Category Archives: Elegant Affairs by Design

Expert Advice: The Difference Between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator

One of the best investments you can make for your wedding day is hiring a wedding planner. The couples whom we feature always say how vital their planner was in executing their vision, and making the day even more enjoyable so that they nor their family had to worry about a thing. But do you...

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 Gold and Greenery Southern Charm Inspired Wedding | The Orlo

South Tampa is desired wedding location because of its warmth and charm that offers a familiar southern hospitality ambiance. Riley Gersch, lead planner and owner of Elegant Affairs by Design, dreamt of creating a wedding inspiration shoot that showcased the timelessness of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood with a classic elegance that incorporated archetypal accents....

Elegant Southern Inspired Wedding Shoot | Two Sister’s Ranch

The rustic charm in a Dade City wedding can be felt throughout the town’s rare rolling hills and spacious acreages. For a fresh look from the traditional barn inspiration, Karen Cerboni, lead planner and owner of EventFull Weddings incorporated modern design elements paired with a vintage style for this stunning inspirational styled shoot. “We titled our...

“Best of” 2020 Wedding Receptions

Timeless, Classic Ivory and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault “We wanted a very timeless, classic, romantic theme for our wedding, very neutral colors, and a lot of candles. The crystal candelabras were my biggest focus. We chose ivory, blush, and sage for our colors. We felt it was a classic look that complimented...

Romantic White and Greenery Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

For couples looking to combine a traditional Tampa Bay wedding with modern elements, this downtown Tampa wedding styled shoot is filled with sophistication and elegance set 41 stories above the city. “Traditional romance is at the forefront of this styled shoot. To complement a sophisticated downtown venue, we chose natural florals that feature plenty of...

Romantic, Luxurious Pink and Gold St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don Cesar

When it comes to stunning wedding venues, there is nothing more breathtaking than driving over the bridge to St. Pete Beach and seeing the iconic Don CeSar, which is commonly referred to as “The Pink Palace” by locals as for its bright color and historic architecture. As part of their relaunch, wedding planner Elegant Affairs...

Moody Black, Gold, and Blush Tropical Wedding Styled Shoot | The West Event Space

Blush pink and gold weddings have come a long way from its popular neutral palette. These pastel colors add elegance to any wedding and can even be paired with a dark and moody design. Thinking outside of the box, Riley Gersch, Tampa Bay wedding planner and owner of Elegant Affairs by Design created a modern,...

Romantic Rustic Meets Vintage Wedding Styled Shoot | Barn at Crescent Lake

Rustic weddings have been a favorite of Tampa Bay couples for years, and barn weddings have evolved from baby’s breath and mason jars to elegant designs with chic elements. “When couples think of a barn, they naturally thing outdoorsy or rustic, but it was important to tie in decor and details that evoked a different...

MEET THE EDITOR

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).

NOVA 535

NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

ALOFT/ ELEMENT TAMPA MIDTOWN

Organic Boho Modern White and Brown Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Flowers with Peach Roses, Gold Leaves, Feathers, and Ghost Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Monarch Events | Planner and Designer UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Venue Aloft/Element Midtown | Photographer and Videographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Rentals A Chair Affair

BELLWETHER BEACH RESORT

St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Bellwether Beach Resort Aerial View

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

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

LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Limelight 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

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

PARADISE SPRING

Paradise Spring | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Private Estate

LAKE LODGE

The Lake Lodge Wedding Venue | Lake Thonotosassa Tampa Area Wedding Venue

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

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

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

ADORE BRIDAL

Lifelong Photography Studio | The Current | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup

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