Steph and Connor’s Tampa Bay elopement took place at the Harborside Chapel in Safety Harbor, Florida. An intimate gathering of 15 guests, their spring celebration was as sweet as can be! We love the bright and airy atmosphere at Harborside Chapel, plus the grounds are gorgeous too. And although the venue can easily accommodate 200 guests, it’s a wonderful space for elopements and small weddings.
Steph wanted to have “getting ready” photos as well as a mini first look with her brother prior to the ceremony. The outcome was so heartfelt- Steph’s reaction is amazing, but so is her mom’s! Some of our favorite elopements have been a couple with their parents and siblings, and this one is definitely getting a spot on our list as one of the most memorable.
Steph and Connor incorporated a braiding unity ceremony element into their vows, which was a great customization for them.
The couple took their portraits and family formals outside with the big entrance doors (love a grand entrance focal point!) and surrounding landscape. The chapel is actually situated on 40 acres of land in a residential area, giving it a secluded look and feel- so peaceful and serene!
Following the ceremony and portraits, toasts and cake were in order (and even a little first dance moment too!). We’re thrilled to congratulate the newly minted Mr. & Mrs. McNeil!
Tampa Bay Wedding Vendors
Officiant & Venue: Harborside Chapel
Photographer: Miranda Rose Photo
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films
Coordinator & Permit:* Catie & Sierra w/ Elope Tampa Bay
Floral: Eve’s Florist
Pastry Chef/Cake: Alessi Bakery