Creating unique and expected Tampa Bay weddings is what Parties a la Carte does best, and while our specialty is elegant ballroom designs, we can incorporate any decor to create a memorable event.
It’s not every day that “bohemian” and “ballroom” are combined in the same sentence, but this wedding styled shoot designed and planned by our event team combined both looks in an elegant affair at boutique downtown St. Pete hotel The Birchwood.
“The Birchwood wanted to accentuate their ceremony and reception space, so we chose a modern, yet timeless design that showcased their ballroom; giving prospective wedding couples a true vision of what the hotel has to offer,” Jessica Ralph-Bova, owner of Parties a la Carte shared. “The Birchwood’s sage green draping and mercury mirrors were the inspiration for the overall design and helped to shape the modern, bohemian theme. We made sure to highlight all of the in-house elements available at The Birchwood, including the beautiful chairs, draping, glassware, and flatware.”
Lush greenery popped against the hotel’s modern aesthetic, creating a romantic ceremony backdrop complete with a draped altar situated in front of floor-to-ceiling windows, creating an ethereal environment.
“The greenery arch created by Cotton & Magnolia made a beautiful backdrop against The Birchwood’s grand windows and was exactly as we envisioned,” Jessica exclaimed. “The tall ceilings and the natural light make this an ideal ceremony setting.”
Choosing a wedding venue with the ceremony and reception occurring in the same space, also known as “flipping” a wedding, requires strategic timing but with the right event team can give off a “wow” when guests see the newly transformed room.
Continuing with the romantic boho-inspired decor, our design and planning team incorporated tall floral centerpieces overflowing with greenery, gold-rimmed chargers with a touch of foliage, neutral textured linens, and personal name cards creating a luxurious environment.
“We used lush greenery with pops of white, and gold and silver metallics to complete this romantic look,” Jessica added.
Venue: The Birchwood
Planner: Parties a la Carte
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studios
Videographer: Bonnie Newman Creative
Flowers: Cotton & Magnolia
Hair and Makeup: LDM Beauty Group
Cake: Alessi Bakeries
Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Paper Goods: Sarah Bubar Designs
Bride’s Attire: THE BRIDE Tampa
Groom’s Attire: Sacino’s Formalwear
Models: Leja and Rinel