{Caroline & Brandon @ 1930 Grande Room}

Caroline and Brandon are some of the sweetest and most gracious people you will ever meet! Caroline is the youngest of 5 girls you can tell how important their family and friends are to both of them.  Caroline's mom and sister helped her get ready and she looked so gorgeous in her layered gown with a crystal broach and bouquet of roses and orchids.  Here something blue was a tiny heart painted on her toe:-) Brandon spent some time with his friends just hanging out at Gaspar's Grotto before they headed off for him to see Caroline at the end of the aisle!  They officially became Mr. & Mrs. Waraksa at Our Lady of Perpetual Help just down the street from their reception at the 1930 Grande.  It was such a gorgeous day with beautiful light in Ybor and we even caught a trolley passing by.  Their reception style was modern with slate gray and accents of purple and fuchsia with crystal accents. Stone Chef created a fantastic custom menu served family style.  The best part was the mini donut tower at the end of the evening:-) Caroline's family is Vietnamese and incorporated elements of their culture.  Caroline's dad gave a toast in Vietnamese and her sister translated.  The toasts their friends and bridal party gave were hilarious and so sweet.  Congrats Caroline and Brandon!!! xoxox
Venue |  1930 Grande Room  | Church | Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Caterer | StoneChef Catering | Caterer | Hao Wah | Florist | Hannah's Floral | Makeup | On The Go Beauty Studio | Videographer | Lexoria Wedding Films | DJ | Music On The Move DJ's | Wedding Gown | Perfection Prom & Bridal | Alterations | Bridal Alterations by Carmen

{Julie & Sebastian}

We are so happy we got to work with Julie and Sebastian!  We photographed Julie's sister's wedding (Katie and Vish) in August this past year.  It was so nice to see them especially since they are so excited for the new addition on the way!!  Sebastian’s sister lives in Europe and was not able to be there but, she actually made Julie's dress!  Julie wore Katie’s veil for something borrowed and her shoes were blue!  They did a first look and then we got to photograph them all around Ybor.  If you've been in Ybor even once, you've probably seen the random chickens running around.  They had a beautiful, intimate, garden ceremony, and dinner at the Columbia.  Sebastian’s mother framed a picture that he drew when he was little and gave it to them as a special gift.  Congrats Julie and Sebastian!!  xoxoxo

1930 Grande Room Emerald City Event

We were so excited to work with The 1930 Grande Room, and great team of event professionals as they hosted an open house and fashion show.  The theme and concept for the decor was the Wizard of Oz.  The 1930 Grande Room is a really unique wedding and event space, and home to StoneChef Catering.  Guests entered on one side to a step and repeat complete with Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scare Crow, and Toto. I  LOVE the center pieces Events in Bloom designed, ruby slippers with red and yellow florals and yellow bricks.  Above the bar hung a giant floral bike wheel creation, and on the bar, floral spinning tornadoes.  The other side of the space was a lounge area, where you could even watch Anthony and his team create all their delicious cuisine.  All the brides that attended got front row seating for the fashion show and some swag.  Anglo Couture showcased their bridesmaids dresses and bridal gowns.  Toto, (who happens to be my little dog Abita:-) even walked down the runway!   

Venue, Theme and Concept Design | 1930 Grande Room | Catering | StoneChef | Coordination | Table 6 | Set and Draping | The Production Crew | Gowns | Anglo Couture | Models Hair/Makeup | Brandi Lynn Tort Makeup and Missy Rogers Hairstyling | Hair/Makeup for MC | Lasting Luxe | Florals | Events in Bloom | Decor | conceptBAIT | Videography | Lucky Lemon Films | Linens | Connie Duglin | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cupcakes | Hyde Park Greenwise Publix | MC | Lisa  Casalino | Chivari Chairs | Modern Day Events | Slippers and Signs | Let's Get Decorative 

 

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