Sarah and Erin’s Wedding at Davis Islands Garden Club

Sarah and Erin tied the knot back in May at Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa, Florida.  Can I say, it was such a great wedding and I was sad to see it come to an end!  From the start, Sarah and Erin had a vision of having a fun wedding. She also had a particular look in mind too!  She chose a color palate of navy, white fuchsia with an accent of gold.  The girls wore cute tea length Alfred Angelo dresses and carried bouquets of hot pink roses that popped against their dresses.  And sequins! were important too:)  We adorned the cake and sweetheart tables with navy sequined linens from Kate Ryan linens for a little glam.  There were so many other fun elements that made the wedding a hit amongst the guests: from the delectable food served by Good Food Catering to the Florida Mountain Boys. They  were only going to play the cocktail reception, but ended up entertaining guests the entire evening.  At the end, guests bid their best wishes to them as they boarded the water taxi and the evening came to a sweet end!  Thank you to Andy Martin Photography for capturing Sarah and Erin’s special day!



Coordinator: Simply Divine Events

Hair and Make-up: Collective Creations

Entertainment: The Florida Mountain Boys and DJ Julio

Photographer: Andy Martin Photography

Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Tweets Cakery

Catering: Good Food Catering

Transportation: Tampa Water Taxi

Florist: Arlene Floral Design

Wedding Dress: Something Blue

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Linens: Kate Ryan Linens and Over the Top Linens

Rentals: Signature Event Rentals

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club



Dior and Ryan are married

I had the pleasure of working with Dior and Ryan on their destination wedding here at the Hyatt Regency on Clearwater Beach.  The bride and groom traveled with their close family and friends all the way from Scotland. I have gotten to know Dior and her family over the past two years and I was thrilled that their special day was finally here, but sad that it is over too!  I will definitely miss them!  We started off the evening on the beach, with a beautiful ceremony and butterfly release.  Afterwards, we went upstairs for the reception where guests were entertained by the Calladesi Steel Drum Band during cocktails and then danced the night away to DJ Cory with Grant Hemmond.  Many thanks to all the vendors that made Dior and Ryan’s Wedding Day so special!  This weekend they are celebrating back home in Scotland.  Wish I was there too!  Thank you to Aaron Bornfleth for the images below!





Simply Divine Events: Floral and coordination

Reception Entertainment: Cory with Grant Hemond and Associates

Ceremony Music: Calladesi Steel Drum Band

Transportation: Escot Bus Lines

Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach

Officiant: Weddings on a Whim

Linens: BBJ Linens

Videography: Voila Cinematic

Photography: Aaron Bornfleth

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Ceremony Chairs: Signature Event Rentals

Florida Monarch Butterfly Farm

Hair and Make-up: My Make-up Pro


Dominique + Cina’s Clearwater Beach destination wedding

Back in September Nikki and Cina were married at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach.  Their destination wedding was attended by friends and family from all over.  The weekend was filled with many tears of joy and laughter.  We had such a fun time planning their wedding!  I especially enjoyed being the taste tester of the cake pops, since Nikki was not able to be here to pick out the flavors!  Here is a look back at their Amazing Day!  Thank you Jason for the beautiful pictures.  I especially love the one captured from their “First Look”.



Wedding Planner: Simply Divine Events

Venue: Clearwater Beach Hyatt

Hair and Make-up: Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group

Photographer: Jason Mize

Floral: Events in Bloom

Cake Pops: Cuppy Cakes

Linens: Cloth Connection and BBJ Linens

Lighting and Entertainment: Inpulse Entertainment

Rentals: Signature Event Rentals

Officiant: Rick with Sensational Ceremonies


Kristen and Alex are married!!!

What an amazing wedding!!!  Back in November we had the pleasure of coordinating Kristen and Alex’s big day!  The day started off with a beautiful ceremony at St. John the Baptist Greek Church followed by a lively, elegant reception at Higgins Hall, both locally here in Tampa.  One thing that was key in the design of the wedding was timeless and elegant.  Kristen and Alex chose a color palatte of ivory and gold with a hint of plum.  A great time was had by all!  Many thanks go out to all the vendors that made their day so special!




Coordinators: Simply Divine Events

Bridal Gown: CC’s Bridal

Ceremony Musicians: Bella Musica

Reception entertainment and lighting: Inpulse Entertainment

Stationery: A & P Designs

Photography: Aaron Lockwood

Videography: Randall Productions

Cake: Cakes Plus

Catering: Puff n Stuff

Bar Services: Tampa Bay Bar Services

Event Decor and Chivari Chairs: My Event Design

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Gelato: The Gelato Carte

Floral: The Arrangement

Transportation: Gulf Coast Limos

Sara + Mark, Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of coordinating Sara and Mark’s wedding at the Sheraton Riverwalk with their reception to follow at the Tampa Firefighter’s Museum.

Mark is a fire fighter and his father was one of the founders of the museum, so this was the perfect location for the two to hold their wedding reception!

The couple had so many special and unique touches to their wedding. They created a photo table of all their wedding attendants, and had a little write up about each person. They also had a memory table of photos of their grandparents who have passed. Mark’s fire boot was used as their “card box”, and they used mad libs as their guest book!

Take a peek at some of their photos we received from Carrie Wildes Photography.

Thank you to all the vendors to helped make their wedding day magical.

Ceremony Venue: Sheraton Riverwalk Tampa

Reception Venue: Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

Event Planning: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography

Videography: Starstruck Video

Catering: Good Food Catering

Cake: A Piece of Cake

Floral: Iza’s Flowers

Entertainment and up-lighting: Grant Hemond

Sting Lighting: MMD Events

Chairs/Rentals: Signature Events by Design

Linens: BBJ Linen



Emily + Gardner, Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

This past July we had the pleasure of coordinating Emily and Gardner’s Davis Islands Garden Club wedding. Their wedding and reception was very personal to them- a fun and laid back wedding reception.  Emily’s mother made all the table runners and overlays as well as created all the floral centerpieces and bouquets!

Take a look at the photos we received from Jason Mize Photography!

A special thanks to all the vendors involved in this wedding….

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Coordinator: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Floral: Bride’s mother

Photography: Jason Mize Photography

Food and Beverage: Puff n’ Stuff Catering

Cake and Cupcakes: Wright’s Gourmet

DJ and up-lighting: Ben with Grant Hemond

Outdoor lanterns/lights: Tampa Lights

Officiant: Christina Matthews

Alston + Chad – Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

Earlier this summer we had the pleasure of planning Alston and Chad’s wedding at the Tampa Firefighter’s Museum.  Chad is a Tampa Firefighter so this venue was a perfect fit for the laid back and SUPER sweet couple. 🙂

Take a look at the stunning photographs we received from Binary Flips!

Thank you to all the vendors who helped make their day so special.

Planning and Coordination: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Photography: Binary Flips

Venue: Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

Ceremony and Reception Chairs: Signature Events by Design

Floral: The Potting Shed

Lighting: MMD Events

DJ/Entertainment: Julio Moran

Wedding Cake: Publix

Grooms Cake: Wrights Gourmet

Catering: Joe Greco

Linens: BBJ Linen

Bar Service: U Dream Events

Officiant: Friend of the Groom


Lindsay + Andy’s Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding

Earlier this summer we had the pleasure of planning Lindsay and Andy’s beautiful Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort Wedding and Reception.  The couple is from the U.K. and had a very intimate ceremony with family and close friends on the Sky Terrace. Following the ceremony, guests head down to the private room in SHOR restaurant for a wonderful dinner party.

Please take a look at some of their beautiful photos from the day! Thank you K&K Photography for capturing the images perfectly!

Thank you to all the vendors involved:

Coordination: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Venue & Catering: Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Photography: K&K Photography

Floral: Dana Dineen Floral Design

Cake: Corey’s Bakery

Ceremony Chairs: Signature Events by Design

Ceremony Music/Harpist: Breezin Entertainment


Natalie + Danny’s Innisbrook Wedding

This past Spring we had the pleasure of planning Natalie and Danny’s beautiful pale pink and ivory wedding at Innisbrook Resort and Spa. Thank you to Binary Flips for the outstanding photographs. Please take a look and let us know what you think! Congrats once again to the beautiful bride and groom.

A special thank you to all the vendors involved:

Venue/Food and Beverage: Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa

Event Planning: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Photography: Binary Flips

Lighting/Draping: Event Design

Floral: The Arrangement Florist

Cupcakes: Pick Your Poison Cupcakes

Harpist: Meredith Coffman

Band: The Black Honkey’s

Hair and Makeup: Holly with Collective Creations

Carrie + James Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding

Last month we had the pleasure of coordinating Carrie and James’ wedding at the Hyatt on Clearwater Beach. They had a very intimate wedding with lots of special touches that really made the wedding about them!

Carrie and James wanted to have a first look prior to the ceremony, this way they could get all her formal pictures taken prior to the ceremony. The couple wanted to enjoy cocktail hour and be apart of it. And, enjoyed cocktail hour they did. Carrie had a self made photo booth with lots of fun props for guests to wear. Everyone had a lot of fun with that.

The couple decided they wanted to have their first dance just after they said their I-Do’s. Right after the were pronounced husband and wife instead of recessing down the aisle out of their wedding ceremony, they went right into their first dance. It was very special and unique.

Take a look at some of the awesome photos from Jason Angelini.

Thank you to all the vendors who helped make their day so special:

Venue/Food and Beverage: Hyatt Clearwater Beach

Photography: Jason Angelini

Coordination: Lori with Simply Divine Events

Floral: Joanne with Simply Divine Events

Ceremony and Reception Music: DJ Frank Lebano

Cake: Cakes by Nomeda

Officiant: Charles Hutek