Category Archives: COVID-19 Wedding

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...

Sage and Ivory Tropical St. Pete Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

Hannah and Nick’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding featured a coastal vibe and natural table settings set against the glistening waters of Tampa Bay. The St. Pete Beach bride and groom wanted to showcase the surrounding landscape for their 95 guests by choosing minimal décor to highlight the bayside backdrop. “Our theme and inspiration were tropical...

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...

Vibrant Moroccan-Inspired Downtown Tampa | Rooftop 220

Shannon and Jeff’s Tampa Heights rooftop wedding featured an intimate setting of vibrant colors, modern elements and punches of citrus. “I love Moroccan colors. I’ve always been drawn to Moroccan-inspired designs and colors.” the bride shared. “We had lots of bright colors, pinks, oranges, green velvet, and gold. Having originally planned a larger event prior...

Intimate Dusty Blue and Soft Pink Backyard Tampa Wedding

Rachel and Leo’s intimate Tampa backyard wedding was adorned in rustic touches and floral details. With an atmosphere of farmhouse elegance from the comfort of their home, the bride and groom incorporated colors surrounding the arrival of their baby boy which was a unique and personal touch. “We live in Riverview and chose our backyard...

Luxurious Jewel-toned Destination Florida Beach Wedding | Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Elisha and Dennis’ luxurious jewel-toned Sarasota destination wedding incorporated their love of family, champagne, and donuts, against an elegant beach backdrop. The Houston-based couple chose Florida, the bride’s childhood home and the groom’s alma mater, to host their destination wedding for 75 of their closest friends and family. “Our theme was beach resort togetherness. We...

Vintage Hawaiian Inspired St. Pete Beach Wedding | Postcard Inn

Janina and Nathan’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding included a cheerful color palette inspired by the Pacific Islands, a bamboo ceremony arch, and monogrammed coconut escort cards. “Our wedding was inspired by our love of the Hawaiian Islands and the culture that we portrayed in the décor and details of our wedding. We called it...

Timeless White and Blush Ballroom Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown

Lizzy and Tanner’s classic downtown Tampa wedding focused on the meaning of their marriage first and foremost, with traditional details that made for a beautiful and timeless style. “We wanted our marriage and our love for each other to be the focus of the day. To complement that, we wanted the design of the wedding...

Whimsical Boho Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

Jessica and Chris’ urban downtown St. Pete wedding blended boho details with personal touches, like a bourbon barrel guest book and coffee bean favors. “Our wedding inspiration was a tropical-whimsical oasis. We wanted something that fit both our personalities, style, colors, and setting. Our colors were navy blue, copper, and rose gold. We felt that those...

Elegant Blush Pink and Ivory Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

Alexa and Nick’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding boasted soft and romantic colors with sweeping views of the city skyline. “We didn’t have a specific theme for our wedding. We just wanted it to be classy and elegant,” the bride shared. “Our colors were blush pink, gold, and ivory. We added greenery to the bouquets and...

Popular Wedding Dates Still Available | 2021

Typically Tampa Bay wedding venues and vendors are booked solid for weekend dates and Spring and Fall 2021, which are also known as “Florida’s wedding season.” However, with couples rescheduling and moving dates around due to COVID-19, prime wedding dates that are normally reserved months in advance have opened up! Discover which popular wedding dates...

Intimate Timeless Candlelit South Tampa Wedding | The Epicurean

Lindsay and Christopher’s intimate South Tampa wedding featured classic touches with notes of burgundy and greenery. “Our goal was to create an intimate experience that focused on the romance of our relationship beyond any party theme we could envision. We wanted the look and feel to be timeless, simple, and romantic,” the bride shared. “Our...

Romantic Blush and Ivory South Tampa Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

Rachel and Liam’s classic waterfront South Tampa wedding featured marina views, soft florals, and modern white reception. The Tampa couple channeled a timeless style when selecting their colors and decor and paid homage to the waterfront Tampa Bay lifestyle. “We wanted our day to be romantic and classic, but also have a coastal and Florida...

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...

Nautical Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

Amy and Keyan’s intimate downtown Tampa destination wedding featured maritime elements and classic shades of blue and red. The bride and groom incorporated several personal elements, including Keyan’s family burgee (a distinguishing flag used in boating) and key lime pie desserts as a nod to their Key West engagement. The Port Charlotte couple used to...

Elegant Downtown St. Pete Burgundy Wedding | The Birchwood

Michelle and Travis’ downtown St. Pete wedding featured classic elements set in a historic boutique hotel venue and an edgy portrait session among the area’s famous murals. The Tampa bride and groom had been together for nine years so they decided to move forward with their COVID wedding because they didn’t want to wait any...

Minimalist White and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Poynter Institute

Midori and Andrew’s intimate downtown St. Pete destination wedding was small in scale but big in classic style with a soft color palette and lush, romantic greenery that complemented their modern venue. “We had a minimalist theme since we love design elements like clean lines, greenery, and neutrals,” the bride explained. “We chose white and...

Intimate Downtown Tampa Rooftop Elopement | Rooftop 220

Melody and Mitch’s downtown Tampa rooftop elopement featured classic decor and beautiful city skyline views for the couple’s intimate ceremony. The Tampa natives chose to elope because they loved the idea of having an intimate wedding ceremony of 10 guests with just their siblings and parents. Although they plan on having a larger reception in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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Avila Golf & Country Club

Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Kera Photography

Lifelong Photography Studio

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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

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

Bruce Wayne Florals

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

amber mcwhorter photography

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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

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

Bella Bridesmaid

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