Classic meets modern in Pamela and Bryant’s modern Tampa museum wedding. This destination wedding quickly became one of our most loved designs of 2017 when we began working with this couple who happened to live in Hawaii during the planning process. Pamela and Bryant not only kept us on our toes, but provided lots of laughs along the way.
Working with Pamela and Bryant for the year leading up to their wedding was a dream! Transforming the modern Tampa Museum into one that enhances the romantic features Pamela had always wanted was our focus in creating this classic mantra of golds, ivory and deep reds. We chose a classic champagne linen, gold beaded glass chargers that were feminine, yet modern in design and beautiful chairs with gold velvet seats, paired with a soft linen napkin to complete the tablescape. For the centerpieces we incorporated an assortment of arrangements in bringing back that modern flare of the museum with black vessels, geo lanterns and an assortment of gold pedestals paired with wildly romantic blooms, which included large burgundy Peonies, Black Hero Tulips, white Anemones and Italian Ruscus. We also chose acrylic table numbers, for a sleek design and in keeping with their escort display and welcome signs.
Pamela and Bryant’s invitations were nothing short of stunning. Using the timeless art of letterpress printing, the couple began telling their story through these paper details using a subtle grey font on an ivory linen paper and a beautiful greenery wreath tucked within a dusty rose envelope by A&P Designs.
These two did not stop smiling and laughing on their wedding day, which happens to be our favorite and most treasured detail of all. They were relaxed and enjoyed the full scope of their wedding and the celebration of their two families becoming one.
Timeless, classic design cascaded throughout all of the detail, while keeping with the modern influences of the museum and Pamela and Bryant’s fun and lighthearted personalities. The large peonies in Pamela’s bouquet complimented her Hayley Paige dress in such a fun and romantic way.
Where Modern Meets Classic
In working with Pamela and Bryant, we quickly found out that they had different palates when it came to sweets. Therefore during our tasting, they chose a cake that complimented both of their tastes. A chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and buttercream for Bryant and for Pamela, a vanilla chiffon cake with cream cheese icing and vanilla buttercream, both classic choices.
For the design, we wanted to incorporate both the romantic and the modern. Using the wreath, with pops of large peonies from Pamela and Bryant’s invitation suite as the focal point of the cake, Hands on Sweets added in touches of modern with a layer of gold art deco, which mimicked their linen design perfectly and a layer of marble fondant finishes.
We truly had a wonderful time in planning this modern Tampa museum wedding with Pamela and Bryant and could not be happier that they had such a wonderful experience together on their wedding day.
Venue: Tampa Museum of Art | Photography: The Ganeys | Event Planner and Designer: Bourbon & Blush Events | Stationery Suite: A&P Design Co | Bridal boutique: Calvet Couture Sarasota | Dress designer: Hayley Paige | Florist: FH Weddings | Linens, flatware, chairs and chargers: Kate Ryan Linens | Cake: Hands on Sweets | Welcome Sign and Escort Display: Emily Grace Design | Menus and place cards: Minted | DJ: James with Grant Hemond and Associates | Catering: Mise En Place | Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi | Ceremony music: Bella Music / Ibex Productions | Steel Drums: John Patti | Bridal shoes: Vince Camuto from BHLDN | Transportation: Ambassador Limosine and Jolley Trolley | Hotel and Accommodations: Le Meridian