Tampa Sunsets and Sparkler Send-offs

Our Special Moments Event Planning team met Courtney and Matthew at an open house for their caterer; the rest is history. They hired our team for Wedding Day Management, and we had a fantastic time working with them.


Bride and groom posing for photos after their Tampa Garden Club wedding

A Split Decision

Split formals are the technical term for when a couple decides NOT to see each other before the wedding ceremony.  Each partner does separate portraits as well as photos with their respective wedding parties and families.

Courtney spent the morning with her wedding party. The photographers shot detailed photos, portraits, and then images of her with her wedding party and her family. 


Brides wedding accessories, invitation and rings

Bride adding finishing touches to her wedding attire

Tampa bride before her Tampa Garden Club wedding

Bride with her bridal party wearing periwinkle dresses


Meanwhile, in a separate location, Matthew did the same thing with his wedding party and family.


Tampa groom wearing a bright blue suit

Tampa groom and his groomsmen in bright blue suits


With This Ring

With the beautiful outdoor ceremony set, it was ceremony time. Matthew and both wedding parties were in place. But this young man had to make his big appearance before  Courtney, escorted by her mother, made her way down the aisle.


Wedding arch with white flowers at the Tampa Garden Club

Ring bearer with a sign that says ¨Don't Worry, Ladies I'm still single.¨

Tampa bride walking down the aisle with her mother at the Tampa Garden Club


The couple exchanged wedding vows and rings, surrounded by family and friends. They then sealed their vows with a kiss before making their exit. 


Tampa couple exchanging wedding vows at the Tampa Garden Club

Bride and groom sealed their wedding vows with a hiss


Cocktails and Wedding Party Photos

As guests made their way to cocktail hour, the couple took some time for some fun photos with their entire wedding party. They also took some time for wedding portraits as well as family photos.


Tampa bride and groom taking photos with their wedding party

Tampa bride and groom taking photos with their wedding party


Dancing The Night Away

Inside, the ballroom was set for a night of delicious food and lots of dancing.

The reception was picture-perfect, from the incredible ceiling draping and uplighting to the floral arrangements and coordinating napkins.


Tampa Garden Club ballroom set for a white and blue wedding reception

Blue and white wedding centerpiece

Modern white three-tiered wedding cake with blue flowers and a custom cake topper


The newlyweds kicked off the evening with a big entrance and took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.


Newlyweds make a grand entrance at their Tampa Garden Club wedding reception

Bride and groom's first dance as husband and wife


Following their parent dances and blessing, the couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious dinner before the couple snuck off for some sunset photos along Tampa Bay.


Bride and groom taking sunset photos along Tampa Bay

Bride and groom taking sunset photos along Tampa Bay


The night continued with several touching toasts, the cake cutting, and lots of dancing before our couple said Good Night with a fantastic sparkler sendoff!


A grand sparkler exit outside of the Tampa Garden Club


Congratulations, Courtney and Matthew! We hope you enjoyed all of your special moments!


Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Tampa Wedding Venue: Tampa Garden Club

Wedding Day Management: Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Photography: Lifelong Photography Studios

Floral Design: Cotton and Magnolia

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Draping/Lighting/Rentals: On The Move Wedding and Event Rentals

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

Bar Service: Hub Tap

Bakery: Sweet-Tee’s Treats

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