Category Archives: COVID-19 Wedding

Tropical Green and Pink Boca Grande Wedding | Gasparilla Inn Beach Club

Whitney and Chad’s Boca Grande wedding was a tropical daydream that incorporated a vibrant pink floral palette that popped against rich green monstera leaves. While the weekend celebration had been planned for May, the bride and groom decided to move forward with their wedding date and scale down the attendance from 200 guests to 11...

Intimate At-Home Tuscan-Inspired South Tampa Wedding

Theresa and Edward’s South Tampa waterfront wedding turned the couple’s home into an elegant oasis for their intimate wedding of 68 guests. A jewel-toned color palette added vibrancy to the decor and transformed the bride and groom’s newly purchased dream home. “We went for classic, elegant, Tuscan, and the Mediterranean. We wanted a relaxed and...

Expert Advice: 7 Things Your Wedding Planner Wants You to Know About COVID-19 Weddings

Although Florida has lifted restrictions on capacities at gatherings, (though tables need to be six feet part) it’s important to remain socially responsible when hosting your wedding. While we always recommend hiring a wedding planner, now it’s even more crucial as your planner can help put a safety plan in place so that your guests...

Intimate Fall-Inspired Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding | The Birchwood

Rooftops are always a sought-after wedding location and with more intimate wedding packages on the rise, couples can now celebrate atop the posh downtown St. Pete Birchwood hotel with views of Tampa Bay and Beach Drive. Channeling the impending fall season and showcasing The Birchwood’s newest micro-wedding offerings, this styled wedding shoot features a warm...

Intimate Destination Florida Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Aimee and William’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding provided a getaway experience for their 38 closest friends and family amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Although they had originally scheduled to get married in March, the couple postponed to a summer date. “We decided to move forward with our wedding date because we honestly just didn’t want to...

Popular Wedding Dates Still Available | Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Typically Tampa Bay wedding venues and vendors are booked solid for weekend dates in October, November, and Spring 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...

Destination Florida COVID-19 Beach Elopement | Indian Rocks Beach

Kelly and Matt considered canceling their Florida destination elopement in Indian Rocks Beach due to the threat of COVID-19, but ultimately decided to move forward with their intimate guestless wedding. “We made the choice to continue our plans since there was little to no cases in Florida at the time. We had a small gathering...

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...

Elegant Pink Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Marriott Water Street

Melissa and Daniel’s traditional downtown Tampa wedding was planned, postponed, and then changed a third time, all due to the COVID pandemic. However, the Tampa couple took it in stride and were able to host a stunning socially-distanced wedding for their reduced guest list of 170 friends and family. “COVID presented many challenges during the...

Intimate Blue Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Victoria and Brandon’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding was a beachfront celebration that even COVID-19 couldn’t hold back. The San Antonio, Texas bride and groom originally planned a wedding for earlier in the year, but due COVID-19 pushed their date back into the summer. “Our original date was April 25, 2020, but we had to move...

Intimate Treasure Island Destination Wedding | St. Petersburg Lions Club

Amber and Ryan’s intimate Treasure Island destination wedding featured ocean views, a classic blush and navy color scheme, and a handful of their closest friends and family.  Looking at their photos, you’d never guess that thanks to the global pandemic they were forced to come up with a “Plan B” just two weeks before the...

Intimate Pastel Peach and White Brunch Wedding Inspiration

As the size of weddings is continuously evolving, Tampa Bay couples are embracing intimate weddings, and this styled wedding shoot showcases the comforting feeling of home with a playful, yet elegant intimate brunch affair. To complement the natural setting, this team of wedding pros incorporated a soft and muted color palette, with towering flora to...

Intimate Backyard Wedding Elopement | Seminole Heights

Cole and Matt postponed their Florida wedding a mere 10 days prior to their original March celebration due to Coronavirus, but after a two-year engagement and the anticipation of their nuptials, they knew they couldn’t wait another year to tie the knot, so they planned an intimate home elopement. “After some back and forth about...

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...

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...

Wed Talks: Live Q&A About Coronavirus Wedding Postponement

Master Wedding Planner and Tampa Bay Association of Bridal Consultants local co-Director Tammy Waterman, owner of Special Moments Event Planning, answers questions about postponing your wedding because of the Coronavirus in during “Wed Talks.” When Can Couples Start Having Weddings Again? 2:18 What Wedding Date Should Start the Rescheduling Process? 3:00 How does the Stay...

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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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