Sailboats and Sunsets on Clearwater Beach

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves working on Clearwater Beach. It offers beautiful backdrops, fantastic wedding venues, and Idallas and Adam’s wedding was no exception!

Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach


Get Ready!

The ladies spent the morning having some fun, taking photos, and getting ready.

bride and bridal party posing in custom robes with fun 'bride' balloons

Idallas looked incredible in her wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and modern lace overlay. We love that she chose to wear her hair down with beautiful jewelry woven into it. And, the colors and textures of her bridal bouquet are amazing.

bride in lace wedding gown holding a textured pink and white bouquet

beautiful bridal bouquet in shade of pink and white


Here She Comes!

Adam, looking sharp in his classic black tuxedo, waited quietly for his bride-to-be. Their first look is so sweet.

Clearwater Beach bride walking up behind her groom for their first look

Clearwater Beach bride and groom having their first look at the Opal Sands Resort

bride and groom laughing after having their first look


With this Ring

Outside on the resort’s event lawn, all of the pieces were in place for Idallas and Adam’s wedding ceremony. Two tall white columns, topped with lush floral arrangements, framed the gulf waters behind where the couple would exchange their wedding vows.

The bride, escorted by her father, made her way to her groom, who looked surprisingly calm. The two exchanged their wedding vows surrounded by family, friends, and a passing sailboat.

Father walking his daughter down the aisle at her Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony

Groom watching as his bride-to-be walks down the aisle during their Clearwater Beach wedding

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows as a sailboat floats by off of Clearwater Beach

The couple had one request, following the wedding ceremony, they wanted a photo of everyone at their wedding. Fortunately, the beautiful terraces across the back of the resort offer the perfect view of the event lawn for this kind of photo.

overhead view of a bride and groom with all of their wedding guests at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach


Let’s Party!

While wedding guests made their way to the resort’s 2nd-floor mezzanine for Cocktail Hour, the newlyweds headed off for some photos together.

bride and groom posing for photos after their Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony

newlywed couple taking photos at sunset on Clearwater Beach

Inside the ballroom, the final touches were all in place for the beautiful wedding reception. Tables dressed in crisp white linens were surrounded by gold chivari chairs and topped with gold charger plates. Lush floral arrangements in tones of blush and white rested on tall modern glass vases.

The ballroom wall was draped in soft flowing fabric, reflecting the warm glow of soft pink uplighting.

gold and blush wedding reception at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

gold and blush wedding reception at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach

The evening kicked off with the couple’s first dance, followed by parent dances and a few words from the bride’s father.

bride and groom's first dance at their Opal Sands Resort wedding reception

Wedding guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, a night of dancing, and some of the couple’s three-tiered wedding cake. We love the texture and details on each of the cake’s layers.

bride and groom cutting their wedding cake at their Opal Sands Resort wedding reception

Congratulations, Idallas and Adam. We wish you a lifetime of beautiful sunsets.

Sailboat and Sunset behind newlywed couple on Clearwater Beach


The Clearwater Beach Wedding Team

Thank you to all of the incredible wedding vendors who made this Clearwater Beach wedding so beautiful.

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Hair & Makeup: Beautiful You Makeup & Hair

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Wedding Officiant: Brandi R. Morris

Photography: Cara DeHart Lewis

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Rentals /Draping: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk



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