“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions 2019 | Part 2

Luxurious Pink and Green Garden Ceremony & Reception | Belleview Inn

Envisioning a garden-inspired ceremony filled with whimsy and touches of modern decor, this luxurious stylized wedding shoot features two jaw-dropping floral backdrops, outfit changes for both the bride and groom and a historic wedding venue just minutes from Clearwater Beach.

The design duo of Clearwater wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning and florist Gabro Event Services created this stunning greenery-filled outdoor garden ceremony complete with a luxurious, suspended infinity ring floral backdrop crafted entirely out of delicate white orchids set against a dark-green boxwood wall.

Modern, Whimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Reception under Gazebo, Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, White Draping, Hanging Floral Arrangement, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Feasting Tables, Arching Thistle and Stems Arrangement, Sweetheart Table with Ghost Acrylic Chairs, Outdoor Dance floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist and Rentals Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairModern, Whimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Sweetheart Table, Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, White Draping, Ivory, Blush Pink Hanging Floral Arrangement with Greenery, Clear Floating Candles, Gold Mr. and Mrs. Tabletop, White Lilly Bouquet, Sweetheart Table with Ghost Acrylic Chairs, Outdoor Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairWhimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Sweetheart Table, Ivory, Blush Pink Hanging Floral Arrangement with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event ServicesModern Florida Bride and Groom on Dance Floor, Wearing Wearing White Mermaid Style Illusion Lace Couture Wedding Dress with Long Tulle Cape, Whimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Reception under Gazebo, Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, White Draping, Hanging Floral Arrangement, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches, Sweetheart Table with Ghost Acrylic Chairs, Outdoor Dance floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artists Femme Akoi | Tampa Bay Couture Wedding Dress Boutique Isabel O'Neil Bridal CollectionWhimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Reception under Gazebo, Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, White Draping, Hanging Floral Arrangement, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches, | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairModern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Rose Gold Chargers, Clear Floating Candles, Feasting Table, Ivory and Blush Pink Florals | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairWhimsical Garden Wedding Decor and Reception under Gazebo, Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, White Draping, Hanging Floral Arrangement, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches, | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairLight Pink Floral Boxwood Wall, Ghost Acrylic Chairs for Wooden Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairModern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair AffairRomantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom, Wearing White Couture Wedding Dress with Long Tulle Cape | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artists Femme Akoi | Tampa Bay Couture Wedding Dress Boutique Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

K&K Photography | Special Moments Event Planning | A Chair Affair | Mobile Wind | Gabro Event Services | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Sacino’s Formalwear | Belleview Inn

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Romantic Garden Inspired Destination St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

Gina and Steve’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding dazzled with elegant charm and breathtaking postcard Florida views. Wanting a laid back ambiance, the Illinois bride and groom incorporated their personalities with a cigar bar, a bilingual band and gold details.

“For our theme, we wanted a romantic garden design. Since our wedding wasn’t black tie, I wanted the ceremony and reception to be more relaxed and flowy,” the bride shared. “Our colors were blush, navy, white, and gold. I chose them because they pair nicely together and mix well with the colors at the Don CeSar.”Romantic Glamorous Garden Inspired Wedding Decor and Reception | Historic St. Pete Beach Hotel The Don Cesar | Over The Top Rentals | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La CarteRomantic Glamorous Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Table Linens, Ghost Clear Acrylic Chairs, Low Floral Centerpieces with White and Pink Roses, Gold Candelabras with Glass Votives | Historic St. Pete Beach Hotel The Don Cesar | Over The Top Rentals | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | A Chair AffairRomantic Blush Pink Table Setting and Wedding Decor, With Pink and Gold Enamel Chargers, Pink Linens, Gold Flatware | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Tampa Bay Over The Top RentalsRomantic Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Low Floral Centerpieces with White and Blush Pink Roses, Gold Candelabras with Glass Votives | Over The Top Rentals | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La CarteRomantic Garden Inspired Tall Floral Centerpiece with White Hydrangeas, Blush Pink Roses, Thistle and Greenery, Blush Pink Table Linens, Ghost Clear Acrylic Chairs | Historic St. Pete Beach Hotel The Don Cesar | Over The Top Rentals | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | A Chair Affair |

Romantic Garden Inspired Low Floral Centerpiece with White Hydrangeas, Blush Pink Roses, Thistle and Greenery | Over The Top Rentals | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte

Stout Studios | Parties A’La Carte | Bruce Wayne Florals | A Chair Affair | Over the Top Rental Linens | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | The Don CeSar

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Urban Meets Garden Chic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Station House

Planning a wedding from west the coast, Madeline utilized Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration and research, where she found St. Pete wedding planner and designer UNIQUE Weddings + Events.

“I interviewed several wedding planners before I found Staci from UNIQUE Weddings + Events. Since we live in Seattle, I wanted to find someone who I could communicate with easily over the phone. I found Staci from Marry Me Tampa Bay, and then she found the rest of my vendors,” the bride explained. “I am in no way someone who is good with details, so I needed someone who could handle all the little things I knew I would forget. Staci is an amazing, talented individual who puts together amazing weddings! I loved all of her previous work, and she was so easy to talk to! She was such a champ and never complained. She did an amazing job, and I could not have done it without her!”

Romantic, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Tables with Blush Pink Linens, Gold Chargers, Clear Black Acrylic Ghost Chairs, Greenery Garland Table Runner, Candlesticks and String Lights Over Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue The Dali Museum | Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental LinensRomantic Modern Wedding Reception Outdoor Courtyard Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Linens, Clear Black Acrylic Ghost Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Salvador Dali Museum | Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental LinensRomantic Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Linens, Gold Chargers with Pink Napkins | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental LinensRomantic Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Long Table with Ivory Linen, Candlesticks, Greenery and Blush Pink Floral Table Runner, Clear Black Acrylic Chairs, Blush Pink Napkins | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental LinensRomantic, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Long Tables with Blush Pink Linens, Gold Chargers, Clear Black Acrylic Ghost Chairs, Greenery Garland Table Runner, Candlesticks and String Lights Over Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue The Dali Museum | Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens

Brandi Image Photography | UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Events in Bloom | The Production Crew | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair | Salvador Dali Museum

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Romantic Garden-Inspired Dusty Blue Outdoor Wedding | Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

While the Renaissance Tampa boasts a traditional ballroom, we chose to highlight the hotel’s unique and vibrant event space with the help of wedding planner Katy Turchich of Coastal Coordinating in this styled wedding shoot.

“The inside space was a perfect backdrop to transform into anything that you want. I wanted to soften the bold colors of the venue and showcase how lighter romantic colors could really work well with the bold colors,” Katy explained.

Wedding Reception Decor, Clear Acrylic Wedding Seating Chart with White Font, White Baby's Breathe Garland, Glass Candlesticks with Floating Candles | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Rentals and Florist Gabro Event ServicesRomantic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Tables with Grey Tablecloths, Wooden Chiavari Chairs, White, Blush Pink and Greenery Low Floral Centerpieces, Sweetheart Table with White Line Drapery, Grey Tablecloth, Blush Pink, White, and Dusty Blue Floral Centerpiece | Hotel Wedding Venue Renaissance International Plaza | Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Florals and Linen Rentals Gabro Event Services | Photographer Carrie Wildes PhotographyRomantic, Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Grey Tablecloth, Blush Pink, Ivory, Dusty Blue and Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Clear and Silver Beaded Chargers, Grey Tablecloth | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Florist and Linen Rental Gabro Event ServicesRomantic, Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Grey Tablecloth, Blush Pink, Ivory, Dusty Blue and Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Clear and Silver Beaded Chargers, Grey Tablecloth | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Planner Coastal Coordinating | Florist and Linen Rental Gabro Event ServicesGarden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Clear and Silver Beaded Charger, White Line, Clear Acrylic Escort Card, Baby's Breath, Menu | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Planner and Place Cards Coastal Coordinating | Linen Rentals Gabro Event ServicesRomantic, Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Gray, Velvet Tablecloth, White Linen Drapery Tent, Wooden Chiavari Chairs, Blush Pink, Ivory, Dusty Blue and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Florist and Linen Rentals Gabro Event Services | Planner Coastal CoordinatingGarden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Grey Tablecloth, White Linen Drapery Tent, Wooden Chiavari Chairs, Blush Pink, Ivory, Dusty Blue and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Florist and Linen Rentals Gabro Event Services | Planner Coastal CoordinatingGarden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Grey Tablecloth, White Linen Drapery Tent, Wooden Chiavari Chairs, Blush Pink, Ivory, Dusty Blue and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Florist and Linen Rentals Gabro Event Services | Planner Coastal CoordinatingThree Tier Marble Wedding Cake with Silver Accents and White Sugar Flower Cake Topper on Round Table with Dusty Blue Tablecloth | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Linen Rental Gabro Event Services | Wedding Cake Alessi BakeriesDraped Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Planner Coastal Coordinating | Linen Rentals Gabro Event ServicesDraped Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Planner Coastal Coordinating | Linen Rentals Gabro Event Services

Carrie Wildes Photography | Resurgent Fire Films | Coastal Coordinating | Gabro Event Services | Alessi Bakeries | Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Bridal Boutique | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group | Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

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Romantic and Whimsical Tampa Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Hotel Alba

With the creative duo of floral and decor rentals Gabro Event Services and wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning, the design team created a venue and reception space that embodied a magical atmosphere.

“By incorporating soft lighting and draping, we were able to really showcase that the reception space can look a whole lot different than your typical hotel ballroom,” Special Moments Events owner Tammy Watermen explained. “We really wanted to display the potential that the hotel has to offer for weddings, and not follow the most recent trends. By mixing colors and concepts that people would not normally choose for their wedding, we were able to bring the unique style that Hotel Alba offers to life.”

Florida Bride and Groom at Sweetheart Table Wedding Reception Portrait, Blue Linen Tablecloth, Blue Uplighting and Linen Drapery, Unique Creative Dramatic Blue, Purple, Orange Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Boutique Wedding Hotel Alba | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Styled Shoot

Dark Unique Modern Contemporary Dramatic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Tables with White Linens, String Lighting and White Linen Drapery, Tall Glass Vases with Unique Dark Blue, Purple Floral Centerpieces, Creative Artsy Wall Projection, Ghost Acrylic Clear Chiavari Chairs, Blue Table Runner | Tampa Bay Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue Hotel Alba | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Wedding Rentals and Chair Decor Gabro Event Services | Styled ShootDark Dramatic Modern Contemporary Wedding Reception Decor, Velvet Blue Linen, Silver Chargers, Purple Napkins and Silver Napkin Holder | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event PlanningUnique Modern Contemporary Dark and Dramatic Wedding Reception Decor, Linen Drapery, Round and Long Feasting Tables, Blue Tablecloths, Clear Acrylic Ghost Chiavari Chairs, Tall Glass Vases with Unique Floral Centerpieces, Blue Uplighting | Tampa Bay Boutique Wedding Venue Hotel Alba | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Wedding Rentals and Chair Decor Gabro Event Services

Marsley Photography | Bonnie Newman Creative | Special Moments Event Planning | Bel Fiore Design Studio | Gabro Event Services | Hotel Alba

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Luxurious Downtown St. Pete Indian Fusion Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

In search of the perfect wedding venue to celebrate the bride and groom’s 11-year relationship, the couple searched for a space that was unique and provided a wow factor.

“We didn’t want to choose a space that felt like any old ballroom. We looked at a few other local venues, but none of them were big enough or had the character or flexibility quite like The Vinoy,” the bride beamed. “We currently reside about two miles from the Vinoy. We met in downtown St. Pete, live here and love it here, so we decided that the wedding should completely embody those things that we loved. The Vinoy was featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay so I definitely used that for stalking of ideas on ballroom sets and creative ideas for photo opportunities! It is historic and elegant and showcases the city beautifully. As for their Grand Ballroom, it was the perfect blend of everything we wanted in a venue space. Plus the whole staff was very accommodating to all of our requests!”

Elegant, Extravagant Wedding Reception Decor Portrait, Long Table with Gold Linen, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Purple, Red, Plum, Lilac, Greenery and Purple Hanging Amaranthus Floral Centerpiece, Artistic Glass Chandelier | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Ballroom Wedding Venue The Vinoy RenaissanceElegant and Luxurious Wedding Reception Decor Portrait, Round Table with Gold Linen, Tall Purple, Plum, Lilac, Ivory and Hanging Amaranthus and Draped Crystals Floral CenterpieceElegant, Lush Wedding Reception Decor Portrait, Purple Hanging Amaranthus, Ivory, Red, Lilac and Greenery Floral ArrangementElegant, Extravagant Wedding Reception Decor Portrait, Long Table with Gold Linen, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Purple, Plum, Lilac, Red Greenery and Purple Hanging Amaranthus Floral Centerpiece | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Ballroom Wedding Venue The Vinoy RenaissanceFlorida Indian Bride and Groom First Dance Grand Ballroom Wedding Reception Portrait | Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance

Trenholm Photo | Eventrics Weddings | Suhaag Garden | Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection | Michele Renee the Studio | The Vinoy Renaissance

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Elegant, Tropical Destination Sarasota Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

When choosing a Sarasota wedding venue, uniqueness, outdoor space, and an intimate setting were top priorities for the bride and groom.

“We loved The Resort at Longboat Key Club once we saw it. It was actually the first and only venue that we visited. We love the atmosphere that it gave off as far as a vacation for our guests, the proximity to the beach, and the convenience of the resort amenities for everyone,” the bride gushed. “We found that their service was absolutely wonderful, and the wedding venue coordinator and her team made it a very successful event.”

Tropical, Classy Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Tablecloths, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low Purple, Greenery Floral Centerpieces | Sarasota Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key ClubTropical Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Sparkle Gold Linen, White and Greenery Floral Arrangement and Gold Chiavari Chairs with White Sheer Draping and Golf Course Backdrop | Sarasota Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Tropical Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Tablecloths, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low White Floral Centerpieces, Hanging Wooden Branch Wreath with White Wisteria Flowers | Sarasota Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Corner House Photography | Swanky Soirée | Flowers by Fudgie | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

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Luxurious Red and Pink Sarasota Garden Wedding | Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

This Michigan bride and groom searched for a Sarasota wedding planner with an eye for planning upscale outdoor affairs and who knew how to help destination couples.

“With both of us working a lot and attempting to plan a wedding out-of-state, we knew we needed a full-service wedding planner. I searched online for the best wedding planners in Sarasota and came across NK Productions. I immediately reached out to Nicole, had a phone consult, and instantly felt at ease and confident after our conversation,” the bride beamed. “NK Productions was attentive throughout the entire process, had great suggestions for vendors, and tried their best to keep us relatively on budget. Our wedding day run so smoothly, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Nicole and her team.”

Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsOutdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables, Ghost Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Low Flower Centerpieces, Hanging Crystal Chandeliers | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsOutdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Tablecloths, Ghost Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Low Flower Centerpiece, Hanging Crystal Chandelier | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsBoho Chic Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Ivory Rose, King Protea, Red and Greenery Flower Low Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsOutdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Tablecloths, Ghost Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Low Flower Centerpiece, Hanging Crystal Chandelier | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsOutdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Ivory Tablecloth, Greenery Garland and Red Hanging Amaranthus, Ivory Roses, White Anemones, King Protea and Greenery Flower Centerpiece, Hanging Crystal Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK ProductionsNighttime Wedding Reception Dinner Portrait Under Hanging Crystal Chandeliers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical GardensBoho Chic Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait Kissing, Ghost Acrylic Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Marie Selby Botanical GardensTiffani Jones Photography | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio | BBJ Linen | So Staged Event Rentals | Affairs in the Air | Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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