The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Romantic Italian Villa for Wedding Weekends Here in Tampa Bay


Welcome to Villa Adriana
Selected Photos by Eva Photo Studio*

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Villa Adriana, located north of Tampa in a quiet yet convenient rural area is a one-of-a-kind venue for those wishing to celebrate weddings in an Italian-inspired estate. Events of 40 or more guests are limited to all-outdoor events. Below is the event terrace illuminated at night with an optional Sailcloth tent. We can accommodate up to 250 guests in this area. Ceremonies may be situated lakeside or in front of the mansion.


West Coast Event Rentals has a new line of Sailcloth Tents. These epic structures are most popular for weddings on Long Island and the Northeast. 


Hold your ceremony on the shores of a tree-lined lake off the back lawn.

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If you are considering a smaller destination wedding, our indoor Intimate Wedding Weekend package might be just right for you. There are comfortable options for holding your ceremony on our magnificent entry staircase, or outdoors surrounding nature. 


Minimum overnight stay is four days for up to 20 guests. Please refer to the links below to our package specifications. 

Meanwhile enjoy pictures of a recent open house at Villa Adriana. In requesting a tour, please complete the Event Questionnaire and return to us at the indicated email addresses.


Live foliage inside a tent on the terrace, enhances the natural beauty of the setting. Provided by A1 Foliage.


West Coast Rental's brand new Fruitwood Folding Chairs is a perfect compliment to the sailcloth tent.



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Delicious cuisine from soup to nuts is provided in a variety of styles from Event Concepts & Catering (Catering By Robert). 


Sweet Tweets Cakery custom designs cakes and mini cupcake presentations that suit your wedding colors and theming.


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Lovely vintage lounge furnishings from Ideal Design Events  add a classic look to the outdoor pool area overlooking the lake. 

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You and your overnight guests can enjoy the European appointments inside the Villa. This is a view of the great hall area facing the staircase.



A solid granite dance floor is built into the Event Terrace.





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Four Day Wedding Weekend Package for up to 12 overnight guests and up to 50 wedding guests complete with food, tables, chairs, linens, decor, ceremony options, and full event planning; additional charges for overnight guests up to 20 and additional wedding guests up to 250 are noted.

Intimate Wedding Weekend Package for up to 35 guests all indoors with all over the above.


Please call Susan Stalnaker at (813) 960-7092 or email at cateringbyrobert@aol.com for more information.







Lemony Delicious Decor at St. Pete Beach


Erika and Jacob
June
Selected Photos by Lindsey Trope*



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We love, loved working behind the scenes with Erika and Jacob's Gainesville-based photographer, Lindsay Trope. She captured so many thoughtful, intimate photos of special moments throughout getting ready, ceremony, reception, and everything in between.

Erika was able to make a few trips here to attend vendor meetings, But most of her planning was done long-distance, including during her move from Gainesville to Arkansas right before the wedding. Erika entrusted our favorite entertainment company, DeLite Entertainment (DJ Josh) and our talented florist, Carmen (Carmen's Flowers) with important roles in her celebration. We provided ceremony decor which included our popular white Pergola for her nuptials on the venue's plaza facing picturesque Boca Ciega Bay.


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Although most of the preparations took place at the Alden Suites Resort, many candid shots were captured at the St. Pete Beach venue.
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Erika assigned close friends to make sure guests had their programs and note their presence via a thumbprint tree portrait. 

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and our popular smoked cheddar spread presentations for social hour. Erika, Jacob and the wedding party spent time exploring the property with Photographer Lindsay for formal and informal shots.





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Inside the main reception, our staff had put together a unique bright and pale yellow, black and white tablescape topped off with an varying assortment of guest table centerpieces from Carmen's Flowers.

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Alternating tables of floor length white cloths were surrounded by all black chair covers; black cloth tables featured white coveres with black chair ties. The mixture made the room come alive with the yellow color scheme.


 








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Varying runners included a combination of black and black and white damask.

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The Sugar Darlings provided the cupcake display with a small yellow ombre formal cake at the top.




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Erika and Jacob chose Citrus Chicken with some Latin favorites. 











Love, Laughter and Lemon!