Samaya & Ryan

May 12

The Tampa Bay Watch, Tierra Verde, Florida


Our Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We wanted to support the Tampa Bay Watch, because they do such fabulous work in the bay. Their venue is gorgeous, and as soon as we saw the view of the water we knew it was the place for us. We loved that our money was going to a non-profit organization verses a traditional venue.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The flowers by Stem were above and beyond my expectations. I almost fainted when I saw all the peonies! The food was amazing; Mekenita’s did an amazing job. The groom and the men in his family caught all the fish we served the day before the wedding, so that was special and delicious! I also loved the outdoor ceremony furniture. My dad made our chuppah and we brought in old church pews. It was as if we were in a church, our church, the beautiful outdoors!

Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

Dancing with my dad. We both started crying. It was so special, so perfect, I’ll never forget it!


Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tampa Bay Watch | Floral Design: Flowers by Stem | Catering: Mekenita Mexican Grill | Event Design: MMD Events | Cake: A Piece of Cake