Pink and Orange Tropical Treasure Island Wedding | Sunset Beach House
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Pink and Orange Tropical Treasure Island Wedding | Sunset Beach House

Kate and Brent's Treasure Island beach wedding gave their guests a glimpse of the paradise they call home, as they were surrounded by bright tropical flowers adorned with leafy palms.

“We had tropical flowers in bright oranges and pinks with monstera palm leaves because we wanted to complement the natural beauty of the beach with bright, tropical flowers and organic, rustic elements throughout the decor,” the bride shared. “We looked at the featured weddings on Marry Me Tampa Bay to get inspiration for our own. The members of the wedding party wore neutral colors. The bridesmaids wore short, white dresses and the groomsmen wore white, button-downs with light khaki linen pants and flip flops.”

Treasure Island holds a special place in the bride and groom's hearts, and they wanted their 120 closest loved ones to experience the best that Florida has to offer for their April celebration. Everything from the ceremony to dinner to the dance floor was on the beach, with every detail planned by EventFull Weddings.

“We live in Treasure Island, and it is where we fell in love and where we had our beautiful son. We knew we wanted to have our wedding here, and we ended up having it one block from our house!” Kate beamed. “We wanted a wedding planner who could provide full planning services leading up to the wedding, day-of coordination, and really be able to understand our vision. We chose Eventfull Weddings because we loved what they had done with other weddings and felt confident they knew which vendors we could partner well with. They did an amazing job!”

The Treasure Island couple said their vows under a driftwood altar decorated with vibrant pinks and oranges alongside peaches and blushes to bring out the beach's natural beauty. Their wedding florist, Save the Date Florida, created a serene paradise to celebrate their love.

“The flowers were super important to us, and we wanted someone who could not only take our ideas but elevate them,” Kate revealed. “Save the Date Florida was highly recommended, and we loved the previous work they had done. We absolutely loved the flowers!”

The bride and groom reflected their personalities in their music choices and looked for a DJ who could give their guests an amazing party so that no one wanted to leave the dance floor.

“We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are individually and as who we are as a couple. We accomplished this through our different music selections throughout the ceremony and reception, as well as having the wedding party surprise our guests with a fun, choreographed dance,” the bride beamed. “We wanted someone who understood our style and could make sure our guests had a great time. Graingertainment was easy to work with, and our guests had a ton of fun dancing at the reception.”

The couple didn't want to forget a moment of their day and hired Lifelong Photography to capture everything from the delicate embroidery on Kate's ethereal off-the-shoulder gown and the branded, fresh coconut table assignments to the romantic beach shadows reflecting from twinkling string lights.

“My husband and I don't particularly love having our pictures taken, so we wanted someone who could make it easy for us and be fun to work with,” the bride revealed. “We liked Lifelong's gallery of previous weddings, and they came highly recommended by our planner. They were great to work with, and we loved our pictures!”


When Kate and Brent look back on their wedding day, they remember nothing but love and happiness.

“Being able to share part of our first dance with our one-year-old son in front of so many friends and family was so special. It is something we will remember for the rest of our lives,” the bride reminisced.

Tropical Neutral Wedding Save the Date | Acrylic Invitation | Invite Ideas
Tropical White and and Green Monstera Palm Leaf Wedding Invitation | Invitation Inspiration
White Lace and Chiffon Off-Shoulder Corset A line Wedding Dress
Glam Bridal Wedding Hair and Makeup | St. Pete Beauty Artist Adore Bridal
Tropical Bridesmaid Pajama Sets | Wedding Bridal Party Getting Ready | St Pete Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal | Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Where did you host your bachelorette party?
Vail, Colorado, a.k.a “Vail Before the Veil.” I'm from Colorado, and most of my bridesmaids still live there, so it was a perfect spot!

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | White Lace and Chiffon Off-Shoulder Corset A line Wedding Dress | St. Petersburg Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio
Beachy Bride with Tropical Pink Orchid, Orange Peach Ranunculus, Orange Peach Garden Rose, and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | St Pete Florist Save the Date Florida | Planner Eventfull Weddings | Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal | Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What were your hair and makeup inspiration?

I wanted the works, airbrush, lashes, and all of the glam, not only for myself but also to allow my bridesmaids to do whatever they wanted with their hair and make-up.

Adore Bridal came highly recommended. They have multiple package options, and I found one that aligned well with what I was looking for. They were amazing to work with and were able to do my hair and make-up exactly how I wanted!

Beachy Knee Length Matching White Bridesmaids Dresses | Tropical Wedding Bouquets | St Pete Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal
Tropical Pink and Orange Wedding Bridal Bouquet | Bouquet Ideas | Tampa Bay Florist Save The Date Florida

What did you look for in a wedding florist?

The flowers were super important to us, and we wanted someone who could not only take our ideas but elevate them as well.

Save the Date Florida was highly recommended. and we loved the previous work they had done. We absolutely loved the flowers!

Romantic Bride and Groom First Look Beach Wedding Portrait
Romantic Bride and Groom First Look Beach Wedding Portrait | Tropical Pink, Orange Peach Garden Rose, and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | Florist Save the Date Florida | St Pete Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio
Driftwood Beach Wedding Ceremony Arch | Wood Crossback Chairs | Tropical Flower Arrangements Inspiration | St Pete Florist Save The Date Florida | Rentals Gabro Event Services

The Proposal:
Every summer I go to our lake cottage in Indiana over the Fourth of July and go out on our boat to watch the annual fireworks show. Brent proposed during the fireworks finale in front of my closest family members. One of the best days of my life!

Driftwood Beach Wedding Ceremony Arch | Tropical Flower Arrangements Inspiration | St Pete Florist Save The Date Florida | Planner Eventfull Weddings
Driftwood Beach Wedding Ceremony Arch | Tropical Flower Arrangements Ideas | Tampa Bay Florist Save The Date Florida | Planner Eventfull Weddings
First Kiss Beach Wedding Ceremony Driftwood Beach Wedding Ceremony Arch | Tropical Flower Arrangements Ideas | Tampa Bay Florist Save The Date Florida

What did you look for in a wedding planner? 

We wanted a wedding planner who could provide full planning services leading up to the wedding, day-of coordination, and really be able to understand our vision.

We chose EventFull Weddings because we loved what they had done with other weddings and felt confident they knew which vendors we could partner well with. The majority of our vendors were referred to us by our wedding planner. They did an amazing job!

Sunset Bride and Groom Beach Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio
Sunset Bride and Groom Beach Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?

My husband and I don't particularly love having our pictures taken so we wanted someone who could make it easy for us and be fun to work with.

We liked Lifelong Photography Studio's gallery of previous weddings, and they came highly recommended by our planner. They were great to work with, and we loved our pictures!

Unique Tropical Wedding Reception Personalized Coconut Cup | Guest Favors Ideas
Unique Tropical Wedding Reception Personalized Coconut Cup | Guest Favors Ideas
Long Feasting Beach Wedding Reception Tables | Wood Crossback Chairs | Tampa Bay Rentals Gabro Event Services

What did you look for in a wedding rental company?

We needed to rent almost everything due to the venue we selected. This included tables, chairs, dance floor, lights, table linens, etc. Gabro Event Services was great to work with, and everything turned out perfect!

Cocktail Hour Pink, Orange, And Greenery Floral Centerpieces | St Pete Wedding Florist Save The Date Florida

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Beachy and tropical. We wanted to complement the natural beauty of the beach with bright, tropical flowers and organic, rustic elements throughout the decor.

What were your colors? 
The members of the wedding party wore neutral colors. The bridesmaids wore short, white dresses, and the groomsmen wore white, button-downs with light khaki linen pants and flip flops. We had tropical flowers in bright oranges and pinks, with monstera palm leaves throughout. We thought this color scheme would look amazing with our beach surroundings.

Unique Tropical Wedding Reception Personalized Coconut Cup | Guest Favors Inspiration
Single Tier Naked White Round Wedding Cake With Tropical Pink, Red, and Orange Flowers
Wedding Dessert Table Ideas | Tropical Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Rice Krispies Treats | Cake Pops | Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives | St. Pete Baker Sweetly Dipped Confections

What did you look for in a wedding dessert company?

We wanted something outside of a traditional wedding cake, so our planner recommended Sweetly Dipped Confections. We looked at Brandi's work on Instagram and were absolutely blown away!

We had an assortment of different treats like chocolate-covered strawberries and rice crispy treats, decorated with a tropical theme. We also had some of them arranged in our initials which we thought turned out amazing. Due to our wedding taking place the day before Easter we also had her do Easter egg-shaped cake pops, which were super cute!

Wedding Dessert Table Ideas | Tropical Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Rice Krispies Treats | Cake Pops | Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives | St. Pete Baker Sweetly Dipped Confections
Wedding Dessert Table Ideas | Tropical Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Rice Krispies Treats | Cake Pops | Unique Wedding Cake Alternatives | St. Pete Baker Sweetly Dipped Confections
Bride and Groom Dancing at Wedding Reception | Tampa Bay DJ Graingertainment

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?

It was super important to us that our guests had a great time, so good food, drinks, and music were a top priority. We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are individually and as who we are as a couple. We accomplished this through our different music selections throughout the ceremony and reception, as well as having the wedding party surprise our guests with a fun, choreographed dance.

We wanted someone who understood our style and could make sure our guests had a great time. Graingertainment was easy to work with, and our guests had a ton of fun dancing at the reception.

Bride and Groom End of the Night Kiss Wedding Reception | Tampa Bay DJ Graingertainment
The Gala Photobooth | Tampa Bay Wedding Photo Booth

Why did you incorporate a photo booth in your wedding day?

Photo booths are always so much fun, and we loved the idea of utilizing those pictures as our guestbook as well.

The Gala Photobooth had a ton of great options for backdrops and guestbooks and made it super easy for our guests to have access to their pictures.

Which vendors really exceeded your expectations?
We had branded, fresh coconuts that we used as table assignments. They were so much fun and turned out super cute.

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Try to be present and enjoy every second of your wedding. So much goes into every detail of planning for that day, and it goes by so fast! We also recommend having an experienced wedding planner help navigate you through the planning. It takes some of the stress off!

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