Holding a private event in a public space is always a bit of a juggling act, but the crew at Armature Works took it all in stride. Even with the continuing construction and hordes of people enjoying the weekend, parking and getting from place to place was easy. Ginger and Sean were getting ready at two different hotels. We don't normally suggest such a feat, but with all the concerts and other events taking place that weekend, rooms were few and far between.
We started off with Sean and the guys at Le Meridien. They were already getting the party started without us so we made certain to get boutonnieres pinned and their finery arranged for some fun portraits. Then it was back to fight traffic as we made our way to Ginger and her ladies at Epicurean. They were finishing up with hair and makeup and we captured all the action including Ginger's dress and other details. After some beautiful window light images of the blushing bride we were off again to Armature Works for the rooftop ceremony.
One of the things I liked about Armature Works is that they have a variety of locations to fit nearly any need a client might have. The rooftop made for a great ceremony site. Guests could enjoy the gentle breeze and beautiful views as the waited for the upcoming ceremony. One felt like they were in the middle of Tampa's latest hot-spot without fighting crowds of onlookers. The ceremony was tender and sweet, sprinkled with some laughter. The nearby loft area greeted guests for cocktail hour as we began with formal portraits. We captured family, bridal party and the bride and groom, then made our way downstairs for some more fun images.
Then it was time for the party to begin. Across the street and upstairs we went to the Theater. It is a glorious space with lots of brick. It blends the old and new together seamlessly making for a truly unique venue. Puff 'n Stuff had multiple food stations making available something for everyone's tastes. The Bay King's Band did a great job keeping the dance floor hopping. The newlyweds and their guests had some seriously impressive dance moves! A great time was had by all and the night ended with a grand send off as the couple made their escape in a beautiful Rolls Royce! Enjoy their sneak peek!
Armature Works: armatureworks.com/
Le Meridien Tampa: www.lemeridientampa.com/?SWAQ=958P
Long Aisle Events: www.longaisleevents.com/
Lauren Westmoreland: lauren-westmoreland.squarespace.com/
Eve's Florist: www.evesflorist.com/
Advantage Limousine: www.advantagelimollc.com/
Puff 'N Stuff Catering: puffnstuff.com/
Harpist Kristen Elizabeth: www.harpistkristenelizabeth.com/
Bay Kings Band: www.baykingsband.com/
CC's Bridal Boutique: www.tampabridalshops.com/