February 18, 2018
Hawaii for their engagement session (is this real life?). Not only are they a sweet couple that balance each other perfectly, but they had an incredible wedding day and worked with a dream team of Tampa wedding vendors!
Their dusty rose and maroon letterpress wedding invitations from A&P Designs truly set the tone for this end-of-the-year celebration. That script was so beautiful!
The day started off at Le Meridian Hotel. The girls prepped in the glam room while the gentleman spent their time in the bar. Bryant and Pamela exchanged gifts in the morning. Bryant made Pamela a box filled with slips of paper that included memories over the past years. Pamela surprised Bryant with a framed print that depicted mountains that were made of maps of all of the locations where they’ve lived (too cute! I need one!).
Pamela put on her Hayley Paige ballgown with the help of her mother and Annie, her maid of honor.
Bryant and Pamela shared a first look at Le Meridian before heading to University of Tampa for portraits. They laughed and laughed after seeing each other for the first time – I think that is what I love about them so much! They have a hilarious sense of humor and are constantly laughing!
The ceremony was held outside at the Tampa Museum of Art. Next to an arch, these two proclaimed their vows to one another that they had written personally. Some tears may have been shed and I’m not complaining about that!
The reception space at the Tampa Museum of Art looked stunning! Bourbon and Blush Events worked with FH Weddings to create a space filled with candles and unique fresh floral centerpieces. Some tables had flowers overflowing from lanterns while others were coming out of geometric glass pieces. At every table, a menu was set out on a gold beaded charger. The design was truly remarkable.
One of the highlights of the design was the four tiered cake from Hands on Sweets. The sugar flowers made a wreath on one of the tiers that mimicked the wreath from the invitation. To top it off, the cake was delicious!
The reception was filled with non-stop dancing, family members reconnecting over dinner, and toasts from the maid of honor and best man. I love hearing about our couples from their friend’s and sibling’s perspective!
The evening concluded with the couple exiting through a tunnel of sparklers. What a perfect way to end a beautiful wedding day!
Bryant and Pamela, thank you so much for including Thomas and I in your wedding celebration! We had such a great time getting to know you both (and Luna) over the past few months. Your wedding was the perfect way to wrap up 2017 and we feel so grateful! Wishing you both the best as you enter this next chapter together! Hugs!
We are so excited to say that this wedding will be featured in the Fall/Winter Issue of The Knot magazine – on news stands this summer!
A big thank you to the incredible team of vendors: Venue: Tampa Museum of Art // Planner and design: Bourbon & Blush Events // Invitations: 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 Seating Chart: Emily Grace Design // Menus and place cards: Minted // Transportation: Jolley Trolley // 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 // Getting ready hotel: Le Meridian // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Registry: Zola Wedding Registry