All-Inclusive “Pop Up” Microwedding $4,500 | Real Wedding Experience 2021

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 “Pop-Up Microwedding” experiences for couples and their guests on Saturday, May 8th at The West Events in Madeira Beach and Saturday, June 12th at White Rock Canon...

Modern Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding | The Karol

What happens when you combine one of the most celebrated days of love with a chic new St. Petersburg wedding venue? A dramatic wedding inspiration shoot filled with color and uniqueness. “My inspiration for the shoot was everything we think of when we think of Valentine’s Day, flowers, chocolate hearts, champagne, strawberries, and love,” Tampa...

Tampa Garden Club Wedding Open House | March 28, 2021

Preview the newly renovated outdoor garden ceremony site at the Tampa Garden Club Wedding Open House on Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 1-4 p.m. The picturesque South Tampa wedding venue features private lush gardens just steps from iconic Bayshore Boulevard. The Grand Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Bay and can seat up...

Pink and Orange Citrus Florida Inspired Wedding | Tampa River Center

Gentry and Rob’s downtown Tampa wedding included two celebrations; an intimate 30-guest affair followed by a citrus-colored “Florida” themed wedding for 100. “For the backyard celebration, we wanted ‘simple and southern’ as we wanted to make the focus of the day the vows we were making, our promises to each other, and the love of...

Pink and Gold Indian Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Kruti and Nishant’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding brought bright and colorful Indian traditions to the white sands of Tampa Bay. Taking a cue from the surrounding landscape, the bride chose a color palette that complimented her tropical surroundings. “I chose pink, coral, and gold colors. I chose these colors because they looked amazing with the...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Hiring a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

What Should Brides Know about Choosing a Hair and Makeup Artist (HMUA)? “Do your research and make sure you love the pictures on their social media and website. Do the styles and brides that they have featured match your style? If the answer is yes, then that artist could be worth it!” -Christine Wheaton, owner...

Modern, Romantic Burgundy South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House

Emily and Ashe’s chic South Tampa wedding featured a romantic color palette in shades of red and peach with a clean and modern edge. Their contemporary space was transformed with an abundance of greenery and flora in shades of coral and burgundy to soften the space. “Our colors were gold and white with accents of...

Romantic Gold and Greenery Southern Charm Inspired Wedding | The Orlo

South Tampa is desired wedding location because of its warmth and charm that offers a familiar southern hospitality ambiance. Riley Gersch, lead planner and owner of Elegant Affairs by Design, dreamt of creating a wedding inspiration shoot that showcased the timelessness of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood with a classic elegance that incorporated archetypal accents....

Expert Advice: A Guide to Hiring a Wedding Planner

I was recently speaking to a newly engaged couple, and they asked me what advice I had for them. I told them what I tell EVERY couple…hire a seasoned wedding planner. Hands down, there is no better investment you can make for your wedding. “Hiring a wedding planner can relieve stress, provide options, create a...

Elegant Neutral South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

Caroline and Anthony’s destination South Tampa wedding combined family tradition with elegant simplicity in the heart of the groom’s hometown of Tampa. The couple embraced the opportunity to celebrate with 30 of their closest friends and family despite COVID-19, and the result was an intimate affair surrounded by the people they love the most. “We...

Burgundy and Gold Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding | Red Mesa Events

Laura and Bryan’s downtown St. Pete wedding was an intimate evening featuring a rooftop ceremony overlooking the city followed by a romantic botanical-inspired reception. “Getting married in January, I chose a palette of burgundy and gold with pops of red, deep plum, and lots of greenery. It wasn’t until our invitations arrived that I realized...

Intimate St. Pete Beach Rooftop Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Kati and Kendall’s rooftop St. Pete Beach wedding was a dream come true. After entering a “MiniMony” wedding giveaway, the Palm Harbor bride and groom were touched to learn they had been selected as the winners of a pre-planned 90-minute micro-wedding. “Our amazing wedding planner, Jillian owner of Perfecting the Plan, took care of every...

White and Green Waterfront South Tampa Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

Jordi and Matt’s waterfront South Tampa wedding featured a neutral color palette, lush greenery, and a few nods to their mutual love of travel. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by an alfresco dinner and dancing overlooking a waterfront marina. “We always dreamed of an outdoor reception. We loved the idea...

Free Tickets to The Lux Wedding Experience Presented by The Clearwater Marine Aquarium | Sunday, February 28, 2021

Be one of the first to preview Clearwater’s newest and most unique wedding venue, the newly renovated ballroom at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at The Lux Wedding Experience on Sunday, February 28, 2021, from Noon-4 p.m. sponsored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Publix, Celebrations 24, Epic Events by Booth, and Xpress Urself Media. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres...

Vibrant Pink and Gold Fairytale Wedding | The Don CeSar

Ashli and Greg’s St. Pete Beach destination wedding featured a fairytale weekend filled with romance, love, and happily-ever-afters. The Chicago bride and groom selected shades of pinks with pops of gold to complement Florida’s most iconic beachfront resort. “Since I lived in Florida until I was 10, I grew up regularly going to Disney World. We...

Burgundy and Gold Sunflower Inspired Rustic Wedding | Cross Creek Ranch

Jenna and Michael’s rustic Tampa Bay wedding incorporated rich autumnal shades and the bride’s favorite bloom, sunflowers, for a colorful and cheery outdoor celebration. The North Port couple hosted 80 of their closest friends and family at a sprawling farmstead in Dover, Florida, exchanging vows amidst mossy oak trees before dining and dancing beneath twinkling...

6 Best Wedding Venues in Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa is home to an abundance of unique wedding venues and hotels, with stunning water views, historic buildings and hotel ballrooms that can host over 1,000 wedding guests. Whether you want a modern, city vibe or a classic traditional space, here are our seven favorite downtown Tampa wedding venues. The Vault Chock-full of original...

8 Tampa Bay Venues Offering Intimate Wedding Packages

NOVA 535: Located in downtown St. Pete, NOVA 535 features a two-story event space with 16-foot ceilings, exposed original rafters, clay brick walls, Brazilian hardwood floors, and a double wrought iron staircase. The unique wedding venue’s enclosed outdoor courtyard features a 30-foot tall bamboo garden for privacy while providing a romantic setting for up to...

Tropical Hawaiian-Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding | Opal Sands Resort

Jennifer and Nathan’s Clearwater Beach wedding featured a tropical-inspired paradise filled with elegance. The bride and groom envisioned a wedding ceremony filled with friends, fellowship, and festivity that centered around the symbolism of Hawaiian-leis and pineapples. “The theme for our was wedding was tropical elegance with lots of Hawaiian inspiration! My family has spent several...

Elegant Gold and Merlot Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

AnneMarie and Ben’s jewel-toned autumn wedding took place 42 stories over the scenic downtown Tampa skyline. The South Tampa bride and groom wanted to showcase the town they love by providing their 70 guests an unforgettable dinner experience with bird’s eye views of the city. “Our wedding was warm and inviting, but also elegant and...

Modern Boho Neutral Intimate Wedding Shoot

During COVID, at-home weddings evolved from a simple backyard affair to themed and personalized events. Luxury wedding planner and designer John Campbell, owner of John Campbell Weddings, showcased how to elevate an intimate wedding with contemporary meetings traditional details. “With the trend of at-home weddings growing exponentially, I wanted to show that couples have the...

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