(Closed) Tampa Bay/Sarasota area brides!

posted 10 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 3
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi -I just joined Wedding Bee. So I guess this is a new board?  I also go on The Knot WCF board which I have become very addicted to. 

I have not confirmed my venue location and date yet – but we are leaning toward a private beach house in the redington beach or treasure island area in May 2009.

Post # 4
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20 posts
Newbee

Hi Ladies,

I am new to the weddingbee too!  I am getting married at the Edson Keith House at Phillippi Creek Park on 3/28/09.  I am not local to the area and I am planning this shin-dig from Dallas.  So I would love to hear any Tampa / Sarasota bride’s recommendations on vendors.  Right now I am in the process of shopping for a photographer and a band (ugh!)

The Powel Crosley Estate is Beautiful – we looked there but they book up fast for prime dates!

Post # 6
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I just moved to Tampa ( this week actually!), but the wedding is in my hometown of Cleveland…does that count 🙂 ? 

Post # 7
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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Hi! 

My fiance and I are from West Palm Beach. We stumbled upon the Ca d’zan terrace at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. We went to look at it a few weeks back and thought it was great, we might be booking a date soon.

We looked at the Crosley museum and we thought it was great, however they didn’t have any dates left for the end of the year. I just heard about the Edson Keith Mansion and they as well didn’t have any dates left that would work for us.

 Both are beautiful locations!!

Post # 9
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20 posts
Newbee

Thanks MrsC for the photo recommendation!  I took a look at Audrey’s website and like her style from what I see.  Funny enough I asked my planner about her and the WP said she was meeting her in the next few days to see what she has to offer.  I have added Audrey to my list of possible photographers.  I am also looking at Barbara Banks but I think she is kind of on the pricy side.  I hope these vendors are willing to negotiate!

 

Post # 10
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

 

Soontobemrsc – you are right…finding a location was certainly a big battle.  We were also open on the date, so I hated not knowing when or where because everyone kept asking us that! 

The good news is – we finally have our date and location.  Our planner helped us find a private beach house in Redington Beach. We are renting it for a week so we decided to get married on a weekday, April 16th, 2009.  This will give us a few days before and a few days after to enjoy the place!  Getting a private beach house for an event is not an easy thing due to insurance and such – but in a weird twist of fate, we sort of know the owners through a friend of a friend and we were able to make it work.

Now I can start working on vendors – but my planner has GREAT resources, so I am not too worried. 

rofvbb07 – who is your planner? 

 

Post # 12
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Oh cool!  I am using Beth Carrick at http://www.flawlessoccasions.com .  She is awesome too!!  Planning was so overwhelming until I met her! Isn’t having a planner great!!!

Post # 13
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5 posts
Newbee

I completely agree with rofvbb07, Nicole Kaney is wonderful to work with and is great at keeping the day flowing beautifully.  We’ve worked with her several times and highly recommend her to all our brides! 

Post # 14
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008 - 1930s Historic Building in Lakeland, FL

Hey bees!!!  I’m a WCF bride, too!  I’m getting married in Lakeland, but I thought about Edson Keith – it’s a great venue! 

 

Welcome to the Hive!! 😉 

Post # 15
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wow, not a lot of activity for the Tampa area!!! Where are all our brides?!?!?!?!

I’m getting married in Clearwater Beach at Chapel by the Sea with the reception following at the Clearwater Beach Hilton.

I haven’t looked into a wedding planner, but the Hilton told me that my reception package comes with one (for a small fee).  Does that sound reasonable?

Post # 16
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hey ladies, Im new to the weddingbee and saw you guys are from the tampa bay area/sarasota. I grew up in sarasota and will be having my wedding there next november… havnt picked a place yet but were looking at the lido beach resort, university park country club, heritage oaks country club and michaels on east! I wanted to look at the edson keith mansion but i couldnt find their contact info if any of you have it can you please share it lol. I had my 8th grade dance there haha! I remember it was beautiful!

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