Category Archives: Catering by the Family

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...

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...

Enchanted Outdoor Greenery Wedding | Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

Gemma and Brendan’s enchanted rustic Plant City wedding took place beneath a canopy of towering trees surrounded by verdant flora, followed by dinner and dancing amidst an open-air, wood-clad barn. The Pittsburg bride and groom selected a simple and classic style for their celebration, with a neutral palette and an abundance of greenery that complimented...

Intimate At-Home COVID-19 Wedding

Jessica and Tyrone’s intimate Tampa Bay wedding was made possible by their family and friends who surrounded them in love during a stressful summer. While the couple’s original wedding plans were changed, there were many welcomed surprises, including a surprise drive-by parade. “COVID changed the entire trajectory of our wedding. Initially, we were going to...

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...

Tropical Elegant Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Katie and James’ downtown Tampa riverfront wedding highlighted the city’s distinct character through delicious cuisine and captivating views. The bride showcased Florida foliage against a classic and clean backdrop and chose a neutral color palette as to not detract from the venue’s floor-to-ceiling skyline views overlooking the water. “I had a very specific vision of...

Neutral and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

Lexi and Tucker’s romantic South Tampa garden wedding overflowed with elegant details, a neutral color palette with pops of gold, and a mouthwatering menu. “We envisioned a more formal fare in a quaint setting,” the bride shared. “We wanted to take something simple and beautiful and dress it up. Our end vision was something that...

Whimsical Plant City Garden Wedding | Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

  Zahra and Eric’s Plant City wedding was a stunning celebration that included a vow exchange under a canopy of oak trees, followed by a romantic string-light outdoor reception in an antique wooden barn that complemented Florida’s natural scenic beauty. “Our theme was a simplistic whimsical garden style, as we love the outdoors. We used...

15 Mouthwatering Wedding Menu Ideas

  One of the most memorable parts of a wedding? Hands down: the food. Your guests will walk away from your wedding reception either wowed by your menu selections or discussing them as they stop through their local drive-thru for a late-night snack. With so many great options for Tampa Bay wedding caterers in the...

Historic Elegance Meets Modern Chic White and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

  Amanda and Brad’s minimalistic South Tampa wedding found the most magical ways to showcase their love for detail with handcrafted wedding decor, monogrammed cornhole boards, and plenty of local 813 flavor. Overflowing with an abundant amount of gorgeous natural lighting, both the ceremony and reception featured a modern depiction of historical elegance. “We went...

Whimsical Cranberry, Blue and Gold Outdoor Plant City Wedding | Kathleen’s Garden

Katie and Tyler’s rustic Plant City wedding was the epitome of whimsical garden elegance with fresh florals, elegant centerpieces, and charming details. The bride and groom’s vision came to life with a romantic color palette of navy blue, cranberry, and gold, perfect for their fall nuptials. “If I had to describe our venue it would...

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

  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...

Elegant Black and Green Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

Elegant Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault Wedding Vanessa and Michael’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding featured a bold, yet simple color palette of black, gold and green. The couple incorporated their love of animals, by having adoptable dogs from the Humane Society as bridal bouquet alternatives. “A wedding is typically a celebration for the parents, as...

Best of 2016: Tampa Bay Wedding Decor

Best of Marry Me Tampa Bay 2016: Wedding Decor As a detail inspired wedding blog, we’re all about the decor! 2016 brought us everything from stunning tented receptions to elegant outdoor soirees. We saw a variety of decor trends for the year, the biggest being farm tables and greenery. Blush pink was still the most popular...

Glamorous Champagne and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

Glamorous Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault Wedding Brooke and TJ’s downtown Tampa wedding featured glamorous accents with a champagne, white and blush color palette. “Our wedding theme was classic, glamorous and fun! Our venues were so stunning, so we wanted to keep our theme classic, while still adding some sparkle,” the bride explained. The...

Rustic, Glam Gold & Pink Outdoor Wedding in the Woods | Land O’ Lakes

Tampa Bay Wedding in the Woods | Land O’ Lakes Wedding Janet and Mason’s outdoor, Land O’ Lakes wedding featured a secluded rustic setting, elegant chandeliers and candlelit centerpieces. “We both love the outdoors, so our ceremony was literally in the woods and the aisle was lined with pine trees,” the bride explained. The Lutz couple...

Rustic, Chic Plant City Wedding | Wishing Well Barn

Ericka and Rickey’s rustic, chic Plant City wedding perfectly combined the Largo couples’ personalities.  “My personality is drawn to nature, animals and the great outdoors. My husband is very social and the openness of the layout of the barn, dance floor and outdoor games allowed for interaction of guests at all areas,” the bride shared. The...

Gold & Red Cigar Themed Tampa Waterfront Wedding – Davis Island Garden Club

  When it came to planning their wedding, Tampa couple Jennifer and Charlie had an easy time finding common ground, their love for old Tampa. “Both of our grandmother’s grew up in Ybor City and worked in the factories here. They are also both from Spain so we wanted to incorporate that as well,” the...

Light Blue & Yellow Waterfront Tampa Bay Watch Wedding

  Tampa couple Laura and Chris could thank the President of the United States for their meeting…sort of. Chris who originally had plans to attend medical school, volunteered for the Bush-Cheney campaign and quickly changed paths from the operating room to the courtroom. The summer before he was scheduled to attend law school he landed...

St. Petersburg Wedding Mahaffey Theater – St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer – Ware House Studios

  Tampa Bay couple Cassidy and Brandon were an online dating success. “Brandon and I actually met on eHarmony! It is a funny story for him to tell because I was one of his “matches” on his very first day on the site! I was about to give up on the site when Brandon contacted...

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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