Located in South Tampa along the shores of Tampa Bay is a gorgeous waterfront wedding venue, the Westshore Yacht Club. To showcase the beauty of this hidden gem and its outdoor spaces, we partnered with Tampa Bay wedding planner Kelly Kennedy of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events to create a classic, french country inspired styled wedding.
“Our inspiration for this shoot was the venue itself. The colors of the building, and its surroundings helped inspire a color palette in the blue family,” Kelly explained. “We wanted to highlight the water that surrounds the Westshore Yacht Club, and we added a slight touch of color with burgundy as an accent. We chose that color as we thought it paired really nicely with the different shades of blue in the design of the tables.”
Stationery and letterpress print shop A&P Designs set the ambience for the wedding day, creating a watercolor floral invitation with matching envelope liner.
For the outdoor waterfront ceremony, light blue fabric accents adorned the french country chairs while a garland floral runner led the bride and groom to a chiffon draped altar.
The planner and venue staff then quickly flipped the ceremony to an elegant waterfront reception with amazing sunset view.
The dusty blue table linens from Over the Top Rental Linens complemented the marina backdrop, while colored glasses and marble table numbers added elegance.
“My favorite elements from this styled shoot were the table linens and the table top decor,” Kelly gushed. “We just loved the way that everything meshed together and fit within the theme.”
Alessi Bakery provided an indulgent dessert table with an array of sweets that were beautifully displayed, complete with a two-tiered, hand-painted robins egg blue wedding cake. Guests could choose from berry parfait shooters, cake pops, and cupcakes.
Every detail was magnificently captured by Tampa Bay wedding photographer Andi Diamond Photography. From the adorable bridal portraits with the family golden aided by wedding pet coordinators FairyTail Pet Care, to the stunning sunset that dazzled along the shorefront of Tampa Bay, this wedding truly showed that ambiance is everything on your wedding day.
The bride’s effortless beauty was naturally brought out by Tampa Bay wedding hair and makeup team Michele Renee the Studio. A sweeping up-do and a bold red lip created a glamorous look to perfectly complement the lace, long-sleeve Daalarna Couture gown from Tampa Bay bridal boutique The Bride Tampa, while the groom was dressed in a modern blue suit with plaid bowtie from men’s suit rental Sacino’s Formalwear.
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How would you describe your theme?
Classic and elegant French country. Our inspiration for this shoot was the venue itself.
What were your colors?
We chose colors in the blue family. We did that to accent the water that surrounds the Yacht Club. We also wanted a slight touch of color and added in burgundy. We chose that color as we thought it paired really nicely with the different shades of blue in the design of the tables.
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Estimated Cost of Certain Wedding Details:
Venue Rental Pricing: $3,000-$5,000 | Catering: $50- $150/person | Photography: $3,975 | Videography: $2,500 | Planner: $2,100 | Pet Care Services: $300- $1,500 | Hair and Makeup: $185-$235 | Invitations, Envelopes, Response Cards: $1,336 | Linens: $500-$1,750 | Cake: Starts at $5/person | Rentals: $670
Venue: Westshore Yacht Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: LoveView Weddings
Planner: Kelly Kennedy Weddings & Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Pet Planning: FairyTail Pet Care *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Bridal Shop: The Bride Tampa *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Menswear Rental: Sacino’s Formalwear *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Draping: Delite Entertainment
Florist: Carmen’s Flowers
Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals and The Copper Acorn
Chair Rentals: Elite Event Rentals
Dessert: Alessi Bakery *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Invitations: A&P Designs *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Models: Hana Young, Victor Rivera