Category Archives: Life Long Studios Wedding Photographer

Tropical Destination Florida Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

  Alicia and John’s tropical Clearwater Beach wedding perfectly captured the bride’s childhood vision of a breathtaking oceanside wedding with fun, beach inspired party favors and a teal, coral, and purple color palette. “Clearwater Beach is so beautiful that we wanted to find a way to truly embrace it and highlight it in our wedding. Finding…

Unveiling The Don CeSar Hotel Ballroom Renovation | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” Networking

  Pretty in pink, historic in nature, and a true iconic treasure to the Tampa Bay area, located in St. Pete Beach, The Don Cesar Hotel has been a staple landmark for our area since the 1920s’. Featuring uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico and luxury amenities, we jumped at the chance to host…

Modern, Bohemian Downtown St. Pete Styled Wedding | The Birchwood

With its gorgeous rooftop and elegant ballroom, The Birchwood has become an iconic Tampa Bay wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, the boutique hotel features sweeping rooftop views of Tampa Bay and oversized chandeliers in its ballroom making it a top choice for engaged couples. Bringing together the hotel’s modern finishes…

Glamorous Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Museum of Fine Arts

Ja’Shayla and Chris’ downtown St. Pete wedding elegantly tied together their personal style with handmade accents, superhero save-the-dates and a golden glam theme with a splash of color. “Our theme was an ode to my love of precious jewelry: diamonds, gold, silver, and pearls. I love bling and classy elegant things, so I tried to keep the…

Marry Me Tampa Bay | Isabel O’Neil Bridal Fashion Show 2018

  Every October, Tampa Bay bridal shops flock to New York City for Bridal Fashion Week, and since that isn’t open to the public, we partnered with Isabel O’Neil Bridal to bring high-end couture fashion to Tampa. This year’s epic Marry Me Tampa Bay/Isabel O’Neil Bridal fashion show took place at the historic wedding venue, Le…

Navy, Pink and Gold Nautical Clearwater Beach Wedding | Yacht Starship

  Adrienne and Nathan’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding was the epitome of a nautical romantic setting for the bride and groom’s intimate nuptials. The Maine couple vacation in Florida every year and wanted their out-of-town guests to enjoy Tampa Bay as much as they do. “Nathan and I wanted something that would be fun for…

Sophisticated Ivory and Champagne Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

  Nicole and Eli’s Clearwater Beach wedding featured the refreshing ocean breeze and dazzling rooftop views of the famous Gulf beaches 16 stories high. “We live in Tampa and both grew up in Florida, and of course, love the beach and the water. We were determined to find a beach venue without a ceremony on…

Navy Blue and Silver Glam Meets Nautical Clearwater Beach Wedding | Yacht StarShip

  Natalya and Mike’s waterfront Clearwater Beach wedding featured a gorgeous navy blue, silver, and white color palette. Creating a glamorous spin on the traditional nautical theme, the bride and groom incorporated elegant touches of silver rhinestones combined with beautiful white draping to create a luxurious ambiance aboard their floating venue. MORE: YACHT STARSHIP WEDDINGS…

Modern White and Gold Organic Beachfront Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

This waterfront, whimsical Clearwater Beach wedding styled shoot included organic details and a modern design to showcase the newly renovated hotel ballroom. The wedding event team at the Hilton Clearwater Beach opted for a neutral palette of dusty grays with white, greenery and pops of metallic gold. “Our goal was to show that simple can…

New Wedding Trend: Floral Dresses | Gabro Events Services Floral Open House

  One of our favorite things about being connected to the wedding industry is seeing all of the fabulous trends and designs that hit the scene each season. We recently partnered with Tampa Bay wedding floral, event decor and entertainment company Gabro Event Services for our Marry Me Tampa Bay After 5 networking event. We…

Blue and White Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

  Hilary and Patrick’s waterfront St. Pete wedding was inspired by their love for the ocean. The blue hues featured throughout their wedding day brought together the organic and ethereal design inspiration that they had always dreamed of. “We live in Ocala and chose to have the wedding in the Tampa area because our guests…

Vibrant Purple and Pink St. Pete Wedding Inspiration | Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

  Nestled on the crystal blue green waters of Boca Ciega Bay is a slice of paradise offering an island oasis with the luxuries of a private country club at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club. Wanting to adventure away from the traditional color and design spectrum of navy, nautical and beach themes, St….

Romantic Champagne and Ivory South Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

  Jenna and Robert’s whimsical inspired waterfront South Tampa wedding featured a neutral and soft color palette. “I love the romantic colors of blush, champagne and ivory, which reflected my ivory lace dress with champagne underlay, the bridesmaids matte sequin champagne dresses, our table settings, and flowers,” Jenna shared. “The men dressed in navy suits…

Best of 2017: Wedding Portraits

BLUSH PINK AND GOLD DESTINATION ST. PETE BEACH WEDDING “Kelli and Jordan didn’t do a first look on their wedding day so the excitement and nerves were really built up before the ceremony. You could tell that this day meant so much not only for them, but their family. Kelli and Jordan decided to have…

Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding Round Up

Elegant Antique Tampa Bay Rustic Wedding | The Lange Farm For Stephanie and Gary, food and entertainment topped their list of importance while planning their Dade City wedding day. “We’re a very silly couple and enjoy playing games and having a good time, so we wanted a wedding that was fun like us. We had…

Tropical Blush Pink & White Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

  Jackie and Zack’s downtown Tampa wedding featured a modern vintage glam theme with a tropical flair and a color palette of blush pink, black, white and shades of green. “I have never been a very traditional person, and I think my wedding theme encompassed an idea of following your heart, and it was beautiful,”…

Waterfront Nautical Glam St. Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Wedding Vanessa and Karl’s waterfront St. Pete wedding featured a nautical, yet glamorous theme with a color palette of blues, greens and gold accents. We especially adore the personality that the couple placed on their wedding day, including having the bride’s grandmothers as her…

Romantic Purple Outdoor Rustic Dade City Wedding | The Lange Farm

Rustic Dade City Wedding | The Lange Farm Wedding Michelle and Joel’s Dade City wedding featured a color palette of purple, blush and gold to complement their whimsical, and romantic wedding. “Every wedding is unique, and ours was unique to us and our tastes,” the bride explained. “Our wedding complemented who we both were individually and…

St. Petersburg Wedding Round Up

Ivory and Peach Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club Wedding Laura and Sean’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding featured an indoor wedding ceremony and ballroom reception with natural colors of ivory and peach that complemented the beauty of their tropical venue and love for each other. The couple hosted their St. Pete…

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: Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor Inspiration

Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor Trends The wedding ceremony arch is the focal point of your Tampa Bay wedding. It sets the tone and is included in about 75% of your ceremony photos. Whether is romantic, rustic or somewhere in between these wedding arches will have you inspired. Whimsical Garden Arches For a bride with an elegant…

Elegant, Bohemian Beach Wedding Inspiration | Hilton Clearwater Beach Styled Shoot

Clearwater Beach Wedding Inspiration | Hilton Clearwater Beach Bohemian elegance and natural elements inspired this Tampa Bay beachfront styled shoot at Clearwater Beach wedding venue the Hilton Clearwater Beach. The day began with an oceanfront, beach wedding ceremony featuring a rustic, wooden arch adorned with greenery and blush pink roses. The romantic wedding flowers continued down the aisle with…

Elegant Coral, Blush, and Champagne St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Hotel Zamora

Elegant, St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Hotel Zamora Nicola and Jonathan’s elegant St. Pete Beach wedding featured nature inspired elements, complemented by coral, blush and champagne colors. “We didn’t originally choose our colors; they came together organically,” the bride explained. “We started off with a very orange color scheme, and with the help of our florist, the…

Rustic, Blush, Ivory and Coral Tampa Destination Wedding | The Barn at Crescent Lake

Rustic, Tampa Destination Wedding | The Barn at Crescent Lake at Old McMicky’s Farm Valerie and Andy’s rustic, destination Tampa Bay wedding featured an outdoor, lakefront wedding ceremony, barn reception and fire pit complete with homemade s’mores. “Our wedding was unique because we planned everything together. We are both very creative, which is why we decided to…

Rustic Weddings | Tampa Bay Wedding Round Up

Rustic Tampa Bay Weddings Elegant, White and Gold Rustic Wedding | Cross Creek Ranch While planning their destination Tampa Bay wedding, Laurie and Zach searched for a wedding venue with a gorgeous nature setting that could assist with all of the planning. “Cross Creek Ranch is just beautiful, and being an out-of-town bride, the way…

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