Alecia and Matt’s Tampa Wedding in Light Blue
To be added to the list of things that make our hearts flutter: cute bride smiles... in every photo! Alecia and Matt's Tampa wedding is a sea of pale blue tones, timeless wedding style, and the grandeur of the new venue in town, The Orlo! Husband and wife team of The Ganeys flawlessly captured the blissfully happy vibes from this sweet wedding in the Southeast. We loved the delicate gold details (we always always #teamgoldflatware) and eucalyptus embellishments all around.
From The Ganeys: "When The Orlo wedding venue popped up as Tampa’s newest event space, Alecia and Matt knew this historic home was the perfect location for their wedding reception. Built in 1882, this space is filled with history. Through the renovations, the owners wanted to keep the charm and many of this historical details, from the oversized front door to the classic window panes. The ballroom, previously used for the Women’s Club, still stands today and is the perfect balance between modern and historic, simple and extravagant. With these contrasting ideas, the venue became the perfect one for Matt and Alecia!
"I met Alecia and her bridesmaids in the morning at The Orlo in South Tampa. They were getting ready in a bridal suite filled with ample natural light. Each bridesmaid wore a dusty blue robe with lace accents (to match their jaw-dropping mismatched sparkly blue dresses for the wedding). Sipping on mimosas, they regaled each other with stories from that past that had lead us all to this point. That’s always one of my favorite parts of the day!
Alecia put on her gown with the help of her mom and maid of honor. Alecia’s dress was stunning – the bottom fabric rippled like water. Alecia wore her hair in a low pulled-back bun to show off the back of the dress. Shortly after she put on the gown, Alecia’s mom surprised Alecia with two gifts that were made from her own wedding dress she wore years ago – a purse to hold Alecia’s items for the day, and a wrap for the bouquet that was embroidered with the date."
"Before Matt and Alecia headed to Sacred Heart for their ceremony, they had a first touch upstairs at The Orlo. They were both filled with emotions as they reached for each other’s hand around the door. They whispered to each other and promised that they would see each other soon at the altar. And that they did! The ceremony was thoughtful and Alecia and Matt couldn’t help but smile throughout the whole thing. I loved seeing the joy on their faces as they made their way up the aisle as husband and wife at the end of the ceremony.
The wedding reception at The Orlo was incredibly impressive. The whole room sparkled like jewels with the help of the floating candles and gold rimmed goblets. The silky blue tablecloths almost seemed to glow as the sun set. At each seat, the guest was welcomed with a menu, gold flatware, and an acrylic name card assigning them to a seat."
"Matt and Alecia shared their first dance to Michael Buble’s “Everything.” They twirled and dipped their way through the verses and all of the guests erupted into applause at the end of the song! Their routine was so impressive!
Reverend Barry and the Funktastic continued the party after dinner, keeping the dance floor packed with timeless hits. At the end of the evening the guests cheered the band on for an encore that they just couldn’t refuse – no one wanted this party to end! Matt and Alecia exited The Orlo through a tunnel of sparklers to their getaway car, and waved to their family and friends as the Rolls Royce pulled away at the end of the evening. It was such a fun celebration!"
Photographer: The Ganeys | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Bourbon & Blush Events | Floral Designer: FH Events | Dress Designer: Daalarna Couture | Rentals: Kate Ryan Linens | Venue: The Orlo | Cake Designer: Elise's Pieces | Hair & Makeup Artist: Lasting Luxe | Escort Display and Place Cards: Emily Grace Design | Management Group: DB Management | Church: Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Videography: Life’s Highlights | Stationery: A + P Designs | Bar + Pipe and Drape: MMD Events | Linens: Nuage Designs | Chairs: Chic Event Furniture Rental | Catering: Saltblock Hospitality | Bridal Boutique: The Bride - Tampa | Band: Rev Barry and the Funktastic Soul | Transportation: Ambassador Limousine