Romantic Navy and Gold Ballroom Wedding | Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

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Rachel and Cesar’s Safety Harbor wedding featured an elegant and romantic theme with a color palette of blush, ivory, navy and gold.

“I wanted soft colors, garden roses and lots of candlelight. I thought the combination was beautiful and the venue was the perfect setting for a wedding,” the bride shared. “I grew up in the Safety Harbor area and have always loved the city. It is a beautiful and charming place, and I couldn’t have picked a better city for our wedding.”

Searching for their dream Tampa Bay wedding venue that offered the convenience of not only hosting guests in the hotel, but that also included a fabulous reception space, the couple chose the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.

“The first time we walked into the ballroom at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa Cesar told me this is where he wanted to get married. It was beautiful and unique, it is so much more then a typical hotel ballroom,” Rachel gushed. “Safety Harbor Resort offered everything we were looking for in a venue. The service was incredible, the staff was friendly and professional, and they went above and beyond for us on our special day.”

Knowing that trust and experience were ever important in finding a professional Tampa Bay wedding planner, the bride hired Special Moments Event Planning because of their great reputation.

“I had friends who had worked with Tammy [of Special Moments Event Planning] and highly recommended her. After, meeting Tammy, I knew that she would make sure that my wedding would be exactly what I envisioned,” Rachel beamed. “Their service was great. During the planning process, they were always available to help and provided me with all the resources I needed. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day; it ran flawlessly.”

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Of course no wedding is complete without delicious cake! The couple opted for both a gorgeous cake and a custom popcorn bar by Tampa Bay wedding cake bakery A Piece of Cake and Desserts.

“The cake was amazing, beautiful and so delicious,” Rachel shared. “We also used A Piece of Cake for our gourmet popcorn bar and cookie favors. The popcorn bar was one of my favorite things, and they make hundreds of flavors to pick from. Everything we ordered tasted delicious!”

Looking back, the bride’s most cherished wedding day moment included the couple’s “I do’s.”

“Our ceremony was definitely one of the most memorable moments. The ceremony was intimate and beautiful, and we both shared laughs and happy tears,” Rachel reminisced.

Engagement Diamond Wedding Rings and Bands

Watters Sweetheart Wedding A-Lie Dress on Hanger

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait

Bride Memory Locket on White Wedding Bouquet

Bridal Portrait Wearing Watters Sweetheart Dress with White Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Ceremony Venue Church Andrews Memorial Chapel

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait with Mismatched Blush Pink Hayley Paige Bridesmaids Dresses and Flower Girls and Watters Wedding Gown

How would you describe your theme?
My inspiration was elegant and romantic. I wanted soft colors, garden roses, and lots of candlelight in the decor. It was beautiful and the perfect setting for a wedding.

What were your colors?
Blush, ivory, navy and gold. My favorite colors are pink and gold, so I knew I wanted them to be a big part of my wedding. My husband likes navy and it complemented the other colors very well.

Outdoor Portrait of Bride in Watters Wedding Dress with Rose and Hydrangea Bouquet with Greenery and Blush Pink Mismatched Hayley Paige Bridesmaids Dresses

White Floral Aisle Decor with Tulle and Tall Lamp Post with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Church Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Florida

Bride and Mother Walking Down Aisle with White Rose Wedding Bouquet

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Watters Wedding Dress with Long Train, White Climbing Greenery, Ferns in Copper Basins, and Blush Bridesmaids Dress | | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Church Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Florida

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Watters Wedding Dress with Long Train, White Climbing Greenery, Ferns in Copper Basins, and Blush Bridesmaids Dress | | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Church Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Florida

Wedding Ceremony Exit Portrait with Flower Petal Toss at Andrews Memorial Chapel with White Rose Petals | Tampa Bay Wedding

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
I wanted a wedding planner who was professional and had a lot of experience and that I could trust and made me feel comfortable.

I hired Special Moments Event Planning because they have a great reputation. I had friends who had worked with Tammy and highly recommended her. After meeting her, I knew that she would make sure that my wedding would be exactly what I envisioned. Their service was great. During the planning process, they were always available to help and provided me with all the resources I needed. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day; it ran flawlessly!

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait with Ivory Floral Bouquets with Greenery, Groomsmen in Navy Suits, and Blush Pink Mismatched Hayley Paige Bridesmaids Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding

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Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with Watters Sweetheart Dress, Blush Rose Bouquet with Greenery, and Navy Suit at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

The Proposal:
The proposal was a complete surprise that I was not expecting it at all! One of our friends is a photographer and asked us and a few of our friends if we would take pictures for his portfolio. It was on a Tuesday, so after work we met in Plant City to take the photos. After about an hour of taking pictures in a beautiful blueberry field, we all went back to the barn. As I was posing for one last picture, Cesar got down on he knee and asked me to marry him!

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Couple Portrait with Watters Sweetheart Dress, Blush Rose Bouquet with Greenery, and Navy Suit at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Couple Detail Photo Blush Rose Bouquet with Greenery, and Navy Suit at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Couple Portrait with Lace Watters Sweetheart Dress, Blush Rose Boutonnière, and Navy Suit at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

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Elegant Gold Ivory and Blush Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort & Spa with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Signature Event Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
One of the main things I wanted was for it to be a hotel because I like the convenience of enjoying the reception and being able to stay there. The first time we walked into the ballroom at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa Cesar told me this is where he wanted to get married. It was beautiful and unique, it is so much more then a typical hotel ballroom. Safety Harbor Resort offered everything we were looking for in a venue. The service was incredible, the staff was friendly and professional, and they went above and beyond for us on our special day.

Elegant and Romantic Gold Blush and Ivory Wedding Reception Table Decor with Rose and Greenery Centerpiece and Tall Gold Candle Holders and Blush Linen

Elegant Gold Ivory and Blush Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort & Spa with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low White Floral Centerpieces, and Gold Candleholders with Glass Votives | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Signature Event Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding rental company?
A rental company that we could trust and had a good reputation.

Our wedding planner recommended Signature Event Rentals. We rented gold chiavari chairs. They were reliable and on time.

Gold Ivory and Blush Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort & Spa with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Signature Event Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding bakery?
Delicious cake!

I hired A Piece of Cake and Desserts because the cake was amazing, beautiful and so delicious. We also used them for our gourmet popcorn bar and cookie favors. The popcorn bar was one of my favorite things, and they make hundreds of flavors to pick from. Everything we ordered tasted delicious!

Elegant and Romantic 4-Tier Round Textured Wedding Cake from Tampa Bay Bakery A Piece of Cake on Gold Serving Platter with Blush Roses and Stylish Glitter Monogram Initial Topper

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Getting a planner was a huge help for me because I don’t live in the area, and it was great to have someone local to help with all of the planning.

Ceremony Venue: Andrews Memorial Chapel
Reception Venue and Caterer: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
Photographer: Sunglow Photography
Planner/Coordinator: Special Moments Event Planning *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Iza’s Flowers, Inc.
Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Band: C’nergy Band
Officiant: Reverend Dr. David Cole
Invitations: Paper Source
Transportation: Jolley Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia Bridal CollectionWatters
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella BridesmaidsHayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Artistry
Photo booth: Prints Charming
Signs: Tampa Calligraphy




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