Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL coicidently hosted two wedding events at the Ybor State Museum two weeks apart this past spring. Each had its own unique elements which reflected the personalities and tastes of each couple.
The first, in mid-March, included the on-site ceremony simply set in front of the garden fountain. Anyone who has done events at the museum already realizes the challenges posed by an all outdoor garden setting. This wedding was no exception. Our amazingly adaptable staff skillfully dealt with falling leaves, shedding pollen, and unpredictable gusts of wind throughout the five hour event. As the sun set, so did our light source behind the scenes. Temporary spot lights were set up along the narrow dirt corridor to our truck loading area.
Never-the-less, Amy and Sean's wedding celebration showed few signs of our behind-the scenes struggles.
Chairs with our covers were first utilized for the short ceremony, and then placed around guest tables in a separate area of the museum garden during the social hour. Their color scheme of burgundy and honey gold fit perfectly within the natural surroundings of the Ybor garden area. Our wrought iron centerpieces wrapped with our in-house ivy and client-provided miniature grape clusters, added personality to the honey pintuck overlays and mom, Becky's custom made stripped runners.
We dug into our in-house fabric inventory for floor length burgundy & gold coverings and print overlays for the buffets, bar, and cake table. Also, our tall black wrought iron candle holders were utilized on the place card and entry tables just inside the main gate entrance. Because of the museum's strict policy regarding candlewax spills, the client asked us to furnish hurricane shades and faux LED pillar candles to be placed around the fountain. Our ivory urns filled with silk burgundy roses were strategically placed on other display tables throughout the reception.
Here's some snapshots of this well-orchestrated wedding and reception at the Ybor State Museum. Our other celebration for Lindsey and J.J. will be profiled in our next blog.