A Discussion of Details
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.
Katie and Joe’s Gulf Coast wedding at the historic Bay Preserve at Osprey located on Little Sarasota Bay incorporated rustic elegance with a pop of color.
Our Tailored Twig design team worked with a very light, organic color story and designed hand detailed elements with texture and intent.
The Bay Preserve at Osprey is part of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and the feel of the nature preserve helped blend all of the design elements. We created a picked from the fields vibe with kumquats added as a design element for a pop of color.
Joe’s boutonniere combined stark black privett berries, balanced against the bright orange of a single kumquat with stems of white veronica that were still closed to add a unique more masculine feel.
Katie’s beautiful bridal bouquet incorporated softer variegated shades of green such as silver eucalyptus, snapdragon buds, veronica and Queen Anne’s lace. These green elements with touches of white moved into bolder white floral specimens with brilliant white peonies, white garden roses and white ranunculus, with the addition of the orange kumquats drawing your eye in.
The loose organic feel of Katie’s bridal bouquet was the perfect accessory to her modern lace applique wedding gown.
The tented wedding reception that followed the ceremony continued the elegant rustic design elements with a matte finish linen on an earthy grey tone, dark wooden French country chairs and wood block table numbers.
Low centerpieces in copper tone vessels were balanced against tall white risers, each continuing the natural green and white color story with the pops of orange kumquats. The arrangements, which alternate from table to table, brought in pepperberry greens, white campanula, privette berries, white spray roses and creamy vendela roses to add depth and
Katie and Joe’s simple three-tiered white combed buttercream wedding cake continued the color story with several brilliant clusters of kumquats.
Congratulations Katie and Joe, it was our pleasure to be part of your wedding day.
Floral Design: Tailored Twig
Sarasota Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Sarasota Wedding Venue: The Bay Preserve at Osprey
Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Bay Preserve Exclusive Caterer: Michael’s on East
Being part of an editorial photo shoot at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Miami – Coral Gables offered our Tailored Twig design team a breathtaking canvas to design décor for two incredibly different design stories.
This spectacular luxury hotel built in 1926 combines elements of classic Italian, Moorish and Spanish architectural elements and each of the design concepts worked with the unique spaces.
The first design utilized an open-air garden setting with tall plaster columns and walls in shades of green with tropical palms to create a reception space with a fresh bright look.
A series of long tables were draped with a sunny yellow linen, gold metal wire risers were filled with an abundance of white and creamy ivory roses, white snapdragons, thistle, pampas grass, green apple anthurium, Italian ruscus and enormous philodendron leaves. The reception décor was set against shades of vintage greens in this historic hotel and created a fresh and timeless feeling.
The second design concept incorporated the brilliant colors of a South Asian wedding that played against the resorts decorative details to create some stunning images.
Brightly colored draping framed the space and set the tone for one of a kind tablescapes. Long guest tables were draped in a waterfall of color with Indian inspired linen in a variety of patterns and textures.
The guest tables were layered with gold rimmed china and goblets, gold glass votive candle holders and collections of uniquely shaped gold vessels. These items added a reflective metallic elements and helped ground the collections of brightly colored flowers.
Hand tailored collections of flowers included brilliantly colored roses in velvet wine, blueberry, burning orange, orange and exotic high yellow created a dramatic attention-grabbing look.
Pincushion protea in orange and yellow, safari sunset leucadendron, thistle and fiddlehead fern shoots added interesting textural elements. Clear acrylic ghost chairs were the perfect pairing to allow the table design to be the focal point.
This show stopping hanging wedding cake adorned with roses and orchids was supported by an incredible organic structure of banyan root, curly willow with bursts of color, and upright red amaranthus.
Our Tailored Twig always enjoys working on out of the box creations showcasing color, texture and unique botanical specimens; and working with amazing wedding professionals.
Thank you to:
Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning - @jennifermatteoeventplanning
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron - @cakesbyronsrq
Haute Couture Fashions: Elite Pour La Vie - @elitepourlavie
Indian Bridal Couture: Vama Designs - @vamadesigns
Makeup Artistry: Julie Occhino Luxury Beauty - @julieocchinoluxury
Hairstylist: Gerilyn Ghaisaezadeh - @gerilynghaisarzadeh
Rentals: Nuage Designs - @nuagedesignsinc
Photography: Vitor Lindo Photography - @vitorlindophotovideo
Miami Wedding Venue: Biltmore Hotel - @biltmorehotel
Our Tailored Twig design team was part of an editorial collaboration showcasing CAVU, a Tampa Heights flexible event venue.
CAVU is part of a growing number of industrial event spaces located just outside of downtown Tampa. The exposed brick, polished concrete floors, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and storefront windows of the historic 1920’s automobile showroom blended beautifully with the chic, California inspired bohemian vibe for this collaboration.
The flexible event space allowed our team to utilize the open spaces with white walls and natural wood tones as a neutral canvass for an organic ceremony décor.
Light colored wooden church pews created an extra wide aisle that was accented with a series of three copper toned vessels on each side of the aisle. The vessels increased in size as they lead you to the ceremony structure.
The vessels overflowed with textural creations of air plants, white roses, snowberries, fringed white tulips and dusty miller.
The unique copper wedding structure formed in the shape of a home was adorned with a asymmetric covering of botanicals. The white, soft green and grey color story was continued in these stunning arrangements. Each contained a brilliant pop of orange amaryllis and the texture of the agonis branches were added to draw in the eye.
A lounge area was created to enhance the space to be used for a cocktail reception. Set against a background of brick, exposed wiring and vintage garden structures; the mixture of vintage leather seating, unique spindled wooden chairs, woven and fur throws created cozy, comfortable seating.
A coffee table arrangement of green trick dianthus, curly willow branches, dusty miller, snowberries, dreamy white breanthus and a touch of orange amaryllis in an industrial metal urn accented the lounge space.
Our Tailored Twig design team took full advantage of the natural light streaming in through the showroom windows. The direct lighting of the larger windows paired with the filtered light of the smaller transom windows added depth to the tablescape.
We worked against the backdrop of a wall filled with carriage lanterns and exposed wood. The tablescape included long organic wood bench seating, vintage chartreuse curved back chairs and antique wooden dining table.
The dramatic tablescape combined unique geometric vessels in organic, rustic and polished materials, taper candles in wrought iron candlesticks blended with air plants, white bouvardia, ranunculus, white fringed tulips, green trick dianthus, David Austin garden roses, snow berries and warm orange colored amaryllis plants.
Layered place settings with orange satin knotted napkins, custom menu cards and copper toned flatware completed the eclectic bohemian wedding design.
Be sure to check out more of this Luxurious editorial shoot on The Celebration Society website!
Tampa Event Venue: CAVU
Planning/Design: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Photography: Ashlee Hamon Photography
Floral Creations: Tailored Twig
Stationery: Emily Baird Design
Catering & Dessert: Salt Block Hospitality Group
So Staged Event Design + Rentals
Georgia Matilda Home
Fun Cart: The Modern Girl Party & Co.
Hair/Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co
Bridal Gown: White Magnolia Bridal
Menswear: Jackie Z Style Co.