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Treasure Island Beach Wedding | Sunset Beach House Wedding

Katelyn and Michael’s Treasure Island beach wedding featured an elegant waterfront ceremony with soft tones of blue and gold to complement their ocean inspired theme.

The Bradenton couple kept their guests in mind when selecting a wedding location that could serve as a beach vacation, and include their adorable Goldendoodle, Rufus.

“We wanted our wedding to be local and for our family and friends to have the opportunity to visit us,” Katelyn explained. “Michael and I wanted to keep the focus on us, celebrating the marriage and each other being happy. Through that our guests could join in the celebration of our love for one another.

To assist with decisions and guide the their wedding day, the couple hired Tampa Bay wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning.

“We are a couple who did not have the time to do some of the research we would have liked to for vendors and pricing. Special Moments Event Planning helped guide us to the right vendors to meet our needs,” the bride explained. ‘Tammy has a vendor connection to meet every need and they are all the best of the best. She was able to keep us on track every step of the way. We were happy and stress free throughout the entire planning process!”

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To keep her wedding day beauty look natural but glam, the bride hired hair and makeup artist Michele Renee The Studio.

Michele Renee The Studio helped me stay true to who I am by doing a simple but beautiful hair and makeup service the day of my wedding. They listened to every request I had, and I felt like a bride!” Katelyn gushed.

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Looking back, the bride’s most memorable moments involved the time she shared with her new husband.

“Michael and I do not get much time together with him being in medical school. What was special about our wedding was that we did not leave each other’s side the entire night. We took time throughout the night to take a step back and take it all in. It was one of the best nights of our lives,” Katelyn reminisced.

Bridal Jewelry: Engagement and Wedding Ring Portrait on Monogram Ring Dish Holder

Bride Getting Ready Accessories | Sparkle Rhinestone Sandals and Wedding Day Perfume with Diamond Earrings

Sweetheart Sheath Wedding Dress by Designer Leanne Marshall, Samantha Gown

Bridal Getting Ready with Bridesmaids Cocktails. Sangria

Bridal Wedding Portrait in Sweetheart Leanne Marshall Wedding Dress | St. Petersburg Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

What was your wedding day beauty inspiration?
Michele Renee The Studio helped me stay true to who I am by doing a simple but beautiful hair and makeup service the day of my wedding. They listened to every request I had, and I felt like a bride.

Contact Michele Renee The Studio

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Dark Blue Azazie Bridesmaids Dress with Ivory Bouquet of Flowers with Greenery | St. Petersburg Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee The Studio

Groomsmen in Navy Suits Wedding Portrait

Beach Gold and White Wedding Ceremony Sign with White and Gold Lanterns | White Folding Chairs Coast to Coast Event Rental

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How would you describe your theme?
We wanted to incorporate our elegant taste and our love of the ocean. Michael and I wanted to keep the focus on us, celebrating the marriage and each other being happy. Through that our guests could join in the celebration of our love for one another.

What were your colors?
White with some tones of blue and gold.

Outdoor Florida Wedding Ceremony Arch Floral Decor with Ivory Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery

Groom in Navy Suite with Goldendoodle Dog at Beachfront Wedding Ceremony

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride Walking Down Aisle with Father Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom First Kiss Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

The Proposal:
Michael and I went on a walk with our dog Rufus the day after Christmas in Minnesota. We were walking through the snow, and I began to see rose petals. There was a ring of rose petals where Michael got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Pet Goldendoodle | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Pet Goldendoodle | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Rings | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Ivory and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted someone who was down to earth and would capture moments that we may miss or not think to capture.

Contact Grind and Press Photography

Ashley of Grind & Press Photography did that for us. We felt comfortable to be ourselves. She was able to capture our special day perfectly.

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Rustic Ivory Roses, Peonies and Anemone Flowers with Greenery Bridal Wedding Bouquet | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Florida Outdoor, Waterfront Wedding Reception at Sunset on Treasure Island | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Black and Gold Wedding Reception Welcome Sign | Wedding Reception Decor and Inspiration

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We are a couple who did not have the time to do some of the research we would have liked to for vendors and pricing.

Special Moments Event Planning helped guide us to the right vendors to meet our needs. We found many of our wedding vendors through our planner. Tammy has a vendor connection to meet every need and they are all the best of the best. She was able to keep us on track every step of the way. We were happy and stress free throughout the entire planning process!

Florida Outdoor, Waterfront Wedding Reception on Treasure Island | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography | St Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Cafe Lighting by Nature Coast Event Services

Ivory Roses and Greenery Wedding Centerpiece Flowers with Tealight Candles in Gold Mercury Glass Candle Holders with Gold Framed Table Numbers

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We wanted a wedding DJ who we felt listened and considered our list of desired music.

Contact Nature Coast Entertainment

Nature Coast Entertainment Services played all of our desired music and helped our guests have a wonderful time.

Florida Outdoor, Waterfront Bride and Groom First Dance on Treasure Island | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography | St Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Cafe Lighting by Nature Coast Event Services

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Make sure you do your research and know your budget before you begin the planning process. Our wedding planner helped us stay on track with our budget.

Stay focused about celebrating the marriage. We truly enjoyed the planning, the weekend and the day of. We will be able to remember and cherish that day forever.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Sunset Beach House in Treasure Island
Photographer: Grind & Press Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Planner: Special Moments Event Planning – Tammy Waterman *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers
Caterer & Cake: Chives Catering
Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals
DJ & Lighting: Nature Coast Entertainment Services *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Georgia Mckeown
Invitations: Vistaprint
Transportation: Luxor Limos
Dress: Leanne Marshall, Samantha Gown
Suit Shop: Indochino
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Dog Trainer: Dog World Sarasota
Valet Service: Rob’s Valet Services
Signage: Tampa Calligraphy




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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).

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