A Picture Perfect Reflection

Our Special Moments Event Planning team adored working with Katherine, Matthew and their families on the fabulous wedding weekend.

Their wedding day began at the spectacular Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach where the wedding parties and this very photogenic couple had their first look.

Special Moments Event Planning - Clearwater wedding - first look

Clearwater Beach Wedding - First look- Events By Special Moments

Clearwater Beach Wedding - bride and groom - opal sands resort

Katherine wore a form-fitting satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and low back; the gown had an illusion and lace applique overlay that formed a halter neckline and trailed down into a long sweeping train.

illusion back wedding gown with satin buttons - bride in lace wedding gown - Clearwater wedding - Events by Special Moments

bride with cathedral lenght train and veil - Special Moments Event Planning

She carried a bridal bouquet of white roses, cream-colored garden roses, ranunculus, stock, freesia and seeded eucalyptus that mirrored those carried by her bridal party who wore off the shoulder deep red bridesmaids dresses.

bridesmaids in off the soulder burgundy bridesmaids dresses

The wedding party, family and guests were transported by trolley to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Clearwater. This Gothic Revival church built in 1925 has large vaulted ceilings with ornate exposed beams, and historic stain glass windows was the perfect location for the blending of these two families.

Wedding ceremony at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Clearwater - Special Moments Event Planning. - Clearwater wedding ceremony

Episcopal Church of the Ascension wedding ceremony

 

Guests were transported to Clearwater Beach and Carlouel Yacht and Beach Club situated between the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the intercoastal waterway; while the bride and groom took full advantage of the beachfront access and striking sunset for some wedding portraits.

bride and groom kissing at sunset - Clearwater Beach wedding - events by special moments

Bride and groom on boardwalk - Clearwater Beach wedding - events by special moments

bride and groom on Clearwater Beach - Clearwater Beach wedding - events by special moments

The Gazebo Lawn hosted the cocktail reception overlooking the surrounding waterways under a canopy of market lights. This fantastic photograph of all of the wedding guests, taken from a 12-foot ladder, was one of the “Must Haves” for the couple.

photo with all of the wedding guests - Carlouel Yacht and Country Club - Clearwater Beach wedding

Everyone made their way into the ballroom and were invited to sign this beautiful Wedding Certificate, our team is now a documented part of their wedding day too. We love these family portraits.

Quaker Marriage License - wedding certificate - Clearwater Beach wedding

family photos at wedding reception - marriage certificate - Quaker Marriage certificate - Special Moments Event Planning

{Planner Tip: Be sure to label the photos, guests love knowing about your family members}

Katherine and Matthew started the reception with their first dance and then enjoyed a relaxing “Station” style wedding reception.

first dance - DeLeon Entertainment - Clearwater Beach Wedding

Guests enjoyed a fresh seafood bar with cocktail shrimp, crab claws and oysters, fresh carved prime rib, a mashed potato bar with steak Diane, primavera vegetables and blackened shrimp etouffee as well as a station of crudité and freshly tossed salads.

Clearwater Beach wedding - seafood station - stations style wedding reception - Carlouel Yacht and Country Club

Clearwater Beach wedding - salad station - stations style wedding reception - Carlouel Yacht and Country Club

 

The stations were scattered across the ballroom and covered outdoor patio. Guests mingled and dined at tables of various sizes and unique floral designs, enjoyed the cool evening under the stars and danced the night away.

White centerpieces with mercury glass votive candles - Clearwater Beach Wedding - Special Moments Event Planning

White centerpieces with mercury glass votive candles - Clearwater Beach Wedding - Special Moments Event Planning

After cutting this delicious three-tiered buttercream wedding cake, the couple’s had a Grand Exit on a fleet of local Clearwater Beach tuk-tuks decorated with handmade signs with sparkling cans trailing behind.

White wedding cake with white flowers- Clearwater Beach wedding - Special Moments Event Planning

We wish we had seen the looks on vacationers faces as the pedal cabs made their way to the far end of Clearwater Beach for more dancing at a local club.

Congratulations Katherine and Matthew, we know you enjoyed your wedding day as much as your family and friends did!

Bride and groom on Clearwater Wedding - Clearwater Beach wedding - Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Ceremony Music: Dillingham String Quartet

Photographer: Kristina Houser Modern Portrait Photographer

Florist: The Brides Bouquet

Wedding Reception Venue: Carlouel Yacht and Beach Club

Reception Entertainment: DeLeon Entertainment

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Wedding Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

Group Room Block: Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Clearwater Beach

Group Room Block: Opal Sands Resort

Group Room Block: Residence Inn Clearwater Beach

Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley

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