Tampa Armature Works Wedding

We can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since Shaina and Tim’s amazing Tampa Armature Works wedding. This past week this awesome wedding with rustic touches was featured in Marry Me Tampa Bay – so we wanted to show you more of the incredible details.


Thanks Shaina!

Here’s a bit of what Shaina had to say about working with our Special Moments Event Planning team in her interview with Marry me Tampa Bay.

“I wanted to find a planner who would be able to understand my vision and make it become a reality,” the bride revealed. “I hired Special Moments Event Planning because I needed a day of coordinator. Tammy’s services were budget-friendly. When I went to meet her in person, she was very friendly, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented. She was the best thing that could have happened to our wedding. Tammy and her team did such a fantastic job bringing everything we had envisioned to life. It was just fantastic to see when it all came together. The day ran so smoothly. We didn’t even feel like we were in a rush. I can’t thank her and her team enough for all that they did.”


Get Ready!

The getting ready photos are so much fun and filled with incredible details. The details in the flay lay photos captured all of the items that were special to both Shaina and Tim’s day. And, how awesome are the balloons as a backdrop of the Shaina and her wedding party?


flat lay images of a Tampa brides wedding accessories

flat lay photos Tampa groom's wedding accessories

Tampa ride with colorful balloons getting ready for her wedding day

Bride and her wedding party posing for photos in robes


We love the ease and the soft Boho styling of Shaina’s wedding gown. Everything from the open back of the gown, to her soft updo, selection of veil and this gorgeous bridal bouquet was on point. And, we LOVE the shoes!


Bride with loose up do and Boho styled wedding gown looking in the mirror

Tampa bride holding a beautiful loose white, ivory and burgundy bridal bouquet

flat lay of Tampa brides accessories and amazing blue wedding shoes with rhinestones


Here Comes The Groom

Tim looked very handsome in a Navy blue suit with a light grey vest. The burgundy bow tie and pocket square added a nice pop of color. And how adorable are the custom cuff links Shaina gifted her groom-to-be?


Tampa groom in a navy blue suit with burgundy bow tie and pocket square standing on the front porch of Tampa University

custom wedding day cufflinks that were a gift to the groom by his bride



First Look

The couple and their wedding party each headed over to the historic University Of Tampa for the couple’s First Look as well as some wedding party photos.


bride walking up behind her groom for their first look

bride tapping her groom on the shoulder during their first look photos at University of Tampa

bride and groom after their first look at University of Tampa

Tampa bride and groom posing for photos with their wedding party iwearing navy blue and burgundy


How sweet are their wedding portraits?


Tampa bride and groom snuggling after their first look

a shadowy photo a Tampa bride and groom pin the doorway of Tampa University


You Make My Dreams Come True

At the Armature Works the final touches were all in place for couple’s wedding ceremony. This rustic wooden hexagon wedding structure was a beautiful backdrop for Shaina and Tim to exchange their wedding vows, and detail found throughout the wedding.


rustic wooden hexagon wedding structure at Tampa's Armature Works

a custom decorated horseshoe for good luck at Tampa couple's Armature Works wedding ceremony


Tim was grinning ear to ear as his bride made her way down the aisle with her father to ‘1000 Year’s by Piano Guys.


groom smiling as he bride approaches

bride smiling as she and her father walk down the aisle to her groom


The couple included a traditional hand-fasting as part of their wedding vows before sealing their vows with a kiss and recessing to ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ by Hall and Oats


brid mand groom with their hands wrapped in green tartan cloth during a hand fasting

smiling bride and groom walking back up the aisle



The ‘Gathering’ at the Armature Works is an incredible space with high ceiling, wooden floors and brick walls. The rustic , industrial backdrop blended so well with the burgundy, ivory, and blush, color story of the wedding.

The wedding reception décor blended long wooden farmhouse tables and crossed back hairs with white linen, burgundy napkins and touches of whimsy. Wooden hexagon centerpieces reflected the ceremony structure from earlier in the day. Each hexagon was filled with soft florals and greenery and surrounded by taper candles in hurricane globes and votive candles in mercury glass.


Tampa Armature Works wedding reception with rustic tables and chairs

Tampa Armature Works wedding reception with rustic chairs and hexagon centerpieces


Introductions of the wedding party led to the arrival of the newlyweds and their first dance to ‘Over and Over Again’ by Nathan Sykes and Ariana.


Tampa bride and groom during their first dance at the Armature Works


The evening was filled with touching toasts, a delicious dinner buffet, a packed dancefloor and lots of funning the open-air photobooth.


Bride having fun in photo booth with her bridal party


After cutting their dramatic four tier naked wedding cake, the couple took to the dancefloor for one last song. ‘Come Sail Away’ by Styx. It a of Tim’s fraternity play it at every wedding.


naked wedding cake with burgundy and blush flowers sitting on a wooden box


Congratulations Shaina and Tim, we wish you a Happy 1st Anniversary and many more!


Tampa bride and groom snuggling at their head table during their Armature Works wedding reception



The Wedding Pros

Thanks to all of the amazing Tampa Bay Area wedding pros who made this day so special.

Tampa Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Venue: Armature Works

Wedding Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Wedding Photography: Lifelong Photography Studios

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Tampa Wedding Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

DJ and Up Lights: Inpulse Entertainment Services

Tampa Transportation: Skyline Limousine Tampa

Tampa Guest Accommodations: The Westin Tampa Waterside


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