Jessie & Allen
Tampa Yacht and Country Club
White and blue with gold accents
Photography: Justin Demutiis
We took Jessie and Allen on a few venue tours before deciding on their favorite, the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. Jessie wanted to achieve a feeling of southern charm for her overall design. For the ceremony, we worked closely with the floral designer to include Jessie's request for blue hydrangeas and the quintessential southern magnolia leaf in the arrangements lining the aisle and at the altar space. Guests arrived to music played by a string quartet on the lawn. The silver tray shown is a family heirloom Jessie wanted to incorporate. We styled it with the boutonnieres that included the magnolia leaf.
Jessie mentioned she likes blue and white chinoisserie. We used that for our design inspiration for the outdoor patio space. We used chinoisserie vases for florals and to hold koozies at thd bar and we sourced matching pillows that dressed up the lounge furniture.
"Karen went over and above what was expected of her throughout the whole planning process. She is organized and will stay on top of deadlines for you making stress almost nonexistent. Day of, everything was perfect. Her assistant Kelsey was so sweet and was there if we needed anything. Even if there were fires to put out I was never aware of any. Karen IS the person you want in charge of your wedding. I wanted to move up the cake cutting 30 minutes, she magically made it happen. I work a lot (health care) and my fiancé was working out of state, Karen MADE the wedding possible. I’m forever grateful for her and consider her a lifelong friend now." Jessie Andreu
Jessie had a few must haves in her design and for the party including a hydrangea garland for the wedding party table, monogrammed napkins and an amazing band. Over 240 hydrangeas went into designing the garland that ran the length of the table and spilled over the sides. Jessie & Allen will use the embroiderd napkins at future holiday dinners and events and will be a forever memory of their beautiful wedding day. Durring their private room reveal, they took a moment to meet the members of their 13 piece band. The magnolia theme was carried into the cake and the couple used an heirloom cake knife to cut the first slice. The blue linen pattern mimics that of the blue and white chinoisserie. The night ended with lighted cowbow hats and glow sticks before the couple's sparkler exit.