“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions | Part 1

Modern Boho St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don CeSar

When you take an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel and incorporate eclectic details, the result is charming elegance that captures a subtle yet chic ambiance.

Bringing together The Don CeSar’s recently renovated youthful modern look, St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings + Events created an organic yet bohemian theme for this styled wedding inspiration shoot.

Chic Bohemian Inspired Wedding Decor, Long Rectangle Reception Tables with Blue Geometric Linen and White Sheer Runner, Neutral Tone Low Floral Centerpiece, Pampas Grass in Large Clear Glass Jar, Against Hotel Ballroom Backdrop with Greenery and Chandelier Lighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Tampa Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Linen Rentals Over the Top LinensBohemian Chic Inspired Wedding Decor, Long Rectangle Reception Tables with Blue Geometric Linen and White Sheer Runner, Neutral Tones Low Floral Centerpieces with White Ivory and Pink Roses, King Protea, Thistle, Lisianthus, Antlers, Feathers, Scabiosa, Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder, Crystal Champagne Flutes, Pampas Grass in Large Clear Glass Jar, Against Hotel Ballroom Backdrop with Greenery and Chandelier Lighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Over the Top Linens | Rentals A Chair AffairBohemian Chic Inspired Wedding Decor, Low Floral Centerpieces with Multi-colored and Textural Elements, with Pink Roses Thistle Turkey Feathers Antlers, Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + EventsBohemian Chic Inspired Wedding Decor, Long Rectangle Reception Tables with Blue Geometric Linen and White Sheer Runner, Neutral Tones Low Floral Centerpieces with White Ivory and Pink Roses, King Protea, Thistle, Lisianthus, Antlers, Feathers, Scabiosa, Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder, Crystal Champagne Flutes, Pampas Grass in Large Clear Glass Jar, Against Hotel Ballroom Backdrop with Greenery and Chandelier Lighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Linen Rentals Over the Top Linens | Rentals A Chair AffairBohemian Chic Inspired Wedding Decor and Table Setting, Neutral Tone Watercolor Wedding Menu from Invitation Suite, Long Rectangle Reception Tables with Blue Geometric Linen and White Sheer Runner, White Linen Napkins, Clear Ghost Chargers, Flatware 
 Tampa Wedding Stationary Designer A+P Design Co | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Linen Rentals Over the Top Linens | Rentals A Chair Affair

Bride and Groom First Dance During Intimate Wedding Portrait | Bride in Long Flowy White Dress, Standing in Ballroom under Chandeliers and Mood Lighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Andi Diamond Photography | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Andi Diamond Photography | UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Events in Bloom | Over the Top Rental Linens | A1 Foliage | A Chair Affair | A&P Design Co | Truly Forever Bridal | The Don CeSar

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Blush and Burgundy St. Pete Beach Wedding | Postcard Inn on the Beach

Envisioning the perfect Florida wedding, the couple searched for a St. Pete Beach wedding venue with gorgeous views of the Gulf and a place for both their ceremony and reception.

“As soon as we walked into the Postcard Inn on the Beach, we looked at each other and knew it was the one. We both had that gut feeling,” Kathleen beamed. “The place fit our age, and it was just so retro and colorful! The entire staff was amazing, and they constantly checked to make sure everything was going according to the timeline. From start to finish the Postcard Inn made sure our day was exactly how we imagined it.”

Tropical Wedding Reception Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Postcard Inn on the BeachTropical Wedding Reception Portrait and Decor, Birchwood with Hanging Blush Pink, Orange and Red Carnation Flowers | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Postcard Inn on the BeachTropical Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Gold and Clear Glass Geometric Vase with Pink and Blush Roses, Greenery and Dark Purple Floral CenterpieceTropical Wedding Reception Decor, Pink and Blush Roses, Burgundy Red Carnations and Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Round Tables with White Linens and Folding White Chairs | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Postcard Inn on the BeachTropical Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Gold and Clear Glass Geometric Vase with Pink and Blush Roses, Greenery and Dark Purple Floral Centerpiece

Ashlee Hamon Photography | Days Remembered by ND | 2Birds Events | Rent All City | Postcard Inn on the Beach

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Dusty Rose and Burgundy Waterfront Vow Renewal | Yacht StarShip

Candace and Jaime’s dreamy waterfront downtown Tampa vow renewal wedding celebrated their 25-year love story. The Tampa bride and groom chose a color palette of dusty rose and burgundy to perfectly tie together their intimate gathering of 40 guests.

“The theme for our vow renewal was a romantic French country. We wanted our guests to share in our love for one another, and it was the style we felt most represented us as a couple. We chose our colors as a nod to our original wedding, where we also had burgundy as our primary color,” Candace shared. “Being older and more mature for this ceremony than our original one, we really know ourselves better now and easily gravitated to the style that best suited us.”

French Country Colorful Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Blush Pink, Pink, Ivory and Greenery Floral Centerpiece and Pink Hanging Amaranthus in Glass Vase and Sparkle Blush Pink Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event RentalsElegant French Country inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Silk Blush Pink Linen, Glitter Sparkle Pink Table Runner, Silver Vases with Pink, Red, Burgundy and Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Burgundy Red Linens with Custom Key Wedding Favors on Gold Charger | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event RentalsFrench Country Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Sequin Blush Pink Table Runner, Antique Silver Tray with Silver Vase and Red, Baby Pink, Burgundy, Greenery Floral Low Centerpiece, Floral Stationery Table Number | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event RentalsFrench Country Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Low Silver Vase on Antique Mirror Tray with Pink, Dark Purple, Baby Pink, Greenery and Pink Hanging Amaranthus Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event RentalsFrench Country Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Silver Vase on Silver Antique Mirror Tray with Dark Purple, Dark Pink, Blush Pink, Greenery and Pink Hanging Amaranthus Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship

Lifelong Photography Studio | Paper Moon Floral Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Yacht StarShip

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Romantic, Pastel Tuscan Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Brittany and Carl’s romantic Tampa Heights wedding dazzled from top to bottom with gorgeous gold details, tall geometric floral centerpieces, and sweet personal details that represented the bride and groom’s quirky personalities.

“Our theme had a very modern, romantic Tuscan feel. I wanted simple yet elegant, with plenty of unique details. Since Carl and I both have an Italian heritage, we wanted to ensure our vision really was captured the day of,” the bride shared. “We both have very similar tastes, and we felt like the decor of our wedding truly reflected us as a couple. From the donut station to our interactive band, everything really showcased who we really are down to Star Wars themed cuff links Carl wore!”

Modern Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Ivory Lounge Furniture | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Wedding and Events Rentals by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature WorksRustic Modern Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table with Greenery Garland, Wooden Crossback Chairs and White Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature Works | Tampa Wedding and Event Rentals by Kate Ryan Event RentalsModern Romantic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Ivory Hydrangeas, Roses and Greenery Floral Arrangement Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes PhotographyElegant Modern Romantic Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Floral Linen, Greenery and Ivory Floral Garland, Tall Gold Stand with Ivory White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding and Event Rentals by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature Works | Over The Top LinensElegant Modern Romantic Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Floral Linen, Greenery and Ivory Floral Garland, Tall Gold Stand with Ivory White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding and Event Rentals by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature WorksModern Rustic Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Gold Stand with White, Ivory and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes PhotographyModern Elegant Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Clear Glass and Gold Rimmed Chargers, Gold Silverware, Floral Tablecloth and Monogram White Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding and Events Rentals by Kate Ryan Event RentalsRustic Modern Elegant Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table with Greenery Garland, Wooden Crossback Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Wedding and Event Rentals by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature WorksElegant Modern Romantic Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Floral Linen, Greenery and Ivory Floral Garland, Tall Gold Stand with Ivory White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Wedding and Event Rentals by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Industrial Tampa Wedding Venue Armature Works

Carrie Wildes Photography | Couture Weddings and More | Over the Top Rental Linens | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Armature Works

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Luxurious Green and White Floral Filled Clearwater Beach Wedding | Sandpearl Resort

Envisioning an ambiance that combined classic Victorian elegance with modern chic decor, the bride’s cousin just happened to be the talented florist at Gabro Event Services.

“My vision was something neutral, pure, and stunning,” the bride shared. “I was really impressed with all of the events that Gabro Event Services had been a part of, and I believed so much in their talent that I knew I wanted them as a vendor on our special day. They went over and beyond our expectations and beyond their responsibilities. Aside from nailing our vision, they were very professional, personable, and organized. We absolutely loved all of the work they did. Our favorite part? The flowers! They were fabulous, beautiful, stunning, and breathtaking! Gabro Events did more than we could ever thank them for!”

INSTAGRAM Elegant Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Greenery Backdrop with White and Blush Pink Cascading Flowers, Gold and Ivory Victorian Style Bride and Groom Chairs and Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Wedding Florist, Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event PlanningINSTAGRAM SWIPE Elegant Stunning Classic Wedding Reception Decor, White Flowers Hanging From Chandelier, Sweetheart Table with Victorian Style Gold and Ivory Bride and Groom Chairs, Greenery and Lush White, Ivory Florals on Sweetheart Table, Greenery and White and Ivory Cascading Floral Backdrop and White Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Sandpearl Resort | Wedding Florist, Rentals Linens, Lighting and Draping Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event PlanningLush Stunning Elegant Classic Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with White Linens, White, Blush Pink and Ivory Flowers and Greenery Cascading Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Beach Wedding Florist, Rentals, Linens Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event PlanningElegant Classic Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Clear Glass and Gold Beaded Rimmed Chargers, Tall Glass Rectangular Vase with White Hydrangeas, Ivory and Blush Pink Flowers with Greenery Floral Arrangement | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Beach Wedding Florist, Rentals, Linens, and Lighting Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event PlanningElegant Romantic Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Lush White, Ivory and Blush Pink Floral Centerpiece on Clear Glass Vase, Round Table with White Linen, Clear Glass and Gold Beaded Rim Chargers and Gold Silverware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Beach Wedding Florist, Rentals, Linens Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event Planning

Elegant Romantic and Classic Bride and Groom First Dance Ballroom Wedding Reception Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Wedding Venue Sandpearl Resort

Kristen Marie Photography | Special Moments Event Planning | Gabro Event Services | Sandpearl Resort

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Luxurious Tropical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance

Ahyoung and Lamont’s downtown St. Pete wedding, was a tropical paradise filled with luxurious white orchids and rich dark-green florals, that ended with a karaoke party that had everyone on the dance floor.

“Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we met each other and fell in love. I looked through reviews and other weddings published on Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration,” the bride shared. “The large green palm fronds and monstera leaves provided the tropical feel of Florida, and the silver accents and touches completed the look by making everything feel a bit more trendy and modern.”

Tropical Florida Inspired Wedding Reception, Modern Wedding Decor, Tall Floral Centerpieces with Green Monstera Leaves, Large Palm Fronds, White Orchids, Round Tables with Silver Linens, Chiavari Chairs, Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteTropical Inspired, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Centerpieces with Green Monstera Leaves, Large Palm Fronds, White Orchid Flowers, Round Tables with Silver Linens, Chiavari Chairs | Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteModern, Elegant Wedding Reception Bar, Tropical Dark Green Monstera Leaf Decor | Florida Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Waterfront Elegant Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club | Tampa Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteTropical Inspired, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Silver Accented Sweetheart Table Linens with Green Monstera Leaves and Lush Cascading White Orchids, Clear Glass and Silver Rimmed Chargers | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La Carte | Place Cards by URBANCoastTropical Inspired, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Silver Accented Sweetheart Table with Green Monstera Leaves and Lush Cascading White Orchid Florals | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteTropical Inspired, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Centerpieces with Green Monstera Leaves, Large Palm Fronds, White Orchid Florals, Hanging Green Amaranthus, Round Tables with Silver Linens, Chiavari Chairs, Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteTropical Florida Inspired Wedding Reception, Modern Wedding Decor, Low Centerpieces with Green Monstera Leaves, Large Palm Fronds, White Orchid Florals, Round Tables with Silver Linens, Chiavari Chairs, Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Over the Top Rental Linens | Tampa Bay Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Florida Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La CarteK&K Photography | Parties A’La Carte | Bruce Wayne Florals | Over the Top Rental Linens | MMD Events | Grant Hemond & Associates | URBANCoast | Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

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