A Clearwater Beach Fairytale Wedding

A Fairytale Wedding is the only way our Special Moments Event Planning team can describe Michelle and Chris’ unique Clearwater Beach wedding. The bride looked like a fairytale princess, the groom a handsome prince, and the wedding day, truly a dream come true for them.


Bride and groom on the terrace at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach


After postponing their original wedding THREE times, the couple could finally come together with their family on their fourth wedding date!

The best way to explain their magical wedding is to share a sneak peek at their day from their wedding film. Be sure to check it out on Trinity Wedding Cinema’s Facebook page.

Here Comes The Bride

For Michelle, her wedding day began in Tarpon Springs at her parent’s home, where she spent the morning getting ready. The photographers and cinematographers’ team captured beautiful images of the bride getting ready, her personal items, her fabulous shoes.


fairytale bride wearing tiara having lipstick applied

Flatlay photos of brides invitations and accessoriesfairytale bride's Christian Louboutin wedding shoes













wedding and engagement rings sitting on a white and gold wedding invitation

fairytale bride posing for photos in white robe



We love the photos of the bride preparing for her day, with her mother helping her step into her incredible wedding gown.


Mother of the bride helping her daughter into her fairytale wedding gown

bride in her fairytale wedding gown















After her father’s first look, Michelle and the wedding party took time for some photos before heading to the wedding ceremony.


Clearwater Beach bride with her wedding party



As is traditional before the wedding ceremony, the groom’s parents were welcomed into the home of the bride’s parents. After their arrival and welcome, the bride-to-be was escorted to a waiting car, surrounded by cheering family, friends, and a drummer.


bride being escorted to her fairytale Clearwater Beach wedding



Syriac Orthodox Wedding Ceremony

Michelle and Chris exchanged their wedding vows in a lavish Syriac Orthodox wedding ceremony. The beautiful ceremony, steeped in tradition, included a crowning ceremony.


Bride and groom during their Syriac Orthodox crowning ceremony



Following the touching wedding ceremony, the couple made their way to Clearwater Beach for some incredible wedding portraits before their wedding reception.


bride and groom at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

The Gulf of Mexico in the background a newlyweds at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach


Fairytale Wedding Reception

Inside the Opal Ballroom, final touches of a two-day décor installation were underway. The spacious ballroom allowed for spectacular décor while maintaining physical distancing. The ballroom’s one of a kind modern chandelier and floor to ceiling windows created a backdrop for the contemporary design.

The room was filled with mirrored tables, crisp white linens, clear acrylic chivari chairs, and an explosion of floral arrangements in white. Tables were filled with candles of every imaginable kind. Unique structures made floral arrangements and candles appear to be floating over the dining tables.


White wedding decor in the Opal Ballroom on Clearwater Beach

Fairytale wedding decor with mirrored tables, glass charger plates and white floral arrangements














fairytale wedding reception with a vase of white tulips and votive candlesfairytale wedding reception with mirrored tables acrylic chivari chairs and white floral centerpieces














modern white wedding reception decor


The Fairytale Bride and Groom

Parents, wedding parties, and the newlyweds made their way into the ballroom. The evening began with a family and wedding party dance before the couple took the floor for their first dance.

Michelle and Chris took their seats at their sweetheart table for an evening filled with blessings, and a gourmet plated dinner, and several touching toasts.

The spectacular sweetheart table sat under a canopy of orchids with a crystal chandelier. The modern white table was draped in a blanket of white flowers and surrounded by floating candles. It was truly a fairytale setting for this incredible couple.


bride and room at their fairytale sweetheart table at their Clearwater Beach wedding

Newlyweds seated at their fairytale sweetheart table


Let Them Eat Cake

On the riser next to the sweetheart table stood the couple’s five-tier wedding cake. Brushed in silver and surrounded by white flowers, the cake floated on a glass tabletop.


five tiered white and silver wedding cake at the Opal Sands Clearwater Beach


Congratulations, Michelle and Chris! Our Special Moments Event Planning team wishes you a life together as spectacular as your fairytale wedding.

bride and groom snuggling at their Clearwater Beach wedding

The Fairytale Wedding Team

Thank you to all of the incredible Tampa Bay area wedding professionals who collaborated to make their wedding day so memorable.

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Ceremony Venue: St Athanasius Syriac Orthodox Church

Wedding Reception Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Band: Matt Winter Band

Wedding Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio

Floral Design: All About the Vase by Dana Dineen

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Nomeda

Cinematographer: Trinity Wedding Cinema

Transportation: Skyline Limo

Rolls Royce: Luxor Limo


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