Category Archives: Destination 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 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...

Romantic Rooftop Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Meera and Mickey’s colorful destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured the groom arriving on a white horse, stunning rooftop ceremony, and a first dance straight from the movies. To complement their venue’s distinct rooftop space and beach backdrop, the Indian bride and groom opted for romantic ceremony decor followed by a sophisticated reception. “We opted for...

Luxurious Pink, White, and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Kim and Tommy’s luxurious destination Sarasota wedding featured glamourous mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses, pink velvet vintage furniture, and a fully draped outdoor tent dripping in chandeliers, transforming their outdoor venue into a romantic garden party that embraced nature’s beauty. “Our colors were light pink, white, and gold. These colors were necessary to pull off the romantic...

Romantic Blue Waterfront Sarasota Wedding | Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Jen and Geoff’s waterfront Sarasota wedding highlighted the sunshine state’s natural beauty with a simple and elegant aesthetic. The Florida destination wedding incorporated a blue color palette that was inspired by the colors of the coast. “Everyone felt like they were on a tropical vacation. We had our wedding in October, but we are used...

Modern, Black Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Station House

Kathleen and Crosby’s elegant yet edgy downtown St. Pete wedding combined formal, classic elements with fun and off-beat details that truly spoke to the couple’s personalities. The bride and groom were inspired by their wedding venue’s historic yet modern charm which helped them dictate their color palette and wedding style. “The main theme of our...

Blue and Yellow Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding | Duval Ballroom Center

Ifie and Obie’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured a travel-themed, beachy ambiance for the jet-setting bride and groom. Choosing the Sunshine State for their destination wedding, the Washington D.C. couple invited 110 guests for an unforgettable weekend. “Travel has always been a central theme in our relationship as a long-distance couple from the very beginning,...

White, Green, and Blue Tropical St. Pete Beach Wedding | Isla Del Sol

Lisa and Kevin’s St. Pete wedding featured an intimate beach ceremony with tropical lush floral arrangements and a natural watercolor palette inspired by their wedding venue. For a personal touch, the bride and groom incorporated details that gave a nod to the couple’s new last name together. “Being by the water we decided to go...

Multi-Cultural Gold and Emerald St. Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar Wedding

Bruna and Michael’s sophisticated St. Pete Beach wedding honored their colorful heritage and sophisticated taste with a timeless celebration. Incorporating gorgeous gold accents and pops of dark green, the Washington D.C. couple tied the knot in front of 130 friends and family from all over the country. Planning a destination Florida wedding, the bride looked...

Romantic Blush, Navy, and Gold Sarasota Destination Wedding | Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Kendall and Adam’s destination Palmetto wedding paired gorgeous waterfront views with a whimsical mix of decor for an outdoor affair reminiscent of a fairytale. Incorporating their fun-loving personalities, the bride and groom went above and beyond to ensure their guest list of 85 had the night of their lives with 80’s music and an after-party...

Boho Inspired Sarasota Destination Beach Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Keri and Chris’ destination Longboat Key beach wedding was a beautiful boho blend of the Gulf Coast waters’ natural elegance with the carefree salt-life style of living that Florida is famous for. This stunning destination wedding included live music on the beach playing throughout the night as guests kicked off their shoes and danced barefoot...

Whimsical Blush and Champagne Waterfront Backyard St. Petersburg Wedding

Noelle and Dave’s whimsical St. Pete wedding showcased a stunning array of personalized details that brought their 250 guests into this chapter of their love story. Incorporating a mix of bright florals and plenty of Florida citrus, the Charlotte, North Carolina couple chose to wed at the bride’s childhood home. “The view of downtown St....

Vibrant, Tropical Destination Florida Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Katelynn and Marques’ Clearwater Beach destination wedding was a fantasy-filled weekend that brought the couple’s closest friends and family to Tampa Bay’s best beach for a dream vacation. The modern tropical wedding incorporated luxurious Florida palms and striking geometric accents to create a beachfront paradise that was unique to their love story. “Marques and I...

Burgundy and Dark Green Christmas Inspired South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo House

  Kate and Joe’s romantic South Tampa wedding offered a taste of magical holiday cheer with whimsical rustic details, pops of gold, and a festive mix of his and hers cocktails. “We both love the holidays, so much so, that we actually talked about our shared love for Christmas and everything that makes it special...

Cartagena Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Guide | Travel Tips for Visiting Colombia

From Bali to Greece to Iceland, our prediction for the next “it” country to visit is Colombia. Put aside your thoughts about Pablo Escobar and the idea you may have in your head about this S. American country because Colombia is a beautiful historic land surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that’s...

Destination Ivory and Pink Garden-Inspired St. Pete Beach Wedding

  Karin and Greg’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding embraced the beautiful Florida weather with a romantic pink color palette and a whimsical outdoor ceremony and reception. “We live in Chicago and chose St. Pete Beach because we wanted warmer weather in April. Since my family owns a property in Florida, it has become one...

Urban Meets Garden Chic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Station House

  Madeline and Quentin’s one-of-a-kind downtown St. Pete wedding perfectly captured their love with two unique venues, a gorgeous outdoor reception, and plenty of dancing under the stars. “We didn’t really have a theme, but we did joke that our was theme was somewhat Surreal Love since we were at the Dali! Both our venues...

Modern Tropical St. Pete Beach Destination Wedding | The Don CeSar

Roseann and Paul’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding was a magical celebration of how their love story began. The New York City bride and groom brought to life a modern take on tropical elegance with a color palette of white, gold, and blush. “Our theme was a mixture of modern and tropical. I like clean...

Light Blue and Silver Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

  Mare’t and Zach’s downtown St. Pete wedding brought the bride and groom’s friends and family from all over the country to picturesque Florida. To pay tribute to the groom’s alma mater, the couple incorporated the University of North Carolina’s colors of light blue, navy blue, silver, and white. “I grew up in Tampa and...

Navy, Pink, and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Lindsay and Michael’s outdoor garden downtown St. Pete wedding captured every bit of Florida’s tropical charm with an intimate outdoor ceremony. “We didn’t have an exact theme, but I really want to find a way to combine romantic gold details, with bright beautiful flowers,” the bride shared. “Choosing a color palette of navy, pink, and...

Green and Rose Gold Black-Tie Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

Stephany and Tyler’s Tampa garden wedding was a modern chic affair filled with natural earthy tones, sweet personal details, and plenty of glitz and glamour. Envisioning an elegant garden party ambiance with a hint of outdoor Florida charm, the West Palm Beach bride and groom chose a color palette of deep green, black, ivory, and...

Tropical Pink and Gold St. Pete Garden Wedding | Sunken Gardens

Elizabeth and Shawn’s outdoor St. Pete wedding combined lush greenery, a glowing canopy of string lights, and a soft color palette of pink and gold for their laid back garden wedding. Playing off of their outdoor wedding style, the bride and groom found subtle ways to mix in their personalities by incorporating a gelato cart...

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