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Wedding Tails: Rachel and Ryan’s Florida Aquarium Wedding

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Rachel and Ryan’s Love Story:
In the summer of 2011, Ryan and I met while we were both visiting Charleston, South Carolina. I was having a girls weekend with my best friend, and he was there because his boat for the United States Coast Guard was in port for supplies.

We first met when he crossed the street to talk to me while I was taking a picture of my friend. It was love at first sight. From that day forward, our love for each other grew.

We dated long distance for about a year. I lived in St. Petersburg, Fl, and he lived in Virginia. Ryan was then stationed in downtown St. Petersburg in June 2012. We were finally able to live in the same town!

We bought a house together, and on December 18th, 2012, Ryan proposed to me at our favorite beach access during a beautiful sunset. I was more than surprised and excited to start this new adventure with the love of my life.

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There was only one place that stood out in Rachel and Ryan’s minds when it came to choosing a Tampa wedding venue.

“Ryan and I both love sea life. I grew up near the beach and have a love for the water and surfing. Ryan loves the water, being in the Coast Guard, and he also has an amazing saltwater aquarium at our house,” the bride shared. “Having our wedding at the Florida Aquarium in front of the big tank was the only place we felt at home for our special day,” the bride explained.

The Gulfport couple focused their wedding planning on creating unique experiences for the guests of their nautical chic wedding

“We had the stingray tank open for our guests to be able to touch them while they enjoyed cocktail hour,” Rachel shared. “We wanted our wedding to be beautiful and memorable to all of our guests.”

The bride and groom honored their loved ones in very special ways on their big day.

“For many of the small details throughout the wedding, we incorporated our family members who had passed away, but were there in spirit. We used my grandfather’s navy sword to cut the cake, Ryan wore his grandfather’s wedding ring for the ceremony and I wore my grandfather’s firefighting badge on my bouquet,” Rachel said. “We felt it was very important to remember them and all they have done for us by including them in small ways.”

Looking back, Rachel said one of her most memorable moments came during the wedding ceremony.

“I watched Ryan’s face light up as I walked down the aisle to the man of my dreams. That memory will never leave my mind,” the bride reminisced.

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“As we had our first kiss as a married couple, one of the sharks in the tank swam toward us making so many of the photos very unique.” – The Bride

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“Looking through Carrie Wildes Photography portfolios, the photographers on her team met all of the requirements we were looking for. They could also capture great quality photos in a low light area without difficulty.” – The Bride

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“The Florida Aquarium blended our passion with our wedding day.  It has one of the most beautiful backdrops. We enjoyed that the wedding was inside, but still had the exotic feel to it, so we did not have to worry about the unpredictable Florida weather.” – The Bride

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“The Florida Aquarium was by far the most amazing vendor. The organization of the wedding planning team (led by Ashley Valentine), as well as the catering, exceeded all of our expectations by working above and beyond what was needed, making our day stress-free, beautiful and fun.” – The Bride

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Relax and have fun!

Tampa Wedding Venue: Florida Aquarium
Tampa Wedding Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Tampa Wedding Florist: 
Apple Blossoms Floral Design
Tampa Wedding Caterer: 
Florida Aquarium
Tampa Wedding Cake: 
A Better Cheesecake
Tampa Wedding DJ: 
Music on the Move
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Dr. Julie White
Tampa Wedding Invitations:  Inspirations by Amie Lee
Tampa Wedding Transportation:  TECO Streetcar
Tampa Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Tampa Wedding Hair & Makeup:  Collective Creations - Marissa

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.

Wedding Tails: Adam and Mikel’s Wedding at the Florida Aquarium

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Adam and Mikel’s Love Story:
Adam and I met about three years ago at the gym. He asked me to “spot” him, and that was the beginning.

On March 10, 2012 we attended a meeting at the Hyatt in Sarasota. That evening after a wonderful dinner, we went out by the pool. We got close to the waterfall, I got down on one knee, and asked him to marry me. He said “yes,” and we both had tears.

We then went into the bar area to have some champagne, and Adam said he needed to go to the room for a minute. He then returned, and to my surprise he gives me an engagement ring and asks me to marry him! Of course, I said “Yes!”

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The Tampa Bay couple focused on holding a non-traditional wedding and chose downtown wedding venue the Florida Aquarium.

“We chose the Florida Aquarium because it was unique. We are not the traditional couple, and we wanted something special and out of the ordinary,” Mikel shared.

Decor was one of the most important elements for Adam and Mikel’s navy, light blue and white bubble themed wedding.

“We chose it [our theme] because of the water and the fish,” the groom explained. “Our favorite part about having the wedding at the Aquarium was that people had so much to look at and enjoy. Not just the wedding itself, but also the beautiful fish.”

Looking back, Mikel said that the his big day flew by too quickly, but it all was memorable.

“The fact that we are gay made it unique for everyone. Unfortunately, that has not become the norm as yet. Hopefully one day!”

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Tampa Wedding Photographer:
Photography by Laurie Ross
Tampa Wedding Florist: 
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Tampa Wedding Caterer: 
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Tampa Wedding Cake: 
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Tampa Wedding DJ: 
DJ Papi
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Friend of the Grooms
Tampa Wedding Invitations:  Urban Coast

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.

 

Wedding Tails: Heather and Brad’s Wedding at the Florida Aquarium

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Heather and Brad’s Love Story:
Brad and I met in October of 2008 through our jobs. Brad is a deputy for Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, and I’m a dispatcher. We talked through text messages for several months before we even met each other in person! Shortly after we started dating, we moved in together.

Three years later, while we were out shopping at the mall, Brad suggested we go look at rings. We had talked about marriage, but this kind of took me by surprise. At the first store, we found a ring that we both fell in love with, so Brad bought it on the spot! I teased him that it wasn’t fair that I knew he had the ring and I couldn’t wait. So when we got home he “surprised” me by proposing in the living room.

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Heather and Brad wanted a “laid back” wedding, that would be reflective of their personalities.

“We didn’t want anything too over the top,” Heather explained. “We just wanted it simple and elegant.”

After an exhaustive venue search, the couple visited the Florida Aquarium, and it didn’t take long for Heather to realize she had found her dream wedding venue.

“As soon as we walked in, we both knew it was perfect!” the bride gushed. “We liked how it was so different than any other wedding venue we had seen.”

As part of their wedding package, Heather and Brad invited some extra special guests to their wedding ceremony.

“I remember standing in the walkway with my dad before we walked down the aisle and suddenly hearing everyone start whispering and ‘ahhing’ as the penguins walked down,” Heather reminisced. “So many of our guests had commented on how they’ve never been to a wedding like that before.”

Looking back, Heather said that another one of most memorable moments came just a few moments after the penguin escort.

“As I walked down the aisle and saw Brad, I knew that all of our stress and planning had paid off!”

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“I remember standing in the walkway with my dad before we walked down the aisle and suddenly hearing everyone start whispering and ‘ahhing’ as the penguins walked down. So many of our guests had commented on how they’ve never been to a wedding like that before.” – The Bride

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“As part of our unity ceremony we did a wine ceremony. Brad’s stepdad handmade a wood box for us and we bought a bottle of nice wine. We wrote letters to each other about our love and lives together so far. During our ceremony, Brad and I placed the wine in the box, along with our letters, and sealed the box with a lock. The idea is that on March 30, 2033, we will open the box, read our letters and enjoy the wine while we reflect on our 20 years of marriage.” – The Bride

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Tampa Wedding Venue: Florida Aquarium
Tampa Wedding Photographer:
Horn Photography and Design
Tampa Wedding Florist: 
Northside Florist
Tampa Wedding Caterer: 
Florida Aquarium
Tampa Wedding Cake: 
Olympia Catering
Tampa Wedding DJ: 
Grant Hemond & Associates
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Weddings by Lili Ana
Tampa Wedding Hair & Makeup:  Aimee O’Neil

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.

Wedding Tails: Lauren & Josh’s Wedding at the Florida Aquarium

Lauren met Josh at Tampa country bar, The Round Up, on Christmas Day. She was a freshman at the University of South Florida and he was playing professional baseball.

While Lauren was visiting Josh in Nashville, TN after his business relocated him there, he proposed after eight years of dating.

“He picked me up from the airport and took me to Gaylord Palms in Nashville where he proposed under a waterfall,” the bride reminisced.

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After living in Tennessee together for a year, the pair moved back to Florida to fulfill their love of being near the water.

The couple’s passion for the Florida lifestyle was reflected in their choice of wedding venue.

“We cannot be away from the ocean for long periods of time which is why we choose to get married at The Florida Aquarium,” the bride explained.

The couple also share another love, which added to the Aquarium being a perfect fit for their big day.

“My husband and I have a big heart for animals, which made our wedding even more enjoyable,” Lauren shared.

As a gift from the bride’s father, the couple had a some unexpected wedding guests, complements of the Aquarium.

“My husband and I could not believe my dad surprised us with the penguins. I could feel the tears starting to roll down my face as I saw the biologist come down the hall with them!” the bride gushed.

Lauren said that one of her most memorable moments, in addition to the penguin encounter, was posing with mermaids in one of the Aquarium’s large fish tanks.

“Our guests were amazed, especially the children. We continue to hear how it was the best wedding from our guests to this day.”

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My husband and I could not believe my dad surprised us with the penguins. I could feel the tears starting to roll down my face as I saw the biologist come down the hall with them! Our guests were amazed. We continue to hear how it was the best wedding from our guests to this day.” – The Bride

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Definitely stay organized through your entire wedding process.

Make sure you, your fiancee and family are communicating through the entire process so everyone can enjoy your wedding planning experience.

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Tampa Wedding Photographer: Captured Images by Augie
Tampa Wedding Florist: Publix Greenwise
Tampa Wedding Cake: Publix Greenwise
Tampa Wedding DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates - Ben
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Pastor Jerry Nordsiek
Tampa Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Tampa Wedding Transportation: HART Trolley
Tampa Wedding Dress: Mora Lee Bridal
Tampa Wedding Hair & Makeup: Rare Accents Salon

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.