Category Archives: Grant Hemond and Associates

White and Green Waterfront South Tampa Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

Jordi and Matt’s waterfront South Tampa wedding featured a neutral color palette, lush greenery, and a few nods to their mutual love of travel. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by an alfresco dinner and dancing overlooking a waterfront marina. “We always dreamed of an outdoor reception. We loved the idea...

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...

Burgundy and Gold Sunflower Inspired Rustic Wedding | Cross Creek Ranch

Jenna and Michael’s rustic Tampa Bay wedding incorporated rich autumnal shades and the bride’s favorite bloom, sunflowers, for a colorful and cheery outdoor celebration. The North Port couple hosted 80 of their closest friends and family at a sprawling farmstead in Dover, Florida, exchanging vows amidst mossy oak trees before dining and dancing beneath twinkling...

Tropical Hawaiian-Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding | Opal Sands Resort

Jennifer and Nathan’s Clearwater Beach wedding featured a tropical-inspired paradise filled with elegance. The bride and groom envisioned a wedding ceremony filled with friends, fellowship, and festivity that centered around the symbolism of Hawaiian-leis and pineapples. “The theme for our was wedding was tropical elegance with lots of Hawaiian inspiration! My family has spent several...

Vintage, Tropical Clearwater Wedding | Belleview Inn

Kayla and Ben’s laid-back Clearwater wedding featured an intimate tropical vibe at a historic inn, bringing a vibrant Florida atmosphere for their guests to experience. “Our colors were navy, bright green, and orange/coral. We chose them because we love tropical flowers,” the bride explained. “Our theme was fairly loose, but it was based on the...

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Vow Renewal | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

After 40 years of marriage, Sandy and Bill’s intimate waterfront St. Pete vow renewal featured a tropical ceremony, much different from the blizzard and two feet of snow that occurred during their first ceremony and rainstorm that arose during their 25th wedding anniversary party. Vibrant pink, bright purple, and vivid yellow floral decor popped against...

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...

“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...

“Boho-Ho-Ho” Tampa Heights Christmas Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Jordan and Jordan’s Tampa Heights wedding featured a bohemian twist on a holiday motif, with shades of reds, greens, and golds, and a combination of traditional wintery elements and unexpected details. “Our wedding was Christmas themed with a hint of boho. I have always wanted a winter wedding, and who doesn’t love Christmas?” the bride...

Spooky Downtown St. Pete Halloween Wedding | Manhattan Casino

Debbie and Mark’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a spectacular and spooky soirée that incorporated their October 30th wedding date as the perfect opportunity to host a Halloween-themed wedding day. To create a festive guest experience for their intimate 46-person event, every detail of Halloween was intertwined into the theme and decor. “We choose a...

Sophisticated Tropical South Tampa Elopement | Oxford Exchange

Katy and Chris’s South Tampa wedding featured an intimate elopement had been replanned three times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The vibrant, modern tropical theme perfectly paired with the Palm Harbor couple’s decision to elope in their home state. “We were originally doing a destination wedding, but with COVID-19 and travel changing so rapidly, our...

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....

Romantic Pink and Gold Clearwater Beach Wedding | Opal Sands

Lisa and Josh’s romantic Clearwater Beach wedding paired glamorous gold decor with soft pink and white flora against a breathtaking ocean view backdrop. The bride and groom’s day epitomized the combination of two families, as Josh’s two children as well as the couple’s furbaby all had special roles in the celebration. The Oldsmar couple opted...

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...

Green and White Boho-Chic Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Allie and Alfred’s downtown Tampa wedding was a whimsical evening that perfectly complemented the couple’s unique sense of style with the eccentric aesthetic of downtown. The waterfront Tampa wedding ceremony took place at sunset and was followed by an enchanting indoor reception filled with luxurious florals, an epic dance party, and a breathtaking view of...

Timeless Greenery and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

Sylvia and Adam’s timeless South Tampa wedding featured a greenery-lined staircase, dreamy white ceremony backdrop, and elegant dusty blue bridesmaids dresses. “My wedding design was classic elegance. I chose this as my venue already had so many amazing characteristics I didn’t want the decor to take away from that,” the bride shared. MORE: SOUTH TAMPA...

Classic White and Gold Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Birchwood

Nikki and Chris’ classic downtown St. Pete wedding featured elegant a white and gold color palette, greenery-filled centerpieces, timeless long-sleeve wedding dress, and multiple dessert tables with luxurious lace linens. “I would describe our wedding theme as classic, traditional, and elegant. We kept our theme to a very neutral palette and more simple with our...

Vibrant Whimsical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

Lindsey and Dustin’s whimsical downtown St. Pete wedding featured a garden ceremony, lounge with vintage furniture, and bold color palette that complemented their outdoor wedding venue. “We wanted to match our wedding design to the beautiful gardens of our venue so we kept décor to a minimum. We love the look of natural gardens with...

Elegant Ivory and Greenery Rooftop St. Pete Beach Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Amanda and Clay’s St. Petersburg wedding featured a refreshing blend of classic decor in a modern aesthetic. The gulf coast views from the rooftop reception were balanced with gorgeous greenery, delicious food, and music that kept their guests on the dance floor all night. “Two words I would use to describe our wedding would be...

Tropical Elegant Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Katie and James’ downtown Tampa riverfront wedding highlighted the city’s distinct character through delicious cuisine and captivating views. The bride showcased Florida foliage against a classic and clean backdrop and chose a neutral color palette as to not detract from the venue’s floor-to-ceiling skyline views overlooking the water. “I had a very specific vision of...

Romantic, White and Neutral Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel

  Kayla and Avery’s Safety Harbor wedding featured traditional elements and classic details surrounded by extended family and friends. The bride wanted her wedding to be timeless, so she chose a classic, muted palette for the florals and decor. “I did not have a specific theme. I just wanted to have pretty neutral colors to...

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...

Vibrant Pink and Gold Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Sara and Alex’s intimate Clearwater Beach wedding combined the elegant backdrop of a pristine hotel ballroom with the vibrant colors indicative of local flora. Since many of their 70 guests would be traveling to attend the wedding, Sara wanted their formal wedding to also reflect a tropical palette that complemented their Florida venue. “Our inspiration...

Ivory and Blue Boho Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance

Ashley and Matt’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding was a breathtaking blend of nature and elegance fit for an adults-only affair. The born-and-raised gulf coast Floridians centered their theme and décor around the backdrop of the water and their love for Florida’s coasts. During her engagement, the Orlando bride followed Marry Me Tampa Bay’s Instagram account...

Romantic White and Greenery Filled St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

Brittany and Logan’s romantic St. Petersburg garden wedding combined traditional elements with romantic details special to their relationship, which spanned several cities and years dating back to high school. “Logan and I met our senior year of high school, so we are technically high school sweethearts. We went to two different colleges and spent our...

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