Luxurious Pink Southern Tented Clearwater Wedding Belleview Inn
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Luxurious, Pink, Southern, Tented Clearwater Wedding Belleview Inn

Alex and Jeffrey's luxurious outdoor Clearwater wedding was filled with whimsy and elegance set in the heart of the historic town of Belleair that overlooks the intercoastal waters of Tampa Bay. The vibrant affair featured a live band, seated dinner, and showstopping florals that transported guests into the couple's own secret garden paradise.

“The first time I toured the property, I noticed a lot of flowers in different shades of pink and red around the hotel. I felt it was important to incorporate the natural beauty as our wedding was going to be outside in a tent. The hotel is historic and classically southern. I wanted to incorporate both the classic architecture and the natural color around the Inn,” the bride shared. “I chose different shades of pink from light to bright. We also used vintage-inspired blue and white vases. I've always loved these vases and the color combination with the pink was both elegant and fun!”

Prioritizing bringing 135 of their friends and extended family to the groom's hometown in Florida, the couple selected Tampa Bay for their destination wedding due to its accessible location and ideal winter weather for their January nuptials.

“Jeff and I live in Atlanta. We knew we wanted a destination wedding, ideally somewhere warm. Jeff is from St. Pete, and we happened to be in town for a golf tournament the weekend after he proposed,” Alex explained. “Our family and friends are very important to us. The intimate feel of the tent and seated dinner were very much our style.”

While her destination Florida wedding, Alex quickly realized she would need a full-service wedding planner to assist with designing the day and to provide trustworthy vendor referrals who would execute her vision. Parties A'La Carte's excellent reputation and pristine portfolio made the process seamless for the busy couple.

“Once we booked the venue and the band, my mom and I were pretty overwhelmed with the search for vendors. We both work full-time so we needed someone in the Tampa area that knew reputable vendors and could get the vendors booked,” the bride explained. “My mom had the initial conversation with Jessica of Parties A' La Carte. She was very impressed with her expertise from the first conversation. We can't say enough good things about them! The team is incredibly effective and efficient. They created our budget and stayed within the budget while making my exact vision come to life. Once we began working with Parties, the process was completely stress-free.”

Following a traditional chapel ceremony, the wedding reception took place on the lawn of the historic hotel with clear Chiavari chairs and elegant silver-rimmed chargers by Gabro Event Services. Bruce Wayne Florals filled the space with brightly colored flowers to complement the natural flora of the venue and designed four showstopping chandeliers adorned with romantic greenery that created a secret garden ambiance.

“I sent my vision to my planners at Parties A' La Carte, and they worked with Bruce Wayne Florals to make it a reality,” the bride detailed. “Jessica has worked with Bruce Wayne Florals for years. We were happy to have planners suggest vendors and work directly with the florist on our behalf. The bright florals were really special and unique to our wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the wedding flowers. It was exactly what I envisioned!”

As the bride reminisced on her wedding weekend, celebrating at her reception was one of Alex's fondest memories.

“There was a moment during dinner when I looked around to take in the beauty of the tent with all of our family and closest friends smiling and enjoying the occasion,” Alex revealed. “It's really hard to choose one moment because the entire wedding weekend was flawless.”

Vintage White and Blue Wedding Invitation Suite
Vintage Bride with Mother Getting Wedding Ready in Silk Ballgown with Lace and Illusion Long Sleeves
Vintage Blue Wedding, Bride Beauty Wedding Portrait Wearing Ballgown Silk, Lace and Illusion Long Sleeves Wedding Dress with Full Length Veil
Vintage Blue Wedding, Tampa Bride Wedding Portrait Wearing Silk V Neckline Wedding Dress with Lace and Illusion Long Sleeves Holding White Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals
Vintage Blue Tampa Wedding, Bride Wearing Lace and Illusion Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Holding All White Floral Bouquet with Bridesmaids in Navy Blue Mix and Match Dresses Holding White and Pink Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals
Bride Processional Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle | Clearwater Beach Traditional Wedding Venue Episcopal Church of Ascension
Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows | Clearwater Beach Traditional Wedding Venue Episcopal Church of Ascension
Bride and Groom Recessional, Leaving Wedding Ceremony | Clearwater Beach Traditional Wedding Venue Episcopal Church of Ascension
Vintage, Classic Southern Wedding, Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Outside Clearwater Beach Traditional Church Wedding Venue Episcopal Church of Ascension

What did you look for in a wedding planner?

Once we booked the venue and the band, my mom and I were pretty overwhelmed with the search for vendors. We both work full-time so we needed someone in the Tampa area that knew reputable vendors and could get the vendors booked.

My mom had the initial conversation with Jessica of Parties A' La Carte. She was very impressed with her expertise from the first conversation. We can't say enough good things about them! The team is incredibly effective and efficient. They created our budget and stayed within the budget while making my exact vision come to life. Once we began working with Parties, the process was completely stress-free.

Vintage, Classic Southern Bride and Groom on Golf Course | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals
Vintage, Classic Southern Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Outside Belleair Wedding Venue Belleview Inn

The Proposal:
Jeff completely surprised me. I love Sundays, so after a casual brunch at my favorite spot, he proposed at home. His sister snuck in while we were gone and decorated the house with beautiful flowers. It was intimate and the perfect surprise!

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We went to Hawaii for two weeks and split our time between Maui and Kaui. My husband went as a child and thought I would love it. He was right! It was the perfect combination of relaxation and activity.

Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens
Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables with White Floral Linens, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers, Tall Pink and White Flowers with Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Belleview Inn

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
The first time I toured the property, I noticed a lot of flowers in different shades of pink and red around the hotel. I felt it was important to incorporate the natural beauty as our wedding was going to be outside in a tent. The hotel is historic and classically southern. I loved the veranda and the bougainvillea around the property. I wanted to incorporate both the classic architecture and the natural color around the Inn. I chose different shades of pink from light to bright. We also used vintage-inspired blue and white vases. I've always loved these vases and the color combination with the pink was both elegant and fun!

Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Tall Acrylic Stand with White and Blue Ceramic Vase with Pink and White Roses with Greenery Floral Arrangement | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte
Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables with White Floral Linens, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers, Tall Pink and White Flowers with Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Belleview Inn

What did you look for in a wedding florist?

“I sent my vision to my planners at Parties A' La Carte, and they worked with Bruce Wayne Florals to make it a reality.

Jessica has worked with Bruce Wayne Florals for years. We were happy to have planners suggest vendors and work directly with the florist on our behalf. The bright florals were really special and unique to our wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the wedding flowers. It was exactly what I envisioned!”

Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Floral Linen, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Low Pink Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services, Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Blue and White Ceramic Vase, Pink and White Roses Low Floral Centerpieces, High and Low Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Clearwater Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services, Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Clear and Silver Rim Charger, White Linen Napkin, Blue and White Stationery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Clearwater Wedding Rentals Over the Top Rental Linens, Gabro Event Services
Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception White Tent Outdoor Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Table Linens, Pink Bougainvillea Flowers, Candles, Four Tier White Wedding Cake | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Wedding Rentals Over the Top Rental Linens, Gabro Event Services | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Floral White Linen, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services, Over the Top Rental Linens
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Floral White Linen, Pink and White Roses Low Floral Centerpieces, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services, Over the Top Rental Linens
Vintage Blue and Pink Southern Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Outdoor White Tent, Long Feasting Tables with White Floral Linens, Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Hanging Chandeliers, Tall Pink and White Flowers with Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties A'la Carte | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Belleview Inn
Vintage Southern Classic Wedding Reception, Four Tier Textured White Wedding Cake with Pink Real Roses | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Vintage Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Reception Photo
Vintage Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Reception Photo
Vintage Bride and Groom Ribbon Wands Wedding Reception Exit

Which vendors really exceeded your expectations?
We were thrilled with every vendor we worked with throughout the weekend. Jessica and her team at Parties A'La Carte did such an amazing job hiring vendors and managing those vendors. We honestly could not have done this without them.

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
You must use Parties A'La Carte! Choosing a wedding planner you trust with your vision and your budget will make the wedding planning process and your wedding day completely stress-free!

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