Intimate Dark and Moody Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Urban Stillhouse

Cayla and Colin’s industrial downtown St. Pete wedding featured abundant greenery and warm shades of orange and red accented with metallic gold in a candlelit environment filled with natural elements like stone, wood, and exposed brick. “We never wanted to have a traditional wedding so keeping it small and intimate was definitely our style! Our...

Timeless Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel

Cooper and Ben’s timeless Safety Harbor wedding featured neutral flora and greenery with pops of dusty blue and clean lines with classic details. “We both are pretty simple people so we wanted our wedding to look summery and clean,” the bride explained. “We incorporated dusty blue, white, and some greenery! We chose these colors to...

Expert Advice: What You Need to Know about Hosting a Weekday or Sunday Wedding

Now that weddings are coming back in full force, couples are experiencing a new set of planning hurdles: venue and vendor availability. If you’re getting married this fall or next spring, chances are most of those Saturday dates are booked, and you’re competing with double the number of couples for one date. Due to this...

Intimate Tropical Green and Gold At-Home Tampa Oasis Wedding

Allison and Eric’s tropical-inspired St. Petersburg wedding was filled with lush greenery and exotic florals with delicate orchids, along with a jungle-inspired circle arch and bamboo chairs to transform the couple’s backyard into a romantic oasis. The intimate evening was a casual affair that featured pizza and dancing in the rain. “We wanted everyone to...

Romantic, Elegant Sarasota Beach Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Abigail and Kurt’s destination Sarasota beach wedding featured soft, neutral flora and natural greenery, a stunning oceanfront ceremony, and a chic ballroom reception with tropical accents. “Our wedding theme was romantic and simplistic with a touch of beachy vibes. We have always loved the beach, and it is our happy place so we knew there...

Tampa Overwater Pier Wedding Ceremony | The Godfrey

Phamilla and Eric’s waterfront Tampa wedding featured an overwater pier ceremony, stunning portraits, and blue color palette to represent the ocean. The water has a strong significance to the Hudson couple therefore they wanted a waterfront venue for their 40 guests that also had a significant meaning to their relationship. “Our most element important was...

Expert Advice: 4 Things to Know About Planning a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in a Post-COVID World

As destinations are opening back up and travel restrictions are lifted, you’re probably excited to finally be able to travel again, but there are some things you should know before planning your destination wedding or honeymoon in a post-COVID world. COVID completely transformed the world, and two of the fields that have been most affected...

Vibrant Fuchsia and Orange South Tampa Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

Thy and Dominick’s South Tampa wedding featured vibrant flora in shades of pink and orange, a waterfront garden ceremony, elegant metallic gold accents, and global cuisine in honor of their cultural roots. “Our wedding theme was a mix of botanical/garden and traditional. Since we were having a garden wedding, I wanted to incorporate vibrant, rich...

Organic St. Pete Beach Destination Garden Wedding | Postcard Inn

Lindsay and John’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding featured an outdoor garden ceremony with a geometric wooden arch, a white reception with dinner under the stars, and some fashionable accessories including black leather jacket and matching hats. “I really liked the idea of a warm-weather beachy wedding but I didn’t want the wind and the...

Navy Blue and Dusty Rose Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

Morgan and Seth’s waterfront Tampa wedding boasted neutral greenery and flora, a soft and romantic color palette, and sweeping views of Tampa Bay. “We chose a relaxed, laid-back, and minimalist boat theme,” the bride shared. “We chose our favorite colors, navy blue and dusty rose, fun flower bouquets fitting my personality, and incorporated the water...

Classic Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

Ashley and David’s downtown St. Pete garden wedding featured an elegant outdoor evening with a whimsical flair. Neon lighting, delicate ivory with greenery floral arrangements, and luxurious gold décor created a sophisticated spin on a secret garden-inspired aesthetic. “I am more of a classic, modern, and minimalist. I knew from the get-go I didn’t want...

Elegant White and Gold Clearwater Beach Wedding | The Sandpearl

Morgan and Rick’s Clearwater Beach wedding brought all of their favorite loved ones to the breezy beaches of Tampa Bay for a cross-country celebration after a year of shut-downs and setbacks. Luxurious shades of white and gold complemented the natural greenery of Florida to create an elegant aesthetic. “We are both very traditional, and some...

Rustic, Backyard Myakka Wedding with A Unique Love Story

Angela and Gary’s rustic backyard Sarasota wedding featured romantic shades of pink, the bride’s favorite peony and ranunculus flowers, and a true cause for celebration with their 300 closest friends and family members. “We wanted an outdoor country-themed wedding. We had the perfect place to have it, and it was very fitting for where we...

Elegant Champagne and Burgundy Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Bianca and Edgar’s elegant downtown St. Pete wedding boasted dramatic red and cream flora, sparkling champagne accents, an emotional first look, and lively Spanish music in honor of the couple’s heritage. “The theme for our wedding was elegant romance. We wanted an intimate romantic wedding,” the bride shared. “The colors were champagne and burgundy. Since...

Popular Wedding Dates Still Available | 2021

Typically Tampa Bay wedding venues and vendors are booked solid for weekend dates and Spring and Fall 2021, which are also known as “Florida’s wedding season.” However, with couples rescheduling and moving dates around due to COVID-19, prime wedding dates that are normally reserved months in advance have opened up! Discover which popular wedding dates...

Modern Ombré Rainbow Pride Wedding Inspiration | Hotel Alba

Throughout the month of June, the region of Tampa Bay celebrates equality and inclusivity with our world-famous Pride parades, and on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. To celebrate this equality milestone, wedding planner Stephany Perry Events designed a whimiscal wedding inspiration shoot that showcased the iconic red, orange, yellow, green, blue,...

Rustic Copper and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

Janessa and Ryan’s downtown St. Pete wedding combined natural greenery and wood elements with fiery copper details that complemented the open-air balcony and exposed brick walls of their historic venue. “We chose a slightly rustic, farmhouse yet minimalistic design to make guests pay more attention to those around them,” the bride shared. “I picked shades...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Choosing a Wedding Photo Booth

Over the past decade, photo booths have evolved to become the life of the party, especially with the continuing growth of our social media culture. They provide guests the spotlight throughout the night, create amazing Instagram-worthy photos and videos, make for amazing party favors, and leave your guests with memories they can cherish forever. As...

Classic Navy, White, and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

Kate and Edwin’s South Tampa wedding featured an elegant evening with a traditional white and gold color palette and pops of navy and grey. After the personalized vow ceremony, guests were treated to a delicious meal, and an ultimate dance party reception that covered every musical genre the couple loved. “The inspiration for our wedding...

Modern Peach and Pink Sarasota Beach Wedding | Longboat Key Club

Rachel and Valdi’s Sarasota beach wedding featured a soft palette of peach, pink, and coral, modern acrylic accents, and a surprise rainstorm. “I chose shades of light pinks, champagne, white, and a few pops of coral. I looked at a lot of florists’ past wedding pictures and that’s what I gravitated to,” the bride shared....

Styled with Love “To Have and to Gold” by Megan Pinckney Rutherford | Bellwether Beach Resort

Influencers are a go-to for viewing the latest trends and picture-perfect designs, and now you can have an Insta-worthy wedding curated by some of your favorite lifestyle tastemakers. St. Pete Beach’s newest wedding venue and resort Bellwether Beach Resort has launched their Styled with Love program, collaboration fashion-savvy Instagrammers, a wedding influencer (us!), and an...

Modern Old Florida St. Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar

Maude and Kasey’s St. Pete Beach wedding featured soft shades of pinks and greens, tropical-bohemian details, a mimosa bar cocktail hour, and a brunch menu fit for a foodie. “Our theme and overall vibe were Old Florida meets modern, organic romance. We opted for colors and elements that brought out the natural beauty of the...

White and Champagne Outdoor Tented Sarasota Wedding | Bay Preserve at Osprey

Kelly and Matt’s destination waterfront Sarasota wedding featured an elegant reflection of Florida’s natural elements paired with a luxurious ambiance under a Sperry Tent with vintage market-string lighting. The bride and groom designed a wedding weekend that included amazing live entertainment, a cigar roller, and a firework grand finale. “The theme of our wedding was...

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BELLWETHER BEACH RESORT

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The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

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Red Mesa Events

Lifelong Photography Studio

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Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

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Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Limelight Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

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UNIQUE Weddings & Events

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Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

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Longboat Key Club

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Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

Hotel Alba

PARADISE SPRING

Paradise Spring | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Private Estate

LAKE LODGE

The Lake Lodge Wedding Venue | Lake Thonotosassa Tampa Area Wedding Venue

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Elope Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Lynn’s Catering

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Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

ADORE BRIDAL

Lifelong Photography Studio | The Current | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

Grant Hemond and Associates | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ

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St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

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