Category Archives: Tastes of Tampa Bay

Expert Advice: 4 Things You Should Know About Wedding Catering and COVID-19

How Has COVID-19 Affected Menu Selection? “Prepare to be flexible with your caterer if food item substitutions become necessary as your event date gets closer. COVID has disrupted supply chains, caused many companies to consolidate their inventory of available products and has caused some purveyors to go out of business altogether. What you selected as...

Expert Advice: A Guide to Wedding Catering Styles

What is the secret to making your Tampa Bay wedding day memorable for your guests? Good food. As much as your friends and family will ooh and ahh over the decor, if you leave them hungry, that’s what they will remember about your wedding night. Every couple wants to make their wedding unique and personal,...

Casual, Rustic Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

Michelle and Michael’s waterfront St. Pete wedding tied together the bride and groom’s love for world travel with rustic decor and adorable DIY centerpieces. Looking to complement their beautiful surroundings, the couple chose a navy and grey color palette that matched perfectly with their outdoor St. Pete wedding venue. “Our theme and design were very...

Organic, Nature Inspired Green and White Wedding | Paradise Spring

Katie and Alex’s nature-inspired Tampa Bay wedding combined their love for the outdoors with an organically chic vibe. From the signature cocktails to the outdoor tented reception, this sweet celebration was overflowing with beauty and elegance. “We envisioned our day as timeless, but with a few modern twists on traditional wedding touch points. For us, it...

Burgundy and Pink Jewel Toned Boho Chic Lakeland Wedding

  Ashley and Matt’s boho-inspired Lakeland wedding was a vision of outdoor elegance with long lace draped tables, eclectic mismatched tableware, and bright beautiful florals. The Florida bride and groom chose a jewel-toned color palette to perfectly tie together the romantic bohemian vibes they were looking to capture. “Our theme was a good mix of boho and eclectic....

Expert Advice: How Much Should You Budget for Wedding Catering?

THE EXPERTS: What is the average cost of hiring a professional wedding caterer in Tampa Bay/Sarasota (not including the venue)? Paulina Nicka from Amici’s Catered Cuisine estimates: “If you have 100 guests then you can expect about $30 in only food costs at Amici’s. That doesn’t include service and other costs. Average costs for a...

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 Fuchsia and Pink Modern Tampa Bay Wedding Inspiration | Haus 820

  Modern Tampa Bay weddings are growing in popularity with the rise of industrial style wedding venues, like Lakeland’s Haus 820. The sleek design and minimalistic Tampa Bay wedding venue is the perfect location for the couple wanting to design their wedding from top to bottom. Tampa Bay wedding planner, Alexa Kritis of Long Aisle...

Expert Advice: 7 Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue | Best Tampa Bay Wedding Caterers

Tampa Bay Inspired Wedding Menus to Fit Your Wedding Venue If you ask any wedding guest the most important part of a Tampa Bay wedding after the ceremony, they’ll almost always respond with “the food.” Weddings in Tampa Bay are home to many locally inspired dishes. Whether it be fresh seafood from the Gulf or menus with Cuban flair,...

Best of 2016: Tampa Bay Wedding Receptions

Best of Marry Me Tampa Bay 2016: Wedding Receptions When it comes to Tampa Bay weddings, we are all about the details! Don’t get us wrong, we love the emotional ceremonies and gorgeous altars, but we love a pretty place setting! From elegant ballroom wedding receptions with floor to ceiling draping for an added dramatic effect...

Tampa Bay Wedding World Changer Free Wedding Giveaway: Astrid and Gary

Ybor City Wedding | CL Space Wedding Every Tampa Bay wedding is meaningful and has its own unique touches, however Astrid and Gary’s Ybor City wedding occurred under very special circumstances. The Clearwater couple were gifted a free wedding by local Tampa Bay wedding vendors after applying for Black Sheep Bride’s Wedding World Changer Day. Unlike most wedding giveaways,...

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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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Lifelong Photography Studio

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dewitt for love

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Breezin’ Weddings

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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

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Elope Tampa Bay

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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

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

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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