Jennifer & Aaron live in Cambridge, MA and had an intimate wedding ceremony this past May in New Hampshire. They chose the Hilton Clearwater Beach to bring their family and friends together to celebrate with them. Aaron’s grandparents have been married 61 years and are just the cutest! We had a gorgeous sunset and the perfect evening for dancing on the sandpiper deck. These 2 are so sweet and we had an amazing time capturing their reception! xoxo
Kelly and Matt are just the sweetest and so much fun! Kelly's light and flowy gown with lace cap sleeves and a sparkly belt was perfect for their ceremony on the beach. The girls each wore a different style aqua short lace dress and the guys were in gray with coral bowties and suspenders. We did a first look with her bridesmaids, dad, and her grandmother. I know I always say it but I just love seeing everyone's joy and excitement as they saw Kelly as a stunning bride. Their ceremony arch was 2 palm trees draped with florals. They had custom sunglasses for everyone to wear with a little sign that said "don't be blinded by our love:-)". When Matt saw Kelly at the end of the aisle his face was priceless. It was a gorgeous evening and the guests headed to the 16th floor sky terrace for cocktails while had some fun on the beach and a fabulous sunset. Their reception was decked out in coral and aqua beach chic style. I love the little chocolate turtles and sea horses on the cake. Toasts, dinner, and LOTS of dancing in this awesome party. Congrats Kelly & Matt!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Florist | Rose Garden Florist | Hair and Makeup | Salon Island Estates | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Officiant | Weddings on a Whim | DJ | Grant Hemond | Shutter Booth | Shutter Booth Tampa Bay
Liz & Billy live in NYC and brought their friends and family down to the Hyatt Clearwater beach for their wedding celebration. Liz's MOH and bridesmaid were Billy's 2 daughters, and Billy's best man was his son and groomsmen were Liz's twin sons. Liz had a custom piece made with their names, a six pence, and blue crystal that was the perfect accent for the gorgeous white and succulent bouquet. I love their beach chic style with the girls in light gray dress and the boys in white linen shirts and grey pants and shoes. Liz's lace and sheer backed gown was just gorgeous. The rain held off and gave us some filtered sun for their ceremony on the 16th floor terrace. You could see how happy and emotional Billy was as his 2 beautiful daughters walked down the aisle. Liz was escorted by her two sons who were so proud to be giving away their mom. After the ceremony their guests enjoyed cocktails on the balcony while we did their photos on the beach. Their reception decor was white and green with hints of burlap and succulents. From the minute they entered it was non stop dancing and fun. This family has got moves, especially Billy and his nephews:-) We so enjoyed spending the day with you guys, contacts Liz and Billy!!!!
Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Florist | La Vie En Rose | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee the Studio | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Kourtney & Marcel live in Minnesota, and their friends and family joined them on Clearwater beach for their destination wedding. Our brides always find the most beautiful gowns. Kourtney’s was a simple ivory gown with a lace underlay completed by flowers in hair. Simple but so pretty! Marcel and his groomsmen wore khaki shorts, flip-flops, and ivory linen shirts. Their handsome little ring bearers carried conch shells custom decorated with little starfish and ribbon inside. The ceremony was out on the beach under a trellis decorated with flowers. The overcast sky gave us the prettiest light for photos and we had quite a fun time with the bridal party. The cocktail hour and reception were out on the sandpiper deck decorated with ivory, pink, and purple florals. Their sign-in Jenga game had the perfect message “Marriage is a game of balance, help us build our future. After the sunset, the backdrop for toasts and dinner was a pretty purple hued sky. There was some serious dancing, hanging by the fire pits and really just a fun time celebrating by all. Congrats Kourtney & Marcel!! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Brides Bouquet | Hair & Makeup | Style Hair and Make-up | DJ | Inspire Entertainment | Ceremony Violin/Gritar | IBEX | Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Mary and Dan, along with all their guests traveled from 13 different states and a total of 97.793 miles!! They had a map with locations where everyone came from! The locket Mary wore was the one her father gave her mother on their wedding day 12.27.74! The beach was decorated with a burlap runner, seashells and pink rose petals. Dan's sister officiated the ceremony and a HUGE storm rolled in at the moment they said "i do". They sealed it with a kiss the flood gates opened!!! Their theme was travel and at the entrance of the ballroom was a mailbox with postcards from all different locations. The guests were to find one from where they are from and write a message and put it the mailbox. Such a cute idea instead of a guestbook! Their place cards were custom printed boarding passes with each guests' name and table. Each table was named after airport codes as well. I love how they tied in the travel theme in really unique ways. After the rain let up we took them outside for some sunset photos and the sky was a pretty light purple. Phase 5 made it an amazing party!! Congrats Mary and Dan! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Coordination | Confetti Events | Hair and Makeup | Beautiful You Hair and Makeup | Florist | Iza's Flowers | DJ | Phase 5 | Gown Boutique | Illusions Bridal Shop | Stationary | Letter Box Ink | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies
Lauren wore her mothers garter and her sisters veil. She wore beautiful bright blue Badgley Mischka heels. Her bridesmaids made her sign "soon to be Mrs. Briggs" and one of her friends gave her the prettiest jewelry stand! The girls all picked their style of soft gray gowns and Lauren looked absolutely stunning! One of my favorite moments is right after her dad saw her, it's the sweetest! They had a beautiful ceremony at Chapel by the Sea. Brett's nephew rand down the aisle to meet Uncle Brett! The Hyatt was decorated with gray textured linens, white and peach florals with lanterns. Since there cocktail hour was a little earlier, we took them out for sunset and it was the most gorgeous light you have ever seen! At the end of the night Brett, his dad, and his Fraternity brothers serenaded Lauren with a special song:-) So many amazing moments!! Congrats Lauren and Brett!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Church | Chapel By The Sea | Coordination | Jessie Wilcox | Cake | Nomeda | Florist | Delma's the Flower Booth | Videographer | Life's Highlights | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Linens | Connie Duglin
Robin and Frank are from New York, and had a beautiful destination wedding on Clearwater beach. Robin's 2 nephews were the ring bearers and they were the sweetest boys. They were waiting outside her door to say hello before we got the day started. Robin and Frank wanted to spend as much time with their guests as possible so we did a first look with them and all their bridal party photos before the ceremony. Aqua and coral were the accent colors for the florals and decor on the sandpiper deck. Everyone enjoyed the warm sunny florida weather, especially the spectacular sunset for the backdrop of their reception! Congrats Robin and Frank!!!! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Jess Waldrop | DJ | Music on the Move | Cake | Sweets by the Bay
Abbie and Chuck are from Michigan and even though the beach was literally flooded and their ceremony had to be inside, their wedding was beautiful and amazing! Abbie and her sisters made all of her details! They made the bouquets, boutineres, a card box, fans and the center pieces for the tables. Abbie and Chuck chose to get married at the Sheraton because that is the first place they went on vacation together! Chuck has two children and they did a sand ceremony to include them in their ceremony as well. The decor was aqua with some gray and burlap accents. Luckily the rain went away in time for some beautiful bridal party and sunset photos on the beach!
Nick and Kerri had the most perfect beach wedding! The ceremony was on the white sand beach at the Hilton Clearwater and they had an outdoor reception on the Sandpiper Deck. Nick and his guys got in "super wedding mode" by putting on their AWESOME super hero socks! Some had capes and some had wings! They not only had cool socks but gray 2 toned shoes as well. Kerri wore a gorgeous lace dress and the girls had short champagne colored lace dresses that matched perfectly. She even sported some Wonder Woman socks with the guys:-) Nick was brought to tears at the sight of his gorgeous bride during their first look. The ceremony was under an arch of gorgeous flowers. They had a really cool variation of a time capsule. There was a bottle of Silver Oak wine encased in a pretty white box. Both Nick and Kerri wrote letters to each other, sealed them, and stuck them in the box during the ceremony. It was said that if in the event they have an argument, go get the box, open the wine and take a minute to read the letters they wrote to each other on their wedding day. On their 10 year anniversary, if they have not opened the box, they are to do so and celebrate!! The reception decor was beautiful beach wood trees with flowers and starfish/sand dollar decorated place cards. Each place setting had a special treat. Inside was a message in a bottle thanking everyone for coming and a yummy cake pop! "Baba", Nick's grandma made the bread for the special Bulgarian Bread Dance that they did at the reception. Nick's brother gave a toast and said Kerri was a keeper because she could hold her own in the family board game night:-) It was Morgan (aka Boogin), one of Kerri's bridesmaids 30th birthday and they had really special Monopoly cake for her! The rest of the night was ridiculous amounts of dancing and fun had by all!! Congrats Kerri and Nick!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | CC's Bridal | Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Bailey and Phil are from Chicago and since he proposed to her on the beach they decided to do a destination on the beach as well! One of their traditions is to collect sand from different places they've been so they'll have a special one from their wedding day on Clearwater beach. The girls wore flowy knee length turquoise dresses and the guys were in gray suits with matching ties. I LOVE Phil's cuff links, they were tiny hour glasses with turquoise sand. They wrote their own vows and Phil shared them on the beach with all their friends and family. It was such a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky! Bailey's new last name is Gelato and she had sunglasses made with their new last name and she also had turquoise sunglasses for their guests during the ceremony. The reception decor was white hydrangea with colorful orchids and candle light. They had a custom wine bottle for everyone to sign. The interesting thing is that Phil had never actually had Gelato! Bailey surprised him during the reception with their very own Gelato bar! Congrats Bailey and Phil!!!! xoxoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup | Dj | Grant Hemond | Gelato | The Gelato Carte | Stationery | DBY Events & Invitations
You could say that Travis and Kasey were destined to be together! They have known each other almost their whole lives and even went to kindergarten together. Their family and friends from West Virginia gathered in Clearwater at the Hyatt rooftop terrace for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The weather was absolutely perfect. Their colors were yellow and gray. Tall calla lily centerpieces with yellow rose petals sprinkled around the base decorated each table at the reception. With the sun shining in the ballroom and the yellow accents, the "sunshine state" was truly represented for the out of state guests. Jody, from Grant Hemmond kept the party going and lots of fun was had on the dance floor! Congrats Kasey and Travis!! xoxoxo
Logan and Kevin's wedding had a coastal, chic, style with gray, pink, and green accents and my favorite, succulents:-) Kevin is a sheriff and met his best man, Rob in police academy and I will say Rob is probably the best "best man" we've worked with:-) Kevin's cuff links were even sheriff's badges. They guys had some fun doing super hero randomness. Logan looked so pretty in her lace gown. Her girls were in sage green and the flower girl, Riley, wore Logan's sister Jordan's first communion dress and it fit her perfectly! We did first look and photos beforehand on the beautiful dock out back. Their ceremony and cocktail hour was on the beach and they had a pretty candlelight reception. Lots of dancing and some serious cotton eyed joe moves. Congrats Logan and Kevin!!!!!! xoxoxo
Devon, Chad, and their family and friends traveled from all over Canada for their destination wedding. It was just plain fun and laid back. They wrote their own sweet vows to each other and for the unity ceremony put letters they had written to each other in a box of wine. When life gets a little crazy, they can open the box read their letters and enjoy a glass of their favorite wine and remember how much they love each other:-) We did a little bit of dodging the rain, but the sky turned dark blue with a pretty sunset for us. Coral and green were the colors, and they had their guests sign a wooden surfboard. Fun memories had by all! Congrats Devon and Chad!!!!!
Michelle met Bo in high school, his family moved here when he was a sophomore. Fast forward several years later and when she moved to Dallas Bo was the only one she knew who lived there, so she contacted him and the rest is history! Coral was the choice of color for the day and Michelle totally rocked it with her coral high heels!!! The ceremony almost got rained out, and Bo made an executive decision to get everyone out there before the rain came. Once everyone was seated and Michelle walked down the aisle there was a rainbow in the sky and the clouds dissipated into perfect weather. Instead of doing the typical candle lighting or sand ceremony, they did a lock box instead. Michelle and Bo wrote a letter to the other and each placed their letter and a bottle of wine in the box and locked it. In 5 years, they will open the box, drink the wine and read the letter the other wrote to them! LOVE THIS IDEA!! Carlouel was accented with white florals and coral linens, and crystal. Her mom actually made all the cupcakes and they were in little boxes for the guests to take one with them as well. Bo's fraternity brothers serenaded Michelle and everyone had an amazing time including us:-) Congrats Michelle and Bo!!!! xoxoxo
When I first met Chad and Christiana for their engagement session, Chad was kind of quiet and didn't say much but OMG he is hilarious and so sweet:-) The girls got ready downstairs in the Hilton and I love the little spot lights in the dark hallways they made for the perfect light for some amazing shots of Christiana. She was very excited about her gift from Chad which was a fabulous Louis Vuitton handbag. Chad apparently was happy about it as well! Their ceremony musician was amazing, I can only think of one other time that it I've heard the sweetest ear candy you almost forget where you are. He was soooo good! Christiana's uncle also wrote and sang them a really sweet song during the ceremony as well. The flower girl and ring bearer went a little bit rogue, but made some fun sand angels. Christiana had paint brushes for her guests to brush the sand off their feet and these really fun bobble heads at the end of the night for their them as well. It was a beautiful evening with the pink and orange sky and the backdrop for the outdoor reception on the patio. Ok, and this is what I was most excited about. She didn't have an exit planned but wanted to do something. So, I talked her into doing those awesome lanters that you can release into the sky, so cool but a little tricky. Here's some of my favs!!! Congrats to you two!!!! xoxoxoxo
Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florals: Iza's Flowers, Musician: Roberto, Violinist: Laurie Vodney-Wright, Cake: Chantilly, Videography: Celebrations of Tampa Bay, DJ: NY Moves, Gown: CC's, Photobooth: Shutterbooth
We've been working with a number of destination couples coming to enjoy our beautiful beaches with their closest friends and family. We so enjoyed working with Korissa & Dustin and their guests. Korissa did really fun orange, aqua, and pinks and I love her birdcage veil. She looked stunning!
Lindsey and John brought their friends and family from Michigan to tie the knot on beautiful clearwater beach. And a beautiful evening it was, the colors in the sky at sunset were beautiful! Their ceremony and reception were on the deck overlooking the water so they didn't miss a minute of the beautiful weather. May is my favorite month for flowers because it's when peonies are in season and Lindsey's flowers were gorgeous pink, yellow, and white peonies. I love her fun yellow shoes and their lounge chair cake toppers!
Destination Florida! Danielle and Todd left Philly to tie the knot with their friends and family. Laid back, flip flops, calla lilies, crab claws, and a really fun party. It was especially fun because my husband, David, officiated their ceremony. Danielle also just sent me this really sweet email so perfect timing here's your sneak peeks Danielle. So happy that I got to be a part of it all:-)
I just wanted to thank you again for everything! You and David were such a pleasure to work with and you really had such a hand in making my day as special as it was. I couldn't be happier that I had you as my photographer. You and David are both so sweet and I'm so thankful that I found both of you. Can't wait to see the pictures!
Talk soon :)"
Emily is a ballroom dancer, Ivan is a personal trainer. Ivan gets up for work every morning at 4am. Emily started riding horses at 6 months old. Together they eat 6 dozen eggs a week and have over 40 pairs of sneakers....... Those were some of the fun facts that were on the tables:-) Of course they had a super fabulous first dance and definitely some serious dancing going on during the reception. It was only fitting that the groom's cake was a 20lb weight. Pink, orange, gorgeous florals, and parasols were the decor. Cheers to Emily and Ivan!