When Andrea Layne contacted me about working together, I already knew this was going to be something good. When she explained that her concept was “Under the Tuscan Sun” wedding inspiration I was even more excited! There would be a canopy of oak trees, lush greenery including olive branches (my favorite), a mix of bridesmaid dresses, a delicious food table and a feasting table for the guests. "Sign me up" is what I said, if I remember correctly! Nothing is better than working with an incredible group of vendors or “friendors”. Andrea and I worked to pick the items we knew would translate the design best from Set Event Rentals and Wish Vintage Rentals.
We had the best time working with Bella Bridesmaids Tampa to create a mix but effortlessly cohesive look for the beautiful bridesmaids to wear. Stephanie Paul of SMP Makeup Artistry perfectly executed the beautiful but effortless look I was imagining for our bride and her bridesmaids. She created subtle makeup, loose waves and up-dos with braids. I will say, the floral necklaces Andrea created were hands-down my favorite detail.
Andrea worked with Shine Wedding Invitations who beautifully created calligraphy looking font for the paper goods and they were seriously the perfect detail to the design.
I think my favorite part was the opportunity to hand pick a bridal gown and accessories at the new bridal boutique in Ybor City, The Bride Tampa. Viktoria has a wonderful unique selection of gowns and is so sweet and knowledgable to work with. The lace peplum belt was the cutest addition to her gown too!
I really enjoyed putting the food table together. Food styling is really fun for me. I purchased all the items and sourced display pieces through Set and Wish to best display the items. I wanted to offer an olive oil bar, charcuterie, pasta, hummus options and a whole lot of bread! I loved how the styling turned out on that Set farm table with those beautiful trees as the perfect backdrop.
Andrea really outdid herself with the bold pops of color in the butter toned ranunculus and plum florals with the eucalyptus and olive branch (among other perfectly picked blooms). I am still in love with her floral design!
I also loved styling the lemonade and favor tables. We offered limoncello favors on beautiful accent tables from Wish. I love using functional items like favors to create a big design element like this display. Can we talk about this cake for a minute? This was my first time trying a Trudy Melissa cake. It lives up to all of the lovely things I have heard about her creations. This naked cake was the best one I have ever tasted and I have tasted quite a few wedding cakes! I love how Andrea styled the florals on this delicious cake and the gold cake serving set from Set Event Rentals was the perfect touch.
Working with Emily and Thomas of Emily Katharine Photography was an absolute treat. They are the cutest team and their dynamic is just a joy to be around. They support each other, give high fives, give sweet feedback to each other and their clients and it creates an overall positive and comfortable environment. I am a fan of their perspective in the way they take their photos and I have had a hard time not sharing every last one of these photos because they are just so beautiful. I loved working with this team and would highly recommend any of these talented professionals to help you with your wedding.
Photography: Emily Katharine Photography // Concept, Planning & Floral Design: Andrea Layne Floral Design // Planning, Styling & Event Design: Amber Veatch Designs // Rentals: Set Rentals & Wish Vintage Rentals // Venue: Laurel Wood Gardens // Bride's Dress: The Bride // Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Tampa // Hair & Makeup: SMP Artistry (Stephanie Paul) // Cake: Trudy Melissa Cakes // Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab