Category Archives: Good Food Catering

Tampa Bay 2020 Wedding Trends Networking Event Recap

Pre-Coronavirus we hosted the largest Tampa Bay wedding networking event of the year, as we partnered the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) to feature 2020 wedding trends. At Marry Me Tampa Bay, we love to see new and innovative ideas from local wedding pros to showcase the...

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...

Vintage Black and Gold Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | Italian Club

  Brittney and Christopher’s vintage Ybor City wedding was a vision of old Hollywood glam that featured a live band, antique Bentley and plenty of glitz and glam. With a black, gold and red color palette, the bride and groom perfectly executed their 1920’s inspired celebration. “We wanted a Great Gatsby meets old Hollywood vibe. I love the Great...

Modern Multi-Cultural Indian Wedding | Safety Harbor Resort & Spa and The Rialto

Varuni and Matthew’s culturally inspired Tampa Bay wedding featured a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony followed by a modern black and white reception. “We are both into mid-century modern vibes with a touch of industrial and glam. I wanted the design of both events to feel super modern yet romantic,” Varuni explained. “For the Hindu ceremony,...

Expert Advice: 7 Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue | Best Tampa Bay Wedding Caterers

Tampa Bay Inspired Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue If you ask any wedding guest the most important part of a Tampa Bay wedding after the ceremony, they’ll almost always respond with “the food.” Weddings in Tampa Bay are home to many locally inspired dishes. Whether it be fresh seafood from the Gulf or menus with Cuban flair,...

Silver and Cream Modern Industrial St. Petersburg Wedding | NOVA 535 Wedding

  Modern Industrial St. Petersburg Wedding | NOVA 535 Wedding Victoria and David’s modern, industrial St. Petersburg wedding featured a mauve, grey, cream, silver and gunmetal color palette that showcased the bride’s contemporary style. “Our theme was very industrial chic. I am most definitely preppy with an edgy side, so I really wanted a theme that...

Best of 2016: Tampa Bay Wedding Receptions

Best of Marry Me Tampa Bay 2016: Wedding Receptions When it comes to Tampa Bay weddings, we are all about the details! Don’t get us wrong, we love the emotional ceremonies and gorgeous altars, but we love a pretty place setting! From elegant ballroom wedding receptions with floor to ceiling draping for an added dramatic effect...

Best of 2016: Tampa Bay Wedding Decor

Best of Marry Me Tampa Bay 2016: Wedding Decor As a detail inspired wedding blog, we’re all about the decor! 2016 brought us everything from stunning tented receptions to elegant outdoor soirees. We saw a variety of decor trends for the year, the biggest being farm tables and greenery. Blush pink was still the most popular...

Friday Find It: 5 Unique Wedding Dessert Tables Ideas

Wedding Dessert Table Trends | Tampa Bay Wedding Cake Weddings are about entertaining, which includes drinks, dinner and dessert! Maybe you have passion for baking or sweet tooth and can’t decide between one flavor of cake. Having a dessert table at wedding adds another showpiece to your reception and allows your guests to indulge in sweet...

Expert Advice: How to Create a Wedding Day Rain Backup Plan

Wedding Planning Advice: Rain on Your Wedding Day Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” averaging about 240 sunny days a year, however, that nickname doesn’t always hold true. The weather here is unpredictable and can range from a beautiful sunny day to a monsoon all in a span of minutes. With the east coast in the midst of...

RECAP: Tampa Bay/Lakeland/Orlando Speed Networking Event for Wedding Pros

Tampa Bay Wedding Vendor Networking Building a solid community of Tampa Bay wedding professionals that you know and trust is, in my opinion, what takes your wedding business to the next level. At Marry Me Tampa Bay, we’re always thinking of new ways to connect vendors and to foster more networking among vendors, which led us...

Yellow, Rustic Chic, Spring Sarasota Wedding | Bakers Ranch

Rustic Sarasota Wedding | Bakers Ranch Wedding Demi and Kyle’s rustic Sarasota wedding featured an outdoor ceremony with a bright color palette. “The theme was ‘spring, rustic chic.’ The location had a rustic, outdoor feel with lush greenery and a barn style building,” the bride explained. “We always wanted a spring wedding and thought yellow was...

Elegant Coral and Blue Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

Elegant Coral and Blue Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding Stephanie and James’ elegant Tampa wedding featured a traditional Catholic ceremony, followed by a coral and navy blue wedding reception. “Our wedding was a little bit of elegant and romantic. I knew I wanted flowers and lots of candles, and then the rest fell together,”...

Expert Advice: 6 Must Knows About Wedding Catering

Tampa Bay Wedding Catering  One of our favorite things about going to a Tampa Bay wedding is the food! (Yes, yes, being a part of a loved one’s special day is important too, but dinner is next on our list). Most couples we talk to say that “guest experience” is a top priority, which means feeding your...

Glamorous Champagne, Downtown Tampa Destination Wedding | The Vault

Glamorous Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault Wedding Maddie and Hunter’s destination downtown Tampa wedding showcased the historic and glamorous era that was “Old Tampa.” “I love the glam that is ‘Old Tampa,’ and wanted to put my own modern touch on it,” the bride explained. To complement their wedding theme, The Atlanta couple chose historic downtown...

Boho Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Rialto Theatre

Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theatre Wedding Lindsey and Spencer’s downtown Tampa wedding showcased the couple’s personalties from their food and music choices down to the smallest details. “I think all of our personal touches infused in every detail made our wedding unique. We didn’t do all of the traditional things you’d normally do at a wedding, or...

Expert Advice: Tips for Planning an Eco-Conscious Wedding

Wedding Planning Advice: Planning an Eco-Conscious/Earth Day Friendly Wedding With Earth Day on our mind, we are sharing expert advice from our Tampa Bay wedding experts on how you can plan an eco-conscious wedding. Couples often think that having an “eco-friendly” wedding means using less paper, but there are so many ways that you can help save...

Eggplant and Burlap Destination Powel Crosley Estate Sarasota Wedding

Powel Crosley Estate Wedding – Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Jaime & Gus’ Love Story: Gus and I were both living in Tampa and met at a Memorial Day pool party about 10 years ago. I immediately picked him out of the crowd and asked a mutual friend to introduce us; we both felt a strong...

Purple and Cream Country Chic Brooksville Wedding

Brooksville, FL Wedding, Purple and Cream Country Chic Barn Wedding Tampa Bay is such a versatile location for weddings. Brides have their choice of beach, garden, city or rustic wedding venues in under an hour’s drive. Sarah and Sean held their Brooksville area wedding at their family farm and with the dream team of wedding florist...

Lime Green and Damask Modern Wedding – St. Petersburg – NOVA 535

NOVA 535 Wedding – Lime Green and Damask Modern Wedding Anne and Jonathan, paramedics for a local fire station, met at work and discovered they both have a penchant for pretzel M&Ms. “I had brought some from home, and Jonathan had run out when he asked me for a few. The next morning he came in...

Southern Ivory, Rose & Cream Airport Wedding

Tampa Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms – Southern Ivory, Rose & Cream Wedding at Peter O. Knight Airport. Elizabeth and Bill met on the 13 Ugly Men’s Gasparilla parade float and went on a series of Bachelor worthy dates. “Bill got my number from a friend and the next day invited me to go sailboating with him....

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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).

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

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

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

Lynn’s Catering

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