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GOWN GUIDE 2017

  Styles for the Modern Bride   The bridal gown sets the tone for the entire wedding and the runway showed some brilliant designs and silhouettes this year. There are options for every bride with a [...]

Not Your Average Bridal Show

The Elegant Wedding Showcase Returns To Tampa – not your average bridal show –   Sunday, July 16, 2017 12 PM – 3:30 PM Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 [...]

Real Wedding: Ashley Thomas and Richard Jachens

    Modern Springtime Wedding in Ybor City The ceremony and reception of Ashley and Richard were filled with amazing details and cherished mementos designed and orchestrated by her mother, Valorie Bauer with Bauer Events. The [...]

Real Wedding: Kelly Harmonay Cotliar and Jeremy Cotliar

  A Moonlit Wedding on St. Pete Beach November 5  |  St. Pete Beach     Kelly and Jeremy wanted Kelly’s ill grandmother to be a part of the wedding, and to get both families out [...]

Real Wedding: Katy Ziegler and Carlo Galluccio

Katy Ziegler and Carlo Galluccio  |  October 23  |  Clearwater Beach  |  Photography by Life Long Studios       Tropical Romance at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Looking back at their wedding day, Katy remembers what [...]

Honeymoon Style Trends

The best part of planning a wedding is what comes after with the honeymoon. Relax and recharge with an island or beach escape. Don’t forget these stylish finds to pack in your suitcase.       [...]

Real Wedding: Jessica Blanco and Michael Norris

  Jessica Blanco and Michael Norris  |  April 23  |  Tampa  |  Photography by Andi Diamond Photography   The perfect wedding day began with nuptials at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in historic Ybor [...]

Destination Wedding: Paso Robles Wine Country

Paso Robles is for Wine Lovers   Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s famed Central Coast, Paso Robles is a place where wine critics become wine lovers and where visitors come as [...]

THE ELEGANT WEDDING SHOWCASE RETURNS

The Elegant Wedding Showcase Returns To Tampa – not your average bridal show –   Sunday, March 26, 2017 12 PM – 3:30 PM Tampa Marriott Westshore 1001 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 BRIDAL SHOW ADMISSION: [...]

Honeymoon Style

  All the stress of planning a wedding will melt away once the newlyweds escape to a tropical island for their honeymoon. From head to toe, we’ve found a couple essentials that must be packed.   [...]

Recap: The Fall Elegant Wedding Showcase 2016

  The Elegant Wedding Showcase October 30, 2016   Tampa Bay Weddings Magazine hosted its Fall Elegant Wedding Showcase at A La Carte Shrine Pavilion on Sunday, October 30.  It was another sold out bridal show, with Music/Emcee’s, Grant Hemond [...]

Real Wedding: Trici Garcia and Jack Lansdowne

A Creative Celebration At The Palma Ceia Country Club     Trici and Jack wanted the wedding to be a celebration and have unexpected surprises. They had a steel drum player at cocktail hour with flamingo [...]

Real Wedding: Caroline Majeed and Brad Savon

© Voila Cinematic     St. Petersburg Waterfront Home Nuptials   As guests arrived for Caroline and Brad’s wedding at her to parents’ home on Snell Isle, they were guided through a three-part journey of celebration. [...]

Real Wedding Video: Aly + Jesse

    Event Credits: Wedding Planner   Tracie Domino Events Ceremony Venue   Vinoy Renaissance Resort Reception Venue   Vinoy Renaissance Resort Caterer & Cake   Vinoy Renaissance Resort Cake Pops   Michele Heitlinger Toffee   Toffee to Go Florals & [...]

The “Great Daxby” Wedding

  The “Great Daxby” Wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate Photography by Tara Tomlinson   Born out of the bride’s love for 1920 style, the wedding of Tiffany Styles and Michael Dax had a color scheme [...]

Waterfront Wedding at the Grand Hyatt Tampa

A Beautiful Couple Celebrate Their Love Photography by Andi Diamond Photography Kristy and Rhys have been a loving couple for many years, so their family and friends were thrilled to see them tie the knot at [...]

GOWN GUIDE 2016

Dress: Gala by Galia Lahav Couture   The Dream Dress Tampa Bay Weddings’ 2016 Gown Guide  |  By Ronda M. Parag   Searching for the perfect wedding dress should be fun and special. Bring those closest [...]

DREAMING OF AN ISLAND WEDDING

Escape to El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico         Planning for a destination wedding can be overwhelming and stressful. Deciding where to host the wedding is key. If you are thinking tropical island [...]

A THEATRICAL SETTING

An Inspiring Riverside Wedding at The Straz Center   Planner/Design: Karin with Confetti Events  |  Photographer: Jorge at Life Long Studios             Credits: Venue: The Straz Center Photographer: Life Long Studios [...]

MEGAN & ANDREW’S WEDDING @ MFA

Megan Demartini and Andrew Fay’s St. Petersburg Wedding   Personal Touches • Mother and Grandmother of the bride both wore a beautiful long sleeved, completely lace dress on their wedding days.  As my “something old” and [...]

KAITLIN AND PETE’S WATERFRONT WEDDING

Kaitlin and Pete’s Waterfront Wedding at the Rusty Pelican on Rocky Pointe in Tampa, Florida Photography by Andi Diamond Photography   Kaitlin and Pete’s ceremony at the Rusty Pelican had a great view of the water for them and [...]

STUNNING BAYSHORE BOULEVARD CEREMONY

  Hillary and Richard   The ceremony and reception was held at Hilary’s parent’s residence on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard in South Tampa. Floral arrangements by Botanica International Design Studio were a strong and beautiful statement made [...]

PEACE, LOVE AND HARMONY

All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya By Ronda M. Parag   Soak up the sun and enjoy a honeymoon filled with romance and harmony at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya. The sunny skies and [...]

MOST POPULAR WEDDING SONGS

    Spotify reveals John Legend, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran as world’s top choices for matrimonial music John Legend’s All of Me ranks as the world’s most listened to song across wedding-themed playlists on Spotify [...]

GREAT GATSBY INSPIRED WEDDING

Gatsby Photoshoot from Iyrus Entertainment on Vimeo.   Behind the Scenes: Great Gatsby Inspired 1920s Waterfront Wedding Photo Shoot   Loving Details: Venue: 900 Park Street, St. Petersburg, FL  Design Design Collaboration: Exquisite Events and FH [...]

GOWN TRENDS

Passion and Grace Gown Trends 2015     As a bride walks down the aisle in her gown, the goal is to make her feel exceptional. From the luxurious fabrics and unique designs, a woman in [...]

BRIDAL STYLE TRENDS

On the special day, each bride needs to be true to herself and discover her own style to be comfortable when she walks down the aisle. From a Prada  studded sandal to a pink lip, we’ve [...]

WEDDING BUDGET WORKSHEETS

  Tampa Bay Weddings has developed a simple worksheet to help guide you through the planning and budgeting phase of a wedding. Using a budget worksheet will help prevent important items from “slipping through the cracks” and [...]

THE NEW COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Special Event Planner, Warren Dietel of Puff ‘n Stuff Events|Catering Shares With Us Two Culinary Executions That Challenge Traditional Thinking In Regards To The “Cocktail Reception.” [...]

5 DRESS BUYING TIPS

    1. Budget When shopping for a dress, it’s important to remember that you aren’t just paying for the dress. Accessories (such as the headpiece, jewelry, shoes, and lingerie) and alterations can really rack up [...]