Love Conquers All

Our Special Moments Event Planning team started working with Kate and Dave on their destination wedding in the spring of 2019.

Clearwater Beach walking on the beach they love

Unfortunately, like many other couples, their wedding date was postponed. However, their second wedding date was accidentally double-booked by the venue. This resulted in a date and venue change. We were all hopeful that the third time was a charm.


Get Ready

For Kate and Dave, the day started as planned, spending time with their wedding parties and capturing all the details of the day.

Bride getting makeup applied on her wedding day

bride and her wedding party wearing adorable robes as they get ready for the wedding

bride's wedding day accessories including incredible Badgley Mischka shoes

flatly photo of grooms wedding accessories

Blue wedding invitation suite for a Clearwater Beach wedding

The bride and groom-be had their first look, just as planned.

bride and groom having their first look at the Sandpearl Resort

Bride and Groom smiling and in love after their first look

Soon to be married in love on their wedding day


Forecast of Rain, Lightening, and High Winds

As luck would have it, the forecast for the afternoon was filled with rain, lightning, and high winds.

The couple went ahead with lots of outdoor photos with their wedding party and family.

Groom and his groomsmen in their blue suits

Bride and her bridesmaids on Clearwater Beach

Wedding party playing with beach balls on Clearwater Beach

We even went as far as constructing their beautiful wedding structure. We hoped against all odds that the ceremony might be outside. But, if nothing else, they would have the structure as a beautiful backdrop for their portraits.

bride and groom in front of their wedding structure


Luck Was Not On Their Side

As luck would have it, the weather was not on their side. The storm moved in, and the wedding ceremony was moved to Plan B.

The team moved the white garden boxes that would line the aisle on the beach, inside adding tall floral arrangements to frame the couple as they exchanged their wedding vows. Wedding guests enjoyed the custom sunglasses for the beach wedding, regardless of being inside.

Plan B wedding ceremony inside the Sandpearl Ballroom

Custom sunglasses for a Clearwater Beach wedding


Love, Love, Love

In a slightly different setting, Kate, escorted by her mother, made her way down the aisle to her anxiously awaiting groom.

bride walking down the aisle escorted by her mother

groom looking on as the love of his life walked down the aisle

The couple exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony that included a handfasting and “beach ball toss” initially designed for the beach.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows at the Sandpearl resort

hand fasting ceremony

wedding guests tossing beach balls as couple are declared husband and wife


Love is in the Details

In the nearby ballroom, all of the details were in place for the newlyweds’ wedding reception.  Every detail reflected this fantastic couple.

A travel-themed guest book invited guests to write their names on a suitcase, adding it to a frame with a globe and the couples’ names and wedding date.

miniature blue and white suitcases for guests to write on as part of a unique wedding guest book

board with a globe in the center will have suitcases signed by each wedding guest added to it as a unique wedding guest book

The couple chose two kinds of Hot Sauce for their wedding favors – Sweet Like Kate and Hot Like Dave!

two kinds of hot sauce bottled as wedding favors for guests

Reception tables were draped in crisp white linens, paired with clear acrylic chairs and textured glass charge plates. Unique vintage glassware added a touch of blue, a color that is woven throughout the wedding. Tall glass trumpet vases overflowing with fresh flowers surrounded by votive candles filled the center of each table.

Sandpearl ballroom set in white with touches of blue for a destination wedding reception

vintage blue glassware added a touch of color to wedding reception

wedding reception place setting with a custom menu card

The newlywed’s sweetheart table held a low, flowing floral arrangement and collections of floating candles. And, how adorable are the ‘Madame’ and ‘Monsieur’ signs.

sweetheart table set with a long low floral arrangement and floating candles

bride and groom's chairs set with monsieur and madame signs


Ear to Ear Smiles

Following introductions, Kate and Dave took to the dancefloor for their first dance. The evening continued with an incredible multi-course dinner, dances with their mothers, the “Shoe Game,” and cutting their beautiful three-tiered wedding cake.

bride and groom during their first dance at the Sandpearl resort

bride and groom playing the shoe game at their Clearwater Beach wedding reception

bride and groom with their three-tiered wedding cake

Throughout the evening, their ear-to-ear smiles showed everyone how much in love they were and that they didn’t let a little rain dampen their spirits.

bride and groom dancing surrounded by bubbles

Congratulations, Kate and Dave! We wish you a lifetime filled with love and lots of smiles.



The Wedding Team

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Sandpearl Resort

Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio

Videography: Media Tree Studios

Floral Design: Artistry Design Group

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

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