epicurean wedding: caroline and john

The lights twinkled and a soft breeze blew, as he held her close in the middle of the dance floor. And there, slipping between moments of genuine laughter and more quiet embraces he twirled her around the dance floor as they shared their first dance. The music sending words out into the air that perfectly echoed the ones in their hearts, “. . . .you don’t know what it’s like to love somebody the way I love you . . . . . “

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Caroline and John are married! After a beautiful ceremony at Corpus Christi Catholic Church the two of them celebrated on the terrace of the Epicurean with their closest family and friends. The palette of the day was kept clean and timeless, with a pop of navy found in the bridal party’s attire, and Caroline looked so ridiculously stunning in a lace-detailed gown. After the newlyweds said their “I Do’s” we all headed over to Ballast Point for a few portraits before going back to the Epicurean to get the party started. And if there was ever a night to have an outdoor reception THIS. WAS. IT! It was so incredibly lovely outside and the light breeze and twinkle lights were the perfect settings for guests to dine on the incredible multi-course menu.

The reception was decorated with tons of wine-themed details, from the bottle centerpieces to the boxes holding guest’s place cards, which perfectly tied in to the overall vibe of the venue. And after sweet toasts from each of their siblings the celebration kicked off with the dances and cake cutting, before everyone hit the dance floor with full bellies and happy hearts! It was such a picture perfect day for two people we couldn’t adore any more

Caroline and John, thank you both for such a wonderful day, we loved getting to be a part of every minute of it!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

South Tampa wedding details including shoes, pearls and invitationsPearl and opal wedding jewelry against a navy blue backgroundBlack and white image of a wedding dress hanging at the Epicurean hotel in TampaBridal details including a perfume bottle and sparkle heels against the wedding dress laceWedding invitation with Bridal JewelryBride in monogrammed pajamas opening her gift of pearls from the groomBride gives her mother a wedding day giftBride being helped into her dress by her mom and sisterBride in window light putting her earrings inMatron of Honor helping bride with her jewelryA wedding program with the groom adjusting his tieDetail of the grooms watch by Emporio ArmaniA sunlit bride outside the epicurean hotel in tampa, flA bride holding her veil next to a bridesmaid bouquetA look down the aisle at the church during the wedding ceremonyA simple bouquet of babythe bride and groom share a moment of prayer during their ceremonyBride and groom kiss under a canopy of oak trees in Tampa, FLBridal party under a canopy of old oak trees in South Tampa, FLCandid moment between the bridal partyThe bridesmaids all pose together with their flowersA fun moment where the bride is being lifted by the groomsmen in black and whiteThe bride and groom kiss hidden behind the veilThe bride and groom kiss under oak trees bathed in sunlightBride and groom look into the camera while smilingGroom on a tree lined street and a close up of his boutonniere BrideBride posing with her bouquet and a groomsmanBride in a lace wedding gown and her Groom in South Tampa, FLBride and groom share a kiss in BernWine bottle centerpieces in a light and airy tentSeating cards inside a wooden wine crate filled with baby

 

 

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Epicurean Hotel

Hair + Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings

Wedding Dress Designer: Allure

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Bridal Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer: Dune London

Groom’s Apparel: Ryan Seacrest for Macy’s

Groomsmen Apparel: Ryan Seacrest for Macy’s

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: J. Crew

Caterer: Epicurean Hotel

Coordinator: Audrey Greminger

Videographer: Movie Magic Productions

Florist: 2 Birds Events

Cake Design: Publix

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Invitation Designer: William ArthurPaper Source

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