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Camara and Russell’s elegant vintage style estate wedding comes to us from Hugo Castro of Eternal Sight Photography. Here’s more about the couple’s love story and their big day from the lovely bride herself:

The proposal happened at Curtis Hixon park in downtown Tampa, across from University of Tampa. Russell surprised me and made me think we were just going out for a walk and dinner downtown. It was beautiful. We wanted the wedding to resemble a 1940’s garden party in the evening. We wanted it to feel like a party that Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald might have gone to back in the day. Our colors were very simple but elegant. We used green, black, white, and peach.

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The reception felt like you were being transported into the fun of another era. In the beginning, we had a lot of Jazz and Brasilian Samba playing. The tent was tall and had a few clear windows. My favorite part was the black and white dance floor!

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My father works for a scenting company. He inspired me to realize how scents are often connected to vivid memories. We decided to scent the entire wedding tent with a custom made fragrance by one of my dad’s friend’s. We named the scent Dorothy Dandridge (after an overlooked 1940’s singer that I love). As a gift to help guests remember the wedding, the party favor was a sample of the Dorothy Dandridge fragrance.

Congratulations Camara & Russell and thank you Hugo for sharing! For more information about Eternal Sight Photography, please visit his website.

What do you think about today’s real garden wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Eternal Sight Photography
Event Designer: MMD Events
Event Planner: Confetti Events
Cinema and Video: Highlight Studios – Videography
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Caterer: Olympia Catering & Events
Dress Store: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection


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