Whimsical Cranberry, Blue and Gold Outdoor Plant City Wedding | Kathleen’s Garden

Sarasota Bridal Fashion ShowKatie and Tyler’s rustic Plant City wedding was the epitome of whimsical garden elegance with fresh florals, elegant centerpieces, and charming details. The bride and groom’s vision came to life with a romantic color palette of navy blue, cranberry, and gold, perfect for their fall nuptials.

“If I had to describe our venue it would be whimsical. From the gorgeous canopy of mossy oak trees to the enchanting ceremony site with trickling stream in the backdrop, it was perfect,” the bride gleamed. “Being an October wedding, I knew I wanted to incorporate the beautiful colors of fall. What truly sealed the deal was the beautiful color combination of berry, sequined gold, and navy blue bridesmaids dresses. I immediately fell in love and was able to incorporate the colors into all other elements of the wedding. I still get butterflies when I see how beautiful my bridesmaids looked in their dresses and those florals!”

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Planning their destination Florida wedding all the way from Hawaii, the bride and groom both agreed they needed a reputable wedding DJ who could keep the party going.

“I stumbled upon Graingertainment while browsing online, and they had five stars across the board,” Katie shared. “From the ceremony to the reception, Our DJ, Anthony was amazing! Tyler and I definitely busted out some of our best moves as we walked down the aisle after being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. We love to dance! The night was extra special and all of our guests had so much fun!’

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Envisioning a gorgeous naked cake with fresh florals, the couple turned to iconic Tampa Bay bakery Alessi Bakeries to turn their vision into a reality.

“Since we were nearly halfway across the world, I really wanted vendors that were experienced and trustworthy,” the bride shared. “Alessi Bakeries was a recommended vendor of of our venue, and they did not disappoint! They were wonderful to work with, and the entire process was seamless.”

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Looking back on their special day, the bride cherished taking in every moment and reaction from the ceremony.

“For me, the ceremony, hands down was truly memorable. Everything from walking down the aisle with my dad to seeing the expression on my soon-to-be husband’s handsome face meant everything,” the bride reminisced. “It was also extra special looking out seeing all the emotion of our friends and family. It truly was beautiful.”

Lace and Chiffon A-Line High Neckline Wedding Dress Hanging on Garden Door Entrance | Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Bride and Groom Creative Wedding Portrait, Bride Hugging Groom from Behind, Groom in Navy Blue Suit

Bride and Groom Creative Wedding Portrait, Bride Hugging Groom from Behind | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Outdoor Rustic Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Chairs with Burgundy Sashes and Lilac and Greenery Floral Decor

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Barre with Greenery, Ivory, Burgundy Floral Bouquet, Wooden Folding Chairs and Burgundy Sashes

Rustic Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony, Wooden Chairs with Burgundy Sashes, Wooden Barrels with Floral Bouquets, Arch Covered in Greenery and Burgundy Flowers | Rustic Plant City Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
If I had to describe our venue in one word it would be whimsical. I immediately knew after seeing the property that I wanted a romantic, elegant theme, and of course, I got the head nod of approval from Tyler! From the gorgeous canopy of mossy oak trees to the enchanting ceremony site with trickling stream in the backdrop, it was perfect.

What were your colors?
Being an October wedding, I knew I wanted to incorporate the beautiful colors of fall. What truly sealed the deal was the beautiful color combination of berry, sequined gold, and navy blue bridesmaids dresses. I immediately fell in love and was able to incorporate the colors into all other elements of the wedding. I still get butterflies when I see how beautiful my bridesmaids looked in their dresses and those florals!

Rustic Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor, Arch Covered in Greenery, Blush Pink and Burgundy, Red Roses

Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle at Rustic Garden Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows at Rustic Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony | Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bridesmaids in Mismatched Dark Pink, Purple, Blue and Nude Rhinestone Dresses with Wild Organic Red, Lilac and Greenery Floral Bouquets with Burgundy Sashes

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows at Rustic Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony | Rustic Plant City Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows at Rustic Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride with Wild Organic Greenery Red, Burgundy, Lilac Floral Bouquet, Round Circular Arch Covered in Greenery, Dark Red, Burgundy, Blush Pink Roses Backdrop | Rustic Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait Walking Through Garden, Bride in Lace and Chiffon A-Line High Neckline Wedding Dress, Groom in Navy Blue Suit | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bride and Groom Garden Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace and Chiffon A-Line High Neckline Wedding Dress, Groom in Navy Blue Suit | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Florida Bride and Groom Garden Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace and Chiffon A-Line High Neckline Wedding Dress, Groom in Navy Blue Suit | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

The Proposal:
Tyler was enlisted in the Navy at the time and had just returned from his final deployment aboard the USS Columbus nuclear submarine. Seeing as how it had been months since we had spent any time together at all, Tyler planned a trip for us to San Francisco. During one of our the days there, we ventured into wine country to sip on all of the finest wines. Our last stop was at Jacuzzi Winery in Sonoma Valley where we stumbled upon their beautiful vineyard, and Tyler decided that this was the spot! I totally thought he was joking as the engagement jokes had run dry and told him to get up, but when I saw the beautiful rose gold Tacori ring he was holding, I knew it was the real deal. We put the ring on backward, and I said “Yes!”

Florida Bride and Groom Creative Wedding Portrait Under Veil

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Navy Blue, Champagne, Magenta, and Nude Long Dresses with Organic Wild Garden Inspired Floral Bouquets | Rustic Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

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Rustic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Navy Blue Tablecloths, Gold Chargers and Burgundy Linens, Tall Silver Candlestick with Greenery, Ivory and Red Floral Bouquet Centerpiece, Gold Table Runner, Bistro Hanging Lights | Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Rustic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Navy Blue Tablecloths, Gold Chargers and Burgundy Linens, Tall Silver Candlestick with Greenery, Ivory and Red Floral Bouquet Centerpiece, Gold Table Runner, Bistro Hanging Lights | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Rustic Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Silver Candlestick with Greenery, Red, Burgundy, Ivory Florals, Candles and Hanging Crystals Centerpiece

Rustic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Navy Blue Tablecloths, Gold Chargers and Burgundy Linens, Tall Silver Candlestick with Greenery, Ivory and Red Floral Bouquet Centerpiece, Gold Table Runner, Bistro Hanging Lights | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Rustic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Navy Blue Tablecloths, Gold Chargers and Burgundy Linens, Tall Silver Candlestick with Greenery, Ivory and Red Floral Bouquet Centerpiece, Gold Table Runner, Bistro Hanging Lights | Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Kathleen's Garden

Two Tier White and Burgundy Wedding Cake with Real White, Pink, Yellow and Magenta Floral Decor, Custom Cake Topper, on Cake Stand with Three Tiers of Cupcakes | Tampa Bay Wedding Bakery Alessi Bakeries

What was your wedding dessert inspiration?
Naked cakes and fresh florals, such a beautiful combination!

I want to learn more about desserts & cakes from Alessi Bakeries

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Since we were nearly halfway across the world, I really wanted vendors that were experienced and trustworthy. Alessi Bakeries was a recommended vendor of our venue, and they did not disappoint! They were wonderful to work with and the entire process was seamless.

Two Tier White and Burgundy Wedding Cake with Real White, Pink, Yellow and Magenta Floral Decor, Custom Cake Topper | Tampa Wedding Baker Alessi Bakeries

Florida Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Reception Portrait | Plant City Wedding DJ Graingertainment

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
I was looking for a company that was not only reputable but also trustworthy.

I want to learn more about DJ & Lighting from Graingertainment.

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I stumbled upon Graingertainment while browsing online and they had five stars across the board. From the ceremony to the reception, Our DJ, Anthony was amazing! Tyler and I definitely busted out some of our best moves as we walked down the aisle after being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. We love to dance! The night was extra special, and all of our guests had so much fun!

Rose Gold Tacori Wedding and Engagement Rings and Bands

Destination Florida Wedding Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Do your best to follow the vision you have for your wedding. In a time when you’re flooded with the opinions of others, remember that this day is truly a reflection of you and your partners. Take time to let yourself be present and soak in the process, especially on your wedding day, it goes by too quickly!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Kathleen’s Garden
Photographer: Life’s Highlights
Florist: Chalet Flowers
Caterer: Catering by the Family
Cake: Alessi Bakeries *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Graingertainment *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Invitations: Minted (Save the Dates), Etsy (Wedding Invitations)
Dress Shop and Designer: Vows Bridal and Formals (Honolulu, HI), Allure Romance
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Brideside
Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne




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