by Amy Serrago
Alex and Chad’s wedding at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida was a vibrant celebration of autumn and the rich hues that bring the season to life. This fun loving couple has and amazing group of friends and their laid back sense of humor is infectious! Their wedding day started with first looks before the ceremony which took place under a brass arbor draped with fern leaves, eucalyptus and autumn-toned florals in shades of orange and yellow with white accents. When Alex reached the end of the aisle, Chad took out his phone and snapped a selfie with his beautiful bride, a hilarious gesture that got everyone laughing and set the tone of lightheartedness and celebration that would become the theme of the day. The pair incorporated a unity sand ceremony before their vows and their adorable dog, Lily was there to witness the whole thing!
Alex’s gown was traditional with a twist. Its full skirting of layered organza made her look as if she floated on air and the sparkling beaded bodice with its sexy sheer details brought the glam! She finished her look with dangling teardrop shaped earrings and a glittering pair of open-toed t-strap heels. Her bridesmaids wore vibrant orange gowns and carried bright yellow bouquets as an homage to fall. Chad and his groomsmen were handsome in dark gray, Chad in a cream-colored tie, his groomsmen in orange paisley with matching pocket squares.
At the reception, tables were set with cream brocade linens, orange napkins and gold chargers and the floral design was absolutely stunning. A combination of tall and short centerpieces added dimension to the decor and twigs and lush greenery combined with hanging votives for a dramatic effect. Guests were treated to hand rolled cigars and Chad, who is a fire medic had a groom’s cake that was an exact replica of his helmet! After dinner, Alex, Chad and their guests had a great time on the dance floor until the newlyweds exited through a sparkler send off to a boat waiting outside to whisk them away to their honeymoon. Congratulations Alex and Chad!
Reception Venue:Marriott Waterside//Caterer:Marriott Waterside//Event Planner: Table 6 Productions//Floral Designer: Tailored Twig//Cake Designer: Alessi Bakeries//Linens and Coverings: Linens by theSea//Makeup Artist:Kylelynn Cosmetics//Hair Stylist: Kyle Lynn Weddings//Lighting:The Production Crew//DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.//DJ:Grant Hemond & Associates//Dress Store: CC's Boutique//Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography