Category Archives: Lifelong Studios Wedding Photographer

Vintage Modern Anna Maria Island Wedding | Bali Hai Beach Resort

Kourtney and Scott’s Anna Maria Island wedding was a tropical-inspired evening that intertwined vintage elements and modern style to create a guest experience unique to the bride and groom. “Our wedding theme was a vintage-modern vibe, but we really wanted to have our guests be at our wedding and say “wow” because it describes Scott...

Burgundy and Blush Romantic Rustic Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

Shania and Timothy’s Tampa Heights wedding was a romantic evening combined with a winter color palette of burgundy and navy and rustic decor. The laid-back evening was focused on celebrating with family and friends and ended with a giant sing-a-long on the dance floor. “I love the simplicity and elegance of it. We are both...

Whimsical Boho Tampa Heights Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Erin and Christopher’s Tampa Heights wedding blended elements of the couple’s personalities with a bohemian aesthetic to create a whimsical evening for their 125 guests. “Our theme was boho-whimsical. We knew we wanted old brick to represent Tampa. The Rialto was the only venue we toured, and we knew it was the one,” the bride...

“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...

“Best of” 2020 Wedding Ceremonies

Vibrant Pink Floral-Filled Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault “I love flowers and bold colors. I knew I wanted lush, bright, and different. Our florist even helped me incorporate flowers that my grandmother grew in her garden when I was a child which meant so much to me. The venue was one thing that my...

Industrial Dusty Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Megan and Timothy’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a stunning soirée that took a soft simplistic color palette of dusty blue and sage green and intertwined it with the industrial charm of their historic wedding venue. In exchange for a traditional sit-down dinner, multiple food trucks provided tasty bites throughout the night while the bride...

Romantic White and Greenery Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

For couples looking to combine a traditional Tampa Bay wedding with modern elements, this downtown Tampa wedding styled shoot is filled with sophistication and elegance set 41 stories above the city. “Traditional romance is at the forefront of this styled shoot. To complement a sophisticated downtown venue, we chose natural florals that feature plenty of...

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...

Intimate At-Home COVID-19 Wedding

Jessica and Tyrone’s intimate Tampa Bay wedding was made possible by their family and friends who surrounded them in love during a stressful summer. While the couple’s original wedding plans were changed, there were many welcomed surprises, including a surprise drive-by parade. “COVID changed the entire trajectory of our wedding. Initially, we were going to...

Modern, Minimalistic, Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Amongst the sugary sand beaches of Clearwater Beach sits a beautiful wedding resort that has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation. With its private ceremony beachfront, The Hilton Clearwater Beach has always been a popular wedding venue, and now it features a freshly modern and updated 10,300 square feet of outdoor event space, perfect for...

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...

Jewel Toned Vintage Bohemian Downtown St. Pete Styled Wedding | Station House

Downtown St. Pete has a character all of its own and St. Petersburg wedding planner Blue Skies Weddings and Events wanted to showcase the charm of a historic, yet modernized wedding venue and create a cozy backdrop for a rich autumn-inspired theme. The styled wedding shoot incorporated lush velvet and a mix of wildflowers to...

Neutral and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

Lexi and Tucker’s romantic South Tampa garden wedding overflowed with elegant details, a neutral color palette with pops of gold, and a mouthwatering menu. “We envisioned a more formal fare in a quaint setting,” the bride shared. “We wanted to take something simple and beautiful and dress it up. Our end vision was something that...

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....

Green and Pink St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Wedding | NOVA 535

Nevar and Tyler’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a festive celebration that took the liveliness of St. Patrick’s Day and combined it with the elegance and sentiment worthy of matrimony. Vintage touches from the bride and groom’s family memories adorned their historic wedding venue creating an intimate atmosphere for their guests. “We decided on Saint...

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

Joelle and Abram’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a swoon-worthy affair with romantic elegance in every detail. From the dusty rose draping from Gabro Event Services and luxurious linens from Over the Top Linen Rentals, to the sweet personal touches scattered throughout the event, the bride and groom perfectly captured the ultimate vision of sophisticated...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Boudoir Photography

  With women becoming more comfortable with their bodies and redefining what “beauty” is more are turning to boudoir-style photo shoots. If you’ve ever snubbed the idea of boudoir shoot and thought that it’s just “taking sexy photos,” you’d be surprised to learn that these photo sessions are actual confidence boosters and celebrations of women...

Maroon, Ivory and Pink Waterfront St. Pete Beach Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Vanessa and Brad’s intimate St. Pete Beach wedding was a vision of tropical elegance with a waterfront ceremony beneath the Florida palms and a romantic ballroom reception. Incorporating their maroon and blue color palette, the Gainesville couple perfectly captured a casual, but chic ambiance. “We customized the ceremony, readings, and unity ceremony, and we used...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Details and Decor

Luxurious Tropical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance Ahyoung and Lamont’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a tropical paradise filled with luxurious white orchids and rich dark-green florals. “Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we met each other...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions | Part 1

Modern Boho St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don CeSar When you take an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel and incorporate eclectic details, the result is charming elegance that captures a subtle yet chic ambiance. Bringing together The Don CeSar’s recently renovated youthful modern look, St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings + Events created an...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Portraits

Organic, Nature Inspired Green and White Wedding Katie and Alex’s nature-inspired Tampa Bay wedding combined their love for the outdoors with an organically chic vibe. From the signature cocktails to the outdoor tented reception, this sweet celebration was overflowing with beauty and elegance. When selecting a wedding photographer to capture their big day the couple wanted someone...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Ceremonies

Romantic Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel This Safety Harbor wedding combined colorful Scottish traditions with charming personal details resulting in a classic yet romantic atmosphere with soft and warm accents. Looking for a church that was open and airy was important for the Tampa natives, and when they arrived at...

“Before 5” Networking Recap: Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

  Tampa Bay wedding vendors get to experience many parts of the planning process with their couples, from venues tours to menu tastings to choosing decor, but one experience has always been for the bride only, trying on the dress. Marry Me Tampa Bay teamed up with Palm Harbor wedding dress shop Nikki’s Glitz and...

Romantic Rustic Chic Largo Golf Course Wedding | The Bayou Club

  Erin and Brandon’s classically chic Largo wedding captured their love for one another with stunning golf course views, romantic pink uplighting, and mauve and silver color palette. “Our theme was rustic chic,” the bride explained, “I really was looking for a way to create something that was simplistic, with an elegant touch.” Working in...

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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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Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Kera Photography

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

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

Bruce Wayne Florals

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Tastes of Tampa Bay

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

The Mahaffey Theater

Hotel Alba

Bayou Club

Kemari Lyn Films

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

Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

Tropical Boho Bride and Groom Excited After Exchanging Vows, Bride in Flowy Deep V Neck Wedding Dress, Colorful Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Godfrey | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Wedding Dress Nikki's Glitz and Glam | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Amber McWhorter Photography

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Bay Kings Band

Grant Hemond & Associates

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