I want to be friends with Natasha and Gayan... Seriously, and it's not just because they are a super handsome couple with eclectically fabulous taste, but because they are cool and stayed true to themselves and their heritage when it came to their wedding. And you know how much I dig a bride and groom who keep it real during the planning and truly enjoy their wedding day...
So, Natasha and Gayan met and live in Washington, DC, but after Gayan proposed, Natasha knew she wanted to have the wedding in her hometown in the Tampa Bay area. Because their guests were traveling from all over the world (Gayan's grandmother came all the way from Sri Lanka), they wanted to spoil them with all that the Tampa Bay has to offer... The beaches, city life, historic areas, gorgeous weather... Not to mention a wonderful place to be for a mid March wedding!
The ceremony and reception took place at the Palmetto Club, in Lithia, FL. The site encapsulated exactly what the couple wanted. An elegant ceremony featuring bits and pieces from the bride's Cuban culture, and the groom's Sri Lankan heritage. And a versatile reception space with ceilings tall enough for stilt walkers!!!
Natasha and Gayan's wedding was the perfect combination of traditional elegance with a multicultural twist that kept the day beautiful and exciting!
So cute. I love the way Gayan looks as he takes in Natasha for the first time.
Not a bad looking bunch! I am completely melting over the blue and purple orchid!
So brilliant. I love how the bridesmaids are wearing saris.
Beautiful colors and lovely flowers...
Awwwww.... Could you bust?
We did it! Would you take a look at the insane bouquet? Absolutely fucking stunning!
A beautiful room...
Are you completely dumbfounded? I cannot for the life of me get over this marvelous cake!
So... what do you do if you want to keep the last hour of the party going? Top it off with stilt walkers... I mean, holy shit! AWESOME!
Okay... ONE more photograph of the cake. I am going to Pin the shit out of this!
Look how packed the dance floor is!
Holy Natasha... I love them...
Photographer: Ashley Roper
Floral Designer: My Event Design, LLC
Dress Designer: Allure Couture Bridal
Cake Designer: Cakes by Patrice Shillingford
Reception Venue: The Palmetto Club
Makeup Artist: IQ of Beauty
Other: MY Fab Events
Hair Stylist: Natural Perfection
Caterer: Puff n Stuff
Event Designer: Silk Floral Designer Patrice Shillingford