In February of 2022, we had the opportunity to share in a couples destination wedding at The Orlo in South Tampa. The couple were from the San Francisco area and the bride was originally from Tampa, so they incorporated traits of each area to make it a “Bay-to-Bay” theme.
From the gift bag contents to the cocktails and even the names of the tables at the wedding, the wedding and reception had characteristics of both regions. “We had fun incorporating elements of both regions into the day. We had Tampa and San Francisco-inspired signature cocktails, and our tables were named for Tampa and San Francisco area landmarks,” the bride detailed. “Our floral arrangements incorporated tropical elements reminiscent of Tampa as well as flowers evocative of the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. Even our guest welcome bags continued the “Bay-to-Bay” theme. They included some of our favorite things from Tampa and San Francisco, such as a Sangria mix from The Columbia Restaurant, where we had our rehearsal dinner, chocolate cigars from See’s Candy since Tampa is known as Cigar City, and See’s Candy is a San Francisco Bay Area institution, and Philz Coffee from San Francisco.”
Kate and Matt, Thanks for bringing us in to share in your lovely wedding! The Bay-to-Bay theme was the perfect fit for you both!