Elegant Gold and Ivory Waterfront Tampa Wedding | Westin Tampa Bay

 

Nuovo Sarasota Bridal Show February 2018

Victoria and Aaron’s modern and elegant waterfront Tampa wedding featured an opulent color palette of ivory and gold that complemented their luxurious wedding venue.

The Tampa couple selected hotel wedding venue The Westin Tampa Bay, placing an importance on keeping their wedding local and near the water. With a waterfront ceremony site, beautiful ballroom complete with LED lighting and stunning views of Tampa Bay, the couple knew they had found the perfect venue.

“The Westin had an excellent location and overall service. The food was important to us, and The Westin really exceeded our expectations. We still get compliments until this day on how delicious the food was!” Victoria gushed. “One of our favorite things about our venue was all of the great locations to take beautiful portraits on your wedding day, including the glass wine cellar. We could not have asked for a better day!”

Gold and White Striped Wedding Invitation

Elegant Gold and White Wedding Invitation with Silver Jeweled Open Toed Strappy Stiletto Wedding Shoes

Blush Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress on Custom Hanger at Westin Tampa Bay

Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Mirror Reflection

Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Hotel Room with Cathedral Wedding Veil

Outdoor Hotel Rooftop First Look Portrait | Waterfront Hotel Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Outdoor Rooftop First Look Bride and Groom Portrait, Groom in Cathedral Veil at Hotel Wedding Venue Westin Tampa Bay

Rooftop Waterfront Wedding Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Blush Vera Wang Strapless Belted Dresses, Groomsmen in Black Suits with White Rose Boutonniere | Hotel Wedding Ceremony Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Aerial View of Hotel Courtyard Wedding Ceremony with Folding White Chairs and White Draped Ceremony Backdrop | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Hotel Courtyard Wedding Ceremony with Folding White Chairs and White Draped Rose Floral Ceremony Backdrop | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted to stay in the Tampa Bay Area and be by the water.

The Westin Tampa Bay had an excellent location and service. The food was important and The Westin really exceeded our expectations. We still get compliments until this day on how delicious the food was! One of our favorite things about our venue was all of the great locations to take beautiful portraits on your wedding day, including the glass wine cellar. We could not have asked for a better day!

White Floral and Draping Ceremony Backdrop Detail Photo

Hotel Courtyard Garden Ceremony with White Floral and Drapery Ceremony Backdrop and White Folding Chairs | Waterfront Hotel Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Bridal Portrait with White Bouquet in Long Lace Trimmed Veil in Wine Cellar at Waterfront Hotel Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Wine Cellar, Bride in Cathedral Length Lace Trimmed Veil | Luxury Hotel Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Wine Cellar, Bride in Cathedral Length Lace Trimmed Veil | Luxury Hotel Wedding Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

The Proposal:
Aaron surprised me on my birthday with dinner at Ocean Prime, which I thought was a dinner for just us two. When I arrived, my close friends and family were there to celebrate my big day. Once settled in, Aaron began to give a speech to thank everyone for being there, which then led to him getting down on one knee and proposing!

Luxurious Gold and White Wedding Reception with Round Tables with Blush and Gold Textured Table Cloths, Tall Gold Candelabra with White Floral Centerpieces | Hotel Wedding Reception Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Luxurious Gold and White Wedding Reception with Round Tables with Blush and Gold Textured Table Cloths, Tall Gold Vase with White Floral Centerpieces | Hotel Wedding Reception Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

How would you describe your wedding design inspiration?
Elegant and classic gold wedding.

What were your colors?
Gold and ivory. It reminded me of elegance.

Luxurious Gold and White Wedding Reception with Round Tables with Blush and Gold Textured Table Cloths, Tall Gold Candelabra with White Floral Centerpieces, and Seven Tiered Cupcake Stand on Dessert Table | Hotel Wedding Reception Venue The Westin Tampa Bay

Two Tier Round White and Gold Foil Wedding Cake with Custom Mr and Mrs Cake Topper on Glass Cake Stand

Outdoor Nighttime Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride with Floral Hair Accessory

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
I highly recommend a day of wedding coordinator to help you relax and enjoy your big day!

Ceremony/Reception Venue and Caterer: The Westin Tampa Bay
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Videographer: VHVIDEO.COM
Coordinator: Event Lab Nº. 1
Florist: Blossom Events
Cake: Hands On Sweets
DJ: Jonathan Cortez & Dj Ynot
Officiant: Groom’s Dad
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridesmaid Designer: Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: Michelle Collington




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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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