Category Archives: Parties A La Carte

Expert Advice: What You Need to Know about Hosting a Weekday or Sunday Wedding

Now that weddings are coming back in full force, couples are experiencing a new set of planning hurdles: venue and vendor availability. If you’re getting married this fall or next spring, chances are most of those Saturday dates are booked, and you’re competing with double the number of couples for one date. Due to this...

Intimate Tropical Green and Gold At-Home Tampa Oasis Wedding

Allison and Eric’s tropical-inspired St. Petersburg wedding was filled with lush greenery and exotic florals with delicate orchids, along with a jungle-inspired circle arch and bamboo chairs to transform the couple’s backyard into a romantic oasis. The intimate evening was a casual affair that featured pizza and dancing in the rain. “We wanted everyone to...

Expert Advice: The Difference Between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator

One of the best investments you can make for your wedding day is hiring a wedding planner. The couples whom we feature always say how vital their planner was in executing their vision, and making the day even more enjoyable so that they nor their family had to worry about a thing. But do you...

Expert Advice: What to Know About Planning a Summer Wedding in Florida

Choosing a date is one of the most important things you’ll do during the planning process for your Tampa Bay wedding. While summer is often an ideal time to get married in more northern parts of the country, the same considerations don’t apply to Florida weddings. “Florida is hot in the summer, like chill out...

Luxurious Classic Outdoor Wedding | The Concession Golf Club

Nestled amongst the history of Old Florida, parks, and preserves is a secret gem of a wedding venue in Bradenton, Florida, just south of Tampa Bay and north of Sarasota. Known as one of the best private golf courses in the state, The Concession Golf Club boasts a beautifully serene backdrop for luxurious weddings and...

Luxurious Green and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Christa and Tony’s luxurious downtown St. Pete wedding featured lavish florals and was dripped in gold. The bride and groom’s dark green and white color palette accented their romantic décor and picturesque reception space. “Our wedding theme was classic and elegant, a modern fairytale. It was very romantic,” the bride shared. “My favorite color is...

Vibrant Pink and Gold Fairytale Wedding | The Don CeSar

Ashli and Greg’s St. Pete Beach destination wedding featured a fairytale weekend filled with romance, love, and happily-ever-afters. The Chicago bride and groom selected shades of pinks with pops of gold to complement Florida’s most iconic beachfront resort. “Since I lived in Florida until I was 10, I grew up regularly going to Disney World. We...

“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...

Timeless Meets Modern Clearwater Beach Surprise Wedding | Sandpearl Resort

While most couples plan every aspect of their wedding day, Clearwater Beach bride Allyson woke up one morning to discover her fiancé, Jason, organized a surprise wedding for the couple. “We wanted a destination wedding and Mexico got shut down. We originally had 40 guests, but 10 decided not to come due to COVID,” the...

Behind-the-Scenes: Luxurious Black, White, and Gold Clearwater Wedding with Parties a la Carte

A wedding day is a very personal choice, from the theme to the colors to the attire selection. To learn more about how the day unfolded, for Lindsey and Alex’s luxurious, black and white Clearwater Beach wedding, we’re going “Behind-the-Scenes” with Tampa Bay wedding planner Jessica Ralph Bova of Parties a la Carte. VIEW THE...

Green and White Boho-Chic Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa River Center

Allie and Alfred’s downtown Tampa wedding was a whimsical evening that perfectly complemented the couple’s unique sense of style with the eccentric aesthetic of downtown. The waterfront Tampa wedding ceremony took place at sunset and was followed by an enchanting indoor reception filled with luxurious florals, an epic dance party, and a breathtaking view of...

Coastal Blue and Yellow Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

Elizabeth and Jack’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured a relaxed, yet elegant vibe with a yellow and blue color palette and nautical elements centered around oysters. “We went for a coastal feel with oysters being our design inspiration. While Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, my husband is more...

Classic White and Gold Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Birchwood

Nikki and Chris’ classic downtown St. Pete wedding featured elegant a white and gold color palette, greenery-filled centerpieces, timeless long-sleeve wedding dress, and multiple dessert tables with luxurious lace linens. “I would describe our wedding theme as classic, traditional, and elegant. We kept our theme to a very neutral palette and more simple with our...

Ivory and Blue Boho Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance

Ashley and Matt’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding was a breathtaking blend of nature and elegance fit for an adults-only affair. The born-and-raised gulf coast Floridians centered their theme and décor around the backdrop of the water and their love for Florida’s coasts. During her engagement, the Orlando bride followed Marry Me Tampa Bay’s Instagram account...

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...

Luxurious Black, White, and Gold Clearwater Wedding | Harborside Chapel

Lindsey and Alex’s elegant Saftey Harbor wedding was a true reflection of their commitment to faith and deep-rooted love for one another. With a handmade circular arch dripping with orchids for the ceremony and floating candles illuminating the reception tables, the bride and groom perfectly brought their timeless vision to life. “Alex and I consider...

Luxurious Downtown Tampa Surprise Wedding | Le Meridien

Over the past eight years, we’ve formed not only a community with our Marry Me Tampa Bay wedding pros but also a friendship. And what does friendship lead you to? Weddings. But when you attend the wedding of one of the most elite wedding planners in Tampa Bay, Jessica Ralph Bova, owner of Parties A’La...

Southern-Inspired Magnolia Market Bridal Shower Brunch

When you work in the event industry for one of the most sought after wedding planners in Tampa Bay, you know all of your wedding events are going to be Pinterest-worthy. Parties A’La Carte incorporated a build your own flower bouquet wall, a vintage bus that doubled as a buffet, and custom monogrammed desserts for...

“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 2019 | Part 2

Luxurious Pink and Green Garden Ceremony & Reception | Belleview Inn Envisioning a garden-inspired ceremony filled with whimsy and touches of modern decor, this luxurious stylized wedding shoot features two jaw-dropping floral backdrops, outfit changes for both the bride and groom and a historic wedding venue just minutes from Clearwater Beach. The design duo of...

“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...

Modern Tropical St. Pete Beach Destination Wedding | The Don CeSar

Roseann and Paul’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding was a magical celebration of how their love story began. The New York City bride and groom brought to life a modern take on tropical elegance with a color palette of white, gold, and blush. “Our theme was a mixture of modern and tropical. I like clean...

Expert Advice: 5 Things International Couples Need to Know About Hosting a Destination Florida Wedding

  Tampa Bay is one of the top cities for destination weddings in the U.S. and especially attractive for international couples looking to wed in Florida. Getting married in the States can have its challenges if you’re not familiar with the laws, customs, and expectations of an American wedding. With Florida located in the southern...

Timeless Greenery and Ivory, Rustic-Chic Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm

Ashley and Randy’s magical outdoor Dade City wedding came to life in a Georgia-inspired setting. The Clearwater couple’s celebration perfectly embodied sweet country charm, as the bride wore a chic yet modern lace dress, while her groom wore blue-jeans and boots, reflecting their personalities for a laid-back wedding. “I wanted country, but elegant⁠, sort of...

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, that ended with a karaoke party that had everyone on the dance floor. “Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we...

MEET THE EDITOR

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

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

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

Lynn’s Catering

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