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Romantic Mill Pond Estate Wedding | Stefania & Jared 


February 8, 2024


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Congratulations, Stefania and Jared! These newlyweds planned an absolutely stunning wedding day at Mill Pond Estate in Tampa FL, with the most elegant floral details everywhere. I loved being a part of Stef and Jared’s celebration because they’re the absolute sweetest couple. Their wedding day featured so much of what makes them special and their love story unique – including their dog, Luna… who absolutely stole the show (not that it’s anything new – she’s quite famous herself online!). I can’t wait for you to see Stef and Jared’s incredible enchanted garden wedding day in Tampa, FL. It’s an absolute dream! 

This wedding was also featured on Marry Me, Tampa!

bride and groom hug in garden under patio lights at Mill Pond Estate Wedding Photographer
Mill Pond estate wedding bride and groom kissing
Mill Pond estate wedding bride standing by bar

Their Love Story 

Stef and Jared live in Toronto, Canada and have been together for 7 years. They met while they were working and as their friends group began to overlap, their relationship also grew. Before long, they realized there was more than friendship between the two of them. Stef and Jared decided to take a chance on each other and their relationship really began!

On a staycation to Blue Mountain, Stef and Jared got engaged. Their trip was filled with lots of trails and hikes (and time with their pup!). On one of their hikes on Blue Mountain, Jared proposed – surprising Stef. While they’d talked about marriage, she had no idea it was coming. Their quiet and intimate proposal was perfect for them both. Now, they’ve planned their incredible dream wedding in Florida! 

Mill Pond Estate Wedding Day

When Stef and Jared began planning their celebration, they decided to have a destination wedding day in Tampa FL. Stef’s grandfather lives in FLorida and she’s often traveled to this area over the last few years to visit him. It’s truly become a second home to her, and it was a perfect spot for their destination celebration. Stef and Jared’s spring wedding day had both an outdoor ceremony and reception, filled with elegant dusty rose, ivory, and gold details. It was absolutely stunning!

Garden Wedding Ceremony and Reception 

Stef and Jared’s wedding ceremony took place right on the lawn at Mill Pond Estate. There’s a gorgeous set of trees that serve as the perfect backdrop for ceremonies on the property. Because everything was outside, Stef and Jared’s dog, Luna, was able to be involved in their ceremony too as their flower girl! She was so adorable in her little greenery garland – and looked so sweet next to Stef’s bridesmaids in their teal gowns. 

Mill Pond estate wedding outdoor garden ceremony

After their ceremony, Stef and Jared welcomed their guests to a tented wedding reception on the lawn. Stef and Jared brought more greenery into the tent, making it feel as if the garden was overflowing into their celebration. I also love that they chose to feature a lot of Stef’s Italian heritage – from the food to the aperol spritz they served their guests.  It was so elegant – and absolutely stunning all night long! One of my favorite parts of their reception was the hoop that stood above the sweetheart table featuring their new last name in a neon sign. Absolutely stunning! 

Congratulations, Stef and Jared! I wish you a lifetime of love together – and I know you’re going to be so happy. Thank you for allowing me to celebrate with you! 

Tampa FL Wedding Vendors

Venue: Mill Pond Estate
Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography
Planning: Bloom and Grow Events
Videographer: Cornerstone Creative
Catering: Elite Events & Rentals
Rentals: Oak and Ash Events
DJ: DJ Rich Kenny
Beauty: Nicole Gallivan
Officiant: Lhegend Carter
Transportation: Ambassador Limo
Cake: CaraMel’s Bakery
Flower Girl: Luna the Mini Cockapoo


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