All Eyes Were On Kelly and Ryan

All eyes were on Kelly and Ryan during their Tampa Bay wedding, and it was no surprise to our Special Moments Event Planning team. This couple is sweet and fun, and so are all of the people who surrounded them on their wedding day.

Getting Ready

The morning was all about the details. The bride and groom-to-be each spent the morning with their wedding party and family.

As they chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony, each took time for some portraits and photos with their wedding party and family.

flaylay photo of a Tampa bride's personal items

flatlay photo of a Tampa groom's personal items

groom and groomsmen at the westin Tampa Bay


It’s About The Bride and Groom

Outside on the hotel’s terrace, all the details were in place for the beautiful waterfront wedding ceremony. The space was set with white garden chairs lining a custom aisle runner; at the end of the aisle stood two white columns with beautiful floral arrangements.

Wedding ceremony on the terrace of The Westin Tampa Bay

With family and friends gathered, Ryan got a little emotional as his bride-to-be made her entrance.

Groom gettin emotional as he sees his bride-to-be walking down the aisle

Bride walking down the aisle during her Westin Tampa Bay wedding ceremony

The couple exchanged their wedding vows in a sweet wedding ceremony before sealing their vows with a kiss and making their exit under a shower of bubbles.

Tampa bride and groom exchanging wedding vows

Tampa bride and groom kissing after thier waterfront wedding ceremony



Excited bride and groom after thier wedding ceremony

Cocktails and a Little Fun

Wedding guests enjoyed cocktail hour inside Blu Vu with an open bar and delicious light bites, including Mini Crab Cakes, Grilled Chicken Satay with Chili Sauce, and Mini Beef Wellingtons.

Meanwhile, the newlyweds and their wedding party took some time for some fun photos – sorry, Ryan, we couldn’t resist.

Tampa groom having a little fun during wedding photos

Dinner and Dancing

With its waterfront views, the Caribbean Ballroom was set with clear Chivari chairs and tables with silver chargers and beautiful floral centerpieces.

After the wedding party’s introductions, the new Mr. And Mrs. took to the dancefloor for their first dance as husband and wife, followed by several parent dances.

Bride and groom's first dance in the Caribbean Ballroomat The Westin Tampa Bay

Ryan welcomed the couple’s family and friends before everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet reception and several touching toasts.

Bride and groom looking on as their wedding party shares toasts

Kelly and Ryan cut their beautiful three-tiered wedding cake before inviting all of their guests to the dancefloor for the rest of the evening.

Bride and groom posing for photos beofre cutting their wedding cake by Hands on Sweets of Tampa

Congratulations, Kelly and Ryan. We’re glad to see you enjoyed every special moment of your day.

Bride and groom kissing after cutting their wedding cake

The Tampa Wedding Team

Tampa Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Wedding Venue: The Westin Tampa Bay

Wedding Officiant; Pastor Rahn Smart

Hair and Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings

Wedding Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio

Wedding Videography: Trinity Wedding Cinema

Floral: 2 Birds Events

DJ: 2 Tone Entertainment

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Cake: Hands On Sweets

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