Blue and White Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

 

Brides Who Brunch Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Planning Show - Sunday, April 15, 2018 Hilary and Patrick’s waterfront St. Pete wedding was inspired by their love for the ocean. The blue hues featured throughout their wedding day brought together the organic and ethereal design inspiration that they had always dreamed of.

“We live in Ocala and chose to have the wedding in the Tampa area because our guests were coming from all over the U.S. and abroad. We wanted an area that showed off Florida’s best aspects: water, beaches, downtown night life and St.Pete delivered,” the bride shared.

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Nestled amidst the mangroves and under the driftwood arches accented by beautiful florals, the bride and groom were effortlessly photographed by Tampa Bay wedding photographer Lifelong Photography Studio. From the ombre blue bridesmaids dresses flowing in the wind, to the perfect Florida weather, Lifelong captured every moment and detail in between.

“This organic, and gorgeous wedding reconfirmed our love for shooting beach inspired weddings in our beautiful state of Florida!” the Lifelong team gushed.

“Lifelong did a great job as our photographer!” Hilary added.

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The bride focused on all aspects of her big day, including a light romantic bridal makeup look that complemented the waterfront setting.

“There wasn’t anything that was unimportant, as it was our wedding day!” Hilary shared. “I was happy with my wedding beauty look created by LDM Beauty Group (formerly known as Lindsay Does Makeup).

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished memories included a fun surprise by her brother.

“My favorite moments were my brother in his Marine dress blues sabering a bottle of champagne, a great speech by the best man, and guests from around the globe.”

Grooms Wedding Details with Monogramed Handkerchief, Brown Leather Shoes, and Blue Polka Dot Tie

Three Diamond Wedding Ring

Lace Illusion Column Wedding Dress on Hanger

Outdoor Bridal Portrait wearing Lace Neckline Column Wedding Dress with White and Greenery Bouquet with Thistle and Succulents | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

The Proposal:
We were visiting the Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens in Williston, FL. We were in a gazebo when Pat proposed. Another visitor just happened to be walking by and snapped a picture to capture the moment.

Outdoor Porch Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Lace Open Back Mermaid Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Match V Back Shades of Blue Lulus Dresses, With BLush, White, and Greenery Bouquets | St Pete Wedding Photographer Life Long Studios Photography | Venue Tampa Bay Watch

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor Details with Organic Driftwood with Blush Pink and White Roses with Natural Greenery, Folding Chairs with Blue Glass Bottles Tied with Twine and White Florals

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Organic Driftwood Arch with Blush Pink and White Roses and Natural Greenery | Venue Tampa Bay Watch

Outdoor Bridesmaid Portrait with Belted Blue Lulus Dress, Blue Glass Bottle with Twine and Greenery and White Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Life Long Studios Photography

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Pete Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait with White Folding Chairs, Bridesmaids in Blue Ombre Dresses, Natural Driftwood Arch | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Pete Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
We wrote our own vows, it was outside by the water, the food was fabulous and there was lots of dancing under the stars.

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Organic Driftwood Arch with White Rose and Natural Greenery Florals, Bride in Lace Open Back Column Dress with Train | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Organic Driftwood Arch with White Rose and Natural Greenery Florals, Bride in Lace Open Back Column Dress with Train | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Someone who took the time to get to know us and what we liked.

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Lifelong Photography Studio did such a great job as our photographer!

Outdoor Porch Wedding Portrait with White Rose and Natural Greenery Bouquet, Bride in Lace Column Dress | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Porch Wedding Portrait with White Rose and Natural Greenery Bouquet | Venue Tampa Bay Watch | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait with White Rose and Natural Greenery Bouquet, Bride in Lace Dress | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Hair and Makeup Lindsay Does Makeup LDM Beauty Group

 

Outdoor Beach Garden Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Dress | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Beach Wedding Reception Decor Details String Light Edison Bulbs

Outdoor Garden Wedding First Dance Portrait with String Lights, Bride in Open Back Lace Dress | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Ocean Inspired Blue Wedding Reception Low Birchwood, Blush Rose and Organic Greenery in Wooden Box Centerpiece with Aquatic Blue Printed Paper Table Number, Blue Napkins on Silver Chargers

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Reception Round White Single TIer Wedding Cake with Blue and Pink Florals with THistle and Greenery on Tall Silver Cakes Stand

 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Check out Tampa Bay Watch and hire Winsor Event Studio! We dubbed Christi the “Excel Spreadsheet Queen!”

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tampa Bay Watch
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Winsor Event Studio
Florist: Brauns Fine Flowers
Caterer: Catering by The Family
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Vanessa Strunk
Invitations: Persimmon Design
Transportation: Jolley Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: Patripon (Kensington, MD)
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: LuLus.com
Hair: Justin Richardson
Makeup: LDM Beauty Group *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Lighting: Tampa Lights

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