Sarah and Braxton’s Garden Wedding

Can I say amazing!  Sarah and Braxton’s wedding was by far one of the most fun weddings to plan this Fall!  Their elegant garden wedding took place at Davis Islands Garden Club back in October.  The details were gorgeous.  Zoe with Botanica Floral really made Sarah’s vision a reality.  Sarah didn’t want the typical blush wedding, so we incorporated a hint of merlot into the floral.  For the reception, the Bridal Party sat at a feasting table adorned with lanterns, candles and a romantic floral garland draped down the center. We also used a mix of square and round guest tables.  For the decor, we kept with the same color palate as the personal florals but added texture and alternating designs to the tables.  Josh Walther and the Phase 5 Band kept the party going all night and a great time was had by all!  Thank you Lauren with Lauren Pauline Photography for capturing their wedding day!  There were so many great pictures it was hard to choose what to highlight!

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Coffee Cart: Cafe A La Carte

Photography: Lauren Pauline

Band: Josh Walther and the Phase 5 Band

Catering: Datz Dazzle

Floral, lighting and linens: Botanica

Chair and table rental: Signature Events

Transportation: Jolley Trolley and Tampa Water Taxi

Videography: Voila Cinematic

Wedding Cake and cake pops: Hands on Sweets

Wedding Gown: Robert Bullock Bride



Barbara and Joe’s Garden Wedding

Barbara and Joe were so sweet!  When we initially started planning, Barbara was nervous and didn’t know where to start.  At our first meeting, we sat down and started putting the pieces together.  From there on, we brought their dream wedding vision to reality.  Barbara wanted to incorporate both Deep Red and Purple, which is a pretty vibrant color combination, (which I love when brides pick bold colors to work with!) Instead of just using neutral tone linens we brought in a deep red and kept the floral in the more blush and light creams.  One of my favorite additions to the party was adding a percussion player alongside the DJ.  That added a “live” music feel without the larger expense of a full sized band.  Another special touch was the Dove Release at the end of the ceremony which symbolizes true love!

Thank you Life Long Studios and Allure Cinema for capturing their beautiful day!





Barbara and Joe’s Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Jorge with Life Long Studios

Videography: Allure Cinema

Cake: Hands on Sweets

Catering: Puff n Stuff

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Entertainment: Inpulse Entertainment

Floral: The Potting Shed

Rentals: Signature Event Rentals

Hair and Make-up: Destiny and Light

Photo Booth: Foto Box

Stationery: Invitation Galleria

Dove Release: A Touch Above Doves

Officiant: Charles Hutek

Jen and Blake are married!!!

Jen and Blake were married on a gorgeous October day at Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa, Florida.  I had been working with Jen and her family for over a year planning the big day.  It was so nice to see everything come together!  My favorite detail was the hint of succulents in the invitations to the centerpieces and accents on the wedding cake.  It was a beautiful garden wedding!  Everything looked amazing and was just what she had envisioned.  Kuddos to Marissa Moss Photography for capturing the details!


Catering: Puff n Stuff

Entertainment and LED Lighting: Inpulse Entertainment

Florist: Events in Bloom

Hair and Make-up: Jess Waldrop

Linens: BBJ Linens

Officiant: Rev. David Cole

Outdoor Lighting: Tampa Lights

Rentals: Signature Events Tampa

Stationery: A & P Designs

Transportation: The Jolley Trolley and Danny Greene

Videography: You and I Pictures

Wedding Cake: Publix Greenwise

Wedding Gown: Solutions Bridal


Sarah and Erin’s Wedding at Davis Islands Garden Club

Sarah and Erin tied the knot back in May at Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa, Florida.  Can I say, it was such a great wedding and I was sad to see it come to an end!  From the start, Sarah and Erin had a vision of having a fun wedding. She also had a particular look in mind too!  She chose a color palate of navy, white fuchsia with an accent of gold.  The girls wore cute tea length Alfred Angelo dresses and carried bouquets of hot pink roses that popped against their dresses.  And sequins! were important too:)  We adorned the cake and sweetheart tables with navy sequined linens from Kate Ryan linens for a little glam.  There were so many other fun elements that made the wedding a hit amongst the guests: from the delectable food served by Good Food Catering to the Florida Mountain Boys. They  were only going to play the cocktail reception, but ended up entertaining guests the entire evening.  At the end, guests bid their best wishes to them as they boarded the water taxi and the evening came to a sweet end!  Thank you to Andy Martin Photography for capturing Sarah and Erin’s special day!



Coordinator: Simply Divine Events

Hair and Make-up: Collective Creations

Entertainment: The Florida Mountain Boys and DJ Julio

Photographer: Andy Martin Photography

Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Tweets Cakery

Catering: Good Food Catering

Transportation: Tampa Water Taxi

Florist: Arlene Floral Design

Wedding Dress: Something Blue

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Linens: Kate Ryan Linens and Over the Top Linens

Rentals: Signature Event Rentals

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club



Emily + Gardner, Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

This past July we had the pleasure of coordinating Emily and Gardner’s Davis Islands Garden Club wedding. Their wedding and reception was very personal to them- a fun and laid back wedding reception.  Emily’s mother made all the table runners and overlays as well as created all the floral centerpieces and bouquets!

Take a look at the photos we received from Jason Mize Photography!

A special thanks to all the vendors involved in this wedding….

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Coordinator: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Floral: Bride’s mother

Photography: Jason Mize Photography

Food and Beverage: Puff n’ Stuff Catering

Cake and Cupcakes: Wright’s Gourmet

DJ and up-lighting: Ben with Grant Hemond

Outdoor lanterns/lights: Tampa Lights

Officiant: Christina Matthews

Beth and Doug are married!!!

Back in March, Simply Divine Events had the pleasure of coordinating Beth and Doug’s garden wedding at the Davis Islands Garden Club.  I had so much fun planning their special day with them!  Early on Beth and Doug decided that they wanted an all outdoor wedding and reception, and what better venue to have it at than the Garden Club. It was a fun laid back party with their dearest friends and family.  They chose a color palette of light blue, white and chocolate brown.  Beth had a lot of great little details. MMD Events designed the lighting and florals to compliment their colors.  Puff’ n Stuff Catering designed a menu that incorporated a little bit of Northern and Southern specialties including a antipasto display and a cobbler bar for dessert.  On the sweetheart table, her bouquet was placed in a pitcher that was painted at a bridal party outing.  The favors, cigars and cocktail napkins carried out the palm tree embellishment found on the invitations and other stationery.  Another special touch was that instead of having a traditional bridal party, they had all their nieces and nephews parade down the aisle with pinwheels, streamers and garland.  Many thanks to all the vendors that collaborated on the event!



Coordinators: Jessica, Simply Divine Events

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Transportation: Blue One and Tampa Water Taxi

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding gown: Emelina’s

Men’s attire: Tommy Bahama

Floral, lighting and and decor: MMD Events

Rentals: US Tent and Panache

Entertainment: The Deleon Band

Photography: Jaimee Ponce Photography

Videography: Starstruck Video

Cigars: Rodriguez and Menedez

Babysitting Service: Nannies Who Care


Jackie and Nick are Married

Congratulations to Jackie and Nick!  They were married at Davis Islands Garden Club back in April.   It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception overlooking Harbour Island.  Jackie chose a beautiful spring color pallatte of melon and crisp white for the wedding.  How did she come up with this, one might ask?  Well it was actually to pay tribute to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “throwback” orange.  Jackie and Nick are avid Bucs fans and this was a great subtle way to tie in their favorite sports team!  They also named their guest tables after their favorite players.  Many thanks to the vendors involved including Jason Angelini for the great pictures!!!



Coordinators: Jessica with Simply Divine Events

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Photography: Jason Angelini

Videography: Starstruck Video

Entertainment and Lighting: Felix the DJ

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

Wedding Cake: Publix Greenwise

Floral: Amy with Community Florist

Transportation: Tampa Water Taxi




Nicole and Colby are married!!!!

Back in April, Simply Divine Events had the pleasure of coordinating Nicole and Colby’s Wedding at Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa.  It was such a fun wedding with a lot of great personal touches!   For the wedding everyone pitched in, everything from Colby’s mom making the floral and the rest of the decorations, to her  friend’s restaurant providing the delicious BBQ.  For Nikki and Colby, what was important was for everyone to have a good time and that they did!
Thanks to all the vendors that made Nikki and Colby’s wedding a night to remember!

Coordinators:  Jessica with Simply Divine Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Entertainment: Curtis with Inpulse Entertainment
Photography: VRvision Photography
Floral and Decor: Colby’s family
Catering: Hot Rod’s BBQ
Bar Services and Service Staff: Udream Events
Wedding Cake: PublixGreenwise in Tampa

Photobooth: ShutterBooth