Category Archives: Bonnie Newman Creative

Behind-the-Scenes: Luxurious Black, White, and Gold Clearwater Wedding with Parties a la Carte

A wedding day is a very personal choice, from the theme to the colors to the attire selection. To learn more about how the day unfolded, for Lindsey and Alex’s luxurious, black and white Clearwater Beach wedding, we’re going “Behind-the-Scenes” with Tampa Bay wedding planner Jessica Ralph Bova of Parties a la Carte. VIEW THE...

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...

Intimate Tampa Bay COVID-19 Wedding

Colleen and Luis’ intimate Tampa Bay wedding focused on their love, rather than a worldwide pandemic. When COVID-19 thwarted their original wedding plans, the bride and groom pivoted and focused on the elements they could control. The Pinellas couple solidified their commitment to each other during a small ceremony with only a dozen guests, and...

Blue Vintage Inspired Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding | NOVA 535

Jackie and Kyle’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a summertime soiree that started with an LED glowstick party on the dance floor. Inspired by her bridesmaid dress color, the bride intertwined her accent color throughout the attire and decor. “Having a wedding in the middle of the summer means hot, so we wanted to keep...

Luxurious Black, White, and Gold Clearwater Wedding | Harborside Chapel

Lindsey and Alex’s elegant Saftey Harbor wedding was a true reflection of their commitment to faith and deep-rooted love for one another. With a handmade circular arch dripping with orchids for the ceremony and floating candles illuminating the reception tables, the bride and groom perfectly brought their timeless vision to life. “Alex and I consider...

Romantic Dusty Rose Tampa Wedding | Avila Golf and Country Club

Colleen and Bryan’s local roots, along with a simple floral illustration that caught the bride’s eye, inspired the couple’s gold and pink Tampa country club wedding. “I have always been very simple and also very girly. I actually oddly enough came across my table numbers first. I fell in love with the floral design and...

Waterfront Blush, Ivory and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosely Estate

Cara and James’ romantic Sarasota wedding was an enchanting evening filled with delicious food, entertainment, and the couple’s two adorable dogs. The outdoor garden-inspired reception featured timeless decor that complemented the luxurious waterfront views. “I would describe our wedding theme as romantic, elegant, and dreamy. I just wanted it to feel magical,” Cara shared. “Our...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Details and Decor

Luxurious Tropical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance Ahyoung and Lamont’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a tropical paradise filled with luxurious white orchids and rich dark-green florals. “Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we met each other...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions 2019 | Part 2

Luxurious Pink and Green Garden Ceremony & Reception | Belleview Inn Envisioning a garden-inspired ceremony filled with whimsy and touches of modern decor, this luxurious stylized wedding shoot features two jaw-dropping floral backdrops, outfit changes for both the bride and groom and a historic wedding venue just minutes from Clearwater Beach. The design duo of...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Ceremonies

Romantic Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel This Safety Harbor wedding combined colorful Scottish traditions with charming personal details resulting in a classic yet romantic atmosphere with soft and warm accents. Looking for a church that was open and airy was important for the Tampa natives, and when they arrived at...

Champagne and Greenery Elegant Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

  Lila and Adam’s elegant Clearwater Beach wedding encompassed rustic details with a classic style with an abundance of greenery and a romantic chic ambiance. “Our theme was nautical elegance mixed with plenty of greenery. Being that Adam loves boating and fishing, while I love light colors and tons of greenery, we felt it represented...

Romantic and Whimsical Tampa Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Hotel Alba

  Glowing with romantic blue lighting, pops of vibrant color, and whimsical draping, this styled wedding inspiration shoot at the newly renovated Hotel Alba, radiated pure elegance with every detail. Looking to complement the modern art deco style of the boutique hotel, the design team opted for moody yet dramatic décor, with plenty of natural...

Vibrant Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding Inspiration | Red Mesa Events

  Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, Red Mesa Events is a hidden gem of a wedding venue space offering rooftop views and an eclectic, elegant setting that truly encompasses the St. Pete culture. With its original exposed brick, two stunning chandeliers and herringbone wood floor, La Florida Ballroom is an exquisite, 1,200-square-foot...

Wedding Dress Trends 2019 | Sarasota Bridal Fashion Show

  Coming off of three successful years with our Tampa bridal fashion show, we partnered with the elite wedding planning team from NK Weddings and Truly Forever Bridal Sarasota to host our first Sarasota bridal fashion show at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota. This fashion-forward event featured nearly 40 designer wedding dresses from Badgley Mischka, Pronovias,...

Orange and Peach Florida Citrus-Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

  Melissa and Brian’s downtown Tampa wedding embraced their Florida spirit with a citrus-inspired color palette, bright decor and elegant centerpieces scattered with clementines. “We never pictured ourselves getting married in Florida. Brian is from South Carolina and I’m from Virginia, but things weren’t falling into place,” the bride explained. “Once we considered our current...

Timeless Downtown St. Pete New Year’s Eve Wedding | The Mahaffey Theater

  Ilana and Josef’s unique downtown St. Pete wedding included a mix of cultures, the bride comes from an Israeli family and the groom comes from an Orthodox Jewish family. “We had a traditional Orthodox Jewish ceremony, as we wanted to enter our marriage in the same way our parents, grandparents, and ancestors had. We...

Romantic Gold and Garnet St. Pete Beach Wedding | Postcard Inn

  Maria and Chris’ quintessential Florida inspired wedding paid homage to their alma mater and the place where they first met. We’re very honored to feature Maria’s wedding, as she is a staple in the Tampa Bay wedding industry and works for one of our preferred wedding venues. “Chris and I met at our alma...

Modern, Bohemian Downtown St. Pete Styled Wedding | The Birchwood

With its gorgeous rooftop and elegant ballroom, The Birchwood has become an iconic Tampa Bay wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, the boutique hotel features sweeping rooftop views of Tampa Bay and oversized chandeliers in its ballroom making it a top choice for engaged couples. Bringing together the hotel’s modern finishes...

Timeless Elegant White and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

  Alexis and Frankie’s South Tampa wedding embodied an overall simple, yet elegant feel. A color palette of white, gold and accents of greenery flanked their venue, which was filled with natural light and exposed brick walls. For the Tampa couple, they knew that the city in which they met and fell in love would...

Elegant, Rustic Chic Plant City Barn Wedding | Wishing Well Barn

  Jessica and Fernando’s Plant City wedding featured an eclectic combination of their personal styles. Combining their love of both Disney and rustic, vintage decor, the bride and groom showcased their personalities through their laid back theme and rose gold, navy and merlot red color palette. “My wedding was rustic, chic with subtle touches of...

Tampa Bay Beach Wedding Round Up

Light Pink and Gold St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar  Brianna and Edy’s elegant St. Pete Beach wedding featured a light pink and gold fairytale inspired theme, with an emphasis on their love for Disney. “I chose The Don CeSar because I came on vacation to St. Pete Beach and fell in love...

Newest Wedding Gift Idea: Boudoir Cinema | Bonnie Newman Creative

  A boudoir shoot is a sexy, sensual and a much appreciated wedding or anniversary present to your partner-to-be. Tampa Bay wedding videographer Bonnie Newman of Bonnie Newman Creative is shaking things up in the traditional portrait boudoir world by offering something new: boudoir video. We’ve asked Bonnie to share all the details behind boudoir...

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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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Lifelong Photography Studio

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

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

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UNIQUE Weddings & Events

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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

Bruce Wayne Florals

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

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Tastes of Tampa Bay

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The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

The Mahaffey Theater

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Bayou Club

Kemari Lyn Films

amber mcwhorter photography

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Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

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Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

Tropical Boho Bride and Groom Excited After Exchanging Vows, Bride in Flowy Deep V Neck Wedding Dress, Colorful Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Godfrey | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Wedding Dress Nikki's Glitz and Glam | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Amber McWhorter Photography

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Bay Kings Band

Grant Hemond & Associates

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St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

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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