Who’s Who of Tampa Bay Wedding Pros: UNIQUE Weddings & Events

  Over the years, we reviewed hundreds of weddings, with every trend, color palette, and theme imaginable. Though, when an UNIQUE Weddings & Events real wedding shows up in our inbox, we know we’re in for a treat! Tampa Bay wedding planner Staci Mandikas skillfully applies her creativity and design background to deliver an “outside of…

Vintage Black and Gold Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | Italian Club

  Brittney and Christopher’s vintage Ybor City wedding was a vision of old Hollywood glam that featured a live band, antique Bentley and plenty of glitz and glam. With a black, gold and red color palette, the bride and groom perfectly executed their 1920’s inspired celebration. “We wanted a Great Gatsby meets old Hollywood vibe. I love the Great…

Expert Advice: A Guide to Wedding Day Music

If you ask most weddings guests what they remember about their experiences, they’ll often comment on the food and entertainment. However, your Tampa Bay wedding day music goes beyond hiring a DJ for your reception. Your entertainment selections set the ambiance for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. There’s a whole lot to be…

Romantic Blue Industrial Tampa Heights Wedding | CAVU

  Chelsea and Sean’s industrial Tampa Heights wedding perfectly complemented their personalities with a gorgeous blend of rustic chic decor and elegant modern details. “We decided on a color palette of blue, white and silver and incorporated stunning mixed metals and earthy elements to pull together a romantic outdoor vibe,” the bride explained. “When it…

Luxurious Blush and Ivory Waterfront Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Brittany and James’ elegant waterfront Sarasota wedding featured breathtaking scenery and romantic decor that perfectly tied together their modern yet intimate destination wedding. Choosing a color palette of ivory and blush with a pop of burgundy, the Virginia couple created the perfect outdoor fairytale celebration. “I knew I wanted an intimate romantic feel with beautiful…

Romantic, Vintage Pastel Wedding | St. Petersburg Women’s Club

Marcela and Pierre’s vintage downtown St. Pete wedding perfectly combined their Mexican and American cultures to capture a celebration full of romance and unique tradition. Choosing a pastel color palette, the bride incorporated gorgeous succulents and geometric decor to add some modern flair to the sweet celebration. “I knew I wanted a modern and romantic wedding,”…

Gold and Blush Pink Industrial Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Nadia and Shay’s industrial-chic Tampa Heights wedding perfectly captured their vision of rustic elegance with exposed ceilings, gorgeous greenery, and simplistic gold details. The bride and groom chose a romantic color palette of ivory, gold, and blush that beautifully complemented their downtown Tampa wedding. “Our theme could be best described as industrial-chic with a touch of…

Boho Chic Navy and Rose Gold Waterfront Wedding | Yacht StarShip

  Ashleigh and Jimmy’s waterfront Clearwater Beach wedding came together perfectly to showcase the couple’s colorful heritage and love for family. With a palette of navy, white, and rose gold, the celebration featured sweet moments and beautiful traditions. “Our theme was a mix of boho chic meets world traveler. Our families are from all over the…

Expert Advice: 8 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in your life. Though, with the celebration comes big responsibility. Your wedding day is a milestone and one of the most memorable days of your life. The first set of decisions you make over the next few weeks will set the tone of your wedding: budget,…

“Best of” 2018: Wedding Portraits

  Wedding photography is such an important part of your day, because your portraits are one of the most iconic photos of your lifetime. While many couples look for in the moment or candid photos, you still want to give your photographer time to organize the perfect portrait to capture you looking your best. These…

Timeless Downtown St. Pete New Year’s Eve Wedding | The Mahaffey Theater

  Ilana and Josef’s unique downtown St. Pete wedding included a mix of cultures, the bride comes from an Israeli family and the groom comes from an Orthodox Jewish family. “We had a traditional Orthodox Jewish ceremony, as we wanted to enter our marriage in the same way our parents, grandparents, and ancestors had. We…

“Best of” 2018: Wedding Receptions

  One of our favorite parts of the wedding is getting that first glimpse of the reception room, because you can literally do anything with the right vendors and designers in place. From transforming a blank canvas into a modern and romantic space to adding a luxurious table runner full of lush flowers and suspending florals…

5 Upscale New Year’s Eve Parties for 2018

Yacht StarShip Tampa and Clearwater – Say “Bon Voyage” to 2018 on a Yacht StarShip New Year’s Eve Celebration Cruise! This festive cruise is the best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the water. Dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails and dance the night away under the stars. Yacht StarShip will also…

“Best of” 2018: Wedding Ceremonies

  To give the “wow” factor at your wedding ceremony, you need the perfect surroundings and backdrop, which is exactly why these Tampa Bay weddings made our “Best of” 2018 Wedding Ceremonies list. CHIC, GREENERY AND WOOD INSPIRED SAFETY HARBOR WEDDING | HARBORSIDE CHAPEL Photographer: Tiffany McClure Photography | Venue: Harborside Chapel “When we saw photos…

“Best of” 2018: Wedding Details

  Each year our editorial team reviews close to 500 real Tampa Bay weddings and about 200 actually make it onto the blog. Believe it or not, we can tell you details about each of the weddings we feature as well as the couple. Our staff really makes it a point to connect with our…

4 Upscale Restaurants Offering Christmas Day Dinner

  The Godfrey Hotel and Cabanas Tampa – Home to the Winterland holiday decor and pop up bar, the Godfrey Hotel is hosting a Christmas day buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. LEARN MORE ABOUT CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER AT THE GODFREY The Birchwood  Downtown St. Pete – Located on the swanky Beach Drive, Birch…

Navy Blue and Orange Old Florida Inspired Wedding | The Birchwood

  Carrie and Brian’s downtown St. Pete wedding combined their laid back personalities with a menu featuring their favorite foods and personalized playing cards as fun party favors. Choosing a color palette of navy blue and orange, the Tampa Bay bride and groom flawlessly captured the old Florida vibe they envisioned. “I used inspiration from the…

Burgundy and Pink Jewel Toned Boho Chic Lakeland Wedding

  Ashley and Matt’s boho-inspired Lakeland wedding was a vision of outdoor elegance with long lace draped tables, eclectic mismatched tableware, and bright beautiful florals. The Florida bride and groom chose a jewel-toned color palette to perfectly tie together the romantic bohemian vibes they were looking to capture. “Our theme was a good mix of boho and eclectic….

Tampa Bridal Show TheXpos Wedding Expo | Sunday, February 10, 2019

  Meet over 60 Tampa Bay wedding professionals at TheXpos bridal show on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 12:30-4 p.m. Enjoy interactive DIY tables, delicious food, scrumptious wedding cake samples, get inspired by floral and decor designs, and shop for accessories! Meet wedding photographers, DJ’s, venues, planners, honeymoon experts, florists, jewelers, financial services, limo transportation,…

Romantic Burgundy Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding Isla Del Sol

Chelsea and Michael’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding was the perfect combination of rustic woodland details and intimate tropical surroundings. Dripping with gorgeous floral and romantic decor, the bride and groom chose a dark green, burgundy and gold color palette. “I really wanted the wedding to take place during a cool time in Florida because I…

Tropical Destination Florida Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

  Alicia and John’s tropical Clearwater Beach wedding perfectly captured the bride’s childhood vision of a breathtaking oceanside wedding with fun, beach inspired party favors and a teal, coral, and purple color palette. “Clearwater Beach is so beautiful that we wanted to find a way to truly embrace it and highlight it in our wedding. Finding…

Elegant Lavender and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

  Olivia and Dany’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding featured gorgeous lavender and blush details, a sparkler sendoff, and a breathtaking cake that truly embodied the happy couple to be. “We didn’t really have a theme,” the bride confessed. “I guess you could say we were the theme. Our day was a reflection of all the…

Modern, Romantic, Latin Inspired St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar Hotel

  Frances and Markham’s St. Pete Beach wedding was a modern-day Latin love story filled with romantic touches and Cuban style. The South Tampa couple hosted their wedding weekend at St. Pete Beach wedding venue The Don Cesar as a “staycation” for their friends and family who live mostly in the Tampa Bay area. “We…

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