We’re starting this first Wednesday of 2013 with a beautifully modern white wedding from Carrie Wildes Photography. Taking place at one of my favorite hotels in Tampa Bay, the Renaissance Vinoy, this modern all white color palette paired with gorgeous florals and an incredibly fashionable bride and groom makes for an absolutely gorgeous wedding…
From the bride, Britany:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I used Showorks, Inc. for the majority of the planning and design. So my Showorks design manager, Corina, I would say assisted me the most. She listened to everything I wanted, to the point that I had actually drawn my centerpieces for her, and they were exact real life replications. They managed to execute my vision of the hanging florals and crystals over the ceremony area, even though for them it was an architectural and logistical nightmare, she let none of that stress get back to me and just made it happen.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
When choosing vendors, I really wanted people who were familiar with my venue. Showorks actually has an onsite office at my venue, so as far as deisgning and florals this helped as they knew exactly where to go, what to do, and also what was already available to me from my venue which helped save money. They were kind of a one stop shop for me, they provided everything, also suggested a DJ, which was even more helpful. My photographer, also having done several events at my venue, made taking pictures a lot quicker as she knew all the areas that we would want to shoot.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I originally just thought, modern and “everything white”. My Mother actually chose the venue as it has sentimental value to my parents, not to mention the Chihuly chandelier is to die for. Being that it is a historical building, I merged my vision towards “Renaissance meets Modern” and my colors became white with hints of gold and champagne to better fit the venue. After finding my Badgley Mischka Dress, which I feel you could say is a little of both, it just all seemed to fall into place. As for the purple lighting, that was a nod to the groom as I was not thrilled with the thought of the groomsmen wearing purple, so we channeled it elsewhere.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The Grand Ballroom. The way everything looked for the reception with the Chihuly over the dance floor, to me it was perfect. Getting to dance and have pictures taken with my husband alone, before they sent everyone in from the cocktail hour, it actually allowed me the opportunity to breathe and take it all in.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I know it all seems so stressful up to the last second, but just remember to try to stop for a second and take it all in because it is over before you know it and then you are wishing you could just go back and live it all over again.
Britany, thank you so much for sharing your words of wisdom with us!
There’s just something about all white weddings that I love. No matter what style the wedding is, it’s always so incredibly gorgeous! I’m particularly drawn to the florals in this wedding… and how amazing is that ceremony setup?!
Brides, are any of you thinking about having an all white wedding? What are your thoughts on a monochromatic color palette choice?