Can't travel to NYC Bridal Market..then we've brought it here to Tampa Bay! View the AMAZING DESIGNS from the Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Week Bridal Fashion Show brought to you by Glitz Events and Nature Coast Entertainment Services, LLC :…/

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros: Ceremony and Reception Venue: Glazer Children's Museum | Photographer: Limelight Photography | Videographer: Hatfield Productions | Planner: Glitz Events | Caterer: SaltBlock Hospitality + Catering | Furniture Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. | Linen Rentals: Connie Duglin Specialty Linen| Cake: The Artistic Whisk, LLC | DJ/Lighting/Sparklers: Nature Coast Entertainment Services | Stationery: @A+P Designs | Dress Shop: Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Pet Planners: FairyTail Pet Care #mmtbweddingpo

Florist: Tailored Twig | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids | Groomsmen Suits: Sacino's Formalwear


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We're reliving the Tampa Bay Wedding Week Clearwater Beach Venue Crawl today on the blog; see what happens when you combine 3 of the BEST venues on the beach and the area's TOP wedding pros!…/

Videography: Hatfield Productions

Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:
Venue: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Planner: Special Moments Event Planning | Photographer: Grind & Press Photography | Videographer: Hatfield Productions | Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Caterer: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach | DJ, Violinist, Lighting and Sparklers: Nature Coast Entertainment Services, LLC | Linen Rentals: Over The Top Rental Linens | Chair and Charger Rentals: Signature Event Rentals | Vintage Furniture Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals| Draping: Gabro Event Services | Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts | Pet Planning: FairyTail Pet Care | Hand Drawn Illustrated Map: A & P Designs#mmtbweddingpro

Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:
Venue: @Wyndham Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | Planner: Parties A' La Carte | Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography | Caterer: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | DJ and Draping: Gabro Event Services | Ghost Chair, Charger and Place Setting Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. | Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens | Dance Floor Rental: Signature Event Rentals | Cake: The Artistic Whisk, LLC | Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Dress: Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection#mmtbweddingpro

Additional vendors: Band: Matt Winter Band | Stationery: URBANcoast | Florist & Rentals: MMD Events | Tux: Sacino's Formalwear | Transportation: Skyline Limo

Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros:
Venue: @Hilton Hilton Clearwater Beach | Photographer: Grind and Press Photography | Caterer: Hilton Clearwater Beach | DJ: Graingertainment | Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens | Seating, Table and Dish Rentals: A Chair Affair #mmtbweddingpro

Additional vendors: Florist: Iza's Flowers, Inc. | Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach: Marry Me Tampa Bay Styled shoot.

Modern Gold Ballroom Styled Wedding Shoot | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

The revitalization of Clearwater Beach is bringing a fresh look and style to the popular wedding destination, named #1 beach by TripAdvisor. Marry Me Tampa Bay is excited to be one of the first to showcase one of Clearwater’s newest wedding venues, the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

With Clearwater Beach wedding planner Parties A La Carte taking the lead, the ballrooms at the Wyndham Grand were transformed into an elegant, romantic indoor ceremony, followed by a modern, South Beach inspired reception.


The ceremony featured elegant and dramatic draping by Gabro Event Services, with clear ghost chairs by A Chair Affair lining the the wedding aisle.

Long feasting tables adorned by gold sparkle linens from Over the Top Rental Linens, tall gold and green palm leaf centerpieces and ornate chargers added to the glamorous atmosphere.

The silver mirrored bar and white lounge furniture were the perfect backdrop for the 5-tier gold wedding cake designed by The Artistic Whisk. While the live band that surrounded the dance floor provided by Signature Event Rentals created an entertaining setting.

The hair and makeup artists of Michele Renee The Studio and the stunning blush and tulle wedding dress from Isabel O’Neil Bridal made the bride the focal point of the entire day.

Clearwater Beach wedding photographer Andi Diamond Photography captured all of the details and sunset portraits, while wedding videographer

tips for smooth/perfect bride preperations.

Hair should be done before makeup – finishing touches of makeup will look so much better with your hair all dolled up!

Makeup – this is a very important part of the day as far as content for us videographers and photographers.  We always ask you have your artist put you in natural light and a spot that isn’t cluttered with a lot of bridesmaids and parents casually walking in the background.  If this can’t happen the first time, then sometimes we have to fake a lot of the makeup for your film and pictures.  This is always a bad approach because it takes a lot of time away from your day, and the last thing you want is arriving to your ceremony late because makeup wasn’t ideal and now your film and images are bad.

Slipping in the dress is a key moment as well.  I always find the light, and tell the bride once shes in her dress and comfortable in front of the camera to come out and step into the good light.  Now every angle and every photo you’re going to look stunning.  So always take the advice from the photographer or videographer when they give you a little direction, you’ve spent all this money for perfection, just take our advice and you’re golden.


Surprise Wedding Proposal | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Wedding

When Carrie and Ryan responded to our Facebook request to be models for our styled wedding shoot at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, the bride-to-be had no idea that a day of modeling would turn into an actual proposal.

“We had a couple of jokesters in our families say that we should just do it for real instead of pretend, and it sounded like a good idea, so that's what we did,” the groom-to-be shared.

Although the styled shoot, which included a mock proposal had been planned, Ryan's decision to actually propose happened very quickly. The groom-to-be had to rush order the engagement ring, which arrived the morning of the proposal.

“Waiting on the ring to come in that morning was hectic,” Ryan explained. “Carrie actually passed the FedEx truck on the way out of the apartment, so that was pretty funny.”

With the help of Clearwater Beach wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning, Ryan orchestrated a romantic rooftop proposal at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, captured by cinematographer Hatfield Productions.

“I love the beach and the ocean, so being on a rooftop seeing the ocean is more than perfect,” Carrie beamed. “Ryan was shaking and saying really sweet words, and I started to get nervous,” Carrie explained. “Then I asked if it was real, and he showed me the ring I always wanted. He did amazing!”

The pair, who recently moved to the Tampa Bay area from Louisville, Kentucky, began dating over five years ago after meeting in college.

“We met at homecoming senior year,” Ryan reminisced. “She was on the softball team, and I was on the baseball team. We both ran into each other, and the rest is history.”

Following their actual engagement, Carrie and Ryan went through the emotions of a real wedding day with an outdoor mock ceremony on the Hyatt's Sky Terrace, located 16 floors above Clearwater Beach, followed by sunset photos by Clearwater Beach wedding photographer Djamel Photography.

The bride-to-be had two outfit changes throughout the day, a blush beaded dress from Bella Bridesmaid and illusion open back wedding dress from The Bride Tampa, with hair and makeup by Michele Renee The Studio. The groom-to-be looked dapper in a black tux from Sacino's Formalwear.

The pair were whisked away to hotel's Caladesi room, which was adorned with elegant draping and furniture by Gabro Event Services, tiffany blue linens from Connie Duglin, centerpieces by Braun's Fine Flowers, menu cards by Tampa Calligraphy and a white and silver cake by A Piece of Cake.