An Explosion of Tropical Colors

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved Jenna and Scot’s beautiful tropical-colored wedding at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach.

They set the tone of tropical flowers and bright colors with the wedding invitations they selected. Paired with the sunshine and beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the invitation hinted at the beautiful wedding to come.

brightly colored wedding invitation suite with tropical flowers and leaves


The Bride and Groom

Jenna looked beautiful with her modern lace applique wedding gown. Her bridal bouquet of brightly colored, textured tropical flowers was a huge statement piece.

bride standing on the terrace at the Opal Sands Resort with a brightly colored bouquet of tropical flowers

Scot wore a Navy-blue suit paired with a boutonniere of orchids and a miniature pineapple. We love their first look. They look so in love, and Scot was clearly overcome with emotion seeing his bride.

groom wearing a navy-blue suite with a tropical boutonniere

bride and groom standing back to back before their first look at the Opal Sands Resort

groom breaking into tears after seeing his bride for the first time


The Wedding Ceremonies

Following their first look, the bride and groom joined their immediate families for a Ketubah signing before some quiet time alone.

bride signing the ketubah as her groom-to-be and Rabbi look on

Outside, the wedding ceremony space overlooking the Gulf of Mexico awaited the arrival of guests. The Chuppah was draped with a tallit and dressed with foliage and flowers in bright tropical colors. Gold-toned metal lanterns marked the aisle, decorated chairs with swags of flowers and seafoam colored ribbon.

Wedding guests enjoyed the sounds of Disney love songs as they gathered for the wedding ceremony. An entry table held fans designed with the wedding program and a tropical leaf motif, mask, and kippot.

A Chuppah with bright tropical colors overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at the Opal Sands Resort

Outdoor wedding ceremony at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

Ceremony table with wedding programs, kipper and card box

With a wedding party and a special guest in place, Jenna, escorted by her father, made her entrance to ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis.

Ring bearer, flower girl and bridesmaid walking down the aisle at the Opal Sands Resort

Bride being escorted down the aisle at her Opal Sands wedding ceremony

The couple exchanged their wedding vows surrounded by family and friends. We love that they included their fur baby in their wedding ceremony. She looked beautiful in her brightly colored tutu, and she was so well behaved.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows under a chuppah decorated with tropical flowers

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows under a cuppa of bright tropical colors as their dog lays quietly by watching

bride and groom with their dog at the end of their wedding ceremony


Chill Tropical Music, Dinner, and Dancing

Wedding guests made their way to the ballroom’s foyer for a cocktail hour set to the sounds of chill, tropical music.

Behind the ballroom doors, all of the details were in place for a magical evening. The custom monogrammed neon sign set the backdrop for the couple’s sweetheart table and wedding cake. The modern, five-tiered wedding cake incorporated blues and golds in modern patterns with a gold riser and a gold and floral center tier.

Shimmering navy-blue linen created a dark, luxurious base for the brightly colored floral centerpieces and gold accents.

custom neon sign with the bride and groom name and wedding date

Neon sign, sweetheart table and wedding cake at the Opal Sands Resort

Opal Sands wedding reception with navy-blue linen and bright tropical colors

After their introductions, the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their first dance to ‘All My Life’ by KC and Jojo, followed by touching family dances, and several toasts. The sounds of a solo saxophone set the stage for a delicious dinner.

Bride and groom during their first dance at Opal Sands Resort

Following dinner, the band opened the dance floor with a hora and kept the dance floor packed the entire evening. At the end of the night, the couple and their friends made their way down the beach for an after-party to continue the celebration.

wedding guests with glow sticks dancing at an Opal Sands wedding reception

Congratulations, Jenna and Scot! We wish you a lifetime as bright and colorful as your wedding day!

newlywed couple on Clearwater Beach with the Opal Sands Resort behind them


The Wedding Team

Thank you to all of the wedding vendors who made Jenna and Scot’s wedding so memorable.

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Photography: Stephanie A Smith Photography

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

DJ / Uplighting: Inpulse Entertainment Services

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Rentals: Southern Event Rentals

Linen Rentals: Connie Duglin Linens

Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk



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