The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Take Me to the Church

Meredith & Michael
Nov. 5, 2010

It's rare for a local Catholic church to rent out their activity hall for wedding receptions, even for parishioners. Meredith and Michael were fortunate to have a supportive family that was happy to help decorate and embellish the St. Patrick's Church Parish Center in South Tampa.

When we first visited the site, I have to say I was skeptical, to say the least. There were lots of bookcases, glass display cases, and a big open space that I wasn't sure could be transformed into an elegant setting for a wedding.

Armed with tons of our in-house fabrics, we were able to disguise the non-wedding elements. The family hung Chinese lanterns, covered poles, and did a bang-up job decorating the huge bar area with lighting and foliage.

The couple's burgundy, ivory and gold color scheme was a perfect fit for the hall. Once the 24 guest tables and chairs were covered and the lights turned down, it became a different atmosphere indeed.

The bride chose to keep everything neutral with pops of gold and burgundy in menu cards and various guest table centerpieces (some provided by a florist, a friend, and us). Our pre-set garden salads with their dark red tomatoes even added color to the ivory palette.

Congratulations to Meredith and Michael for this opportunity to help make their wedding day sparkle!

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