Romantic Burgundy Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding Isla Del Sol

Tampa Wedding Planning Bridal Show January 2019 | Marry Me Tampa Bay

Chelsea and Michael’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding was the perfect combination of rustic woodland details and intimate tropical surroundings. Dripping with gorgeous floral and romantic decor, the bride and groom chose a dark green, burgundy and gold color palette.

“I really wanted the wedding to take place during a cool time in Florida because I had always dreamed of wearing a long sleeve dress with a lace back,” the bride explained. “As we know, Florida is hot most of the year, and a long sleeve dress could be a nightmare. With the long sleeve dress in mind, I knew I wanted my theme to be romantic, with tons of candles and darker colors. My dress truly was the inspiration for every other part of the wedding.”

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Specifically looking for a venue that offered multiple gorgeous backdrops for photos, Chelsea and Michael chose Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club.

“I thought Isla Del Sol was wonderful on all accounts. Pictures were the most important thing, and our wedding venue delivered with their expansive grounds and variety of beach, golf, and water areas,” the bride shared. “I absolutely love the photo of Mike and me, hand and hand under the bridge along the water, and there would have been no other location to provide that option.”

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The St. Pete couple knew they needed a DJ who could not only provide a wide variety of music but who could keep the dance floor alive all night.

“We heard a few demos from Breezin’ Entertainment,  and we were sold. They were right in our budget, and we knew they could keep our guests happy and dancing all night,” the bride shared. “We loved that they were able to mix up the music and play songs that everyone enjoyed singing and dancing to.”

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Looking back on their blissful day, the bride shared that some of her most cherished memories including dancing with friends and family and exchanging vows.

“Mike picked me up during the last song and kissed me, and we danced in a big circle with all of our friends and family. It was a heartwarming moment,” the bride gushed. “Our vows were also very special to me. Hearing Mike talk about shoes and mountain tops was a moment I’ll never forget. He was by my side the entire time and it made my heart full.”

Badgley Mischka Off White Satin Peep Toe with Rhinestone Accent Wedding Shoes

Long Sleeve V-Neck Mermaid Crepe and Lace Wedding Dress, Matching Grey Halter Top Bridesmaids Dresses

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Blue Floral Matching Robes

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait, Lace and Illusion Button Down Back Wedding Dress

Bride with Blush Pink, Burgundy, Burnt Organic, White and Greenery Floral Bouquet Wedding Portrait

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

The Proposal:
Mike surprised me on the Tampa Riverwalk after dinner and drinks at Haven. We were headed to the Grand Canyon the next day, and he knew I expected the proposal to come there. He completely surprised me by proposing the day before. It was totally unexpected, at sunset, after a wonderful dinner.

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Long Sleeve V-Neckline Crepe and Lace Wedding Dress, Groom in Black Tuxedo

Rustic Wooden Wedding Welcome Sign with Greenery Blush Pink, Orange and Red Floral Decor

Outdoor Beach Wedding Ceremony at Gazebo with White Draping and Colorful Floral Bouquets | Waterfront St. Petersburg Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I wanted there to be a happy compromise between the beach and tree space for pictures. For us as a couple, pictures were the most important thing, and our wedding venue delivered with their expansive grounds and variety of beach, golf, and water areas.

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I thought Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club was wonderful on all accounts. We chose this location for many reasons, however, I would say the biggest reason being their location and picture potential. I absolutely love the photo of Mike and me, hand and hand under the bridge along the water, and there would have been no other location to provide that option.

Outdoor Beach Wedding Ceremony at Gazebo with White Draping and Colorful Floral Bouquets | Waterfront St. Petersburg Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Outdoor Beach Wedding Ceremony at Gazebo with White Draping and Colorful Floral Bouquets, Greenery, Blush Pink, Red and Orange Flowers | Waterfront St. Petersburg Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Outdoor Florida Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Bridesmaids Holding Greenery and Red Floral Bouquets

Outdoor Florida Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows

Outdoor Florida Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait Bride and Groom First Kiss

Outdoor Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bride in Crepe and Lace Mermaid Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil, Bridesmaids in Matching Halter Top Grey Long Dresses | Waterfront Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Outdoor Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bride in Crepe and Lace Mermaid Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil, Bridesmaids in Matching Halter Top Grey Long Dresses with Greenery, Blush Pink, Orange and Red Floral Bouquets

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
I really wanted the wedding to take place during a cool time in Florida because I had always dreamed of wearing a long sleeve dress with a lace back. As we know, Florida is hot most of the year, and a long sleeve dress could be a nightmare. With the long sleeve dress in mind, I knew I wanted my theme to be romantic, with tons of candles and darker colors. My dress truly was the inspiration for every other part of the wedding.

What were your colors?
I chose dark green because I love the outdoors and the forest feel, burgundy because that goes well with the romantic look and theme that I was aiming for, cream for the table tops, gold for the accent, and a charcoal brown for the bridesmaids’ dresses. I think it went perfectly together and everyone looked wonderful!

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Blush Pink Vintage Loveseat Couch, Bride in Crepe and Lace Long Sleeve V Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil, Groom in Black Tuxedo

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Blush Pink Vintage Loveseat Couch, Bride in Crepe and Lace Long Sleeve V Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil with Greenery, Blush Pink, Orange, and Red Floral Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom Holding Bride's Cathedral Veil

Outdoor St. Petersburg Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Under Intracoastal Waterway Bridge, Bride in Mermaid Crepe and Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress and Cathedral Veil with Greenery, Red, Blush Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Romantic, Florida Ballroom Reception Wedding Decor, Sweetheart Table with White Linen, Greenery, Red, Orange and Blush Floral Garland and Floral Bouquet in Tall Glass Vase Centerpiece

Romantic, Wedding Florida Ballroom Reception Decor, Gold Candlesticks with Floating Candles, Black and Gold Table Number and Greenery Flowers

Two Tier Simple White Wedding Cake with Blush Pink Garden Rose and Green Eucalyptus Leaves, Custom Personalized Laser Cut Cake Topper, Donuts on. Wooden Display, Gold Mercury Vases with Candles

Simple White Two Tier Wedding Cake with Beaded Bottom and Blush Pink Garden Rose and Green Silver Dollar Leaf, Custom Personalized Laser Cut Cake Topper

Bride and Groom Ballroom Wedding Ceremony First Dance Portrait | St. Petersburg Waterfront Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We wanted to keep the party going all night with a mix of oldies and new songs that everyone could sing and dance to.

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Breezin’ Entertainment was recommended by our venue. We heard a few of their demos, and we were sold. They were right in our budget, and we knew they could keep our guests happy and dancing all night.

Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring and Diamond Wedding Band, Silver Groom Wedding Ring

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Sparkler Exit |St. Petersburg Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Really do your research on the things that are most important to you! Pick the top items that you care most about and really make sure those shine and are exactly what you want. Don’t skimp out on the things you really want because honestly, you will probably spend it in the long run!

Ceremony and Reception Venue/Caterer: Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Big World Photography
Florist/Rentals: Iza’s Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Carolyn
DJ: Breezin Entertainment *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Nick Constantino
Invitations: Vistaprint
Transportation: St Pete Limo Service
Dress: Pronovias
Hair & Makeup: Catherine Pena
Hotel Room Block: Sirata Hotel


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