Behind-the-Scenes: Luxurious Black, White, and Gold Clearwater Wedding with Parties a la Carte

A wedding day is a very personal choice, from the theme to the colors to the attire selection. To learn more about how the day unfolded, for Lindsey and Alex’s luxurious, black and white Clearwater Beach wedding, we’re going “Behind-the-Scenes” with Tampa Bay wedding planner Jessica Ralph Bova of Parties a la Carte.

Classic Tampa Bride with Bridesmaids in Matching Off the Shoulder Dresses Holding White Floral Bouquets | Safety Harbor Traditional Church Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel
Classic Traditional Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Ceremony Vows | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Safety Harbor Church Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel
Classic Modern Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Safety Harbor Church Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel
Classic Timeless Modern Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Black and White Checkered Dance Floor, Long Tables with White and Black Linens, Black Chairs, Tall Gold Vases with White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Reception Venue Clearwater Beach Sandpearl Resort
Classic Timeless Elegant White Five Tier Wedding Cake with Black Ribbon and Custom Monogram, White Rose Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte


Behind-the-Scenes with Parties a la Carte:

:50: What is the inspiration for this wedding?

1:45: What were some meaningful parts of this wedding?

2:35: What is it like planning a wedding for a high profile/celebrity couple?

3:10: Why did the couple select the venues that they did?

4:50: What were some fun elements included in the wedding that reflected the couple’s personalities?

5:38: What went in the reception design?

6:06: How do you narrow down the final decor details?

8:20: The importance of a videographer.

9:17: What were some of the planner’s favorite elements of the wedding?

9:55: A unique matching element between the bride and groom

10:27: Where did the couple save on decor?

11:08: The importance of sharing your budget with your wedding professionals.

11:37: Where did the couple splurge on decor?

11:53: Tips for creating a luxurious wedding experience.

12:45: What colors should you choose to have a “timeless” wedding?

13:30: Were there an issues on the wedding day?

14:40: The wedding planner’s most memorable parts of the wedding day.

15:36: Wedding planning with your parents.

15:56: How much time went into planning this wedding?

17:45: Tips for your designing wedding day.


Ceremony Venue: Harborside Chapel *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Reception Venue and Caterer: Sandpearl Resort
Photographer: Photography by Avery
Videographer: Bonnie Newman Creative *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Parties A’ La Carte *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Production Company and Florist: MMD Events
Late Night Snack: Catering Specialties
Rentals: BBJ Linens
Cake: Hands on Sweets
Band: Ascension Band
Officiant: Pastor Kurt Parker
Invitations: Pen & Ink
Day of Paper: URBANcoast
Dress Shop and Designer: Wedding Belles – Romona Keveza
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe


Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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