A New York Inspired Oxford Exchange Wedding

Melanie and Bayrd | Sneak Peek

April 13, 2019 at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa

My gorgeous NYC couple, Mel and Bay, brought the city life to their Oxford Exchange wedding in Tampa with bright industrial vibes and lots of greenery! Although Melanie is originally from the Tampa area, she moved up to NYC to be with Bay about a year after they started dating. So for them, as well as many of their friends, this was a destination wedding for them!

Mel and Bay actually met when Mel was on a short vacation up to the city. Her and a friend went to a bar, where they met Bay and started chatting with him! After that night, he spent the week showing them around the city. They continued to talk after she returned home – and she boldly invited him to Florida later that month to spend New Year’s Eve with her. Right after Christmas, Bay arrived – and short of a year of long distance, they’ve been inseparable ever since.

Although I had just met Mel on her wedding day, we’ve been long-time friends on social media! We originally connected on Instagram where she has a lifestyle blog called Headstands and Heels! She’s the cutest ever on IG, and you can follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/headstandsandheels/. Bay has been a perfect insta-boyfriend, and they spend much of their time spoiling Nina, their rescue pup!

The wedding day was the perfect combination of bringing their city life down to Florida! They’re currently celebrating their honeymoon in St. Lucia and I’ve been following along on Instagram!

Lead Photographer: Kristen
Associate Photographer: Stephanie
Pre-Ceremony Venue: Le Meridien Tampa
Venue: Oxford Exchange
Event Coordination: One Fine Day
Hair/Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio
Florist: La Vie En Rose
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Cake: Elise’s Pieces
Bridal Gown and Salon: Hayley Paige from Wedding Atelier
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Videography: Toast Weddings

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