Romantic, Waterfront Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

 

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Marissa and Eric’s waterfront downtown Tampa wedding featured beautiful views of the Tampa skyline and a theme that incorporated their love for the water.

“Picking a nautical theme was perfect because it gave us the ability to incorporate our love for all things water without being at the beach,” the bride shared. “To go along with the theme, I went for a color palette of mauve, dusty pink, and royal blue. The combination looked great together and since the yacht was already blue we made sure whatever we chose didn’t clash.”

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The Clearwater natives wanted a waterfront Tampa wedding venue that offered a unique experience with great views and were ecstatic when they found something that checked all the boxes.

“We hired the Yacht Starship because we wanted something different, and the fact that we can say we had a yacht wedding is just plain cool,” the bride gushed. “Not only was it a venue unlike any other, but the overall experience was what made everything that much more unique! I’d say we got a lot of bang for our buck with an amazing wedding coordinator and a team who really knew what they were doing.”

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After experiencing firsthand how delicious their cakes were, the bride knew she wanted Alessi Bakeries to create something special and scrumptious for her big day.

“I chose Alessi Bakeries because my mom had purchased several cakes from them before that were absolutely amazing,” the bride gushed. “Their cake tasting was fabulous and the gave me a ton of options when it came to narrowing down exactly what I wanted. Melissa, the head cake designer, walked us through every step and even offered us ideas on how to save money! In the end, the cake was a big hit, and the guests were even taking seconds to go!”

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Looking back on their blissful day on the water, the bride couldn’t help but reminisce of the beautiful views and amazing time abroad her yacht wedding venue.

“The most memorable part for us was the party,” the bride reminisced. “The team at Yacht Starship really put on an amazing time! I had several people tell me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. From the cool Florida breeze to the twinkling city lights, we couldn’t have asked for a better night!”

Simple White and Blush Pink Roses, Baby's Breathe and Berries Wedding Floral Bouquet

Florida Bride Climbing Stairs on Deck of Yacht in Scoop Neck Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Groom Waiting for Bride on Deck of Yacht in Grey Suit | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Tampa Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor, Greenery and White Florals | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Tampa Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor, Greenery and White Florals | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Bride Walking Down the Aisle Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exchanging Vows Portrait | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Great views, unique idea, for a good price! We wanted to do something that most people hadn’t experienced during a wedding.

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We hired the Yacht Starship because we wanted something different, and the fact that we can say we had a yacht wedding is just plain cool. Not only was it a venue unlike any other, but the overall experience was what made everything that much more unique! I’d say we got a lot of bang for our buck with an amazing wedding coordinator and a team who really knew what they were doing. I think being married by the ship Captain was one of the coolest parts of our wedding. The scene was amazing as the sunset over Tampa Bay. The cruising portion was also an awesome touch! It allowed for people to enjoy a cool ocean breeze on the top deck and enjoy the city lights and beautiful Tampa skyline. The Yacht Starship servers and bartenders put on an amazing time! I had several people tell me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Deck of Yacht, Bride in Scoop Neck Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Greenery, and White, Ivory Floral Bouquet, Groom in Grey Suit | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Deck of Yacht, Bride in Scoop Neck Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Greenery, and White, Ivory, Blush Pink and Berries Floral Bouquet, Groom in Grey Suit | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

The Proposal:
Eric proposed at a restaurant on Clearwater Beach while watching the sunset over the ocean.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Staircase | Tampa Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Starship IV

How would you describe your theme?
Nautical, of course!

What were your colors?
To go along with the theme, I went for a color palette of mauve, dusty pink, and royal blue. The combination looked great together and since the yacht was already blue we made sure whatever we chose didn’t clash.

Nautical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Silver Charger with Wedding Favor Box

Three Tier White Cake with Floral and Whimsical Patterns and Mauve, Brown Accents with Mr and Mrs Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Cake Baker Alessi Bakeries

What did you look for in a wedding bakery?
Delicious and a reasonable price!

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I chose Alessi Bakeries because my mom had purchased several cakes from them before that were absolutely amazing. Their cake tasting was fabulous and gave me a ton of options when it came to narrowing down exactly what I wanted. Melissa, the head cake designer, walked us through every step and even offered us ideas on how to save money! In the end, the cake was a big hit, and the guests were even taking seconds to go!

Portrait of Princess Cut with Halo Diamond Engagement Ring and Groom Wedding Ring

Venue, Caterer, DJ and Officiant: Yacht StarShip *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Dewitt For Love
Florist: Chalet Flowers
Cake: Alessi Bakeries *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Invitations: Shutterfly
Dress Shop and Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Lili’s Weddings Makeup Artist and Hair Styling Group




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