Sealed With A Kiss on Boca Ciega Bay

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved working with Emily and Brent on their St. Pete Beach wedding on the Boca Ciega Bay.

flat lay photograph of a couple's save the date wedding invitation and rings

You see, we also worked with Brent’s sister Chelsea and her husband, Joey, on their wedding, which was postponed from last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Brent’s mom, Jo, referred us to Emily and her mom, and the rest is history.


Getting Ready at the Tradewinds Island Grand

The day began, just up St Pete Beach from the wedding venue where both wedding parties were getting ready.

hair stylist fixing a bride's hair on her wedding day

masked makeup artist touching up a bride's lipstick

best man helping fix the groom's shirt and tie

best man adjusting the groom's tie

bride and wedding party toasting with champagne

bridesmaid helping bride with her veil

After a morning of preparations, wedding party photos, Emily took some time for the First look with her step-dad before heading to the wedding venue.

bride having a touching first look with her stepfather on Boca Ciega Bay


St Pete Beach Community Center

Brent and the guys made their way to the community center ahead of the ladies and took some time for photos. Then, safely tucked away to keep him from seeing his bride-to-be, Emily and the ladies arrived and took a few pictures together as well.

groom and wedding party taking photos at the st Pete beach community center on Boca Ciega bay

bridesmaids in burgundy dresses posing for photos with st Pete beach bride

Across the property, everything was in place for their beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony. The St Pete Beach Community Center sits on the waterways of Boca Ciega Bay. It has gorgeous views of the water and the South Pasadena skyline.

A dark wood wedding structure was draped in flowing white fabric and accented with swags of white flowers and greenery. The aisle was lined with silver lanterns with clusters of flowers and white ribbon on the chairs.

dark wood ceremony structure draped in white fabric and white flowers sitting on Boca Ciega bay


With This Ring

With a light breeze blowing, Brent stood, surrounded by family and friends as Emily made her way down the aisle, escorted by her step-father.

groom standing on the edge of the Boca Ciega Bay waiting for his bride's arrival

bride being escorted down the aisle by her stepfather at the st Pete Beach community center

The couple exchanged rings and wedding vows in a beautiful, intimate wedding ceremony, sealing their vows with a kiss.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows with the Boca Ciega Bay in the background

bride and groom sealing their wedding vows with a kiss in front of the boca Ciega bay

just married! Excited bride and groom after their st Pete beach wedding


Sunset Photos on the Gulf of Mexico

Wedding guests made their way to the community center’s terrace for cocktails. At the same time, the newlyweds took family photos and headed off for some sunset photos on the beach.

bride and groom at sunset on st Pete beach

bride and groom at sunset on st Pete beach

bride and groom at sunset on st Pete beach


Dinner, Dancing, and Sparklers

The Boca Ciega Ballroom was set under a canopy of white fabric. Silver chivari chairs, charger plates, and deep burgundy napkins added a pop of color to the room. Driftwood, flowers, and shells decorated each of the tables. Floating candles completed the centerpiece – no candles are permitted in the venue, so the bride’s mom came up with fantastic LED floating candles on a timer. What a huge find. We love those!

Boca Ciega ballroom at St Pete Beach community Center with ceiling drip silver chairs and burgundy napkins

Centerpieces of driftwood, sea shells and floating LED candles at St Pete Beach Community Center's Boca Ciega Ballroom


After introductions of the wedding party, Emily and Brett took to the dance floor for their first dance. Their dance was followed by a welcome and blessing by the bride’s step-father, Rusty, and a delicious dinner. The evening continued with several toasts, parent dances, and with the newlyweds cutting their three-tiered buttercream wedding cake covered with a cascade of sweet roses.

wedding party washes on as newlyweds have their first dance at the St Pete Beach Community Center

Bride and groom dancing with their parents at the St Pete beach Community Center on Boca Ciega Bay

bride and groom cutting three-tiered white buttercream wedding cake with white buttercream flowers

Congratulations, Emily and Brent! We wish you a lifetime filled with special moments.

Newlywed bride and groom exiting under an arch of sparklers


St Pete Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

St Pete Beach Wedding Venue: St. Pete Beach Community Center

Wedding Officiant: A Beautiful Wedding in Florida

Photography: Amber McWhorter Photography

Videographer: Movie Magic Productions (now Media Tree Studios)

Florist: 2Birds Events

DJ and Photobooth: Grant Hemond & Associates

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering Inc

Bartending: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services

Draping and Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Transportation: Ambassador Limousine

Hotel Rooms/ Getting Ready: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort




Share this: 

Planning a wedding?

Whether you are a Tampa Bay Area local or planning a Gulfside destination wedding, we have the creativity and connections to help you have the day of your dreams without all of the stress.

Planning an event?

We LOVE social events as much as we love weddings. From Wedding Showers to Reunions, we've done it all. It's all in the details and we've got you covered.

Planning a trip?

Need a weekend getaway during your wedding planning, time away with your family or help planning your honeymoon? We're happy to help!