Tropical Pink and Orange Anna Maria Island Beach Wedding | Sandbar Waterfront Restaurant

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Marissa and Zack’s destination Anna Maria Island Wedding was filled with beautiful sunny skies, modern decor, and views that resembled a tropical postcard. Choosing a color palette of navy blue, rose gold, and orange, the bride and groom drew inspiration from their picturesque surroundings to capture their vision.

“I would describe my wedding as minimalistic-beachy! I wanted the beach to be the main focus, but also found a way to work in simple eucalyptus leaves scattered throughout,” the bride shared. “Throughout the decor, I worked in pops of rose gold and added delicate peonies for a whimsical feel.”

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Looking for a bridal boutique in Tampa with a great reputation and a fun environment, the bride chose Truly Forever Bridal.

“My mother actually picked Truly Forever Bridal! We were in Florida for the weekend visiting and she suggested checking out the selection there. Little did we know, that day I’d find my perfect dress,” the bride gushed. “From the chandeliers to the aisles of beautiful dresses, I finally felt like this wedding thing was happening! The staff at Truly Forever were overwhelmingly welcoming and attentive from beginning to end. I described to my stylist, Kim, what I was looking for in a dress and she helped me pick a few options that might work. The very first dress I tried on had everyone in tears! Needless to say, that was the dress. I’ve kept in touch with the team at Truly Forever, and they still to this day make me feel special!”

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Reminiscing of their oceanside celebration, the bride cherished many memories including a special one with her dad.

“I think getting to dance with my father was really a special moment for me. I am the youngest of four and the only girl, so getting having that special dance with him meant the world to me!” Marissa reminisced.

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Getting Ready Confetti Portrait, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink Floral Print Robes and Blue Floral Print Robes

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Deep V-Neckline Lace Tank Top Strap Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride Wedding Portrait on Staircase in Cathedral Length Veil | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

What did you look for in a wedding dress boutique?
When looking for the boutique, I told my mom I wanted something local to Tampa because I still consider it my home. I also wanted a place that had a great reputation in the area, but was fun yet professional!

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My mother actually picked Truly Forever Bridal! We were in Florida for the weekend visiting and she suggested checking out the selection at Truly Forever. My father and Zack dropped my mother and I off and little did we know, that day I’d find my perfect dress. From the chandeliers to the aisles of beautiful dresses, I finally felt like this wedding thing was happening! The staff at Truly Forever were overwhelmingly welcoming and attentive from beginning to end. I described to my stylist, Kim, what I was looking for in a dress and she helped me pick a few options that might work. The very first dress I tried on had everyone in tears! Needless to say, that was the dress. Since July 29, 2017, I’ve kept in touch with the team at Truly Forever and they still to this day make me feel special!

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Tropical Floral Long Matching Dresses, Bride in V Neckline Lace Tank Top Strap Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Decor, White Folding Chair with Blush Pink, Coral and Red Roses with Greenery Florals

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Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Beach | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Beach, Bride in Lace and Tulle A-Line Low Back with Buttons Tank Top Strap Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride Beach Wedding Portrait with Tropical Inspired pink, Red, Coral and Greenery Floral Bouquet | Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

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Tropical Beach Wedding Decor, High Round Cocktail Table with Taupe Tablecloth, Gold Vase and Greenery Florals

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Tropical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Tablecloths, Low Gold Vases with Greenery Centerpieces | Sarasota Beachfront Wedding Venue Sandbar Waterfront Restaurant

Tropical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Tablecloths, Low Gold Vases with Greenery Centerpieces, White Folding Chairs

Tropical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Tablecloths, Gold Chargers, Low Gold Vases with Greenery Centerpieces, White Folding Chairs

Tropical Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Ivory Tablecloths, Gold Chargers, Greenery Centerpiece, White Folding Chairs, Table Number in White Frame

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
My advice for other Tampa Bay couples would be to set aside time to really get to know each vendor to see if their style and ideas are what you and your spouse are looking for.

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer: Sandbar Waterfront Restaurant
Photographer: Kevin Michaels Images
Videographer: Ron Baker Video
Florist: Elegant Design Flowers
Cake: Publix Bakery
DJ: Island Photography and DJ, INC
Officiant: Dr. Heather Downs
Invitations: Etsy, Printed at Creative Approach (Savannah, GA),
Dress Shop and Designer: Truly Forever Bridal *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Show Me Your MuMu
Hair & Makeup: Body & Sole Salon and Spa




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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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