Luxurious Pink and Coral Tropical Boca Grande Island Wedding | Gasparilla Inn

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Casey and Angel’s Boca Grande wedding combined Florida’s paradise essence with luxury and extravagance creating a vibrant daydream. Pops of coral and pink radiated against the tropical greenery, while lush floral arrangements and a floral-filled arch were focal points of this outdoor tented wedding.

“Our theme was classy tropical with a Mexican flare. I wanted a beach wedding without the beach but with palm trees, greenery, and gorgeous flowers. Our colors were shades of pink and coral along with emerald green. Those colors looked beautiful together and brought in the tropical vibe,” the bride beamed. “My husband is Mexican, so I loved adding in the Mexican flare where I could.”

To create a dream wedding day, the Dallas couple enlisted NK Productions for their vast expertise in planning luxurious coastal destination weddings.

“Having your wedding on an island definitely complicates things and reduces vendors, so we needed experts to help us, especially since we live in Dallas. In a wedding planner, I looked for someone with organization, good ideas, and the ability to help us with the most cost-efficient options,” Casey explained. “NK Productions had organized a bunch of weddings at the v venue where we got married, so I trusted them and knew that they would know the ropes. Their service was absolutely impeccable all the way until the last minute! They really thought of everything and helped me to relax on my wedding day.”

For the ultimate destination wedding of 250 guests, the bride and groom chose elaborate decor to make the venue space unique. Over one thousand stems of coral sunset peonies were used to execute the tropical paradise design.

“We got married in between two palm trees on a spot on the golf course where nobody else has gotten married before,” the bride gushed. “During the reception, my half-sister and our niece both read scripture, one in Spanish and one in English. Also, there were a lot of little details that we customized during the reception such as customized maracas saying “Shake it for the Beltrans,” monogrammed bar decor covers that my mom made, along with individually custom painted table numbers on tiles that my mom also painted that had a Mexican flare.”

Looking back on their wedding day, Casey revealed that she’ll never forget the moment she saw Angel for the first time.

“Our reveal on Banyan Street before the ceremony was really special since it was just us two,” the bride reminisced. “Also, when we walked into the tent before everybody else did and got to see the reception set-up. It literally took my breath away because it was so beautiful!”

Tampa Bride Getting Ready Photo Putting on Sottero and Midgely Lace and Illusion Bodice and Tulle Skirt Ballgown Wedding Dress
Lace and Illusion High Scoop Neckline Bodice and Tulle Ballgown Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress
Silver Glitter Designer Jimmy Choo Pointed Toe Bridal Wedding Shoes
Tropical Themed Wedding Invitation | Doyle Paper Co
Romantic Lace and Illusion Open Back Bodice and Tulle Skirt Ballgown Sottero and MIdgely Wedding Dress
Tampa Bride and Groom First Look Photo
Tampa Bride and Groom First Look Photo

The Proposal:
I had a conference for work in Napa Valley, and we decided to make a weekend out of it and go wine tasting. At our first winery, Angel secretly had set-up the most beautiful area to propose and completely surprised me. He even had a photographer hiding away to capture everything. He then took me to lunch to celebrate where our immediate families and best friends were all waiting for us. We then went wine tasting with everybody to a few wineries around Napa Valley and had the most wonderful time. It was a dream!

Tropical Colorful Wedding Party, Bridesmaids in Pink and Coral Dresses, Groomsmen in Navy Blue Suits
Tropical Vibrant Bride and Bridesmaids in Pink and Coral Dresses
Tropical Vibrant Bride and Bridesmaids in Pink and Coral Dresses Holding Colorful Pink and White Roses Floral Bouquets
Elegant Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Modern Acrylic and Gold Font Sign | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Wedding Guest Holding Tropical Wedding Program Fan | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Pink Floral and Palm Tree Leaves Arrangement Decor on Wedding Ceremony Guest Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Colorful Pink and Coral Floral Arch | Boca Grande Wedding Venue Gasparilla Inn | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Pink and Coral Lush Floral Arch | Boca Grande Wedding Venue Gasparilla Inn | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Having your wedding on an island definitely complicates things and reduces vendors, so we needed experts to help us, especially since we live in Dallas. We looked for organization, good ideas, and the ability to help us with the most cost-efficient options.

NK Productions had organized a bunch of weddings at the venue where we got married, so I trusted them and knew that they would know the ropes. Their service was absolutely impeccable all the way until the last minute! They really thought of everything and helped me to relax on my wedding day.

Tropical Bride in Lace and Illusion High Neckline Tulle Skirt Ballgown Wedding Dress Holding Colorful Floral Bouquet
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Colorful Pink and Coral Floral Arch, Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows | Boca Grande Wedding Venue Gasparilla Inn | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Bride and Groom Praying During Wedding Ceremony, Tropical Colorful Pink and Coral Floral and Palm Tree Leaves Lush Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Bride and Groom Praying During Wedding Ceremony, Tropical Colorful Pink and Coral Floral and Palm Tree Leaves Lush Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Tampa Bride and Groom on Golf Course at Boca Grande Wedding Venue Gasparilla Inn

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
The Maldives. We wanted to go somewhere neither of us has gone before, and somewhere really far away that was beachy but with activities to do. It ended up being the most amazing trip of our lives to-date.

Tropical Elegant Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Lush Pink, Coral, Purple and Palm Tree Leaves Lush Floral Chandelier and Hanging Florals, Long Feasting Table with White Linens, Colorful Floral Arch Behind Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Elegant Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Lush Pink, Coral, Purple and Palm Tree Leaves Lush Floral Chandelier and Hanging Florals | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Lush Coral, Pink and Palm Tree Leaves Lush Floral Arch Behind Sweetheart Table, Hanging Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs with Pink Cushions, Hanging Floral Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Classy tropical with a Mexican flare. I wanted a beach wedding without the beach but wanted the palm trees, greenery, and gorgeous flowers. My husband is Mexican, so I loved adding in the Mexican flare where I could.

What were your colors?
Shades of pink and coral along with emerald green. Those colors looked beautiful together and brought in the tropical vibe.

Elegant Tropical Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Pink and Coral with Greenery Floral Table Runner, Gold Chiavari Chairs with Pink Cushions | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Chargers with Monstera Palm Tree Leaf and Custom Menu, Pink Linen Napkin, Gold Candlesticks, Lush Floral Table Runner | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Lush Pink and Coral with Greenery Floral Table Runner, Gold Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Nk Weddings
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Lush Pink and Coral with Greenery Floral Table Runner, Gold Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs with Pink Cushions, Hanging Floral Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Custom Menu, Monstera Leaf and Gold Charger | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with Gold Chargers, Pink Linen Napkin, Colorful Low Floral Centerpieces, Gold Chiavari Chairs with Coral Cushions | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Pink, Coral and Purple Low Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Hanging Floral Draping, Monogram Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Weddings
Tropical Elegant Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Coral Sugar Flowers Cascading
Tropical Bride and Groom Dancing in Tent Wedding Reception
Bride and Groom Kissing on Aqua Vintage Car with Just Married Sign

What advice would you give to other Sarasota area couples?
Although it’s your special day, make sure you do think about your guests and ensure they have fun because most likely, the next time you’ll have this many of your friends and family in one place will be at your funeral. Remember to have fun because it goes by in the blink of an eye, so don’t sweat the small stuff.

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer, Cake: Gasparilla Inn
Photographer: Tiffani Jones Photography
Videographer: Aqueous Films
Planner: NK Productions *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Kaleidoscope Florals
Tent/Lighting: US Tent Rentals
Rentals: So Staged Event Rentals
Linens: Linens by the Sea
Wedding Cake Topper: Etsy
DJ: Music Machine
Officiant: Kenny Harris (Casey’s Uncle)
Invitations: Doyle Paper Co
Dress: Sottero Midgley
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Madeline Gardner and Allure
Hair & Makeup: James Griffith Salon

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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