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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...

“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...

Burgundy and Plum Floral Filled Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Monique and Davante’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a cross-country celebration that featured a caricaturist, spoken word artist, and the Dallas Mavericks’ official DJ to entertain their guests. The bride planned a modern summertime wedding that elegantly embraced her husband’s last name. “It was romantic and garden-themed to go along with my husband’s last name...

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...

Rooftop Wedding Pro Networking at The Hotel Zamora | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5”

  We love to use the summer months to create opportunities for networking with our favorite wedding pros and showcasing some of our favorite beach wedding venues. Our Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” wedding pro networking event on the rooftop of Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach featured expansive views of the Gulf of...

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Crawl | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” Networking

At Marry Me Tampa Bay, we’re always thinking of out of the box ideas to connect wedding vendors while fostering a community of interaction and partnership. Most wedding vendors spend a majority of their time and work, making things happen behind the scenes for their couples on wedding days. We recently partnered with the Association...

David Yurman International Plaza Bridal Wedding Engagement Ring Event | Sept 20-22

If you’re searching for a unique engagement ring with a timeless, yet modern feel, then you’ll love the exquisite jewelry designs from David Yurman. Their collection of fine jewelry features ethically sourced diamonds in a platinum or gold setting. This past week, we were treated to a sneak peek of the David Yurman Bridal Engagement...

Tampa Bay Wedding Desserts Spotlight: Sweetly Dipped Confections

Desserts is one of our favorite part of the wedding day, and with couples opting to make their day more personalized, cake pops are the perfect way to showcase your hobbies and passions. I’ve known Sweetly Dipped Confections owner Brandi Matiyak for years, as she was one of the original cake pop businesses in Tampa Bay....

Romantic Silver, Ivory and Wine Tampa Wedding | Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

  Many brides dream of their wedding day and the moment in which their father would walk them down the aisle, but for Holly this day was bittersweet as her father Officer Charles Kondek was killed in the line of duty in December 2014. To honor her father’s service, several Tampa Bay wedding professionals came...

New Wedding Trend: Floral Dresses | Gabro Events Services Floral Open House

  One of our favorite things about being connected to the wedding industry is seeing all of the fabulous trends and designs that hit the scene each season. We recently partnered with Tampa Bay wedding floral, event decor and entertainment company Gabro Event Services for our Marry Me Tampa Bay After 5 networking event. We...

Navy, Blush and Copper Industrial Chic Ybor City Wedding | CL Space

  Amanda and Larry’s Ybor City wedding wasn’t only a celebration of their love for one another, but it also supported a great cause. “Every November the CL Space holds an online auction for a wedding package that includes a variety of wedding vendors with all proceeds going to the Children’s Home Network. After reviewing...

Vibrant Purple and Pink Outdoor Styled Wedding | Southern Plantation Oasis

  When there is a Tampa Bay wedding venue with a stunning outdoor setting, we just have to show it off! The Marry Me Tampa Bay editorial staff partnered with Southern Plantation Oasis and Exquisite Events to create this vibrant pink and purple wedding styled shoot. Located just north of Tampa in Lutz, Southern Plantation Oasis, the...

Romantic Southern Inspired Styled Wedding | Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club

Elegant Southern Inspired Wedding | Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club Wedding A classic Tampa country club wedding with a twist of southern elegance brought an unexpected feel and charm to the recently renovated Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club for this styled wedding shoot. Having undergone a recent refresh in their ballroom, the Tampa wedding...

French Inspired Marie Antoinette St. Petersburg Wedding Shoot | NOVA 535

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Inspiration | NOVA 535 Wedding Styled Shoot Opulent elegance and over-the-top wedding decor created an ornate design at one of the most unique downtown St. Pete wedding venues, NOVA 535. The day began with transforming NOVA 535 into an 18th century haven, while placing an emphasis on heavy fabrics, ornate decor...

Wedding Cake Pop Challenge | Sweetly Dipped Confections

Wedding Cake Pop Challenge | Sweetly Dipped Confections Have you ever wondered what goes into creating those sweet desserts that grace your wedding cake table or favor bags? We visited Tampa Bay wedding caterer Amici’s Catered Cuisine’s kitchen along with wedding cake pop designer and owner, Brandi, of Sweetly Dipped Confections, to attempt to make cake...

Pink and Green Lilly Pulitzer Inspired, Tropical Wedding Styled Shoot

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Tampa Bay Wedding Inspiration For the bride with her heart set on a vibrant and tropical wedding, there’s no need to grab your passport because you will be swooning over this inspirational Tampa Bay wedding styled shoot. To celebrate spring the iconic bright, tropical colors and prints of...

Friday Find It: 5 Unique Wedding Dessert Tables Ideas

Wedding Dessert Table Trends | Tampa Bay Wedding Cake Weddings are about entertaining, which includes drinks, dinner and dessert! Maybe you have passion for baking or sweet tooth and can’t decide between one flavor of cake. Having a dessert table at wedding adds another showpiece to your reception and allows your guests to indulge in sweet...

Friday Find It: Wedding Dessert Favors

Wedding Dessert Favor Trends | Tampa Bay Dessert Wedding Favors Your Tampa Bay wedding guests have dedicated an entire day, possibly even a whole weekend, to celebrate your marriage, so you want to show your appreciation through a wedding favor.  The options are endless when it comes to choosing a favor, but one of the most...

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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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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

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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

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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