Category Archives: Destination Wedding

Romantic, Elegant Sarasota Beach Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Abigail and Kurt’s destination Sarasota beach wedding featured soft, neutral flora and natural greenery, a stunning oceanfront ceremony, and a chic ballroom reception with tropical accents. “Our wedding theme was romantic and simplistic with a touch of beachy vibes. We have always loved the beach, and it is our happy place so we knew there...

Expert Advice: 4 Things to Know About Planning a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in a Post-COVID World

As destinations are opening back up and travel restrictions are lifted, you’re probably excited to finally be able to travel again, but there are some things you should know before planning your destination wedding or honeymoon in a post-COVID world. COVID completely transformed the world, and two of the fields that have been most affected...

Organic St. Pete Beach Destination Garden Wedding | Postcard Inn

Lindsay and John’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding featured an outdoor garden ceremony with a geometric wooden arch, a white reception with dinner under the stars, and some fashionable accessories including black leather jacket and matching hats. “I really liked the idea of a warm-weather beachy wedding but I didn’t want the wind and the...

Modern Peach and Pink Sarasota Beach Wedding | Longboat Key Club

Rachel and Valdi’s Sarasota beach wedding featured a soft palette of peach, pink, and coral, modern acrylic accents, and a surprise rainstorm. “I chose shades of light pinks, champagne, white, and a few pops of coral. I looked at a lot of florists’ past wedding pictures and that’s what I gravitated to,” the bride shared....

White and Champagne Outdoor Tented Sarasota Wedding | Bay Preserve at Osprey

Kelly and Matt’s destination waterfront Sarasota wedding featured an elegant reflection of Florida’s natural elements paired with a luxurious ambiance under a Sperry Tent with vintage market-string lighting. The bride and groom designed a wedding weekend that included amazing live entertainment, a cigar roller, and a firework grand finale. “The theme of our wedding was...

Tropical Pink and Rose Gold Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Adriana and Michael’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured tropical touches through the florals, sunset beach backdrop, and colorful décor accents. Hues of pinks and rose gold with touches of greenery made for a classic but vibrant aesthetic. The Chicago area couple embraced the Florida lifestyle and highlighted what Tampa Bay is best known for. “The...

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...

Marry Me Tampa Bay Designed Wedding | Styled with Love at Bellwether Beach Resort

Do you look at the weddings on Pinterest and wish you could achieve that perfectly designed decor? You can now choose from four Insta-worthy wedding designs curated by top influencers with Bellwether Beach Resort’s “Styled with Love” program. Marry Me Tampa Bay, along with fashion and interior design blogger McKenna Bleu, former Miss South Carolina...

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...

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...

Pink and Gold Indian Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Kruti and Nishant’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding brought bright and colorful Indian traditions to the white sands of Tampa Bay. Taking a cue from the surrounding landscape, the bride chose a color palette that complimented her tropical surroundings. “I chose pink, coral, and gold colors. I chose these colors because they looked amazing with the...

Vibrant Pink and Gold Fairytale Wedding | The Don CeSar

Ashli and Greg’s St. Pete Beach destination wedding featured a fairytale weekend filled with romance, love, and happily-ever-afters. The Chicago bride and groom selected shades of pinks with pops of gold to complement Florida’s most iconic beachfront resort. “Since I lived in Florida until I was 10, I grew up regularly going to Disney World. We...

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...

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...

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...

Luxurious Pink and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Julieanna and Henry’s downtown St. Pete wedding enchanted their guests with a sophisticated soirée that featured a romantic ballroom ambiance. The luxurious St. Petersburg wedding was filled with neutral-toned florals that perfectly complemented the tropical paradise of Tampa Bay. “My favorite period is the 1920’s Great Gatsby era, so we tried to incorporate the decadence...

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...

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 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...

Romantic Pink and Burgundy Sarasota Destination Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Chevonne and Vaughn’s destination Sarasota wedding was a magical evening that brought the couple’s family and friends to a private estate decorated in sparkling lights and romantic florals. Our wedding design and colors were inspired by a beautiful bouquet I’d seen online. That bouquet became the foundation for our color and floral design. I chose...

Coastal Blue and Yellow Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

Elizabeth and Jack’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured a relaxed, yet elegant vibe with a yellow and blue color palette and nautical elements centered around oysters. “We went for a coastal feel with oysters being our design inspiration. While Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, my husband is more...

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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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