Intimate Waterfront St. Pete Elopement | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

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Shannon and Cammarn’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding vow renewal featured an intimate afternoon that allowed the newlyweds to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other. Reminiscing on the memories from their first wedding, the bride and groom decided to renew their vows in a way they could cherish forever.

“We chose to do a vow renewal to bring us back to that special day. While COVID didn’t impact our wedding day, like many others, we faced hardships in every aspect of our daily lives, and it was so special to have that time to renew our love for each other,” the bride shared. “In addition, we actually did not have a videographer at our wedding, and it is so special to have our private vows recorded for us to look back on. Plus, getting dressed up in wedding attire is always fun!”

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While Shannon planned her original wedding day, she was an active member of the Marry Me Tampa Bay Wed-to-Be Facebook group.

“For our wedding, I belonged to the Facebook group. While we didn’t utilize Marry Me Tampa Bay for our vow renewal, it is such an inspiration during our wedding process!” the bride shared.

The downtown St. Pete couple sought a scenic location for their vow renewal and chose Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club for its members-only beach and waterfront views overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay.

“We wanted a place that was private. Privacy and intimacy were really important during our wedding for our vow renewal. After all, it’s all about you and the person you spend the rest of your life with!” the bride beamed. “We wanted a secluded location but also on the beach. Isla Del Sol offered such a romantic and private setting, and it was easy to choose them!”

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As Shannon had already planned a dream wedding day, she relied on Elope Tampa Bay to design all the moving parts for their vow renewal and make their vow renewal the magical experience they were seeking. Elope Tampa Bay understood the couple’s vision and turned it into an unforgettable experience.

“We looked for a team that has their couple first. Our vow renewal was such an easy, special, and romantic event made possible by Elope Tampa Bay. They were with us communicating every step of the way and also making it a relaxing, enjoyable event that Cammarn and I will cherish for many years to come,” Shannon beamed. “We hired them for a positive attitude and professional demeanor. These women are incredible. Down to the florals and cake, they put our vision to reality, without asking us one million questions. We felt heard and understood, and what they created proved that they know how to take your ideas and dreams and make them into a reality! I would not have any event without them guiding me each step of the way. Melanie and Emily are remarkable and created such a beautiful renewal for Cammarn and me.”

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Looking back, the bride cherished reliving the emotion of seeing her groom at the end of the aisle, while she wore her tan “Made With Love” wedding dress that serendipitously paired with the laid back elopement.

“The most memorable moment was walking down the aisle, again, to see Cammarn. After all the hardships we encountered during COVID, it felt so right to see him at the end of the aisle. It brought me back to tears,” Shannon gushed. “I think that any couple, after any length of time together, should express the renewal of their vows. It really was beautiful.”  

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Tampa Bay Bride holding Springtime Vibrant Floral Bouquet, with Peach, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Purple and Orange Florals, Bride wearing Boho Chic Made with Love Bridal Wedding Dress

The Proposal:
Cammarn proposed after a day at Fort DeSoto Park, not too far from our renewal location! It was just him and me, and it was so special and intimate. We’ve been together for over six years, so it was something that we both were beyond ready for.

Tampa Bay Bride holding Springtime Vibrant Floral Bouquet, with Peach, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Purple and Orange Florals, Bride wearing Boho Chic Made with Love Bridal Wedding Dress | Art Mural at Pier of Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Groom Sees Bride During Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club
Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay

Why did you choose to do a vow renewal?
We chose to do a vow renewal to bring us back to that special day. While COVID didn’t impact our wedding day, like many others, we faced hardships in every aspect of our daily lives and it was so special to have that time to renew our love for each other. In addition, we actually did not have a videographer at our wedding, and it is so special to have our private vows recorded for us to look back on. Plus, getting dressed up in wedding attire is always fun!

Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo, Bride Wearing Made With Love Bridal Tan Sasha Dress | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay

Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo, Bride Wearing Made With Love Bridal Tan Sasha Dress, Holding Whimsical Vibrant Inspired Bouquet | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo, Bride Wearing Made With Love Bridal Tan Sasha Dress, Holding Whimsical Vibrant Inspired Bouquet | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo, Bride Wearing Made With Love Bridal Tan Sasha Dress, Holding Whimsical Vibrant Inspired Bouquet | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted a place that was private. Privacy and intimacy were really important during our wedding for our vow renewal. After all, it’s all about you and the person you spend the rest of your life with! We wanted a secluded location but also on the beach.

Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club offered such a romantic and private setting, and it was easy to choose them!

Florida Bride and Groom During Intimate Vow Exchange During Beachfront Ceremony under Gazebo, Bride Wearing Made With Love Bridal Tan Sasha Dress, Holding Whimsical Vibrant Inspired Bouquet | Private Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Intimate Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay

What did you look for in a vow renewal planner?
We looked for a team that has their couple first. Our vow renewal was such an easy, special, and romantic event made possible by Elope Tampa Bay. They were with us communicating every step of the way and also making it a relaxing, enjoyable event that Cammarn and I will cherish for many years to come!

We hired them for a positive attitude and professional demeanor. These women are incredible. I would not have any event without them guiding me each step of the way. Melanie and Emily are remarkable and created such a beautiful renewal for Cammarn and me.

After finding Elope Tampa Bay, they were able to direct us to find the best vendors based on the styles we really loved! Down to the florals and cake, they put our vision to reality, without asking us one million questions. We felt heard and understood, and what they created proved that they know how to take your ideas and dreams and make them into a reality!

Intimate Florida Vow Exchange and Elopement Decor, Vibrant Florals with Yellow Sunflowers, White Florals, Orange, Pink and Purple Flowers, Small One Tier Top of Cake with Floral Embellishments | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol | Florida Elopement Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Intimate Elopement Wedding Cake, Small One Tier Top of Cake with Vibrant Bright Floral Embellishments | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol | Florida Elopement Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Bride and Groom Pop Champagne after Intimate Florida Vow Exchange and Elopement Decor, Vibrant Florals with Yellow Sunflowers, White Florals, Orange, Pink and Purple Flowers, Small One Tier Top of Cake with Floral Embellishments | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol | Florida Elopement Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Bride and Groom Cut Cake During Intimate Wedding Elopement, One Tier Round Cake Topper with Vibrant and Bright Floral Embellishments | Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Florida Bride and Groom After Intimate Vow Renewal Holding Sign We Do We Did We Eloped | Elopement Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol

Venue and Chair Rentals: Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Caroline Thomas Photography
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films
Planner: Elope Tampa Bay *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Wonderland Floral Art
Cake: Sweet Divas Cakery
Officiant: Weddings by Bonnie
Dress: Made With Love Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe
Rings: Diamonds Direct Downtown St Petersburg

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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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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