Best of 2017 Wedding Receptions

MODERN GOLD BALLROOM STYLED WEDDING SHOOT | WYNDHAM GRAND CLEARWATER BEACH

Wedding planner Parties A La Carte transformed the ballrooms at the Wyndham Grand into a modern, South Beach inspired reception space with long feasting tables adorned by gold sparkle linens, tall gold and green palm leaf centerpieces and ornate chargers added to the glamorous atmosphere.

The silver mirrored bar and white lounge furniture were the perfect backdrop for the 5-tier gold wedding cake.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue | Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Planner: Parties A La Carte *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist & Decor: MMD Events | Chairs/Rentals: A Chair Affair *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Dance Floor Rental: Signature Event Rentals *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Band & Live Entertainment: Matt Winter Band & Total Entertainment by Matt Winter *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | DJ/Lighting/Draping: Gabro Event Services *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Paper Goods: URBANcoast *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

FRENCH INSPIRED MARIE ANTOINETTE ST. PETERSBURG WEDDING SHOOT | NOVA 535

St. Petersburg wedding planner and designer Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings and Events took the reigns of creating an opulent french-inspired Marie Antoinette bridal shoot come to life.

“When we were determining the concept we wanted to do something that was grand and elegant, but most importantly, that contrasted the urban atmosphere of NOVA 535,” Staci explained. “We wanted to take the grandeur of the time – heavy fabrics, ornate designs and extravagance, and put it into modern time.”

Venue: NOVA 535 *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue | Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Planner: UNIQUE Weddings & Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Florist: Tailored Twig | Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Rentals: Style House Rentals | Charger Rentals: Signature Event Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Flatware and Plateware Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro| Paper Goods: URBANcoast *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

VIBRANT PURPLE AND PINK OUTDOOR STYLED WEDDING | SOUTHERN PLANTATION OASIS

Inspired by the charm of the 1950’s and the outdoor wedding venue, wedding planner and designer, Lisa Mohyla owner of Exquisite Events, transformed Southern Plantation Oasis into an eclectic and vibrant wedding.

“The pool at the venue reminded me of the Playboy Mansion. I think of Hugh Hefner from the 1950’s, that classic look: straight suit, bow tie, the hair, the charm and sophistication with a little sexy,” Lisa explained. “Southern Plantation Oasis is a great location with a lot of opportunities to be eclectic, from the pool to the grounds to the horses. You can do so much with a venue that has this much versatility.”

Venue: Southern Plantation Oasis *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Planner: Exquisite Events *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Photography: Caroline & Evan Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Videography: Imagery Wedding Films *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist: Northside Florist *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Rentals: Coast 2 Coast Event Rentals*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Tabletop Decor: A Chair Affair *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | String Lights: Tampa Lights

VINTAGE GLAM INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT | SAFETY HARBOR RESORT AND SPA WEDDING

Inspired by the deep, bold colors of a wine bottle label, Tampa wedding planner and designer Southern Glam Weddings and Events created a dramatic modern meets vintage glam styled wedding featuring jewel tones of burgundy and plum, accented by textures of wood, velvet and metallics.

“I draw inspiration from many sources and came across a dark bottle of pinot noir with a deep purple label and gold foil lettering,” Meagan Phillips, owner of Southern Glam Weddings and Events explained. “Thinking of the rich dark red wine inside, I pieced all the colors together for the palette. Who knew a trip down the wine aisle could be so inspirational?”

Venue: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue | Designer/ Planner: Southern Glam Weddings and Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Photographer: Brandi Image Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Videographer: LoveView Weddings | Farm Tables, Lounge Furniture and Vintage Rentals: Ever After Vintage Weddings | Chair Rentals: Elite Events and Rentals | Lighting/ Draping: Music On the Move Productions Florist: Beyond Floral | Linens: Fancy That Specialty Linens | Cake: Alessi Bakeries *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Cake Pops: Pop Goes The Party *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Invitations: URBANcoast *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Bridal Fashion and Designer: CC’s Boutique – Eve of Milady |Tuxedo: Sacino’s Formalwear – Ike Behar Parker Slim Fit | Jewelry: Gold & Diamond Source
Groom Model: Joey Keys | Bride Model: Aditi Patel

ROMANTIC SOUTHERN INSPIRED STYLED WEDDING | TAMPA PALMS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Wedding planner Ashley Moody of Love Lee Lane selected a neutral color palette for this romantic country club wedding styled shoot.

“We took note from the beautiful ballroom refresh which includes gray and white tones. The myth or stigma that a country club wedding is basic was something we wanted to prove wrong,” Ashley explained. “The greenery of the golf course adorned with a sweet wooden bridge along with the architecture of the white column breezeway gives the venue a southern plantation feel.”

The dramatic reception draping and floral centerpieces set a romantic tone, while the white French country chairs added a soft and elegant feel.

Venue: Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue | Planner: Love Lee Lane *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Photography: Andi Diamond Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Videography: Imagery Wedding Films *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Paper Goods: A&P Designs *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Rentals, Florals, Draping: Gabro Event Services *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Glassware, Dishes and French Country Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Vintage Decor: The Tin Roof Trading Company

GREEN & GOLD OLD FLORIDA INSPIRED CLEARWATER BEACH WEDDING

“I am a sixth generation Floridian and my ancestors were the original settlers of Key West. The old Florida-style homes, fresh-caught seafood and little beach towns that I grew up with were a driving factor in every decision. Our colors were forest green and gold, an upscale play on the colors of our favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. As Vince Lombardi once said ‘God, family and football. In that order…’ The foundation of our relationship is our love for all three of these, and they all played a key role in our wedding.” – The Bride

Reception Venue & Caterer: The Carlouel Yacht Club | Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Planner: Glitz Events – Amy Kladis *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist: Wonderland Floral Art | Brass vessels: WISH Rentals

ELEGANT RUSTIC BRADENTON PINK AND PEACH STYLED WEDDING

Sarasota wedding planner and designer Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events took a non-traditional approach combining an array of rental and floral items to create an ethereal focal point on each table and throughout the reception decor, including a dessert table that was decor itself.

“I absolutely love decorating a dessert table. When a bride tells me that she wants a non-traditional dessert table, I can’t help but get really excited. I like to be able to focus the attention to each dessert provided, but giving a decorated space to showcase everything,” the wedding planner explained.

Venue: Rafter J Ranch Barn | Photographer: LoveView Weddings | Planner & Rentals: Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Florist: 5Brides | Linens: Linens by the Sea | Table Decor and Vintage Rentals: Ever After Vintage Weddings *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Tables & Chiavari Chairs: US Tent Rental | Draping & Lighting: Weber Scenic Productions

LUXURIOUS SILVER AND WHITE DOWNTOWN ST. PETE WEDDING | VINOY RENAISSANCE

“I wanted something very clean and classic. The unofficial theme was ‘Winter Wonderland’ since it was in January; even though it was Florida and 70 degrees! I wanted the reception venue to be something that would take my breath away. I felt like the Chihuly chandelier in the Vinoy Grand Ballroom did just that.” -The Bride

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Vinoy Renaissance *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue | Photographer: Esther Louise Photography | Planner: NK Productions *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist: Flowers by Fudgie | Rentals: US Tent Rental

MODERN, TROPICAL SARASOTA WEDDING

“Our theme was modern tropical, spotlighting pineapples. My mother has always loved pineapples, and growing up in the south, I love what pineapples represent (good ol’ southern hospitality). We as a couple both love the South Beach modern art deco style, so incorporating a modern South Beach vibe was our goal for the reception. Our colors were mainly black and white, followed by gold and green from the tropical plants with pops of color. I love how classic black and white are, the sophistication of gold and the tropical natural feel of green from the plants,” – The Bride

Reception Venue: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium | Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography | Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist: Claudia’s Pearl Florist & Oh Darling Events | Reception Plants: Critter Ridge Landscape Contractors | Caterer: Modern Events Catering *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro |  Rentals: US Tent RentalsRental DepotPalacios EventsSo Staged




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