A Moody, Industrial Wedding at CL Space in Tampa, Florida
The most important factor for Samantha Stebbins (29 and a photographer) and Craig Roberts (28 and in law enforcement) when planning their winter celebration was staying true to themselves. “The style of our wedding is pretty much the same style we use to decorate our house: moody, industrial and boho,” Samantha says. Concrete accessories, a geometric wood ceremony backdrop, gold terrariums and lounge décor straight from the couple’s living room gave the industrial space a vibe that made their 70 guests “walk in and say ‘This is so Sam and Craig.’” Samantha changed her mind on her bouquet at the last minute. Including a few blooms with the greenery she wanted “helped add to the edgy and moody look I was going for,” she says. Craig’s sister-in-law officiated the ceremony in front of a wood backdrop the couple DIYed using painter’s tape and wood stain. For less than $50, Samantha created a ceremony gown of her dreams, combining a long-sleeved find bought online with chiffon that a seamstress sewed into a skirt. “Even though it was custom, my dress was the least expensive part of the entire wedding,” Samantha says. She changed for the reception. “The reception space is so cool on its own that we didn’t have to do much decorating,” Samantha says. Simple garlands ran the length of the tables. Samantha’s mom created the custom marquee lights. “They really elevated the overall look and ended up being the perfect backdrop for pictures,” she says. During their first dance, the couple’s two-year-old son, Tristan, came up and hugged their legs. “It was a really sweet and unexpected moment,” Samantha says.