Category Archives: Truly Forever Bridal

Luxurious Gold and Red Siesta Key Beach Wedding | Cottage on the Rocks

Jaeda and John’s glamorous Siesta Key wedding brought modern elegance to the beaches through a combination of saturated floral arrangements, contemporary glass, acrylic elements, and luxurious gold finishes. The Sarasota couple originally envisioned a Key West wedding, but ultimately decided to translate that vision to a local venue in their hometown. They chose a color...

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...

Vibrant Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Poynter Institute

Lauren and Kevin’s downtown St. Pete wedding combined their minimalist and modern styles with homespun elements in a way that was truly personal to the pair. With the assistance of family members, who helped create the day’s details, from the centerpieces to the favors, the fall color palette incorporated neutral tones of charcoal, blush, and...

Pastel European Inspired Garden Wedding Style Shoot | The Palmetto Club

  With the right design team, you can create any look at any venue, including transforming an outdoor Tampa Bay space into a European celebration with delightful details like custom cookies and adorable puppies! “The theme was a whimsical, romantic, garden wedding. I wanted to create a classic, European inspired wedding right here in Florida,”...

Copper Inspired Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding | Shahnasarian Hall

Sarah and Alan’s Pinellas Park wedding day was filled with touching moments and a mix of emotions. Sarah, the owner of Sarah Bubar Designs, is a stand-out creative in our Tampa Bay wedding community, and a wonderful friend. For the bride, an unexpected family event changed how the wedding day would proceed, but not the...

Pink and White Garden Glam South Tampa Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

Angielique and Ryan’s Tampa garden wedding featured a chic, sunlit ceremony and modern luxe reception. The bride and groom’s love of their hometown and their toy poodle puppy inspired their luxurious white, pink, and grey wedding on famed Bayshore Boulevard. “Our theme was garden-glam. We wanted our ceremony to be in a garden outside in...

Tropical Mauve Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Red Mesa Events

Nicole and Lance’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a gorgeous celebration with lush greenery, complemented by soft hues of lavender and mauve that created a romantic tropical paradise. The bride and groom planned a simple garden-themed wedding ceremony followed by a modern ballroom reception that allowed the couple to fully emerge themselves in the celebration...

“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...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Ceremonies

Romantic Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel This Safety Harbor wedding combined colorful Scottish traditions with charming personal details resulting in a classic yet romantic atmosphere with soft and warm accents. Looking for a church that was open and airy was important for the Tampa natives, and when they arrived at...

Romantic Rustic Chic Largo Golf Course Wedding | The Bayou Club

  Erin and Brandon’s classically chic Largo wedding captured their love for one another with stunning golf course views, romantic pink uplighting, and mauve and silver color palette. “Our theme was rustic chic,” the bride explained, “I really was looking for a way to create something that was simplistic, with an elegant touch.” Working in...

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...

Romantic and Whimsical Tampa Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Hotel Alba

  Glowing with romantic blue lighting, pops of vibrant color, and whimsical draping, this styled wedding inspiration shoot at the newly renovated Hotel Alba, radiated pure elegance with every detail. Looking to complement the modern art deco style of the boutique hotel, the design team opted for moody yet dramatic décor, with plenty of natural...

Vibrant Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding Inspiration | Red Mesa Events

  Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, Red Mesa Events is a hidden gem of a wedding venue space offering rooftop views and an eclectic, elegant setting that truly encompasses the St. Pete culture. With its original exposed brick, two stunning chandeliers and herringbone wood floor, La Florida Ballroom is an exquisite, 1,200-square-foot...

Wedding Dress Trends 2019 | Sarasota Bridal Fashion Show

  Coming off of three successful years with our Tampa bridal fashion show, we partnered with the elite wedding planning team from NK Weddings and Truly Forever Bridal Sarasota to host our first Sarasota bridal fashion show at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota. This fashion-forward event featured nearly 40 designer wedding dresses from Badgley Mischka, Pronovias,...

Mauve, Gold, and Navy Greenery Inspired Tampa Wedding | Davis Island Garden Club

  Erika and James’ garden inspired South Tampa wedding combined gorgeous DIY details, natural organic elements, and a color palette of mauve, gold, and navy blue. “Our theme represented us in so many ways. We incorporated lots of greenery to match our wedding venue, and we chose our natural design because we love simple and...

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 organic yet bohemian theme for this...

Elegant Vintage Meets Rustic Red and Pink Wedding | The Orange Blossom Barn

  Alyssa and James’ outdoor Tampa Bay wedding was a vision of rustic winter elegance with gorgeous red florals, vintage china, and Christmas trees dripping with twinkling lights. “Our theme was a mix of elegance and romance. I liked the idea of pushing formal elements into a simple outdoor barn. I wanted rich red florals,...

Romantic Burgundy and Rose Gold Church Wedding | Harborside Chapel

  Ashleigh and Michael’s festive Safety Harbor wedding combined their love for all things Disney with romantic winter inspired details creating a charming holiday celebration. Selecting a burgundy and rose gold color palette, the bride and groom kept their winter theme alive with miniature Christmas trees centerpieces. “Our wedding was just before Christmas, so we...

Romantic Rooftop St. Pete Beach Elopement | Hotel Zamora

  Jenna and Christopher’s St. Pete Beach elopement truly captured their love for one another with an intimate rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the beach. “We chose to have an elopement because we wanted the day to be solely about us and our commitment to each other,” the bride shared. MORE: ST. PETE BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATION...

Classic, Elegant White and Pink Garden Wedding | Southern Hills Plantation Club

Erica and Thomas’ charming Spring Hill wedding embodied classic elegance with soft whimsical details, gorgeous floral centerpieces, and a magical sparkler sendoff. “We really wanted to capture our vision of a classic yet elegant celebration,” the bride explained. “Choosing our color palette of biscotti, petal pink, and navy blue, was an easy choice. The colors...

Tropical Pink and Orange Anna Maria Island Beach Wedding | Sandbar Waterfront Restaurant

Marissa and Zack’s destination Anna Maria Island Wedding was filled with beautiful sunny skies, modern decor, and views that resembled a tropical postcard. Choosing a color palette of navy blue, rose gold, and orange, the bride and groom drew inspiration from their picturesque surroundings to capture their vision. “I would describe my wedding as minimalistic-beachy!...

Vintage Black and Gold Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | Italian Club

  Brittney and Christopher’s vintage Ybor City wedding was a vision of old Hollywood glam that featured a live band, antique Bentley and plenty of glitz and glam. With a black, gold and red color palette, the bride and groom perfectly executed their 1920’s inspired celebration. “We wanted a Great Gatsby meets old Hollywood vibe. I love the Great...

Blush Pink and Gold Garden Inspired Sarasota Wedding | Historic Spanish Point

  Abbie and Joe’s Sarasota wedding was full of sweet details, gorgeous florals and a coffee bar that had guests raving. Featuring a color palette of blush pink with subtle hints of gold, the bride and groom opted for mismatched fine china and giant goblets to add flavor to their special day. “Our theme could...

Unveiling The Don CeSar Hotel Ballroom Renovation | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” Networking

  Pretty in pink, historic in nature, and a true iconic treasure to the Tampa Bay area, located in St. Pete Beach, The Don Cesar Hotel has been a staple landmark for our area since the 1920s’. Featuring uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico and luxury amenities, we jumped at the chance to host...

Dusty Blue and Greenery Inspired Coastal Waterfront Tampa Wedding | The Godfrey

  With its long pier stretched over the Tampa Bay waterfront, stunning views, and the breathtaking sunsets, The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa is the perfect location for this coastal inspired waterfront Tampa wedding. A color palette of dusty blues, greenery, and off-whites accented this styled wedding shoot with a touch of elegance. “I wanted to...

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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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