Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tricia and Jay's Black and White Wedding
I really enjoyed working with Tricia the past few months on her wedding. We were recommended to Tricia by another vendor, and although we were just brought on for day-of-coordinating, we did help her to hire a few of her other wedding vendors since she was planning from Tennessee. Everything came together just as planned - she was very organized and detail oriented but it was great to see her finally able to relax and hand everything over to me on her wedding day.
The day started off with Darla Stafford working her magic with hair and makeup at the bride's hotel. The ceremony was held at the historic Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ybor City, which was founded in 1890. I love old Tampa churches and the vintage feel of Ybor City. We then headed over to Jackson's Bistro for the reception.
I loved Tricia's style because it was sleek, contemporary, and sophisticated, with a few modern twists here and there. For example, Tricia's Alfred Angelo gown was a somewhat traditional A-line strapless dress, but it had a striking black train down the back. Her color scheme was black and white with a deep red accent. The florals, provided by Carmen's Flowers, mostly consisted of gerbera daisies which are Tricia's favorite flower. Because the reception was at Jackson's in their Waterfront Room, there wasn't a need for overly elaborate decor. The view is the main focus with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and the city skyline on 3 walls. Tricia chose a few specific decor elements to enhance the room and her vision, such as the unusual chair sash designs and the lounge seating with black leather ottomans. All of the guests had a great time dancing the night away, and we ended the evening with a sparkler sendoff as Tricia and Jay departed.
I really enjoyed working with Jason Angelini again and I know he is going to have some great photos because Tricia and Jay allowed for a ton of photo time, which is always a plus. Grant Hemond DJ's provided the music and emceeing, but this time we had Rob Vollmer who I hadn't worked with before. He was a lot of fun and I really liked how he got to know the guests and interacted with them. I can't wait to work with him again in the future. The Jackson's staff was attentive as always and it was a pleasure to work again with their events coordinator, Rebecca Samora. Jackson's also provided the black leather lounge seating which the guests really enjoyed. The modern white cake with black ribbon detail was created by the new Publix Greenwise in Hyde Park - haven't been there yet but my friends are raving about it.
All in all, this wedding was an absolute pleasure to coordinate. I loved getting to know Tricia and Jay's family and working with all of the great vendors who pulled the event together. Tricia and Jay, congratulations and best wishes!! Here are a few of my person photos from the day... professional photos coming soon!