A Golden Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding

Erica and Tom’s wedding was recently featured in Marry Me Tampa Bay. However, our Special Moments Event Planning team knew that their beautiful wedding had so much more to share.



Eleven months before their wedding, Tom proposed to Erica on the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach rooftop at sunset. He knew it was one of her favorite views.

This local couple knew they wanted the same stunning sunsets for their wedding guests. The Hyatt also provided incredible beach views without being directly on the beach.


bride and groom on the Sky Terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach


Here Comes The Bride

The resort hotel gave the bride and her wedding party the perfect location to all get ready together. They also sipped a little champagne while enjoying the fantastic views of Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico.


bride with her bridal party sipping champagne at the Hyatt Clearwater beach


Erica chose a beautiful modern lace gown with spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline, and an open back for her wedding gown. We loved the texture of her white bridal bouquet of roses and touches of greenery.


bride in a modern lace wedding gown at the Hyatt Clearwater beach

cascading white rose bouquet with greenery and dusty miller


After getting ready, the bride chose to do a private First Look with her dad. A growing tradition we really like seeing.


bride having a first look with her father


 16th Floor Sky Terrace

The white ceremony décor popped against the beautiful blush-toned walls and pavers of the Sky Terrace.

Two large white columns held white urns filled with soft white floral arrangements- framing the couple during the wedding ceremony. Glass vases overflowing with flowers hung from the white garden chairs along the edge of the aisle.


white wedding ceremony decor on the sky terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater beach

two white urns filled with white flower on the Sky Terrace

glass vases filled with white flowers on white garden chairs


I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

With Tom and the wedding party in place, things got a little emotional as Erica made her entrance to ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love.’


groom tearing up waiting for his brides arrival

bride walking down the aisle to a tearful groom at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach


The couple exchanged their wedding vows in a touching ceremony officiated by the bride’s uncle. Be sure to check out the wedding video at the end of the blog to see this moving ceremony. #ImNotCryingYoureCrying


bride and groom kissing at the end of their wedding ceremony on the Sky Terrace at the Hyatt Clearwater beach


Sunset on Clearwater Beach

After the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails on the Bellaire Terrace overlooking the beach. Meanwhile, the newlyweds headed off for some beautiful Gulf sunset photos.


Sunset wedding photos on Clearwater beach


A Warm Golden Glow

Inside the Bellaire Ballroom, final touches were being made to the wedding reception. The soft sunlight washed the room set with crisp white linen. Tall white floral arrangements on gold metal risers were surrounded by candles in gold cups. Gold rimmed glass charger plates, and gold chairs tied the entire design together.


gold and white reception decor at the Bellaire Ballroom at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach


After introductions, the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their First Dance to ‘All Because of You.’


Bride and groom's first dance at their Clearwater Beach wedding reception


Following a delicious dinner, the couple cut their simple, elegant white wedding cake adorned with a cascade of white flowers. The cake cutting was followed by their bouquet and garter toss and a night filled with dancing.


white wedding cake with white flowers


Congratulations, Erica and Tom!


Bride and groom's sparkler exit at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach



The Team

Thank you to all of the incredible wedding professionals who helped create so many special moments.

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Wedding Photography: SO Photography

Wedding Videography: Albey Productions

Hair and Makeup: The Destiny and Light – Hair and Makeup Group

Musicians: Casey Allen Music

DJ: TB Sound and Light

Floral Design: Bruce Wayne Flowers

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Rentals: Gabro Event Services



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