Michelle and Kevin’s Tampa Bay Wedding

Michelle and Kevin’s wedding was truly a Tampa Bay wedding. And, if you Google the word ADORBS, this couple is sure to come up in your search results.

Tampa Bay bride and groom

It began with Michelle getting ready and spending time with her wedding party and family on one side of the bay. Meanwhile, Kevin was getting ready on the opposite side of the bay.

Tampa Bay bride with her bridesmaids

luxurious long wedding gown

Mother of the bride helping daughter put on her shoes

beautiful Tampa bride


You’re The Best Thing

The two met for a traditional wedding ceremony at the St. Athanasius Syriac Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs.

Kevin looked very handsome in his dress military uniform as he anxiously waited for his bride’s arrival.

Groom in military uniforms watching his bride walk down the aisle

Michelle, escorted by her uncle, made her entrance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. The traditional ceremony was absolutely beautiful and touching. The newlyweds sealed their vows with a kiss and added a little personality with a grand exit to ‘You’re The Best Thing!’

Tampa Bay bride walking down the aisle with her uncle

Syriac Orthodox wedding ceremony

Syriac Orthodox wedding ceremony

Tampa Bay bride and groom kissing


A Classic Touch

Following family photos in the church, the couple headed off in a classic white Rolls Royce.

They crossed the bay to Tampa for some photos with their wedding party before rejoining family and friends for a night of great food and friends.

Tampa Bay bride and groom


Tampa Bay bride and groom with their wedding wedding party


Classic Décor With A Twist

While Michelle and Kevin’s wedding guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the venue’s Coral Room, the newlyweds took some time alone.

The ballroom was draped in luxurious flowing fabric accented with soft up lighting. The tables were dressed in ivory linen with gold charger plates, personalized wedding favors, and eclectic floral arrangements.

A portion of the tables were dressed with low arrangements combining fresh flowers, gold candles, and rustic wood platforms. Other tables held tall arrangements of greenery and flowers on gold-toned risers.

wedding reception with gold and ivory decor


white wedding cake with gold riser and floral wall decor

The newlyweds snuck in for a sneak peek and one last chance to practice their first dance.

bride and groom practicing thier first dance


Touching Toasts and Special Moments

Following introductions of family and the wedding party, the couple made their grand entrance and took to the dance floor. After their first dance, Kevin danced with his mother, and Michelle took to the dancefloor with several special family members.

bride and grooms first dance at the rusty pelican tampa

The evening continued with several toasts, including a few with fun props.

bride and groom toasting at their wedding reception

The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious multicourse dinner before the bride and groom cut their four-tiered white wedding cake and opened the dancefloor for the evening.

bride and groom cutting thier wedding cake

Congratulations, Michelle and Kevin! We wish you a lifetime filled with special moments.


The Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Ceremony: St. Athanasius Syriac Orthodox Church

Wedding Reception: Rusty Pelican Tampa

Floral Design: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

Photography: Ashley Izquierdo

Video: Fairytale Productions

DJ: Frank Lebano and Company

Rentals, Draping, Lighting: On The Move Productions

Wedding Cake: The Cake Girl

Transportation: Ambassador Limousine Tampa

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