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Elegant Black Tie Wedding at Hotel Haya, a Tampa Wedding Venue

Angelica and Austin's elegant black tie wedding at Hotel Haya, a Tampa Wedding Venue, was a mix of traditional wedding elements and modern architecture.

The couple selected Hotel Haya in Ybor City, right outside of Tampa, Florida – a historic boutique hotel that also includes a restaurant and coffee shop. Flor Fina offers Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine and the neighborhood cafe, Café Quiquiriqui, is Cuban inspired and offers coffee beverages and pastries.


Hotel Haya is a wedding photographer's dream because it was designed with weddings and events in mind. Their Floridian suite (the Presidential Suite) is spacious, modern, and features lots of natural light. Angelica and her bridal party had plenty of room to get ready and I LOVED having the time to flatlay all of her wedding details!


After getting ready, we left Hotel Haya for the ceremony at the couple's church, Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, Florida followed by photos with their wedding party and family.


Vintage car wedding photos are always a YES! The bride and groom rented this classic car for their first portraits as a married couple after the ceremony. Obsessed is an understatement! They styled a black tie-upscale look complete with a black tux and bowtie, and Angelica's ballgown style dress and white gloves.


We headed back to Hotel Haya to kick off their reception with some more couples portraits in the pool area and around the inside of the hotel. The hotel's modern interior and great natural light created the perfect space for their bride and groom portraits.

Then it was PARTY TIME! The reception space in Hotel Haya's Ballroom featured stunning light wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling pipe and drape over the windows for privacy, and exposed brick elements creating an industrial and modern look.

The tablescape was designed by Wedding and Event Planner and Designer, Kelsey Brown from Bloom and Grow Events (and one of my vendor besties). The wedding decor mixed greens, gold and matte black – matching their invitation suite perfectly!

The couple didn't leave the dance floor for most of the night, and the venue staff even joined in for a song while cleaning up some broken glass on the dance floor! Something I will always remember - lol!

The night concluded with a private last dance for the couple, and a sparkler exit outside of the venue in Ybor City, and we sent off the newlyweds after their best night ever!

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