We Went To a Garden Party

Kayla and Chris’ Garden Party wedding at David Islands Garden Club was something special.

Kayla had a very clear vision of the garden wedding, especially the flowers; her mother has a background in floral design. And, this wedding was very special to our Special Moments Event Planning team as Kayla is also Tammy and Jennifer‘s niece.

groom kissing his bride's cheek standing in a garden

The Morning of the Wedding

The morning of the wedding, the ladies all headed out for hair and makeup services. They returned to the hotel for a bit of lunch and some fun bonding time.

bride and brill party popping confetti surrounded by balloons

Kayla looked stunning! Her lace embellished wedding gown, fingertip veil, and elegant bridal bouquet were perfect for a garden wedding. Everything about her wedding party was ideal for the warm spring wedding.

bride holding a beautiful garden inspired pink and orange bouquet

bridal party in pink dresses holding pink and white bouquets

Chris and the guys hung out as well, getting dressed, doing some photos together, and a few toasts.

black and white photo of groom fixing his tie and getting dressed

black and white photo of a groom and his groomsmen

As the wedding party headed off to Davis Island by water taxi, Kayla took a few minutes for a first look and time with her dad.

Dad's first look at his daughter on her wedding day


Kayla and Chris’ First Look

After arriving at the garden club, the couple had their first look and enjoyed the beautiful gardens for some wonderful portraits.

bride tapping groom on the should as they have their first look

groom turning around for his first look at his bride

bride smiling as her groom to be sees her for the first time

bride and groom standing in a garden after their first look

groom pushing his bride on a swing in a garden


Can’t Help Falling In Love

The lawn was set for a beautiful waterfront wedding ceremony. Dark wooden chairs led to a metallic moon gate ceremony structure decorated with soft pink florals and greenery.

waterfront Tampa garden party wedding

Here’s a sneak peek at their wedding ceremony from the wedding film.



Chris waited anxiously as Kayla, and her father made their way down the aisle.

groom waiting in the garden for his bride to arrive

bride walking down the aisle with her father at Davis Island Garden Club

black and white photo from behind a bride and her father walking down the aisle

Kayla and Chris exchanged their wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows at their Tampa garden wedding

newlywed couple walking up the aisle as wedding guest wave ribbon wands


Dinner and Dancing in the Garden

Tables draped in crisp white linen filled the garden. They were accented with gold-rimmed glass charger plates, vintage glassware, custom menu cards, and beautiful floral arrangements.

Tampa garden party wedding reception

Tampa garden party wedding reception

Tampa garden party wedding reception


After their introductions, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor for their first dance to “This Is It” by Scott McCreery. They followed up by welcoming all of their family and friends before enjoying a delicious buffet dinner.

black and white photo of a couple's first dance in the garden

Dinner was followed by a few touching toasts and the new Mr. and Mrs. cutting their wedding cake before opening the dance floor for the evening. How adorable is the vintage gazebo for displaying a wedding cake?

bride and groom cutting their wedding cake in a garden gazebo

Congratulations, Kayla and Chris! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.


I literally cannot thank you enough for making my wedding dreams a reality! My wedding wouldn’t have been half as amazing without you. I’ll forever be singing your praises

The Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Wedding Day Managers: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Hair Stylist: Sip & Dry Blow Bar

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Wedding Gown: Ivory and Lace

Photography: Katie Hauburger Photography

Videography: Torres Tribe Films

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering Inc

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Rentals: Outside The Box Rentals

Wedding Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts

Transportation: Tampa Water Taxi

Hotel Accommodations: The Westin Tampa Waterside


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