Intimate Destination Florida Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Aimee and William’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding provided a getaway experience for their 38 closest friends and family amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Although they had originally scheduled to get married in March, the couple postponed to a summer date. “We decided to move forward with our wedding date because we honestly just didn’t want to...

Popular Wedding Dates Still Available | Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Typically Tampa Bay wedding venues and vendors are booked solid for weekend dates in October, November, and Spring 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...

Destination Florida COVID-19 Beach Elopement | Indian Rocks Beach

Kelly and Matt considered canceling their Florida destination elopement in Indian Rocks Beach due to the threat of COVID-19, but ultimately decided to move forward with their intimate guestless wedding. “We made the choice to continue our plans since there was little to no cases in Florida at the time. We had a small gathering...

Intimate At-Home COVID-19 Wedding

Jessica and Tyrone’s intimate Tampa Bay wedding was made possible by their family and friends who surrounded them in love during a stressful summer. While the couple’s original wedding plans were changed, there were many welcomed surprises, including a surprise drive-by parade. “COVID changed the entire trajectory of our wedding. Initially, we were going to...

Elegant Pink Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Marriott Water Street

Melissa and Daniel’s traditional downtown Tampa wedding was planned, postponed, and then changed a third time, all due to the COVID pandemic. However, the Tampa couple took it in stride and were able to host a stunning socially-distanced wedding for their reduced guest list of 170 friends and family. “COVID presented many challenges during the...

Intimate Waterfront St. Pete Elopement | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Shannon and Cammarn’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding vow renewal featured an intimate afternoon that allowed the newlyweds to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other. Reminiscing on the memories from their first wedding, the bride and groom decided to renew their vows in a way they could cherish forever. “We chose to do a...

Luxurious Pink and Gold Sarasota Courtyard Wedding | Ringling Museum

Alison and D’Marco’s luxurious Sarasota wedding was a modern-day fairytale set in the heart of one of Florida’s most iconic stages. The Venetian inspired venue and courtyard were embellished with blush pink and ivory florals that paired with romantic outdoor lighting. “I wanted a wedding that whisked people away by its beauty when they walked...

Whimsical Downtown Tampa Pink Ombre and Greenery Wedding | CAVU

Rashida and Ryan’s whimsical downtown Tampa wedding was the embodiment of their personalities with nods to their tastes in music, love of plants, and modern styles. The Channel District couple chose a floral palette featuring an ombre of pink and green shades to reflect the bride’s favorite hues and the fact that she is a...

Intimate Blue Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Victoria and Brandon’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding was a beachfront celebration that even COVID-19 couldn’t hold back. The San Antonio, Texas bride and groom originally planned a wedding for earlier in the year, but due COVID-19 pushed their date back into the summer. “Our original date was April 25, 2020, but we had to move...

Green and White Boho-Chic Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Allie and Alfred’s downtown Tampa wedding was a whimsical evening that perfectly complemented the couple’s unique sense of style with the eccentric aesthetic of downtown. The waterfront Tampa wedding ceremony took place at sunset and was followed by an enchanting indoor reception filled with luxurious florals, an epic dance party, and a breathtaking view of...

All-Inclusive “Pop Up” Microwedding $2,500 | Real Wedding Experience October 17-18, 2020

Do you want the full experience of a thoughtfully curated wedding without added stress (and price tag) of planning one? Tampa Bay wedding planner Taylored Affairs is hosting a “Pop-Up Microwedding” experience for couples and up to 35 guests October 17-18, 2020 at Love Lock Ranch in Wimauma, Florida. This isn’t a bridal show, it’s...

Sage Green and Grey Rustic Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm

Ciara and Colin’s rustic-inspired Dade City wedding was a gorgeous affair filled with elegant florals, southern charm, and the couple’s five dogs who accompanied the wedding party as they walked down the aisle. The outdoor event centered around the bride and groom’s Christian faith and the bonding of their two families. “We love rustic and...

Timeless Blush, Ivory and Gold Tampa Waterfront Wedding | The Rusty Pelican

Samantha and Matthew’s waterfront Tampa wedding exhibited an elegant vibe, with greenery and soft colors adorning their church ceremony and seaside reception at The Rusty Pelican. “Our colors were blush, ivory, and gold with a lot of greenery,” the bride beamed. “We wanted the room to have a romantic, elegant feel and the wedding to...

Romantic Outdoor Waterfront Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

Danielle and Malik’s South Tampa wedding featured an outdoor garden ceremony overlooking one of the most iconic backdrops in Tampa Bay. The Houston couple channeled a chic and romantic style for their celebration and were beyond grateful to be able to celebrate with 150 of their favorite people mere weeks before Coronavirus changed the world....

Romantic Blue and Green Outdoor Courtyard Wedding | Ybor City State Museum

Molly and Ahmy’s romantic Ybor City wedding featured an outdoor ceremony and tented reception, wooden decor elements, and natural hues of greens and blues with pops of citrus accents. The Tampa couple was fortunate to host 150 of their closest friends and family, just before the onset of COVID-19, in a beautiful and historic outdoor...

Luxurious White, Modern, and Romantic Sarasota Garden Wedding | Ringling Museum

Stephanie and Saxon’s luxurious Sarasota wedding featured a breathtaking first look over the Sarasota Bay, a private vow exchange, and an enchanting garden courtyard reception at one of the most historic venues in the Sunshine State. “We chose Sarasota to get married in after a visit to our venue; it took our breath away! The...

Burgundy and Green Boho-Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Ivy and Michael’s boho-inspired Tampa Heights wedding combined lush foliage and floral with heirloom decor that showcased the bride and groom’s intrinsic taste and sentiment. To complement the fall season, the pair chose a color palette of rich red hues and natural greens that would pop against the historic brick architecture of their wedding venue....

Vibrant Burgundy and Pink Rustic Plant City Wedding | Wishing Well Barn

Jordyn and Cameron’s vibrant Plant City wedding incorporated flora-focused decor with rustic charm. The outdoorsy couple embraced a natural theme they titled “Let Love Grow” and incorporated garden details throughout the celebration, as well as a romantic color palette of mixed shades of pinks and reds reflective of the season. “Our wedding colors were burgundy,...

Whimsical Purple Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Sarah and Mark’s bespoke downtown St. Pete wedding was filled with personal touches that narrated their love story through stationery, food, and decor. From the five-course guided meal with wine pairings to the old world charm of the reception tablescapes, each element was thoughtfully and creatively crafted to take their 75 guests on a symbolic...

Intimate Treasure Island Destination Wedding | St. Petersburg Lions Club

Amber and Ryan’s intimate Treasure Island destination wedding featured ocean views, a classic blush and navy color scheme, and a handful of their closest friends and family.  Looking at their photos, you’d never guess that thanks to the global pandemic they were forced to come up with a “Plan B” just two weeks before the...

Romantic Pink and Burgundy Sarasota Destination Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Chevonne and Vaughn’s destination Sarasota wedding was a magical evening that brought the couple’s family and friends to a private estate decorated in sparkling lights and romantic florals. Our wedding design and colors were inspired by a beautiful bouquet I’d seen online. That bouquet became the foundation for our color and floral design. I chose...

Whimsical Meets Rustic Citrus Inspired Wedding | The Edison Barn

Inspired by Florida’s signature citrus, this whimsical meets rustic wedding inspiration shoot will brighten any couple’s day with its joyful vibes and vibrant colors. Channeling local orange groves and the surrounding rustic atmosphere, the wedding decor incorporated citric nods all throughout the details of the day. “The theme for this styled shoot was tropical citrus,...

Coastal Blue and Yellow Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

Elizabeth and Jack’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured a relaxed, yet elegant vibe with a yellow and blue color palette and nautical elements centered around oysters. “We went for a coastal feel with oysters being our design inspiration. While Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, my husband is more...

Romantic Rooftop Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Meera and Mickey’s colorful destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured the groom arriving on a white horse, stunning rooftop ceremony, and a first dance straight from the movies. To complement their venue’s distinct rooftop space and beach backdrop, the Indian bride and groom opted for romantic ceremony decor followed by a sophisticated reception. “We opted for...

Expert Advice: Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Insurance + Hurricane Season

  Hurricane season has been active this year, with nine named storms in just two months. With flooding, damage, and cancellations from Hurricane Dorian still fresh in our minds, we wanted to learn more about how couples can protect their wedding investment, so we reached out the wedding insurance experts at Wedding Protector Plan. Hurricane...

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