Romantic Rooftop St. Pete Beach Elopement | Hotel Zamora

 

Sarasota Bridal Show Nuovo Bride | April 2019

Jenna and Christopher’s St. Pete Beach elopement truly captured their love for one another with an intimate rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the beach.

“We chose to have an elopement because we wanted the day to be solely about us and our commitment to each other,” the bride shared.

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The Tampa couple searched for a wedding venue ideal that would make their Florida elopement simple, yet memorable.

“Specifically we wanted a venue that could provide us a private, intimate ceremony with a beautiful backdrop for pictures. We hired Hotel Zamora because their elopement package was exactly what we were looking for. The package included a breathtaking venue, one night stay on site, a photographer, breakfast in bed, and other special touches that didn’t seem to be offered elsewhere,” the bride gushed. “The rooftop was absolutely gorgeous for a ceremony, our room was nicely appointed with a waterfront view, and dinner in the Castile Restaurant was wonderful! The whole team at Hotel Zamora were welcoming and cheerful and made our experience memorable!”

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As part of their elopement package, Jenna and Christopher worked with preferred hotel wedding photographer Lifelong Photography Studios.

“We expressed early on we were looking for a photographer who could capture our story in a light and airy way, and Jorge of Lifelong did just that. He was amazing!” the bride beamed. “We felt so comfortable taking pictures with him, and he made the shoot fun and enjoyable.”

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Planning for her special day, Jenna followed Marry Me Tampa Bay on Instagram for inspiration on wedding venues, flowers, and wedding dresses. As she was scrolling through, she came across Truly Forever Bridal and was thrilled with their large selection of unique but classy gowns.

“I chose Truly Forever Bridal because of their abundance of gowns available to purchase and take home the same day. My consultant helped me try on a variety of dresses and helped find exactly what I was looking for in a dress!” the bride shared.

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Looking back on their intimate and special day, the bride will never forget seeing her groom for the first time.

“The most memorable moment for me was walking across the rooftop to see my husband waiting for me to exchange vows. We had the ceremony just before sunset, and it was absolutely beautiful overlooking the intercoastal,” the bride reminisced.

Bride Wedding Portrait with White, Ivory, Pink, and Berry Floral Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

Florida Bride Wedding Portrait in Organza Striped with Horsehair Edging, Low Back with Thick Straps Morliee Ballgown Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

What did you look for in a wedding dress?
I looked for a wedding dress that was unique and chic in style.

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I found Truly Forever Bridal on Marry Me Tampa Bay and chose them because of their abundance of gowns available to purchase and take home the same day. My consultant helped me try on a variety of dresses and helped find exactly what I was looking for in a dress.

Florida Bride and Groom Hotel Rooftop Terrace Wedding Portrait | Bride in Organza Flowy Low V-Back with Horsehair Edging, Thick Straps Morilee Ballgown Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Hotel Zamora | Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

Florida Bride and Groom Rooftop Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Hotel Zamora

St. Pete Beach Bride and Groom Intimate Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We looked for a venue with a package that could be customized, a pretty backdrop for a ceremony and walking distance to the beach for photos.

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We hired Hotel Zamora because their elopement package was exactly what we were looking for. The package included a breathtaking venue, one night stay on site, a photographer, breakfast in bed, and other special touches that didn’t seem to be offered elsewhere. I was initially impressed with the quick and efficient communication from the hotel event team and the ease of planning. They quickly put together and booked our elopement within a month timeframe. The rooftop was absolutely gorgeous for a ceremony, our room was nicely appointed with a waterfront view, and dinner in the Castile Restaurant was wonderful! They also provided recommendations for other vendors that exceeded our expectations as well. The whole team at Hotel Zamora were welcoming and cheerful and made our experience memorable!

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Out Front of St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Hotel Zamora | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Hotel Lobby | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Hotel Zamora | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Beachfront St. Pete Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride with Ivory, White, Pink, and Berry Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

The Proposal:
Christopher proposed October 1st at Circles Waterfront restaurant in Apollo Beach. We went to dinner with our families, and he surprised me with a proposal while walking down the boat dock at sunset.

St. Pete Bride Wedding Portrait with White Hydrangea, Ivory and Pink Garden Roses and Berry Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios

Beachfront Intimate St. Pete Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Lifelong Photography Studios was recommended and booked by the hotel. We expressed early on we were looking for a photographer who could capture our story in a light and airy way, and Jorge did just that. He was amazing! We felt so comfortable taking pictures with him, and he made the shoot fun and enjoyable.

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St. Pete Beach Bride and Groom Dancing on the Beach Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

St. Pete Beach Bride and Groom Dancing on the Beach Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Make your special day about the two of you. Search for vendors who are professional and timely in communication.

Ceremony, Reception Venue and Caterer: Hotel Zamora *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studios – Jorge *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Bay Bouquet
Officiant: Rev. Tom Greene
Dress Shop and Designer: Truly Forever Bridal  – Morilee *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Shear Art Salon & Spa




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