Real Wedding : modern + traditional in black, white & apple green

Today's Real Wedding of Kaara and Chris in Florida is such a terrific color palette - black, white and apple green, for a modern traditional style. And, don't you just LOVE the brides apple green peep toe heels? The bridesmaids black dresses were contrasted with all white carnation bouquets. The ceremony was held at Kaara's childhood church and was all black and white. The wedding was wonderfully coordinated by UNIQUE Event Design and photographed by Robert McClory Photography.

The bouquet had ivory roses and green ivy to signify the brides sorority.

Since the bride and groom met at Applebees, they worked in a limo stop at Applebees between the ceremony & reception for a fun little photo session.

In the Cocktail Hour, touches of green were added with fuji mums strategically placed throughout an all black & white layout. For the reception, all of the guest linens were green with a black & white damask runner, with black chaircovers. Each placesetting had a black napkin with a black & white cookie favor. The bride and groom chose to do black & white cookies to represent how "ying" and "yang" they are (Chris is a city boy and Kaara is a country girl). Black lacquer cubes of white hydrangea with loops of green beargrass and floating candles adorned each guest table. Instead of table numbers, each table was named a significant location to the bride & groom.

The sweetheart table had an all black & white damask linen, lined with rectangular vases of white hygrangea, bear grass, and floating candles. Staci of UNIQUE Event Design says the florals were the perfect place to incorporate the modern touches that the bride was seeking.

The cake {which overlooked the diamond-shaped dance floor} was raised on a stand that was filled with green apples and sat atop a black eyelash pintuck linen with a trio of crystal candleholders hung above it. The cake was a modern design of vertical and horizontal lines with a green floral design. The whole setup was backed by a line of white drape with amber lighting. I'm loving the look of this - so nice to see a pretty backdrop behind a cake.

Wedding Vendors:
Design & Coordination: UNIQUE Event Design

Lighting, Decor, & Rentals: MMD Events

Bartending, Catering, Reception Venue, & Hotel Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Tampa East

Cake: It's Icing on the Cake

Favors: Sarah's Sweets

Florist: FH Weddings
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group
Ceremony Venue: New Berean Baptist Church
DJ: Complete Music
Photography: Robert McClory Photography
Linens: Connie Duglin
Transportation: Ambassador Limousine & Sedan, Inc.
Tuxedos: MW Tux
Videography: Tampa Wonderworks