Tampa Firefighters Museum Wedding by Andi Diamond Photography

When: May 7, 2016 | Where: Tampa, Florida | Theme: Chic, Elegant, Modern | Colors: Blue, Blush Pink, Gold

Early this summer, Christine and Josh tied the knot in their beautiful Tampa Firefighters Museum Wedding. With the help of some family members, Christine and Josh’s wedding decor was beautifully handcrafted.

“Since Josh proposed to me in Tennessee over Thanksgiving week, we felt that it would be a nice touch to infuse his parents farm house and the outdoors to our venues. After days of Pinteresting ideas and wanting to keep it simple, I thought we should use the old barn-wood from the Parsons’ farm. Then the idea of using baby’s breath would give it that soft and simple touch. Navy blue is Josh’s favorite color and I love the combination of the navy blue, blush pink, and a dash of gold. So the colors came pretty easy.

The ceremony was held at a church and the aisle was decorated with lighted rose gold mercury glasses filled with baby’s breath and on stage was a lovely wooden backdrop for their nuptials. We chose to have a knot ceremony, where bride and groom braided three ropes together to symbolize the start of their marriage, for a unique touch.

The wedding reception was at the Tampa Firefighter’s Museum, guests mingled and walked around the museum and read history of firefighters. This was especially significant to Josh, as he is a firefighter and this dad worked in the same building when the location was a real fire station. His family even has an engraved brick in the museum itself. The entire day was perfection, everyone enjoyed themselves and many more memories were created. ” – Christine

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Proposal Story

“Josh proposed to me over Thanksgiving weekend in 2015. We went on a family hike to Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee. We hiked up to a ledge that has an amazing view of the park. The weather was chilly, but the view was beautiful. As some of the younger family arrived to the other side of the overlook, Josh went down onto one knee and asked me to marry him. I of course said “Yes” with tears of joy running down my face. The family greeted us as to met up with them and spent our first Thanksgiving as an engaged couple.” – Christine

Wedding Planning Advice

“Don’t stress out over things and enjoy the experience because it all ends in a blink of an eye. The most important part for us was to enjoy the moment with each other and with those who are closest to us, so keeping the attendees small was our goal. Your guests won’t notice the things that you planned or didn’t plan. If you’re looking for a stress free wedding, I suggest doing a destination wedding that’s all inclusive. We contemplated that a lot!” – Christine

Vendors

Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography//Fashion Designer: BHLDN//Caterer: Carmel Kitchen//Makeup Artist: Michele Renee The Studio//Ceremony Location: Tampa Covenant Church//Reception Venue: Tampa Firefighters Museum//Cake Designer: Wright’s Gourmet House//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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