The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sage Is the New Green at the Kapok Pavilion

Kelly and Nate

A wedding at The Kapok Pavilion?
What more can you say about this iconic location in Clearwater?

But when you have a very picky bride with a subtle approach to her d├ęcor, there can be many challenges. We accepted the challenges which included a light and whimsical use of light blue, deep purple and sage green amid the eloquent architectural elements of the venue.

Being from out of town, Kelly, maintain a very detailed private Pinterest wedding board, that we could view throughout the planning process. Most of discussions were by phone and her mom, who was here locally, was very helpful in conveying her daughter's design requests.

Even though lilac and sage green were primary colors for the wedding, Kelly's girls was eggplant.

The ceremony area was decorated mostly in neutral tones with simple hints of the bride's color combinations down the aisle. Chairs, with a sage green textured tie, were transferred from ceremony to reception in the grand ballroom.


The main corridor in front to the Florida Room featured the sign in table with wine bottles designating every major milestone year of their marriage. Additionally, it had the guest place cards in alphabetical order. 

We hand passed a variety of appetizers including fruit skewers, marinated mushrooms, phyllo cups with fresh pineapple salsa, and mini quiche.


 The cake and accompanying mini cupcakes mimicked the theming of the wedding. 

Food stations included all of Kelly's and Nate's favorite foods - many Italian and some from the Boston area where they resided. 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Savvy Turquoise and Black Celebration at the Tampa Garden Club

Jen and Jesse

I have to admit I was a little skeptical when Jennifer shared her wedding colors with us during her design meeting. A bright turquoise color mixed with black against the tall white walls of the Tampa Garden Club? But when we featured her sample table during one of our open houses, I was a believer!

Jen's event designer, Jamie, and I added in a black and white damask printed runner to the all black table. Coupled with the bride's furnished white hydrangeas in our cylinders, there was just enough POP of white on the table to make the entire room looked totally awesome. 

Jen and Jesse's wedding began with an outdoor ceremony in the garden area. The arbor was simply decorated with two white and blue hydrangea arrangements. We covered a small table with turquoise linen for the sand ceremony items.

Our black wrought iron shepherd hooks lined the aisle way holding stems of client-provided white hydrangea blooms in our small black wrought iron holders.

The social hour was held inside the conservatory where we decorated the sign-in/place card table in similar colors. Jen used the similar black damask pattern for her card box and other DIY items. Guests signed a large monogrammed "B." This table was later used for a candy station.

Inside the room, uplit palm trees from A1 Foliage, graced the perimeter of the ballroom.


We did a Fajita Station as part of the couple's main dinner. There were plenty of toppings so guests could customize their entree.


The wedding cake was a three tiered square cake with hints of bling which we added to the decorating of the table featuring it.

The candy station was a sweet ending to the reception for Jen and Jesse.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Aqua-Mint and Platinum Winter Wedding at the Ever After Estate

Maria and Alejandro 
* Selected Photos by Eternal Light Photography


You might consider Maria and Alejandro a couple who loves to explore new possibilities. When it came to planning their destination wedding at the Ever After Estate, they took their time to investigate all of their options for a complete outdoor wedding reception.

First there was the challenge of planning from a distance - both lived in South Florida. Then came the decision to hold a traditional Catholic wedding at a nearby church. The unpredictable weather in the month of December also caused them to rethink their original idea of holding the reception out in the open under the stars. Thankfully they started planning early with many major decisions made over the course of three or four months.


We had several site visits. When the amazing decor rental and floral genius of RJ Glamour and Innovation came into the picture, everything seemed to fall into place with the inclusion of a clear span tent and a combination of rustic winter and opulent styling.

We are excited to share the images of  Maria and Alejandro's modern regal celebration!


Having an entire weekend to prepare for and relax afterwards has its pluses. Maria was able to get ready and see the progress of outdoor preparations for her reception. 


The existing gazebo joined the social hour and main reception areas. The entire social hour area was spread out in the side lawn with overhead cafe string lights.

Prior to leaving for the church, Maria was able to get in some late afternoon pre-event pictures done with wedding party and family.


Maria's vision for her wedding included lots of small personalizations including small cards for guests to write well wishes.



Guests were greeted with a wishing tree inside the gazebo and place cards were displayed here.



Inside the main reception area, round and long tables seating 110 guests were filled with soft pastel florals and hints of winter with white pearl napkin rings, snow-frocked pine cones, and glistening organza runners. 


Vintage accents included lanterns, hanging wood monograms, and even a whiskey barrel for the wedding cake display.





As night fell, the tent glowed with frosty blue hues and the party continued with lots of dancing and celebrating for the many guests who had traveled as far away as South America to attend the wedding.



Planning . Coordinating . Catering : Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL

Decor . Flowers . Rentals . Lighting : RJ Glamour and Innovation - Orlando

Photography: Eternal Light

Video: Seltzer Films

DJ: Roque Productions

Wedding Cake: Party Flavors