Category Archives: Michele Renee the Studio

Romantic Rustic Glam Clearwater Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

Katie and Kyle’s Clearwater wedding combined rustic charm with elegant details complementing their springtime yacht club setting. The bride and groom chose a palette of champagne and natural greenery with punches of saturated red tones. “In the beginning, I had a difficult time describing what I was looking for; it was really a combo of...

Pink and Gold Indian Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Kruti and Nishant’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding brought bright and colorful Indian traditions to the white sands of Tampa Bay. Taking a cue from the surrounding landscape, the bride chose a color palette that complimented her tropical surroundings. “I chose pink, coral, and gold colors. I chose these colors because they looked amazing with the...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Hiring a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

What Should Brides Know about Choosing a Hair and Makeup Artist (HMUA)? “Do your research and make sure you love the pictures on their social media and website. Do the styles and brides that they have featured match your style? If the answer is yes, then that artist could be worth it!” -Christine Wheaton, owner...

Modern Boho Neutral Intimate Wedding Shoot

During COVID, at-home weddings evolved from a simple backyard affair to themed and personalized events. Luxury wedding planner and designer John Campbell, owner of John Campbell Weddings, showcased how to elevate an intimate wedding with contemporary meetings traditional details. “With the trend of at-home weddings growing exponentially, I wanted to show that couples have the...

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...

Romantic Greenery-Filled South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

Nadine and Dave’s intimate South Tampa wedding was originally planned as a larger scale destination wedding, but when the couple decided to move to Florida during the pandemic, they changed course and hosted a luxe celebration for 17 of their closest family and friends. The Texas couple chose Tampa for its convenient and sentimental locale...

“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...

Red and Pink Traditional Romantic Greek Wedding | St. Pete Coliseum

Christina and Kyle’s downtown St. Pete wedding was an enchanting evening filled with a rich red and pink color palette complemented by soft blues and whites. The St. Petersburg wedding centered around uniting the two families and included a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony. “Our theme was traditional romantic. We wanted a lot of wedding traditions...

Sentimental “Secret Garden” Backyard Elopement

Since love is not canceled, wedding planner and designer John Campbell Weddings created an inspirational wedding shoot that fits in any size backyard. “Our concept was that a couple has decided to elope in their backyard and hold a large reception at a later date, with close friends and family attending the ceremony and enjoying...

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 Blue Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Victoria and Brandon’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding was a beachfront celebration that even COVID-19 couldn’t hold back. The San Antonio, Texas bride and groom originally planned a wedding for earlier in the year, but due COVID-19 pushed their date back into the summer. “Our original date was April 25, 2020, but we had to move...

Romantic Rooftop Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Meera and Mickey’s colorful destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured the groom arriving on a white horse, stunning rooftop ceremony, and a first dance straight from the movies. To complement their venue’s distinct rooftop space and beach backdrop, the Indian bride and groom opted for romantic ceremony decor followed by a sophisticated reception. “We opted for...

Boho Chic South Tampa Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

Sara and Jake’s boho-rustic South Tampa wedding embodied the couple’s vibrant social lifestyle with a combination of earthy details and lux finishes. To incorporate greenery-focused arrangements and natural wood elements with an elevated black-tie style, the bride chose a classic black and white color palette with pops of lush green and elegant gold. “We wanted...

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...

Vibrant Red Indian, Pakistani Fusion Wedding | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Stephanie and Zain’s vibrant Tampa Indian wedding was a weekend-long affair that combined the bride and groom’s cultures into one great harmonious celebration. “Our wedding was a four-day Indian Catholic-Pakistani Muslim fusion wedding. We wanted to make everyone feel welcome, and we wanted to honor the traditions most important to our families,” the bride shared....

Copper Inspired Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding | Shahnasarian Hall

Sarah and Alan’s Pinellas Park wedding day was filled with touching moments and a mix of emotions. Sarah, the owner of Sarah Bubar Designs, is a stand-out creative in our Tampa Bay wedding community, and a wonderful friend. For the bride, an unexpected family event changed how the wedding day would proceed, but not the...

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....

Elegant Burgundy and Blush St. Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar Wedding

  Lea and Brandon’s St. Pete Beach wedding was an unforgettable oceanfront celebration filled with elegant decor, pops of rose gold, and a stunning outdoor ceremony steps from the beach. “I wanted something elegant, but true to my style. I didn’t want anything too over the top,” the bride shared. “I had a few quirky...

Romantic Chic South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House

South Tampa’s chicest new wedding venue, Hyde House, is officially open, and we’ve got a sneak peek with this whimsical art deco-inspired styled shoot featuring muted pastels and black accents. Looking to complement the open concept and outdoor terrace overlooking Hyde Park Village, the design team included creative elements that brought to life the reception...

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 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...

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...

Whimsical Art Deco Meets Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Centre Club

  2020 is the year for art deco themed Tampa Bay weddings (think 1920s meets the modern age). Tampa wedding planner and designer John Campbell of John Campell Weddings updated the unique wedding style for this tropical meets trendy inspiration shoot at the Centre Club. “I always tell my clients to work with the aesthetic...

Lavish, Vibrant Indian Wedding | Hilton Tampa Westshore

  Avani and Naresh’s Tampa Indian wedding combined colorful decor and traditional elements for their lavish three-day affair. Sharing aspects of their heritage with their 500 guests was of the utmost importance for the Tampa bride and groom. “We wanted blush and gold as the colors for the wedding theme because those are popular colors...

Luxurious Downtown St. Pete Indian Fusion Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

  Mary and Prateek’s colorful downtown St. Pete Indian fusion wedding featured a vibrant outdoor ceremony and a stunning ballroom reception. Adding plenty of personalities, the bride and groom incorporated their favorite local coffee shop, a special whiskey bar, and an unforgettable surprise Bollywood performance. “We wanted to take the important and unique parts of...

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