Lauren & Grymes
Armature Works, Tampa, FL
This couple transitioned from a beautiful traditional ceremony to an uber-trendy reception in a historic Tampa industrial space.
Lauren and Grymes wed at the iconic Sacred Heart Catholic Church in November followed by a courtyard cocktail hour and reception at Armature Works. Designed by Monique Lhuillier, Lauren’s wedding gown was timeless and regal, made of French Chantilly lace, an open back and high neck, paired with a Maria Elena belt and headpiece. Her bridal bouquet was lavishly unique and asymmetrical. Her bridal party wore blush evening gowns designed by Sorella Vita.
The bride and groom are both third- and fourth-generation Tampanian, so having their wedding in the heart of Tampa was crucial. With a guest list totaling more than 300, Armature Works, which dates back to 1910, was an ideal blank slate. The bride and groom’s vendors cozied up the 10,000-square-foot industrial space by adding dimension with hanging floral chandeliers, lounge areas decorated in deep emeralds, warm burgundies and pops of gold, and an abundance of flowers in moody burgundy- and wine-colored tones. The bride, her mother and the team at Tailored Twig worked to create a cozy and romantic winter vibe — managing to transition from a traditional ceremony into an uber-trendy reception.
Guests raved that their duet meal was a beautiful dish, while the detailed multi-layered cake provided different delicious flavors to sample, and the midnight snack consisted of casual sliders and fries. Mr. Potato Head, a seven- piece band, catered their setlist to a wide crowd, so everyone took a turn on the dance floor to close the perfect day.
From the couple:
“When cocktail hour came to an end and everyone was ready to head into the reception, the floor- to-ceiling windows slowly lifted, the band was rocking and all the details of our creative planning were finally on display. It was a spectacular sight and our guests were in awe.”
Planning: Tracie Domino Events
Venue: Armature Works
Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography
Videography: Voila Cinematic
Floral/Décor: Tailored Twig
Catering: Puff ‘N Stuff Catering
Cake: Elise’s Pieces Designer Cakes
Entertainment: Bella Musica And Eastcoast Entertainment
Transportation: Ambassador Limousine
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier from The Collection Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita from Cc’s Bridal Boutique
Formalwear: Bespoke & Co.
Hair/Makeup: Gina Escarpanter and Carlos Olivera Make-Up Artist
Rentals: U.S. Tent Rental, AFR Furniture Rental And Estela’s Plant Rental