Category Archives: Life Long Studios Wedding Photographer

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…

Boho-Chic Greenery Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Fancy Free Nursery

  Khrystle and Joseph’s dreamy Tampa Heights wedding included a flower chandelier, a vintage photo booth bus, and an abundance of gorgeous greenery. Setting the mood for their bohemian wedding, the St. Pete couple incorporated candles throughout their reception venue for a truly magical ambiance. “The best way to describe our wedding would be industrial…

Dusty Rose and Burgundy Waterfront Vow Renewal | Yacht StarShip

  Candace and Jaime’s dreamy waterfront downtown Tampa vow renewal wedding celebrated their 25-year love story. The Tampa bride and groom chose a color palette of dusty rose and burgundy to perfectly tie together their intimate gathering of 40 guests. “The theme for our vow renewal was a romantic French country. We wanted our guests…

Historic Elegance Meets Modern Chic White and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

  Amanda and Brad’s minimalistic South Tampa wedding found the most magical ways to showcase their love for detail with handcrafted wedding decor, monogrammed cornhole boards, and plenty of local 813 flavor. Overflowing with an abundant amount of gorgeous natural lighting, both the ceremony and reception featured a modern depiction of historical elegance. “We went…

Elegant Dusty Blue and Gray Outdoor Courtyard Wedding | Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

  Beth and Ben’s whimsical Bradenton wedding was a vision of modern-day beauty with charming rustic details, loads of personality, and a gorgeous color palette of dusty blue, gray and white. “Our wedding theme was elegant, with subtle hints of rustic charm,” the bride shared. “We chose this theme to keep the ambiance airy and…

Tropical Coral and Gold Rooftop St. Pete Beach Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Rickey and Christopher’s vibrant St. Pete Beach wedding showcased stunning rooftop views of the Gulf of Mexico and featured a stylish outdoor celebration for 150 guests. Using Marry Me Tampa Bay, the bride and groom discovered local wedding pros and inspiration that brought their tropical fairytale wedding to life. “I used Marry Me Tampa Bay…

Tropical Green Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

  Jessica and Trenton’s Clearwater Beach wedding was a tropical vision of green, white, and gold that created a soft and elegant atmosphere during their waterfront ceremony. For a phenomenal guest experience, the bride and groom paired food stations with bottles of wine as wedding favors. “Because of the views of the beach, I felt…

Romantic Burgundy and Blush Downtown Tampa Industrial Wedding | Rialto Theatre

  Amanda and Joseph’s downtown Tampa wedding was a combination of industrial charm and romantic elegance with burgundy and blush tones that add pops of color with the greenery inspired theme and decor. For real wedding inspiration, the bride used Marry Me Tampa Bay while creating her Pinterest vision board. “I would describe our wedding…

Wedding Dress Trends 2019 | Sarasota Bridal Fashion Show

  Coming off of three successful years with our Tampa bridal fashion show, we partnered with the elite wedding planning team from NK Weddings and Truly Forever Bridal Sarasota to host our first Sarasota bridal fashion show at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota. This fashion-forward event featured nearly 40 designer wedding dresses from Badgley Mischka, Pronovias,…

Sunset Inspired Florida Beach Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

  Madeline and Tim’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding truly captured the beauty of old Florida charm with a breathtaking ceremony on a private beach. Sprinkled with elegant Florida inspired details, the bride and groom chose a color palette of dusty rose and postman blue to tie together the whimsical ambiance they were going for. “Our…

Neutral, Tropical Inspired Florida Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

  Becca and Ryan’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding embodied beachy, casual vibes with a chic, neutral color palette and pop of dark green. “I had always dreamed of having the wedding outside, and January in Pennsylvania wasn’t going to allow that! Florida is somewhat of a second home to me. My grandparents, aunt, uncle, and…

Romantic Rooftop St. Pete Beach Elopement | Hotel Zamora

  Jenna and Christopher’s St. Pete Beach elopement truly captured their love for one another with an intimate rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the beach. “We chose to have an elopement because we wanted the day to be solely about us and our commitment to each other,” the bride shared. MORE: ST. PETE BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATION…

Tropical Burgundy and Gold Tampa Wedding | ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Casie and Ray’s outdoor modern-chic Tampa wedding took things to a whole new level with a gorgeous tropical ceremony and reception at ZooTampa. With fall in the air, the bride and groom chose a rich jewel-toned color palette of burgundy and gold and served pumpkin beer to toast their special love. “We really wanted to…

Romantic Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding | Sandpearl Resort Grace and Tom

Grace and Tom’s romantic Clearwater Beach destination wedding featured an unplugged sunset ceremony followed by an elegant ballroom reception, with a laid-back feel. “We love the sunset, so we got married as the sun was going down. Every time we go to Florida, we watch the sunset; it is special to us,” the bride shared….

Emerald Green and Gold Old Hollywood Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Melanie and Josh’s downtown St. Pete wedding embodied old Hollywood with classic elegance and modern decor. With gorgeous florals and a color palette of emerald, gold, and black, the charming ambiance was romantic yet simplistic. “Our theme had hints of an old Hollywood vintage feel to it,” the bride shared. “I always knew that when the…

Romantic Rustic Blush Pink and Grey Spring Hill Wedding | The White Barn

Samantha and Chris’ rustic chic Spring Hill wedding took outdoor elegance to a new level with hanging wine glass chandeliers and whimsical S’mores party favors. “My wedding colors were blush, grey, and gold,” the bride shared. “The vision I was going for was definitely rustic chic. I had always wanted to get married outdoors, and…

Jewel Toned Travel Inspired Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

  Kailah and Greg’s Clearwater Beach wedding dazzled with vintage travel-inspired decor, earthy elements, and pops of jewel tones. “I have always loved the beach and knew I wanted to get married with the sand in my toes. I didn’t want to do a typical beach themed wedding so we incorporated elements of what we enjoy,” the…

Elegant Emerald Green Ballroom Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown

  Marian and Josh’s downtown Tampa wedding combined colorful Middle Eastern and Greek culture with sweet personal touches and a traditional entrance that brought guests to their feet. “Playing off some of my favorite fall colors, we chose a color palette of emerald green, white, and gold,” the bride shared. “I really wanted to showcase the…

Organic, Nature Inspired Green and White Wedding | Paradise Spring

  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. “We envisioned our day as timeless, but with a few modern twists on traditional wedding touch points. For us,…

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