Something Old, Something New, and Everything Fabulous

Something Old, Something New, Fabulous, and fun are the only ways to describe Sherry and George’s unique Tampa Bay wedding.

Our Special Moments Event Planning team was hired for Wedding Day Management. It was fantastic to work with so many incredible vendors we know and love and to see this beautiful day come together.

Bride and groom on the Tampa waterfront

Today’s blog will look a little different as we take you through something old, something new, as well as something fabulous, and a little fun!


Something Old

Sherry and George were married in a traditional Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremony. The Coptic Orthodox Church dates back to 42 A.D. with ancient Egyptian roots.

We love the uniqueness of the wedding ceremony where the bride and groom process together. The wedding ceremony also included a procession of the officiants, incense, gorgeous robes, and a crowning ceremony.

bride and groom processing in togehter during their Tampa Bay Coptic  Orthodox wedding ceremony

priests lighting insence during a Tampa Bay Coptic  Orthodox wedding ceremony

Tampa Bay Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremony

Bride and groom wearing white and gold robes during their Tampa bay Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremony

Groom being crowned during his Tampa Bay Coptic wedding ceremony

Brdie and groom wearing robes and crowns during their Tampa Bay Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremony

Their wedding ceremony’s beauty, symbolism, and tradition created many special moments.


Something New

Anytime a couple incorporates their personality into their wedding adds new touches, and this couple took the groom’s love of Star Wars to a new level.

From the Star Wars watch he received as a gift to the fantastic helmet that is part of traditional Mandalorian armor, groomsmen with lightsabers, and even a spectacular Star Wars themed grooms cake, they managed to infuse the day with lots of new touches.

Tampa Bay groom and his groomsmen with lightsabers

Star Wars themed grooms cake


Something Fabulous!

Okay, the reality is the entire day was fabulous!

How adorable is the couple’s first look? From the loving looks to George kissing Sherry’s hand, it was everything a first look should be.

Tampa bride and grooms first look

Tampa bride and grooms first look

Tampa bride and grooms first look

Tampa bride and grooms first look

Fabulous is the only way to describe the newlywed’s wedding reception. The décor in shades of white, cream, and gold with touches of pale pink was swoon-worthy.

Elegant Tampa wedding reception in white, gold and pink

Framing the ballroom with elegant draping added an elegant flair. We especially loved the details surrounding the towering four-tiered wedding cake. The simplicity of the cake itself is complemented by the fresh flowers, candles, and the golden moon gate that framed it!

four-tiered wedding cake in front of a gold and floral moon gate

One fabulous moment few others saw was the bride and groom practicing their first dance and stealing a kiss while they took a peek at the reception décor

Tampa groom dipping his bride as they practice thier first dance

The couple’s sweetheart table is fit for a king and queen! Every elegant detail came together to showcase this sweet couple!

Tampa bride and groom sitting at their elegant sweetheart table


And Now For A Little Fun!

Let’s start with George getting to cut his Star Wars-themed groom’s cake with a lightsaber!

groom cutting his Star Wars themed grooms cake with a lightsaber

Follow that with the newlyweds led a traditional Second Line through the ballroom and outside the hotel for an incredible sparkler grand exit!

Tampa bride and groom during a second line at thier wedding reception

bride adn groom during a sparkler grand exit

Yes, the day was THAT amazing! It was packed with many special moments, so here are a few more captured in their wedding video trailer!

Congratulations, Sherry and George!

bride and groom on the Tampa waterfront at sunset

The Team

Clearwater Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Tampa Wedding Reception: Hilton Tampa Downtown

Hair and Makeup: Cminerva’s Looks

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Wedding Photography: Roberts Imagery

Wedding Videography: Contessa Films

D.J.: Grant Hemond and Associates

Uplights/Drape: On The Move Productions

Transportation: L3 Limo

Wedding. Cake/Grooms Cake: The Artistic Whisk



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