Category Archives: Monarch Events And Design

Vibrant Fuchsia and Orange South Tampa Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

Thy and Dominick’s South Tampa wedding featured vibrant flora in shades of pink and orange, a waterfront garden ceremony, elegant metallic gold accents, and global cuisine in honor of their cultural roots. “Our wedding theme was a mix of botanical/garden and traditional. Since we were having a garden wedding, I wanted to incorporate vibrant, rich...

Organic Meets Modern Opposites Attract Wedding Inspiration | Midtown Aloft-Element

Located in the heart of Midtown Tampa, Aloft/Element Midtown brings a new cosmopolitan flair to the city’s hottest new destination district. Centrally located between Westshore and Downtown, this new central neighborhood has added contemporary energy to Tampa. The dual-branded property creates a unique opportunity for couples to showcase their individual personalities in one location. With...

Timeless White and Blush Ballroom Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown

Lizzy and Tanner’s classic downtown Tampa wedding focused on the meaning of their marriage first and foremost, with traditional details that made for a beautiful and timeless style. “We wanted our marriage and our love for each other to be the focus of the day. To complement that, we wanted the design of the wedding...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Hiring a Wedding Florist in Tampa Bay

What makes your wedding different from all the other events that happen at your venue? Your flowers and decor. Think of flowers as the “icing on the cake” or the jewelry and accessories to a great outfit. With endless options on Pinterest and Instagram, how do you know how to achieve your vision, while also...

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

Gina and Kevin’s downtown St. Pete wedding was adorned with greenery and a neutral palette creating a romantic setting. “I have always been drawn to anything mauve so we went with a mauve and dusty rose color combination with gold accents,” the bride shared. “I also love jewel tones so we made sure we had...

“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...

Expert Advice: The Effect of COVID-19 on Wedding Flowers

How Has COVID-19 Affected the Availability of Wedding Flowers? “The impact of COVID-19 on the wedding floral industry has been broad. The wedding flower availability has been affected starting at the growers/farmers. When COVID began and the wedding industry came to a screeching halt, flower buying for weddings all but stopped. This meant the growers...

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...

Romantic Blue and Green Outdoor Courtyard Wedding | Ybor City State Museum

Molly and Ahmy’s romantic Ybor City wedding featured an outdoor ceremony and tented reception, wooden decor elements, and natural hues of greens and blues with pops of citrus accents. The Tampa couple was fortunate to host 150 of their closest friends and family, just before the onset of COVID-19, in a beautiful and historic outdoor...

Vibrant Burgundy and Pink Rustic Plant City Wedding | Wishing Well Barn

Jordyn and Cameron’s vibrant Plant City wedding incorporated flora-focused decor with rustic charm. The outdoorsy couple embraced a natural theme they titled “Let Love Grow” and incorporated garden details throughout the celebration, as well as a romantic color palette of mixed shades of pinks and reds reflective of the season. “Our wedding colors were burgundy,...

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, Modern, Boho Chic Wedding Inspiration | The Regent

With a bohemian style growing ever more popular in wedding designs, this team of Tampa Bay wedding vendors created an elevated styled wedding that injected an elegant and glamorous edge into the trendy boho vibe. Inspired by a luxurious tapestry of a woven run filled with rich jewel tones, this styled shoot unfolded into an...

Whimsical Succulent Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Val and Bob’s whimsical downtown Tampa wedding featured greenery centerpieces with succulent accents and a green, blue, and purple color palette. “We are big fans of Wes Anderson movies and were inspired by his style for our details and décor,” the bride shared. “Our invitations were created to resemble a book cover from an author...

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...

Romantic Greenery-Inspired South Tampa Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

  Jennifer and Rocky’s romantic South Tampa garden wedding featured a lush outdoor ceremony and color palette of ivory, deep burgundy, dusty rose, and natural greenery. “The themes I wanted to strive for were: romantic, modern, vintage, and fresh. I chose these themes because I felt they corresponded to who I was as a person,”...

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...

“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...

Mauve, Gold, and Navy Greenery Inspired Tampa Wedding | Davis Island Garden Club

  Erika and James’ garden inspired South Tampa wedding combined gorgeous DIY details, natural organic elements, and a color palette of mauve, gold, and navy blue. “Our theme represented us in so many ways. We incorporated lots of greenery to match our wedding venue, and we chose our natural design because we love simple and...

“Puppy Love” Dog Inspired Wedding | NOVA 535

  Whenever a wedding gallery shows up in our inbox with a dog in it, it’s so hard to say no to that submission! So we thought, in honor of National Puppy Day on March 23, why not just create an inspirational wedding styled shoot with ONLY puppies?! Of course, when we asked pet planners...

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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).

NOVA 535

NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

ALOFT/ ELEMENT TAMPA MIDTOWN

Organic Boho Modern White and Brown Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Flowers with Peach Roses, Gold Leaves, Feathers, and Ghost Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Monarch Events | Planner and Designer UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Venue Aloft/Element Midtown | Photographer and Videographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Rentals A Chair Affair

BELLWETHER BEACH RESORT

St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Bellwether Beach Resort Aerial View

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

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

LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer | Limelight 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

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

Hotel Alba

PARADISE SPRING

Paradise Spring | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Private Estate

LAKE LODGE

The Lake Lodge Wedding Venue | Lake Thonotosassa Tampa Area Wedding Venue

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

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

ADORE BRIDAL

Lifelong Photography Studio | The Current | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

Grant Hemond and Associates | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ

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