Although from the Sarasota area, Barbara and Don planned their wedding here entirely from Colorado. They chose The Vault in Downtown Tampa, because of its historic value, a mutual interest shared by both.
Prior to their September wedding, Barb made three trips here to meet up with vendors, decide her menu, do a site visit, and make decisions about room layout and guest table decor. Because of her excellent communications via text and email, we were able to accomplish quite a bit in between visits.
Kudos to Fallbrook Photography for the lovely moments they captured throughout the wedding day. Getting ready was staged at The Floridian Hotel near The Vault.
At The Vault, guests arrived for the ceremony where they were asked to sign in on a small leaf that would be added to a keepsake frame later cherished by Barb and Don.
The purple, turquoise, and silver color scheme was reflected in accent linens and décor provided by Catering By Robert and the couple.
The ceremony area was set up initially in the main ballroom with pre-set tables and bars hidden behind draped areas.
After the ceremony concluded, guests and bridal party made their way outside to enjoy social hour and bridal party pictures.
When guests arrived back inside the ballroom, everything had been transformed.
They found their tables via traditional place cards in alphabetical order.
The room was "washed" in a blue hue.
Guest tables were draped in our champagne cloths and had alternating centerpieces and napkin colors.
Our white carriage lanterns surrounded by fresh floral accents were featured with dark purple napkins.
The second option included our three varying heights of glass cylinders filled with deep purple orchid stems and turquoise napkins.
We added a white lace overlay to the sweetheart table.
For social hour we hand-passed Mango Salsa Phyllo Cups, Marinated Mushrooms, and Brushetta.
Planning, Design, Coordination and Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL
Photography: Fallbrook Photography
DJ: DeLite Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Publix