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A Secret Garden Wedding

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved working with Flexi and Mike on their intimate 9.11 Secret Garden wedding.

For Mike who is on active duty in the US Airforce, the date, the red, white and blue details and their choice of caterer all held a special place.

 

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Day

The couple’s wedding day began with a First Look on The Secret Gardens’ lush natural walkways.

Flexi looked stunning in her lace wedding gown with sweetheart neckline accented by a shimmering necklace and matching drop earrings. Mike looked very handsome in his dress blue uniform.

 

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Following their first look, the couple took some time for photographs with their wedding party. The deep red of the wedding party’s clothes paired with the red and white of the bouquets and boutonnieres, with Mikes’s dark blue uniform finishing the color story.

 

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Paradise Springs

The intimate outdoor wedding ceremony, under mature trees draped in Spanish moss, was accented with a wooden arbor swagged in flowing white fabric with soft floral accents.

 

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Flexi and Mike exchanged their wedding vows in a touching wedding ceremony, surrounded by family and close friends. After their first kiss, they made their exit to Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder.

 

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An Intimate Gathering

Just before the poolside cocktail hour, the couple gathered all of their guests for one fantastic photograph.

 

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The outdoor wedding reception was set with deep red linen, shimmering gold candles, and a simple carriage lantern filled with flowers on a gold base.

Flexi and Mike’s sweetheart table was dressed in sparkling gold sequin linen with red and white flowers and “Mr. & Mrs.” sign.

 

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After their first dance, the couple treated their wedding guests to a delicious dinner provided by Mission BBQ. This element was very important to the couple as Mission BBQ was founded on 9.11, and donates to causes supporting veterans and first responders.

The amazing buffet reception included:

 

Sliced Brisket

St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Pulled Chicken

Fresh Baked Cornbread

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Collard Greens

Mac-N-Cheese

 

Dinner and Dancing

Another highlight of this amazing intimate wedding was the incredible four-tiered wedding cake. The cake incorporated shades for red with white and beautiful gold accents that also included a quilted pattern with rhinestone accents.

 

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Congratulations Flexi and Mike, we wish you much happiness, and thank you for your service!

 

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Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves the review Mike posted online:

From the first meeting at the Special Moments office I (The Husband) felt like I was in good hands. Our venue was picked, yet all we had was the venue and ourselves. What we needed was a wedding planner and what we received through Special Moments were subject matter experts you had our back in every aspect of the wedding.

The day of our wedding, we felt as if we were royalty with nothing to worry about other than showing up and smiling. The service we received was so special and hands on that we could re-live the moments over and over again.

My Wife was extremely happy, and as a card swiper I was extremely content. In summary, if you have an upcoming Special Moment in your life, you need these planners in your life. And that’s a fact.

 

An Amazing Team

Thank you to our amazing team who made this September 11th wedding so special for this wonderful couple.

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Venue: The Secret Garden – Paradise Spring

Wedding Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography

Floral Design: Apple Blossoms Floral Design

Linens: Custom Linens

Rentals/ Lighting: Mobile Wind, LLC

DJ: Boone’s Professional Events

Catering: Mission BBQ

Wedding Cake: Kristen Marie Cake

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