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Elegant Greenery and White Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Stacy and Kevin’s elegant Clearwater Beach wedding combined a neutral palette of creamy flora and natural greenery with a pop of dusty blue, set against the stunning waterfront backdrop of one of America’s most famous beaches. “We knew we had one of the most amazing backdrops getting married overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, so we...

Luxurious Romantic Sarasota Mansion Wedding | Ringling Museum

Christina and Grant’s luxurious Sarasota wedding combined a soft and romantic palette and an abundance of lush flora at their historic waterfront venue. Guests enjoyed waterfront views during the ceremony before dining al fresco at feasting tables along the façade of their ornate mansion venue. “Our color scheme included shades of pinks, purples, gold, and...

Intimate Dark and Moody Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Urban Stillhouse

Cayla and Colin’s industrial downtown St. Pete wedding featured abundant greenery and warm shades of orange and red accented with metallic gold in a candlelit environment filled with natural elements like stone, wood, and exposed brick. “We never wanted to have a traditional wedding so keeping it small and intimate was definitely our style! Our...

Elegant Champagne and Burgundy Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Bianca and Edgar’s elegant downtown St. Pete wedding boasted dramatic red and cream flora, sparkling champagne accents, an emotional first look, and lively Spanish music in honor of the couple’s heritage. “The theme for our wedding was elegant romance. We wanted an intimate romantic wedding,” the bride shared. “The colors were champagne and burgundy. Since...

Modern Old Florida St. Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar

Maude and Kasey’s St. Pete Beach wedding featured soft shades of pinks and greens, tropical-bohemian details, a mimosa bar cocktail hour, and a brunch menu fit for a foodie. “Our theme and overall vibe were Old Florida meets modern, organic romance. We opted for colors and elements that brought out the natural beauty of the...

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...

Romantic Rustic Glam Clearwater Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

Katie and Kyle’s Clearwater wedding combined rustic charm with elegant details complementing their springtime yacht club setting. The bride and groom chose a palette of champagne and natural greenery with punches of saturated red tones. “In the beginning, I had a difficult time describing what I was looking for; it was really a combo of...

Timeless Ivory and Blush Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Priscilla and Josh’s Clearwater Beach wedding featured a soft color palette of ivory, blush, and white tones that created a timeless and romantic atmosphere. “We both always imagined a traditional wedding. We wanted to look back on our pictures years from now and still get the same romantic and timeless feeling we had on our big...

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...

Burgundy and Gold Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding | Red Mesa Events

Laura and Bryan’s downtown St. Pete wedding was an intimate evening featuring a rooftop ceremony overlooking the city followed by a romantic botanical-inspired reception. “Getting married in January, I chose a palette of burgundy and gold with pops of red, deep plum, and lots of greenery. It wasn’t until our invitations arrived that I realized...

Intimate St. Pete Beach Rooftop Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Kati and Kendall’s rooftop St. Pete Beach wedding was a dream come true. After entering a “MiniMony” wedding giveaway, the Palm Harbor bride and groom were touched to learn they had been selected as the winners of a pre-planned 90-minute micro-wedding. “Our amazing wedding planner, Jillian owner of Perfecting the Plan, took care of every...

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...

Modern Boho Neutral Intimate Wedding Shoot

During COVID, at-home weddings evolved from a simple backyard affair to themed and personalized events. Luxury wedding planner and designer John Campbell, owner of John Campbell Weddings, showcased how to elevate an intimate wedding with contemporary meetings traditional details. “With the trend of at-home weddings growing exponentially, I wanted to show that couples have the...

Downtown St. Pete Boho Picnic Elopement | Wild Roots

With Florida’s perfect weather and tropical aesthetic, bohemian-inspired wedding details are always in season. Intimate wedding planners Elope Tampa Bay designed a downtown St. Pete elopement wedding shoot that showcased how neutral tones and a nature-filled backdrop make a bold statement. “The theme was boho and free-spirited. We wanted the theme of the elopement to really bring...

Intimate Coastal Inspired Sea Glass Blue Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Cheyanne and Preston’s intimate Clearwater Beach wedding relied on nature to inspire their soft watery color palette and neutral minimalist decor. The natural florals and sea glass details offered a fresh take on the typical beach wedding. “Our wedding theme was very simple and pretty. Clearwater Beach is beautiful; we wanted to let the scenery...

Mauve, Gold, and Navy Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Na’iyma and Keith’s St. Pete wedding created a fairytale experience with Victorian charm and elegance using a soft pink and deep blue color palette, golden details, and an abundance of florals for their 75 guests. Inspired by the bride’s favorite shade of purple, the wedding featured hues of mauve and navy, elevated with shimmery metallic...

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Vow Renewal | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

After 40 years of marriage, Sandy and Bill’s intimate waterfront St. Pete vow renewal featured a tropical ceremony, much different from the blizzard and two feet of snow that occurred during their first ceremony and rainstorm that arose during their 25th wedding anniversary party. Vibrant pink, bright purple, and vivid yellow floral decor popped against...

“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...

Elegant, Modern St. Pete Beach Rooftop Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Kristen and Josh’s romantic St. Pete Beach wedding featured a beautiful blend of neutral tones, lush Florida backdrops, and greenery-filled rooftop elegance. “The wedding was elegant and modern with neutral tones and lots of gorgeous florals. All of their signage was modern with white and black. The wedding colors were neutrals, white, ivory beige, taupe,...

Spooky Downtown St. Pete Halloween Wedding | Manhattan Casino

Debbie and Mark’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a spectacular and spooky soirée that incorporated their October 30th wedding date as the perfect opportunity to host a Halloween-themed wedding day. To create a festive guest experience for their intimate 46-person event, every detail of Halloween was intertwined into the theme and decor. “We choose a...

Burgundy Disney-Inspired Clearwater Wedding | Kapok Events

Gabby and Michael’s glamorous Clearwater wedding was straight out of a fairy tale or rather several fairy tales because the bride and groom incorporated fabled Disney details throughout their celebration. To say the Tampa pair are fans of Disney is an understatement (just read their epic proposal story involving Epcot Food and Wine Festival and...

Intimate Fall-Inspired Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding | The Birchwood

Rooftops are always a sought-after wedding location and with more intimate wedding packages on the rise, couples can now celebrate atop the posh downtown St. Pete Birchwood hotel with views of Tampa Bay and Beach Drive. Channeling the impending fall season and showcasing The Birchwood’s newest micro-wedding offerings, this styled wedding shoot features a warm...

Vibrant Pink Floral-Filled Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

Andrea and Brian’s downtown Tampa wedding featured luxurious finishes and colorful blooms that brought sophisticated style to their historic venue.  The bride and groom’s top priority was making memories with their friends and family, so they kept the ceremony brief so that they could extend the party. The bride envisioned a flora-focused celebration filled which...

Elegant Pink Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Marriott Water Street

Melissa and Daniel’s traditional downtown Tampa wedding was planned, postponed, and then changed a third time, all due to the COVID pandemic. However, the Tampa couple took it in stride and were able to host a stunning socially-distanced wedding for their reduced guest list of 170 friends and family. “COVID presented many challenges during the...

Whimsical Purple Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Sarah and Mark’s bespoke downtown St. Pete wedding was filled with personal touches that narrated their love story through stationery, food, and decor. From the five-course guided meal with wine pairings to the old world charm of the reception tablescapes, each element was thoughtfully and creatively crafted to take their 75 guests on a symbolic...

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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