With luxury at the forefront of the Baker wedding, Event Designer Colleen Stefanek of Eventful Weddings created a timeless color story of white, gold, and champagne hues, bringing the couple’s desire for elegant glamour to life during their ceremony and reception.Knowing the couple’s taste was essential in order to bring to life a perfectly curated vision for the big day, Save the Date Florida incorporated white phalaenopsis orchids and white roses to keep the day’s floral design elements fresh and modern. Behind the lens, Limelight Photography beautifully captured every detail. More on their love story below!
- Couple: Sireca & Masable
- Wedding location: Tampa, Florida
- Wedding date: November 20, 2022
And just like that…our story began…A simple encounter while conducting business in downtown Tampa, was the beginning to a never-ending love story. After our first dinner date we were on our path to forever. The proposal took place while vacationing in Greece.
For our wedding day looks…
I wanted a very classic wedding dress but with a little pop of something extra. My something extras were poofy removable sleeves, a heavily jeweled shoulder necklace, and a lace lined cathedral veil. The groom wore a custom-tailored suit that included purple lining and a monogram.
Here’s looking at you…
It’s all about the theme…The theme of our wedding was elegant glamour. We used a very neutral color pallet of all white and champagne for the elegance and accents of gold for the glamour. We wanted a very curated design that fit our appreciation for luxury design and style.
Our wedding decor went something like this…Originally, the ceremony was set to be outside in front of a large water fountain and under trees draped with lighting. Unfortunately, inclement weather forced us inside on the day of. We were still able to include all aspects of the design from the custom white and gold acyrlic aisle with our custom designed monogram to the floral draped acrylic arch set on top of the white circular stage. Gold candelabras lined the aisle and stage and guest seating included gold chairs with white cushions. Bridesmaids wore the groom’s favorite color purple and their bouquets included the only purple flowers in all of the arrangements. The ballroom included a floor to ceiling transformation. We had white carpet and a custom designed white and gold monogrammed acrylic circular dance floor installed over the blue hotel carpet. A 52 foot two toned serpentine table was brought in for the wedding party table. The white and gold theme was carried through all of the guest tables with a mixture of round tables covered in white luxury linen tablecloths and high gloss white acrylic rectangular tables. Gold chairs were used, and the gold centerpieces were filled with white orchids and roses. The ballroom was completely draped in a heavy shimmering champagne fabric that sparkled from the amber lighting projected on the walls and ceiling. The DJ was front and center with a white and gold stage and three-dimensional geometric gold backdrop. There was nothing untouched in white or gold right down to the gold rim on the crystal. Our cake was seven layers tall (completely encircled by white roses) and sat under an acrylic chuppah topped with lush florals.
Finding the right flowers…Flowers were a key component in the design of both the ceremony and reception spaces. Our floral design included primarily classic white phalaenopsis orchids and white roses.
Creating our ceremony….We knew we wanted to provide our guests with an experience and not just a typical wedding. After the ceremony they passed by a fun interactive living champagne wall as they entered the cocktail hour space. While enjoying passed appetizers and mingling, guests were entertained by an aerialist that performed to music played by a violinist. Smooth jazz tunes performed by a saxophone player greeted guests as they entered the ballroom. After dinner the room changed from an elegant gold and white space to an all-out party when the lighting changed to purple, and the DJ took the stage.
The most anticipated moment of the day was getting to see the months of planning come to life during our ballroom reveal. Everything was exactly as I had envisioned and better. My favorite element was probably the wedding cake and the chuppah it sat under.
You definitely need to…Get a wedding planner. There are so many details to consider — more than you can ever imagine, and your planner will know how to manage it all for you.
- Event planner: Eventful Weddings
- Photographer: Limelight Photography
- Videographer: BlueBox Digital LLC
- Florist: Save the Date Florida
- Bridal Shop: Malindy Elene Bridal
- Band & Photobooth: MADD Vybez Entertainment
- DJ| Gold chairs: EventWorks
- Entertainment: The Floridian Social
- Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
- Wedding gown|Veil: Martina Liana Bridal Designs
- Hair stylist & Makeup: Tampa MUA Aja Lauren
- Musician: Candi The Violinist
- Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company
- Venue | Caterer: Hilton Tampa Downtown
- Custom paper goods: Designs by Laconic
- Invitations: Minted
- Event Rentals : Kate Ryan
- Linens : BBJ La Tavola
- Rentals|Drappery: FH Events