This day arrived for Andres & Lauren not just with excitement but with much anxiety. Sadly hurricane Irma was coming our way and many people were evacuated. But since so many family and friends flew in for this event the wedding was still on. All the vendors were able to participate and the day turned out beautifully. Their choice of Le Meridian to get ready and for friends and family to stay worked out perfectly. Not only is the hotel a beautifully remodeled historical building but it suited their style as a prelude for this elegant and classic wedding. The close walking proximity to the ceremony held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa, Florida made it easy for themselves and their guest to walk right to the ceremony from the hotel. Also another wise decision was their selection of The Vault for their reception. Also walking distance from both the hotel and the church everyone could party the night away and just walk back to the hotel. The Vault has a modern elegance to it as it is also a well restored historical building. Andres & Lauren’s love for classic style and elegance showed fully on their day.
Why specifically did you choose this area for your wedding? The area has historic importance in Tampa and the venue, church and hotel were in walking distance. We had a lot international guests and wanted to showcase the culture of Tampa.
Why did you choose this place for your ceremony (if different) and your reception? The church is beautiful. The reception at the Vault has a vintage, formal feel.
How did you incorporate both personalities into the wedding? The groom’s mother handmade the wedding favors to represent crafts from Colombia. Also, the mass was a mix of English and Spanish.
What made your wedding unique? We hired gaming tables to keep guests entertained since neither of the families dance much.
What was/were the most memorable moment(s)? Seeing friends and family from our various stages of life coming together and celebrating.
Why specifically did you hire Castorina Photography & Films? We were impressed by the polished look of the editing.
What advice would you give to brides consider Castorina Photography & Films? Castorina can accommodate creative and artistic shots, so do not be shy and speak up if you have an idea.
Venues: Sacred Heart Catholic Church & The Vault | Photographer & Cinematographer: Castorina Photography & Films | Caterer: Salt Block Catering | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | DJ: Graingertainment | Invitations: Wynwood Letterpress | Dress: The Find | Groom Attire: The Black Lux | Wedding Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light | Photobooth: Boone’s Professional Events | Entertainment: Casino Party Planner
Check out their engagement story here: Hyde Park Downtown Tampa Engagement Session
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