{Melissa & Mike @ The Hilton Clearwater Beach}

I learned that Mike is super crafty.  He actually hand crafted their ring box and all the girls foot jewelry for the beach! Melissa said he was bored during hurricane Irma.  They literally had the perfect weather for their wedding on the beach and Sandpiper deck at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.  Melissa's twin sister, Megan, (AKA fake Melissa:-) was her maid of honor and Mike's dad was his best man.  I love the custom wooden boxes that matched the guys sunglasses that Mike had gotten them as a gift.  In true beach style the girls were in teal dresses and the guys in tan shorts and Sperrys.  They all had so much fun getting ready, and that was just the beginning!  Before the ceremony we got Mike all set behind a sand dune ready to see his bride.  He had her do a little spin and then he did one too!  They had "shoe parking" for their guests so they could have their toes in the sand.  Teal and green florals with greenery behind decorated their arch.  I know sometimes people think if you do first look that it's not as meaningful a moment when the groom sees the bride walking down the aisle, but Mike had one of the sweetest reactions when he saw Melissa walking toward him.  There were some surprise seagull guests that decided to join us for a few photos as well!  The overcast sky was awesome after the ceremony.  As we headed down the beach the paddle boards and canoes were all packed up but they happened to match their wedding colors perfectly, how awesome is that? The girls found a sand beach bunny that needed to be in a photo with their flowers.  Since it was cloudy we did sunset photos a little earlier so Melissa and Mike got to go to their cocktail hour and enjoy the food and the view.   Their colors looked fabulous on the deck and there were little wooden sea turtles on everything from the invitations, to the cake, and even the center pieces.  Their guests couldn't wait to get the party started, they opened the dance floor during cocktail hour.  The toasted, and ate, and danced, and smoked cigars (while watching the Yankees) with the view of the gulf in the background.  Congrats you guys it was amazing!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Kyle Lynn | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Chantilly Cakes 

{Sara & Ryan @ Hilton Clearwater Beach}

Sara and Ryan live in St. Louis and Sara and her mom planned everything remotely.  I didn't actually meet them unit the day of, but, they are those kind of people you just feel like you've known forever!  I remember Sara telling me how important their friends and family are to them, and that they wanted they day to be about everyone not just the 2 of them.  It truly was, and they are some of the nicest, most fun people ever.  Sara and Ryan met at a St. Louis Cardinals game, so their accent color was red, and Sara's garter even had a little cardinal on it.  As you can see, Ryan is hilarious and so sweet.  He never stopped smiling from the minute they did their first look.  During the ceremony, after their vows, they accidentally kissed when they weren't suppose to yet, I think they surprised themselves lol!!  Sunset on the beach was absolutely stunning, that mix of clouds and pink sky that you expect in Florida.  While we were walking back in, the name of the water sports company was "BouYah" which had a little debate about the meaning so had to look it up and found out it means "used to express joy, especially in victorious or well played moments in sports".   As expected, their bridal party had some pretty fantastic toasts (slightly interrupted by a pesky sea gull wanting a snack:-).  They danced, and smashed cake, and Sara is known for her karaoke skills which she broke out as a surprise for Ryan in perfect form.  It was such an amazing day, thank you all for having us we loved it!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Coordination | Confetti Events | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Cake | Chantilly Cake | DJ | Grant Hemond | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations 

{Sara & Anthony @ Hilton Clearwater Beach}

Sara and Anthony live and work on Clearwater Beach so it was the perfect place for their aqua, seaside wedding!  Anthony had his the sleeves of his groomsmen's shirts monogrammed and fish cuff links!  Sara had silver starfish bracelets and seahorse necklaces for her girls and her bracelet was a coordinating aqua on.  Sara's son Jericho, (Coco for short) was the ring bearer just the sweetest. Sara got her beautiful gown on at the church and after she was totally ready Coco came in to see her and gave her a big hug right before she and Anthony held hands around the doorframe!  Anthony's great grandmother had a sweet sign on the back of her wheelchair! I'm usually at the front and as Sara entered the church with her dad I heard Anthony say "WOW" as he saw his bride for the first time.  The love he has for Sara and her son is literally contagious and so sweet.  Anthony's family owns the Surfside Taphouse that is right across from the Hilton so we made a stop there to say hi to everyone and for a toast!  The reception was decorated in simple beach chic style with white chivari's, and aqua details and uplighting.  Each table was named after an ocean animal with little beach chairs and glass accents.  Their sweets table was pretty fantastic with a huge cupcake tower and all kinds of sweet treat!  The cake topper was a little mini Anthony with a storm trooper helmet and Sara with Mickey Mouse ears. The finishing touch was a custom sand sculpture that Anthony's parents surprised them with!  Anthony and his mom started out with a traditional mother son dance, but broke into a mash up of dance moves!  One of my favorite moments was when Sara picked up Jericho and danced with her little boy, there was definitely not a dry eye in the room including ours!  Their wedding was so full of love and fun from all their friends and family and we so enjoyed it!  The last surprise was that Anthony didn't tell Sara where they were going on their honeymoon, just to pack for a tropical climate. Just before we left he told me they were going to the gorgeous Turks & Caicos!  Congrats Sara & Anthony it was truly an honor and so much fun! xoxo
Church | St. Brenden's Catholic Church | Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Florals | Dana Dineen | Coordination | Confetti Events | DJ | Boone's Professional Events | Sweets | Sugardarlings & Sweets by the Bay | Tuxedos | Greiner's Fine Men's Clothing & Men's Warehouse | Gown | David's Bridal |Transportation | Ambassador Limo

{Tierney & James @The Hilton Clearwater Beach}

Tierney wore a corset back, strapless dress with a gorgeous crystal beaded headband. Her grandmother gave her a special set of jewelry that was from Germany 68 years ago.  She wore the bracelet for her something old. Tierney's "something blue" was her cute blue toenail polish and her mom made her crystal "foot jewelry" for their ceremony in the sand.  The bridesmaids wore long, flowy, Tiffany blue dresses and they guys were in khaki suits and vests with aqua ties. James wore a white tie and octupus socks!  The whole day was just simple and pretty!  A good friend of the bride and groom officiated the ceremony which was on the beach under an archway of aqua and coral florals. The reception was all outside on the Flamingo deck.  The tables were decorated with white lanterns filled with sand, starfish, and seashells. Cute little cozies with flip flop bottle openers were at each place setting as favors for their guests. We stole the couple away for some sunset photos and a sailboat passed right by at the perfect time! It was a beautiful day for a super sweet and happy couple! Congrats James and Tierney! xoxoxo
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Florist | Flowers By Iza | Musician/DJ | Scott Anderson | Cake Artist | Chantilly Cakes