{Kimber and Nick @ The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

Kimber and Nick are from Chicago and chose the Grand Hyatt for their destination wedding because that's where they stayed on their first vacation together.  Their royal blue and gray color palette was so pretty! Especially with the beautiful light in Aramani's.  Their wedding invitation style was a first class plane ticket in blue and gray.  Kimber's jewelry, headband, and heels were all made of crystal that looked gorgeous with her flowy simple gown.  Their little ring bearer and flower girl we so cute and excited to be a part of their wedding.  We did a first look with them on the top floor terrace at Armani's overlooking the bay.  It was the sweetest!  Their ceremony was inside with white and blue draping and tall white florals.  I love all the elegant simplicity they had for the reception as well.  Blue accent runners with chocolate truffle favors and the cake was white with a silver topper.  They met at Kimber's favorite bar in Chicago called Four Shadows and Kimber's sister gave the best toast about how Nick had to be converted into a Hawkeye Fan to seal the deal.  Congrats you guys, thank you for having us there we loved every minute!! xoxoxo
Venue | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | DJ | Grant Hemond | Hair | Lili's Weddings | Event Design | My Event Design | Cake | Hands on Sweets 

{Melissa & Joshua @ The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

Melissa & Joshua live in Germany, but flew home for a sweet, intimate wedding with their family at The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.  Melissa's dad had the biggest smile on his face when he saw his beautiful daughter before they walked down the boardwalk to meet Joshua. Right after the sunset we went up to Armani's on the rooftop to catch the beautiful dusk sky and views of the bay.  Congrats Melissa & Joshua! 

{Katie & Vish Indian Wedding Ceremony @Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

Saturday mornings festivities started with getting ready with Katie and the girls and Vish and the guys.  I love the deep, rich colors, jewelry and makeup that are involved.  The Baraat is the arrival of the groom, and traditionally on an elephant or white horse.  Well, when you have a Mazerati who needs a horse:-)  Once Vish arrived, the Jaan is where Katie's family welcomes him before the ceremony.  In Hindu weddings there are a lot of traditions that signify the importance of the marriage commitment.  Their officiant did an amazing job of explaining what each of the elements signified, it was so interesting!  Since Vish's family is Indian and Katie's family is America, we also did an entire American wedding that evening so that will be coming next!! 

Venue | Grant Hyatt Tampa Bay | Coordination | Table 6 Productions | Decor | Mandap World | Florals | Botanica | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group | Videography | VH Video  | Chivari Chairs | Modern Day Events | Lighting | The Production Crew 

{Katie & Vish Vidhi - Garba @Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

We got to spend an amazing 2 days with Katie and Vish for the Vidhi, Garba, Indian Ceremony, and a full Christian wedding.  Way too much to tell in one blog posting so there will be 3 in total:-) 

Friday morning was the Vidhi, which is traditional religious rituals held on the day before the actual wedding.  The bride and groom are prepared for the wedding ceremony and the family pray to ward off evil spirits from the wedding and to protect the couple in their married life together.  One of the preparations the families cover the bride and groom's face, hands, and feet in a thick yellow turmeric paste intended not only to keep the evil spirits away but to enhance his skin color for the wedding ceremony.   

Venue | Grant Hyatt Tampa Bay | Coordination | Table 6 Productions | Decor | Mandap World | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group | Videography | VH Video

In the evening was the Garba, which is a celebration with beautiful colors and amazing dancing!  Katie and Vish wore bold deep blue, red, and purple.  Garba and raas are two types of traditional dance.  Garba is danced in circles, while raas is danced in lines with a partner typically.  Raas is also played with two sticks, known as dandiya.  And dance they did:-)  Our next set of sneaks will be the gorgeous Indian wedding ceremony. 

Wedding Album Wednesday! Audrey & Adam

I have to get back to posting our albums again!  I LOVE when our brides send us pictures of their new home for their album in their home.  Each album turns out so beautiful and unique. We designed Audrey and Adam's with a 2 toned ivory and green leather accent with a photo cutout. You can see Audrey's comments and their design below!

"The album is everything I thought it would be - Thank you so much for everything! Your quality and attention to detail is outstanding!

Audrey & Adam" 

 

 

{Audrey + Adam @Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

It was the picture of a perfect spring wedding with bright vibrant colors.  Audrey's shoes were an awesome bright green color and her maid of honor wore bright pink shoes! Completely complimented their flowers.  Adam and Audrey had their first look in the garden at the Hyatt. It was such a sweet moment! Adam was truely taken aback when he saw his stunning bride to be, he even twirled her to see the entire dress:-)  Audrey and Adam LOVE wine! Their place cards holders were wine corks, and the gift card holder was a wine crate. To continue the wine theme each table in the dining room had their own bottle of wine to share, and the thank you gifts were miniature bottles of champagne.  Each table was also named after some of the couple's favorite things...there was "The Trop" for Tropicana Field, "Gryffindor" paying homage to Audrey's Harry Potter love, and "Buccaneers", just to name a few.  Audrey's older brother toasted her and said how his once "annoying little sister" was now a woman he can truly say he is proud of!  As the night was coming to a close, Audrey had the DJ play "Girls just want to have fun".  All of Adam's sisters tearfully joined Audrey on the dance floor and danced to their late Mother's favorite song.  It was a gorgeous and joyful day, thanks for letting us be a part of it!! xoxoxo

Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Florals: Events in Bloom, Cake: A Piece of Cake, Hair/Makeup: Rare Accents Salon and Day Spa, DJ: Seamless Sound Entertainment, Gown: CC's Boutique, Photobooth: Shutterbooth, Stationery: Urban Coast

Wedding Album Wednesday! Nadia + Adil

Nadia and Adil's wedding album turned out gorgeous!!! We designed a 10x13 metal cover, leather accent album for them and Nadia send me a great picture of it in her home and some great comments. Take a flip through! 

"I love the album! It has all of our favorite pictures in it and its so unique, compared to most albums we've seen. We've shown it to all our guests and it makes a great decor piece!
Nadia & Adil"

 

{Nadia + Adil: Mehndi @Grand Hyatt}

Nadia and Adil's 3 day wedding celebration was amazing! The weekend started off with a ceremony at their home with friends and family followed by the Mehndi or Henna ceremony that evening.  This festive event is filled with vibrant colors, loud music, and lots of food and dancing.  Deep purple, pink, and gold draping, lighting, and cabanas with lounge furniture set the stage for what was to come.  Their grand entrance kicked off the evening with Adil's side with the men followed by Nadia and the ladies.  Their friends had prepared dances and skits for them and their guests to enjoy.  The evening ended with the men exiting and the ladies continued to dance the night away.  It was truly an amazing event to be a part of.  The dancing and music took me to a totally different world and I hope you enjoy some of the moments we captured below. Day 2 was the Shaddi which I'll be blogging soon!

Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa, Coordination: Quickcare Events, Florals: Suhaag Garden, Attire: HSY Studio, Videography: Jose Ortiz Films, Cotton Candy: Wicked Witch, DJ: Dudha Productions