Linda and Elie’s Intimate Tampa Wedding

Linda and Elie are an incredible couple. Their intimate Tampa wedding held downtown on the steps of Le Meridien, the old courthouse, was simple, elegant, and fun.


Bride and groom walking down the hallway in the Le Meridien Tampa.


Begin at the Beginning

Linda and her wedding party began the day with hair and makeup services in the bridal suite. They then enjoyed breakfast and had a little fun.



Meanwhile, Elie and the guys relaxed, had a bite to eat, and got dressed for the big day.


Groom at the window of the Le Meridien Tampa.

A First Look And A Sneak Peek

With the ballroom set for the evening’s festivities, it was the perfect location for the couple’s first look and a sneak peek at their reception decor.



The bride and groom took time to relax and take some wedding portraits before heading outside for their wedding ceremony.


Bride and groom in the stairwell of the Le Meridien Tampa.

The Night Is Sparkling

The hotel steps were set with an incredible floral ceremony structure. Soft uplighting washed the front of the building that was once the Tampa courthouse. 


Floral wedding ceremony structure on the steps of the Le Meridien Tampa.


With everyone seated, Linda, escorted by her father, made her entrance to “Enchanted” by Taylor Swift. Greeted at the base of the steps by her groom-to-be and the wedding officiant, the couple made their way to the floral structure, where they exchanged wedding vows and rings, sealing them with a kiss.



Guests waved flowing ribbon wands as the couple made their exit to “Yellow” by Cold Play.


Guests waving ribbon wands at a Tampa wedding ceremony.

Cocktails and Time With Friends

Following their wedding ceremony, the newlyweds and their party headed off for group photos.


Wedding party at Le Meridien Tampa


Family and friends made their way to cocktail hour, where they enjoyed some light bites and the couple’s Signature Cocktails.


Hers: A Coconut Mojito

His: An Old Fashion made with Japanese ‘Suntory’ Whiskey

“Come quickly; I am tasting the stars!” – Dom Perignon

As wedding guests entered the ballroom, they were greeted by a cower of Champagne coupes stacked in a tower. 


Champagne tower at a Tampa wedding reception.


The ballroom was set with several round tables draped with crisp white linens. Gold charger plates and Chiavari chairs added a pop of sparkle. Each tablescape was filled with delicate floral centerpieces and lots of flickering candles.


Wedding reception at the Le Meridien Tampa


The couple’s sweetheart table sat off to one side in front of an incredible floral wall with a neon sign reading ‘Better Together.’ Their table overflowed with flowers and floating candles.


Floral wall with a neon sign in front of a sweetheart table full of floating candles.


The newlyweds made their grand entrance, taking to the dance floor for their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.



The festivities continued with several touching toasts, a delicious dinner, and the couple’s cake-cutting before guests filled the dance floor.


Newlyweds feeding each other wedding cake.


Guests stopped only long enough to have fun in the photo booth and enjoy a late-night snack of Chicken Empanadas and Fries.


Tampa wedding guests having fun in a Photo Booth.


Linda and Elie closed out the night with two fun and appropriate last dances: “I Don’t Want This Night To End” by Luke Bryan and “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money.

Congratulations, Linda and Elie! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!


Bride and groom in the elevator of the Le Meridien Tampa

Tampa  Wedding Vendors

Thank you to the incredible Tampa wedding vendors who made this day so special.

Tampa Wedding Venue: Le Meridien Tampa

Tampa Wedding Day Management: Special Moments Event Planning

Hair and Makeup: Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group 

Wedding Photography: Lianis Cruz Photography

Floral Design: Something Borrowed Blooms

Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies Tampa Bay – Pastor Brian Jones

Ceremony Musicians: Sunset Strings

DJ / Lighting: Grant Hemond and Associates

Rentals: Lavish Backdrops LLC

Chairs and Champagne Coupes: A Chair Affair

Photo Booth: The Gala Photo Booth

Bakery: Gigi’s Cupcakes

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