“Best of” 2022: Wedding Receptions Part 3

Boho Rooftop Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

“Our inspiration was centered around intimacy while keeping things simple and elegant. We decided on a simple boho, romantic theme. Nothing seemed more perfect to us than starting our wedding off with a rooftop ceremony during the ‘golden hour' and ending it with a rooftop reception that was well lit by city lights, candles, and a neon sign,” the bride detailed. “Our colors were terracotta/rust with accents of gold and greenery. I really love earth tones, and we both love fall. They were the perfect colors to help bring both elements to our wedding.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:

Ceremony and Reception Venue and Caterer: Red Mesa Events

Photographer: Lily River Photography | Videographer: Sabrina Autumn Photography | Planner: Truly Yours Event Planning | Florist: By The Bay Floral | Cake: Kristen Marie Cake | Donuts: Cosmic Donuts, St Petersburg | DJ: Complete Weddings + Events – DJ Jason | Invitations: Minted | Dress Shop and Designer: David's Bridal | Shoe Designer: Lulus | Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: AZAZIE | Hair: Sip & Dry Bar | Makeup Ciara with Ci.Beauty | Rehearsal Brunch: Mary Margaret's Olde Irish Tavern

Jewel Toned Winter Wedding Inspiration | The West Events Space

“I wanted to showcase a winter wedding theme in a more funky, dark, moody yet beautiful way. Given a December date, I chose to get out of the typical winter wonderland theme and instead focus on more modern, dark, and crisp details,” the wedding planner explained. “[Our colors were] emerald greenblack, copper, and white. Showcasing the emerald green was most important with the contrast of black and copper. I utilized copper instead of gold to show a different type of metal that can pair with emerald. The jewel tones truly popped with the darker black details.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros:

Venue: The West Events

Planner: MDP Events

Jewelry: International Diamond Center

Furniture & Linens: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Dress: Truly Forever Bridal Tampa

Photographer: Brittany Pannebaker Photography | Florals: Blooming Flower Boutique & Art | Table Numbers, Drink Stirrers, Escort Cards, & Beverage Sign: Kulgrå | Invitation Suite & Menu Cards: Korynne & Company | Cake: Kristen Marie Cake | Bartending Service: Catering by Lundy's | Table Decor & Copper Arch: ADR Decor | Glassware & Flatware: Set and Styled Curated Rentals | Lighting Décor & Snow Machine: Spark Wedding Events / Nature Coast Entertainment | Neon Signs, Floral Wall, Charcuterie Wall: Posy Exchange | Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co | DJ: Jam All Day Entertainment | Suit: Men's Wearhouse | Cupcakes & Mini Desserts: Adela & Co. Bakery, LLC | Cheese & Charcuterie Cones: Board in Boston | Models: Jackey & Jeff

Vibrant, Tropical Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

“[Our wedding inspiration was] bright and vibrant colors to create a laid-back, but classy atmosphere for our guests. We wanted to go with colors that we love, versus what's really trendy currently,” Heather shared. “We both love the color blue and knew we had to incorporate it; Michelle's favorite color is orange which was used for the florals.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach

Tablescape Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Photographer: Jillian Margaret Photography | Videographer: Storybook Films | Planner: Oak + Honey Event Planning Co. | Florist: Iza's Flowers, Inc. | Day of Stationery: Baci Designer, Minted | Linens: BBJ Linen | Cake: The Artistic Whisk, LLC | DJ: Cleveland Music Group | Ceremony and Cocktail Music: The Caribbean Crew Steel Drum Band | Dress Shop and Designer: Anna Campbell Bridal Sydney Road | Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup: Destiny Viviana Makeup

Luxurious Outdoor Tented Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

“I'd describe our wedding theme as a mix between classic and tropical. We chose it because we like clean, classic styles, but we also wanted to add some fun tropical touches because of the scenery at our venue,” the bride shared. “We included a lot of whites, neutrals, and greenery and then some pops of color in the table floral arrangements which had pink and peach tropical flowers. I've always loved mixing metals, so we included both gold and silver touches in the decor.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros:

Florist: Botanica International Design Studio

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate | Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo | Videographer: Voila Cinematic | Planner: NK Productions Wedding Planning | Caterer: Mattison's Catering | Rentals: US Tent Rental and So Staged Event Design + Rentals | Cake: Wonder Cake Creations | Band: Matt Winter Band | Invitations: Andi Mejia + Co | Transportation: SRQ Trolley | Dress Shop: Tie the Knot Boutique | Dress Designer: Élysée Bridal | Shoe Designer: JIMMY CHOO | Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co | Rehearsal Dinner: The Wine Cellar at Michael's On East | Fireworks: Zambelli Fireworks | String Musicians: Simply Strings | Favors: AC Apparel

White, Silver, and Black Winter-Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

“Originally our theme was inspired by The Secret Garden with the lush springtime roses and soaring floral gates, however, once my bridal gown was chosen we redirected the theme to an all-white winter wedding with hints of dusty rose peeking through,” the bride explained. “Our final design was inspired by the glitter of shimming white and silver of the winter's snow and white roses to encapsulate our classic style as a couple. We wanted a classic and romantic winter wedding so we selected whitesilverblack, and a hint of dusty rose wish with lush florals.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:

Ceremony Venue: Harborside Chapel

Planner: MDP Events

Caterer: Amici's Catered Cuisine, Inc.

Hair & Make Up: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.

Custom Flowers for Bridal Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company

Reception Venue: Tampa River Center | Photographer & Videographer: Rabecca Cruz Photography | Florist: Royal Events & Services, LLC. | Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts | Invitations: InvitationNueva | Transportation: Ambassador Limousine & Sedan | Dress Designer: Calla Blanche | Dress Designer: Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: AZAZIE | Rehearsal Dinner: Catered by Marina’s Italian Catering Services | Jewels: LC Rings by Paul Yost | Handmade Designer Bridal Crown: Tania Maras Bridal | Bridal Earrings: olive + piper | Boudoir: Ma Chere Studios

Luxurious Art Deco Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Renaissance Vinoy

“Nicole and Korey originally came to me with a concept of ‘Royal Glam Gatsby' to honor the Renaissance Vinoy’s history and their love of the 1920s. They were struggling with a way to incorporate Nicole’s love of lush florals and their desire to include wine tones into a classic Art Deco style of black and gold and clean lines,” wedding planner and designer John Campbell, owner of John Campbell Weddings, shared. “Looking at the design elements they were drawn to, I introduced them to the world of Art Nouveau, and it was like a puzzle piece slotting right into place. An Art Nouveau-inspired wedding brought the elegance, glam, and intricate detail one might associate with a royal wedding while honoring the history of their venue and allowing them to have a floral-forward design with a more colorful palette.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:

Cake: The Artistic Whisk, LLC

Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Venue: The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club | Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Cinematography: Namesake Creative | Planning/Design/Stationery: John Campbell Weddings | Floral Design: Florist Fire Design House | DJ and Lighting: DJ Cory Barron | Harpist: Rebecca Cosas | Violinist: SRQ Violinist – Matt Dendy | Vinyl Dancefloor: Dream Dancefloors | Bridal Gown: Martina Liana | Bride and Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Accessories: Polly Wedding Design | Groom Attire: Milano Exchange | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Bridesmaid Dress Boutique: Athena's Bridal Boutique | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Holiday Inspired Green and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Palma Ceia Country Club

“Since our wedding date was so close to the holidays we decided to lean into the Christmas theme/winter with dark greengold, and white throughout,” the bride shared. “We opted mainly for shades of green and gold. We chose these colors to make it a holiday/winter theme.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:

Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography

Chairs/ Chargers: Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Flatware: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Invitations: AP Design Company

Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids

Ceremony Venue: Jesuit High School of Tampa Chapel of the Holy Cross | Reception Venue: Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club | Videographer: Voila Cinematic | Planner: Events by Lindsay J. | Florist: Events in Bloom Tampa | Cake: Elise's Pieces | Band: Matt Winter Band | Dance Floor: Letz Dance On It | Officiant: Rev Richard Hermes S.J. | Transportation: L3Limo | Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection Tampa | Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair and Makeup | Rehearsal Dinner: The Florida Aquarium

Modern Black and White Tampa Wedding | Davis Island Garden Club

“We went with modern, romantic glam. We love candlelight, and my favorite flower is the rose. I’m a bit of a minimalist, but I love ‘extra,' so a clean, classy theme was right up my alley!” the bride gushed. “Our colors were white with a few hints of black plus mirror and acrylic accents. We just love the clean palette and thought it felt very black tie and elegant!”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:

Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Fire Dancer: Breezin' Entertainment and Productions

DJ: DJ Jason Tally, Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club | Videographer: Webster Media | Planner: Blue Skies Weddings and Events | Caterer: Lynns Catering of Tampa | Bar: Tipsy Tampa Bartender & Events | Florist: Iza's Flowers, Inc. | Decor Rentals: ADR Decor | Photo booth: Snapshoot Photobooth | Caricature Artist: Carrot Catchers Caricature Entertainment | Saxophonist: Jay Singleton | Cake: Wright's Gourmet House | Officiant: Ceremony by Crystal | Invitations: Etsy | Transportation: @Classic Wedding Cars of Sarasota | Bridal Party Transportation: The Shoop Express | Dress Shop and Designer: Bearer of the Bling Bridal; private label | Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: AZAZIE | Bride's Makeup: Rose Artistry | Rehearsal Brunch: Catering By The Family

Whimsical Jewel-Toned Dade City Wedding | Venue at the Block

“Our wedding theme was eclectic and whimsical. My husband and I are very relaxed people so having a super formal and uniform wedding was not something we ever pictured for ourselves. I was inspired by all things spring when deciding the theme for the wedding. I really wanted the décor to be something upbeat, quirky, and lively. I used Marry Me Tampa Bay to seek out unique wedding venues and explore pictures to see what sort of vibe and theme would best complement the style of my husband and myself,” the bride shared. “Our colors included rich gem tones that were complemented by golden yellow, terra cotta, and soft pinks. I chose these colors based on our wedding flowers; the flowers were the first thing I had planned out, and I wanted to complement the rich florals.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Venue At The Block

Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Photographer & Videographer: John Coronado Photography + Videography | Florist: Arms Of Persephone Floral Design | Caterer: Savory Roots Catering and Events | Rentals: Ocean Hawks Rentals | Cake: Julie Deffense Artistry | DJ: Rhythm System Pro DJ Entertainment | Officiant: Heath Watson | Invitations: Etsy | Dress Shop: The Fancy Frock Bridal & Formal Wear Boutique | Dress Designer: Madi Lane Bridal | Shoe Designer: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: David's Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Blush n Bridal | Rehearsal Dinner: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort | Drinks: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services

Southern Vintage Private Estate Wedding | Legacy Lane Weddings

“Our theme was southern vintage. We chose it because it incorporates both our personalities and styles. I love everything historic and antique, while Tyler has always been a southern gentleman,” the bride beamed. “Our colors were lavenderpeach, and blush. We went with spring colors.”

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Legacy Lane Weddings

Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio

Dress Shop and Designer: Truly Forever Bridal Tampa

Hair & Makeup: Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup

Planner: Blue Skies Weddings and Events | Florist: Iza's Flowers, Inc. | Caterer and desserts: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering | Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: AZAZIE | Bar: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services | Rentals: Traditions RentalsSouthern Chairs | DJ: DJ Cory Barron | Transportation: Affari TransportationCole's Classic Cars For Hire | Rehearsal Dinner: Cafe Masaryktown | Coffee Cart: Cafe Ala Carte South Florida

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