Category Archives: Graingertainment

Expert Advice: What You Need to Know about Hosting a Weekday or Sunday Wedding

Now that weddings are coming back in full force, couples are experiencing a new set of planning hurdles: venue and vendor availability. If you’re getting married this fall or next spring, chances are most of those Saturday dates are booked, and you’re competing with double the number of couples for one date. Due to this...

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...

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...

Expert Advice: Celebrating On the Dance Floor During COVID-19

What makes each Tampa Bay wedding different from the next is the experience you create for your guests. Couples love seeing everyone on the dance floor, but with guest counts fluctuating due to COVID-19, what do weddings look like today? We asked Tampa Bay’s best wedding DJs to share their experiences since weddings have resumed....

Classic, White, Green and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Club

Jillian and Austin’s romantic downtown Tampa wedding was not only a celebration of their marriage but also an opportunity to say goodbye to 100 of their friends and family before moving to the other side of the world. With only a few months to plan, the bride and groom opted for an intimate ceremony in...

Romantic Burgundy and Dusty Rose Rustic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Shelby and Gordon’s downtown St. Pete wedding incorporated timeless elements with a rustic, bohemian flair with a combination of burgundy and dusty rose, accented by natural greenery and pops of gold. “Our wedding was classy rustic, and our colors were classy and timeless,” the bride shared. “We used Marry Me Tampa Bay for pictures and...

Luxurious White and Greenery Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Michelle and Glenn’s waterfront downtown Tampa wedding was a hometown celebration decorated in luxurious florals and stylish design. An elegant color palette of greens and white achieved the classic yet modern theme the bride was envisioning. “I chose greenery and white because I just love the look, and I didn’t want to look back in...

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...

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...

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...

Dusty Blue Boho Chic Winter Inspired Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Brittany and Brian’s Clearwater Beach wedding was a picturesque affair with elegant decor, gorgeous rooftop views, and a confetti-filled last dance. “We really imagined a romantic bohemian ambiance with gorgeous fresh flowers and modern chic decor. We were immediately drawn to dusty blues, shades of green, and neutrals to tie in the beach feel, but...

Elegant Rustic Chic Outdoor Inverness Wedding | Lakeside Ranch

Vivienne and Anthony’s outdoor Inverness wedding embraced their nature-filled surroundings by capturing an elegant, rustic theme and abundant natural lighting. The bride and groom’s choice for venue offered an open and airy atmosphere perfect for celebrating with friends and family. Sticking to her rustic-chic theme, the bride tied together sparkling chandeliers, modern lantern centerpieces and...

Whimsical Cranberry, Blue and Gold Outdoor Plant City Wedding | Kathleen’s Garden

Katie and Tyler’s rustic Plant City wedding was the epitome of whimsical garden elegance with fresh florals, elegant centerpieces, and charming details. The bride and groom’s vision came to life with a romantic color palette of navy blue, cranberry, and gold, perfect for their fall nuptials. “If I had to describe our venue it would...

Simplistic, Nature Inspired Outdoor Tampa Bay | Streamsong Resort

  Alyssa and Tim’s Tampa Bay wedding featured scenic backdrops of rolling greenery and a green, dusty blues, and blush color palette. “We really wanted to keep things simple since the location was so beautiful. We are laid back and no fuss kind of people,” Alyssa explained. “I loved incorporating the lanterns that really set the mood with...

Blush, Light Green and Gold Vietnamese Inspired Tampa Wedding | Venetian Event Center

Asian Tampa Bay Wedding | The Venetian Event Center Wedding Tiffany and George’s romantic Vietnamese inspired Tampa wedding featured rustic elements and a pastel color palette. “We chose blush, light green, and gold, because blush represents love, green is Tiffany’s favorite color and gold represents luck and prosperity,” the groom explained. Complemented by rentals from...

Elegant Burgundy and Gold Downtown Tampa | The Tampa Club

Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club Wedding Megan and Matthew’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding featured an indoor ballroom ceremony and reception overlooking the city where their relationship began. “Matthew and I both wanted many of the traditional aspects of a wedding, but we also loved the contemporary aspects that Tampa added to our wedding,”...

Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Week Recap: Clearwater Beach Venue Crawl Bridal Show

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venues We chose Clearwater Beach for this year’s second annual Tampa Bay Wedding Week venue crawl. Clearwater Beach was named #1 beach by Trip Advisor and has a variety of sightseeing, restaurants and gorgeous oceanfront venues within a short walk. We partnered with hotel wedding venues the newly opened Wyndham Grand, Hyatt Regency...

Pink, Silver and Ivory Modern Princess Wedding | South Tampa Wedding

Pink, Silver and Ivory Tampa Wedding | South Tampa Wedding Jenny and Grayson’s intimate South Tampa wedding featured an indoor ceremony with ivory floral accents and a poolside cocktail reception. “Our theme could be called modern princess or romantic elegance. I wanted something dreamy and magical,” the bride shared. “I wanted a sophisticated, whimsical princess theme full...

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...

Tampa Bay Wedding World Changer Free Wedding Giveaway: Astrid and Gary

Ybor City Wedding | CL Space Wedding Every Tampa Bay wedding is meaningful and has its own unique touches, however Astrid and Gary’s Ybor City wedding occurred under very special circumstances. The Clearwater couple were gifted a free wedding by local Tampa Bay wedding vendors after applying for Black Sheep Bride’s Wedding World Changer Day. Unlike most wedding giveaways,...

Elegant, Rose Gold and Champagne Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Club Wedding Caroline and Matt’s downtown Tampa Wedding was inspired by iconic, local landmarks. “We were going for an elegant, old Tampa quality,” the bride explained. “Growing up in Tampa I felt a connection to the classic landmarks, like University of Tampa as a backdrop for photos and the Columbia Café, where we...

Friday Find It: Wedding Lighting Inspiration

Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Lighting Inspiration When planning your Tampa Bay wedding, you’ve budgeted for flowers, specialty linens, and chiavari chairs, but have you thought about the lighting? Nothing quite sets the mood for your wedding like soft, romantic lights. From uplights to market lights, we’ve asked our Tampa Bay wedding rental experts to share their favorite type of lighting...

Blue, Blush, and Silver “Classic Romance” Tampa Wedding | The Centre Club

Blue, Blush, and Silver “Classic Romance” Tampa Wedding | The Centre Club Emily and Nick’s Tampa wedding incorporated vintage and modern elements to create their fairy tale, classic romance setting. “I liked calling my theme “Classic Romance” during the planning phase of the wedding; I like a good balance between vintage and modern,” the bride explained. “I...

Pink, Vintage, Rustic Treasure Island Beach Wedding

Pink, Vintage, Rustic Treasure Island Beach Wedding Julia and Brandon’s Treasure Island beach wedding reflected the couple’s laid back personalities and their love for the Tampa Bay beaches. “We were both born and raised locally, so having our wedding in St. Pete was just second nature. Treasure Island was the perfect place,” the bride gushed. “One...

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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