Always Be Loving You

Alexandra and Kelvin’s Dade City wedding came about in an unusual way. The mother of the groom found us and made a connection with the couple. We were hired for Wedding Day Management and clicked from the very beginning.

Calm, relaxed couple before their wedding cermeony

In a wedding planner, I was looking for someone who could match my calm. I have a very easygoing approach to life, and I needed someone to match my energy and make wedding planning enjoyable. I felt like Special Moments was able to provide that for me, I never once felt overwhelmed and felt confident with all my choices.

My mother-in-law found Special Moments Event Planning and thank goodness she did! I was struggling with timelines and small details and really hit my breaking point. Special Moments swooped in, and all my stress washed away after the first meeting. The women I worked with were so personable and reassuring the entire time.

But First, Some Fun

The wedding parties spent the morning getting ready, and the ladies took a little time for some fun. While they were popping the cork on some champagne, the guys had a quick toast together.

Bride popping some champagne with her wedding party

Once dressed, the bride had the first of three first looks – starting with her wedding party, continuing on to see her father, and then finally seeing her groom-to-be.

Bride's first look with her wedding party

Bride's first look with her father before her Dade City wedding

They made sure to get lots of wedding party photos before the wedding ceremony.

Bride and her wedding party at The Venue at the Block in Dade City

Groom and his groomsmen

Wedding party photos before the couple's Dade City wedding

With This Ring

The venue’s outdoor space was set for the couple’s beautiful wedding ceremony. We love the mix of industrial-style chairs with soft, lush floral arrangements.

Outdoor Dade City wedding ceremony at The Venue at the Block

With everyone in place, Kelvin waited patiently for his bride’s arrival as Alexandra made her way across the lawn, escorted by her father.

Groom waiting for his bride's arrival

Bride walking down the aisle escorted by her father

The couple exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

Dade City wedding ceremony at The Venue at the Block

A Chill In The Air

With a strong breeze and a chill in the air, by Florida standards, the cocktail hour was moved inside. But, we’d have to guess that with delicious food and a glass of champagne, no one minded much.

Boxwood wall with seating chart and glasses of champagne

A Whimsical Wedding Reception

Inside, all of the details for the wedding reception were in place. Wooden tables with brightly colored runners and napkins were dressed with eclectic collections of vintage bottles, vases, and candlesticks with whimsical floral arrangements. Gold charger plates were preset with the salad course.

Dade City wedding reception at The Venue at the Block

Flowers from the outdoor wedding reception were the perfect accent to the couple’s adorable sweetheart table.

Ceremony flowers repurposed for the couple's sweetheart table

And their incredible five-tiered wedding cake was a showstopper!

Incredible five-tiered wedding cake by artist Julie Deffense

Close up details of a wedding cake for a couple's Dade City wedding

But First We Eat!

After the formal introductions, the couple took their seats for the blessing, a delicious dinner, and several memorable toasts.

After dinner, guests were invited into the adjoining space for a night of dancing – kicked off with the newlywed’s first dance to “Always Be Loving You” by My Brothers and I.

Newlywed couple's first dance

The evening concluded with a fabulous sparkler send-off, capping off a fantastic night!

Sparkler Sendoff after a couple's Dade City wedding at The Venue at the Block

Congratulations, Alexandra and Kelvin! We wish you a lifetime filled with love and adventure.

Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Wedding Day Management: Special Moments Event Planning

Dade City Wedding Venue: The Venue at the Block

Hair and Makeup: Blush n Bridal

Floral: Arms of Persephone Floral Design

Photography/ Videography: John Coronado Photography

Catering: Savory Roots Catering

Bartending: Spunky Spirits Bartending Service

Rentals: Ocean Hawks Rentals

DJ: Rhythm System Pro DJ Entertainment

Wedding Cake: Julie Deffense Artistry

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