The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Welcome to the Great Outdoors for Weddings

Before Taking the 'Plunge' with A Florida Outdoor Wedding, 
Here's Some Ideas to Consider

With less guest restrictions attached, many brides and grooms are turning to all outdoor ceremonies and receptions instead of traditional indoor venues. An outdoor reception offers lots of fresh air and picture-perfect settings for everyone in attendance.

Besides venues that have garden or farm spaces, private homes, vacation rentals, and estates are ideal for their privacy. Wedding weekends with overnight stays, become a way to reconnect with family and friends.

A Fun Vacation Rental for All of Your Guests (and your DJ)

Photo by Celebrations of Tampa Bay 

A Ceremony Site Not Too Far from the Reception

A Covered Front Porch for a Sign-In / Gift Table
A Covered Back Porch for A Bar!

Wide Open Spaces for Social Hour

Easy to Serve Appetizers that can be hand-passed to guests wherever they are located on the property 

A Tent of Any Size for Your Reception

Many ways to secure napkins in case of wind 

A Tent Can Add Cover in Case of Rain

Or guest seating out in the open

Beach: The Sand Can Be Your Dance Floor

Or A Large Terrace

Or under a tree! 

If All Outdoors: Remember to keep your dj under cover

Your Reception Food Needs a Covered Area Also 

Mason Jars with Lids Protect Condiments

A Romantic Setting Indoors or Outside for Private Moments

A Canopy to Protect Your Wedding Cake and Desserts from the Elements

Tasteful Portable Restrooms Nearby
Unobstructed Sunsets 
Contact Us for Private Home Locations on the West Coast of Florida.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Breezy, Seaside Celebration at Tampa Bay Watch

Brittany + Cyrus
March 14, 2020

One of our last "normal" weddings was several months ago for this local couple who expressed so much of themselves in details - large and small.

There was Brittany's family collection of milk glass that intermingled among natural greens on the sweetheart table, guest and entry tables. Cyrus' family put together a display of Persian wedding elements. And the groom's family business, Frida's Bakery, supplied an amazing assortment of cakes and delicacies. 

With almost 150 guests in attendance, it was a "full house" indoors at TBW. The entire social hour was held on the back lawn facing the water. Then much of the upper deck was utilized for the buffet, a second bar, and high top tables. 

Although their main wedding color was sage green, they decided to keep more neutral tones in the décor. This ranged from white, champagne, and light to dark gold. 

With extra reception hours planned, the couple expanded the main room's dance floor by having us remove four guest tables after dinner. 

We are excited to share the many special moments of Brittany and Cyrus' wedding day.


Petal Heaven Florist in St. Pete created a wide array of arrangements - from the ceremony arbor to aisle clusters (later used on high top tables and milk jar vases on the guest tables), and personal wedding flowers. We provided our white pergola arbor as the ceremony backdrop.


Our hand-passed appetizers included traditional Brushetta, Buffalo-Proscuitto Pinwheels, Mini Quiche, Demi Glace Meatballs, and Marinated Mushrooms.

Brittany's grandmother's milk glass was EVERYWHERE. Her mom added lots of fresh greenery accents. 

Wild Field Greens with Raspberry Viniagrette, Cranraisins and Walnuts were pre-set at each place setting before guests entered the main reception area.

The groom's family business, Frida's Café provided these AWESOME desserts.


 D.J and accomplished musician, Joe Farren, provided both ceremony and reception entertainment. 

A special display of Persian wedding items greeted guests as they entered the main reception. A brief ceremony featuring a lace canopy held over the couple's head was incorporated.

An unique wedding gift to Brittany and Cyrus came after the wedding. It was a photo of the night sky on their wedding night!

Planning, Design, Day of Coordinating and Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts. FL

Venue: Tampa Bay Watch