Colorful Weddings

Christine & Jared - A Boho Beachfront Wedding

When they began planning the couple knew they wanted a beachfront wedding, with natural and earthy elements incorporated throughout. Both Florida natives, the couple met in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. Their love of spending time together at the beach or on their boat, and ultimately getting engaged on a balcony overlooking the ocean at The Grand Plaza Hotel, inspired their choice for a beach location. To create a relaxed, boho environment at the Tradewinds Resort, blue and green sea glass colors were accented with neutral hues found in driftwood and white shells. The most special and unique pieces were the cake toppers which once belonged to the groom’s great great great uncle.

Elegantly styled in colors inspired by the beach, the couple look stunning against the water at sunset.

Elegantly styled in colors inspired by the beach, the couple look stunning against the water at sunset.

The bride wore a strapless, lace, mermaid style gown perfect for a beachfront affair.

The bride wore a strapless, lace, mermaid style gown perfect for a beachfront affair.

Soft yet glamorous makeup in neutral colors complimented the bride’s attire.

Soft yet glamorous makeup in neutral colors complimented the bride’s attire.

The bride carried a bouquet of blue, green, and white hydrangea accented with greenery and starfish elements.

The bride carried a bouquet of blue, green, and white hydrangea accented with greenery and starfish elements.

Starfish details were also found throughout other floral arrangements like boutonnieres, and as escort card displays at the reception.

Starfish details were also found throughout other floral arrangements like boutonnieres, and as escort card displays at the reception.

To keep her hair tidy in any breezes coming in off the water the bride wore a style featuring a beautiful low updo.

To keep her hair tidy in any breezes coming in off the water the bride wore a style featuring a beautiful low updo.

Bridesmaids popped next to the bride in their strapless azure gowns.

Bridesmaids popped next to the bride in their strapless azure gowns.

Program fans were offered to guests as a fun way to keep cool.

Program fans were offered to guests as a fun way to keep cool.

A vintage dresser was converted into a “shoe valet” for guests to kick off their shoes and grab a pair of flip flops for the beachfront ceremony.

A vintage dresser was converted into a “shoe valet” for guests to kick off their shoes and grab a pair of flip flops for the beachfront ceremony.

Fedoras were offered to guests at the shoe valet, along with brushes to dust the sand off before heading to the reception.

Fedoras were offered to guests at the shoe valet, along with brushes to dust the sand off before heading to the reception.

Along the ceremony aisle, lanterns and driftwood sat beside guest chairs.

Along the ceremony aisle, lanterns and driftwood sat beside guest chairs.

The stunning couple looking elated as they are received by loved ones after the ceremony.

The stunning couple looking elated as they are received by loved ones after the ceremony.

The couple were married beneath a natural wood ceremony arch adorned with neutral flowers, lanterns, and chiffon drapery.

The couple were married beneath a natural wood ceremony arch adorned with neutral flowers, lanterns, and chiffon drapery.

Nautical details and lanterns decorated the escort card display table.

Nautical details and lanterns decorated the escort card display table.

Starfish escort cards sat perched in delicate wood boxes.

Starfish escort cards sat perched in delicate wood boxes.

The reception was held in the event pavilion, fully draped with chiffon drapery from the ceiling and along the walls and completed with uplighting throughout in blue hues.

The reception was held in the event pavilion, fully draped with chiffon drapery from the ceiling and along the walls and completed with uplighting throughout in blue hues.

Burlap table runners on blue linens were set along feasting tables adorned with centerpieces of driftwood and accented with succulents, shells, soft candle light, and lanterns.

Burlap table runners on blue linens were set along feasting tables adorned with centerpieces of driftwood and accented with succulents, shells, soft candle light, and lanterns.

The cake toppers that sat atop this adorable polka dotted cake have a very unique story: Years ago a cargo ship laden with cupie dolls sank off of the Florida Keys. For years beach goers found arms, legs, and heads of the dolls. But when a pair were found in perfect condition they were gifted to the groom’s great great great uncle, who was a lighthouse keeper in Key West, and his wife. The dolls made their first appearance on a family wedding cake in 1921, and since have adorned the tops of wedding cakes throughout the groom’s entire extended family, ultimately ending up on his own.

The cake toppers that sat atop this adorable polka dotted cake have a very unique story: Years ago a cargo ship laden with cupie dolls sank off of the Florida Keys. For years beach goers found arms, legs, and heads of the dolls. But when a pair were found in perfect condition they were gifted to the groom’s great great great uncle, who was a lighthouse keeper in Key West, and his wife. The dolls made their first appearance on a family wedding cake in 1921, and since have adorned the tops of wedding cakes throughout the groom’s entire extended family, ultimately ending up on his own.

The incredible team that made it all possible include:

Venue & Catering: Tradewinds Resort St. Pete Beach

Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Cake: Publix Greenwise

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers

Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio

Adilen and Manny - An Elegant and Intimate Wedding

Adilen and Manny planned an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family in celebration of their many years together. Adilen envisioned vintage details and soft colors, and Manny made sure there was great food and music! A charming and cozy venue created a modern garden setting, which was the perfect backdrop for all of the romantic flora that Adilen favored! Gold details added a vintage element to the elegant decor, and little brass airplane bottle opener favors gave a nod to the groom’s pilot skills. The result was a perfect combination of romantic and sophisticated.

Initially worried about inclemental weather for their outdoor ceremony, the resulting sky full of pinks and purples proved to be beautiful surprise that complimented the blush colors found in the reception.

Initially worried about inclemental weather for their outdoor ceremony, the resulting sky full of pinks and purples proved to be beautiful surprise that complimented the blush colors found in the reception.

The gorgeous bride wore an ivory, mermaid style lace gown, with a plunging back and beaded cap sleeve straps.

The gorgeous bride wore an ivory, mermaid style lace gown, with a plunging back and beaded cap sleeve straps.

Bridesmaids glittered in rose-gold sequined gowns and the flower girl looked precious in white lace and tulle.

Bridesmaids glittered in rose-gold sequined gowns and the flower girl looked precious in white lace and tulle.

The couple exchanged vows during an outdoor ceremony beneath an arbor of flora and greenery, and a crystal chandelier.

The couple exchanged vows during an outdoor ceremony beneath an arbor of flora and greenery, and a crystal chandelier.

Elegant details, like drapery and twinkling lights strung overhead, as well as tables dressed with mirrored pedestals, gold and crystal candelabras, and clusters of blush and ivory roses, elevated this intimate wedding.

Elegant details, like drapery and twinkling lights strung overhead, as well as tables dressed with mirrored pedestals, gold and crystal candelabras, and clusters of blush and ivory roses, elevated this intimate wedding.

Gold and rose gold details were displayed amongst blush linens, soft candlelight, and bouquets of ivory and blush florals.

Gold and rose gold details were displayed amongst blush linens, soft candlelight, and bouquets of ivory and blush florals.

A handmade mantle was used as a focal point and backdrop for the simple and sophisticated three tiered cake, which was decorated with metallic gold accents and fresh peonies.

A handmade mantle was used as a focal point and backdrop for the simple and sophisticated three tiered cake, which was decorated with metallic gold accents and fresh peonies.

Together the couple cut into their gorgeous cake amongst their closest friends and family.

Together the couple cut into their gorgeous cake amongst their closest friends and family.

The bride carried a bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and sprigs of greenery which complimented the enormous vine wall, that sat behind the guests’ feasting table, which was uniquely created for this event.

The bride carried a bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and sprigs of greenery which complimented the enormous vine wall, that sat behind the guests’ feasting table, which was uniquely created for this event.

Vendors who created this beautiful wedding include:

  • Venue: Forty Two Ten

  • Catering: Flavor Gourmet

  • Florist: Hannah’s Flowers

  • Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light

  • Stationery: All That Glitters

  • Videography: Brett Rohlfing Video

  • Bar: Spunky Spirits

  • Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

  • Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

  • Transportation: Suncoach Transport

  • Cake: Publix Greenwise

Liz and Leo - A Timeless Beachfront Wedding in Clearwater

Liz and Leo knew two things when they started planning their Clearwater Beach wedding; it needed to have amazing food, and it had to have incredible live music (in honor of the couple's many concerts attended together), including the best Hora anyone has ever witnessed. Liz had event planning experience through her work with the American Heart Association, so details were very important to her (and there were plenty of beautiful and personal touches throughout the event). Guests enjoyed hosted poolside cabanas the afternoon of the wedding, and a jazz trio during a cocktail hour complete with a raw bar and a 4-tier cake made entirely of cheese! Leo's Argentinian background inspired a true party vibe for the reception, keeping the dance floor packed all night until the after-party in the hotel suite.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

The incredible collection of wedding pros who created this gorgeous event include:

  • Venue & Catering: Opal Sands, Clearwater Beach

  • Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

  • Floral Design: FH Weddings & Events

  • Entertainment: DeLeon Entertainment

  • Chairs & Chargers: A Chair Affair

  • Staging: Coast to Coast Event Rentals

  • Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

  • Videography: VH Video

  • Stationery: Oh My Designs

  • Cake: Corey’s Bakery

  • Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: The White Closet Co.

  • Suit: Bespoke & Co.

  • Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Nadia and Shay - A Rustic Chic Wedding at the Historic Tampa Armature Building

Nadia and Shay's wedding was the very first at Tampa's newest (and hottest) venue, Armature Works.  The couple envisioned rustic glamour on Tampa's Hillsborough River with lush greenery, good food, and plenty of dancing for their big day!  They fell in love with the charm of the brick walls, exposed industrial ceiling, and view of the city skyline.  But with a couple this gorgeous, who’s looking at the buildings, anyway?!

The couple posed for sunset photos on the Hillsborough River following their waterfront ceremony.

The couple posed for sunset photos on the Hillsborough River following their waterfront ceremony.

A classic pocket style invitation suite in coordinating colors featured gold accents and script calligraphy.

A classic pocket style invitation suite in coordinating colors featured gold accents and script calligraphy.

The bride wore a stunning bead embellished, lace and tule mermaid style gown.

The bride wore a stunning bead embellished, lace and tule mermaid style gown.

Personalized, reusable Starbucks cups made for a fun and eco friendly gift!

Personalized, reusable Starbucks cups made for a fun and eco friendly gift!

The bride carried a bouquet made of ivory roses, lisianthus, garden roses, stock, and greenery.

The bride carried a bouquet made of ivory roses, lisianthus, garden roses, stock, and greenery.

The groom's passion for high end sneakers inspired a surprise for him later on in the wedding.

The groom's passion for high end sneakers inspired a surprise for him later on in the wedding.

As a professional model, the bride was seriously working her bridal portraits! Yowza!!!

As a professional model, the bride was seriously working her bridal portraits! Yowza!!!

Natural wood chairs adored the rooftop ceremony space to compliment the natural florals and greenery accents.

Natural wood chairs adored the rooftop ceremony space to compliment the natural florals and greenery accents.

Opulent gold details gave a hint to the chic decor found in the reception.

Opulent gold details gave a hint to the chic decor found in the reception.

The couple exchanged vows overlooking the Hillsborough River and city skyline.

The couple exchanged vows overlooking the Hillsborough River and city skyline.

A Tampa sunset on the river provided the perfect backdrop for romantic photos.

A Tampa sunset on the river provided the perfect backdrop for romantic photos.

Organic and loose floral with lots of greenery were perched atop tables accented with gold details and lots of romantic candlelight.

Organic and loose floral with lots of greenery were perched atop tables accented with gold details and lots of romantic candlelight.

Alternating tables boasted mirrored pedestals with gold mercury urns of coordinating flora and gold framed table numbers.

Alternating tables boasted mirrored pedestals with gold mercury urns of coordinating flora and gold framed table numbers.

Arrangements of hanging amaranthus, ruscus, eucalyptus, hydrangea, stock, and roses towered over tables on opulent gold pillars.

Arrangements of hanging amaranthus, ruscus, eucalyptus, hydrangea, stock, and roses towered over tables on opulent gold pillars.

Tables were set with coordinating script menu cards tucked into napkins atop gold chargers, with sprigs of greenery at each place setting.

Tables were set with coordinating script menu cards tucked into napkins atop gold chargers, with sprigs of greenery at each place setting.

A stunning four tiered cake with gold and sugar flower details was surrounded by more flowers and greenery.

A stunning four tiered cake with gold and sugar flower details was surrounded by more flowers and greenery.

A special groom's cake modeled after a favorite real life pair of Jordans belonging to the groom.

A special groom's cake modeled after a favorite real life pair of Jordans belonging to the groom.

A heartfelt speech made by the Maid of Honor.

A heartfelt speech made by the Maid of Honor.

A live band made sure this party lasted all night!

A live band made sure this party lasted all night!

Friends and family gathered on the dance floor to celebrate the couple!

Friends and family gathered on the dance floor to celebrate the couple!

Great food, great music, and great friends… What more can you ask for at a wedding?!

Great food, great music, and great friends… What more can you ask for at a wedding?!

Armature Works provided the perfect balance of industrial chic and historic charm!

Armature Works provided the perfect balance of industrial chic and historic charm!

The talented team of wedding professionals who made this luxuriously epic wedding include:

- Venue:  Armature Works

- Photography:  Andi Diamond Photography

- Floral & Decor:  FH Weddings & Events

- Videography:  Randall Productions

- Entertainment:  Tom Sartori Band

- Catering:  Puff n Stuff

- Cake:  Designer Cake Art by Elise's Pieces

- Transportation:  Clearwater Jolley Trolley & Pirate Water Taxi

- Stationery:  Invitation Galleria

TRENDSETTING - A Rustic Coastal Wedding

When the Rusty Pelican asked us to help create new wedding images to showcase their prime waterfront property overlooking Tampa Bay, we immediately said YES and began daydreaming about chic decor and details!  This styled shoot incorporated rustic coastal elements indicative of Tampa, Florida with beautiful colors of gold, blush, and pops of coral!  So many beautiful and unique details that are sure to inspire!

A waterfront venue is perfect for a bride who wants to incorporate Floridian elements.

A waterfront venue is perfect for a bride who wants to incorporate Floridian elements.

An invitation suite featuring pops of coral give a hint to the theme of this wedding without being too 'beachy'.

An invitation suite featuring pops of coral give a hint to the theme of this wedding without being too 'beachy'.

A sweet and simple gown was chosen for the waterfront nuptials but featured elegant illusion lace details.

A sweet and simple gown was chosen for the waterfront nuptials but featured elegant illusion lace details.

An intimate ceremony space overlooking the water featured pomander balls dripping with crystals, and a gazebo chandelier.

An intimate ceremony space overlooking the water featured pomander balls dripping with crystals, and a gazebo chandelier.

Soft peach and ivory florals were in abundance for this outdoor ceremony.

Soft peach and ivory florals were in abundance for this outdoor ceremony.

Fun coastal details, like a message-in-a-bottle guestbook, were incorporated throughout.

Fun coastal details, like a message-in-a-bottle guestbook, were incorporated throughout.

Lush florals were accented with the twinkle of gold and candlelight, and coral watercolor table numbers.

Lush florals were accented with the twinkle of gold and candlelight, and coral watercolor table numbers.

An intimate reception setup featured a feasting table of romantic flora.

An intimate reception setup featured a feasting table of romantic flora.

Starfish escort cards directed guests to their seats.

Starfish escort cards directed guests to their seats.

Plus one of the most gorgeous and unique cakes, with gumpaste net and shells and shadowbox stand!!

Plus one of the most gorgeous and unique cakes, with gumpaste net and shells and shadowbox stand!!

We know this stunning shoot will provide you with all the inspo you need for your own waterfront celebration!

We know this stunning shoot will provide you with all the inspo you need for your own waterfront celebration!

The amazing wedding pros who helped create this vision include:

- Venue & Catering:  The Rusty Pelican Tampa

- Photography:  Life Long Photography Studios

- Videography:  Brett Rohlfing

- Dresses & Accessories:  Isabel O'neil Bridal

- Hair & Makeup:  Femme Akoi

- Groom Attire:  Mens Wearhouse

- Stationary:  The Southern Wedding Belles

- Floral & Decor Rentals:  Alrene Floral Designer

- Cake:  The Artistic Whisk