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Departments 6

The Publisher’s Notes

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Bridal Style Glamorous and Stylish Accessories

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Groom Style The Sharp Dressed Man

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Honeymoon Style

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Great Gifts

Get Away In Style Timeless Gift Ideas for the Wedding Party and Each Other

Features 44

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Cakes

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Flowers

Seasonal Cake Design Trends

Romantic Real-Life Weddings 44 Great Daxby Wedding Tiffany Styles and Michael Dax PHOTOGRAPHY BY TARA TOMLINSON

Distinctive Designs From Bouquets to Centerpieces

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52 Davis Islands Garden Wedding Chelsea Monteleone and Scott Lawson PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN DEMUTIIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Gown Guide The Latest Gown Trends

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Destination El Conquistador, Puerto Rico

58 Beautiful Waterfront Wedding Kristy Rosario and Rhys Roberts PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDI DIAMOND PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Wedding Experts

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Wedding Checklist

Wedding Professional Profiles 12-Month Planning Itinerary

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Inspiration

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Budget

64 Riverside Wedding at the Straz Center EVENT DESIGN BY CONFETTI EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIFE LONG STUDIOS

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Contact List

Wedding Budget Worksheet Organize Important Contacts

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72 Citrus Inspired Celebration EVENT DESIGN BY BLUE SKIES EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIFE LONG STUDIOS

Resources Advertiser Resource Guide

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Cover (A) Credits

Cover (B) Credits

Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography Florals: FH Weddings & Events Gown: CC’s Boutique Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Location: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Bride: My Van Thi Huynh

Photographer: © Pezz Photo Florals: Botanica International Design and Décor Studio Hair & Makeup: Jess Waldrop Gown: Romona Keveza; Isabel O’Neil Bridal Salon Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo Location: The Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Bride: Megan Demartini

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Publisher’s Notes The big question has been asked! You have said YES! Now the real fun begins in planning for your special day. While some of you may have dreamed of your wedding for years, others aren't sure about what they want, or even need, for the moment of a lifetime. Our goal at Tampa Bay Weddings and TampaBayWed.com, is to inspire and showcase local resources that Bay area brides can seek to create that magical day. From planners to the venue to the photography, we aim to be the source for local brides in Tampa Bay. We feature three Real Weddings at three unique locations: The Powell Crosley Estate in Sarasota, the Grand Hyatt in Tampa and the Davis Islands Garden Club in South Tampa. Each wedding features plenty of inspiration and details that show the love each couple has, as they begin their lives together. Justin DeMutiis photographed Chelsea and Scott at their beautiful outdoor wedding with a floral arch created by Events in Bloom, and planned by Stonehouse Events. Tara Tomlinson captured the stunning 20s themed wedding of Tiffany and Dax, planned by UNIQUE Weddings & Events. The florals, décor and lighting were created by FH Weddings and Events. Andi Diamond Photography captured the stunning images of Kristy and Rhys at the Grand Hyatt. There are two great Inspiration shoots inside the issue too. From the dramatic theatre venue of the David A. Straz Center, to the citrus-inspired shoot on the roof top of Hotel Zamora, Life Long Studios captured the stunning details created by the talented planners, designers and suppliers. It is all about sharing, so take some of these ideas and incorporate into your dream wedding. The El Conquistador in Puerto Rico might be the ideal location for a destination wedding. The resort sits atop a scenic cliff overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters surrounding the island. The large property includes numerous room types and activities to keep all the wedding guests entertained. We are always looking to highlight local weddings and inspirations. Please send me a link to your submissions, along with the list of vendors and details that made your day special. Don’t miss the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the top bridal experts in the Bay area on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, for The Elegant Wedding Showcase. Register online at www.TampaBayWed.com. Cheers,

Publisher / Editor-in-Chief Stephen Parag II Publisher / Managing Editor Ronda M. Parag Associate Publisher Patricia Vorbrich Executive Art Director Chad Vorbrich

Photo by Ellen Leedy

Contributing Photographers Justin DeMutiis Photography Andi Diamond Photography Djamel Photography Ryan Joseph Photographs Kimberly Photography Life Long Studios Limelight Photography Pezz Photo Stehlik Foto Tara Tomlinson Kristin Weaver Photography

President / CEO Stephen Parag II Vice President / CFO Patricia Vorbrich Vice President Ronda M. Parag Vice President Chad Vorbrich

Ronda M. Parag Publisher/ Managing Editor

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Bridal Style

While many couples use gift registries, there are also gifts needed for the bridal party and gifts from the couple to each other. We’ve found a few items that may provide inspiration.

For The Blushing Bride Accent a white gown with these JULEVE pear shaped morganite diamond earrings. $10,999. Available at Gold & Diamond Source. www.goldanddiamond.com. Photo: Julia Mazza

Sheer Beauty

All About The Bow

Any bride will be stunning with a cathedral length veil with lace trim. $1,500. Available at The White Magnolia Bridal Collection, www.whitemagnoliabridal.com.

The bride will sparkle down the aisle in a Kate Spade Lovely Satin Bow Pump. $350. Available at Neiman Marcus or www.NeimanMarcus. com.

Forever Pink For the most kissable lips, wear Puremoist Lipstick by jane iredale. $25. Available at www.janiredale.com.

Photo: Justin DeMutiis

Diamond Stunner This stylish 1.5ct tw round brilliant diamond tennis bracelet with tassle clasp would befit any modern bride. $3,149. Available at Gold & Diamond Source, www.goldanddiamond.com.

Everything’s Peachy The eyes will shimmer and shine all day and night with the peach eye shere by jane iredale. $17. Available at www.janiredale.com.

Photo: Julia Mazza

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COUTURE FOR THE BRIDE

DESIGNER GOWNS FOR THE STYLE OBSESSED BRIDE AMSALE, ANNE BARGE, ALVINA VALENTA, MARTINA LIANA, ANNA CAMPBELL, AUGUSTA JONES, NICOLE MILLER, THEIA, CRISTIANO LUCCI, AMANDA JUDGE, HAUTE BRIDE AND ERICA KOESLER

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Groom Style

The groom will dazzle his new bride-to-be in a sleek Italian-style tuxedo with all the accessories from cuff links to the Ferragamo loafers. Perfect Timing A Rolex is the perfect keepsake and memory of the special day. Gold & Diamond Source carries select pre-owned Rolexes. Stop by for pricing and information. Available at Gold & Diamond Source.

For the Best Dressed Groom Rare Earth Mining Company Silver cufflinks featuring cetner stones of copper quartz. $499. Available at Gold & Diamond Source.

Classic Italian Styling Armani Collezioni two-piece, single-breasted tuxedo in black. $1,995. Available at Neiman Marcus or www.NeimanMarcus.com.

Step Into Style Luis 2 Textured Patent Leather Slip-On Loafers by Salvatore Ferragamo, will set the tone for a comfortable and stylish event. $760. Available at Neiman Marcus or www.NeimanMarcus.com.

Rings of Honor Every Groom needs that perfect wedding band. Left: .87ct tw round Brilliant Diamonds bezel-set eternity band set in 14kt white gold. $3,999. Right: .50 ct tw round brilliant 10 diamond ring chanel-set in 14kt white gold $1,749. Available at Gold & Diamond Source.

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Honeymoon Style

After all the hustle and bustle and months of planning, it is time to escape and relax as a newly married couple. From cute and comfy soles to a little something underneath, we’ve found a few must-haves to bring on the honeymoon. Underneath It All Feel sexy in this Michaela Ruffle set by Eberjey, $98 for set. Available in store and online at www.thepinkpetticoat.com.

Classic Shades Be right on trend with these Ray Ban retro-style sunglasses. $150. Available at Macy’s or www.Macys.com.

Cute & Casual Spend the day relaxing in casual white eyelet shorts and a seersucker button down top. Accent with disc necklace. Top - $178, Shorts - $128, Necklace - $48. Available at Tommy Bahama or www.TommyBahama.com.

Comfy Soles Site seeing will be easy with this stylish wedge sandal by Alegria. Pairs perfectly with a dress, skirt or shorts and works day or night. $110. Available at Peltz Shoes or www.AlegriaShoes.com.

Black Beauty

Ready to Roll Beautiful scents and travel-ready Jimmy Choo rollerballs. Available at Macy’s or www.Macys.com.

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Wow your husband in this “Athena” finesse mesh, onepiece swimsuit in black. A perfect combination of style and beauty. $98. Available at Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique, www.ceruleanblu.com.


Great Gifts

While many couples use gift registries, there are also gifts needed for the bridal party and gifts from the couple to each other. We’ve found a few items that may provide inspiration.

Groom to Bride

Photo By Julia Mazza

The bride will cherish this Open Heart with mesh chain necklace in 18k rose gold. $4,500. Available at Tiffany & Co. www.Tiffany.com.

For the Couple

Bridesmaids

This 900-watt juicer allows you to customize your juicing speed to your particular fruit or vegetable for perfect results. The Breville® The Juice Fountain® Multi-Speed. $100. Available at www.BedBathandBeyond.com.

Elongated pear drop earrings are sure to please. Rose Quartz in checkerboard cut set in 14kt yellow gold. $499. Available at Gold & Diamond Source, www.goldanddiamond.com.

Groomsmen For the men, engravable Stainless Steel and Black Enamel Tie bar. $59 includes 3 initial block letter engraving. Available at Gold & Diamond Source, www.goldanddiamond.com.

Bride to Groom

Photo By Julia Mazza

Baume & Mercier Gents Watch is stylish and modern for the best dressed groom. Has a stainless steel band. $2,895. Available at Gold & Diamond Source, www.goldanddiamond.com.

Party Favor Looking for the perfect table favor for an engagement party or wedding? This petite top hat filled with nine luscious truffles by Charbonnel ET Walker is the ideal choice. Milk Marc de Champagne truffles. $17. Available at Neiman Marcus or www.NeimanMarcus.com.

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Our beautiful settings, combined with love and laughter, shape the memories of your special day at Innisbrook.

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As you take your first steps as husband and wife, you’ll find unmatched facilities with elegant ballrooms, an exclusive kitchen for catering, 900 acres of expansive natural beauty and over 500 spacious guest rooms and suites.

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A Grand Beginning to Happily Ever After


Cakes

The wedding cake can be the star of the reception room with a beautiful trail of peacock hearts running down the front, or sit atop a stunning bed of roses. Just be sure to save a piece to toast and share on your first anniversary.

Inspired By The Peacock Cake Designer: A Piece of Cake Photographer: Kimberly Photography

On A Bed Of Roses Cake Designer: A Piece of Cake Planner: Marie Ami Events Floral Design: Botanica International Design & DĂŠcor Studio Photographer: Stehlik Foto

Pretty In Pink Cake Designer: Publix Lighting & DĂŠcor: conceptBAIT Photographer: Limelight Photography

Tiers Of Joy Cake Designer: The Cake Zone Floral Design: FH Weddings and Events Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

Edible Art Cake Designer: Elise's Pieces Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

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Flowers

The imagination and variety of florals and designs allow for each bride to customize her décor for the ceremony and reception. The reception table centerpieces can be big and bold or soft and sweet. As the bride, you decide how to incorporate florals into your special day.

Springtime Greenery Floral Designer: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio Planner: Nancy Otto Photographer: Kristin Weaver Photography

Blue Cascade Floral Designer: conceptBAIT Photographer: Limelight Photography

Ceremony Wall of Roses Floral Designer: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio Photographer: Ryan Joseph Photographs

Pretty in Pink Floral Wreath Floral Designer: FH Weddings & Events Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

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Floral Design: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio Photographer: Djamel Photography


Gown Guide

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Searching for the perfect wedding dress should be fun and special. Bring those closest to you that understand your style and vision. There are so many options, from classic to modern, that you may feel overwhelmed. When visiting local bridal boutiques, be open to try on gowns that might be out of your comfort zone. The expert staff can help guide you in the right direction. If you have your heart set on a strapless gown, don’t be afraid to try on one with sleeves. Each boutique has a variety of designers that will showcase a variety of fabrics and silhouettes. Do a bit of homework, looking through magazines and online, to discover different designers and trends that will fit your style. While bridal gown trends don’t change drastically from year to year, there are several noteworthy trends that local boutiques are seeing. Inspired by Kate Middleton, many of the designers are showing sleeves with accents of lace, sequins and beading for visual interest. “This season we know that straps are here to stay, and lots of designers are even creating gorgeous options with long sleeves,” says Ashley West, Manager of The White Magnolia Bridal Collection. “I absolutely love the classic feel of a lace gown with a long sleeve and thrilled this trend has returned. My mother had a wedding gown like this, and I think it’s such a timeless look.” Gowns embellished with feathers is another trend that will make a statement. Confident and bold in a fluttering dress will certainly turn heads and focus all the attention on the bride. Another trend is the return to deep v-necklines. “This is great for a bride who wants a classic feel with some type of strap or sleeve, with just a hint of sexiness,” West says. Low backs with cutouts and lace overlays are also on trend. Megan Bubalo stays on top of the trends to carry the latest designs in her bridal boutique, Malindy Elene. “This season, we are seeing a ton of overskirt and two-piece options for brides,” Bubalo says. “Overskirts are the perfect way to get two looks in one by adding them to any fitted gown. Two-piece gowns are a great way for brides to bring a fashion forward trend down the aisle. We are seeing these trends more and more and bridal designers are loving it!” Never out of fashion is the short, white dress. Whether for the rehearsal dinner or a reception change, there is always room for a LWD (Little White Dress). From frilly and lacy to sleek and slimming, a LWD is always in style. Several designers for spring were also showing fitted white tuxedo pant suits and flowing white chiffon-topped jumpsuits. When you fall in love with the dress (or pants) of your dreams, you will feel it. Don’t agonize that there are other options out there. Embrace your feeling and commit to the dress, so you can begin planning the other details of your big day. TBW

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Destination

Dreaming of an Island Wedding Escape to El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico | By Ronda M. Parag

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Planning for a destination wedding can be overwhelming and stressful. Deciding where to host the wedding is key. If you are thinking tropical island with beautiful blue waters, great service and fantastic amenities, consider the El Conquistador and Las Casitas Village in Puerto Rico. As part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, there really are two properties in one location. The wedding guests can stay at El Conquistador, while the newly married couple can stay at Las Casitas Village, the adjoining property right next door for their honeymoon. With no passport required for US residents, having an island wedding in tropical Puerto Rico will delight guests, who will be traveling from the States. Access to Puerto Rico offers numerous direct flights from many US cities. The property is about a 45 minute ride from San Juan and the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in the fishing village of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Spread over 500 acres, the AAA Four Diamond El Conquistador Resort is divided into five villages including Las Casitas, which offers one, two, and three bedroom villas, as well as, 24-hour butler service. Tucked high upon a cliff, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, El Conquistador offers something for each of your guests.


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A championship golf course, spa, private island and water park will provide endless opportunities to entertain your guests. Once guests arrive, there is really no need to leave the property. While the guys can enjoy a day on the links of the 18-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course, the girls can be pampered at the Waldorf Astoria Spa with an Enchanted Bridal spa treatment. The full-service salon offers hair, makeup and nail services, making it easy for the bridal party to look their best on the big day. To bring out the kid in all of your guests, the resort has the Coqui Water Park complete with three high-speed water slides, infinity-edge pool and a relaxing lazy river. Guests can take the ferry to Palomino Island to relax on the private island, and enjoy a day filled with activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayak rentals and horseback. While there is a restaurant and bar on the island, a special rehearsal or bridal luncheon can be arranged in theme for your guests. The award-winning culinary team can create anything from an exotic cocktail reception, to a stylish sit-down dinner or buffet. There are plenty of individual dining options onsite from fine dining at Chops Steakhouse, to the Stingray Cafe that specializes in Caribbean dishes including Mofongo (a mashed mound of plantains into which combinations of seafood, meat or vegetables are added), to the casual Las Brisas Restaurant offering panoramic ocean views with a breakfast buffet. The

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wedding team is happy to create custom menus and dining options for the wedding guests. With 23 different restaurants and bars, there is an option for all the guests. The resort offers three wedding packages that include butler passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, champagne toast, five-course dinner and four hour open bar. Prices start at $178 per guest. There are numerous locations for the ceremony and reception including both indoor and outdoor settings, based on the size of your wedding. The resort can handle 1,000 guests in the Grand Caribbean Ballroom or the Magnolia Ballroom with space for 80 guests. TBW

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October 26 | Sarasota

Tiffany Styles and Michael Dax Photography by Tara Tomlinson

The “Great Daxby” Wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate. Born out of the bride’s love for 1920s style, the wedding color scheme was ivory, gold and black, with the flowers adding a soft, feminine touch in shades of blush and champagne. Tiffany was truly a striking sight in her gold sequin gown, accented with an array of gold and glam accessories, including a fur stole. With her timeless beauty, she looked as if she stepped right out of the Prohibition Era. Michael complimented Tiffany in a dapper, classic black tuxedo. Each of the bridesmaids had their fashion individually selected to fit into the Art Deco style. The bride encouraged the guests to embrace the Roaring 20s, by accenting their attire in period fashion and accessories.

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Tiffany and Michael


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Tiffany and Michael

Photos: The unplugged ceremony took place during sunset, and was fully lit by candlelight. DĂŠcor and accents throughout the wedding included vintage pieces of furniture and accessories, including church pews, a wooden loveseat, dresser, etc. The first dance took place under the glow of a large chandelier, and the guests were treated to signature cocktails that included an Old Fashioned and a Bramble. A typical tiered wedding cake would not do for this wedding, a play on the 1920s speakeasy, the Daxby Sweet Easy was created, that featured a variety of desserts. To cap off the night, the bride & groom rode away from the wedding on vintage bicycles.

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D E T A I L S

Planning: UNIQUE Weddings & Events Venue & Bar: Powel Crosley Estate Floral, DĂŠcor & Lighting: FH Weddings & Events Catering, Linens & Rentals: Milan Catering Dessert Station: Two Prince Bakery Theater Hair & Makeup: Eyes on You Wedding Dress: Gibson Bespoke Photographer: Tara Tomlinson Photography Officiant: Sarah Alpert Band: Bay Kings Band Transportation: Siesta Sports Rentals Tuxedo: MX Tux Videography: Randall Productions


May 2 | Tampa

Chelsea Monteleone and Scott Lawson Photography by Justin DeMutiis Photography


A Celebration of Love Done Davis Islands Style The Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa, was the perfect setting to create an intimate and welcoming space for Chelsea and Scott’s family and friends. The ceremony was adorned with rose petals, candles and flowers to create the perfect backdrop for Chelsea and Scott to share the wedding vows that would make them husband and wife.

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Chelsea and Scott

Photos: The beautifully adorned table featured pink roses; the bride & groom’s initials decorated lovely greens; gorgeous gold place settings with gold napkins set the theme; Scott & Chelsea enjoying their first dance as husband & wife; a white dresser featured a place for cards and monogrammed for the couple; the pink rose theme carries on throughout the table; a lovely 5 tiered cake surrounded by candlelight was created by Hands on Sweets.

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D E T A I L S

Wedding Planning and Event Design: Stonehouse Events Ceremony & Reception Location: Davis Islands Garden Club Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography Linens: Nuage Designs & Linens Linens by the Sea Rentals: A Chair Affair Lighting & Draping: The Production Crew Catering: Catering by the Family Florals: Events in Bloom Cake: Hands on Sweets Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Ceremony Musicians: Alafia String Quartet Cocktail Hour and Reception: Cory Barron with Grant Hemond Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Photobooth: ShutterBooth Videographer: Voila Cinematic Officiant: Father Charles Fiandaca


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October 24 | Tampa

Kristy Rosario and Rhys Roberts Photography by Andi Diamond Photography


Beautiful Waterfront Wedding at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Rhys and Kristy have been a loving couple for many years, so their family and friends were thrilled to see them tie the knot at a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Grand Hyatt. The sunset provided a stunning backdrop for the newly married couple.

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Kristy and Rhys

Photos: The elegant fall colored florals in rich, vibrant hues that adorned the tables were created by La Vie en Rose; The table centerpieces had decorated driftwood pieces in gold vases surrounded by bright candles; Gold chargers with the menu cards were at each place setting; The four-tiered wedding cake created by Cakes by Nomeda was surrounded by roses and tea lights; The happy couple enjoy a romantic moment on the dock; Kristy is all smiles as she is now Mrs. Roberts; the couple enjoy their first dance together.

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D E T A I L S

Wedding Ceremony and Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa Coordinator: Table 6 Productions Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography Floral Design: La Vie en Rose Cake: Cakes by Nomeda Hair and Makeup: DB Studios Wedding Dress: Unique Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo Videography: VH Video DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates


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I N S P I R AT I O N

Loving Performance Collaboration by Confetti Events and The Straz Center Photography by Life Long Studios


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Riverside Wedding at The Straz Center Venue: The Straz Center Photographer: Life Long Studios Planner: Confetti Events Floral & DÊcor: Hannah’s Florals Linen: Over the Top Linens Chairs: Chivari Chic Hair & Make Up: Michele Renee the Studio Suits: BeSpoke Bridal Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection (Hayley Paige) Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid (Watters and Monique) Invitations and Paper Products: A&P Designs Cake: Hands on Sweets Videographer: Current Films

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I N S P I R AT I O N

Citrus Inspired Celebration Photography by Life Long Studios

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Citrus Inspired Celebration Venue: Hotel Zamora – Rooftop Event Planning, Décor & Design: Blue Skies Events Photography: Life Long Studios Florist: 2 Birds Floral Design Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio Wedding Apparel: All Brides 2 Be Tux: Men’s Warehouse Cakes and Sweets: Chantilly Cakes Linens: Over The Top Furniture Rentals: Signature Events Greenery & Plant Rentals: A1 Foliage

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THE WEDDING

EXPERTS


THE WEDDING

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BROOKE PALMER KUHL RSBP EVENTS+PR Creating memorable moments begins with inspiration and vision, combined with the ability to make things happen. For over 15 years, Brooke Palmer Kuhl and her team at RSBP Events have turned ordinary to extraordinary. Having recently planned her own wedding, Brooke is an expert at bringing all the details together to create a magical and spectacular day. RSBP Events + PR is a full service event and wedding planning firm that is ready to transform your dreams into reality. 204 37th Ave. NE #221 St. Petersburg, FL 33703 727-528-9544 www.rsbpevents.com


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MICHELE RENEE THE STUDIO Michele Renee The Studio will be celebrating their 10th year making Brides Beautiful from head to toe. Michele Renee Zerda of Michele Renee The Studio has built a dedicated group of professional artists whose goal is to make Brides and their wedding party feel and look their very best. Not only are the artists of Michele Renee talented but they are organized and efficient, yet flexible, patient and friendly. They have received The Knot’s prestigious Best of Weddings Hall of Fame award and have won Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice for the past 5 years. You can count on Michele Renee and her team to provide great customer service from the first booking to the last bobby pin! 4121 West Waters Ave Tampa, Florida 33614 813.531.7770 www.MicheleReneeTheStudio.com


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EXPERTS

1930 GRANDE ROOM AND STONE CHEF EVENTS & CATERING Together, owners and husband and wife duo, Anthony & Jennifer Sanschagrin, combine their individual talents and expertise to assist couples in planning for their big day. Jennifer lends her design and event planning background to assist couples each step of the way, while Chef Anthony creates custom menus by fusing culinary elements and cultures to please the palate. The Award Winning Venue and Catering Services are the perfect pairing for two people to begin a lifelong journey of love. 1930 East 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605 813.786.3135 www.granderoom.com www.stonechef.com www.ivyastoria.com


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FH WEDDINGS & EVENTS For over a decade, FH Weddings & Events have been a full service creative design company that offers florals + dĂŠcor to make any occasion memorable. A wide range of services include modern + vintage furniture, draping, lighting + florals. The FH Wedding & Events team specializes in transforming any venue into a unique and custom space with their stunning designs and dĂŠcor. Owners, Marty & Stephanie recently participated, and were recognized, at Engage for their creative designs and professional work. Let their fresh designs create the magic for the wedding or event of your dreams. 903 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33606 www.fhweddings.com events@fhweddings.com 813.390.9371

Photo: Andi Diamond Photography


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EXPERTS

LAINEY DUNN AND CHRISTINE WEBB THE STRAZ CENTER The iconic Straz Center in downtown Tampa is now home to Lainey Dunn and Christine Webb. With more than 15 years of combined experience, this dynamic catering sales management team offers the extensive catering and event planning experience necessary to work with you in creating a phenomenal event. Lainey and Christine would be delighted to provide you with the dedicated focus to bring your dream wedding to life. @ The Straz Center It’s More Than Just A Show 1010 N W.C. Macinnes Pl. Tampa, FL 33602 813-222-6443 Lainey.dunn@strazcenter.org Christine.webb@strazcenter.org www.strazcenter.org @StrazCenter

Photography: Life Long Studios


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EXPERTS

MELISSA MAGGIORE ALESSI BAKERY For almost a quarter of a century now, Melissa Maggiore has been making immaculate confections around Central and Southern Florida. In 2000 she came to Alessi Bakery in Tampa; here her culinary creations have been the star for tens of thousands of nuptials. She showcased her talents at many of Tampa’s charity events, and also on national radio and television shows. She has done work for celebrities such as: George Steinbrenner, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Megan Trainor, and Taylor Swift. To see more of her spectacular work, visit the Alessi Bakery Facebook page. 2909 West Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33609 813-879-4544 www.alessibakeries.com


THE WEDDING

EXPERTS

SOOSIE LAZENBY URBANCOAST URBANcoast is a chic invitation studio, specializing in unique suites that capture the vision and personality of their clients. Founded by industry veteran/ paper connoisseur Soosie Lazenby, URBANcoast provides a turn-key customer experience. Their expertise guides clients through the design and etiquette process to the day-of wedding stationery. Whether it’s a custom creation or from their curated designer albums, their aesthetic is widely acclaimed. URBANcoast delivers the art of the first impression. 596 Indian Rocks Road North Studio 1 Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 727-584-8500 www.urbancoast.com


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Wedding Checklist Congratulations you’re engaged! Wedding bells will be ringing soon, but in the meantime it’s all about the planning. Here’s a helpful 12-month itinerary to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch.

10 to 12 Months This is the period of research and exploring, what kind of wedding do you want? Pretend you are a detective seeking the best of everything: style, venue, honeymoon, the works. ❑ Schedule engagement photos ❑ Mail out engagement announcements ❑ Set a date ❑ Meet clergy, especially if one of you is converting so you can start classes immediately ❑ Start making bride/groom guest list ❑ Decide on a budget ❑ Decide on indoor or outdoor wedding, be sure to keep in mind weather conditions for outdoor weddings and it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan ❑ Begin scouting locations for ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. ❑ Begin researching caterers, florists, photographers, musicians and bakers ❑ Make a list with fiancee of honeymoon destinations and songs for your first dance ❑ Decide on members of the wedding party ❑ Begin shopping for your wedding dress

7 to 9 Months Now it’s time to start narrowing things down. In order to have time for the details, it’s important to get some of the big stuff out of the way. ❑ Send engagement announcement to the local paper ❑ Order your wedding dress ❑ Decide on venue ❑ Choose clergy ❑ Choose your colors ❑ Take bridesmaids shopping for their dresses ❑ Take mom shopping for her Mother of the Bride dress ❑ Meet with florist and decide on flowers for venue, wedding party and reception ❑ Meet with caterer to decide on menu and schedule menu tasting ❑ Book photographer ❑ Meet with musicians to discuss play list ❑ Meet with travel agent about honeymoon ❑ Book reception venue and make deposit

4 to 6 Months Ok, take a deep breath and relax, but not too much. Look at all you’ve accomplished; now it’s time for the details. ❑ Finalize menu with caterer ❑ Finalize guest list ❑ Order wedding invitations ❑ Start shopping for wedding rings ❑ Make appointment with jeweler if want to custom design rings ❑ Meet with baker to view and taste cake options ❑ Order bridesmaids’ dresses ❑ Shop for and order fiancée and groomsmen tuxes ❑ Book honeymoon

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❑ Make sure passports are current if going out of the country

2 to 3 Months Now things are beginning to take form and your dream wedding is unfolding right before your eyes. Just keep focus and have fun. ❑ Order wedding rings ❑ Confirm with florist all flowers for ceremony and reception ❑ Order cake ❑ Register for gifts ❑ Shop and order party favors ❑ Pick song for your first dance ❑ Finalize play list with musicians

4 to 8 Weeks Everything is locked in, your dress is being tailored and everything is ordered. Now is the time to CONFIRM, CONFIRM, CONFIRM. ❑ Mail wedding invitations ❑ Order programs for the ceremony ❑ Go with fiancée to get marriage license ❑ Obtain, fill-out and mail all necessary forms for your name change ❑ Pick up wedding rings and check fit ❑ Final fitting for wedding dress and wedding party ❑ Make appointment with hair and makeup stylist ❑ Make nail appointment ❑ Start shopping for honeymoon clothes ❑ Purchase wedding party gifts ❑ Purchase wedding gift for your fiancée ❑ Pick up your dress and start wearing shoes around the house to ensure comfort on the big day ❑ If traditionalist–make sure have something old, new, borrowed and blue ❑ Plan rehearsal dinner ❑ Pay final payment on reception hall

1 Week Can you hear the wedding bells? That’s right in just one week you’ll go from bride-to-be, to wife! Now just a few minor details before you walk down the aisle into happily ever after. ❑ Confirm with EVERYONE, caterer, photographer, baker, florist to make sure everything is on schedule ❑ Confirm wedding party picked up dresses and tuxes ❑ Get everything packed for honeymoon ❑ Pick up plane or cruise tickets and travel itinerary for honeymoon from travel agent ❑ Hold rehearsal dinner and handout wedding day schedule to wedding party ❑ Take bridesmaids out for brunch and a spa day for the last time as a single gal ❑ Attend wedding rehearsal ❑ Schedule two days for yourself, one for family and one for friends


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Wedding Budget [ OUR BUDGET ] Our total budget is: __________________ ESTIMATED COST

CEREMONY

ACTUAL COST

Officiant

$

$

Venue

$

$

Venue Decorations

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

WEDDING ATTIRE

ACTUAL COST

Dress

$

$

Veil and Headpiece

$

$

Bride’s Accessories

$

$

Groom’s Tuxedo/Suit

$

$

Groom’s Accessories

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

RECEPTION

ACTUAL COST

Venue

$

$

Rentals

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

CATERING

ACTUAL COST

Bartender/Beverages

$

$

Food Services

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

JEWELRY

ACTUAL COST

Rings

$

$

Earrings/Necklace

$

$

Other

$

$


ESTIMATED COST

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

ACTUAL COST

Photography

$

$

Videography

$

$

Additional Prints

$

$

Additional DVDs

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

FLORAL

ACTUAL COST

Bridal Bouquet

$

$

Bridesmaid Bouquets

$

$

Boutonnieres/Corsages

$

$

Ceremony/Reception

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

INVITATIONS

ACTUAL COST

Invitations

$

$

Save the Date

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

CAKE

ACTUAL COST

Cake

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

WEDDING PLANNER

ACTUAL COST

Planner

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

MUSIC

ACTUAL COST

Ceremony

$

$

Reception

$

$

Other

$

$ ESTIMATED COST

MISCELLANEOUS

ACTUAL COST

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$


Wedding Contact List Use this list of important contacts as a handy tool to keep you from worrying about all the small stuff on your big day. Provide this list to your wedding planner before your big day in case of any emergencies, questions or alteration in plans.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

CEREMONY SITE

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

RECEPTION SITE

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

MOTHER OF THE GROOM

PHOTOGRAPHER

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

FATHER OF THE GROOM

CATERER

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

MAID OF HONOR

CAKE DESIGNER

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

BEST MAN

FLORIST

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:


RENTAL COMPANY

TRAVEL AGENT

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

GOWN SHOP

VIDEOGRAPHER

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

GROOM’S FORMALWEAR

TRANSPORTATION

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

CEREMONY MUSIC

OTHER ___________________________

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

RECEPTION MUSIC

OTHER ___________________________

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:

HAIR & MAKEUP

OTHER ___________________________

name:

name:

phone:

phone:

cell:

cell:

email:

email:


Resources Welcome to the Advertising Resource Guide A list of the wonderful advertisers inside this issue of Tampa Bay Weddings Magazine. For more information, or to contact an advertiser, just click on an advertiser’s web link.

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1930 Grande Room Tampa, FL 33605 813-786-3135 www.granderoom.com

Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. New Port Richey, FL 34655 727-736-2316 www.granthemond.com

Alessi Bakeries Tampa, FL 33609 813-879-4544 www.alessibakeries.com

Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 727-595-9484 www.hiharbourside.com

Andi Diamond Photography Tampa, FL 33609 813-503-5056 www.andidiamond.com

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor, FL 34684 727-942-2000 www.visitinnisbrook.com

Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa, FL 33613 813-961-1770 www.avilagolf.com

Invitation Galleria Tampa, FL 33618 813-362-2849 www.invitationgalleria.com

David A. Straz Jr. Center Tampa, FL 33602 813-222-6443 www.strazcenter.org

Kate Ryan Linens Tampa, FL 33677 813-494-6984 www.kateryanlinens.com

Femme Akoi Clearwater, FL 33765 727-266-2233 www.femmeakoi.com

Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort St. Petersburg, FL 33706 727-360-1881 www.loewshotels.com

FH Wedding & Events Tampa, FL 33606 813-390-9371 www.fhweddings.com

Malindy Elene Tampa, FL 33606 813-251-4334 www.malindyelene.com

Gold and Diamond Source Clearwater, FL 33762 727-573-9351 www.goldanddiamond.com

Michele Renee The Studio Tampa, FL 33614 813-531-7700 www.MicheleReneeTheStudio.com

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Pezz Photo Tampa, FL 33629 813-598-2118 www.pezzphoto.com

Swann Medical Tampa, FL 33606 813-253-5969 www.swann-medical.com

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Tampa, FL 813-712-7833 www.puffnstuff.com

The Destiny & Light - Hair and Makeup Group Tampa, FL 33635 813-476-8386 www.DestinyandLight.com

Quail Hollow Zephyrhills, FL 33544 813-333-0033 www.QuailHollowNow.com

The White Magnolia Bridal Collection Tampa, FL 33606 813-787-8812 www.whitemagnoliabridal.com

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel Tampa, FL 33607 813-877-9200 www.renaissancetampaweddings.com

The Write Stuff Tampa, FL 33629 813-837-0400 www.writestufftampa.com

Rococo Steak St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-822-0999 www.rococosteak.com

URBANcoast Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 727-584-8500 www.urbancoast.com

RSBP Events St. Petersburg, FL 33703 727-528-9544 www.rsbpevents.com

Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay Tampa, FL 33607 813-282-0223 www.VeinCenterTampa.com

Shutterbooth Tampa, FL 33673 813-600-3636 www.shutterbooth.com

Wedding Invy Brandon, FL 33511 813-330-7986 www.weddinginvy.com

Stonehouse Events Tampa, FL 33647 813-973-9834 www.stonehouseevents.com

Yacht Starship Tampa, FL 33602 813-223-7999 www.yachtstarship.com

Sunken Gardens St. Petersburg, FL 33704 727-551-3106 www.sunkengardens.org

The list is compiled at the discretion of the publisher, who is not responsible for errors or omissions. Listing does not imply endorsement.

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EverAfter

Richard and Lucy

May 15, 2015 | Belleair Country Club, Belleair, FL | Captured by Limelight Photography, www.stepintothelimelight.com

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