Romantic Lavender, Lilac, and Grey St. Pete Beach Wedding | Hotel Zamora

  Victoria and Lucius’ St. Pete Beach wedding day incorporated a soft mix of lavender, lilac, and grey with pops of greenery for their rooftop wedding ceremony and reception for 105 guests. “We knew that something as special as a wedding day is only as good as you make it for all those who came…

EXPERT ADVICE: 18 Unique and Favorite First Dance Songs

  Customization is key to making your Tampa Bay wedding stand out, and your first dance song can truly reflect you and your soon-be-spouses’ personalities. Whether you choose a classic Ed Sheeran ballad or a timeless Ray LaMontagne tune, your dancing shoes better be ready! We asked the top Tampa Bay DJs and live musicians…

Eclectic Jewel Toned Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

  Melissa and John’s eclectic downtown Tampa wedding was a vision of timeless elegance with romantic decor and whimsical jewel-toned inspired details. As the owners of Elite Events Catering, the bride and groom incorporated their extensive wedding industry background to capture the celebration of their dreams. “Since we own and operate a full-service event and…

Romantic Burgundy Industrial Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

  Kaity and Jared’s industrial downtown St. Pete wedding was the perfect combination of modern elegance and romantic charm. With white lanterns and flickering candles, the bride and groom incorporated just the right details to nail their classic yet chic vision. “We really wanted to incorporate details that would embody our industrial-urban ambiance. We are…

Elegant Blue and Gray South Tampa Wedding | Centre Club

  Sheri and Matt’s elegant South Tampa wedding mirrored their personalities with a build your own root beer float bar, photo booth, and intimate personalized vows. “When it came to our theme, I really wanted to keep it simple yet classy. For us, it was more about choosing the perfect color scheme rather than a…

Classic Gold and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

  Elizabeth and Tim’s downtown St. Pete wedding embodied a modern take on tropical elegance with gorgeous floral arrangements and charming gold details. “I wanted our design to have a classic feel, with a modern twist,” the bride explained. “The venue itself was a big inspiration when it came to capturing our theme. I wanted…

11 Best Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay for 200+ Guests

  NOVA 535 Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, NOVA 535 combines historic charm with a modern feel. This unique open concept wedding venue features a private outdoor courtyard flanked with lush bamboo trees to host up to 300. While indoors, the original 1920’s red clay brick walls provide a blank slate backdrop…

Orange and Peach Florida Citrus-Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

  Melissa and Brian’s downtown Tampa wedding embraced their Florida spirit with a citrus-inspired color palette, bright decor and elegant centerpieces scattered with clementines. “We never pictured ourselves getting married in Florida. Brian is from South Carolina and I’m from Virginia, but things weren’t falling into place,” the bride explained. “Once we considered our current…

Gold and Pink Indian Fusion Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

  Sarika and Shivan’s vibrant Clearwater Beach wedding perfectly blended their cultural backgrounds resulting in a glamorous oceanside celebration, and the destination wedding couple looked to Marry Me Tampa Bay for guidance in finding specific vendors that were in their budget. “For our theme, we really wanted both our Indian and Sri Lankan cultures to…

6 Best Restaurants in Tampa Bay for Mother’s Day Brunch 2019

Best Tampa Bay Restaurants for Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch 2019 Mothers have a year-round, 24-hour a day job so make sure to really show that special mom your life how much you appreciate her by treating her a Mother’s Day brunch Reservations are highly encouraged! Centre Club Looking for an upscale South Tampa Mother’s Day…

Dark and Moody Black, Grey and Marsala Lakeland Wedding | HAUS 820

  Rhiannon and Elijah’s industrial-chic Lakeland wedding embodied a romantic, moody ambiance with modern details, gorgeous natural lighting, and fresh, organic florals. “I used Marry Me Tampa Bay to see what has been done before and draw inspiration. We were really looking to incorporate a dark yet moody vibe,” the bride shared. “For our color…

Elegant Red and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Marriott Water Street

  Ashley and Nick’s downtown Tampa wedding didn’t skip a beat when it came to capturing their vision of laid-back Florida elegance. “Since we had a lot of family and friends traveling from out of state for our wedding, we really wanted it to feel like a vacation for them,” the bride explained. “Everything we…

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

Located adjacent to Tampa Bay’s most upscale mall, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza is a hidden gem of a wedding venue offering modern flair and contemporary decor that brings together its vibrant surroundings for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. While the Renaissance Tampa boasts a traditional ballroom, we chose to highlight the hotel’s unique and…

Vintage Peach Waterfront Dunedin Wedding | Beso Del Sol

  Malia and Jeremy’s waterfront Dunedin wedding brought together the Trinity couple’s love for the water and the outdoors. The bride and groom chose nearby Dunedin for its small-town feel and stunning waterfront views. “We wanted both the church and reception location to be close to one another so it would be easy for our…

Romantic Burgundy and Rose Gold Church Wedding | Harborside Chapel

  Ashleigh and Michael’s festive Safety Harbor wedding combined their love for all things Disney with romantic winter inspired details creating a charming holiday celebration. Selecting a burgundy and rose gold color palette, the bride and groom kept their winter theme alive with miniature Christmas trees centerpieces. “Our wedding was just before Christmas, so we…

Tropical Meets Classic St. Beach Wedding | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

  Breeze and Kyle’s St. Pete wedding was a vision of classic Florida beauty with a waterfront ceremony, timeless decor and breathtaking views reminiscent of a postcard. Honoring their colorful family background, the bride and groom created an entrance to their cocktail hour filled with wedding pictures and keepsakes from previous generations. “I would describe…

Green and Blue Southern Inspired South Tampa Wedding | The Epicurean

  Christine and Luis’ classically chic South Tampa wedding perfectly blended their colorful family backgrounds with modern yet simplistic details to embody a Southern bohemian celebration. With amazing food, a photo booth to capture every quirky moment, and an open bar, the bride and groom ensured their guests had a night they’ll never forget. “We…

Romantic Rooftop St. Pete Beach Elopement | Hotel Zamora

  Jenna and Christopher’s St. Pete Beach elopement truly captured their love for one another with an intimate rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the beach. “We chose to have an elopement because we wanted the day to be solely about us and our commitment to each other,” the bride shared. MORE: ST. PETE BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATION…

5 Best Restaurants in Tampa Bay for Easter Sunday Brunch

Easter is a time to celebrate with family over a good meal! Here are five of the best restaurants in Tampa Bay offering Easter Brunch buffets and dinner menus. The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa Celebrate Easter with stunning water views at WTR Grill from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa,…

Whimsical Pink and Orange Kate Spade Inspired Wedding | Belleair Country Club

  Taylor and John’s Clearwater wedding was a wonderland of vibrant colors mixed with classic black and white stripes, inspired by an iconic fashion designer. “Our inspiration was Kate Spade with a twist! The gold accents and pops of hot pink and orange added a fun twist to the traditional black and white stripes,” the…

Classic, Elegant Periwinkle and Navy Blue Downtown Tampa Wedding | Floridan Palace Hotel

  Ashley and Jacob’s downtown Tampa wedding embodied a timeless and traditional feel that truly captured the couple’s personalities and love for one another. Choosing a color palette of navy, periwinkle, gray and ivory, the Florida natives coordinated a weekend of memorable events so that their guests could take in the beauty of the place…

Timeless Grey and Ivory Tampa Wedding | Centre Club

  Melanie and Kenny’s timeless downtown Tampa wedding featured a neutral color palette of grey, ivory, taupe, and gold to capture their classic yet modern celebration. Combining their Catholic backgrounds and quirky personalities, the bride and groom had a traditional church ceremony and an elegant reception with personal touches. “We both wanted a traditional Catholic…

7 Tips for Planning a Destination Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

  You think planning a wedding is stressful? Try organizing a destination bachelor or bachelorette party with flights, travel deposits, and trip itineraries. It can be like herding cats! I’ve had maid of honors give me less than a month to book an international flight and heard horror stories about groomsmen booking dangerous excursions that…

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