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Marie Selby Gardens was the ideal location for Allison and Matthew’s Sarasota wedding and our Tailored Twig design team loved creating this shimmering wedding.
Their wedding was created using all white flowers, subtle touches of gold to accent this magnificent wedding with layers and layers of glass, acrylic and crystals.
Allison’s hand tailored bridal bouquet was created with Duchess peonies, garden roses, white tulips and white dahlias. This monochromatic bouquet with just a hint of greenery perfectly accessorized her form fitting modern lace wedding gown.
Matthew wore a simple white dahlia with a single stem of veronica, while his groomsmen each wore a white tulip. Each were hand wrapped in black ribbon to match their classic black tuxedos.
The couple exchanged their wedding vows under a clear chuppah with a waterfall of white Phalaenopsis orchids and hanging green amaranthus cascading over the front edge of the wedding structure.
In keeping with the feel of the chuppah, wedding guests were seated on clear ghost chairs. The aisle of their outdoor wedding ceremony was marked by two asymmetrical arrangements of phalaenopsis orchids, white roses, dahlias, Italian ruscus and hanging amaranthus resting on clear rectangular risers.
While guests enjoyed a waterfront cocktail reception they were able to find their seating assignments for the wedding reception listed on this clear seating chart hung in an oversized white frame.
The Selby Gardens’ ballroom was set with round tables draped in off white soft linen with mirrored tops, surrounding a long glass head table. Tables were set with clear class charger plates layered with custom menus, floating candles in clear glass goblets and antique glass votives.
Gold ballroom chairs, vessels and risers added a luster and a pop of color around the shimmering glass and white flowers. Gold metal risers lifted full luxurious arrangements of white hydrangea, Tibet roses, white tulips, snapdragons and white delphinium accented with pepper berry greens, amaranthus and long stems of white orchids.
The tablescape of the long glass head table was dotted with unique gold vessels overflowing with white orchids, ranunculus, spray roses and dahlias.
The chairs for the bride and groom in the center of the room were draped with stems of orchids, garden roses and snapdragons.
Congratulations Allison and Matthew, we know this was the wedding weekend of your dreams.
Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who made this day so amazing.
Floral Design: Tailored Twig
Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Sarasota Wedding Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Catering + Rentals: Michael’s Events and Catering
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Breezin Entertainment
Band + MC [Cocktail Hour + Reception Music]: The Hit Factory Band
Makeup Stylist: Brides by Kelly Anne and Co
Lighting: Affairs in the Air, Inc.
Rabbi: Rabbi Jennifer Singer
Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo
Rentals: So Staged Event Design and Rentals
Videographer: Jessica Overholt Photography
Wedding Cake + Dessert: Cakes by Ron
A February evening at Bay Preserve at Osprey was the perfect time and place for Emma and Jason’s amazing wedding.
Their custom wedding invitations with a hunter green modern calligraphy font set the tone for the wedding décor and color story.
Emma’s magnificent, large, loose bridal bouquet of greenery including monstera, calathea leaves, Italian ruscus was the perfect base for the explosion of green thistle, protea and nearly a dozen cymbidium orchids.
This sensational hand tailored bouquet was the perfect accessory to her simple and elegant wedding gown with sweeping train.
The eight ladies in her wedding party each wore a different color full length dress, so the simplicity of interesting greenery with touches of white floral were the ideal bouquet selection.
Emma and Jason’s outdoor wedding ceremony was set with bamboo chairs, a swag of seeded eucalyptus and cymbidium orchids marked the reserved seats. Two tall gold metal urns overflowing with greenery marked the location where the couple would exchange their wedding vows, with Little Sarasota Bay as the perfect backdrop.
The lush tented outdoor wedding reception was set with round tables and crisp white linens, surrounded by bamboo chairs.
Each place setting was layered with a rattan charger plate, monstera leaf, a custom lettered menu card, and gold flatware which created layers and layers of texture and interest.
The tablescapes included eclectic collections of metal toned vessels filled with bells of Ireland, white hypericum berries, snapdragons and cymbidium orchids surrounded by floating candles in clear glass vessels and gold acrylic table numbers.
In the center of each collection stood a tall gold trumpet vase overflowing with fantail palms and hanging phalaenopsis orchids.
Emma and Jason were seated at a round sweetheart table draped in garland, seeded eucalyptus and orchids accented with floating candles and votives. The couple’s seats were adorned with clusters of Italian ruscus.
The beautiful color story created by lush, unique greenery with touches of luxurious white florals and touches of gold set a relaxed but lux backdrop for Emma and Jason’s wedding day.
Congratulations Emma and Jason, we are honored to be part of your wedding day.
Thank you to the all of the wedding professionals who were part of this beautiful Sarasota wedding.
Sarasota Wedding Venue: Bay Preserve at Osprey
Sarasota Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Catering + Rentals: Michael’s Events and Catering
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Breezin Entertainment
Band + MC - Cocktail Hour + Reception Music: #NoFilter
Makeup Stylist: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co
Officiant: Father Tom Campbell
Wedding Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Videographer: Blue Kite Cinema
The Tailored Twig floral design team worked with Allie and Tim to create a breathtaking Powel Crosley Estate wedding in a palette of pink.
The first design element was a floral arch for their Sarasota wedding ceremony structure. The original sketch captured a wedding arch created of natural wood elements draped with a soft rope of greenery and dotted with beautiful blooms.
This one beautiful creation influenced the hand tailored floral creations that flowed through the rest of Allie and Timothy’s wedding day.
The final creation, taken from the original inspiration, included two large vessels to anchor the wedding structure. The thin metal framed arch was woven with natural branches and draped with a thick, lush rope of willow eucalyptus that swayed in the gentle breezes blowing off the water.
The luxurious rope of greenery was accented with several giant pink King Protea and clusters of roses in a variety of shades of pink with touches of greenery in softer tones.
The floral swag trailed effortlessly across the ceremony structure, creating the perfect backdrop for Allie and Tim’s waterfront wedding ceremony.
Additional decorative elements of the wedding ceremony continued the design concept of the original inspiration sketch.
Rustic wooden church pews were adorned with nosegays of roses and snapdragons in hues of pink attached with a satin ribbon. Metal wire urns marked the beginning of the aisle, overflowing with astilby, roses, snapdragons, and protea in a color story of pinks, accented with dusty miller and eucalyptus.
Our Tailored Twig design team loved working with Allie and Tim and taking one simple sketch of a wedding structure, bringing it to life and carrying the vision throughout their wedding day.
For more beautiful images of their wedding day, including the cascade of blooms hung above their dance floor visit our Tailored Twig blog post Powel Crosley In A Palette of Pink.
To say that Emily and Robert’s wedding was out of this world would be an understatement. Their beautiful Sarasota wedding at Selby Gardens is definitely very different from anything our Tailored Twig team has showcased on our blog.
This Star Wars themed wedding could not be more perfect for this week.
Emily’s hand tailored bridal bouquet was an explosion of delicate trumpet shaped purple and white Picasso calla lilies wrapped in delicate lace reflecting her wedding gown.
Robert’s boutonniere included a single Picasso calla lily, veronica and a textural accent, the perfect accompaniment to his navy-blue tuxedo.
A banyan tree on the south side of the Selby gardens set the backdrop for their wedding ceremony.
A geometrically shaped metal arbor was the foundation for a unique, perfectly themed wedding ceremony structure. Draped in swirling banyan root, lush green amaranthus and purple and blue dendrobium orchids, the ceremony structure was elegantly tied to the Star Wars theming.
Wedding guests enjoyed the Rainforest before moving to the north side of the gardens and the Michael’s On The Bay Ballroom for dinner and dancing.
The ballroom was set with soft lush navy blue linen, layered with geometric gold charger plates, navy blue napkins and custom menu cards. Gold and black flatware, gold rimmed stemware, mercury glass votive candles and high gloss black chiavari chairs added additional shimmer and dimension to the décor.
Collections of uniquely textured botanicals made the room come alive, layering color, texture and interesting materials. Our Tailored Twig designers began with unique black ceramic and gunmetal vessels with interesting lines and detailing.
Each table was uniquely appointed with hand tailored floral collections including soft pink spiked King protea, dianthus, white campanula, snapdragons, and thistle as well as Inca gold leucadendron, blushing protea, bells of Ireland, open cut calla lilies, pepper berry and Picasso calla lilies. Taller arrangements were draped in green amaranths adding long lines and interesting visual.
Multi-level lighting that included shimmering candlelight, pin spots on centerpieces and soft up lighting to wash the walls in light all enhanced the dramatic look of this wedding décor.
While it does not include any floral accents, we have to share this fantastic five-tiered wedding cake that completed the Star Wars theme of Emily and Robert’s wedding.
Congratulations Emily and Robert, may the force be with you!
Thank you to all of the talented wedding professionals that brought this unique wedding to life.
Ceremony Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Wedding Photographer: Sarah and Ben
Wedding Planner: NK Productions
Catering: Michael’s on East
Linen & Chair Rentals: Michaels on East / BBJ Linens
Furniture Rentals: So Staged Event Design + Rentals
Lighting: DJ Jacob Co. /Affairs in the Air
Music and Sound: DJ Jacob Co.
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair & Makeup: Fresh Salon and Spa
Paper Products: Doyle Paper Co.
Early March was the perfect time for Ashley and Derek’s St. Pete Beach wedding at the iconic Don Cesar Hotel, and our Tailored Twig design team could not have been happier to be part of their special wedding day.
The couple, transplants from Ohio, invited their family and friends to a enjoy some warmer Tampa Bay weather with a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony on the sands of the Gulf of Mexico.
Ashley looked stunning in a floral patterned sheer lace sheath wedding gown and chapel length veil draped to cover her shoulders. Ashley carried a hand tailored bridal bouquet in shades of white and green which included Duchess peonies, garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace, white campanula, snapdragons, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus and white and black Marianne Anemone.
The bride’s beautiful bouquet was a stark contrast to her bridal party in their dusty rose gowns carrying handtied bouquets of lush greenery, green thistle and accented with soft pink King protea.
The couple’s traditional Jewish wedding ceremony was held under a chuppah constructed with tall textured ceramic vessels filled with towering bamboo and a canopy of flowing white satin. The bases of the vessels were adorned with quicksand roses and vendela roses, greenery and soft hanging green amaranthus to frame the entrance to the chuppah.
The couple’s wedding reception in the Don Cesar’s newly renovated ballroom included an eclectic mix of tablescapes.
Long rectangular guest tables were designed with tall contemporary gold tone metallic risers which held full lush clusters of greenery and studded with soft pink and white flowers accented with pink ice protea at the base.
Other tables alternated with unique textured organic vessels and more traditional footed compotes overflowing with anemone, snapdragons, seeded eucalyptus, ruscus, pink and white roses, ranunculus and protea.
A few soft white ranunculus, pink roses, wax flower and a statue of the couple’s fur baby Winnie complimented their two-tiered naked wedding cake.
This wedding design in soft pink and white with unique textural elements was the perfect creations for the historic pink Don Cesar and the eclectic blending of a traditional Jewish wedding and a contemporary couple.
Congratulations Ashley and Derek!
Our Tailored Twig website and blog showcases our inspiration, design creations and the weddings and events we are honored to be part of, but we wanted to take some time to introduce you to some of our fantastic design team.
First up, and not at all excited to be in the spot light is our incredible Tailored Twig Lead Designer Daniel Gonzalez. We had a little fun talking about things beyond floral design and creation.
Have a Little Fun
Daniel is from Camagüey, Cuba about halfway between Havana and Santiago de Cuba. It was no surprise that when we asked him about his favorite beer, wine or cocktail that he responded “Mojitos! Preferably, with Cuban rum.”
Daniel is a foody, when we asked what his last meal would be he joked “Sushi, Mexican, Italian and Indian.”
One of our favorite things about Daniel is that he’s not afraid to dance. Daniel’s favorite type of music is ‘Girl Talk” a DJ mashup on Pandora that Daniel always has playing in the Tailored Twig studio.
On A Serious Side
Daniel owns a two year old Pitbull named Duke that he rescued when his homeless owner died of an overdose. They are quite the pair.
Tailored Twig owner, Darin Bahl said the one thing about Daniel that makes him smile is his ability to come up with a solution to basically any challenge, “it makes my heart smile.” Daniel’s favorite phase is “make it work.”
Daniel began his career in floral design seven years ago and has been working with our Tailored Twig design team for two years. His talent is so impressive, one minute he is pulling out a vessel for an arrangement and then look up again to see a gorgeous arrangement, sometimes more than one.
His creative talents extend beyond floral design; there are pieces of his artwork hanging in our studio.
Daniel says his favorite part of his job is conceptualizing and ultimately building things we’ve never seen or done before. And he does it so well.
Beyond his artistic talents and being an incredible floral designer, Daniel is a wonderful friend. He is a great listener and gives great advice and has a great laugh, whichever you might need.
We are overjoyed to have Daniel as our Tailored Twig Lead Designer, be sure to say HI to him the next time you are in our studio, you will be glad you did!
One of the things that sets our Tailored Twig design team apart is our process for working with our clients. Sketching out details of design elements for a wedding or event can truly show a client the vision we have discussed in living color.
We thought that sharing some of the inspiration sketches and the completed floral creation would be a wonderful way to share how a vision comes to life.
For our first feature we chose Maria and Charles’ Sarasota holiday wedding at Ca d’Zan, the beautiful historic mansion at The Ringling.
Their breathtaking outdoor holiday wedding ceremony on the steps of the Ringling Mansion was framed with magnificent stone and tile details, an oversized door in wood and wrought iron and some holiday décor with greenery, and twinkling lights.
The color story for their wedding was a bright, beautiful red. Maria, coming from Columbia was looking for something as bold and fiery as her personality.
The original design sketch was comprised of three tall gold pedestal vessels, alternating sides up the aisle as you approached the stairs where Maria and Charles would exchange their wedding vows.
The vessels increased in size beginning with a 38” tall urn, and progressing to 50” and finally 60” tall as you approached the wedding altar.
Each of the three vessels were overflowing with an oversized asymmetrical floral creation containing brilliant red anthurium, several dozen red roses, dark ruby red scabiosa
and magnificent dark burgundy cymbidium orchids.
The altar pieces were a pair of towering 78” vessels with red statement pieces matching the three pieces leading up the aisle, one on each side of the bride and groom.
We would say that the magnificent final floral creation was spot on, creating the perfect backdrop of the Maria and Charles’ luxurious Sarasota outdoor wedding ceremony.
Be sure to look for more Tailored Twig “From Inspiration to Creation” blog posts in the months to come!
For more breathtaking images from Maria and Charles’ Ringling wedding visit the blog post at Jennifer Matteo Event Planning.
Floral Creations: Tailored Twig
Event Planning: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Bartending and Catering: Modern Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ca d'Zan at The Ringling
Hair and Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne
Invitations and Stationery: Write-on Sarasota
Music - Ceremony/Cocktail/Reception: Breezin Entertainment
Officiant: Sunrise Sunset Weddings, Patricia Larose
Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Rentals / Decor: So Staged
Rentals / Glassware and Flatware: US Tent Rental
Rentals / Linen: Nuage Designs
Rentals / Tables and Chairs: Palacios Events
Signage: Signs In One Day
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Wedding Gown: Calvet Couture Sarasota
Videographer: Jessica Overholt Videography
Our Tailored Twig team loves being part of the Tampa Bay area wedding community. There are so many amazing wedding professionals as well as opportunities for networking and education.
Our Tailored Twig design team was invited to showcase our work at last month’s Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West Local Networking Group event.
The Association of Bridal Consultants hosts networking and educational events for the wedding community on a monthly basis across the Tampa Bay area with a focus on education.
The March meeting was held here in downtown Tampa at the brand new Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, an incredible special event space with nearly 3,000 square feet of space located on the west bank of the Hillsborough River.
The event space features floor to ceiling windows that open into a covered terrace with outstanding views of downtown Tampa. The space melds polished concrete floors, textured wooden walls and exposed beams into a unique industrial space.
Our team played off that vibe by combining rustic wooden farmhouse tables, silver industrial metal chairs with textured glass charger plates and luxurious linens in a spring color story.
We began the design concept by placing a large bright yellow and green floral chandelier in the center of the space and then placed similarly styled smaller floral chandeliers over the wooden farmhouse tables.
These long tables were layered with brightly colored table runners, round metallic vessels overflowing with flowers that continued the spring color story in shades of yellow and green with interesting blooms and interesting textures.
Our creations included butterscotch and caramel antique roses, yellow parrot tulips, blooming forsythia branches, and wolly bush with its soft texture. Mixing in metallic tone votive candles in a variety of sizes and a soft velvet napkin in a contrasting color topped with a super green ranunculus added more interest to the tablescape.
The round guest tables were draped with soft velvety linen and dressed with tall centerpieces atop bronze metallic risers. Using the same unique floral specimens as the low arrangements, these tall arrangements added in wax flower, fritillaria, green kangaroo paws, hybrid poppies, calathea, fern fronds, thistle, orchids and brunia albiflora creating more dimension and interest.
This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our work in one of Tampa’s newest event spaces to a community of our fellow wedding professionals. It was also gave us the chance for our team to mix and mingle and make some new friends.
When Sarat and Colin’s wedding planner brought our Tailored Twig design team into the planning process, we were so excited to be part of their intimate South Tampa wedding.
Their wedding vision of organic elements, shimmering copper and bright summery colors as well as incorporating geometric shapes, offered amazing design opportunities.
Designing for an intimate wedding of ten guests really focuses intently on the design elements and textures.
Sarat carried a stunning loose cascading hand tailored bridal bouquet overflowing with summery peach and orange dahlias, brightly colored spray roses, feathery blushing protea, silver and seeded eucalyptus and deep red hanging amaranthus.
The bright summery orange color palette of Sarat’s bouquet and Colin’s boutonniere reflected the local south Tampa artwork and popped against Colin’s deep blue suit.
The couple exchanged their wedding vows, which also included Sarat’s son, in front of a simple white ruched fabric arch. The wedding venues art installation of silver mirrored orbs reflected the geometric copper vessels filled with orange, peach and red blooms hanging from the delicate wedding arch.
The reception that followed paired a rustic wooden table, natural fiber table runner and napkins with copper charger plates. A long low centerpiece flowed through the middle of the table incorporating the same colors and botanicals as the personal flowers.
Copper geodesic containers held glass cylinders with floating candles surrounded by smaller vessels holding single blooms and custom octagon shaped marble place cards.
An imitate wedding reception doesn’t mean you have to overlook luxurious touches, in fact smaller weddings offer you the opportunity to add in beautiful chic personalized details.
We invite you to reach out to our Tailored Twig design team to discuss bring luxurious flor touches to you upcoming Tampa wedding.
To see more details and find out more about Sarat and Colin visit their wedding feature on Marry Me Tampa Bay.
Tampa Wedding Venue and Catering: The Edge Rooftop/The Epicurean
Photographer: Darin Crofton Photography
Wedding Planner: UNIQUE Weddings & Events
Tampa Wedding Florist: Tailored Twig
Rentals: Elite Event Rentals/Signature Event Rentals
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Linens
Flatware Rentals: Set Event Rentals
Marble Place-Cards: Amber Veatch Designs
Wedding Cake: Trudy Melissa Cakes
Wedding Officiant: Navy Chaplain Lt. Larry Brant (Friend of the Groom)
Wedding Gown: Anthropologie, BHLDN
Hair: Platinum Salon
Our Tailored Twig team designed some bright, unique and textured floral creations for Elizabeth and Mathieu’s downtown Tampa wedding.
This intriguing couple, who now live in Paris, enjoy traveling, cats and being silly together.
Their Tampa wedding portraits began at the University of Tampa’s iconic Plant Hall, formerly the Tampa Bay Hotel. The Victorian gingerbread detailing was the perfect backdrop to capture some stunning photographs.
Our team hand tailored a bridal bouquet to standout against Elizabeth’s soft, flowing lace wedding gown with a sweeping Cathedral length train by Barcelona luxury wedding gown designer Pronovias.
Her brilliantly colored bridal bouquet was created using yellow celosia, dahlias, pink garden roses, orange tulips, aster solidago, ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.
Mathieu’s boutonniere also included orange ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and solidago and incorporated blue bell eryngium for texture and a contrasting color element.
The details of blue bell eryngium, brightly colored spray roses and coral hypericum berries were carried throughout the wedding party flowers, including the flowers for this adorable flower girl.
We love how the brightly colored corals, hot pinks and bright oranges of this color story stand out against the dark ocean blues of the underwater seascapes in the Florida Aquarium, where the couple hosted their beautiful wedding ceremony and reception.
The brightly colored detailing of Elizabeth and Matthieu’s wedding continued into their three-tiered swirled white buttercream wedding cake. Beyond the bright color palette, we included touches of pincushion protea to enhance the texture.
Congratulations Elizabeth and Mathieu, we wish you a lifetime as bright, bold and beautiful as your wedding day.
Elizabeth and Mathieu’s wedding professionals:
Tampa Wedding Florist: Tailored Twig
Event Planner: Days Remembered by ND
Hair and Makeup: Destiny & Light
Wedding Gown: Pronovias
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Tampa Wedding Venue: The Florida Aquarium
Wedding Cake: Hands On Sweets
DJ: Grant Hemond
Wedding Photography: Limelight Photography
To see more of Elizabeth and Matthieu’s wedding day visit Limelight Photography’s blog.