When deciding on a location for our upcoming editorial, we hoped for a venue that would tell a story rich in its’ history with a complimenting and beautiful estate. Upon my visit to VIZCAYA, I immediately fell in love with the formal Italian style. It felt like we were in another world and certainly not in our own backyard in Miami, Florida.
Drawing inspiration from the venue’s Baroque appearance and meticulously maintained gardens was at the forefront of our approach. We wanted to pair the old world Italian culture and aesthetic with fresh modern-day romance. Her dress, sheer and bending to our bride’s every movement provided a soft texture, long lines, and a sultry yet elegant demeanour. And the wings of this classic INES DE SANTO gown were the perfect touch. The bride’s playfulness matched with the old world Italian aesthetic was captivating and fresh.
Complimenting flawlessly was the detailed laser-cut paper suite with pressed flowers by Emily Baird Design. Her approach to including a custom venue illustration and a wonderfully playful envelope liner, sourced from Italy, brought the details together impeccably!
Each of these beautiful photos compliments of the amazing team of vendors! None of which could have been completed without their dedication to this project. A special thank you to Amy at Magnolia Rouge for featuring this editorial. We are honored to have worked with each of the vendors listed below!
Alecia and Matt’s intimate wedding at the charming south Tampa venue was nothing short of a dream. From the beginning, they expressed wishes of an intimate celebration. They both wanted for their guests to feel at home. And we knew at the onset of our planning process the perfect venue to host reception of their intimate celebration: The Orlo House.
Still under heavy renovation, we walked the space with Alecia, Matt and her parents, combing through every facet of the historical gem. With an abundantly large porch to greet each of their 150 guests, a brick fireplace for a cozy family setting and a beautiful grand entrance staircase, this southern home quickly became the center for which we designed every detail of Alecia and Matt’s wedding day. It was the perfect location, nestled in the heart of downtown Tampa and just minutes away from their church, Sacred Heart.
On Saturday, April 14th, Alecia and Matt exchanged vows in one of Tampa’s most beautiful Cathedral Churches, Sacred Heart. The weather was a perfect sunny day in Florida, amidst the palm trees and underneath the umbrella of the aged oaks growing all around our beautiful city.
At the Orlo House, our team worked diligently, starting on the Friday before the event putting together the many details of their story. We spent hours laying sequined linens that we had chosen with our couple many months prior. We adorned the tables with hand picked gold flatware, scalloped gold rimmed chargers and matching glassware for each of Alecia and Matt’s 150 guests. The menus, set atop the guests place settings, were designed in accordance with their stationery, a beautiful rendering of their venue, The Orlo House.
With their guests at the forefront of every decision, Alecia and Matt chose the most elegant stationery design featuring a watercolor of their venue matched perfectly with gray letterpress on thick ivory paper. We chose a soft blush envelope which featured stamps, custom made with their initials A | M and a rendering of the estate home.
Upon guests arrival into Tampa, they were greeted with these beautifully prepared welcome gifts, featuring all of Alecia and Matt’s favorite spots in the city and a map to help guide them there. Matched perfectly were these handmade cookies from Hands on Sweets proudly shaped to form the state of Florida and featuring bright palms and hibiscus floral.
Alecia’s Daalarna Couture dress was a dream and floated so magically on the dance floor.
It’s the little moments we cherish most
During our planning and design process, we also work closely with your families, sometimes to plan the rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch, but also for the little moments. Alecia’s mom contacted us to let us know she wanted to have a clutch made for her daughter. The clutch was made out of the wedding dress her mom had worn so many years ago. To compliment the clutch, her mother also had made a sash to tie around the bride’s bouquet as a surprise!
Show me the ring!!
That – Just Married Glow!
An Elegant Estate Wedding at The Orlo House
We were so honored to be a part of this elegant estate wedding at The Orlo House! What an intimate affair full of intentional detail. Each and every vendor we worked as an incredible team and we cannot each of them enough for their dedication to our team and to Alecia and Matt.
We’ve had the pleasure of working at The Orlo House so many times and absolutely love the charming historic features. Here is a look at other events we’ve held at this location!
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
Modern Tampa Museum Wedding
We chose to incorporate romantic details of greenery and lush florals and pair it with timeless decor. The classic gold centerpieces, gold beaded chargers and gold flatware made for a stunning tablescape.
One of our favorite details about this venue: the floor to ceiling windows that stretch across both sides of this incredibly modern space, allowing for so much light and transparency throughout the reception. You are sure to love it too and it’s one you must see in person!
In working with Pamela and Bryant, we quickly found out that they had different palates when it came to sweets. Luckily, there are several layers of yumminess in this wedding cake, so complimenting both of their tastes was an easy fix! A chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and buttercream for Bryant. And Pamela opted for a vanilla chiffon cake with cream cheese icing. Vanilla buttercream sealed the deal for both classic choices.
For the design, we wanted to incorporate both the romantic and the modern. Using the wreath with pops of large peonies as the focal point of the cake, Hands on Sweets added in touches of modern with a layer of gold art deco, mimicking their linen design perfectly. Adding a layer of marble fondant finishes was the right touch for this modern Tampa museum wedding.
Wrapping up 2017
We truly had a wonderful time in planning this modern Tampa museum wedding with Pamela and Bryant. Our goal is always a seamless wedding! We could not be happier that they had such a wonderful experience together. Most of all, we love that they had time to really enjoy their engagement together. Especially considering they were planning from their home in Honolulu, Hawaii! Congratulations again to Pamela and Bryant!! We couldn’t be happier for your new life together and all of the adventure that awaits you!
Kristina + George
The Dali Museum | St Petersburg, Florida
Romantic and modern were the two words Kristina and George used when speaking about their wedding. They chose The Dali Museum in St Petersburg, FL because it symbolized so many features of their lives together. From the scenic bay waterfront marina, just around the corner from their home, to the industrial and strikingly modern features of the museum, they knew they had found the exact spot they wanted to vow to spend the rest of their lives together.
One of Kristina’s favorite features from her wedding was her Romona Keveza wedding gown from Isabel O’Neil Bridal, complete with an asymmetrical design and an illusion skirt, which added the perfect touch to their candlelit evening ceremony.
Kristina and her family got ready at the relaxing and beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St Petersburg, FL, where they spent their morning sipping on champagne and enjoying the beautiful Florida views. It was a perfect day in December, followed by a crisp evening full of dancing and cocktails!
From the beginning, Kristina and George wanted to have an intimate and meaningful celebration with all of their closest friends and family, so it was important to relay that in every detail. To capture it all, finding the perfect photographer, who understood their style and personality was key. Jason Mize Photography turned out to be the perfect fit and the moments he captured and the way in which he told their story is nothing short of incredible!
Because the very first glimpse that guests have into any wedding is the invitation suite, we wanted to ensure the design captured the bride and groom and their wishes for a modern and very romantic wedding. Blush Design Studio sourced specialty paper with fine deckled edges and paired it with a modern geometric design, copper string and sealed it all with a custom K+G wax seal.
There were so many guests flying into St Petersburg from all over the country that this couple spent countless hours with our team fine tuning the details so their guests had an incredible experience. From the beginning, Kristina and George began writing love letters to each of their family and friends, that would later be turned into their escort display. It’s still one of our favorite details to date. Anytime you can turn your wedding into a meaningful experience for your guests, it truly makes the biggest impact on how they remember your wedding.
Our team worked diligently to source specialty handmade paper and began early in the process of turning these love letters into elegant pieces with copper calligraphy that their guests would forever keep as a memory of this sweet couples’ wedding. During the cocktail hour, guests were invited to open their letters, to say that each and every person was surprised and deeply moved by the love shared that day is an understatement.
We then carried that same design and concept throughout their reception and table design. FH Weddings played such a beautiful part in this, styling with lush ivory Peonies, Garden Roses and pops of beautiful Anemone in Kristina’s bouquet and throughout the ceremony and reception design. All of which paired wonderfully with the candlelight ceremony and featuring a custom built ceremony structure. Leading into the reception, were tables laid with metallic infinity linens, copper flatware and beautiful crystal china.
The entire wedding was magical and perfectly dressed for an elegant evening under the stars. From the ceremony decor to the 4 tier geometric and Dali inspired wedding cake from Hands on Sweets, there was no detail left untouched, as everything came together perfectly.
The vendors who helped in making this dream a beautiful reality:
What feels like yesterday, our team came together with some of our favorite people to showcase The Orlo, Tampa’s newest wedding venue, The Orlo. This historic three story home that was built in 1882 by Orlo J. Spafford for his family became the home to the Tampa Women’s Club in 1922 and now sits today as Tampa’s premier event venue, boasting a beautiful 2800 square ft ballroom behind the home with many charming details kept throughout.
I first came upon this venue with our friends at Saltblock Catering and immediately fell in love! Under it’s heavy construction was a venue so fabulous, I knew South Tampa was in for an amazing new space, unlike any other in Tampa’s vastly growing city.
So what did we do…..well, we teamed up with Still Floral and The Ganey’s along with many other talented vendors to create an editorial full of lush details of apricot and dusty rose florals with greenery details throughout. The vision was stunning for a spring wedding in a southern bungalow home nestled in the heart of South Tampa. Boasting of sweet southern details of a charming venue, a grand staircase, soft textures and floral detail, romantic hand written invitations and vintage stamps! – OH, how could I forget? We made sure to include lots of great food detail as well! After all, it’s what truly steals our hearts every time! A phenomenal cuisine prepared in The Orlo’s country kitchen by Saltblock and paired with our favorite drink, the Old Fashioned!
A lounge inspired by European detail provided the perfect backdrop and seating for our bride in the her bridal suite, full of light, floral arrangements and timeless detail, she was pampered for the day as Jessica of Beauty Savage added light touches of makeup and soft curls; perfect touches for our bride’s beautifully detailed wedding gown and stunning bouquet!
Today, we are bringing you everything you need for a stunning equestrian wedding! This southern bride captured with her hubby under Florida’s beautiful Spanish moss, nestled in the perfect setting of Rocking H Ranch. This beautiful plantation home is surrounded by acres upon acres of luxurious landscape and features the most perfect wrap around porch.
When we were approached by Ever After Vintage Weddings on the concept of portraying a Derby styled setting for this sweet couple, we knew this production would steal our hearts and quickly become a favorite! Pairing all of the southern details together was something that made us feel right at home! We wanted the concept to remain classic and portray perfectly the details we knew well!
From the soft tones of peach in the stationery design to the crystal glassware that adorned the tables, every detail was captured perfectly by Ailyn La Torre Photography! And what we love more is the subtle equestrian pops throughout the wedding, capturing our bride’s love for the Kentucky Derby with authentic Derby prize ribbons, a classic Rolls Royce and a Bourbon bar, featuring a favorite specialty cocktail, Mint Juleps! What a better way to welcome your guests?!
Get lost with us in these photos from Jason Mize Photography, as we dream about this Nomadic paradise! It’s like nothing you’ve seen before and we are so honored to be the ones to share it! When we first began in this venture of creating epic wedding inspiration our top priority was to create something unique, especially to this area. A new vision for weddings and a host of gushy details! This nomadic inspiration will have you SWOONING for days!
Organic touches paired with the exquisite lace detail of this Anne Barge wedding dress and slimming silhouette – it just doesn’t get any better.
We met with Malindy Elene Couture for the Bride and chose this dress, we knew we had a winner! I couldn’t think of a more romantic dress to wear on your wedding day! This long sleeve, sheer illusion tulle Anne Barge designer gown is everything that is timeless and classy.
These handmade calligraphy details from Sarah B Calligraphy + soft ribbon pieces have us swooning hard! And we think you’ll agree! All kinds of heart eyes for these beauties!
There were just so many uniquely beautiful features Marigold Flower Co brought to the table. Talk about texture! We were blown away with their creative eye and attention to detail in creating ALL of the floral pieces used for this inspiration!
Because who doesn’t love a well designed bouquet? Your wedding floral can literally make or break your wedding day design, so we are here to help guide you through that process so you can see what a stunning example of design should look like on your big day!
The floral arrangements and the unique containers are a great focal point for your guests, and definitely an area that shouldn’t be overlooked for your wedding day. Don’t you just love the use of color and variety found in these pieces? Most of all, these arrangements add a lot of texture and style to your tablescape and are a designers DREAM!! The asymmetrical design of the flowers chosen keeps your eye wondering among the details.
Our vendors were so amazing to work with for this project! We can’t thank them enough for their commitment, vision and attention to detail! The details brought together for this nomadic wedding inspiration were incredible and so inspiring!
Beautiful florals adorn the tables of each and every wedding and we LOVE that! Going beyond blooms and sharing with your guests, the experience of cutting into wedding cakes was so unique and lovely and we were eager to make that happen. Cakes as centerpieces was an incredible idea and one that didn’t go unnoticed! We adored Planning and Designing the perfect day for Patrice + Ashlyn! Trudy Melissa Cakes did a phenomenal job of making 16 perfectly decorated cakes for each of the guests tables. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get lost in all of the romantic details!! Be sure to view all of the heart felt moments captured by Jacqui Cole Photography and videography by Voila Cinematic!!
Incorporating their families was such an important aspect! We just love how intimate they made the entire wedding day! Each and every last detail was hand picked to assure their marriage was every bit of romantic and lovely!
We just adore these luscious blooms designed by Inna Olimpiyuk Events!! Inna is a local florist specializing in romantic and whimsical design. She travels the country in search of the perfect blooms for her brides and we adore her impeccable eye for design. Aren’t these romantic blooms paired perfectly with a Patrice’s sparkling diamond!!