Old Hollywood Glam Wedding in Tampa

We first met Sami and her fantastic mother a few years back when her brother Sal married Grace.

They are truly an incredible family, and planning Sami and Ryan’s Tampa wedding together was a time our Special Moments Event Planning team will never forget.



We’ve spent hours narrowing down the incredible images to tell their story. But you’ll also want to check out their fantastic wedding video.


Getting The Wedding Day Started

The day started with the photography and videography teams capturing wedding details. For the ladies, hair and makeup services onsite, as well as some fun getting-ready photos.



Then, it was time for the Mother of the Bride to help her get dressed. How adorable are they together?



Meanwhile, the rest of the photography and videography team were with shooting details and him getting dressed.



Bring On the Bridesmaids!

With Sami dressed, it was time for her bridal bridal party to see her before she headed off for her first look with Ryan.

We love the reaction from her incredible group of friends.


First Look

This was awesome. Yes, we love a great first look, and this one was no exception. Although Bear joining them might have put this first look in a category by itself.


The Great Outdoors

After their first look, Sami, Ryan, and their wedding party headed to downtown Tampa for wedding portraits and group photos.



Time To Get Married!

Back at the Tampa wedding venue, everything was in place for the couple to freshen up a bit and for the arrival of their family and friends.

The ceremony space was set with a stunning Chuppah draped in white fabric and swags of beautiful white flowers. The aisle overflowed with arrangements of white flowers, baby’s breath, and large pillar candles. Sleek black chairs, each set with a wedding program and pack of tissues, filled the room. Before taking their seats for the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed a glass of champagne. 



With everyone seated, Ryan was escorted to the Chuppah by his parents. He waited with anticipation as his bride-to-be made her entrance.



The couple exchanged wedding vows and rings, sealing them with a kiss before Ryan closed the ceremony with the traditional glass breaking.



Ryan and Sami Can’t Come To The Phone Right Now

After the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour with drinks that included unique His and Hers cocktails, light bites, and a chance to leave the couple with warm wishes.


Specialty His and Hers cocktails for a Tampa wedding


We love this fun telephone-style guest book. Just lift the receiver, wait for the BEEP, and leave them a message!



First Dance

With everyone gathered, the newlyweds made their grand entrance down the staircase. They took to the dance floor. 



Following their first dance, the Father of the Bride shared a welcome and thank you to everyone gathered before moving into the next space for dinner.


Father of the bride welcome guests to his daughters Tampa wedding


Dinner and Dessert

Inside, the dining room evoked old Hollywood Glam in black and white with subtle touches of red and gold. Long dining tables were draped in garlands of greenery. The tables were filled with dozens of floating candles, baby’s breath, and stunning red roses. This sleek and sophisticated look worked so well with the unique wedding venue.


Black, white and red Hollywood glam wedding in Tampa


We love the oversized dome chairs at the couple’s sweetheart table, which overflowed with floral pieces and gold-toned candles.


Sweetheart table at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa


Off to one side was an enormous dessert table filled with bite-sized treats and the couple’s three-tiered white wedding cake. And yes, Bear made it onto the cake topper! 


Guests enjoyed a multi-course dinner and touching toasts before the couple’s cake-cutting and dessert.


bride and groom just before their cake cutting


Dance The Night Away

After dessert, guests returned to the front room for parent dances, an energetic hora, and a chance to dance the night away.



The couple closed out the night with a grand exit with a spectacular balloon drop before heading off for the night in a white 1961 Bentley.



Congratulations, Sami and Ryan! We are so glad to have been part of your special moments!


Bride and groom with Tammy Waterman of Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Vendors

Thank you to all of the Tampa wedding vendors who brought the Glam!


Wedding Venue: Oxford Exchange

Tampa Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Wedding Photography: Lifelong Photography Studios

Videography: Peach and Orange

Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Floral Design: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

Balloon Drop: Balloonies 

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Pet Services: Fairy Tail Pet Care

Wedding Cake and Desserts: Hands On Sweets

Transportation: Crown Royal Limo

Transportation: Classic Wedding Cars of Sarasota

Guest Accommodations: The Westin Tampa Waterside

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