Navitha and Mark’s Tampa Bay Wedding

Working with Navitha and Mark on their Tampa Bay wedding was a treat. 


Bride and groom before their reception


Not only did our Special Moments Event Planning team work with them on planning and coordinating the wedding, but we also created custom paper products for their wedding day.

And it was especially sweet for Tammy as their wedding ceremony was held in the church we she grew up!


Getting The Day Rolling

For the bride and her wedding party, the day began at her family home. Hair and makeup services were provided onsite. We LOVE her long cascading white bouquet with white anthurium, orchids, and roses.


bridal jewelry and white bouquet

Beautiful South Asian bride before her Tampa Bay wedding


Across the bay, Mark was getting ready for this big day. In their separate locations, each took some photos before heading off for the wedding ceremony, with Navitha and her father riding in a classic white Rolls Royce.


groom fixing his bow tie

Bride and her father riding in a classic white Rolls Royce

With This Ring

The church’s beautiful sanctuary was dressed with a white aisle runner, nosegays of white flowers, and a soft white ribbon. The altar was set with oversized white floral arrangements and lush greenery.

As guests arrived, they received a wedding program and ribbon wands for the couple’s recessional.


Custom wedding programs created by Special Moments Event Planning


The brilliant stained glass wall was the backdrop for a beautiful wedding ceremony that was personal and filled with touching moments.


bride being escorted down the aisle by her father

Tampa Bay wedding ceremony in front of an incredible stained glass window

Tampa Bay wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging wedding vows

Bride and groom exiting church while guests wave ribbon wands


Following the wedding ceremony, the couple took photos in the sanctuary before heading across the bay for a night filled with fantastic food and fun.


Bride and groom in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg Florida

Bride and groom heading to their wedding reception in a white Rolls Royce


Classic White and Gold

While the ballroom received its final touches, guests enjoyed cocktails, and the couple explored the hotel and took some incredible photos.


Bride and groom at the JW Marriott Water Street in Tampa


The ballroom was filled with classic white and gold details. Soft linens draped the tables, and they were surrounded by gold chairs. Tablescapes combine lush white overhead arrangements on gold candelabras, with other tables combining low arrangements with floating candles.


Tampa wedding reception dressed in white and gold

Gold candelabra with white flowers at a Tampa Bay wedding reception

Ballroom at the JW Marriott Water Street in Tampa


Each place setting held the guests’ place card, a custom menu card as a wine glass favor, with children receiving unique gift bags.


Guests' place setting with custom menu card, place card and favor


The couple’s sweetheart table was jaw-dropping! Two tall white arrangements flanked a large frame of lush flowers with gold lanterns. The couple’s table was filled with candles, greenery, and flowers.


Sweetheart table with lush white floral frame and candles


Dance The Night Away

Following introductions, the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife, followed by a welcome toast, a blessing, and a delicious dinner.


Bride and groom's first dance at their Tampa Bay wedding reception


Toasts from the couple’s wedding party were interspersed between the courses. The couple took to the dance floor for a second time for dances with their parents before cutting their wedding cake.


Tampa bride and groom cutting their wedding cake


Guests were treated to a performance by some traditional Indian dancers before enjoying a fantastic dessert display and dancing the night away.


Indian dancers at a Tampa Bay wedding reception

Indian dancers at a Tampa Bay wedding reception

Indian dancers with the bride and groom at a Tampa Bay wedding reception


Congratulations, Navitha and Mark! We wish you much happiness and a life filled with special moments.


Tampa Bay bride and groom


The Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

St. Pete Wedding Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church

Tampa Wedding Reception: JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee – The Studio

Wedding Photography: Damon Tucci Photography

Wedding Film: Contessa Films

Floral Design: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

DJ: Graingertainment

Transportation: Luxor Transportation and Limousine Service

Bakery: Publix Greenwise Market – Hyde Park

Dancers: Srishti Indian Dance Academy

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