Dusty Blue Coastal Dunedin Wedding | Beso Del Sol
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Dusty Blue Coastal Dunedin Wedding | Beso Del Sol

Sherry and Thom's coastal-inspired waterfront Dunedin wedding featured sea glass place cards, a neutral color palette with dusty blue and silver accents, and a stunning Florida sunset just minutes from their home.

“Our theme was elegant coastal with shades of blue because we both love the beach and living on the coast,” the bride shared. “Our colors were tropical ocean blues from deep to light with neutral grays, whites, and silver accents. We wanted lots of ties to the beautiful nature that was around us, so naturally, we went with blue and earthy greens.”

The bride and groom married in the charming coastal town of Dunedin, where they found the perfect waterfront location for their May wedding.

“We looked for a venue that was close to the church, along the water and had an elegant vibe, but yet very casual. We wanted a wedding where everyone was comfortable so the coastal theme really helped with that,” Sherry explained. “Marry Me Tampa Bay helped us select the right venue. We chose Beso Del Sol due to their affordability. Their service was fantastic and very professional, and it has the best water views and sunsets we’ve ever seen! The water has always been something that we have enjoyed together and to have the opportunity to have a waterfront wedding with only our friends and family was such an incredible experience.”

To keep their 52 guests entertained, the couple looked for a DJ who knew how to set the mood for the evening and make a lasting impact.

“We wanted a DJ who really knew what type of music we liked and the atmosphere we were trying to create,” Sherry articulated. “Grant Hemond & Associates was suggested by our venue. The entertainment was a big hit with all of our guests, and Craig Hemond took the time to meet with us and get to know our music tastes.”

One of the bride's most memorable moments of the day was a lighthearted joke that aligned perfectly with the casual atmosphere.

“Father Gary told our guests during the ceremony that he had heard my mother whisper to my husband, ‘She’s all yours now!' while I was giving him my hand, like I was a ton of trouble all her life and now I was his problem! It was really funny and made our guests laugh,” the bride reminisced.

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Cocktail Hour Reception with White Linens and Dusty Blue Bows | Waterfront Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol

What did you look for in a wedding venue?  

Close to the church, along the water, and had an elegant vibe, but yet very casual. We wanted a wedding where everyone was comfortable so the coastal theme really helped with that

Marry Me Tampa Bay helped us select the right venue. We chose Beso Del Sol due to their affordability. Their service was fantastic and very professional, and it has the best water views and sunsets we’ve ever seen! The majority of our wedding vendors were suggested by Beso.  They were very helpful in the planning process. 

The water has always been something that we have enjoyed together and to have the opportunity to have a waterfront wedding with only our friends and family was such an incredible experience.

Coastal Wedding Reception Tablescape with Dusty Blue Table Runner and Floral Centerpiece | Dunedin Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol
Dusty Blue Coastal Wedding Tablescape with White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Silver Scalloped Chargers
Dusty Blue Coastal Wedding Tablescape with White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Silver Scalloped Chargers, Acrylic Baby Blue Table Numbers with White Lettering on Wedding Tablescape

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Elegant coastal with shades of blue because we both love the beach and living on the coast.

What were your colors? 
Our colors were tropical ocean blues from deep to light with neutral grays, whites, and silver accents.

Wedding Reception Menu on Silver Scalloped Charger and Dusty Blue Table Runner and Seaglass Calligraphy Place Card
Coastal Wedding Reception Tablescape with Dusty Blue Table Runner and Floral Centerpiece | Dunedin Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol
Acrylic Baby Blue Table Numbers with White Lettering on Wedding Tablescape
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Acrylic Baby Blue Table Numbers with White Lettering on Wedding Tablescape
Acrylic White Mr. & Mrs. Sign on Wedding Sweetheart Table with Dusty Blue Coastal Decor

The Proposal:
We originally had reservations on Mother's Day to take both our moms out to dinner. However, due to COVID, the restaurant had to cancel our reservations, so we decided to cook out steaks on the grill in our backyard.

After dinner, Thom unexpectedly got down on one knee and popped the question right there in front of both our mothers. I ecstatically said ‘Yes!' while my Goldendoodle barked continuously.

Three Tiered Wedding Cake with Blue Detailing and Ocean Inspired Ombre Design
Three Tiered Wedding Cake with Blue Detailing and Ocean Inspired Ombre Design
Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?  

We wanted a DJ who really knew what type of music we liked and the atmosphere we were trying to create.

Grant Hemond & Associates was suggested by our venue. The entertainment was a big hit with all of our guests, and Craig Hemond took the time to meet with us and get to know our music tastes.

Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol

Beso del Sol has the best water views and sunsets we’ve ever seen!”

-The Bride

Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol

Where did you spend your honeymoon and why did you choose that location?  
St. Thomas and St. John in the US Virgin Islands.  We both had been there during a cruise and definitely wanted to spend more time there than just a port of call.

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?  
Keep it simple and make it yours.

 

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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