Real Wedding of the Week: Brittany & Daniel in Tampa, FL

Updated 10/24/11

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Brittany and Daniel met in 2003 while working at a restaurant in Tampa where she was a hostess and he was a host and busser; the couple dated for six years before getting engaged. On their wedding day, Brittany wore a gown by Alita Graham, purchased at a sample sale at Kleinfeld. "My style is pretty fashion-forward, so friends thought I'd choose an avant-garde dress--but I actually wanted something classic," says Brittany. "In 20 years, I'd like to look at our wedding photos and still think my gown was tasteful, not trendy." She had tailors at Emelina's Bridal and Boutique modify the gown—originally a halter style—into one with a strapless bodice.

The 2 p.m. ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and included readings by the maid of honor and best man. Following the ceremony, guests headed to Columbia Restaurant Ybor City for the reception. "Danny is Cuban and Puerto Rican, so we wanted the menu to reflect his ancestry," says Brittany, "and the Columbia serves some of the best Spanish and Cuban food in the city." To see all of Brittany and Daniel's wedding details, check out their full slideshow, and visit our Real Weddings page for more great ideas.

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