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...

13 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Planning a wedding can rekindle the connection with your father (or father figure). He plays an important role from walking you down the aisle to sharing a special dance during the reception to giving a hopefully not to embarrassing toast. From the traditional father to the dad who may live far away and everyone in between,...

Burgundy and Black Winter Inspired South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

Maiken and Kevin’s South Tampa wedding combined a romantic palette of pinks and reds, unique flora, and a historic event venue. The Tampa couple originally planned a local celebration for 200 guests but decided to host an intimate affair for 48 of their closest friends and family due to COVID-19. “We incorporated burgundy, blush, and...

Expert Advice: The Difference Between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator

One of the best investments you can make for your wedding day is hiring a wedding planner. The couples whom we feature always say how vital their planner was in executing their vision, and making the day even more enjoyable so that they nor their family had to worry about a thing. But do you...

Whimsical Citrus Inspired Garden Wedding | Sarasota Garden Club

Florida is the epitome of sunshine, crashing waves, sandy beaches, and sunsets. Claire Boren, Assistant Planner and Detail Coordinator with Jennifer Matteo Event Planning shared how her team combined Florida’s most authentic aesthetic to create a citrus-themed wedding inspiration shoot. “The theme of this shoot was light, airy, and fruity! As trends come and go, we...

Sage and Ivory Tropical St. Pete Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

Hannah and Nick’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding featured a coastal vibe and natural table settings set against the glistening waters of Tampa Bay. The St. Pete Beach bride and groom wanted to showcase the surrounding landscape for their 95 guests by choosing minimal décor to highlight the bayside backdrop. “Our theme and inspiration were tropical...

Save on Tickets to the “Big Fake Wedding” | June 10, 2021

Do you miss getting dressed up? Do you miss going to events? Are you ready to celebrate planning your wedding? The Big Fake {Micro} Wedding is coming to town on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The Big Fake Wedding is not your typical Tampa Bay bridal show. It is a wedding show alternative complete with a meaningful ceremony, signature drinks, and a socially...

Burgundy and Gold Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Courtney and Matthew’s downtown St. Pete wedding embodied a celebratory weekend featuring an outdoor bamboo garden ceremony, industrial touches, and live music courtesy of the groom. “Matthew and I knew from the very beginning we wanted to write our own vows. We wanted to be able to tell our story and speak to each other...

Vibrant, Retro 70’s South Tampa Wedding Inspiration | The Orlo

Embodying a groovy kind of love, this wedding inspiration shoot set at a historic South Tampa wedding venue featured a daring combination of both muted and bright colors, vibrant flora, and a mixture of textures from golden brass to velvet to mosaic patterns. “We were going with a 70’s color palette and wanted to recreate...

Tropical Pineapple Inspired Waterfront Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

Maddie and Alex’s vibrant Tampa yacht extravaganza of a wedding featured variations of pink through blush, coral, and even muted fuchsia, lots of florals, and even more pineapples. “I saw a picture on Yacht Starship’s Instagram that had pineapples on the table, and after that, I was completely pineapple obsessed! We tried to incorporate our...

Expert Advice: What to Know About Planning a Summer Wedding in Florida

Choosing a date is one of the most important things you’ll do during the planning process for your Tampa Bay wedding. While summer is often an ideal time to get married in more northern parts of the country, the same considerations don’t apply to Florida weddings. “Florida is hot in the summer, like chill out...

Tropical Pink and Rose Gold Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Adriana and Michael’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured tropical touches through the florals, sunset beach backdrop, and colorful décor accents. Hues of pinks and rose gold with touches of greenery made for a classic but vibrant aesthetic. The Chicago area couple embraced the Florida lifestyle and highlighted what Tampa Bay is best known for. “The...

Luxurious Classic Outdoor Wedding | The Concession Golf Club

Nestled amongst the history of Old Florida, parks, and preserves is a secret gem of a wedding venue in Bradenton, Florida, just south of Tampa Bay and north of Sarasota. Known as one of the best private golf courses in the state, The Concession Golf Club boasts a beautifully serene backdrop for luxurious weddings and...

Green and Orange Plant City Wedding | Florida Rustic Barn Wedding

Kelly and James’ rustic Plant City wedding and featured wood details, copper-hued flora, natural greenery, and a grand exit through a tunnel of sparklers. “I would describe our wedding style as more of a rustic wedding that had a beautiful barn mixed with nature-inspired elements. It was very open and outdoorsy which was great due...

Organic Meets Modern Opposites Attract Wedding Inspiration: Midtown Aloft-Element

Located in the heart of Midtown Tampa, Aloft/Element Midtown brings a new cosmopolitan flair to the city’s hottest new destination district. Centrally located between Westshore and Downtown, this new central neighborhood has added contemporary energy to Tampa. The dual-branded property creates a unique opportunity for couples to showcase their individual personalities in one location. With...

Vibrant Moroccan-Inspired Downtown Tampa | Rooftop 220

Shannon and Jeff’s Tampa Heights rooftop wedding featured an intimate setting of vibrant colors, modern elements and punches of citrus. “I love Moroccan colors. I’ve always been drawn to Moroccan-inspired designs and colors.” the bride shared. “We had lots of bright colors, pinks, oranges, green velvet, and gold. Having originally planned a larger event prior...

Styled with Love: “Something Bleu” by McKenna Bleu | Bellwether Beach Resort

Do you want a stylish wedding, but don’t have the time to plan or are overwhelmed by unlimited designs on your Instagram feed? St. Pete Beach’s newest wedding venue has a solution. Bellwether Beach Resort created “Styled with Love” which features curated wedding designs from chic Instagram influencers making your wedding beautiful and effortless. The...

Best Industrial Wedding Venues in Tampa Bay

One of the hottest trends for Tampa Bay wedding venues is a reception space with industrial vibes. The unexpected architectural detail adds a component of texture and charm to enhance the ambiance of your event. If you’re searching for one of these unique locations, then you’ll fall in love with our favorite industrial wedding venues. NOVA 535...

Vibrant, Tropical South Tampa Beach Wedding | Salt Shack on the Bay

What happens when you combine a modern wedding aesthetic with upbeat tropical notes? The results are romantic natural elements with pops of gold, green, and pink. “Our theme was modern tropical, inspired by Tampa Bay and the lush tropical nature in the area. We incorporated natural elements with wooden tables and chairs and added pops...

Orange and Marigold Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration | Tampa Garden Club

With couples embracing unique themes and personalized details for their wedding celebrations, the Tampa Garden Club hosted a mid-century modern inspired photoshoot, harkening back to its founding year of 1964. Drawing cues from the decade’s popular fashion, color palette, and minimalist-meets-futuristic styling, this wedding inspiration included an elevated interpretation of the bygone era. “The theme...

Intimate Dusty Blue and Soft Pink Backyard Tampa Wedding

Rachel and Leo’s intimate Tampa backyard wedding was adorned in rustic touches and floral details. With an atmosphere of farmhouse elegance from the comfort of their home, the bride and groom incorporated colors surrounding the arrival of their baby boy which was a unique and personal touch. “We live in Riverview and chose our backyard...

Star Wars Wedding Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

Just a short time ago, in a galaxy not too far away, Olivia and Chris’ Star Wars-inspired Tampa Heights wedding wowed their guests with starlit walls, shades of blue and gold geometric details, and out-of-this-world towering centerpieces. “My inspiration for the wedding design came from the vibes of our venue, industrial but classy and elegant,”...

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

NOVA 535

NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

ALOFT/ ELEMENT TAMPA MIDTOWN

Organic Boho Modern White and Brown Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Flowers with Peach Roses, Gold Leaves, Feathers, and Ghost Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Monarch Events | Planner and Designer UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Venue Aloft/Element Midtown | Photographer and Videographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Rentals A Chair Affair

BELLWETHER BEACH RESORT

St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Bellwether Beach Resort Aerial View

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

Modern Dramatic Unique Asymmetrical Red Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Ranunculus Tulips Protea Roses Anemone and Amaryllis | Dewitt for Love Photography

LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Limelight Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Portrait Under Whimsical and Lush Circular Floral Arch with Pampas Grass, White and Blush Pink Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bride in Full Length Veil | Tampa Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Wedding Hair Femme Akoi | Waterfront Wedding Venue Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Coastal Coordinating

UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

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

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Luxe Light Images

Gulf Beach Weddings

Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

eventfull weddings

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

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

breezin' entertainment

St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

outside the box

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cheers in front of Champagne Wall, Greenery Boxwood Bubbly Wall Rental, Bride Holding Vibrant Jewel Toned Floral Bouquet with Bright Pink Roses, Ivory, Purple, and Blue Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | South Tampa Outside The Box Event Rentals