{Kelly & Matt @ The Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

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 

{Lauren & Brett @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

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 

{Allison & Gus @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Allison and Gus were a very sweet couple and had a simple but very elegant destination wedding at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach. The moment I arrived Allison had her dress hanging for me, shoes, jewelry and bouquet all ready to photograph.  The ceremony took place on the beautiful 16th floor terrace of the Hyatt.  Since they are from North Carolina, the views and scene were really important to them, and it was the perfect day with beautiful views of the gulf and the bay.  Allison's maid of honor said that she knew Gus was the one for her since the first day she met him, which was at a wine tasting in Napa Valley:-)  The colors were light pinks with with hints of teal and starfish.  I love her bouquet, the florals were just gorgeous!  Congrats Allison and Gus!!! xoxoxo

Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Officiant | Florida Wedding Ceremony | Florist | Rose Garden Florist | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee | Videographer | Celebrations of Tampa Bay | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Cakes by Nomeda

{Kasey & Travis @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

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

Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Officiant | Weddings on a Whim | Florals | Rose Garden Florist | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | DJ | Grant Hemond

{Alysa & Kyle @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Alysa and Kyle had the prettiest pink and black wedding on the 16th floor sky terrace!  Alysa's flowers had just a hint of very thin black feathers.  The boys wore pink argyle socks and were doing some arm wresting and having a pretty good time hanging out before the ceremony:-)  The girls were in black dresses and fun bright pink shoes.  The sky terrace is one of the prettiest locations to get married in Clearwater.  It's water view all around and you don't have to touch the sand!  One of the groomsmen decided to take a little siesta on the comfy lounge furniture while we were doing bridal party pics.  While the sun is setting, there is always such beautiful golden light and we had a gorgeous sunset.  The reception was draped in white with black linens and pink center floral center pieces.  A nice little touch was the draping and monogram right behind Alysa and Kyle.  The evening was full of joy and emotion!  We snuck out of the reception for a few night pics and they got lots of congratulations from everyone on the boardwalk.  When you're in a wedding dress it's basically celebrity status:-)  Congrats Alysa and Kyle!!! xoxoxo

Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Florals | Events in Bloom | Decor | Signature Events | DJ | Grant Hemond

{Christina + Arty @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Christina and Arty exchanged cards and they both picked out the same exact card without knowing it!! That's definitely a sign it's meant to be:-)  They guys did a special tradition to help Arty get ready, everyone puts something on him, socks, shoes, tie etc.  Christina looked so pretty in her silk organza gown.  They had a big beautiful Greek wedding in Tarpon Springs, I love all the traditions.  Bubbles and exit in a Rolls Royce was their get away car to head to Clearwater Beach.  The food and wine festival happened to be going on right behind the Hyatt so never a dull moment.  Their wedding was earlier in the day so the parasol's she had for the beach photos were perfect.  We had time to do photos of them at different points during the day ending with the beautiful golden light, love it.  The reception was full of happy tearful toasts and lots of dancing.  Congrats to you both!! xoxoxo

Church: St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Florist: Kikilis Florist, Cake: Cakes by Nomeda, Transportation: Ambassador Limo, DJ: Arista Entertainment

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{Lauren + Jack @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Lauren and Jack's wedding was full of surprises!  The best one came last:-)  Lauren had a beautiful broach bouquet made and surprised her mom with a matching one for her mom as well.  Lauren is a veterinarian, and even had little jeweled paws included on it.  Jack's gift to Lauren was an engraved Tiffany's ring holder. Instead of 6 pence in her shoe, Lauren had a penny from the year her mom was born and one from the year she was born in her cowbow boots:-)  They are from PA and definitely some die hard Steelers Fans!  After their first announcement as man and wife, they were official with the waving of the terrible towel.  It was a beautiful sunset on Clearwater Beach with soft pink and gold light.  The reception was draped in deep purple with patterned linens, tall and short centerpieces, and along with the fantastic cuisine, the most dessert choices ever.  Lauren's dad gave a very special speech and instead of a dance did something totally different!  The best surprise I left for last, Lauren and Jack had no idea their parents were surprising them with a fireworks display on the beach.  All of us who knew were trying so hard to make sure it stayed a secret and they pulled it off!  Congrats Lauren and Jack it was amazing!! xoxoxo

Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach, Hair/Makeup: Destiny Hair and Light, Coordination: Simply Divine Events, Florals and Decor: Concept Bait, Chivari Chairs: Signature Events, Videography: Hearts Video, Musician: Matt Winter, Cake: Cakes by Nomeda

{Michelle + Ricardo @Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa}

We had the perfect day for Michelle and Ricardo's wedding on the 16th floor sky terrace.  I love that location for wedding ceremonies because you can see the bay, the gulf, and the sand!  Michelle had custom hangers for all her girls, it's a little detail but makes the dresses look so much nicer when we hang them for pictures.  I always notice all the details and Michelle added a lot of little ones that really brought everything together.  She looked gorgeous in her gown and with the beaded belt, hint of beads on her veil and sparkly broach on her flowers she was ready to meet Ricardo at the end of the asile!!  Michelle and Ricardo have been together for 8 years and known each other since high school!  Karen, their officiant told the story of how her first asked her out:-)  Their vows, some of the sweetest I have EVER heard, you could feel the joy and love for each other in their voices as they promised them to each other.  Michelle's grandfather couldn't be there, but thanks to Facetime he got to see the ceremony and say congratulations to them afterwards.  Sylense caught that special moment.  The colors were eggplant with ivory, and light green.  The reception look amazing with draping and uplighting.  The centerpieces also had draping around them as well.  Michelle added a little bit of the beach with tiny corals that the escort cards were resting on along with coral wine corks for their guests to take home.  Dancing, cake, toasts, and such a fun party!!!  It was so amazing to be a part of thank you for allowing us to capture it!!  xoxoxox

Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Cake: Chantilly Cakes, Gown: The White Closet, Tuxs: Tweets Bridal &Tux, Officiant: Karen DeMarco, Florist: Events in Bloom, Hair/Makeup: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Group, DJ: Al Garcia

{Iris + Andrew @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Iris and Andrew had their wedding ceremony at St. Brendan's, and then a gorgeous evening reception on the 16th floor sky terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort.  It's such a unique location because you can see the Gulf and the Bay but you don't have to get your feet in the sand:-)  It was an amazing evening with the sunset for the backdrop for them to celebrate with their guests.  Congrats Iris and Andrew!!! xoxoxo

Church: St. Brendan Catholic Church, Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach, Florals: Events in Bloom, DJ: Inspire Entertainment

{Danielle + Todd @Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

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:-)

"Carrie,

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 :)"

Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach, Hair/Makeup: Collective Creations, Cake: Chantilly Cakes, DJ: Breezin, Florist: DD's Blooms, Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

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{Ashley + Chris}

Ashley and Chris said their I Do's in a beautiful ceremony on the 16th floor terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa.  It's as close as you can get to the beach without being in the sand:-)  Eggplant, deep red, and jewels on everything!  We so much fun with Ashley and Chris and their bridal party, I love the pink wall we found at the surf shop next door.  The guys had a special serenade for everyone during the reception, hilarious!! Congrats you two it was truly amazing to be a part of!!

Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Wedding Coordination: Burkle Events, Hair/Makeup: Collective Creations, Florals: DD Bloom's, Chivari's: Signature Events, Entertainment: Grant Hemond, Cake: Chantilly Cakes, Photobooth: Shutterbooth