Selected Photos by Life's Highlights*
Being new in town and trying to plan a wedding presented a challenge for Meredith and AJ. On top of it, both had demanding new jobs. Meredith came to me right after she booked Davis Islands Garden Club for her March celebration.
She fell in love with our Treasure Chest Package which included almost all of the services she needed for her wedding. All were our trusted vendors whom we have worked with for the past 5 years or longer.
Her vision for a waterfront garden-style celebration fit perfectly with the venue. Mint green with a touch of silver subtly created the simple elegant feel for both the ceremony and reception.
We simply decorated the gazebo with ivory chiffon swags and the aisle was lined with our white shepherd hooks and small white lanterns.
Meredith loved the idea of signage and specially printed items for her celebration. Traditional programs were handed out to guests as they arrived.
Her mom Tina, had been our original contact. Although she lived out of town, she fully participated in the planning process with her daughter. Below, Tina put final touches on Meredith's hair at a local hotel.
Meredith and the rest of the bridal party arrived at the garden club about an hour early to "chill" and help with some last minute decorating decisions.
Once the ceremony was over, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the covered patio behind the building. They had rented curtains and bench cushions from the club and Tina made special pillows to place around the perimeter.
Indoors we were putting the finishing touches on the guest tables as formal pictures were being taken.
Sweet Tweets Cakery designed a small formal cake with matching tiers of mini cupcakes in a variety of flavors. A.J. had his own themed groom's cake in his ala mater University of Tennessee colors.
Lace was a part of Meredith's design ideas. We utilized our in-house lace overlays and skirting on the place card and sweetheart tables along with the buffet and main cake display.
Carmen's Flowers provided all of the fresh floral elements of the wedding: from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Below are her mason jars filled with garden lilies, hydrangea and baby's breath. Meredit chose a simple mint green runner with our round mirror squares. Mint green napkins sat in a tri-fold on our silver charger plates.
DeLite Entertainment handled all of the ceremony and reception music.
Guests were kept entertained that included a clever photo opp area with small props.
The buffet was stationed in the front entry area offering more dance space in the main room.
We hope Meredith and A.J. have many fond memories of their wedding day with us!
Design, Planning, Coordination, and Catering -
Photography - Life's Highlights
DJ Services - DeLite Entertainment
Cake and Cupcakes - Sweet Tweets Cakery
Flowers - Carmen's Florist
Banners, Photo Props - Let's Get Decorative - Tampa