Category Archives: Grant Hemond and Associates

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...

Lavish Black and White New Year’s Eve Wedding | The University of Tampa

Sarah and Ralph’s swanky downtown Tampa wedding kept the New Year’s Eve atmosphere in check for their guest list of 140 with an upscale ambiance and designated dessert room. Welcoming loved ones from all over the world, the St. Pete bride and groom ensured the start to the year and their lives together were a...

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...

Vintage, White, Navy, and Dusty Rose Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Alyssa and Lukas’ downtown Tampa wedding paired vintage elements with classic details that together complemented their historic venue and minimalist personalities. “We’re both really simplistic when it comes to decor. We knew we wanted something a little vintage but also timeless,” the bride explained. “The groomsmen wore navy blue suits, and the bridesmaids wore a...

Classic Ivory and Blush Pink Tampa Wedding | Avila Golf and Country Club

Julie and Kevin’s classic Tampa country club wedding was filled with soft romantic colors and classic elements for a timeless feel. The bride chose a color palette of ivory, blush pink, and champagne hues accented with natural greenery. “I wanted colors that were timeless, toned down, neutral yet pretty, and that would complement us and...

Luxurious, Red Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance

Taylor and Darian’s luxurious downtown St. Pete wedding was dripping with modern fairytale vibes, an Insta-worthy neon sign, and a vibrant color combination of pink, red, and white. “Since Darian and I both grew up in St. Pete, we knew it would be special for us to get married there,” the bride shared. “I envisioned...

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...

Minimalist Downtown St. Pete Black and Navy Wedding | Station House

Todd and Scott’s eclectic downtown St. Pete wedding was filled with touches of their unique personality, a black and blue color palette, and their sweet Boston Terrier, Banksy. As a trusted resource in the Tampa Bay area, the grooms canvassed Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration. “We were very minimal with the overall design. We...

Romantic Dusty Rose Tampa Wedding | Avila Golf and Country Club

Colleen and Bryan’s local roots, along with a simple floral illustration that caught the bride’s eye, inspired the couple’s gold and pink Tampa country club wedding. “I have always been very simple and also very girly. I actually oddly enough came across my table numbers first. I fell in love with the floral design and...

Purple and Gold Spring Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Courtney and Alexander’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a stunning springtime celebration that incorporated a romantic color palette of purple, soft white, and metallic gold. “Our wedding theme was light, airy, and romantic. My favorite color is purple, and I wanted plenty of beautiful plants and flowers to complement the bridal party,” the bride explained....

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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).

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