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“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...

Dusty Blue Boho Chic Winter Inspired Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Brittany and Brian’s Clearwater Beach wedding was a picturesque affair with elegant decor, gorgeous rooftop views, and a confetti-filled last dance. “We really imagined a romantic bohemian ambiance with gorgeous fresh flowers and modern chic decor. We were immediately drawn to dusty blues, shades of green, and neutrals to tie in the beach feel, but...

Romantic Garden Inspired Destination St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

  Gina and Steve’s destination St. Pete beach wedding dazzled with elegant charm and breathtaking postcard Florida views. Wanting a laid back ambiance, the Illinois bride and groom incorporated their personalities with a cigar bar, a bilingual band and gold details. “For our theme, we wanted a romantic garden design. Since our wedding wasn’t black...

Whimsical Pink and Orange Kate Spade Inspired Wedding | Belleair Country Club

Taylor and John’s Clearwater wedding was a wonderland of vibrant colors mixed with classic black and white stripes, inspired by an iconic fashion designer. “Our inspiration was Kate Spade with a twist! The gold accents and pops of hot pink and orange added a fun twist to the traditional black and white stripes,” the bride...

Elegant Dusty Blue Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

  Christine and Corey’s downtown St. Pete wedding was the perfect example of classic elegance with a modern flair. The bride and groom hosted a romantic outdoor lawn ceremony overlooking Tampa Bay, complemented by a stunning white florals and manzanita branch arch backdrop. The couple continued the ocean-inspired design into their romantic ballroom reception with dramatic textured...

Luxurious Rose Gold and Burgundy Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | The Vinoy

  Marisa and Kevin’s romantic downtown St. Pete wedding featured modern decor including clear ghost chairs, a white dance floor, and rose quartz inspired ceremony backdrop. The groom, an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays, hit a home run with this romantic, outdoor garden ceremony and luxurious ballroom wedding. “The customization and level of detail that went into...

Modern, Bohemian Downtown St. Pete Styled Wedding | The Birchwood

With its gorgeous rooftop and elegant ballroom, The Birchwood has become an iconic Tampa Bay wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, the boutique hotel features sweeping rooftop views of Tampa Bay and oversized chandeliers in its ballroom making it a top choice for engaged couples. Bringing together the hotel’s modern finishes...

Tropical, Old Florida Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

  Holly and Andrew’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding brought together the ambiance of old world Florida with a luxurious tropical glamour. Selecting a color palette of navy, green, gold and white, the Michigan bride and groom embodied the greenery of Florida. “I’ve always loved the idea of a destination wedding, but this was the best...

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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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The Godfrey Hotel

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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

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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

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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