. I have always been a Gatsby girl at heart, but Danny’s style is modern. We decided to meet in the middle by going with a modern, vintage theme.

What were your colors?
Sapphire, smoke, plum, marsala, and black.

Vintage Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with Red Tablecloth, Gold Chargers, Black Linens, Dark Red, Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Marsala Red Hanging Amaranthus on Tall Wooden Vintage Holder on Gold Table Runner

Vintage Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Red Tablecloth, Gold Chargers, Black Linens, Tall Wooden Candlesticks, Dark Red, Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Marsala Red Hanging Amaranthus on Tall Wooden Vintage Holder on Gold Table Runner | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Vintage Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Red Tablecloth, Gold Chargers, Black Linens, Tall Wooden Candlesticks, Dark Red, Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Marsala Red Hanging Amaranthus on Tall Wooden Vintage Holder on Gold Table Runner | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Modern Vintage Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Gold Tablecloth, Candlesticks and Vintage Chairs, Pink Uplighting | Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Two Tier White Buttercream Wedding Cake with Real White Roses, Laser Cut Cake Topper on Silver Cake Stand

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples planning their wedding? 
Invest in a wedding planner. Even if you are a calm, laid back person, it is one of the most stressful experiences. You will have disputes and arguments about the smallest details for the wedding. Having a wedding planner can help you with these disputes. They also remember all the little details that you forget. For example, I forgot about the wedding cake and florists. If it wasn’t for my planner reminding me, my guests would not have had a cake, and we would not have had flowers. Also, several issues arose during the wedding, but neither I nor the guests noticed, I only knew of them once they were resolved. Plus, your wedding planner will know which vendors work well together and which ones may not work well. For our wedding, there was so much positive energy, and I felt that our vendors help create this because they all got along so well.

Venue: Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
Photography: Rudy & Marta Photography
Planner: Pearl White Events
Floral: Flower Girl Designs
Stationery: Pretty Peacock Paperie
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Carolynn
Rentals: RW Events
Linens: Fancy That Speciality Linens
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Simply Perfect Ceremonies
DJ: Fast Break Entertainment
Photo Booth: Rudy & Marta Photography
Wedding Dress Store: Couture Bridal (Springdale, Arkansas), Kitty Chen Couture




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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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