Tropical Pink and Navy St. Pete Beach Wedding | Postcard Inn on the Beach

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Jill and Drew’s vibrant St. Pete Beach wedding featured a nautical inspired theme with a modern twist and bohemian details. The bride and groom chose bright accent colors in pink and tangerine that popped against the navy and grey bridal party attire.

“I wanted the ladies to be able to wear their dresses again, so I selected a classic color. I also wanted the flowers to be bright and add color to the day! Drew loves the color orange (because he loves University of Tennessee football), so I this represented in the flowers for him,” Jill explained. “My bouquet was incredible and we received so many compliments on the flowers. We loved the vibe of our unique venue and wanted some bohemian elements also.”

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The Tampa bride knew exactly what she wanted when it came to hiring a St. Pete Beach wedding photographer: someone who could deliver outstanding work and capture the gorgeous details of their outdoor ceremony and reception.

Caroline & Evan Photography was recommended to us, and they were outstanding to work with! There is a lot of pressure on photographers to capture a couple’s wedding day! They delivered for sure for us!” the bride gushed.

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Opting for a cap-sleeve gown with ornate lace embroidery and a taupe underlay, the bride kept an open mind when searching for her wedding dress. Deciding to purchase an off-the-rack gown from Truly Forever Bridal, Jill was impressed with the selection and variety of dresses that the store had to offer.

“I definitely recommend that brides try on dresses and never order online! It’s also important to try on different styles! Some can surprise you once you slip in them,” the bride explained. “Truly Forever Bridal were pleasant and helpful. I liked that they sell their dresses from off-the-rack, and they had a wide selection. The woman there that does alterations worked magic on the alterations on my dress!”

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Looking back on their wedding day, the couple opted for a “first look,” which became one of their most memorable moments.

“We had the most gorgeous weather on our wedding day! We were so blessed! Doing a “first look” moment offered quite a flood of emotions (in a good way). It all becomes kind of surreal,” the bride reminisced.

Nautical Blue and Orange Coastal Wedding Invitation Suite and Ceremony Program Fan with Crabs and Watercolor Florals

Nautical Blue and Orange Coastal Wedding Invitation Suite and Menu with Crabs and Watercolor Florals, Wedding Band and Engagement Ring

Outdoor Bridal Getting Ready Portrait with Mimosa Glass with Gold Lettering | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Outdoor Bridal Getting Ready Portrait with Mimosa Glasses Gold Lettering in matching PInk and Red Tropical Floral Silk Robes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Princess Illusion Lace Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress on Personalized Hanger from St Pete Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

What did you look for in a wedding dress boutique?
I was fairly open minded about this. I definitely recommend that brides try on dresses and never order online! It’s also important to try on different styles! Some can surprise you once you slip in them!

I want to learn more about wedding attire from Truly Forever Bridal

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Truly Forever Bridal was pleasant and helpful. I liked that they sell their dresses from off-the-rack. They had a wide selection. The woman there that does alterations worked magic on the alterations on my dress!”

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress with PInk and Orange Tropical Bouquet with Greenery and Striped Ribbon, Groom in Navy Suit with Boutonniere | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress with PInk and Orange Tropical Bouquet with Greenery and Striped Ribbon, Groom in Navy Suit with Boutonniere | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

The Proposal:
We went to brunch at Oystercatchers for my birthday. We always walk around by the Bay afterwards. I wasn’t expecting this at all, but I had sat down in an Adirondack chair on a pier on the hotel property, and Drew was behind me. I thought nothing of it. He was setting up his phone to record a video. He asked if we could leave, I got up (wondering why he was in such a hurry), and he got down on his knee. He was wise though, and tied the ring to his belt loop with clear fishing tackle to avoid the ring getting knocked into Tampa Bay out of excitement!

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Orange Tropical Floral Boutonniere | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I was more opinionated about this than my groom, but I mostly looked at their portfolio of work.

I want to learn more about Caroline & Evan Photography

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Caroline & Evan Photography were recommended to us and they were outstanding to work with! There is a lot of pressure on photographers to capture a couple’s wedding day! They delivered for sure for us!

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Tea Length Navy Blue Zazzle Dresses, Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Orange Boutonniere, Bride in V Neck Cap Sleeve Lace Dress from Truly Forever Bridal, with Tropical Pink Floral and Greener Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photographer | St Pete Beach Venue The Postcard Inn

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaid in Navy Blue Portrait, with Pink Rose, Yellow, ORange and Succulent BOuquet with Ferns and Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Outdoor Beach Wedding White Square Ceremony Program Fans with Orange Tropical Watercolor Florals and Gold Metal Palm Leaf Paperweight

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We wanted a nautical/beach vibe. The girls wore navy dresses, and I tried to put a modern twist to it by having bright pink and tangerine as accent colors. We loved the vibe of our unique venue and wanted some bohemian elements also.

What were your colors?
I wanted the ladies to be able to wear their dresses again so I wanted to select something classic. I asked for their input as well. I also wanted the flowers to be bright and add color to the day! My bouquet was incredible and we received so many compliments on the flowers.

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
Drew loves the color orange! I had this represented in the flowers for him. He is from Tennessee and loves UT football. I also got him UT cuff links for a wedding gift. Our specialty drink was margaritas, and I love those!

Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Bamboo Ceremony Arch with Pink and Yellow Florals with Greenery

Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding with White Folding Chairs and Bamboo Ceremony Arch with Pink and Yellow Florals with Greenery | St Pete Beach Venue Postcard Inn

Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Bamboo Arch with Pink and Yellow Florals with Greenery, Bride in Capsleeve V Neck Lace Dress and Feather Hair Comb Veil Accessory, Groom in Gray Suit with Boutonniere | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Bride in Cap Sleeve V Neck Lace Dress, Groom in Gray Suit with Orange Floral Boutonniere | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Tea Length Navy Blue Zazzle Dresses, Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Orange Boutonniere, Bride in V Neck Cap Sleeve Lace Dress from Truly Forever Bridal, with Tropical Pink Floral and Greenery Bouquet, Ring Bearer in Suspenders and Flower Girl in White Dress, and Bamboo Ceremony Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photographer | St Pete Beach Venue The Postcard Inn

Outdoor Beach Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress with PInk and Orange Tropical Bouquet with Greenery and Striped Ribbon, Groom in Navy Suit with Boutonniere | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Outdoor Beach Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress with PInk and Orange Tropical Bouquet with Greenery and Striped Ribbon, Groom in Navy Suit with Boutonniere | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Outdoor Beach Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Dress with PInk and Orange Tropical Bouquet with Greenery and Striped Ribbon, Groom in Navy Suit with Gray Boat Shoes | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Boho Inspired Hanging Wedding Reception ORange and PInk with Greenery Tropical Floral Hoop with Natural Ribbon and Tree with String Light Illustration Guest Book

Outdoor Hotel Courtyard Boho Tropical Wedding Reception with Round White LInen Tables and Folding Chairs, Small Pink Floral Centerpieces in White Ceramic Bowls and Gold Candlesticks | St Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Postcard Inn

Outdoor Hotel Courtyard Boho Tropical Wedding Reception with Round White LInen Tables and Folding Chairs, Pink and Orange and Yellow Floral with Tropical Greenery Centerpiece, and Navy Blue and White Printed Coozie Wedding Favors| St Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Postcard Inn

Tropical Pink and Orange Floral Low Centerpiece with Thistle and Ferns and Greenery, Printed White Lettered Table Number on Wooden Block

Tropical Pink and Orange Floral Low Centerpiece with Thistle and Ferns and Greenery in small vase wrapped in Twine, and Gold Mercury Votive Candleholders | St Pete Beach Venue The Postcard Inn

Three Tier Round White With Navy Blue Stripe Wedding Cake on Wooden Nautical Cake Stand with Stylish Custom Gold Caketopper with Pink and ORange Tropical Flowers with Ferns and Cake Shooters

Three Tier Round White With Navy Blue Stripe Wedding Cake on Wooden Nautical Cake Stand with Stylish Custom Gold Caketopper with Pink and ORange Tropical Flowers with Ferns

Live Artist At Tropical Boho WEdding | St Pete Beach Venue The Postcard Inn

First Dance Portrait, Bride in Lace Cap Sleeve Dress | St Pete Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography | Tampa Wedding Dress Shop Truly Forever Bridal

Sunset Beach Silhouette Wedding Portrait | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Hiring a videographer was an outstanding decision, as was hiring a wedding coordinator for the day of the wedding!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Postcard Inn on the Beach
Photographer: Caroline & Evan Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Elmwood Forest Productions
Planner: Big Day Celebrations
Florist: 2Birds Events
Cake: Hands on Sweets
DJ: Jammin with John
Live Artist: Klaaren Art
Officiant: Pastor Bobby Musengwa
Invitations: Zazzle
Dress Shop: Truly Forever Bridal *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Weddington Way
Hair & Makeup: The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group




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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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