The Winthrop Barn Theatre is a departure from the average barn, and it was the ideal venue for Amanda and Thomas’ romantic spring wedding! Nestled in the town of Brandon, just outside of Tampa, the Winthrop Barn Theatre is spacious and absolutely charming.
Amanda and Thomas’ big day was nothing short of perfection – delicious food, great company, and a picturesque setting made the night one to remember by all. The barn’s ceiling lights twinkled down on the wedding festivities, and the décor’s subtle hues and clean lines were effortlessly elegant.
The evening began with savory butler-passed hors d’oeuvres including spring rolls, hot asiago stuffed fried olives, and mini soft pretzel nuggets complete with porter cheese queso. Amanda and Thomas offered a delicious, casual dinner spread of fun food stations including Quesadillas, Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, and Mini Sliders & Dogs. With fresh movie popcorn and mini vanilla ice cream cones, the night truly ended in a sweet way!
Thank you to this sweet couple for allowing us to be a part of their big day. Continue reading to explore their gorgeous photos and scrumptious menu!
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Fresh Asian Vegetable Spring Roll accompanied by a sweet Thai chili sauce
Cuban Cigar spring roll with roasted pork, pickle and ham bites with mayo-mustard dip
Hot Asiago Stuffed Fried Olives with a Parmesan aioli dip
Mini Soft Pretzel Nuggets in a Porter Cheese Queso served in a white paper cone
Chef Attended Slider and Dog Station French Dip Slider with Shaved Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Au Jus, & Hebrew National Hot Dogs served with shaved shoe string fries
Chef Attended Quesadilla Station with mojo roasted pulled pork, chipotle grilled chicken, grilled slices of steak, balsamic roasted vegetables, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and guacamole made to order and grilled up fresh with Tri Colored Tortillas and Hot Queso
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese
Butler Passed Dessert
Rich Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream in mini waffle cones
Hot Buttered Movie Style Popcorn freshly popped
Thank you to all of the wonderful event professionals who contributed to their special day.
Wedding Planner | UNIQUE Event Design
Bartender | Acropolis Taverna
Wedding Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Groom’s Cake | Marcia [family friend]
Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Hair | Asonipse Salon & Spa
Linens | Connie Duglin Linen
Make-up | M.A.C Cosmetics
Entertainment | DJ by CJ
Photographer | Jason Mize Photography
Rentals | Modern Day Events
Transportation | 1st Class Limo
Tuxedo Rental | MW Tux
Valet | VIP Valet & Limousine
Ceremony Venue | Nativity Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Winthrop Pole Barn
Real Weddings | Samantha + Michael | The Ballroom at Church Street
Oh how we just love everything about Samantha + Michael’s special day! Not only were they a match made in heaven, but they also chose an incredible venue, The Ballroom at Church Street, had a spectacular menu packed with delicious items, and every last detail was tended to exquisitely- all while in the loving company of their closest friends and family. We’re so honored to have been part of such a spectacular day. Their guests were delighted with the custom menu Samantha + Michael designed with their Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Sandy George. With tasty items like butler passed Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with Crab Mornay to the Chef Attended Churrascaria Station there was plenty of eating, drinking, and being merry to be found! Scroll down to see some of our favorite captured moments by Rhodes Studios Photography followed my the mouthwatering menu:
Butler Passes Hors d’Oeuvres
Assorted Pinwheel Sandwiches turkey & provolone, ham & Swiss, and grilled vegetarian with herbed cream cheese and rolled in assorted tortillas
Brie en Phyllo garnished with fresh fruit and filled with Raspberry Chambord
Fresh Fruit Brochettes pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew & strawberries presented on bamboo skewers and served with mango citrus dipping sauce
Baked Stuffed Mushroom Cap* filled with crab mornay
Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread
Traditional Waldorf Salad apples, celery, raisins and walnuts tossed in a sour cream-mayonnaise dressing
Caesar Salad fresh lettuce tossed with house-made parmesan croutons, fresh grated parmesan cheese and a classic Caesar dressing
Piña Colada Salad mixed greens topped with toasted coconut, pineapple, and macadamia nuts with piña colada vinaigrette
Chef Attended Gourmet Mashed Potato and Mac and Cheese Bar with creamy Yukon gold and red skin mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes topped and baked with marshmallows; presented in martini glasses and offered with a variety of toppings to include crisp apple-wood smoked bacon, crème fraîche, caramelized Vidalia onions, roasted garlic, shredded cheeses, marshmallows, roasted pecans whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust and creamy mac and cheese
Chef Attended Churrascaria Station featuring a selection of meats including New York strip, applewood bacon-wrapped chicken breast, and lechon asado (dry-rubbed garlic pork loin), marinated, skewered, grilled, and served with mojo dipping sauce and candied plantains
Penne a la Vodka penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka-tomato sauce offered with shredded Asiago cheese
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter
Guest Book Trends | Creative Keepsakes & Memory Makers
Although it is one of the of the few wedding mementos that last a lifetime, the wedding guest book is often overlooked. As a bride focused on all the hectic details of your special day, the guestbook can be left until last minute and not given much thought until after the wedding. However, the messages that are left by your guests will be read for years to come, so why not make your guest book fun?
Creativity is key when thinking of an idea for your guest book. Look for something fun, yet easily to display and access. Instead of having guests sign the traditional guest book or scrapbook, friends and family could sign a frame for a picture of the newly wedded couple to enjoy the memories long after that oh so cherished date! The possibilities are endless, and couples are getting more creative than ever when it comes to their guest books. It should be crafted to showcase the bride and groom themselves, after all your wedding day is all about you! Below are some of the not-so-traditional guest books that we love…Enjoy!
Unforgettable Puzzle Pieces
Original Post by: The Wedding Favor
Ceramic Plate of Congratulations
Original Post by: Art Taboret
Box of Cherished Notes
Original Post by: Style Me Pretty
Quilt of Memories
Original Post by: The Vegas Wedding Planner
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Original Post by: Ruffled
Original Post by: Wedding by Color
Tree of Best Wishes
Original Post by: Here comes the Guide
Original Post by: Wedding Party Guest
Color Trends | Pretty in Pink!
Pretty in Pink is more than just a great ’80s movie – it’s one of the hottest wedding color palettes around. From subtle touches of pale pink to bright and bold fuchsia, it’s easy to see how these shades are charming their way into weddings! From dazzling shoes and feminine chair covers, to sumptuous florals and delicious pink desserts, you can incorporate this romantic color into almost any element of your wedding.
Often referred to as “the color of love,” some men have shied away from the idea of pink. But more and more, grooms are embracing shades of pink and donning ties, vests and boutonnieres in handsome pink hues.
Whether you’re looking for an elaborate hot fuchsia theme, or adding an accent color of deep or traditional pink, the shades and possibilities are endless. And we’ve collected some stunning Pretty in Pink ideas and elements from some of our favorite local wedding photographers to help get your creative juices flowing!
Photographed by: K&K Photography
Photographed by: Lockwood Studios
Photographed by: K&K Photography
Photographed by: Lockwood Studios
Photographed by: Tab McCausland Photography