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