Downtown Tampa Wedding is Stunning in Emerald Green

This downtown Tampa wedding is draped in layers of emerald green with the beautiful city as a backdrop. In fact, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for Carrie and Jimmy to celebrate their love with friends and family.

wedding Party in emerald green, photo by Carrie Wildes Photography

Groom gets special treatment

Before the wedding, the groom set-up a private haircut service. That is to say, his barber made a house call to give him and his groomsmen fresh haircuts. No doubt this special treatment prepared Jimmy for his big day ahead.

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groom gets ready before downtown Tampa wedding

After getting ready, the groomsmen enjoyed a few drinks to celebrate the groom. Additionally, Jimmy checked his watch as he patiently awaited the wedding day first look with his soon to be wife.

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groom shares toast with groomsmen before wedding
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The bride

Similarly, the bride had a custom monogrammed robe to wear during her pre-wedding prep.  Hair and make up by Femme Akoi.  Additionally the back of Carrie’s dress was all lace. Paired with gorgeous Louboutin shoes and a diamond necklace and earrings. Without a doubt Jimmy is going to be wow’ d when he sees her. A few moments were also enjoyed laughing and smiling with her bridesmaids before her first look with her soon to be husband. 

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brides shoes and accessories for wedding day
mom of bride helps bride get ready at Downtown Tampa wedding
the bride and her bridesmaids in emerald green gowns

In line with the wedding colors, the bridesmaids wore emerald green dresses. Also they carried bouquets of soft blush, white and greenery created by FH Events

Downtown Tampa Wedding First Look

And then it was time for the wedding day first look on the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa. The photographer, Carrie Wildes Photography, says “It’s always such a fun moment to setup and photograph as it unfolds. There were definitely some tears. Subsequently you can always see the nerves just fall away.”

bride and groom first look with Tampa Bay in background
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THE Cutest Little Ring Bearers

Carrie and Jimmy’s two boys, were the cutest little ring bearers. Above all the couple tied the knot at a lovely ceremony with the water as the backdrop. 

grooms sons are ring bearers and junior groomsmen
bride and groom during a downtown Tampa wedding ceremony

Downtown tampa wedding reception

This Downtown Tampa wedding reception was decorated with emerald linens, glass and white and blush florals. Carrie’s mom actually made all the table number holders out of wine corks. Certainly a favorite element was the custom bobble heads for their cake table. Likewise the wedding favors were a bag of coffee that said “the perfect blend”. Also a hand sanitizer that said “quarantined for life.” 


wedding reception table at Downtown Tampa Wedding
emerald green linens with gold charger on reception table
custom wedding cake topper on wedding cake
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custom made reception table numbers

Meanwhile the bridal party made a pretty fantastic entrance. All the while the gorgeous Tampa sun set in the background for all the dances and toasts.

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bride and groom enter wedding reception in style
Downtown Tampa Wedding with sunset in the background
toasting the couple at the head table

Bouquet Toss for Two

For the bouquet toss, Carrie acted like she was going to throw it, and then didn’t. Instead she grabbed another bouquet and handed them to two of her bridesmaids. Certainly because they are getting married next.

To read more about this wedding, visit Carrie Wildes Photography Blog.

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Below are the wedding vendors who helped create Carrie and Jimmy’s dream wedding:

Venue: The Tampa Club
Hotel: Aloft Tampa Downtown
Coordination: Confetti Events
Florist: FH Events
Band: Matt Winter
Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography
Video: Pier Seven Productions
Wedding Gown Boutique: Ivory and Lace Bridal
Cake: Publix
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Tuxes: Suit Supply
Stationery: Minted

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