Third Time’s A Charm!

For Elissa and Sam, the third time was a charm! This super sweet couple landed on their December wedding date after having to change dates twice during the pandemic.

It was so much fun working with them as Elissa did much of the planning and worked hand in hand with our Special Moments Event planning team. They genuinely appreciated all of their wedding team. They trusted us and were able to sit back, relax and enjoy their wedding day.


Ladies First

Elissa and the ladies started their day with hair and makeup, a little breakfast, and some time together.

makeup artist applying lipstick to a bride's lips

bride having breakfast and some champagne with wedding party

brid ena dwedding party in custom robes with fun sunglasses


We love the color palette of the wedding. The ocean blues and bright tropical colors were perfect for a Clearwater Beach wedding.

bright tropical bouquets for a clearwater Beach wedding

bride holding a bright tropical bouquet


Let’s Hear  It for The Boys!

Meanwhile, Sam spent the day with the guys. They got ready, hung out, and spent some time doing some pre-wedding photos.

One of our favorite details of the day has to be these fantastic cufflinks! They are so adorable and personal.

clearwater beach groom fixing his ocean colored tie

custom cuff links were a gift for the groom

Groom and his groomsmen walking areound downtown Clearwater Beach


Family First

Elissa took some time for a first look with her father and some family portraits before heading off for her first look with Sam.

Bride's firstlook with her father on the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach

bride tapping her groom on the shoulder during thier first look

bride adn groom embracing after their first look on the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach

Sunset photo of a bride and groom at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach


Blue Skies

Up on the Hyatt’s Sky Terrace, all of the details for the wedding ceremony were in place. White garden chairs decorated with bright tropical flowers lined the aisle. At the end of the aisle stood two columns with urns filled with lush greenery and colorful tropical blooms.

Sky Terrace of the Hyatt Clearwater beach dressed with tropical flowers

With everyone in their place, the bride made her entrance, escorted by her father.

bride walking down the aisle on the Sky Terrace of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach

With the warm glow of the setting sun behind them, the couple exchanged rings and wedding vows. They included a sand ceremony that combined layers of natural beach sand with sand in shades of blue.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows on the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach

Bride and groom pouring sand during their Clearwater Beach wedding

Just married, a bride and groom celebrate on the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach


Dancing the Night Away

Wedding guests enjoyed cocktails on the Bellaire Terrace, while the newlyweds enjoyed time together.

Downstairs in the ballroom, all of the preparations were in place for a fantastic evening filled with delicious food, touching toasts, and lots of dancing.

Tables were draped with cream-colored linens; each place was set with a gold charger paired with a gold Chiavari chair. The tabletops were decorated with lush tropical flowers, greenery, and fresh fruit.

Ballroom of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach decorated in gold with bright tropical flowers

bright tropical flowers and fresh fruit created a tablescaper for a Clearwater Beach wedding

Elissa and Sam kicked off the exciting night with their first dance.

newlyweds first dance at the Hyatt Clkearwater Beach

The couple paused long enough to cut their beautiful three-tiered beach-inspired wedding cake. The custom cake topper with palm trees and a kissing couple paired perfectly with the cake.

three-tiered wedding cake decorated in brushed gold and tropical blues with a custom cake topper

Congratulations, Elissa and Sam! We’re so glad you were able to trust the team of wedding pros and enjoy your wedding day!

bride and groom celebrating with family and friends for thier last dance


The Clearwater Beach Wedding Team

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Wedding Officiant: Weddings and Wellness

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

Photography: Andy Martin Photography

Floral: 2 Birds Events

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Chair Rental: Chiavari Chic

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes


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