Never Known A Love Like This: An Intimate Waterfront Wedding

Amber and Jaime came to our Special Moments Event Planning team through Amber’s good friend and our colleague Michele Renee of Michele The Studio. The couple came to us just before the start of 2021 for a February intimate wedding at the bride’s family home.

They are such a sweet couple, and the people they surrounded themselves with could not have been nicer. With only sixteen wedding guests, the couple had the time of their lives.

bride and groom hugging after wedding ceremony

But, don’t let the number of wedding guests fool you. Amber and Jaime’s wedding day was packed with love, personal touches, and lots of details. And, the setting could not have been more perfect.

Their wedding film absolutely captured the love and details of the day. We dare you to watch the view and not cry. We’re not crying. You’re crying!


Getting Ready

For Amber, the day started with hair and makeup before some fun photos with family. Stella and Bodhi dressed for the special occasion, and we love the matching robes for the bride, mom, and maid of honor. How cute are Amber’s rose gold ballet flats?

bride and her sister holding the family's dogs

bride holding her rose gold ballet slippers

Jaime spent the morning getting ready in the boathouse. We love it when the groom has his accessories together for the photographers to shoot before he gets dressed. Excellent job, Jaime!

groom wearing a pink bow tie on his wedding dayposing for photos

flat lay photo of groom wedding day accessories


Waterfront Wedding Ceremony

Outside in the backyard, final details were in place for the intimate waterfront wedding ceremony. Two trees swagged with white fabric, greenery, and white flowers created the perfect wedding structure. And the waterfront views were amazing.

At home waterfront intimate wedding ceremony with white garden chairs, white lanterns and a wedding structure created between two trees

Specially selected Disney love songs played in the background as wedding guests gathered and took their seats. A white and gold wagon allowed Stella and Bodhi to be included in the wedding ceremony too!

Bride's dogs riding down the aisle in a white and gold wagon

Escorted by her father, Amber made her way across the lawn and down the aisle to Jaime. The two exchanged their wedding vows in a magical ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

bride walking across the lawn with her father

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows along the waterfront

bride and groom holding hands as they exchange wedding vows surrounded by family and friends

smiling bride and groom after their first kiss


An Intimate Mocktail Hour

Following the wedding ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed a Mocktail Hour while taking some photos. The reception included a Signature Mocktail, a White Cranberry Peach Mule. The passed hors d ‘oeuvres included Ahi Tuna Martinis, Chicken and Waffle Cones, and Mac and Cheese Bites. But our favorite item may have been the individually portioned Cheese and Charcuterie Boards with Flatbreads, Nuts, and Dried Fruit.

bride and groom posing for photos under their floral wedding arch

bride and groom posing for photos on their floating dock

display of individual charcuterie boards


An Intimate Reception Under the Stars

Across the lawn, under a canopy of lights, an intimate space was created for dinner and dancing.

intimate backyard wedding reception with waterfront views

Two long tables were draped with creamy satin linen paired with elegant gold and white chairs. Beautiful long, low centerpieces filled the center of the table with white flowers with touches of pink and burgundy. Textured pink charger plates, vintage-inspired pink glassware, gold flatware, and rose gold and glass votives completed the design. The newlyweds’ crescent-shaped sweetheart table sat close by, flanked by tall white metal lanterns and their wedding cake.

intimate wedding reception tables dressed in rose gold, pink and gold

intimate backyard wedding reception with pink glass chargers, vintage pink glassware and gold flatware

crescent shaped sweetheart table dressed in white and rose gold


Dinner and Dancing for Eighteen

Following introductions, the couple took to the dancefloor for their first dance to ‘Broken’ by Seether featuring Amy Lee.

bride and groom having their first dance under the stars at their Tampa Bay intimate wedding

The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner that included a salad of Baby Greens, Spiced Nuts, and Goats Cheese. This was followed by Filet Mignon and Shrimp Scampi Skewers paired with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables. Frank Sinatra played softly in the background.

filet mignon and shirt scampi at an intimate Tampa Bay at home wedding reception

A few touching toasts, special dances with their parents, and it was time for the newlyweds to cut their wedding cake and make their exit under a shower of sparklers.

two tiered white wedding cake for an intimate at home wedding

bride and groom kissing under a shower of sparklers


A Few Kind Words

Congratulations, Amber and Jaime! Our Special Moments Event Planning team can’t thank you enough for your kind words.

We cannot thank you & your team enough for all you did to make our wedding vision come to life. We appreciate all of the behind the scenes planning and care it took to make such a special day FLAWLESS! With lots of love, Amber and Jamie


The Tampa Bay Vendor Team

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio

Officiant: A Florida Wedding Ceremony

Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio

Videography: Trinity Wedding Cinema

Wedding Gown: Truly Forever Bridal Tampa

Floral Design: The Bride’s Bouquet

Wedding Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts

DJ: Boone’s Professional Events

Catering: Lynn’s Catering of Tampa


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