Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Orlo House by The Ganeys
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
— Pablo Neruda

Beauty and grace fill the air in the historical Orlo House and together they take us on an adventure of the senses. We can smell the fresh florals from the staircase, taste the sweet flavours of the cocktails and feel the heat of the moments that are captured so beautifully by The Ganeys. Full of the most beautiful details, today's inspiration shoot will leave you wanting more!

From photographer Emily Ganey: "When The Orlo popped up as Tampa's newest venue, Jennifer of Bourbon and Blush knew she had to put a shoot together in his historic home. Built in 1882, this space is filled with history. Through the renovations, the owners wanted to keep the charm and many of this historical details, from the oversized front door to the classic window panes. The ballroom, previously used for the Women's Club, still stands today and is the perfect balance between modern and historic, simple and extravagant. From these contrasting ideas, the inspiration for this shoot was born. 

Jennifer from Bourbon and Blush worked with Inna Olimpiyuk of Still Floral to concept the perfect wedding to fit inside of this elegant home. The color scheme was subtle, with white and apricot blooms. Inna worked with beautiful flowers from California to provide simple, yet extravagant arrangements. The grand staircase lined with flowers took my breath away! 

Our bride, Shelby, got ready in the all white bridal suite. She put on her tulle and lace Daalarna Couture gown from The Bride. Her has was swept delicately back, thanks to Jessica from Beaute Savage. Shelby's makeup was fresh, clean, and elegant. 

The lounge area, provided by MMD Events, welcomed guests into The Orlo. The French chair and love seat were the perfect options for this event. 

After portraits, the couple headed into the grand ballroom for dinner, provided by Salt Block Hospitality. Still Florals's centerpieces were the perfect table runner. I simply cannot get enough of the French dinning chairs from MMD Events! They make such an elegant statement! Kate Ryan provided the perfect beige linen to compliment the whole look. The place settings were classic and simple, with calligraphy from Blush Design Studios letting guests know where to take a seat. The meal itself was delicious. Chicken, steak, scallops, paired with a chardonnay, each more delicious than the next. 

The event concluded with a vanilla cake courtesy of J'aime Cakes, which tasted just as delicious as it looked!"


Venue: The Orlo House | Photography: The Ganeys | Planning & Design: Bourbon and Blush Events | Floral Design: Still Floral | Decor: MMD Events | Hair and Makeup: Beaute Savage | Bridal Boutique: The Bride | Dress Designer: Dalaarna Couture | Linens, flatware & table: Kate Ryan Linens | Cake: J'aime Cakes | Catering food and beverage: Salt Block Hospitality | Model: Shelby | Invitations: Blush Design Studio | Silk Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

As a husband and wife team, capturing real moments and documenting love stories in an organic way is what drives us. We’re inspired by authenticity and adventure, and as your photographers we’ll rejoice in celebrated moments and tear up during emotional ones. If our images become a piece of your future – a lasting, tangible memory of your most beautiful day – then we’ve done our job.
— Emily & Thomas Ganey