Whimiscal California Tropical Funk Wedding Inspiration | Isla del Sol Yacht
Wedding Styled Shoot

Whimiscal California Tropical Funk Wedding Inspiration | Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club

In a world of monochromatic color palettes and neutral tones, St. Petersburg wedding planner Wilder Mind Events sought to design a wedding styled shoot that brought vibrancy through color to create a tropical twist on the traditional St. Pete Beach wedding. To create an energetic ambiance against the calming backdrop of Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club's private beach and marina, unique rentals, a stunning statement cake, and painted florals filled the indoor and outdoor venue spaces.

Melissa, the venue coordinator at Isla Del Sol, wanted to create a fresh look in the venue space. Isla Del Sol is such a perfect place to do a tropical look, and I didn't want to deviate too far from a style that really works in their space. Thus, “California Tropical Funk” was born,” Delaney Driver owner and lead planner of Wilder Mind Events explained. “I decided to do something bright and bold to give the tropical feel a different look. Our colors were…all of them! Pinks, yellows, oranges, and blues were the main colors.”

The Joshua Tree-inspired decor pulled from elements of the Mojave Desert with a west coast spark. The neon feathers with flamingo cut-out place cards elevated the atmosphere with a fun and whimsical look.

“My inspiration was pulled from a desert and Los Angeles vibe. I love the desert look but wanted to do it with a tropical twist,” the wedding planner revealed. “The neon and bright colors came from a California Desert vibe.”

Isla Del Sol's tropical setting made it the perfect backdrop for a styled shoot that was meant to bring the party. In addition to the secluded beach, couples love to host after-party bonfires and leave via boat for their grand exit.

“Isla Del Sol is perfect for a tropical theme,” the wedding planner beamed. “It's by the water, and you have the marina and sand.”

Tampa Bay Cake Company created a white square four-tier cake with pops of color cascading down. FairyTail Pet Care provided the finishing touch of the styled shoot, a “pawsome” doggy model from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

My favorite elements were the little neon touches and flamingos. I also really loved how we color-blocked the centerpieces,” Delaney shared. “Each section of the table had a certain color section and I thought it was a fun and unique touch.”

Hot Pink Funky Tropical Wedding Invitations | Flamingo Wedding Invitations
Hot Pink Funky Tropical Wedding Invitations
Classic and Elegant Simple White Wedding Dress Hanging on Tropical Floral and Greenery Garland | Wilder Mind Events
Red, Turquoise, Blue, Orange, and Green Monstera Leaf and Greenery Garland | Wilder Mind Events
Red, Turquoise, Blue, Orange, and Green Monstera Leaf and Greenery Garland | Wilder Mind Events
Red, Turquoise, Blue, Orange, and Green Monstera Leaf and Greenery Garland | Wilder Mind Events

“My inspiration was pulled from a desert and Los Angeles vibe. I love the desert look but wanted to do it with a tropical twist. Our colors were…all of them, pinks, yellows, oranges, and blues. The neon and bright colors came from a California Desert vibe I pulled from. Thus, ‘California Tropical Funk' was born.”

-Delaney Driver owner and lead planner of Wilder Mind Events

Bride in Elegant Fit and Flare Simple Dress with Buttons Down the Back Wedding Portrait | Isla Del Sol St. Pete Beach Wedding
Bride and Groom Intimate Forehead Touch Wedding Portrait | Isla Del Sol St. Petersburg Wedding Venue
Bride and Groom Intimate Forehead Touch Wedding Portrait | Isla Del Sol St. Petersburg Wedding Venue
Dog Portrait on Wedding Day | FairyTail Pet Care
Bride and Groom Wedding portrait | Isla Del Sol Florida Wedding Ceremony St. Pete Beach | FairyTail Pet Care
Bride and Groom Intimate Forehead Touch Wedding Portrait | Isla Del Sol St. Petersburg Wedding Venue
Bride and Groom Wedding portrait | Isla Del Sol Florida Wedding Ceremony St. Pete Beach
Bride and Groom Wedding portrait | Isla Del Sol Florida Wedding Ceremony St. Pete Beach

How did the venue fit within your theme?

Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club is perfect for a tropical theme. It's by the water, and you have the marina and sand.

Bride and Groom Wedding portrait | Isla Del Sol Florida Wedding Ceremony St. Pete Beach
Bright and Funky Tropical Wedding Tablescape | St. Petersburg Event Planner | Wilder Mind Events
Vibrant Funky Tropical Wedding Tablescape | Wilder Mind Events
Flamingo Hot Pink Inspired Place Setting | Wilder Mind Events
Bright and Funky Tropical Wedding Tablescape | St. Petersburg Event Planner | Wilder Mind Events
Bright and Funky Tropical Wedding Tablescape | St. Petersburg Event Planner | Wilder Mind Events
Flamingo Hot Pink Inspired Place Setting | Wilder Mind Events

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?

My favorite elements were the little neon touches and flamingos. I also really loved how we color-blocked the centerpieces. Each section of the table had a certain color section and I thought it was a fun and unique touch.

Orange and Hot Pink Floral Centerpieces | Wilder Mind Events
Bright and Funky Tropical Wedding Tablescape | St. Petersburg Event Planner | Wilder Mind Events
Flamingo and Tropical Inspired Funk Wedding Tablescape | Wilder Mind Events
Blue Long Candle Sticks in Gold Candle Holders for Wedding Tablescape | Wilder Mind Events
Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Colorful Round Detail Swirling Up the Cake | Wilder Mind Events | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Colorful Round Detail Swirling Up the Cake | Wilder Mind Events | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Colorful Round Detail Swirling Up the Cake | Wilder Mind Events | Tampa Bay Cake Company

Estimated price for this wedding for 150 guests: Venue Rental Fee: $1,200 | Ceremony Fee: $900 | Average Reception Cost/ Person: $120/ per person | Planning: $1,600 | Photography: Starts at $3,000 | Videography for 8 hrs Starts at $3,200 | Arch Rental: $250 | Florals for Reception: $4,900 | Ceremony Arch Decor: $1,200 | Bouquets/ Bouts: $725 | Bridal Hair and Makeup: $250 | Invitations: $750 | Place Cards: $150 | Linens and Bamboo Chairs: $1,460 | Dress and Veil: $2,000

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