The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Savvy Celebration at the Sorosis

Taryn and Eina
Selected Photos by Kerri Percy Photography*


Often too many ideas get in the way of a couple making final decisions about how their wedding day will look. Both Taryn and Eina had certain expectations as far as colors, flower choices, and DIY projects they wanted to undertake. They knew they loved a green or blueish tone for the majority of decor; but the exact shade of green/blue was up in the air until closer to the wedding day.

They had chosen the Sorosis Building in Lakeland for both the ceremony and reception. They favored a vintage theme with non-traditional elements such as the bridal party members wearing their choice of blue and gray attire

The open house that was supposed to feature their sample guest table, Taryn was unable to attend because of illness. A very nervous Eina and Taryn's mom attended in her place; hoping they would make the right decisions that would reflect her wishes.

As it turned out . . . They were on target with a turquoise chevron runner surrounded by two dove gray ones with our black lantern smack dab in thee center. It was decided to utilize all gray napkins inside the water glasses on the tables. 

THEN, lime green entered the picture. But as you will see, it was all good.

Everything else seemed to fall into place: from signage to final touches on other table decor. 

The day of the wedding arrived and a calm and collected set of brides set aside special time to get ready in the presence of immediate family and bridal party members.

Two locations were set aside for getting ready. Taryn was very much a part of the laid back, sultry process of putting on her make-up, gown, and small embellishments,.

Eina, on the other hand, was more focused on the lively photo options for her and the rest of the bridal party. 

When it came time for the ceremony to start, the couple's free-flowing bridal party made their way down the aisle to the ceremony area. There was a non-traditional combination of guys and girls.

As the sun was setting in front of the Sorosis Building, the ceremony turned emotional with many personalisation's from bridal party members, the officiant, and family.

After the ceremony, guests were invited indoors to enjoy the social hour with a displayed cheese, fruit, and vegetable presentation. We utilized a gray base with lime green runner with gray and white chevron accent.

The couple chose a bridal party table in front of the Sorosis stage area. They chose to display their wedding cake with a special topper of photos of themselves. 

The guest tables followed the original design Taryn and Eina had considered with white floor length cloth, white wood chairs, double turquoise runners with gray chevron in the center,

The use of lime green was more a part of the other display tables mostly in the front section of the reception. From the colorful card box to accent runners, we kept the couple's vision in mind.

We LOVED this additional personalization in the fireplace area where we placed pillar candles and assorted pictures to complete their vision.

Many wonderful memories of Taryn and Eina's wedding celebration. 

DJ, Fran Lebano and Company

Lively Turquoise and Purple Makes a Statement in Largo

Cheers to Ronit and Jay

Sometimes the mood of a celebration is set by the vibrancy of the couple themselves. Such was the case for Ronit and Jay's all indoor ceremony and reception at The Event Hall. After a series of set-backs during the planning, they kept moving forward with positive feelings and amazing support from family.

This was our first experience working with this venue, nestled within a small office park in Largo. The owners made sure all of the couple's ideas were incorporated in lighting, set-up, and logistics.

Since Ronit and Jay lived outside of the Tampa Bay Area, they relied on us for helping with planning much of the decor details prior to the wedding. We were able to meet on several occasions to determine layouts and table design. Family and fun were very important to both of them. Most of Ronit's family including her mom, were from the Cincinnati area and were more than happy to communicate with them as well in helping with other "wedding related" aspects here.

The ceremony started out in the main room. Pre-set guest tables aligned the side walls with the guest chairs seating mostly on the dance floor facing the stage where the Jewish ceremony would be held.


As guests arrived, they were encouraged to sign in along the hallway to the ceremony area.

A nervous, but lovely bride was ready to make her entrance escorted by her mom.

The couple utilized our large wrought iron Chuppah and we decorated it with flowing fabrics. The Event Hall had many nice decor features including these columns with urns.

The celebration continued back in the main lobby area where guests picked up their place cards, enjoyed cocktails and nibbled on displayed hors d'oeuvres. 

Our staff used the social hour time to reset the room moving guest tables, chairs and the sweetheart table into place.

Although Ronit had chosen very pale colors for her flowers, she wanted a vibrant mix of bright purple and turquoise for her chair bands, napkins and centerpieces. 

Ronit provided purple orchid stems which our staff inserted into two of our glass cylinders on each guest table. 

Our buffet located in the back of the main room.

Sweet Tweets Cakery provided the glittery three-tiered wedding cake with an adorable bride and groom topper. 

It's all about the outcome in the spirit of celebrating a marriage!

Event Planning, Decor, Coordination and Catering: Catering By Robert/Event Concepts & Catering . FL 

Flowers: Carmen's Flowers

Wedding Cake: Sweet Tweets Cakery

Photography and Video: Al Dee Productions