Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Vow Renewal | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Tampa Bay Best Local Wedding Venue 2021

After 40 years of marriage, Sandy and Bill’s intimate waterfront St. Pete vow renewal featured a tropical ceremony, much different from the blizzard and two feet of snow that occurred during their first ceremony and rainstorm that arose during their 25th wedding anniversary party.

Vibrant pink, bright purple, and vivid yellow floral decor popped against the soothing earth-tones of the private beachfront of their wedding venue’s marina.

“Our theme was tropical. We went Lilly nuts!” Sandy exclaimed. “Our little flower girls referred to the event as the Lilly Party. “

After hearing about the “mini-mony” package created by Jillian Bartosiak, owner of Perfecting the Plan, which was initially created for couples affected by COVID, Sandy shared that she wished that she was a bride-to-be, which led her to a second walk down the aisle with the man she said “I do” to four decades earlier.

The occasion was especially sentimental as Jillian is the couple’s niece, and she also officiated their vow renewal. Knowing that her aunt and uncle’s prior anniversaries had faced every type of weather delay imaginable throughout their 42-years, the wedding planner realized the intimate 25-guest setting of the mini-mony made it the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the couple’s years of love and dedication to each other.

“Jillian is our niece and one brilliant planner,” the proud aunt gushed. “She supplied all the vendors and did it all.”

When the retirees relocated from New Jersey to Tampa Bay, they joined the Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club, which sits in the secluded paradise of St. Petersburg and features pictuersque water views.

“The venue was an easy choice for us. We are members there, and the service was excellent,” Sandy gushed.

Incorporating all the hallmark moments of a wedding day, the mini-mony featured modern tropical ceremony decor with brightly colored florals, while entertainment provided by Grant Hemond & Associates matched the energy of the atmosphere. To end the evening on a high-note, a stunning two-tier wedding cake from The Artistic Whisk featured hand painted Lilly Pulitzer inspired tropical palms.

Tropical Florida Wedding Ceremony Decor, Aisle Floral Arrangement, Bright Pink Exotic Flowers with Green Palms and Monstera Leaf | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Microwedding Planner Perfecting The Plan
Tropical Florida Wedding Ceremony Decor, Alter Floral Arrangement, Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms and Monstera Leafs | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Microwedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol
Tropical Florida Wedding Ceremony and Decor, Bamboo Folding Chairs, Lilly Pulitzer Themed Floral Arrangements, Gazebo Alter with Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms and Monstera Leafs | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol | St. Pete Beach DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What did you look for in a venue?
It was an easy choice. We are members at Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club. The service was excellent. 

Tropical Florida Wedding Ceremony With Lilly Pulitzer Themed Flower Girl Wearing Purple Hibiscus Flower Crowns | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol | St. Pete Beach DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What was your vow-renewal theme?
Tropical. We went Lilly nuts! Our little flower girls referred to the event as the Lilly Party. 

Tropical Inspired Florida Vow Renewal, Husband and Wife Walk Down Aisle At Milestone Anniversary Vow Renewal, Bride Wearing Lilly Pulitzer Dress, Carrying Vibrant Exotic Floral Bouquet with Pink, Purple and Yellow Flowers | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Microwedding Planners Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol
Florida Husband and Wife Hold Hands at Tropical Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony with Decor, Bamboo Folding Chairs, Lilly Pulitzer Themed Floral Arrangements, Gazebo Alter with Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms and Monstera Leafs | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol | St. Pete Beach DJ Grant Hemond & Associates
Florida Husband and Wife Kiss at Tropical Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony with Decor, Bamboo Folding Chairs, Lilly Pulitzer Themed Floral Arrangements, Gazebo Alter with Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms and Monstera Leafs | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol | St. Pete Beach DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What did you look for in a planner?
We chose Perfecting the Plan because Jillian is our niece and one brilliant planner. She supplied all the vendors and did it all.

Florida Husband and Wife at Tropical Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony with Decor, Lilly Pulitzer Themed Attire, and Floral Arrangements, Gazebo Alter with Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms and Monstera Leafs | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol
Tropical Florida Wedding Reception Decor, Lilly Pulitzer Themed Floral Arrangements, Pineapple Accents with Bright Pink Exotic Flowers, Purple Stems, Blush King Proteas, with Green Palms, Gold Table Number | Tampa Bay Vow Renewal and Micro wedding Planner Perfecting The Plan | St. Petersburg Private Beachfront Venue Isla Del Sol
Tropical Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Wedding Cake, Two-tier white fondant wedding cake with watercolor palm leaves with vibrant pink, orange and yellow florals | Florida Wedding Cake Baker The Artistic Whisk

What was your cake inspiration?
The cake was Lilly inspired!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Visual Muse Studio
Videographer: Tampaniac Pictures
Planner and Officiant: Perfecting the Plan and MiniMony Weddings *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Iza’s Flowers
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rentals: Got You Covered Linens
Invitations: Inky Fingers Key West
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer

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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