Featured in the Spring 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride magazine, Tracey and Gary’s elegant and classy Tampa, Florida gala styled wedding was designed with the mindset to enjoy yourself and dress with excellence. The intimate ceremony was garnished with numerous subtle black-tie touches, from the utensils to the finely dressed staff. Tracey’s simple and sleek wedding dress was everything she wanted, with a perfect fit and a stunning look.
Read all about Tracey & Gary’s love story and experiences in their elegant gala styled wedding in Tampa, Florida. View the entire vendor list below and see the complete selected gallery here.
Bride & Groom: Tracey & Gary
Location of Wedding: Tampa, FL
Wedding Date: October 14, 2017
Tracey and Gary’s love story began at the barbershop after being introduced by mutual friends. Their connection felt very natural, that feeling you get when it seems as though you’ve known someone your entire life regardless of having just met. Almost immediately the trust was there and with it a spoken and unspoken communication that brought them even closer. Their matching casual and laid-back personalities gives them a language of love that is all their own.
Gary knew Tracey was “the one” through her patience, he knew he needed someone patient, and Tracey’s selflessness was unlike anything he experienced. For Tracey, she knew Gary was “the one” from his honesty. In her words, “he was honest, even if I wouldn’t like it … being truthful is a key factor in our relationship and I know that’s what will make it last.”
Tracey and Gary’s elegant and classy Tampa, Florida gala styled wedding was designed with the mindset to enjoy yourself and dress with excellence. The intimate ceremony was garnished with numerous subtle black-tie touches, from the utensils to the finely dressed staff. Tracey’s simple and sleek wedding dress was everything she wanted, with a perfect fit and a stunning look.
Incorporating culture into their most special of days was a very large factor for Tracey and Gary; he being born and raised in Jamaica, and she of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. Their cake, a Black Cake made with rum soaked fruits was representative of both of their heritages, as well as the main menu – including BBQ Jerk Meatballs, and Red Snapper, bringing together an overall unforgettable evening.
Best memories: There’s too many! Gary surprised me with a message from some of the players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Mike Evans, Doug Martin, James Winston, and Noah Spence, just to name a few. There was a point were Gary pretty much gave a testimony to how much work it took for us to get to the point of the wedding. Six months after being engaged Gary broke his arm in a severe ATV accident, so when the officiant pronounced us as being ONE, everything was made complete.
Advice for engaged couples: You HAVE to compromise. In reality, both of you are sharing this big day to plan the rest of your lives. It should be how you both want it to be.
Quick facts from the bride:
Wedding flowers: Calla Lilies, Hydrangeas, White Roses…everything White!
Favorite item on menu: Meatballs and Curry Goat.
Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts: Personalized Drinking glasses, along with personalized gifts to suit each individual.
First dance song: “Here I Stand”
Advice for brides: RELAX…Everything that is supposed to happen, will happen.
Bride’s dress: Daalarna Couture
Bridal salon: The Bride Tampa
Bride’s shoes: Sophia Webster
Bridesmaids dresses: House Of CB
Cakes/desserts: Elaine White Treats
Catering: Dunns River Island Cafe
Ceremony venue: The Hip Room
Event decor/design: Events By Boosh
Entertainment: DJ MelloHype
Event planner: Julieth Bravo
Florals: Events By Boosh
Groom’s attire: Christian Dean Clothiers
Groomsmen attire: Calvin Klein
Linens: Kate Ryan Linens
Makeup: Alexandria Lissett & VidaWithVane
Photography: Green Pearl Photography
Reception venue: The Hip Room
Rentals: Kate Ryan Linens
Stationery: Paperie Bakery
Videography: Imani Lee Creative
Instrumentalists: Troy Harris (Saxophonist), Cienna Alida (Singer)