{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