White and Green Boho Chic Downtown Tampa Wedding | Le Meridien

 

Halle and Matt’s intimate downtown Tampa wedding featured an organic color palette of greenery and neutrals. Bringing together both traditional elements and modern details, the bride and groom focused on creating a personalized ceremony and inviting environment for their guests.

“Old and new was the theme. It was just something we came up with because of our new love, but we had rings from each others grandparents. I incorporated fresh and dried flowers, and our venue was a new hotel, in an old courthouse,” the bride explained.

With only two months to plan their wedding, the West Palm Beach couple explored Marry Me Tampa Bay when they first began looking for Tampa Bay wedding venues. Searching for a unique, comfortable and easy venue, that was easily accessible for guests flying into town, they selected for Le Meridien.

“When we were first looking for venues, my husband used Marry Me Tampa Bay, which is how we found the Le Meridien,” the bride shared. “Since we don’t live in Tampa, we were depending on them to really help with organizing things and making it seamless for the day of. I just wanted to be a bride and not think about anything on my wedding day. Le Meridien was awesome!”

Looking back on their wedding day, the most important elements were also the most cherished. The couple focused on creating an intentional ceremony and fun time with their guests.

“The whole weekend was memorable. Everyone stayed at the hotel, we had other events, and it just seemed like one long celebration. We tried to stay focused on what really matters, the fact that we were getting married.”

Floral Illustrated Wedding Invitation Suite with Teal Blue Green Envelope

Blush Pink Open Toe Wedding Shoes

Simple, Boho Chic, Rustic BHDLN and Madeline Gardner Wedding Dresses on Hanger

Bridal Portrait in Open Back Lace Madeline Gardner Wedding Dress

Indoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off the Shoulder Madeline Gardner Wedding Dress

Indoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off the Shoulder Madeline Gardner Wedding Dress, Groom with White Floral with Greenery Boutonniere

The Proposal:
Matt planned a trip to California. While we were there he surprised me by taking me to The Front Porch Farm in the north of San Francisco. The Russian River runs through the property there and that is where he got down on one knee with his grandmother’s ring to ask me to marry him. It was one of the best moments of both of our lives. We got to enjoy the farm and walk through the flower fields.

Indoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Open Back Madeline Gardner Wedding Dress

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaid Portrit with Blush Pink, Red, and White Floral with Natural Greenery Bouquet

Outdoor Downtown Bride and Bridesmaid Portrait with Blush Pink, Red, and White Floral with Natural Greenery Bouquet, Bridesmaid in Ivory Column Revolve Dress, Bride in Off The Shoulder Madeline Gardner Dress

Rustic, Boho Chic Floral Green Printed Wedding Ceremony Program

Outdoor Architectural Wedding Ceremony on Front Steps of Historic Courthouse | Downtown Tampa Hotel Venue Le Meridien

Outdoor Architectural Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait on Front Steps of Downtown Tampa Hotel Venue Le Meridien Bridesmaid in Column Revolve Champagne Dress, Bride in Open Back Madeline Gardner Dress

Outdoor Architectural Wedding Ceremony Exit Portrait on Front Steps of Downtown Tampa Hotel Venue Le Meridien, Bride in Madeline Gardner Dress with White FLoral and Natural Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Navy Suit with Champagne Tie and White and Greenery Boutonniere

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Something that was comfortable, unique and easy.

When we were first looking for venues, my husband used Marry Me Tampa Bay, which is how we found Le Meridien. Since we don’t live in Tampa, we were depending on them to really help with organizing things and making it seamless for the day of. I just wanted to be a bride and not think about anything on my wedding day. Le Meridian was awesome!

Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off the Shoulder Madeline Gardner Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Champagne Tie and White Boutonniere with Greenery, with White, Pink, and Red Floral with Natural Greenery Bouquet

Outdoor Park Bridal Portrait in Layered Column BHDLN Wedding Dress with White and Red Floral with Natural Greenery Bouquet

Indoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off the Shoulder Column Madeline Gardner Wedding Dress | Downtown Tampa Hotel Wedding Venue Le Meridien

Hotel Ballroom White and Greenery Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables, Extra Tall White Spray and Garland Centerpieces, and Clear Chiavari Chairs | Historic Courthouse Downtown Tampa Hotel Venue Le Meridien

Hotel Ballroom White and Greenery Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables, Extra Tall White Spray and Garland Runner Centerpieces, with Ivory and Blush Roses and Clear Chiavari Chairs | Downtown Tampa Venue Le Meridien

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Old and new was the theme. It was just something we came up with because of our new love, but we had rings from each others grandparents. I incorporated fresh and dried flowers. The venue is a new hotel in an old courthouse. We were mixing the old with the new. It kind of just happened.

What were your colors?
No specific colors, but more on the neutral side so everything just went together.

Hotel Ballroom White and Greenery Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables, Extra Tall White Spray and Garland Runner Centerpieces with PRotea, with Ivory and Blush Roses and Clear Chiavari Chairs | Downtown Tampa Venue Le Meridien

Two Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Peach, Pink, White, Purple Rose and Florals and Natural Wild Greenery Florals

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Listen to what is important to each other. Find a venue that matches who you are as a couple.

Ceremony/Reception Venue and Caterer: Le Meridien
Photographer: Ian Joseph Jones
Florist: The Bride
Rentals: Elite Events & Rentals
Cake: Publix
DJ: Jeff Staples
Officiant: Keith Case
Invitations: Flower & Fringe and Heartswell
Transportation: Ambassador Limo Tampa
Ceremony Dress Shop and Designer: Something Blue Bridal Boutique – Madeline Gardner
Reception Dress Designer: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Revolve
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Ana
Violinist: Chris Barbosa




MEET THE EDITOR

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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