White, Greenery, and Gold Dunedin Waterfront Wedding | Beso Del Sol

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Ibette and Sandor’s waterfront Dunedin wedding was an enchanting evening that perfectly combined greenery flora with the stunning waterfront views. The bride and groom incorporated pops of metallic gold throughout the decor to add a flair of elegance to their heavenly inspired vision.

“My theme was a simple elegant garden; I wanted greenery, white flowers, and gold accents. Greenery helped our flower budget, and white flowers looked fresh and clean. I wanted something classic, and the outcome turned out beautifully,” the bride beamed. “The green matched the lush foliage and the gold matched the metal details. I also wanted some portions of the venue to be an ethereal white.”

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When she began thinking of her big day, the bride found the perfect wedding venue and inspiration from a Marry Me Tampa Bay styled shoot.

“We used Marry Me Tampa Bay during the wedding planning process; we saw an article on a staged wedding that was set up at Beso Del Sol, and those pictures and decorations of the venue were gorgeous,” Ibette gushed. “We especially loved the pier available to the bride and groom for some great ocean shots. It was so beautiful, intimate, and simple that we just had to go with this venue!”

To plan their intimate celebration for 60 of their closest friends and family, Ibette and Sandor had a clear vision of a waterfront Tampa Bay venue that offered amazing views and the flexibility to bring their DIY dream to life.

“Our first date was at Clearwater Beach, so overlooking the Bay while having our first dance as husband and wife was a full-circle moment for us. We wanted intimacy and uniqueness and also being within our budget couldn’t hurt! Beso Del Sol had that ocean view we were looking for, but none of that Florida heat from a beach wedding. The venue has a wall when walking in that’s all glass, overlooking beautiful blue waters,” the bride shared. “Beso was also the perfect size for our small-ish party, and with two levels this would give the guests the options to either people to watch or to partake in the boogying. The venue coordinator promoted the “DIY” aspect of the venue. This was a huge win since I already had a vision, and I’m really picky. The fact that we could make it our own was beautiful to us. The venue had beautiful spots for pictures; the pier and the park across Beso Del Sol provided amazing bridal portraits.”

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To create a cohesive look between the church ceremony and the ballroom reception, the Orlando couple wanted help from a reputable local wedding florist to take their garden vision and execute it into the floral design.

“Florals were very important to me, and they really transformed the venue. My floral inspiration reminded me of a simple ethereal garden, with lots of rich greenery and bundles of different white florals” Ibette explained. “I wanted to make sure that the florist was familiar with the reception area since it is such a personalized venue. Brides n Blooms Wholesale and Design was so helpful, and the vision of my dream wedding came true because of them. Everything, down to the bouquets, was perfect! Dorelle made the process so easy and filled in the gaps to my vision. She also gave me tips and tricks on what florals and greenery would help decrease our expenses. The reception turned out more beautiful than I imagined.”

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Since the bride wanted to tie in gold metal accents into their ethereal color palette, she turned to Outside the Box Event Rentals for sharp contrasts of metallic decor throughout the reception.

Outside the Box Event Rentals helped us with the gold Chiavari chairs, golden utensils, the base for the flower wall, and gold metal table numbers,” Ibette shared. “The gold accents we rented created such an elegant feel to the venue.”

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While looking back on their perfect day, Ibette and Sandor cherished the moments spent on the dance floor with their loved ones.

“The conga line was the most memorable. Literally all of our guests joined in on the conga line” the coupled reminisced. “The line even went up to the second level, grabbed those people sitting, and then brought them down to the dance floor. We were all laughing and having a great time together. It was such a great moment!”

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The Proposal:
Sandor and I went to Washington, D.C. on July 4th. We were sitting on the lawn of The Washington Monument, getting ready to watch the most patriotic fireworks. As the sun was setting, Sandor was saying the most heartfelt words and before I could say anything back, he reached for his pocket and stunned me with this ring and the words, “Will you marry me?” We even got pictures of the proposal from an on-looking tourist! She sent us all of our photos, I still love her for that.

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
My theme was a simple elegant garden; I wanted greenery, white flowers, and gold accents. Greenery helped our flower budget, and white flowers looked fresh and clean. I wanted something classic, and the outcome turned out beautifully!

What were your colors?
The colors were green to match the lush foliage and gold to match the metal details. I also wanted some portions of the venue to be an ethereal white.

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What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted intimacy and uniqueness, and also being within our budget couldn’t hurt! Beso Del Sol had that ocean view we were looking for, but none of that Florida heat from a beach wedding. The venue has a wall when walking in that’s all glass, overlooking beautiful blue waters. Beso was also the perfect size for our small-ish party, and with two levels this would give the guests the options to either people watch or partake in the boogying. The venue coordinator promoted the “DIY” aspect of the venue. This was a huge win since I already had a vision, and I’m really picky. We could make it our own, and that was beautiful to us. The venue had beautiful spots for pictures. The pier and the park across Beso Del Sol also provided amazing bridal portraits.

 

Elegant, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor and Reception, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Floral Centerpieces with Green Palms, White Flowers, and Gold Candle Votives, in Clearwater Modern Ballroom with dark wood floors, tall vaulted ceilings, and iron rod staircase | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Florida Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol | Tampa Wedding Decor Rentals Outside the Box Event Rentals

What was your rental inspiration?
We rented the gold Chiavari chairs, golden utensils, the base for the flower wall, and gold metal table numbers. The gold accents we rented created such an elegant feel to the venue.

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Elegant, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor and Reception, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Floral Centerpieces with Green Palms, White Flowers, and Gold Candle Votives, in Clearwater Modern Ballroom with natural lighting, floor to ceiling windows, tall vaulted ceilings, and iron rod staircase | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Florida Wedding Venue Beso Del Sol | Tampa Wedding Decor Rental Outside the Box Event Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding florist?
Florals were very important to me, and they really transformed the venue. My floral inspiration reminded me of a simple ethereal garden, with lots of rich greenery and bundles of different white florals. I wanted to make sure that the florist was familiar with the reception area since it is such a personalized venue. Brides n Blooms Wholesale and Design was so helpful and the vision of my dream wedding came true because of them. Everything, down to the bouquets, was perfect. Dorelle made the process so easy and filled in the gaps to my vision. She also gave me tips and tricks on what florals and greenery would help decrease our expenses. The reception turned out more beautiful than I imagined.

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t skimp out on the photographer. All this effort into the wedding and not having the day documented is heartbreaking. Trust me it will be worth it! Also, nothing will be perfect, so don’t expect it. This is just one day, so make sure your outlook on day is positive, and let things roll off your shoulders.

Ceremony: St. Luke Church in Palm Harbor
Reception Venue: Beso Del Sol Resort *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer and Videographer: Photos by Rissa
Coordinator: Serendipity Wedding Day Services
Florist: Brides n Blooms Wholesale and Design *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering
Chair, Flatware and Table Number Rentals: Outside the Box Event Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Island Sound
Officiant: Father Paul at St. Luke Church
Invitations: Vistaprint
Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup: VIP Beauty Stylist




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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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