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Romantic Real-Life Weddings

26 French Vintage Chic Hannah Marie Fernandez and Dylan Jarrod Kelderman

28 Garden Inspiration Rachel Ware and Joe Helinger

30 Inspiration


30 BoHo Elopement

32 Masquerade Inspired Celebration 33 Garden Elegance

Inspirational Event

38 Kids Beating Cancer Hats & Heroes Ball 2019 40 Pavilion XXXIV


The Publisher’s Notes Bridal Style

Glamorous and Stylish Wedding Accessories


Groom Style

The Sharp Dressed Man

Seasonal Cake Design Trends

12 Cakes 14 Flowers

Distinctive Designs From Bouquets to Centerpieces


Gown Guide

The Latest Gown Trends


Destination Wedding

The Enchantment of Ireland

24 Honeymoon Cover Credits Photography: Rabecca Cruz Photography Planner, Stylist, Decorator: Covington Farm Design Team Floral Designer: Blooming Flower Art Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light – Hair and Makeup Group Venue: Covington Farm Model: Amber Maher

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Escape to the Seas – Norwegian Encore


Event Trends

The Roaring 1920s


Wedding + Events Experts

Wedding Professional Profiles


Venue Profiles

Imagine your

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Contact our Wedding Experts, 844.756.3325

Publisher’s Notes As we begin a new year and a new decade, Tampa Bay Weddings has decided to add a few more people to the guest list. Due to many request from readers looking for vendors and venues for charity and personal events, we made the decision to expanded from Tampa Bay Weddings to METRO Weddings + Events. METRO magazine, as many of you may know, is our flagship lifestyle magazine. Now, all our magazine brands will be under the METRO name. We will continue give our brides the very best wedding advice and access to the latest trends. We have been inspiring and introducing our brides to the very best vendors and venues in the region since 2008, and will continue as we move forward into the nouveau twenties. It’s engagement season and more than 40 percent of couples become engaged between November and February. If you have recently become engaged, congratulations! We hope you will be inspired, and find the magazine a great resource, as you begin planning the wedding of your dreams. In Photo by Andi Diamond Photography this issue, we have great fashion trends for both the bride and groom, along with amazing designs for cake and flower inspirations. The Gown Guide showcases some gorgeous dresses, where the bride will certainly take center stage in any of these stunning designs. We feature two Real Weddings and thank the couples for allowing us to showcase their day. Wishing happiness and love to Hannah and Dylan, who married at The Orlo and Rachel and Joe, who tied the knot at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club. We also a include a couple Inspiration shoots from the beautiful Covington Farm. New in this issue, we feature two charity events, Kids Beating Cancer Hats & Heroes Ball, with a elevated circus theme, and Tampa Museum of Art’s Pavilion XXXIV, and the vendors behind the scene that created these stunning events. Destination weddings are always a great option, if you love to travel, and have loved ones spread throughout the world. Consider the beautiful country of Ireland, where there are lots of options from castles to a courthouse. For a honeymoon, I suggest a cruise. We recently experienced the new Norwegian Encore with all its stunning amenities. Brand new and ready to set sail, the Norwegian Encore will create memories of a lifetime for newlyweds. Cheers,


Publisher / Editor-in-Chief Stephen Parag II Publisher / Managing Editor Ronda M. Parag Executive Art Director Chad Vorbrich Contributing Photographers Victoria Angela Photography Rabecca Cruz Photography Justin DeMutiis Photography Andi Diamond Photography FotoBohemia Eric Kelley Anna Kotolova Lightning Bay Productions Limelight Photography Love to Love Photography Tara McGovern Sara and Ben Photography Emma Shourds

Publishers of: Tampa Bay METRO™ Orlando METRO™ METRO Weddings + Events™ METRO Health + Wellness™ METRO Home + Design™

Ronda M. Parag Publisher/ Managing Editor @TampaBayWed Tampa Bay Weddings Magazine is published bi-annually by Metro Life Media, Inc. at 3404 S. Omar Ave., Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 835-7700 Fax (813) 835-7700 • Copyright 2020 Metro Life Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of, or use without written permission of the publisher, of editorial, pictorial or design content in any manner is prohibited in the United States. Tampa Bay Weddings Magazine,™ are trademarks of Metro Life Media, Inc. Advertisers represent that they are authorized to use submitted materials.

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Bridal Style

On the big day, there are lots of ideas to bring out the bridal style. From head to toe, we’ve got a few suggestions to add style and glam for that walk down the aisle. Classic Elegance Pair this one-of-a-kind necklace with the matching earrings for a stunning look. Juleve 18 karat white gold paraiba tourmaline & diamond oval halo necklace featuring a 2.77 carat oval mozambique paraiba tourmaline.18 carat total weight round paraiba tourmaline’s, and 1.52 carat total weight round brilliant diamonds. $16,149. Available at Gold & Diamond Source,

Hair Bling A perfect compliment to an updo is a rhinestone bouquet hair pin by Twig and Honey $80. The Twig & Honey collection is available at Malindy Elene, or

Something Blue A one-of-a-kind pair of Juleve 18 karat white gold paraiba tourmaline & diamond marquise shape scroll halo drop earrings. Featuring 6.32 carat total weight oval & round paraiba tourmaline’s and 3.21 carat total weight round brilliant diamonds. $32,999. Available at Gold & Diamond Source,

Sparkle & Shine Take a walk down the aisle in these Badgley Mischka Finesse Embellished Ankle Strap Sandals. $255. Available at Nordstrom,

Pretty In Pink Pucker up for that first kiss with the groom with the Triple Luxe Long Lasting Lipstick that’s long-lasting, natural and moisturizing. Comes in a variety of shades. $35. Available at

Scent Of A Woman Choose the next creation of The Only One story for the a signature scent from The Only One 2. The captivating signature of coffee and violet is reinterpreted to evoke a powdery red rose, as a symbol of love and seduction. $120. Available at Macy’s or

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Make It a Day You Will Always Remember Sandpearl Resort is a Clearwater Beach wedding venue that celebrates the timeless romance of the Gulf Coast. We offer enchanting beachfront ceremony and reception venues. Exchange vows right on the beach, our Gulf-front lawn or pool lawn with cascading waterfall. Plus, our luxurious ballrooms can accommodate up to 325 guests. Save 25% Off Your June, July or August Wedding – Call for more details. • 877.726.3111 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach

Groom Style

Looking sharp with a tailored tux, complete with tails and a vest, will have all eyes on the groom. With a new scent and accessories, the groom just might steal the day. Don’t Be Late Proof that a dive watch can be fun & functional with the CITIZEN ISO-compliant Promaster Diver. With Eco-Drive technology, it is powered by light and never needs a battery. Featured in stainless steel with azure blue aluminum bezel and matching azure blue dial, one-way rotating elapsed time and WR200. Caliber number E168. $299. Available at Gold & Diamond Source,

Put A Ring On It This beautiful rose gold comfort-fit etched channel set diamond eternity band features a satin-finished and polished horizontal center trim between rows of three round cut diamonds. $2,279. Available at Gold & Diamond Source,

Be On Time Complete the wedding day look with a pair of stylish timepiece 14K two-tone gold cuff links. The set weighs 18 Grams. $2,300. Available at Gold & Diamond Source,

Sharp Dressed Groom Be stylish in the new bespoke fashion tuxedo by Michael Andrews X David Tutera. Tuxedos range from $995 - $1,295. Available at

Shoes Make The Man Walk down the aisle in these men’s patent leather jeweled-buckle loafers by Manolo Blahnik. $925. Available at Neiman Marcus.

King For A Day The new K by Dolce & Gabbana embodies a charismatic and generous spirit. The scent respects traditions while embracing modernity. Eau de Toilette 1.6 oz. $72. Available at Macy’s,

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Cakes One of the highlights of the wedding day is the couple cutting the cake and sharing the sweet treat with their guests. From clean and simple to bold and colorful, the cake takes center stage at the reception.

Towering Tiers Cake Designer: Hands on Sweets Photographer: Limelight Photography - Carlos Rello, Kara Lerchenfeld Venue: Armature Works

All About Love Cake Designer: Alessi Bakeries - Melissa Thoele Photographer: Tara McGovern Planner: Coastal Coordinating

Jewel-Toned Layers Cake Designer: Alessi Bakeries - Melissa Thoele Photographer: Sara and Ben Photography Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Butterflies Are Free Cake: Sam’s Club Photographer: Love to Love Photography Venue: Windsong Ranch

Whimsical Dogs Cake Designer: The Cake Geek - Audrey Photographer: Love to Love Photography

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Flowers There is nothing more beautiful than flowers to create a mood and ambiance for a wedding. From the ceremony to the reception, the right floral décor and bouquets create magic and memories for a lifetime.

Dazzling Display Floral Designer: FH Events Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography Planner: Burlap to Lace

Bursting With Blooms Floral Designer: FH Events Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography Planner: Burlap to Lace

Reaching To New Heights Floral Designer: 2Birds Events Photographer: Limelight Photography - Carlos Rello, Kara Lerchenfeld

Pretty In Pink Floral Designer: The Potting Shed Photographer: Limelight Photography – Rebecca + Michael Zombero

Autumn Blooms Floral Designer: Martha’s Flowers and Gift Shop Photographer: Love to Love Photography

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Gown Guide

Caroline Castigliano “Elodie”

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Bridal Trends — It’s All About The Details By Ronda M. Parag


ne of the most important pieces of planning an event are what to wear, and the wedding day is no different. The style and design of the dress helps set the theme and design of the wedding and reception. The range of color of gowns also can impact your big day. The variety of whites, creams and colors will have brides blushing, even before they walk down the aisle. Whether you choose to go sleek and classic or texture and drama, we’ve found a few gowns that are right on trend. “We are seeing a ton of detail this season,” says Danielle DiMarte from Malindy Elene Bridal. “The runways were full of lace, beading, texture, patterns, and even feathers. It’s really all about having fun with your bridal look while making a statement.” Many girls have dreamed of the fairytale wedding with a gown made with ruffles, tiers and 3D appliqués. If you dare, choose from gowns with cut outs on the front, back and sides allowing skin to peek through. Other styles are perfect for an outside garden wedding or beach wedding. From strapless to sleeves and slim skirts to cascading skirts and trains, designers have options when it comes to selection. “While you are shopping for your dress be ready,” said DiMarte. “It can happen suddenly and with a dress that wasn’t even on your radar, but be in the moment and listen to your gut. Ask yourself the tough questions and say YES if you fall in love, that’s why you were shopping in the first place. It’s a special moment!” We think DiMarte has the best advice. “You can be as trendy or a subtle as you want to be in your gown choice, as long as it makes YOU happy,” said DiMarte. W+E

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Imagine your special day walking on sugary white sand of St. Pete Beach to an altar of pristine waters. Or stroll down a palm tree lined aisle in your own garden oasis surrounded by loved ones. Dine and dance under the stars or choose another unique, retro-inspired setting. From intimate ceremonies to celebrations with up to 250 of your friends and family, we make your wedding dreams come true. Contact us at Pet friendly. 6300 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 727.369.4925

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Destination Wedding

The Enchantment of Ireland By Ronda M. Parag

Photos: Eric Kelley


hen planning a destination wedding, it is important to think of a place with stunning landscape and friendly people. Ireland offers a variety of landscape from picturesque castles and country homes, to the secluded chapels and ancient ruins. Getting married in Ireland will create memories of a lifetime for you, and your guests. Did you always dream as a girl of getting married in a castle and wearing a princess wedding gown? Getting married in a castle in Ireland are stuff dreams are made of with romance abound. Secluded estates with beautiful lakes and scenery will make for stunning photos. Recommended are the luxurious five-star castles of Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Adar Manor in County Limerick, Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara and Ballygally Castle surrounded by the sea and mountains in County Antrim. Renting a private castle will allow complete privacy and exclusivity. Throughout the country there are castles

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for every style of wedding whether you want intimate and private, or grandiose. The Cloghan Castle in County Galway offers views of mountain vistas and dense woodlands. Bellingham Castle in County Louth is ideal for small weddings located on 17 acres and less than one hour drive from Dublin with 19 luxurious bedrooms for guests. It is entirely up to you what type of wedding you decide to have. From rich and lavish to fun and quirky, Ireland offers lots of options. It can be as simple as a incorporating the Celtic hand-fasting ceremony (cords are wrapped around a couple’s hands to signify union) at an Early Christian round town, and then head to a local pub for a cozy reception. Exchange vows in Dublin City Hall or enjoy a romantic dinner at a restaurant or a luxury hotel in the heart of Dublin such as The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection Hotels. One consideration when planning a destination wedding, is to hire a local planner or work with hotels that offers planning and will

handle the details. Wherever you chose to get married, couples need to contact the HSE ( to register. The HSE requires a minimum of three months notice, but 12 months is recommended. Couples can choose from a civil or secular ceremony in Ireland. Many couples choose to do the legal paperwork in their own country, and have a symbolic ceremony in Ireland. If you do choose to have a civil ceremony, you must meet the registrar in person five days prior to the wedding date. While planning a destination wedding, it is important to create unique and lasting memories by including local customs in the ceremony and receptions with toasts, blessings, attire, rings, and music. After the wedding, stay awhile and discover a beautiful country filled with diverse countryside, and warm and welcoming people. W+E For more information, visit



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Escape to the Seas on Norwegian’s Brand New Encore By Ronda M. Parag


fter all the stress and celebration of the wedding, it’s time to take off and relax on a honeymoon as a newly married couple. With various ports of call and routes scheduled, a cruise may just be the right place to escape. Aboard Norwegian’s brand new Encore, there are plenty of things to do, or choose to do nothing at all. For an elevated honeymoon experience, I suggest booking a

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stateroom in The Haven by Norwegian. These staterooms are in a special section within the ship that are serviced by a private butler, offer separate dining room, private pool area, and other exclusive amenities. A private balcony will allow relaxation and enjoyment of the wide-open water views. Encore was built in 2019 and has occupancy of 3,998 with a crew of 1,735. A few of the highlights of the new ship include the Encore Speedway — a race

track on the top of the ship, Galaxy Pavilion — a virtual reality simulator and interactive video wall, Ocean Loops — a waterslide that hangs 159 feet above the ocean and 11 feet off the side, premiere entertainment of the Tony Award® winning show Kinky Boots, Laser Tag — open-air battle with fellow cruisers, and much more. Take a romantic stroll along The Waterfront – a quarter mile oceanfront promenade or pamper yourselves with a couples massage at the Mandara Spa that offers a full menu of over 50 treatments. Grab a book and settle in at the Observation Lounge that offers stunning 180-degree panoramic views, with a cocktail, of course. The dining options on board include five complimentary restaurants that offer delicious selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From buffet-style dining to sit-down dining rooms with modern and classic dishes, the food does not disappoint. For an romantic dinner, honeymooners might want to make a reservation at Onda by Scarpetta — the all new Italian culinary experience or try Cagney’s Steakhouse with limited waterfront seating. These are specialty dining options and there is an extra charge. There are plenty of options to enjoy nightly entertainment and cocktails including the A-list Bar, Atrium bar, Malting Whiskey Bar, Skyline Bar, Vibe Beach Club for adults only, and numerous other places to discover aboard ship including Social Comedy & Night Club and the Cavern Club paying a nightly tribute to the Beatles. Wine lovers will enjoy The Cellars – a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar with light bites or wine programing to improve your wine IQ. Whether you try all the activities on the ship or simple relax and recharge, Encore will deliver a romantic, fun and entertaining honeymoon for the memories of a lifetime. W+E To learn more, contact a travel agent or visit

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Hannah Marie Fernandez and Dylan Jarrod Kelderman French Vintage Chic The wedding’s inspiration and style was French Vintage Chic. The wedding colors were dusty blue, grey, and white. All of the dÊcor elements were kept simple, classic, and elegant.

L O V I N G   D E T A I L S Wedding Planner: Burlap to Lace - Loren Lopez & Lindsay Jimison Photographer: Emma Shourds Officiant: Pastor Matthew Hartsfield Venue: The Orlo House Décor/Florals: FH Events Rentals: So Staged Lighting: Cory Barron Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Blue Goblets: Kate Ryan Wedding Gown: The White Closet Bridal Company Hair/Makeup: Femme Akoi Invitations: AP Design DJ: Cory Barron Exit Saxophonist: Joe Beverly Violinist: Sunset Strings Valet: The Orlo House

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October 5, 2019 | St. Petersburg

Rachel Ware and Joe Helinger Garden Inspiration A beautiful outdoor wedding in the Tea Garden at the historic The VinoyÂŽ RenaissanceÂŽ St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club brought out the best details for a classic and romantic ceremony and reception.

L O V I N G   D E T A I L S Photographers: Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos, Limelight Photography Event Planner: Taylor Falcon Events Ceremony Site: Tea Garden at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Reception Venue: The Vinoy Sunset Ballroom Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Caterer: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Ceremony Music String Quartet: Sunset Strings Florist: Wonderland Floral Art Wedding Gown: Rivini by Rita Vinieris from Isabel O’Neil Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Reese from Bella Bridesmaids Hair Stylist: LDM Beauty Invitations: A&P Design Co Make-up Artist: Destiny and Light – Hair and Makeup Group Chargers and Dance Floor Installment: Elite Events and Rentals Bar and Lounge Rental: MMD Events Seating Chart and “The Helingers” Cut Out: Do Tell Designs Linens: Over the Top Linens Officiant: Rev. Rick with Sensational Ceremonies Band: Serenade of Souls Transportation: Jolley Trolley

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BoHo Elopement Venue: Covington Farm | Planner, Stylist, Decorator: Covington Farm Design Team – Barbara Stalnaker, Lisa Green, Terri Cannon | Photographer: Rabecca Cruz Photography Florals: Blooming Flower Art | Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light – Hair and Makeup Group Models: Amber Maher, Dawson Hall | Caterer: Savory Roots | Cake: Cakes by Gates Cookies: Mother Cutter Cookies | Invitation Suite: Willow & Sage | Hand Calligraphy, Sign, Place Cards: Lettering Lou | Place Settings and Décor: Covington Farm Design Team

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Masquarade Inspired Celebration Venue: Covington Farm | Shoot Stylist: Covington Designs and Events | Photographer: Love to Love Photography | Second Shooter: Alicia Delgado | Videographer: Private Client Photography | Formalwear: All Brides 2 Be | Hair and Makeup: Destiny and Light – Hair and Makeup Group | Florist: Stephanie Voth Events | Invitation: Copper Creative and Lettering Lou | Cake: Tracey’s Tasties | Bartender: Hook Line Drinker | Cookies: Twenty One Sweets | Car: J. Rayne Photography | Caterer: Sedd’s Edible Creations

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Garden Elegance Venue: Saxon Manor | Photographer: Love to Love Photography | Models: Jennylina Duperon and Melvin Duperon | Floral: Jason’s Creations Design Studio | Hair and Makeup: Contour Salon and Studio | Bridal Gown: Truly Forever Bridal | Tux: Groom’s Own

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The Roaring ‘20s As we enter 2020, the concept of a roaring ’20s party will certainly lend itself as a theme for many social and charitable events. Travis Horn, President & CEO of Bull Horn Communications, Inc. recently hosted an “Indian Summer Ball” event inspired by the Cherokee Club, which was the first social club to be established in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood. The area is experiencing an economic renaissance, and Horn, who also Chairs the Ybor Chamber of Commerce, wanted to host an event that would be emblematic of that economic revival — ­ a decadent gathering that would be an ode to the excess of the 1920s. The guests enjoyed delicacies such as Russian caviar and French champagne.

Special Credits: Event Host: Bull Horn Communications, Inc. Event Décor/Floral/Furniture/Lighting: FH Events Bars/Cocktails: The Bad Monkey and Christina Gilson Bands/Music: Gloria West and The Jazz Phools / The Hillsborough Community College Jazz Band Catering: Veronica’s Catering Photography: Lightning Bay Productions Venue: The Power Station Studio; Charles Broadhurst of American Media Group

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Pavilion XXXIV Far from Ordinary — It truly was Extraordinary When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Pavilion XXXIV is the premier fundraising gala for the Tampa Museum of Art. The concept was developed by Sarah Fairbairn with One Fine Day, after meeting with the event co-chairs Stella Thayer and Natalie & James Goodwin. The co-chairs talked of an immersive video art experience, but soon realized that might exceed the budget. The theme of the event grew from the museum’s exhibition — Ordinary/Extraordinary. The black-tie evening calls for a coordinated and spectacular theme each year. Fairbairn conceptualized a waterfall theme and then through audio visuals projecting a pattern onto the ground, to flow like a river and continuing the flow outside to the atrium with the rocks and river design. Through the vision of Ian Prosser and Botanica International Design & Décor Studio, a bridge was added to complete the water-themed vision. The bridge also served as a wonderful photo opportunity for guests. Through the use of linens and glassware, the water theme was carried to the outside dining space. Guests dined under the portico and enjoyed visual the projection of water on the exterior glass during the evenings live auction and entertainment. All proceeds raised support the Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

Special Credits: Event Planning: One Fine Day Inc. Lighting: The Production Crew Floral and Décor: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio Catering: Innovative Dining Photography: Foto Bohemia Chairs: A Chair Affair & Greathire USA Linens: BBJ Linen Carpet: Suncoast Convention Services, Inc. Bars: Bubble Orlando Event Rental Furnishings Band: We Got the Beat Rentals: Atlas Event Rentals Tent: U.S. Tent Rental Videography: Luxecine

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Kids Beating Cancer Hats & Heroes Ball 2019 When: Saturday, September 29, 2019 Where: Waldorf Astoria Orlando The Kids Beating Cancer 2019 Gala was based on “The Greatest Showman” and themed The Greatest Show. A highlight of the gala included music from “The Greatest Showman” and a special performance by Loren Allred, who performed the song “Never Enough.” The inspiration of the theme was to transport guests to an elevated circus experience where they would be entertained start to finish and tantalize all their senses. As guests arrived, they were entertained with acrobats, clowns and jugglers. Event planner Whitney Carillon envisioned a circus for adults, but where they were reminded of their favorite pastimes as a child. The red and gold décor was festive and sophisticated with glitz and glamour mixed in at the table settings. Numerous touch points included a Souvenir shop with custom items, a raffle featuring Tiffany & Co, and themed signature cocktails. Guests were dazzled by song and dance, as well as a circus performances by the Circus Arts Conservatory. The party went well into the night with entertainment by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra and DJ Jacob. The gala was a great success raising $2.285 million for Kids Beating Cancer and the wing at AdventHealth Orlando. For more information, visit

Special Credits: Planning and Design: Whitney Carillon Events Venue: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Floral and Décor: FH Events VIP Lounge Furniture: Gala Rentals Drape and Stage: Swag Decor Dance Floor: Let’s Dance On It Papergoods, Acrylic and Step & Repeat: Dogwood Blossom Stationery Specialty Signage/Entrance: Chalk Shop Linens: Nuage Designs Chairs: A Chair Affair Production: AVL Productions Confetti and Spark Boxes: Fyerfly Productions Cake: Couture Cakes After Party DJ: DJ Jacob Co Band: Jordan Kahn Orchestra Headline Act: Loren Allred Specialty Performers: Circus Arts Conservatory Photography: Victoria Angela Photography Videography: Luxecine

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LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos Limelight Photography is a luxury boutique studio that creates high-fashion, couture wedding images infused with sophistication and timeless elegance. For 15 years and counting, this dedicated team consistently earns the highest reviews for their passion, exquisite artistry, expressive images and superior customer service that exceeds all expectations. Accolades earned include The Knot Hall of Fame, the most five-star WeddingWire reviews in Florida and Two Bright Lights’ most published wedding photographers in the world. You will be presented with a first-class experience the moment you STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT. Phone: 813.926.4290 Text: 813.503.9560



THE DESTINY AND LIGHT HAIR AND MAKEUP GROUP Beauty and Barber service for the Bride And Groom. This duo celebrates 10 years in the industry! Priscilla is the Stylist/Artist behind the brand. She is the mastermind of all things beauty, a one-of-a-kind artist, an educator, and a hair olympian – placing 6th internationally with Team USA. Brown serves as all things logistics. He is a sales guru with a “do it” mentality and the CEO, who has taken the team from one to 30 stylists, 2 locations, and offering services world wide. With an average of over 600 weddings a year, it’s clear this couple is doing it right! 813.476.8386



FH EVENTS Celebrating nearly 15 years of creativity and dedication, F H Events is constantly on the path of innovation and one of Tampa Bay’s top design companies. Owners Marty & Stephanie Prenatt, and their team of experts, are driven to create unique events with a 360 degree experience of service and creativity. From custom fabrication, lighting, draping, florals and décor, and furniture, the FH team creates the magic for memorable events. Whether it is a wedding, a personal party, or a corporate event, the goal of FH Events is to take a client’s vision and then create something extraordinary. 1717 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606 813.390.9371



BURLAP TO LACE Lindsay Jimison Lindsay Jimison, along with her team at Burlap to Lace, is a highlysought after wedding planner in Tampa Bay. Her boutique company provides extra attention to detail and personalized service. Burlap to Lace specializes in memorable, elegant weddings. Lindsay J. has over 10-years of wedding planning experience throughout Florida. She dazzles clients with her unique ability to anticipate the movements of the day. From planning stages to execution, she works with the most talented professionals in the industry. Extraordinary weddings are her cup of tea. Guests will leave saying “best wedding ever!� Burlap to Lace 813.469.1802 Photo: Justin DeMutiis Photography



MICHELE RENEE THE STUDIO As Michele Renee’s family grows so does her business. She just purchased Ginger Snips, an established salon in Seminole Heights. The salon fits in perfectly with her already well-established on-location wedding business — Michele Renee The Studio. They are a group of professional cosmetologists, estheticians, massage therapists whose goal is to make you, and your wedding party, look and feel your very best on your wedding day. It’s their promise to be organized and efficient – yet flexible, patient and friendly, perhaps even funny and entertaining, while providing great customer service from the booking to the last bobby pin. 5407 North Central Avenue Tampa, Fl 33604 813.531.7770

Photo: Anna Kotolova

VENUE PROFILES Reach influential event planners and sophisticated brides with an informative Venue Profile in METRO Weddings + Events. For more information, contact Ronda Parag today. 813.835.7700 ext. 12


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A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort Conveniently located 20 miles from Tampa International Airport, the Resort appeals to those seeking a beautiful wooded setting with four championship golf courses, among the finest in America.

DETAILS TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE 100,000 # OF EVENT SPACES 3 Ballrooms, Numerous Outside Locations MAXIMUM CAPACITY 600 VENUE STYLE Grand Ballroom, Indoor, Outdoor

ABOUT THE VENUE CATERING OPTIONS Innisbrook Catering, Third Party Catering Permitted RENTAL INCLUDES Tables, Standard Banquet Chairs, China, White Linen & Napkins, Glassware, Silverware, Dance Floor and Staging, Champagne Toast, Complimentary Wedding Night Guest Suite PARKING OPTIONS Complimentary Parking and Resort Shuttle for Resort Guests VENUE CONTACT Innisbrook Wedding Experts: Kelly Lawson at 727-942-5541 or Kara De Rocco at 727-942-5238

With over 450 specious guest rooms and suites and 65,000 square feet of newly renovated conference facilities and the luxurious Salamander Spa, Innisbrook is the perfect place for getaways, group meetings and weddings. Innisbrook offers a gorgeous, wooded setting on 900 beautiful, rolling acres and ample lakes. The property offers six pools, 11 clay tennis courts and fitness center, four restaurants perfect for your guests. Innisbrook takes pride in personalizing their service and doing the very best to accommodate individual requests. Innisbrook specializes in creating memorable moments.

36750 U.S. Hwy 19 North | Palm Harbor, FL 34684 844.756.3325 |

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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes The luxury resorts of The Ritz-Carlton Grand Lakes and JW Marriott, Orlando Grande Lakes located on a lush 500-acre property in Central Florida are the ideal venues to host a variety of business and social occasions.

DETAILS TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE 170,000 # OF EVENT SPACES 64 MAXIMUM CAPACITY 3,100 VENUE STYLE Mediterranean inspired 500-acre resort setting CATERING OPTIONS Yes RENTAL INCLUDES Chairs, Tables, Meeting Office Amenities (pencils, pads, mints/ candies), House linens, White Folding Chairs (for outdoor ceremonies), Water Station with Attendant, Non-alcoholic Beverage for Guests, Private Champagne Toast for the Wedding Couple PARKING OPTIONS Valet Parking Only at The Ritz-Carlton, Self-Parking available at JW

ABOUT THE VENUE With luxurious guest rooms, outdoor pool complex with a lazy river and AquaCourse 360, 18-hole golf course designed by PGA great Greg Norman and so much more, it’s ideal for a destination wedding too. From refined indoor and outdoor venues to elegant ballroom and terraces, create the wedding of your dreams. Enjoy the Whisper Creek location for a complete farm-to-table experience. The luxury hotel’s culinary team will create a custom menu for a delicious and spectacular reception. Where dreams of a luxury Orlando wedding become reality.


4012 Central Florida Parkway | Orlando, FL 32837 407.206.2400 | or


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Sandpearl Resort The Sandpearl Resort is surrounded by the powder white sand and crystal blue waters of Clearwater Beach. The AAA Four-Diamond resorts blends premium comforts and warm, personalized service. The Sandpearl Resort is furnished with 700 feet of pristine beachfront and 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, providing an ideal location to host your event.

DETAILS TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE 17,500 (indoor) 25,000 (indoor/outdoor) # OF EVENT SPACES 3 Ballrooms MAXIMUM CAPACITY 300 VENUE STYLE Beach Resort CATERING OPTIONS Sandpearl Catering RENTAL INCLUDES Tables, Chairs, Linen, Dinnerware PARKING OPTIONS Valet Only CONTACT Sandpearl Catering 727.441.2425

ABOUT THE VENUE Sandpearl Resort is the area’s preferred venue for conferences, executive retreats and romantic beach weddings with beachfront settings and AAA Four-Diamond Service. The event planning professionals will work to customize every detail, including AV enhancements and engaging activities. From toes in the sand ceremony to an elegant ballroom celebration, the them will create a once in a lifetime experience tailored to the brides vision. The Executive Chef will design a menu to fit any occasion. With warm personalized service, enchanting venues and outstanding accommodations, the team at Sandpearl will craft your dream wedding. 500 Mandalay Avenue | Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 727.441.2425 |

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