Navy Blue, Grey & Pink Waterfront Tampa Wedding

Wedding Florist in Tampa Apple Blossoms Floral DesignWaterfront Tampa Wedding

Valerie and Justin’s Love Story:

Justin is from Colorado and I’m from Illinois, but we came to Florida to attend the University of Tampa. Each of us decided to stay in Tampa after graduation and get jobs, where we ended up meeting

We met at work and started dating Memorial Weekend of 2010. We both knew early on that we were each others “the one.”

He proposed on Good Friday in 2013, on the beach where we had our first date, and we were married on the following February.

Navy Blue, Grey & Pink Waterfront Tampa Wedding

Valerie planned her Tampa wedding to celebrate with friends and family.

“I just wanted our guests to have a great time,” the bride said.

The couple knew they wanted to marry at  St. John Greek Orthodox Church, but choosing a Tampa wedding reception venue was more of a challenge.

“We reached out to several venues in the area, but it seemed that we couldn’t see the space for several days, or the dates didn’t match up or people didn’t get back to us in time. We chose the Marriott Waterside because we are rewards members and found the staff and space perfect,” Valerie explained.

The bride choose navy blue and gray with light pink accents for her downtown Tampa waterfront wedding.

“Blue is one of our favorite colors, and the gray and pink came about when I was looking at ideas on Pinterest. I just loved the color scheme,” the bride gushed. “I wanted our wedding to be classic and simple, yet pretty.”

When it came to hiring a Tampa wedding florist, the couple looked for someone who could put together the vision they had for their wedding day.”

“Scott [of Apple Blossoms Floral Design] was friendly, professional and offered great ideas for our wedding,” Valerie shared. “We had to change things until the week of the wedding, and Scott made that process easy and less stressful.”

Looking back, the bride shared one of her most memorable moments of the day.

“Walking down the aisle towards your future husband is like tunnel vision,” Valerie reminisced.

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (1)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (2)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (3)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (4)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (5)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (6)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (7)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (8)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (10)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (11)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (12)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (13)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (14)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (15)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (16)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (17)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (18)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (19)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (20)

“I looked for a wedding florist who could put together the vision I had for the wedding day. Apple Blossoms Floral Design was friendly, professional, and offered great ideas for our wedding. They have been in the business for many years.” – The Bride

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (21)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (22)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (23)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (24)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (25)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (27)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (26)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (28)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (30)

“I enjoyed the preview of our reception room. It’s just amazing to see how all the months of planning came together perfectly. It’s overwhelming joy.” – The Bride

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (29)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (31)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (32)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (33)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (34)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (35)

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (36)

“Every wedding is unique because each couple getting married is different and unique in their own ways. On the outside it may have seemed like just another wedding, but to us it was unique and perfect.” -The Bride

Waterfront Wedding Venue in Tampa, FL with Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design & wedding photographer in Tampa Limelight Photography (37)

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
You can’t control what you can’t control so don’t stress. Everything will be OK.

Once you’re engaged and you start planning, put together a general timeline to keep you on track and stay organized.

Enjoy your wedding day!

Tampa Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
Tampa Wedding Reception Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa Wedding Photographer: Limelight Photography – Ann Fuentes
Tampa Wedding Planner: Confetti Events – Nicole Voute
Tampa Wedding Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Design
Tampa Wedding Caterer: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa Wedding Cake: Cakes Plus
Tampa Wedding DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates – Tony Lange
Tampa Wedding Transportation: Skyline Limo
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Father Stavros Akrotirianakis
Tampa Wedding Photo Booth: Tampa Bay Booths
Tampa Wedding Hair & Makeup: The Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Artist Group

We are proud to have Apple Blossom Floral Designs as a Marry Me Tampa Bay sponsor!

Search Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Vendors for Your Perfect Wedding! 

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).

NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Kera Photography

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

Modern Dramatic Unique Asymmetrical Red Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Ranunculus Tulips Protea Roses Anemone and Amaryllis | Dewitt for Love Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Portrait Under Whimsical and Lush Circular Floral Arch with Pampas Grass, White and Blush Pink Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bride in Full Length Veil | Tampa Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Wedding Hair Femme Akoi | Waterfront Wedding Venue Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Coastal Coordinating

UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair

Bruce Wayne Florals

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

Hotel Alba

Kemari Lyn Films

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Luxe Light Images

Gulf Beach Weddings

Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

eventfull weddings

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

breezin' entertainment

St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

outside the box

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cheers in front of Champagne Wall, Greenery Boxwood Bubbly Wall Rental, Bride Holding Vibrant Jewel Toned Floral Bouquet with Bright Pink Roses, Ivory, Purple, and Blue Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | South Tampa Outside The Box Event Rentals