Whimsical Meets Rustic Citrus Inspired Wedding | The Edison Barn

TheXpos Tampa Bay Bridal Show | August 30, 2020 | Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Inspired by Florida’s signature citrus, this whimsical meets rustic wedding inspiration shoot will brighten any couple’s day with its joyful vibes and vibrant colors. Channeling local orange groves and the surrounding rustic atmosphere, the wedding decor incorporated citric nods all throughout the details of the day.

“The theme for this styled shoot was tropical citrus, but we later gave it the nickname ‘tropical joy.’ With the pandemic and shutdowns, we really wanted to come back with something that was colorful, cheerful, and Florida fun!” Stephanie of Stephanie Lanni Photo explained. “Beginning with the inspiration of blue skies and oranges, I started from there and with the creative help of the vendors involved, came up with a plan to celebrate that theme to the full extent including a colorful handmade palm tree arch, citrus themed drinks, orange themed stationery, and a bright and colorful bouquet.”

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The vibrant and playful color palette reflected Florida’s tropical vibes in addition to the hues seen in a fiery sunset.

“The main colors were brighter pinks, oranges, yellows, sky-inspired blues, and lots of palm greenery. The goal was to be cheerful, sunny, and full of life!” Stephanie beamed. “Florida is known for being the orange state, so we incorporated all types of citrus colors and palm tree vibes.”

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The styling went beyond just the fresh and fruity color scheme; each detail was thoughtfully curated to reflect the citrus theme.

“I absolutely loved the citrus elements: handmade oranges on the cake by the Tampa Bay Cake Company, citrus-theme custom cocktails, sliced citrus for the table runner, oranges on the invitation suite, and place cards pinned to citrus fruits. Everything tied together in a themed way without being overwhelming,” Stephanie recalled. “Another special touch was including the couple’s dog, Moose. Moose jumped right up on a reception chair to be included in photos, and it was the most adorable thing ever. He had on a little custom Tuxedo.”

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Florida Citrus Orange Stationery Suite Set with Envelope Liner | Wedding Invitation with Orange Blossom and Calligraphy

Wedding Vow Books with Calligraphy and Yellow Ribbon

Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration with Yellow Velvet Ring Box | Wedding Ring Shot with Round Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring with Channel Set Diamonds Band

Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Orange and Yellow Painted Palm Frond Leaf Round Moon Arch Ceremony Backdrop with Pampas Grass and Hanging Orange Slices

Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Orange and Yellow Painted Palm Frond Leaf Round Moon Arch Ceremony Backdrop with Pampas Grass and Hanging Orange Slices | Bright Colorful Floral Arrangement with Orange and Pink Roses and Yellow Pincushion Protea

Bright Colorful Boutonniere with Pink Scabiosa Orange Ranunculus and Yellow Crespedia Billy Ball | Groom in Grey Suit

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie

Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Orange and Yellow Painted Palm Frond Leaf Round Moon Arch Ceremony Backdrop with Pampas Grass and Hanging Orange Slices | Bright Colorful Floral Arrangement with Orange and Pink Roses and Yellow Pincushion Protea | Ceremony Area Rug | Groom in Grey Suit

What were the colors?
The main colors were brighter pinks, oranges, yellows, sky-inspired blues, and lots of palm greenery. The goal was to be cheerful, sunny, and full of life! Florida is known for being the orange state so we started incorporating all types of citrus colors and palm tree vibes.

What was your inspiration for this shoot?
My inspiration came from visiting an orange grove in Florida right before quarantine began and really dreaming up what a happy, citrus themed wedding would be like while still being classy and not cheesy. Once I got the idea going, I worked with the event planner to help me really formulate a plan to bring it all to life.

Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Orange and Yellow Painted Palm Frond Leaf Round Moon Arch Ceremony Backdrop with Pampas Grass and Hanging Orange Slices | Bright Colorful Floral Arrangement with Orange and Pink Roses and Yellow Pincushion Protea | Ceremony Area Rug | Wedding Dog of Honor with Bow Tie Collar

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie | Wedding Dog of Honor with Bow Tie Collar | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait with Love Seat

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink and Orange Roses Yellow Ranunculus and Succulents | Groom in Grey Suit

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie | Wedding Dog of Honor with Bow Tie Collar | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Reception Table at Rustic Barn Farm Venue | Wood Farm Feasting Table with Wood French Country Cross Back Chairs | Wedding Centerpiece with Colorful Bud Vases and Taper Candles

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Reception Wood Farm Feasting Table Wedding Centerpiece with Greenery Garland with Oranges and Succulents and Colorful Taper Candles | Wedding Place Settings with Vintage Blue China and Pink Glass Goblets and Pink Napkins

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Reception Wood Farm Feasting Table Wedding Centerpiece with Greenery Garland with Oranges and Succulents and Colorful Taper Candles | Wedding Place Settings with Vintage Blue China and Pink Glass Goblets and Pink Napkins and Citrus Orange Place Cards

How would you describe your theme?
The theme for this styled shoot was tropical citrus, but we later gave it the nickname “tropical joy.” With the pandemic and shutdowns, we really wanted to come back with something that was colorful, cheerful, and Florida fun! Beginning with the inspiration of blue skies and oranges, I started from there and with the creative help of the vendors involved, came up with a plan to celebrate that theme to the full extent including a colorful handmade palm tree arch, citrus themed drinks, orange themed stationery, and a bright and colorful bouquet.

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Reception Wood Farm Feasting Table Wedding Centerpiece with Greenery Garland with Oranges and Succulents and Colorful Bud Vases with Pink Scabiosa Orange Roses and Yellow Pincushion Protea

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Place Settings with Vintage Blue China and Pink Hemstitch Knot Napkins and Citrus Lemon Place Cards

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Raw Edge Wedding Menu Cards with Calligraphy and Orange Blossom Motif

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Place Settings with Vintage Blue China and Pink Hemstitch Knot Napkins and Citrus Orange Place Cards

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait

Wood Farm Table Wedding Cake Display | Three Tier Blue and White Stripe Wedding Cake with Fresh Citrus by Tampa Bay Cake Company Bakery | Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Orange and Yellow Painted Palm Frond Leaf Round Moon Arch Ceremony Backdrop with Pampas Grass and Hanging Orange Slices | Bright Colorful Floral Arrangement with Orange and Pink Roses and Yellow Pincushion Protea

Wood Farm Table Wedding Cake Display | Three Tier Blue and White Stripe Wedding Cake with Fresh Citrus by Tampa Bay Cake Company Bakery | Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?
I absolutely loved the citrus elements: handmade oranges on the cake by the Tampa Bay Cake Company, citrus-theme custom cocktails, sliced citrus for the table runner, oranges on the invitation suite, and place cards pinned to citrus fruits. Everything tied together in a themed way without being overwhelming.  Another special touch was including the couple’s dog, Moose. Moose jumped right up on a reception chair to be included in photos and it was the most adorable thing ever. He had on a little custom Tuxedo.

Wood Farm Table Wedding Cake Display | Three Tier Blue and White Stripe Wedding Cake with Fresh Citrus by Tampa Bay Cake Company Bakery | Tropical Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration

Bright Colorful Florida Citrus Wedding Inspiration | Bridal Bouquet with Pink Orange and Yellow Roses | Groom in Grey Suit with Grey Neck Tie | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait with Vintage Camper Mobile Bar Side Car

Estimated wedding cost for 150 guests:
Photography: $2,300 | Florals: $2,800 | Venue: (includes chairs/tables) $4,000-$6,000 | 4-5 Tier Cake: $1,000 | Stationery Suites: $500 | Calligraphy: $500 | Gown: $1,700 | Hair and Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids: $900 | Table Decor and Styling: $1,500 | Pet Care: $400 | Custom Drinks and Mobile Bar: $1,800 | Partial Event Planning: $2,500

Venue: The Edison Barn
Photography: Stephanie Lanni Photo
Planner: Wilder Mind Events
Florals: Save the Date Florida
Styling: Set and Styled
Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Mobile Bar: The Sippin’ Sidecar
Pet Care: Furry Ventures Pet Care
Stationery: Invitations by Whitney
Envelope Calligraphy: Write Liz Write
Vow Book Calligraphy: Grey Lily Calligraphy
Styling Mat: Si Creative Styling Mats
Hair and Makeup: DB Studio
Dress: The Dressing Room St. Pete

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.




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