Outdoor Weddings

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

Hilary and Patrick - A Coastal Chic Wedding on Tierra Verde

Hilary and Pat share a love for the outdoors, be it scalloping in the summer, riding their horses, or just being outside every day.  Their fun, laid-back lifestyles dictated their wedding style (along with Hilary's love of everything blue and white), and they fell in love with the Tampa Bay Watch venue for it's waterfront views as well as their contribution to marine research.  The couple wanted their wedding to be a fun celebration with their closest friends and family, where they enjoyed great food and great music above all else.  The dinner reception on the second floor featured a wrap-around balcony overlooking the sunset, surrounding water and dancefloor below.  Everyone danced under a canopy of bistro lights as the sun disappeared over the waterline, before hopping on the open-air trolley to head back to the beach resort.

The couple shared a first kiss, overlooking the stunning waterfront view.

The couple shared a first kiss, overlooking the stunning waterfront view.

The groom sported a sky blue tie to accent his navy suit, and a custom monogramed pocket square.

The groom sported a sky blue tie to accent his navy suit, and a custom monogramed pocket square.

The boutonnieres reflected the clean color palette and unique succulent accents of the floral arrangements.

The boutonnieres reflected the clean color palette and unique succulent accents of the floral arrangements.

The gentlemen sported navy suits with soft blue and white adornments.

The gentlemen sported navy suits with soft blue and white adornments.

Bridesmaids wore chiffon dresses in varying shades of seaglass, to compliment their soft, organic bouquets.

Bridesmaids wore chiffon dresses in varying shades of seaglass, to compliment their soft, organic bouquets.

The bride's bouquet was wrapped with a sentimental piece of fabric from her grandmother's dress.

The bride's bouquet was wrapped with a sentimental piece of fabric from her grandmother's dress.

The couple exchanged vows in front of a jaw-dropping arch made from large driftwood branches accented with flora.

The couple exchanged vows in front of a jaw-dropping arch made from large driftwood branches accented with flora.

Organic-style floral arrangements boasted quicksand roses, lisianthus, stock, eucalyptus, blue thistle, hydrangea, queen anne's lace, dusty miller, and succulents,

Organic-style floral arrangements boasted quicksand roses, lisianthus, stock, eucalyptus, blue thistle, hydrangea, queen anne's lace, dusty miller, and succulents,

Watercolor blues and glass bottles added a nautical element to the decor.

Watercolor blues and glass bottles added a nautical element to the decor.

Guests enjoyed views of Tampa Bay as the couple were married.

Guests enjoyed views of Tampa Bay as the couple were married.

The bride's brother, dressed in full uniform, sabered a bottle of champagne for a ceremonial toast before the couple was pronounced husband and wife.

The bride's brother, dressed in full uniform, sabered a bottle of champagne for a ceremonial toast before the couple was pronounced husband and wife.

A coastal chic motif incorporating sunbleached wood boxes gave a nod to the bride's rustic Southern style.

A coastal chic motif incorporating sunbleached wood boxes gave a nod to the bride's rustic Southern style.

Driftwood accents were incorporated into the floral arrangements.

Driftwood accents were incorporated into the floral arrangements.

Guests enjoyed Floridian cuisine including grilled oysters in the halfshell, cedar plank salmon, and a giant seafood paella station.

Guests enjoyed Floridian cuisine including grilled oysters in the halfshell, cedar plank salmon, and a giant seafood paella station.

Bling bling - how about that RING!?!?

Bling bling - how about that RING!?!?

Seriously - our clients are just the cutest (and the sweetest)!!

Seriously - our clients are just the cutest (and the sweetest)!!

Wedding pros who created this picture-perfect event include:

- Venue: Tampa Bay Watch

- Photography: Life Long Studios Photography

- Catering: Catering by the Family

- Florist: Braun's Fine Florals

- Rentals: Coast to Coast Rentals

- Lighting: Tampa Lights 

- Entertainment: Grant Hemond and Associates, DJ Eric Harding

- Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley

- Hair & Makeup: LDM Beauty Group

- Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

- Cake: Publix Greenwise

Robyn and Andrew - A SURPRISE April Fool's Boho Chic Wedding

Robyn and Andrew - A SURPRISE April Fool's Boho Chic Wedding

Robyn and Andrew had been engaged for so long that their friends and family started asking them "so when are you guys getting married??" and after fielding the question long enough, they decided to throw an engagement party to announce their wedding date to their closest friends and family.  Little did their guests know that the engagement party, scheduled for April 1st (April Fool's Day), would be revealed as their actual wedding day!  The result was an incredibly unique and stylish SURPRISE wedding that the couple pulled off without a hitch!

Lindsay and Jason - A Sunset Beach Destination Wedding in Siesta Key

Lindsay and Jason - A Sunset Beach Destination Wedding in Siesta Key

Lindsay and Jason are from Ohio but have a sentimental attachment to Florida and Siesta Key. They met through an adult kickball league, and Lindsay once said "Our relationship can be described as a friendship that blossomed into love." Her family vacationed to Siesta Key for over 20 years and had a family tradition to all go out and watch the sunset together every night. One year on vacation Jason proposed in front of her family on the beach at sunset; so their signature drink, the Siesta Key Sunset, was created in honor of that beautiful proposal story. The couple love being outside and around nature, so an outdoor wedding full of natural details was an obvious choice for them.