Elegant Waterfront Pink and Rose Gold South Tampa Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

 

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Lorelle and Ryan’s waterfront South Tampa wedding paired breathtaking waterfront views with sweet personal details for a romantic celebration filled with pops of color and delicious food.

“Ryan and I love being on the water and fishing together. Ever since we started dating almost seven years ago, we have always loved being outdoors and on our boat,” the bride shared. “Wanting to complement the true beauty of our venue, we chose a color palette of light pink, rose gold, and white. I’m a matchy-matchy kind of girl, so our vision came together just how I’d imagined.”

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Following Marry Me Tampa Bay over the years, the bride always felt a deeper connection beyond just social media. In fact, Lorelle often reached out to Marry Me Tampa Bay’s founder for real expert advice when it came to planning a wedding.

“I actually met Anna a few years ago and would always pick her brain about wedding ideas, locations, and general knowledge on planning a wedding. She always gave such great advice! I follow her blog and all of her social media accounts and often connect with her when I see things I love! She is so amazing at responding which is awesome especially since she is so busy,” the bride gushed. “I think sometimes it’s rare to actually hear back from someone when they have so much going on, but with her, you can tell she always makes the effort! I feel so honored to be chosen to have our wedding featured. Especially seeing all of the gorgeous weddings NK Productions help put together! It makes our small intimate one that much more special!”

Not even thinking twice about who they might hire to plan their South Tampa wedding, the couple chose NK Productions Wedding Planning for their close family ties and expertise in the industry.

“We are so blessed that Nicole from NK Productions is Ryan’s sister! We knew from the start we couldn’t trust anyone else to capture our special day,” the bride gushed. “They truly went above and beyond! We are so incredibly thankful for all they did for us! They arranged all the vendors, flowers, invitations, and place cards. You name it, they did it! I was never once stressed or worried, not even the day of! I gave them full rein! Everyone kept asking how I remained so calm, and it was simply because NK Productions took care of literally everything from day one up until the day of. Everything was perfection!”

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Making sure their personalities shine through, the Tampa bride and groom played off their love for the ocean by incorporating sweet personal details.

“We love anything that involves fishing or the ocean, so as a gift to our guests we had custom pelican cookies made. Ryan loves seagulls and pelicans,” the bride shared. “For the wedding day, I gave him the cutest seagull socks that said, “Mine, mine, mine,” from the movie Finding Nemo. It was my little way of telling him he’s mine now. On top of everything else, Ryan is also a fishing captain and tarpon is his favorite fish, so I gave him tarpon cufflinks as well as a fishing lure that said ‘forever.'”

Looking back on her wedding day, Lorelle shared how emotional it was seeing her groom for the first time.

“The first look was so incredibly special to both of us; it was one the most memorable moments of the day,” the bride gushed. “It really gave us that little extra time before the wedding to be together, take pictures, and enjoy the quiet moments before the actual ceremony.”

Engagement Ring and Bride and Groom Wedding Bands, Silver Peep Toe Heel Wedding Shoes with Rhinestone Brooch Accent

Watercolor Floral Elegant Wedding Invitation Suite

Strapless Sweetheart Rhinestone Beaded Bodice and Tulle Skirt Essense of Australia Wedding Dress

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Strapless Sweetheart Rhinestone Bodice Essense of Australia Wedding Dress

Tampa Bay Bride Showing Off Silver Peep Toe with Rhinestone Brooch Accessory Wedding Shoes and Textured Tulle Wedding Dress Skirt

Tampa Bay Bride Holding Organic Ivory, Blush Pink Rose Florals and Dusty Miller Greenery Bouquet

Tampa Bay Groom in Black Tuxedo and Bowtie with White Rose Floral Boutonniere Waiting for Bride First Look Wedding Portrait

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

The Proposal:
Ryan told me he was taking me to an “early birthday dinner,” so we went to our favorite restaurant, Eddie V’s. There, he told me to open my gift, which was slightly odd because we never do that kind of thing in public. As I opened the box, I realized it was actually my engagement ring. He then came to my side of the table, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Everyone in the restaurant cheered. It was amazing!

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Florida Bride Holding Organic Ivory, White, Blush Pink Floral and Dusty Miller Greenery Bouquet and Bridesmaids in Matching Gold Glitter Sparkly Long Dresses | Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club | South Tampa Luxury Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Outdoor Waterfront Classic Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor, Tall Pedestals with White Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club | South Tampa Luxury Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Classic Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor, Ivory Stone Vase with White, Ivory, Blush Pink Florals and Greenery Bouquet | South Tampa Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Outdoor Waterfront Classic Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor, Tall Pedestals with White Floral Bouquets, String Lights and Wooden Folding Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club | South Tampa Luxury Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Grooms Reaction of Bride Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows During Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Waterfront Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging First Kiss During Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Waterfront Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We, of course, used NK Productions Wedding Planning because they are the best! We are so blessed that Nicole is Ryan’s sister, and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to capture our special day! Everything was seamless and couldn’t have been better!

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NK Productions truly went above and beyond! We are so incredibly thankful for all they did for us! They arranged all the vendors, flowers, invitations, and place cards. You name it, they did it! I was never once stressed or worried, not even the day of! I gave them full rein! Everyone kept asking how I remained so calm, and it was simply because NK Productions took care of literally everything from day one up until the day of. Everything was perfection.

Tampa, Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Waterfront Wedding Portrait

Tampa Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Waterfront Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Florida Bride and Groom Waterfront Dock Portrait, Bride in Essense of Australia Tulle Skirt Wedding Dress and Fur Coat, Groom in Black Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Westshore Yacht Club

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Oval Antique Mirror Seating Chart | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Elegant Classic Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Pink Tablecloths and Low Floral Centerpieces | South Tampa Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Acrylic Table Number Sign, Low White, Ivory, Rose Floral and Greenery Low Centerpiece | Tampa Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Ryan and I love being on the water and fishing together. Ever since we started dating almost seven years ago, we have always loved being outdoors and on our boat.

What were your colors?
Wanting to complement the true beauty of our venue, we chose a color palette of light pink, rose gold, and white. I’m a matchy-matchy kind of girl, so our vision came together just how I’d imagined!

Elegant Floral Menu, White Linen, Clear Glass and Gold Trim Charger | Tampa Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Pink Tablecloth, Low Ivory, White, Blush Pink Floral and Greenery Centerpiece | Tampa Wedding Planner NK Productions Wedding Planning

Classic Three Tier White Wedding Cake Garnished with Real Ivory Florals, Custom Monogram Cake Topper and Gold Cake Stand and Glitter Gold Tablecloth

Florida Bride and Groom Sparkler Wedding Reception Exit

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Do what’s best for you and your significant other. Don’t go broke trying to make your wedding day so over the top. At the end of the day, it’s about you and your partner. Have a fun time with those who matter most! Use NK Productions to plan your day so you have a stress-free celebration. Live in the moment! The planning is done, so try to enjoy your time with your friends and family and most Importantly your spouse!

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer: Westshore Yacht Club
Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography
Planner: NK Productions Wedding Planning *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Cake: Publix
DJ: DJ Kurt Disney
Officiant: Captain James Sutton
Invitations: Minted
Dress: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus.com
Hair and Makeup: Marissa Moran and Jessi Valenti




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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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