I love how today’s glam Florida wedding from Stephanie A Smith can be big, yet feel so intimate. The wedding was very family-centric, with the bride wearing her grandmother’s ring and the groom had cufflinks from his grandfather. The bride even did a first look with her grandparents, which is such an adorable idea!

Our main focus with the overall feel of the wedding was classic, timeless, and most importantly FUN. Navy and champagne were our colors. We got married in an Episcopal Church in downtown Tampa and the reception was just a few blocks away. I am from Tampa which made the location an easy choice. My (now husband) and I currently live in his hometown of Mobile, AL. Having friends and family traveling from all over the country, we chose downtown for our location so guests would have everything easily accessible to them during the weekend. 

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

wearing grandma's ring | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic white bouquet | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

navy bridesmaids | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

wearing grandfather's cufflinks | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic invite | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

For what seemed to a big blur there were also so many moments that are still so vivid in my mind. I loved the relaxed feel in the hotel room while getting ready with my bridesmaids, mom, and aunt. I did a “first look” with my dad which was really special. A BIG favorite was looking at Thomas down the aisle for the first time.

first look with grandparents | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

first look with grandma | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

The food/bar and band were the highest on our priority list. We had so many people taking their time to celebrate our marriage we wanted to make sure they got to really enjoy themselves as well! We had a good friend who graciously did all of our paper goods for us. In our Out-of-Town Guest Bags we included an outline of The United States which depicted each city that guests traveled from. Our friend also hand painted a fun map of the Downtown Tampa area depicting our venue locations and other landmarks which was included in the bags as well.

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

glam white cake | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

glam sweetheart table | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

But my overall favorite was probably all the time we got to spend on the dance floor with loved ones. My heart breaks for brides and grooms who say you don’t get to enjoy your own wedding because we had the time of our lives!

classic Florida wedding | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Ceremony | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church | Reception Venue | The Vault | Planner | Stonehouse Events | Florist | Events in Bloom | Cake | Alessi Bakery | Catering | Good Food Catering | Rentals | Signature Event Rentals | Linens | Nuage Designs and Linens by the Sea | Dress | Augusta Jones from Malindy Elene | Bridesmaid Dresses | Dessy | Hair | Jenn Noll | Makeup | Jaime Brittain | Videography | Randall Productions | Lighting | The Production Crew | Entertainment | South Town Fever | Transportation | The Jolley Trolley

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  1. Cindy Stonehouse
    June 11, 2015 5:47 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring Allie & Thomas' wedding! And a huge thanks to my incredible team of Vendors! You are all INCREDIBLE! I just loved working with these 2 families. They are such an AMAZING couple and we wish them all of the best always! Hugs XO
  2. Audrey {Custom Wedding Songs}
    June 12, 2015 7:49 am

    Pretty pictures!
  3. Occasions In Print
    June 13, 2015 6:59 pm

    Beautiful! Love the center pieces. The photos with her grandparents will be treasures forever!
  4. Corinna
    June 15, 2015 1:45 pm

    A glamorous cake and pretty linens will always put a smile on my face. Love the rosettes, those lovely centerpieces, and the soft, romantic details too.
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