Waterfront Nautical Glam St. Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

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Waterfront St. Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Wedding

Vanessa and Karl’s waterfront St. Pete wedding featured a nautical, yet glamorous theme with a color palette of blues, greens and gold accents. We especially adore the personality that the couple placed on their wedding day, including having the bride’s grandmothers as her flower girls.

“Karl and I love boating so a nautical theme was a no brainer, but I wanted it to be original,” the bride explained. “I also wanted it to be a little more formal, so we added as many personal touches as possible and some shimmer!”

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With the importance for the bride placed on the ceremony, and of course great food to please the family, the couple chose waterfront St. Petersburg wedding venue Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club.

“We looked at a lot of venues. But when Karl and I went to see Isla, it was like, how did we not know about this?! It checked off everything on our list and then some: the beach, marina, golf course, ballroom, dockmaster suite (groom’s room), even the option of a sailboat send off. Plus, you pretty much have the place to yourself!” Vanessa gushed. “They don’t host a ton of weddings in the same day, and once we saw it could fit our budget, it was another no brainer!”

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Looking back, the bride’s most memorable moment was setting sail with her groom on a private boat for their unique wedding exit.

“After being so busy and nervous all day, it was great to take off right after the ceremony and be out on the water just us,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Navy and White Nautical Wedding Invitation with White Gold Wedding Rings and Bands

Elegant White and Navy Blue Nautical Wedding Invitation Suite

Cream and Rhinestone Stiletto Strappy Sandal Wedding Shoes

Bride Getting Ready Details featuring Cream and Rhinestone Stiletto Strappy Sandal Wedding Shoes

Wedding Getting Ready Photo with Bridesmaids in Nightshirts with Personalized Mimosa Glasses

Bride Getting Dressed Detail in Beaded Lace Adriana Papell Wedding Dress

Bridal Portrait in Beaded Lace Sheer Backed Mermaid Adrianna Papell Wedding Dress with White Anemone and Rose Bouquet with Succulents

Outdoor Waterside Bridal Party Portrait with Mismatched Grey Toned Sequined Bridesmaids Dresses and Ivory Peach and Greenery Bouquets | Waterfront St. Pete Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Groomsmen in Gray Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Suspenders and Paisley Ties with Exotic Floral Boutonnière | St Petersburg WeddingSuits with Suspenders and Paisley Ties | St Petersburg Wedding

Chalkboard Welcome Sign with Ship Lantern and Anchor at Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

White and Blush with Ferns, Branches, and Natural Greenery Outdoor Ceremony Gazebo Decor

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted to get married on the beach or by the water, have the venue also provide catering and as much services as possible and a reception room with views. I also really wanted a built in dance floor, and Karl needed a groom’s room.

We looked at a lot of venues, but when Karl and I went to see Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club,  it was like, how did we not know about this?! It checked off everything on our list and some: the beach, marina, golf course, ballroom, dockmaster suite (groom’s room), even the option of a sailboat send off. Plus, you pretty much have the place to yourself! They don’t host a ton of weddings in the same day, and once we saw it could fit our budget, it was another no brainer. The food was exceptional. Our guests are still talking about it!

Outdoor Waterfront Gazebo Ceremony with Rustic Beach Wooden Folding Chairs and Gazebo, with Dramatic Mermaid Wedding Dress and Groomsmen with Blue Ties and Suspenders | Waterfront St Pete Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Bride and Groom Portrait with Tall Windows, Staircase and High Ceiling | St. Petersburg Florida Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Outdoor Waterside Wedding Portrait with Beaded Mermaid Adrianna Papell Wedding Dress with Ivory Rose Bouquet with Succulents, Groom in Gray Suit with Brown Boat Shoes and Bird of Paradise Boutonnière

Outdoor Industrial Waterside Wedding Portrait with Dramatic Mermaid Wedding Dress | Waterfront St. Pete Wedding

The Proposal:
Karl and I had recently purchased our first home and one day, after a long day at work, I walked in to some champagne on ice, and he proposed to me right there in our living room.

Outdoor Industrial Waterfront Wedding Portrait | Outdoor St Petersburg Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Portrait on Yacht with Beaded Lace Adrianna Papell Wedding Dress and Ivory and Anemone Bouquet, Groom in Grey Suit with Bird of Paradise Boutonnière | St Pete Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Bride and Groom in Boat Shoes on a Yacht with Ivory and Anemone Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Nautical Blue, White, and Gold Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor with Low Succulent Bouquets and Navy Striped Runners | Tampa Bay Rentals Over The Top Linen Rental | Waterfront St Pete Wedding Venue Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

How would you describe your theme?
I always described it as “nautical glamour.” Karl and I love boating, so a nautical theme was a no brainer, but I wanted it to be original. I also wanted it to be a little more formal than Karl did, so we added as much personal touches as possible, and I added some shimmer!

What were your colors?
Choosing colors took me forever! I’m a hairstylist, I like them all (except pink). I wanted to add a color to the nautical theme that I hadn’t already seen all over Pinterest, and I was really liking the greens. I also wanted mis-matched bridesmaid dresses, so I ended up with navy blue, light blues, blue greens and gold accents. It reminded me of the ocean.

Nautical Blue and White Wedding with Succulent and Rose Centerpieces in Mismatched Vases | Navy Blue Linen from Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Over the Top Linen Rental

Two Tiered Layered Naked Wedding Cake with Berries on Silver Serving Platter with Nautical Glitter Cake Topper

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Get as much done as early as you can. Keep it about the both of you.

Ceremony and Reception Venue and Caterer: Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studios *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Day of Planner: Liz Kamali Events
Florist: Studio Q Floral Design
Rentals: Tampa Lights
Linen Rentals: Over The Top Linen Rental *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Cake: Publix
Band: Trevor Bystrom
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Invitations: CoppiaCreativa
Transportation: Uber
Dress Shop and Designer: Brides by Demetrios
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Makeup: Natalie Roya
Hair: London Michalske & Tawny Thompson
Additional Wedding Vendors: Harvest Moon ChartersCovadonga Cigars, Barley Mow Brewing Co.




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