Catherine and Adam met at a mutual friend’s going away party and he proposed over a graduation dinner at Vizacaya. They are fun to be around because they love each other’s sense of humor. In their own words they describe the story of their wedding, “We wanted something that was local and embraced some of the historical themes of Tampa. Eons ago, before the crust of the Earth cooled, when the real decisions about what the life was going to look like were being made.…the forces that pitched a limitless scope of ideas. Some of the snarkier forces, made a joke proposal about what life ought to look like. We were that proposal. Also, the hotel is a gilded age building and we are both history dorks, so we figured we’d lean into the art deco/art nouveau theme.”

Their Gatsby-inspired, art deco attire and decor reflected a formal and slightly modern take on the jazz age. One of the coolest details was the vintage typewriter they had in lieu of a guestbook. Also, the Ring Bearer box was handmade by the groom Adam for Cat’s engagement ring when he proposed. 

Some very important moments that reflect their Jewish faith, and also some classic American traditions, included the breaking of the glass, cake cutting, garter and bouquet throwing, the hora, the tarantella and signing the ketubah. It was such a beautiful day and an honor to capture all of these special moments.

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Band | Bay Kings Band
Cake | Hands on Sweets
Caterer | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Ceremony Site | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Coffee Cart | Cafe Ala Carte
DJ | Gabro Event Services 
Dessert Table | Hands on Sweets
Event Planner | Special Moments 
Florist | Apple Blossoms Floral Designs
Gelato Cart | The Gelato Carte
Invitations | Tampa Calligraphy 
Pet Services | Fairy Tail Planning
Make-up Artist | Ali with Beauty untapped by Ali IG 
Photo Booth | JEM Rentals 
Reception Venue | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Uprights and Rentals | Gabro Event Services
Videographer | Contessa Films
Wedding Planner | Special Moments Event Planning