With chic and romantic greenery details and sweet meaningful moments, this Florida wedding from Jake & Katie is sure to steal your hearts! The mis-matched bridal party in varying shades of ivory and golds is utter perfection and the bride was breath-taking in her illusion lace gown. I love the little floral station the bride set up for her maids to make the groomsmen’s boutonnieres and floral crowns for themselves. But their ceremony in the round was where the magic happened. It was beyond moving and intimate!
We wanted to keep our wedding simple and elegant. We fell in love with the Rialto Theatre as soon as we saw it. The history of the building, the white brick, and the gorgeous arch made it timeless and beautiful.
As the bridesmaids got ready, they also made the groomsmen’s boutonnieres :)
Our ceremony was special because we got married in the church that we grew together in and it was also special because my dad married us. One of our favorite parts of our day was when the refugees that we work with came and performed/sang for us at the wedding. We also loved every part of the ceremony, especially our first kiss
While we were planning, we felt that keeping Christ in the center of all our decisions was the most important. We wanted others to see and feel the love of Jesus through the ceremony and the rest of the evening. We also felt being around loved ones was the most important for us on our big day.
A couple years back when the Rialto was just being restored, I was looking on a wedding blog and spotted this gem in a photo. I remember sending a screenshot of the photo to my sister and saying, “I must get married here!!!” A year or so later, I found this place and went to visit. I still felt the same as how I felt when I saw it in the picture but even stronger because of how beautiful it was in person. The whole place just immediately stole my heart!
During the reception, we changed into Filipino custom outfits as a surprise to everyone. Everyone loved it as we came out dancing to a popular Filipino line dance in the outfits.
Photography | Jake & Katie | Ceremony | Watermark Tampa | Reception | Rialto Theater | Planning | Liza Perreira | Florals | Oh Darling Events | Cakes | The Sugared Oven | Catering | 4 Rivers Smokehouse | Rentals | Wish Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods | HoneyB Paper Co | Videography | Created Four | DJ | Kevin Kramer | Dress | Hayley Paige | Bridal Salon | The White Magnolia | Veil | Coverfront | Jewelry | Noonday Collection | Hair | Tiffany Campbell | Makeup | JMB Makeup Artistry | Robes | Plum Pretty Sugar