When Centennial Plaza opened its doors last year. our team knew we wanted to create a styled shoot to showcase this gorgeous property and its multiple wedding venue options. This 48-acre resort complex has been completely reimagined as one of the gulf coast’s preferred destinations.
With a history harkening back over 100 years, this former military installation renovated 10 historic buildings that highlight the beauty, splendor, and opulence of the area. The resort boasts two hotels, the Grand Centennial and the Oasis Resort, for family friendly lodging with a three acre water playground complete with lazy river, splash pad, slides, and conventional pools for hotel guests.
Event options include the glorious Chapel with soaring ceilings, an arched ceremony space, and fully appointed bride and groom suites. Our team added beautiful draping and a floral installation that scaled the wood slat wall of the ceremony space for a dramatic effect.
We chose antique gold as our primary color in a palette that included florals of cream, coral and blush for a lush, romantic look. We selected the indoor venue above the Blue Marlin Restaurant as our reception area staging with round tables with two different linens, a luxurious gold velvet and a gold linen covered with a beaded, sheer topper for added sparkle.
We took advantage of many of the outdoor spaces as well setting up a cocktail hour under the oaks on the front lawn which faces the beach. Photo opportunities abound at Centennial Plaza, from the gallery porches and balconies overlooking the property to Centennial Park and pond on the east side of the campus and the beautiful dancing fountain that anchors the resort. Our modern palette was a perfect complement to the old-world romance of the floral design and the beautifully restored Spanish Colonial architecture of the resort. We are looking forward to seeing many years of weddings of all styles at this stunning venue.