Downtown St. Pete Boho Picnic Elopement | Wild Roots

Tampa Bay Best Local Wedding Venue 2021

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 out the natural beauty of the venue,” Emily and Melanie, owners of Elope Tampa Bay explained. “We wanted to stick with a more neutral palette with lots of greenery to not take away from all of the plants and nature existing at the venue.”

In order to capture the fleeting memories to will be cherished for a lifetime, Amber McWhorter Photography used the neutral color palette to make the couple stand-out against the pops of greenery that the downtown St. Pete plant nursery offered.

“With all of the unique plants and greenery, we wanted to showcase everything at the nursery and make it inviting for future potential clients who are looking for an intimate indoor space,” Emily and Melanie recalled.

Creating a unique after ceremony celebration, Elope Tampa Bay organized the perfect picnic to substitute the traditional reception. To elevate the romantic experience, wooden chargers and rose gold flatware from Kate Ryan Event Rentals adorned the tablescape.

“We had so much fun designing a boho picnic for our couple to enjoy after the ceremony. A picnic is such a unique and fun way to celebrate after your elopement or intimate wedding,” the wedding planners shared. “Since most couples are not usually having a large reception or dinner party, a picnic is the perfect setting to have a moment to soak in the day and enjoy each other’s presence.”

As no wedding day is complete with a celebratory treat, The Artistic Whisk designed a miniature three-tiered semi-iced wedding cake with a gold drip icing. The dessert table also featured cupcakes with tiny succulents decorated on the top, while chilled champagne and toasting glasses provided the perfect finishing touch.

No matter the number of guests in attendance, there was one detail that didn’t go unnoticed.

“I was obsessed with the bride’s one-of-a-kind vintage dress. The details on the dress were just absolutely stunning in person!” the wedding planners raved.

Boho Neutral Wedding Floral Bouquets with Dried Flowers, Round Thistles, Yellow and Purple Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Styled Shoot
Boho Styled Shoot Decor | Wooden Pallet with Hanging Greenery Plants, Monstera Palm Tree | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot Decor | Wooden Pallets with Hanging Greenery Plants, Monstera Palm Trees, Floral Arrangements with Pampas Grass, Ivory Roses, Pink Anthurium | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bride in Bohemian Delicate Floral Lace and Illusion, Fringe Short Sleeve and Plunging V Neckline with Cutouts on Waist Wedding Dress, Bride holding Floral Bouquet with White Feathers, Pink Anthurium, Palm Tree Leaves | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Lace, Illusion and Fringe Short Sleeve Vintage Wedding Dress Holding Unique Tropical Palm Tree Leaves, Pink Anthurium, Ivory Floral Wedding Bouquet | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Vintage Lace, Illusion, Fringe Short Sleeve Wedding Dress Holding Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Palm Tree Leaves, Ivory Flowers and Pink Anthurium | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Vintage Lace and Fringe Short Sleeve Wedding Dress, Groom in Gray Plaid Suit Exchanging Vows | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Vintage Lace and Fringe Short Sleeve Wedding Dress, Groom in Gray Plaid Suit Exchanging Vows | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Vintage Lace and Fringe Short Sleeve Wedding Dress, Groom in Gray Plaid Suit Exchanging Vows | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bohemian Bride in Vintage Lace and Fringe Short Sleeve Wedding Dress, Groom in Gray Plaid Suit Exchanging Vows, Tropical Inspired Flora Bouquet, Palm Tree Leaves, Pink Anthurium, Ivory Flowers | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Wooden Table with Greenery Plants, Unique Floral Centerpiece, White Pillows and Cushions | St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Styled Shoot Decor | Bohemian Tropical Floral Bouquet, Palm Tree Leaves, Pink Anthurium, Ivory Roses, Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter Photography

How would you describe the theme?
Boho and free-spirited. We wanted the theme of the elopement to really bring out the natural beauty of the venue. 

What were your colors?
We wanted to stick with a more neutral palette with lots of greenery to not take away from all of the plants and nature existing at the venue. 

Boho Styled Shoot Decor | Unique Floral Centerpiece, Pampas Grass, Dried Flowers, Ivory Roses, Pink Anthurium, Greenery Plants, Blush Pink Table Runner, White Peacock Statue Decorations | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Styled Shoot Decor | Vintage Wooden Tables with Pink Runner, Unique Floral Bouquet with Pampas Grass, Dried Flowers, Pink Anthurium, Ivory Roses, Greenery Plants, Gold Candlesticks | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Boho Styled Shoot Decor | Unique Floral Centerpiece, Pampas Grass, Dried Flowers, Ivory Roses, Pink Anthurium, Greenery Plants, Blush Pink Table Runner, White Peacock Statue Decorations | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot Decor | Wooden Charger, White Linens, Rose Gold Flatware and Candlesticks, White Flowers, Pampas Grass Pink Table Runner | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wooden Chargers and Flatware Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot Decor | Vintage Wooden Table with Gold Candlesticks, Wooden Chargers, Pink Linen Table Runner, Greenery Plants | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wooden Chargers and Rose Gold Flatware Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bride in Vintage Lace and Fringe Short Sleeve V Neckline Wedding Dress, Groom in Blue Plaid Suit Sitting at Wooden Table with Chargers, White Linens, Greenery Plants | Unique Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wooden Chargers and Rose Gold Flatware Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?
We had so much fun designing a boho picnic for our couple to enjoy after the ceremony. A picnic is such a unique and fun way to celebrate after your elopement or intimate wedding. Since most couples are not usually having a large reception or dinner party, a picnic is the perfect setting to have a moment to soak in the day and enjoy each other’s presence.

I also was obsessed with the bride’s one-of-a-kind vintage dress. The details on the dress were just absolutely stunning in person. 

Boho Neutral Wedding Styled Shoot Decor | Vintage Gold Bar Cart with Unique Tropical Style Floral Bouquet with Palm Tree Leaves, Pink Anthurium, Ivory roses, Semi Naked Wedding Cake | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Wedding Styled Shoot Decor | Vintage Gold Bar Cart with Unique Tropical Style Floral Bouquet with Palm Tree Leaves, Pink Anthurium, Ivory roses, Semi Naked Wedding Cake | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Wedding Styled Shoot | Three Cupcakes with Succulent Plant Toppers Monstera Palm Leaf | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Wedding Styled Shoot, one tier white cake with Gold Drip, Ivory Rose and Burn Orange Flower | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot Bride and Groom | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bride in Vintage Lace Fringe Short Sleeve V Neckline Wedding Dress Holding Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Monstera Palm Leaf, Pink Anthurium Ivory Roses, Groom in Blue Plaid Suit with Greenery Plants | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Amber McWhorter Photography
Boho Neutral Styled Shoot | Bride in Vintage Lace Fringe Short Sleeve V Neckline Wedding Dress Groom in Blue Plaid Suit with Greenery Plants | Unique St. Pete Wedding Venue Wild Roots Nursery | Amber McWhorter Photography | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay

Venue: Wild Roots
Photographer: Amber McWhorter Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Elope Tampa Bay *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Cotton & Magnolia
Hair and Makeup: Glow by Natalia
Pastry Chef: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress: The Kindred Soul
Picnic: Brown Sugar Event Co.
Wood Chargers and Rose Gold Flatware: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

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