An Opal Sands Wedding In Blush and White

Megan and Jake’s blush and white wedding at the Opal Sands on Clearwater Beach was beautiful! The pops of gold and touches of greenery, along with all of the personal touches, really reflected the couple.


It’s Time To Get Ready!

Megan and her bridal party spent the morning having a little fun. From bouncing on the beds to confetti streamers on the balcony overlooking Clearwater Beach, it was the perfect bonding moment.


Bride with bridal party in pink and white pajamas at the Opal Sands Resort

Bride and bridal party with confetti streamers


They had hair and makeup services in the suite, and soon, it was time to get dressed and ready.


The bridal party seeing the bride for the first time


Meanwhile, Jake and his wedding party (his sister was his woman of honor!) spent some time together. After a few nibbles and a toast, they headed to the resort’s event lawn for the wedding ceremony.


Groom getting dressed for his wedding at the Opal Sands


I Loved Her First

While Megan and Jake chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony, Megan made sure to take time for a First Look with her dad!

After a bit of time with her dad, Mega had some bridal portraits taken, and then it was off for her walk down the aisle.



Wedding Rings and Rose Petals

Outside on the resort’s event lawn, everything was in place for the beautiful gulf view wedding ceremony. Floral arrangements lined the aisle and led to the ceremony space overlooking Clearwater Beach.


Event lawn at the Opal Sands Resort set for a wedding ceremony

White and Pink outdoor wedding ceremony at the Opal Sands Resort


With everyone in place, the bride-to-be, escorted by her father, made her entrance to Songbird by Fleetwood Mac! Jake held back tears when he saw her for the very first time.



The couple, surrounded by family and friends, exchanged rings and wedding vows, sealing their bond with a kiss before heading out in a shower of rose petals.



Group Photo!

The Opal Sands’ second-floor balconies are one of those rare finds that overlook the ceremony space. This allowed the newlyweds the opportunity to take a photo with all of their wedding guests!


Group wedding photo on the event lawn at the Opal Sands Resort


Following the photo, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, a cheese display, and a sushi station.



But, it was off to the beach for a photo session for the newlyweds!


Sunset, Sand, And A Rocky Shoreline

Megan and Jake headed off to the beach for a portrait session just before the sun began to set.  This portion of Clearwater Beach is relatively rocky, but it gives a lot of texture to photos shot here.

The sunset photos are just stunning!



Blush, White, and Gold 

Inside the ballroom, everything was in place for the arrival of the guests. Round tables surrounded the oversized dance floor. They were draped with unique linens that had the look of painted gold brushstrokes across them.

Charger plates, gold flatware, and shimmering candles accented the table tops, which were dressed with an assortment of pink and white floral arrangements.


Beautiful blush, white and gold wedding reception at the Opal Sands Resort


The couple’s sweetheart table was dressed similarly but had a huge cascade of flowers draping across it with glittery gold Mr. & Mrs. letters.


Blush, white and gold sweetheart table at an Opal Sands wedding reception

The bar was set with signature cocktails and these adorable personalized napkins.

Cute personalized cocktail napkins



The newlyweds made their grand entrance in a shower of sparks, taking to the dance floor for their first dance to Then by Brad Paisley.


Bride and groom's first dance under a shower of cold sparks


The evening continued with parent dances, several sweet toasts, and a delicious buffet dinner. Guests danced the night away, enjoying fun in the photo booth, late-night snacks of soft pretzels, pulled pork sliders, and a scrumptious Viennese table.

The bride and groom had the time of their lives, stopping long enough to cut their incredible four-tiered white wedding cake accented with fresh flowers and a custom gold cake topper.


Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake at their Opal Sands wedding


Congratulations, Megan and Jake! We loved being part of some of your special moments.


Clearwater Beach Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Floral Design: By The Bay Floral Design Studio

Photography: Cara DeHart Lewis Photography

Videography: Elmwood Forest Productions

Wedding Officiant: Tim Whipple – Bridgepoint Church

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Photo Booth: Boone’s Professional Events

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

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