Category Archives: Weddings & Events

Green, White Downtown Tampa Wedding | Glazer Children’s Museum Wedding

Modern Downtown Tampa Wedding

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Caycee and Kyle have been long time friends of mine and even longer with my husband. They dated for about forever before the two became (finally!) engaged. I was so excited when Caycee enlisted the help of Southern Glam to assist her and Kyle in bringing their Downtown Tampa wedding to life.

I always ask each of my couples what their priorities are for the wedding, aside from the ceremony, so I can ensure everyone is on the same page. Kyle and Caycee answered with amazing foods, great drinks, a fun party, and a marching band. Yes, a marching band! Jeff Mason Photography was there to capture this amazing Downtown Tampa wedding!

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The gals glammed up at Caycee’s residence while the gentleman brunched and got ready at a groomsmen’s house. How gorgeous is this lace wedding dress? A little sparkle is always in order too!

Cake pops that doubled as a guests’ place cards and favors were a great, and delicious, idea!

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The couple chose to have a Downtown Tampa wedding after falling in love with the view from the Glazer Children’s Museum that overlooked Downtown Tampa, the Hillsborough River, and the University of Tampa.

Caycee wanted a simple, modern, and industrial look to accompany the warm rustic elements she had been pinning on Pinterest. We achieved the goal by incorporating vibrant greens with whites and then accented with rich brown tones. White draping helped define the room and a mixture of round tables and long feasting tables gave the space an intimate feel.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The Floridan Hotel provided a gorgeous and historic backdrop for photos that was conveniently across the street of the ceremony location at the Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse. That day we had an untraditional courthouse wedding with 120 guests to witness it.

Downtown Federal Courthouse Wedding at Sam M Gibbons Courthouse | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Cue the first look in 3… 2… 1..

And these photos are the exact reason why I alway advocate for having a first look. The raw unscripted emotion that is captured is so sweet.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

A stylish wedding party complimented the bride and groom perfectly.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

On the top floor of the Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse building was the courtroom that the ceremony would take place in. The views of Downtown Tampa from that top floor were gorgeous!

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Caycee knew she wanted to hold the wedding ceremony in the courtroom where she spent many hours during her judicial internship with Judge Covington. How special it was for the ceremony to be officiated be the same judge who had such an influence in Caycee’s career. The couples’ parents sat in the defense and plaintiff tables while guests filled in the jury box and the official audience seating areas.

Downtown Federal Courthouse Wedding at Sam M Gibbons Courthouse | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & EventsDowntown Federal Courthouse Wedding | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

After the knot was tied, the bridal party, family, and guests stepped outside and were welcomed with a full drum line band ready to escort them to the reception venue a few blocks away. Kyle and Caycee’s wish had come true!

Drumline at Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

One of the most amazing things to witness was the fun everyone had as they marched together through the streets of Downtown Tampa! Spectators cheered on the newlyweds from restaurants, bars, and balconies while watching the show as the drum line cadenced along the route.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The Downtown Tampa wedding reception officially started at the Glazer Children’s Museum by the drum line welcoming each guest as they walked by and into the museum.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Guests were then greeted with a signature cocktail at the door and mingled on the patio before the first dance took place and dinner was served.

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Bay Kings Band was phenomenal and kept the guests dancing all night long!

Bay Kings Band at Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Congratulations Kyle and Caycee!

Downtown Tampa Museum Wedding at Glazer Children’s Museum | Jeff Mason Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

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Downtown Tampa Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse

Reception Venue: Glazer’s Children Museum

Photography: Jeff Mason Photography

Catering: SaltBlock Catering

Wedding Planner: Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Cake: Publix Greenwise Market at Hyde Park

Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Design

Draping and Lighting: FH Weddings & Events

Linens and Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair

Band: Bay Kings Band

Makeup: Lindsay Does Makeup

Hair: Serendipity Salon & Spa

Drum Line: T. R. Robinson High School

Sarasota Historic Mansion Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate Wedding

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding

When you think of a Florida wedding, naturally we tend to think of sandy beaches, salty air, and nautical decor. Nothing could be further from this vision for Sarah and Jeremy’s Powel Crosley Estate wedding in Bradenton, Florida. This historic Spanish mansion near Sarasota, Florida boosts jaw dropping architecture and a spacious back lawn on the water.

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Richard Harrell Photography was there to capture the day as it unfolded. I cannot stop swooning over Sarah’s lace wedding dress!

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

This fun couple met at work and are close friends with Heather and Richard Harrell. When I was asked to join a fabulous team of vendors, I was thrilled! Various shades of pink and white were chosen as the color palette. When I asked what the couple wanted most from their wedding day (besides tying the knot!), celebration was their answer.

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The wedding party looked sharp in black bridesmaid dresses and grey suites. How adorable are the flower girls and ring bearers?

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The Powel Crosley Estate wedding ceremony was held on the back lawn with the water as a tranquil background. Mahogany chiavari chairs, pink rose petals, and vases with submerged white calla lilies lined the aisle. In memory of the groom’s mother, a white rose wrist corsage was placed on the first chair of the right row. At the end of the aisle, a gorgeous arch filled with pink florals and greenery awaited the bridal party.

It was time to get Sarah and Jeremy married.

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

A lovely ceremony blended two families into one. It was incredibly sweet of Jermey to take a moment to gift Sarah’s daughter a necklace to signify this unifying moment as one happy family.

Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events Meagan Phillips

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

A candy bar was a sweet treat for guests made up of customized M&Ms, yogurt dipped pretzels, chocolate hearts, rock candy, and chocolate almonds. Each guest also received a bottle of wine with a customized label.

The groom’s cake was to be kept a surprise for the University of Georgia alum groom. As a Georgia gal myself, the cake has a special place in my heart!

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The newlyweds, friends, family, and lovely ones danced the night away under a canopy of twinkle lights and chandeliers. When it was time to cut the cake, instead of the big moment taking place inside, we brought it out to the dance floor to ensure everyone could witness the confection cut.

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

The celebration continued all night with a packed dance floor. A bubble send off was the perfect way to end such a perfect Powel Crosley Estate wedding.

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Richard Harrell Photography | Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Congratulations Sarah and Jeremy!

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Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Vendors

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Powel Crosley Estate

Photography: Richard Harrell Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Meagan Phillips of Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Officiant: Rev. Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies, LLC

Florist: Blossom Events

Videography: Cinemedia

DJ: Ben Daniele of Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.

Catering & Rentals: Olympia Catering & Events

Chandelier: Affairs in the Air

 

Southern Country Club Wedding | Valdosta Country Club

There is something truly special about the South that makes me fall head-over-heels in love. The traditions, love, manners, culture, food, and those adorable sweet accents make my heart incredibly happy. If you throw a Southern Country Club wedding into the mix, all bets are off. My heart almost burst with happiness on Annabelle and Wade’s wedding day in Valdosta, Georgia. You might remember their swoon-worthy engagement photos also taken in South Georgia. Get ready y’all, this wedding was gorgeous from start to finish!

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

I sipped my coffee on that cold December morning and went over the timeline one final time before heading over to the Valdosta Country Club to begin setting up. The wedding of the year was definitely not one to take lightly as over 400 guests were expected to attend this Southern Country Club soiree; it was set to rival the royal wedding and let me tell you, it did! With Amanda Sumner Photography behind the lens, this Southern Glam wedding that would have made Princess Kate pea green with envy. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Henry!

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta

There were two First Looks on the timeline, the first one beginning with Annabelle showing her gorgeous wedding dress to her bridesmaids. I remember Annabelle texting me the day she purchased her dress and stating, “I’m going to have alterations remove the train.” After swallowing hard, I managed to squeak out, “Are you sure?” And she excited replied back, “Absolutely! I want to twirl!”

Southern Glam Southern Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta

The covert gown had been kept under wraps until the big reveal on the wedding day. The bridesmaids’ reactions and Annabelle’s flawless twirl were priceless.

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta

It was soon time for the second First Look to commence as Annabelle announced she was ready to see her man. Dapper Wade was waiting for his bride outside on the golf course. All the ladies inside eagerly watched Annabelle walk up behind him and happy tears flowed outdoors AND indoors when Wade turned around to see Annabelle for the first time.

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta

Seriously, how sweet are these two?

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

More twirls. That Annabelle sure did know what she was doing when she gave me a minor heart attack over her train removal.

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

A large wedding party is to be expected in a Southern wedding. The Barbour + Henry bunch (that was over 20 people) were an absolute pleasure and I enjoyed getting to know each of them.

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

The final touches were placed at the Country Club and the wedding party headed over to the church so the future Henrys could tie the knot.

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

The already beautiful church was decorated with lovely greenery and Christmas trees. Traditional Christmas hymns were played before the processional started which perfectly tied the season into the special wedding day. Annabelle’s brother-in-law Adam walked her down the aisle and there was not a dry eye in the church. Be still by heart!

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Henry were officially married! After an incredibly sweet ceremony, it was time to celebrate back at the country club.

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

Southern Glam Winter Southern Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

Party “Turn Down for Wade” was in fully swing with a packed dance floor up until the last dance.

Southern Glam Winter Country Club Wedding in Valdosta. Photo by Amanda Sumner Photography

Annabelle and Wade’s Southern Country Club wedding was a dream and I am so grateful to have been part of their special day. Congratulations, sweet Henrys!

 

See their amazing wedding video by Talmond Films

 

#TurnDownforWade #BelleWaded4MrRight

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Ceremony Venue: Valdosta First United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: Valdosta Country Club

Photographer: Amanda Sumner Photography

Wedding Planner: Meagan Phillips of Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Florist: Nature’s Splendor Flowers & Gifts

Videographer: Talmond Media

Band: Str8up

Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Anya Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff from White Weddings

Groom’s attire: Jos. A. Bank