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Makenzie and Brian’s waterfront Tampa Bay wedding brought whimsical springtime elegance to life with a magical outdoor ceremony covered in a soft color palette of lavender, baby pink, and white. Making sure they incorporated their love for the outdoors, the couple chose a local Tampa Bay venue that helps to keep our waterways clean.

“We started searching for venues through Marry Me Tampa Bay and eventually chose Tampa Bay Watch. We chose this venue because the ocean is our happy place,” the bride explained. “We enjoy boating, fishing, and romantic picnics on our little bay islands. We also fully support Tampa Bay watch and their continuous efforts to clean and keep our Bay, and its inhabitants healthy and thriving!”

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Thinking outside of the box for a creative but functional way to entertain their guests, the St. Pete couple hired Get Cozy Bubbles and Brews Drink Cart to keep the cocktails flowing for their guest list of 150.

“We hired Bubbles and Brews Drink Cart based on reviews and because our family friend and event planner in Tampa highly recommended them,” the bride shared. “Bubbles and Brews exceeded our expectations because of their excellent service and personable attitudes! They were also very helpful when we wanted to use their cart as a photo prop!”

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Searching for a Tampa Bay wedding bakery that offered a variety of flavors and unique options for their cake, Makenzie and Brian turned to The Artistic Whisk.

“We hired The Artistic Whisk because when we sat down for a tasting, we were blown away by the flavors! We chose a lemon lavender and espresso hazelnut cake, and it truly was the most unique thing we’ve ever eaten,” the bride gushed. “The service couldn’t have been better! I will recommend The Artistic Whisk to all of my friends and family. We’ll definitely be using their services for events in the future.”

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The real party starts on the dance floor and with the help of local wedding DJ and entertainment company Grant Hemond and Associates, the night was full of laughter and celebrating.

“We wanted a DJ that could accommodate guests of all ages and keep everyone up dancing all night,” Makenzie explained. “We hired Grant Hemond and Associates because they were recommended by our caterer and design team. They were great!”

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Looking back on their wedding day, the bride reminisced on her most memorable moment of the evening.

“It’s never easy picking just one favorite memory, but for me, the ceremony, will always top everything, the bride beamed. “That moment you finally get to marry the love of your life is a feeling that can never be duplicated!”

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The Proposal:
Brian got down on one knee and poured his heart out to me under our gorgeous Christmas tree.

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What did you look for in a wedding beverage rental cart?
We wanted fun drinks, great service, and a classy style.

We hired Bubbles and Brews Drink Cart based on reviews and because our family friend highly recommended them. Bubbles and Brews exceeded our expectations because of their excellent service and personable attitudes! They were also very helpful when we wanted to use their cart as a photo prop.

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Romantic Sunset Waterfront Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Fitted Lace Open Back with Spaghetti Straps Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress

How would you describe your wedding design inspiration?
Our theme was elegant spring flowers. I chose it because we got married on Easter weekend. Being showered in flowers on my wedding day made me feel like the ultimate princess!

What were your colors?
Our colors were lavender, baby pink, and white. We chose these colors because they were very beautiful and also perfectly fitting for our spring wedding.

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What was your wedding cake design inspiration and flavor?
Our cake design was floral, simple and elegant.

We hired The Artistic Whisk because when we sat down for a tasting, we were blown away by the flavors! We chose a lemon lavender and espresso hazelnut cake and it truly was the most unique thing we’ve ever eaten. The service couldn’t have been better! I will recommend The Artistic Whisk to all of my friends and family. We’ll definitely be using their services for events in the future.

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What did you look for in a DJ?
We wanted a DJ that could accommodate guests of all ages and keep everyone up dancing all night. We hired Grant Hemond and Associates because they were recommended by our event team. They were great!

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t overstress on perfection, everything really does happen for a reason. At the end of the day, all those little things that went wrong won’t matter because you’re finally married!

Venue: Tampa Bay Watch
Photographer: Just Peachy Photography
Florist: Gulfport Florist
Caterer: Milan Catering
Beverage Cart: Get Cozy Bubbles and Brews Cart *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Pastor Skip Cook
Dress Shop and Designer: Bearer of the Bling, Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Lulu’s Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Pavone Salon & Spa
Cigar Rollers: La Faraona Cigars
PhotoBooth: Snapshot Photo Booth
Violinist: Alisar Violinist




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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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