Intimate St. Pete Beach Rooftop Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Tampa Bay Best Local Wedding Venue 2021

Kati and Kendall’s rooftop St. Pete Beach wedding was a dream come true. After entering a “MiniMony” wedding giveaway, the Palm Harbor bride and groom were touched to learn they had been selected as the winners of a pre-planned 90-minute micro-wedding.

“Our amazing wedding planner, Jillian owner of Perfecting the Plan, took care of every single detail. She sent tons of photos to our florist and really planned the most perfect day,” the bride gushed. “The MiniMony package has every detail taken care of for you. They did a fantastic job picking everything out.”

With a timeless color palette of ivory, sage, and gold, every detail of a traditional wedding day was covered by Perfecting the Plan’s owners Jillian Bartosiak and Kristina Houser.

“We knew we wanted something completely full service, and the MiniMony team does it all for you. Jillian is phenomenal, and we will be using her for all our planned events in the future,” Kati raved. “Her kindness and connections across the bay really made our experience top-notch. She made it seem effortless from the day we won to our wedding day; everything ran so smoothly!”

Following the picturesque Hotel Zamora rooftop ceremony, the couple’s 30 guests, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and a two-tiered ivory cake decorated with a gold-gradient design from The Artistic Whisk.

“The Hotel Zamora is the perfect wedding venue!” the bride beamed. “Not only were the views gorgeous but the transition when we had an afternoon shower unexpectedly roll in was so smooth!”

The MiniMony giveaway was designed to help local wedding vendors get back to work while also offering relief to a deserving couple impacted by the pandemic. Grant Hemond & Associates teamed up to provide their professional DJ services, while Iza’s Flowers created a showstopping bridal bouquet.

“During these crazy COVID times, we had watched so many friends put huge deposits down and then lose them because of cancelations or having to downsize exponentially,” the bride shared. “The MiniMony team plans a small, intimate wedding completely customized for you. It was perfect, while still being able to include all our close family and a few friends.”

As Kati looked back on their wonderful wedding, she glowed with joy at the personal touches that made her ceremony sentimental.

“It was so important that our sweet daughter be included in our ceremony. She’s three-months-old and the best baby! Her godfather walked her down the aisle, and our officiant incorporated a lovely bible passage that related so much to our story,” the bride reminisced. “Dancing with my husband and our daughter was seriously one of the most special moments.”

Minimal Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor, Sea Green Vase with Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, White Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Neutral Boho Wedding Ceremony Decor, White and Yellow King Proteas, White Roses, Eucalyptus, Palm Fronds, White Orchids Wedding Floral Arrangement | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Neutral Boho Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Lush Floral Arrangement on Arch, King Proteas, White Roses and Orchids, Palm Fronds, Eucalyptus | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Waterfront St. Pete Wedding Venue The Hotel Zamora | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers

What did you look for in a wedding venue? 
The Hotel Zamora is the perfect wedding venue, not only were the views gorgeous but the transition when we had an afternoon shower unexpectedly roll in was so smooth!

Happy Groom Reaction to Watching Bride Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle Photo
St. Pete Bride in Lace and Illusion Wedding Dress Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle with Dad
Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Rooftop Wedding Ceremony Vows Under Arch with White Draping, Lush Neutral Tropical Boho Floral Arrangements, King Proteas, White Florals, Palm Fronds, Eucalyptus | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers | St. Pete Waterfront Wedding Venue The Hotel Zamora

The Proposal:
It was Christmas morning. We were preparing for brunch with our families, and Ken said I should check my stocking before we headed out. He sneakily snuck his phone to record when I pulled out that little black box from the bottom of the stocking, I turned around, and he was on one knee!

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit, Boho Neutral Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Arch with Lush Floral Arrangements, Eucalyptus, King Proteas, White Florals and Palm Fronds | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florals Iza's Flowers

What did you look for in a wedding planner? 
We knew we wanted something completely full-service, and the MiniMony team does it all for you. Jillian, the owner of Perfecting the Plan, is phenomenal, and we will be using her for all our planned events in the future.

Her kindness and connections across the Bay really made our experience top-notch. She made it seem effortless from the day we won to our wedding day; everything ran so smoothly!

Tampa Bride Wearing Lace and Illusion Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Holding Neutral White Roses and Eucalyptus Floral Bouquet and Groom in Black Suit | St. Pete Wedding Venue The Hotel Zamora | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tampa Bride and Groom Showing Off Hands with Wedding Rings, Neutral White Roses and Eucalyptus Floral Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Boho Tropical Rooftop Wedding Reception Decor, Cocktail Tables with Baby Blue Linens, Small Floral Centerpieces, White Roses with Eucalyptus, Gold Mercury Candle Votives | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers | St. Pete Waterfront Wedding Venue The Hotel Zamora
Neutral Boho Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Grey Blue Textured Linen, Geometric Gold Candle Holders, Lush Floral Arrangements, King Proteas, White Roses, Palm Fronds and Eucalyptus | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Simple Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Chargers with Pink Linens, Gold Geometric Candle Holders and Table Number in Frame | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Perfecting the Plan
Elegant Two Tier White and Gold Painted Wedding Cake with Custom Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Baker The Artistic Whisk

What was your wedding cake inspiration?
The Artistic Whisk was phenomenal. Their cake was so delicious and a gorgeous display!

St. Pete Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Photo | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
Our DJ was lovely, and took note of all of our requests for songs, and made our firsts dance perfect.

The below wedding vendors donated their services as part of the MiniMony intimate wedding giveaway.

Ceremony, Reception Venue, and Caterer: Hotel Zamora *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Visual Muse Studio
Planner: Perfecting the Plan *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Iza’s Flowers *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Jason Sowell
Calligraphy: Inky Fingers West
Dress Shop and Designer: With Love Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Sip and Dry

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.

MEET THE EDITOR

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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