Runnin’ Down A Dream
Missy and Charlie’s wedding was absolutely a dream! As they live out of town, we worked on a good bit of the planning with Missy’s sister.
The wedding day was filled with incredible details. There were so many details that this intimate wedding of close family and friends had nearly as many vendors as guests!
Getting Ready and The Couple’s First Look
The couple each spent the early part of the day with their wedding parties and getting ready. Before heading off to the Florida Botanical Gardens, they had their first look and some time alone.
We LOVE this first look where Missy is sneaking up on Charlie!
With This Ring
Wedding guests enjoyed a pre-ceremony drink as they arrived at the botanical gardens. The wedding gazebo was draped in soft white fabric, accented with two large floral swags.
With the groom and wedding parties in place, Missy made her entrance, escorted by her mother.
The couple exchanged rings and wedding vows surrounded by family and friends. They ended the very personal ceremony with a kiss to the sounds of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered!”
Cocktails and Steel Drums
Following the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the sounds of steel drums while exploring the gardens.
Meanwhile, the wedding garden ceremony was transformed into a fun evening filled with music and great food.
Missy and Charlie’s wedding invitation set the tone for all of the décor. The bright, colorful tropical flowers were perfect for the garden setting and were found everywhere. Colorful details included the custom welcome sign, fun personalized cocktail napkins, a floral monogram for the front of the bar, and the tabletops.
Other fun details included miniature succulents for each guest as a wedding favor and an album that guests were invited to autograph.
Following introductions, the evening flowed with touching toast, delicious food stations, a cigar roller, and the couple cutting their three-tiered wedding cake decorated with bright tropical flowers and custom bride and groom that look exactly like the.
Dessert included the yummy wedding cake and a huge display of cookies, including some Tom Petty-themed cookies.
The special treat for the evening was an incredible Tom Petty Impersonator. The newlyweds took to the dancefloor at the end of his set for their first dance to “I Need You.” He was pretty amazing and lots of fun, hanging out for photos with the couple.
Missy and Charlie were indeed “Runnin’ Down A Dream!” Congratulations!
We truly appreciate the kind words from the bride and groom as well as the 5 Star Google review from the bride’s sister, Lori!
Tammy, Thank you for making our wedding day the most perfect ever. Every special detail was perfect. We could not have done this without you. You are a master at your skill and we are so blessed you coordinated all of it! Thank you, Missy and Charlie
Google 5 Star Review
Where do I even begin! If you are getting married locally or are a bride from out of state doing a destination wedding, you NEED to hire Tammy Waterman. My sister got married on 10/15/21. She hired Tammy because her primary residence is in MD and she needed help coordinating pretty much EVERYTHING due to a very hectic work and travel schedule. I had the opportunity to work closely with Tammy for 5 months during the planning process and she is the most organized, professional, dedicated, hard-working, down-to-earth (and I could go on and on) person I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Her years of experience in the business were apparent from the get-go and she is always one step ahead with recommendations to make your wedding perfect. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without the support of Tammy and her team to help plan my sister’s wedding from 1,000 miles away. Tammy works with the best and most reliable vendors while keeping your budget in mind at all times. She eliminated so much stress because I knew I could trust her with even the smallest details. Again, I don’t have enough words of praise that I can give to Tammy and Special Moments Event Planning for making my sister’s wedding absolutely perfect.
The Wedding Team
Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning
Florida Wedding Venue: Florida Botanical Garden
Steel Drum Duo: Caladesi Steel Band
Catering: Delectables Fine Catering, Inc.
Rentals: Gabro Event Services
Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet
Lighting: Mobile Wind
Stationery: Special Moments Event Planning
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates
Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio
Videography: Contessa Films Wedding Videography
Wedding Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Cigar Roller: Cigar Creations
Photo Booth: Express UrSelf Media
Transportation: Jolley Trolley
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Harbourside
Tom Petty Tribute: Southern Accents
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