Nicole and Kyle’s Isla Del Sol elopement was truly elegant and romantic. The couple wanted to keep their wedding small and intimate, focusing on what really mattered to them. Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club had the perfect outdoor setting, reflecting the couple’s love for the outdoors and creating a beautifully captivating atmosphere.
The planning process initially proved to be a challenge for Nicole and Kyle, having to navigate the complexities of guest lists and dealing with outside opinions. But they stayed true to their vision, opting for a small guest count followed by an elegant dinner reception at Fleming’s Steak House. Elope Tampa Bay played a significant role in helping them plan the ceremony at Isla Del Sol, taking a great deal of the responsibility off their shoulders. They ultimately were able to choose a date that had a special meaning to them- September 24th.
There were many memorable moments throughout the day, but some that truly stood out for these two. Nicole said that her favorite moment was seeing Kyle cry as she walked down the aisle, a surprising reaction that filled her with joy. Another memorable moment for these two was that they were able to get ready together, giving them a sweet and intimate experience that they will cherish. And finally, helicopters flying over the venue during the ceremony also left a lasting impression, honoring Kyle’s position in the Coast Guard and Nicole’s late relatives who were helicopter pilots.
The couple’s advice for other couples planning their wedding is to keep it small and intimate. They emphasize the importance of spending quality time with the people who attend and avoiding the feeling of being disconnected from the guests. Nicole and Kyle also suggest defining the term “elopement” in a way that feels right for you, as it doesn’t have to be just the couple alone. They recommend being clear with expectations for the day and explaining the plans to minimize confusion. Lastly, they encourage couples to enjoy every moment, focus on each other, and make the day truly their own.
All in all, this Isla Del Sol elopement was everything that Kyle and Nicole wanted, and we’re so happy that we were able to make it happen for them!
St. Petersburg Wedding Vendors:
Officiant: Pastor Chris Thomas with Sensational Ceremonies
Photographer: Mariah Lacy Photography
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films
Coordinator & Permit: Elope Tampa Bay
Venue: Isla Del Sol
Floral: Cotton and Magnolia
Pastry Chef/Cake: Sweet Divas Cakery
H&M: Monica with Femme Akoi
Transportation: Alpha Limousine
Dress: Bearer of the Bling Bridal