Emily + Chris' Garden Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer
Emily was a goddess bride, and Chris was a ruggedly handsome groom- the combination made for some seriously fabulous photos! Emily has an effortless beauty about her. She's a quiet force in the room- which an inner beauty that radiates through her big brown eyes. And Chris' reminds me of Mark Ruffalo. He's got that playful smile and perfect salt & pepper hair. I just adore them together!
The setting for the day was the beautiful Hype Park Methodist Church and Tampa Garden Club. As Emily swished down the church aisle in her oh so perfect princess gown, you could feel Chris' heart swell. They had a wonderful religious ceremony, followed by a super fun reception at Tampa Garden Club. I love their the grounds; they remind me of an enchanted garden on the outside. I'll admit that any venue that has LOTS of greenery makes me happy because this one has so many fantastic options for types of greenery. The slightly tropical vibe in the garden makes it feel like a little vacation.
The light and airy space inside is a dream to photograph! The decor that Emily and Chris selected was great- I loved all the soft white fabric draping and pastel florals! It was just dreamy! Oh, and the pretty silver linen paired with lace on every other table was gorgeous! I love gold, but the pewter silver was such a nice change!
Oh, and can I just say. The food. Oh my gosh, the food was fantastic! You can't go wrong with Chicken n Waffles in the south, but man does Good Food Catering Company know how to do them RIGHT! The menu was diverse and delicious!
It was a joy to photograph these lovebirds, and I'm so very thankful to have been a part of the big day
Getting Ready Location: Private home
Ceremony: Hyde Park Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Tampa Garden Club
Catering: Good Food Catering Company
Makeup: Jackie Riley Makeup
Planning and Coordination: Sarah Fairbairn/ One Fine Day, Inc.
Cake: Alessi Bakeries
Band: Broken Dedders
Wedding Gown: Brides by Dimitri
Bridesmaids Dresses: Brides by Dimitri
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse