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Pink and White Garden Romance Wedding

A whimsical pink and white garden romance wedding at FishHawk Ranch

When I first met with Nicholle and Erik to plan their wedding, they envisioned a pink garden romance wedding for their perfect day. Their furbaby, Nibbler, was also going to play a big role as the Best Buddy!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

The talented team from Richard Harrell Photography were on deck to capture each moment of this garden romance wedding day. The way they capture details and sweet moments is just amazing.

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

Nicholle’s gorgeous lace dress and her ladies’ mauve pink bridesmaid dresses were perfect for an outdoor garden wedding. Those fluffy bouquets are incredibly dreamy!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

The dapper gentlemen wore navy suits accented by the same mauve pink color. Each had their own pair of playful socks that they couldn’t wait to show off!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

Erik and Nicholle opted to skip a first look and save the big moment for the aisle; however, we coordinated a “first touch” without either of them peeking. It was the perfect sweet moment to calm the wedding day jitters.

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

A long time friend married Nicholle and Erik in their sweet ceremony outside in the garden courtyard of the Palmetto Club. Their garden romance wedding went off without a hitch!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

The reception took place in the grand ballroom where pink uplighting danced around the room and luxurious white draping became the focal point of the sweetheart table. Gorgeous crystal chandeliers and gold chiavari chairs added a glamorous touch to the well dressed space.

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Before the end of the evening, guests were treated to witness the “Shoe Game” from the newlyweds. Sitting back-to-back, the bride and groom answer questions by holding up the shoe, either his or hers, for the correct answer. The game is always a hit!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

Is there anything more fun than to end a perfect day than with a grand sparkler exit? I think no! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Thor!

Pink Garden romance wedding Tampa

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Garden Romance Tampa Wedding Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch

Photography: Richard Harrell Photography

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff

Wedding Planner: Southern Glam Weddings & Events

Cake: Alessi Bakery

Florist: Northside Florist

Officiant: Andres Valenzuela

Pet Sitting: FairyTail Pet Care

Draping: Classic Event Rentals

Chair Rentals: Modern Day Events

DJ and Uplighting: DJ by CJ

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Wedding Dress: The Perfect Dress of Sarasota

Photobooth: Luxboothz

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.

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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