A Tampa Wedding With A Little Sparkle

You know our Special Moments Event Planning team loves a little sparkle. And Christina and Brandon’s beautiful Tampa wedding definitely incorporated a little bling. However, it was also filled with beautiful special moments.

Portrait of a Tampa bride and groom kissing next to a fountain

Getting Ready

Christina and the ladies spent the morning having their hair and makeup done, relaxing, and having some fun.

Tampa bride having her makeup dine

Tampa bride and wedding party having some fun the morning of the wedding

Meanwhile, Brandon and the guys were getting ready. They took some time for photos together before heading off to the church. One of our favorite special moments of the day was when the groom opened the box containing these fantastic custom cufflinks.

Tampa groom getting dressed for his wedding

Groom overwhelmed with emotion opening his wedding gift

Personalized cufflinks with the groom's late mother's pictures

Tampa groom and his groomsmen

Once dressed, it was time for portraits of the bride before she and the ladies headed to the church. Christina looked stunning in her custom wedding gown created by Nikki’s Glitz and Glam. And her shoes added a little sparkle too. One of our favorite details is her gorgeous bridal bouquet! We love the bright pops of color, touches of bling, and beautiful locket.

Beautiful Tampa bride in her bridal suite

wedding shoes with a little sparkle

hot pink and white bridal bouquet with a little sparkle

bouquet with a photo of the bride's late father

A Sparkling Ceremony

Everything at a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony sparkles! The church is filled with beautiful artwork, crystal chandeliers, and touches of gold. Every detail was perfect, from the flickering of the candles to the crowning ceremony and the couple’s custom-designed aisle runner.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox church in Tampa

Bride walking down the aisle of her Tampa weding

Tampa Greek Orthodox wedding

Tampa Greek Orthodox weding

And a grand exit under a shower of bubbles that would sparkle in the sunlight seemed like the ideal way to end the beautiful wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony in a shower of bubbles

Cocktails and a Sneak Peek

Following the wedding ceremony and some family photos at the church, the couple and their guests made their way to the reception.

The venue’s Bay Room was dressed in white linen with a shimming overlay. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the newlyweds took a sneak peek at the reception, practiced their first dance, and spent little time alone.

silver overlays added some sparkle to the cocktail hour

Bride and groom taking a sneak peek at their Tampa wedding reception at the Rusty Pelican

Bring on the Bling!

The ballroom, draped in flowing white fabric reflected the soft lighting. Tables were layered in sparkling overlays and surrounded by clear acrylic chivari chairs. The table tops included mirrored charger plates, sparkling napkin rings, and tall, brightly colored floral centerpieces accented with hanging crystals!

Sparkling ballroom of the Rusty Pelican Tampa

Sweetheart table at a Rusty Pelican Tampa wedding reception

Mirrored charge plate with sparkling napkin ring and custom menu card

We love this fantastic photograph of the couple’s four-tiered wedding cake accented with crystals and a personalized cake topper. It really captures the beauty of the wedding reception.

sparkling four tiered wedding cake and ballroom at Rusty Pelican Tampa

The evening was filled with fabulous food, lots of dancing, and special moments and personal touches.

Tampa brid mand groom's first dance at their Rusty Pelican wedding reception

Congratulations, Christina and Brandon. We wish you much love and happiness.

The Tampa Wedding Team

Tampa Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Ceremony: St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

Wedding Reception: Rusty Pelican Restaurant

Hair and Makeup: The Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group

Flowers: The Brides Bouquet

Photography: Kristen Marie Photography

Videography: Media Tree Studios

DJ / Uplights / Draping / Rentals: On The Move Productions

Linen Overlays: Connie Duglin Linen

Chargers: A Chair Affair

Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk

Transportation: Skyline Limousine Tampa

Accommodations: Westin Tampa Bay

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