Real Weddings | Jessica & Javier | 4.1.16

Any time we are chosen by a client to be a part of their wedding day, it is always a complete and total honor. This year, we had the honor of being there for one of our own. Jessica is our Director of Sales and Lead Wedding Coordinator here at L&L Events. She is usually the one working closely with our couples to get the details and set up for their big day, working behind the scenes with the vendors and coordinating a seamless, stress free event. When she joined our team here at L&L Events a little over a year ago, her planning was already well underway. She had taken over the wedding planning reigns (which her fiance happily handed over – after all, this is what she does for a living) and came to us with her vision: Elegant Garden Wedding in Gold and Plum.

We were excited to provide some gorgeous decor elements that added elegance to the stunning natural garden backdrop. Her venue was the beautiful and historic Ybor City Museum Garden (Fun Fact: Did you know it is also the smallest State Park in Florida?) with ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in the same location. The vendor team included some of the most talented in Tampa Bay (see the full dream team list below) and the result was beyond what she could have ever imagined (her exact words!). Being our Lead Coordinator, she obviously handled the timeline and vendor coordination for set up, but she also designed the whole event! From the table layout, to the colors, the centerpieces and all of the big and little design elements –  she worked hard to bring her vision for the space into reality. We couldn’t be happier for her and her husband as they start this new chapter in their life with their adorable son.  Enjoy the photo overload – courtesy of the extremely talented Marilyn Shamblin of Rising Lotus Photography– and the amazing video courtesy of the dynamic team at Rad Red Creative.

 

Vendor Dream Team Shout Outs:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ybor City State Museum Garden
Caterer/Cake: Olympia Catering & Events
Offficiant: Rev. Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies
Hair & Make Up: Michele Renee the Studio
Photographer: Rising Lotus Photography
Videographer: Rad Red Creative
Decor/Coordination/Flowers: L&L Events
DJ: Eric Hardy of Hardy & Co. DJ & Up Lighting
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens & Imperial Party Rental
Bridesmiad Dresses: Rent the Runway
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal Romance Collection

Real Wedding | Maria & Antonio | 5.2.15

We can’t believe it’s already been 2 months since Maria& Antonio’s wedding (Happy Anniversary you two!). When Maria emailed us a link to her wedding photo gallery and told us we can have any of the photos we wanted, we were OVER THE MOON excited! We had no idea how hard it was going to be to try and narrow down the ones we wanted to share with you all. There were so many incredible photos to look through and choose from. Their ceremony took place under the oak trees on our beautiful lawn,  followed by a cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom’s Foyer and reception in our Grand Ballroom. You can totally feel the love and emotion emitted through these images (just LOOK at Antonio’s reaction to seeing his gorgeous bride Maria during the first look! PRICELESS!). Thank you to Laura of L.Martin Wedding Photography for doing such an amazing job and for taking great care of our awesome clients.

Maria & Antontio 5.2.15 Recap

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Maria & Antonio’s Special Day! Their outdoor ceremony was held under the oaks on our lawn here at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Following the ceremony, guests were invited into our lobby for cocktail hour prior to the reception. Our ballroom was dressed to the nines with elegant draping and lighting, and all white linens and decor filled the space. There was even a modern lounge area! The guests enjoyed some delicious food as well. Some of the items on the menu were Caprese Skewer (passed hors d’oeuvre), Chicken Marsala, Mashed Potato Martini Bar, Pasta Station (guests picked the ingredients and it was made fresh just for them!), and a Dessert Display instead of a traditional wedding cake. The dessert display featured Mini Flan, Cheesecake Bites and Guava Pastries….to name a few. The guests partied all night and the day was perfect from beginning to end. It was such a pleasure to work with this lovely couple and their family on their big day. Congratulations again Maria & Antonio!

A big THANK YOU to our friend Ron with Ron Pinero Photography for the beautiful images of the ceremony & reception set up!

 

Hunter’s Green Country Club Photo Shoot

We had the absolute pleasure of working with the team at Hunter’s Green Country Club and Nini Massey of Beyond Floral to create a beautiful stylized photo shoot.  A big thanks the talented Jenifer Moore of Jenifer Moore Photography for capturing these images. Our draping, vintage furniture, candelabras and gold chargers paired perfectly with Nini’s floral design and overall vision as well as the setting at the beautiful Hunter’s Green.