by Amy Serrago
Bette and Brian said “I do” on New Year’s Eve at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida. Their ceremony took place on the museum’s grounds just after sunset beside a brass arbor draped with white orchids. The wedding party was dressed to the nines, in true holiday style. The ladies wore beaded black gowns that sparkled under the strung Edison lights and the guys were dapper in classic black tuxes.
Bette was radiant in her BHLDN gown with its elegant, deep V neckline and she topped off her look with a dramatic, cathedral length veil. Brian was handsome in his tux and paired it perfectly with a black sequined bow tie. The newlyweds had a great time posing for pictures with the museum’s sleek modern styling as a backdrop.
The reception’s dreamy atmosphere was filled with delicate white florals and whimsical white balloon centerpieces. Gold accents like chargers and runners combined with touches of greenery to complete the chic tablescapes. Bette and Brian traveled all the way from New York to tie the knot in Tampa, so they served “I Love NY” cookies to celebrate their hometown. Bette’s grandfather created the couple’s wedding cake and topped it with an adorable “Wonder Woman” cake topper. The dance floor was packed all night and at the stroke of twelve, the party moved outside to watch as New Year’s fireworks lit up the city’s skyline. Congratulations, Bette and Brian!
Event Planner:One Fine Day, Inc//Officiant:Rev. Thomas R. Cook//Favors and Gifts: Ties by Tyler//Invitation Designer: A&P Designs//Caterer: Mise En Place//Band: The New Royals | Sam Hill Entertainment//Bakery: Wright's Gourmet Deli//Floral Designer: FLORA Fine Flowers and Events//Makeup Artist: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio//Hair Stylist:Gina Escarpenter//Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN//Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Suit Supply//Ring Designer:W. Kodak Jewelers//Ring Designer: Sophie's Creations//Shoes:Michael Kors//Dress Designer:Modern Trousseau//Reception Venue:Tampa Museum of Art//Ceremony Location:Tampa Museum of Art//Photographer: Asher Gardner