Intimate Tampa Wedding at The Vault

Rosemary and George’s Tampa wedding at The Vault was initially scheduled for March of 2020. They were the first of our Special Moments Event Planning clients whose plans were affected by Covid-19.

Unfortunately, their wedding plans that originally included 185 wedding guests were affected twice.


Third Time Is A Charm

Later in the year, after their church reopened for weddings, the only available date the wedding venue had was just before Christmas.

They knew that with health concerns, travel and sending new invitations would be challenging. So, they decided to scale back to a wedding of just 28 people, including their children, grandchildren, and a few close friends.

While the wedding was much smaller, it was not small on details. Rosemary included her favorite flower, white tulips, throughout the wedding.


Rosemary and George

The bride looked beautiful in a soft illusion lace wedding gown, accented with a shimmering rhinestone tiara. Her bridal bouquet included incredible white frilly tulips, peonies, and sweet peas make a very romantic bouquet.


Tampa bride wearing a white lace wedding gown and a rhinestone tiara

romantic bridal bouquet with frilly white tulips, peonies and sweetpeas


George was very handsome in his white jacket and purple necktie. Tulips with a touch of greenery made the perfect boutonniere.


Tampa groom wearing a white suit jacket and dark purple necktie

groom wearing a frilly white tulip boutonniere


With This Ring

The church, fully decorated for Christmas, looked incredible. The additional touches of white tulips blended perfectly with the colors in the church’s décor.


Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Tampa decorated for a Christmas wedding


George waited with excitement as Rosemary, escorted by her son, made her way down the aisle. The physically distant wedding ceremony was intimate and very personal.


Tampa groom waiting for his bride's arrival

Tampa bride being escorted down the aisle by her son

Wedding officiant at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Tampa

Bride and Groom exchanging wedding vows at the Christmas wedding



The Vault Wedding Reception

On the way to their wedding reception, the couple took some time for a few iconic Tampa wedding photos.


Bride and groom posing for photo in front of the historic Tampa Theater


A long banquet table draped with white linen was lined with incredible floral arrangements. Tall glass vases overflowed with greenery and white tulips, accented with a few touches of purple. Tiny purple glass vases and mercury glass compotes brought in additional flowers. Chunky pillar candles and shimmering votives wound their way down the center of the table.


Banquet table filled with purple and white centerpieces at The Vault in Tampa

tall centerpiece of white and purple tulips

intimate wedding reception at The Vault in Tampa

centerpiece of white and purple tulips, peonies and sweetpeas


The Tampa wedding reception began with the couple’s first dance to Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers. Rosemary followed this by dancing with her son, a delicious dinner, and several touching toasts.


bride and groom kissing at their intimate Tampa wedding reception

best man making toast at an intimate Tampa wedding at The Vault


The intimate, family wedding dinner came to a close with the newlyweds cutting their two-tiered white wedding cake decorated with a sugar lace applique.


bride and groom cutting wedding cake at their intimate Tampa wedding at The Vault


Congratulations, Rosemary and George! We wish you a lifetime filled with special moments.


The Tampa Wedding Team

Tampa Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Ceremony: St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Tampa Wedding Venue: The Vault

Photographer: Cara DeHart Lewis Photography

Floral Design: The Bride’s Bouquet

DJ: Boone’s Professional Events

Wedding Cake: Alessi Bakeries

Ceremony Programs & Place Cards: The Write Stuff Tampa


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