This Military couple spent the past 5 years in service to our country, so we donated our Planning & Design services to give them wedding of their dreams!
When I think about the country we live in and the people who selflessly serve in our military, it moves me in a way that is so hard to put down in words. Their dedication and commitment to the protection of our people is incredible. Their fight for our independence, their families fight; none of it goes unappreciated in my eyes. And I wanted to give back in a way that would be meaningful to them. So I donated my time, services and expertise to help plan one of the most special days of their lives. I was honored to serve this couple and to create an entire day for them that they would remember forever. Every detail had it’s place and a special meaning to Kimberlee and Jose.
Jose and Kim met in the Army military and have since spent the last five years together in service to this country. The Retired Jose Cabrera and active duty Kimberlee Ashton joined together and were married by Jose’s Uncle on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, June 5th 2016. It was so important to them that their family was a part of their union and celebration. And we worked hard through the details, to make sure every moment captured was telling of their lives together.
The couple’s stationery was all handmade and designed around the navy details infused into their wedding. Blush Design Studio did a beautiful job of incorporating a calligraphy escort card display, menu cards and stationery suite. The team also created a custom Ceremony Backdrop that you definitely do NOT want to miss!
Kim and Jose had never before had professional portraits of themselves. So they were deeply moved when Brandi, Alexis June Weddings, a military Air Force Veteran and incredibly talented New York based Wedding Photographer, offered to fly down to capture their special day. In fact, one of Brandi’s favorite moments was the first look. “They were so nervous. It was such a magical moment, They knew that was the only time they would have to be with only each other and they cherished it!!.”
Inna of Inna Olimpiyuk Events did such a beautiful job on bringing in a romantic and lush feel to the room. The soft ivories in Kim’s bouquet really stood out against the vibrant pops of burgundy red and navy. These details were carried out throughout the reception, where vibrant navy crushed satin linens provided by Kate Ryan Linens adorned the tables, complete with burgundy red Dupioni napkins. And we adored the soft, elegant touches of ivory china place settings from Ever After Vintage Weddings.
The Rialto Theatre provided the perfect stage for Kimberlee and Jose! After saying their vows, they enjoyed an incredible menu from Tastes of Tampa Bay! The couple indulged in their beautiful three tier wedding cake and danced the night away to their favorite tunes!
Thank you to ALL of our wonderful vendors!! Together, we were able to make this sweet couples wedding such a beautiful experience!
We’d also like to thank you to those of you who came and helped be the extra hand on the day of the wedding!
And a special Thank you to Every Last Detail for featuring this couples’ nuptials! Be sure to hop on over to see the feature HERE!
Photography: Alexis June Weddings // Planning + Design: Bourbon and Blush Events // Venue: The Rialto Theatre // Decor: Ever After Vintage Weddings // Floral Design: Inna Olimpiyuk Events // Table + Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. // Linens: Kate Ryan Linens // Stationery, Calligraphy and Ceremony Backdrop: Blush Design Studio // Wedding Pet Sitting: FairyTail Planning // Furniture Lounge and Escort Frame: DaniLyn Vintage Rentals // Hair + Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio // Catering: Tastes of Tampa Bay
// Wedding Cake: Trudy Melissa Cakes // Dessert Bar: Tastes of Tampa Bay and Sweetly Dipped Confections // Entertainment: DJ Jenks // Transportation: His and Hers Limosines