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Airbnb Micro Wedding: Philo and Shawn


September 16, 2021


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Let’s talk about the latest trend in the wedding world! Airbnb Micro Weddings are all the rage right now and for good reason. They are private, affordable and completely customizable! It makes traveling for your destination wedding more convenient and gives a personal touch to your wedding day. Recently I had the honor of capturing Philo and Shawn’s Airbnb micro wedding in Tampa, Florida. I loved the intimate nature of the day and the beautiful touches they added to the Airbnb.

Micro Wedding in airbnb in tampa florida bridal silver shoes on bed with wedding gown in the background

The Airbnb

The location of this Airbnb micro wedding was outstanding! The property was secluded by lush woods and garden, giving plenty of privacy and natural beauty of Tampa. The gardens and poolside were kept neat and clean, giving Philo and Shawn a high end looking location to say their “I-dos” and have their wedding day photos taken. It was absolutely beautiful throughout the entire property, including the mansion itself!

This mansion was such a wonderful place to have an Airbnb wedding. It was luxurious and charming in every way! I especially loved the architecture of the building. The Spanish influence was evident in not just the materials of the building, but also the design. The outside doors were tall, dark and arch topped. The details in the stone around the windows and doorways emulated Churrigueresque decoration from late 17th century Spain. But, there was still a modern feel that refreshed the space. It was such a stunning Airbnb to be married at!

Airbnb micro wedding in Tampa Florida airbnb wedding trend wedding ceremony space by the pool with ceremony flower arch

Micro Wedding Details

The best part about a micro wedding is in the title! Having a micro wedding gives you an abbreviated version of a wedding day. There are less details and stresses, and only intimate friends and family attend which make it easy to enjoy the day more fully. Philo and Shawn’s wedding had some amazing details that I think are inspiring and noteworthy!

Cream and Blush Wedding Color Palette

The color palette for this Airbnb micro wedding was elegant and simple. Philo chose blush pink and cream for her wedding color palette. It is a timeless palette and works in basically every season. I love how the blush was incorporated in not just the bridesmaids gowns and florals, but also in the pocket squares and ties of the groomsmen. It was such a cohesive and stunning look!

Wedding rings on pink mrs. box with silver bridal shoes flatlay

Groom and groomsmen professional photo walking and smiling at camera for tampa wedding

Floral Design

The florals were the main source of decoration, which brought so much life into the ceremony. Pompous grass, small eucalyptus leaves and blush roses covered the circular wedding arch. It was extremely elegant and classy, with a bit of a bohemian feel to it. The texture and variety in the florals made it such an interesting piece! I cannot boast enough about how perfect this wedding arch was.

bride in a sweetheart neckline drop waist gown with her groom in his cream suit under a circle wedding arch that had pompous grass and blush roses to decorate the arch

The bouquets that Philo and her bridesmaids held were equally as beautiful. The greenery draped down with a diverse arrangement of roses and carnations. There were a number of different flowers, in different shades of pink. They all complimented each other seamlessly, while small thistles popped out between the florals. Their bouquets were the perfect complement to their own beauty!

Airbnb wedding in Tampa Florida micro wedding

The Wedding Cake

Many micro weddings will exclude the cake cutting, and just hop into a dinner with their guests. However, this Airbnb micro wedding included a decadent cake, that was actually made by a past bride of mine! Philo and Shawn’s cake was out of this world! It was four tiers high, and had intricate gold detailing on each tier. I absolutely adored how they incorporated the florals into the cake as well. It took the cake to the next level, without taking it over the top. It was another elegant element that brought luxury into this micro wedding!

stunning luxury wedding cake with four tiers and golden details with big pink florals to accent the wedding decor

Dog Of Honor

A really fun trend is having your dog as part of your wedding party! Philo and Shawn chose to include their furry friend, Pepsi in their wedding as their dog of honor. It was super fun to have a dog to keep everyone company! Not to mention, how adorable the pup’s bandana was! It was a white material with gold lettering and white florals. It was something that made their wedding that much more personalized.

yellow dog with a white dog of honor banana of his neck

Wedding Dress

Philo’s wedding dress was stunning! She wore a strapless, sweetheart neckline, drop waist gown with a ruffled skirt. The bodice had ruching, which flattered her natural curves as it hugged her body. The ruching stopped at her upper thigh and the skirt began. The gown’s skirt was whimsical in the way that the ruffles were loose and flowed in the little wind there was. This wedding dress was the perfect combination of sexy and dreamy!

Flower girl dusty rose dress for tampa wedding in airbnb

Family First

An Airbnb micro wedding gives you the opportunity of having an intimate wedding day with your closest friends and family. Philo and Shawn’s wedding was so sentimental because of the people they chose to surround themselves with. Their friends and family were filled with excitement and support, which made the entire day absolutely enjoyable! One of my favorite details of their wedding party was how they included both their son and daughter. It was so sweet that their children were able to be part of such a special day, and get to witness their parents marriage.

Family photo on bride and groom's wedding day tampa wedding

Philo & Shawn

Congratulations on your stunning wedding day! It was such an honor getting to know you and your family. I loved getting to capture all the tender moments that you will never want to forget. I wish you many blessings as you grow together and with your family! <3

airbnb micro wedding groom putting ring on bride with officiant in the back

Whether you are planning an Airbnb micro wedding, or a grand destination wedding, I would love to be there to capture it all! As a wedding photographer I am dedicated to creating stunning images that evoke raw emotions. You deserve to feel those emotions every time you look at your wedding photos. Let’s connect and book your wedding day!


  1. I’m in tears right now of joy and excitement of how beeeaaatifulllll the pictures are and the whole article as a whole just fantastic @ruthterrerophoto I had an amazing time and how personable you were, my family have your info for their weddings to come. Thanks you very much again🥰

    • Ruth Terrero says:

      Gawh! My heart ❤️ Thank you so much Philo!! I’m so happy you love them too! It was truly my honor to celebrate with you. You all made me feel like part of the family with your warmth. I can’t wait to capture future weddings in the family and see you again!💕 God bless!

  2. Arleny says:

    Do you by any chance know why this Airbnb was called? It’s absolutely beautiful so was this wedding

    • Ruth Terrero says:

      Hi Arleny!
      Right, it was such a gorgeous wedding and the Airbnb is too!
      It was located in Reunion, Florida 🙂

  3. Kayla says:

    I live in the Tampa Bay Area! I’d love more info on this Airbnb. It’s gorgeous and so are these pictures!! If you could give me any info or share the Airbnb listing with me, I would greatly appreciate it!

    • Ruth Terrero says:

      Hi Kayla! Congrats, it definitely is a gorgeous Airbnb. This Airbnb was located in Reunion, Florida, that should help filter your search a bit 🙂

  4. LeVenue says:

    Beautiful. Would love for you to do a shoot at LeVenue in Brandon Florida. Their website is

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