Vibrant, Tropical South Tampa Beach Wedding | Salt Shack on the Bay
Florida Beach Wedding

Vibrant, Tropical South Tampa Beach Wedding | Salt Shack on the Bay

What happens when you combine a modern wedding aesthetic with upbeat tropical notes? The results are romantic natural elements with pops of gold, green, and pink.

“Our theme was modern tropical, inspired by Tampa Bay and the lush tropical nature in the area. We incorporated natural elements with wooden tables and chairs and added pops of gold, greens, and pinks,” Brittany Collins, wedding planner and owner of Socialite Events shared. “Keeping with the tropical vibe we used monstera leaves as our place cards with gold accents. The ceremony arch was gold and modern with pops of bright tropical floral details, creating the perfect backdrop for a beautiful occasion.”

To complement the laid-back Florida lifestyle, the planner and designer chose a waterfront South Tampa restaurant with private event space ideal for a casual reception.

“Salt Shack has a laid-back beach vibe with thatched roof buildings, sand, and views of Tampa Bay. We wanted to honor the existing vibe while incorporating upgraded elements like hot pink and gold accents,” Brittany explained.

With the planning team perfecting every detail, Carrie Wildes Photography captured all of the tropical details complete with sunset portraits by the Bay.

The bride's flowing wedding dress from Truly Forever Bridal featured a hint of a ballgown shape while complementing the casual setting. The contrast of the simple design with the bright wedding bouquet made the florals radiate.

The addition of wooden elements in the French country chairs, sweetheart table, and welcome sign, accompanied by the gold chargers and flatware, added warmth and elegance to the beachside celebration.

“Our favorite elements were the unique place cards using monstera leaves and the pops of hot pink that really brightened up the table décor,” the planner beamed.

Modern Tropical Florida Wedding Invitation Suite, Watercolor Stationery of Lush Green Palm and Monstera Leaves with Gold Foil Accent | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planner Socialite Events
Boho Florida Bride Wearing Elegant Flowy Wedding Dress with High Slit, Holding Modern Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Monstera and Palm Leaves | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal Tampa
Boho Florida Bride Wearing Elegant Flowy Wedding Dress, Holding Modern Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal Tampa
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Modern Tropical Wedding Decor with Wooden Welcome to our Wedding Sign with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Modern Tropical Wedding Decor with Wooden Welcome to our Wedding Sign with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Boho Inspired Bride and Groom with Neutral Tone Attire, Bride Holding Modern Tropical Wedding Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Boho Inspired Bride and Groom with Neutral Tone Attire, Bride Holding Modern Tropical Wedding Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding

How would you describe your theme?
Our theme was modern tropical, inspired by Tampa Bay and the lush tropical nature in the area. We incorporated natural elements with wooden tables and chairs and added pops of gold, greens, and pinks.

We thought it was important to incorporate the venue's laid-back vibe with the sand and water. Keeping with the tropical vibe we used monstera leaves as our place cards with gold accents. The ceremony arch was gold and modern with pops of bright tropical floral details, creating the perfect backdrop for a beautiful occasion.

What were your colors?
Muted blues, hot pink, green, and gold. We choose the colors to bring in the water and tropical elements of the area.

Boho Florida Bride Wearing Elegant Flowy Wedding Dress, Holding Modern Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Vibrant Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Monstera, and Palm Leaves, Groom Boutonnière a Purple Hibiscus and Yellow Rose | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal Tampa
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Boho Inspired Bride and Groom with Neutral Tone Attire, Bride Holding Modern Tropical Wedding Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding
South Tampa Waterfront Intimate Wedding Ceremony on the Sand with Minimalist Gold Circle Arch, Boho Inspired Bride and Groom with Neutral Tone Attire, Bride Holding Modern Tropical Wedding Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Purple Hibiscus, Monstera, and Palm Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding
Modern Tropical Bride and Groom Walking On South Tampa Waterfront | Tampa Bridal Attire Store Truly Forever Bridal | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Boho Florida Bride Wearing Elegant Flowy Wedding Dress with High Slit, Holding Modern Tropical Inspired Floral Bouquet with Vibrant Yellow Roses, Bright Pink Flowers, Monstera and Palm Leaves | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal Tampa
powered by Typeform
Modern Tropical Tampa Bay Waterfront Sunset Wedding Reception on the sand, Sunset Outdoor Reception with White Linens and Bamboo Inspired Crossback Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Socialite Events | Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Tampa Bay Waterfront Sunset Wedding Reception on the sand, Sunset Outdoor Reception with White Linens and Bamboo Inspired Crossback Chairs, Dusty Blue Table Runner, Bright Pink Table Napkins| Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Socialite Events | Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Wedding Place Setting, Florida Wedding Reception Decor and Styling. Clear Acrylic Charger With Gold Foil Rim and Gold Flatware, Bright Pink Napkin with White Menu with Gold Lettering, Monstera Leaf Place Setting with Custom Gold Name Calligraphy | Tampa Bay Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Central Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, South Tampa Salt Shack On the Bay Private Beachfront | Round Tables with Low Floral Vibrant Centerpieces, Monstera Leaf Place Setting, Clear Acrylic Charger With Gold Foil Rim and Gold Flatware, Bright Pink Napkin with White Menu with Gold Lettering | Tampa Bay Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Central Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, South Tampa Salt Shack On the Bay Private Beachfront | Round Tables with Low Floral Vibrant Centerpieces, Monstera Leaf Place Setting, Clear Acrylic Charger With Gold Foil Rim and Gold Flatware, Bright Pink Napkin with White Menu with Gold Lettering | Tampa Bay Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Central Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, South Tampa Salt Shack On the Bay Private Beachfront | Round Tables with Low Floral Vibrant Centerpieces, Monstera Leaf Place Setting, Clear Acrylic Charger With Gold Foil Rim and Gold Flatware, Bright Pink Napkin with White Menu with Gold Lettering | Tampa Bay Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Central Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Wedding Place Setting, Florida Wedding Reception Decor and Styling. Clear Acrylic Charger With Gold Foil Rim and Gold Flatware, Bright Pink Napkin with White Menu with Gold Lettering, Monstera Leaf Place Setting with Custom Gold Name Calligraphy | Tampa Bay Wedding Planners Socialite Events | Central Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Florida Sweetheart Table at Florida Wedding Reception with Modern Tropical Decor, Vibrant Pink, Yellow and Green Bouquet with Dusty Blue Table Runner | South Tampa Private Beachfront Salt Shack On the Bay | Florida Sunset Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | SocialiteEvents
Modern Tropical Intimate Wedding Cake, Two Tier White Cake with Vibrant Pink Rose and Green Palms, Gold Cake Cutting Set on Monstera Leaf Table Decor, Mr and Mrs Wedding Topper, Boho Vintage Low Cake Stand | Florida Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Modern Tropical Inspired Florida Bride, On Waterfront Pier in Boho Off-White Dress with High Slip, Holding Vibrant Bridal Bouquet
Modern Tropical Inspired Florida Bride and Groom, On Waterfront Pier in Boho Off-White Dress with High Slip, Holding Vibrant Bridal Bouquet | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planner Socialite Events
Modern Tropical Inspired Florida Bride and Groom, On Waterfront Pier in Boho Off-White Dress with High Slip, Holding Vibrant Bridal Bouquet | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planner Socialite Events
Sunset Waterfront Florida Wedding Ceremony on the sand, Tropical Wedding Decor with Modern Circle Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events
Sunset Waterfront Florida Wedding Ceremony with Bride and Groom on the sand, Tropical Wedding Decor with Modern Circle Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planners Socialite Events
Florida Bride and Groom Kiss at Sweetheart Table at Sunset Florida Wedding Reception with Modern Tropical Decor, Vibrant Pink, Yellow and Green Bouquet with Dusty Blue Table Runner | South Tampa Private Beachfront Salt Shack On the Bay | Florida Sunset Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | SocialiteEvents
Modern Tropical Inspired Florida Bride and Groom at Sunset, On Waterfront Pier in Boho Off-White Dress with High Slip | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planner Socialite Events | Truly Forever Bridal
Modern Tropical Inspired Florida Bride and Groom at Sunset, On Waterfront Pier in Boho Off-White Dress with High Slip | Salt Shack On the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Wedding Planner Socialite Events

Estimated Cost of Wedding: Venue: $3,500-$5,000 | Photography: $4,000  | Flowers: $1,500-$2,000 | Invitations: $1,300-$1,500 | Chargers: $1,500 | Linens and Napkins: $600-$800 | Gold Flatware: $750-$900 | Place Cards with Calligraphy: $350 | Wooden Crossback Chairs: $1,200 | Cake: $150

Venue: Salt Shack On the Bay
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Wedding Planning and Design: Socialite Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florals & Arch: Jennie's Flowers
Dress: Truly Forever Bridal *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Furniture Rentals: Elite Events and Rentals
Calligraphy: Beautiful Way Designs
Models: Ayani & Kai

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pros

Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.