Category Archives: COVID-19 Wedding

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...

Elegant Gold and Merlot Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

AnneMarie and Ben’s jewel-toned autumn wedding took place 42 stories over the scenic downtown Tampa skyline. The South Tampa bride and groom wanted to showcase the town they love by providing their 70 guests an unforgettable dinner experience with bird’s eye views of the city. “Our wedding was warm and inviting, but also elegant and...

Romantic Gold and Champagne Downtown Wedding | Tampa Museum of Art

MJ and Mark’s downtown Tampa wedding incorporated each of their personalities, with masculine touches like deep blue linens and a champagne wall that suited the groom, and elegant gold accents reflecting the bride’s taste. The Tampa residents hosted an elegant, modern affair fitting their museum venue, with classic colors offset with citric accents indicative of...

Intimate Dusty Blue Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Jennie and Jay’s intimate Clearwater Beach destination wedding featured soft pastel hues and understated yet romantic details. The Illinois couple chose to wed in Florida because of its stunning beach backdrop and beautiful climate. The bride and groom wanted the overall experience of their celebration to be the focus of the day, instead of focusing...

Purple and Green Dark and Moody South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House

Gisselle and Dan’s moody and modern South Tampa wedding combined a bold color palette with unique details that paid homage to their funky Tampa Heights roots. The result was a balance of bohemian accents and polished finishes that popped against the stylish backdrop of a new trendy venue. “Our theme was dark and moody. We...

Intimate Coastal Inspired Sea Glass Blue Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Cheyanne and Preston’s intimate Clearwater Beach wedding relied on nature to inspire their soft watery color palette and neutral minimalist decor. The natural florals and sea glass details offered a fresh take on the typical beach wedding. “Our wedding theme was very simple and pretty. Clearwater Beach is beautiful; we wanted to let the scenery...

Mauve, Gold, and Navy Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Na’iyma and Keith’s St. Pete wedding created a fairytale experience with Victorian charm and elegance using a soft pink and deep blue color palette, golden details, and an abundance of florals for their 75 guests. Inspired by the bride’s favorite shade of purple, the wedding featured hues of mauve and navy, elevated with shimmery metallic...

Vintage, Tropical Clearwater Wedding | Belleview Inn

Kayla and Ben’s laid-back Clearwater wedding featured an intimate tropical vibe at a historic inn, bringing a vibrant Florida atmosphere for their guests to experience. “Our colors were navy, bright green, and orange/coral. We chose them because we love tropical flowers,” the bride explained. “Our theme was fairly loose, but it was based on the...

Peach and Greenery Bohemian Destination Wedding | Indian Rocks Beach

Tori and Blake’s bohemian beach wedding was originally slated for the Virgin Islands, but the global pandemic threw a wrench in their International travel plans, so they pivoted and picked Tampa Bay for their destination wedding. The Kansas City bride and groom had visited Tampa Bay many times for vacation, so they knew it would...

Romantic Greenery-Filled South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

Nadine and Dave’s intimate South Tampa wedding was originally planned as a larger scale destination wedding, but when the couple decided to move to Florida during the pandemic, they changed course and hosted a luxe celebration for 17 of their closest family and friends. The Texas couple chose Tampa for its convenient and sentimental locale...

Intimate Red, White, and Blue July 4th Backyard Brunch Wedding

Lauren and Jason originally planned an August wedding in Washington state, but due to COVID-19 and Jason’s impending schedule within the NHL “bubble,” the Brandon couple pivoted and planned a socially-distanced wedding within a mere 10 days! The intimate celebration took place in the backyard of their new Tampa Bay home, with 10 guests in...

Intimate, Tropical Davis Islands Backyard Wedding

Kayla and Zachary’s waterfront South Tampa wedding paired scenic views and a modern minimalist design to elevate the bride and groom’s intimate backyard wedding. To highlight the natural beauty of Florida, tropical accents with a green and white color palette were incorporated throughout the evening to create a casual yet elegant experience. “The bride and...

Blush Pink and White Waterfront Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

Sandy and Keith’s beautiful waterfront Tampa wedding was planned in just six short weeks after COVID thwarted their original Gainesville nuptials. The St. Pete couple swapped their initial historic building venue for a sunset cruise with soft flora and classic details and were thrilled with how their celebration unfolded. Although the pair had to cancel...

Timeless Meets Modern Clearwater Beach Surprise Wedding | Sandpearl Resort

While most couples plan every aspect of their wedding day, Clearwater Beach bride Allyson woke up one morning to discover her fiancé, Jason, organized a surprise wedding for the couple. “We wanted a destination wedding and Mexico got shut down. We originally had 40 guests, but 10 decided not to come due to COVID,” the...

Modern, Fall Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding Shoot | Poynter Institute

This Autumnal wedding inspiration shoot combines modern and minimalist details with a hidden gem of a venue in downtown St. Pete. The planning and design team at Winsor Event Studio worked to complement the one-of-a-kind architecture of The Poynter Institute in a way that would appeal to any contemporary couple seeking an interesting event space...

Sophisticated Tropical South Tampa Elopement | Oxford Exchange

Katy and Chris’s South Tampa wedding featured an intimate elopement had been replanned three times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The vibrant, modern tropical theme perfectly paired with the Palm Harbor couple’s decision to elope in their home state. “We were originally doing a destination wedding, but with COVID-19 and travel changing so rapidly, our...

St. Pete Beach Elopement & Intimate Wedding Packages | Don Cesar

If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in front of the iconic “Pink Palace,” now may be the perfect opportunity to plan your beach nuptials! For a limited time, the luxurious St. Pete Beach wedding venue The Don Cesar is offering inclusive elopement packages ideal for couples who are looking for an intimate oceanfront celebration....

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...

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