On Top Of The World at the Sandpearl Resort
Our Special Moments Event Planning team was absolutely on top of the world working with Donna and Jim for their recent Sandpearl Resort wedding on Clearwater Beach. Donna was a very organized bride who knew exactly what she wanted.
To See Or Not To See
The morning of the wedding Jim spent time with the guys while Donna and the ladies had some breakfast, followed by hair and makeup, and then getting ready.
Donna looked stunning in her lace applique wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and a crystal edged veil. Her white bridal bouquet of roses, peonies, ranunculus, and freesia was breathtaking.
The couple chose to do what photographers call Split Formals. Donna did photos of her getting ready with her bridal party and mother while Jim did his photos with groomsmen and family in a separate location.
After the split formals, Donna and Jim had their first look, just the two of them and then Donna was tucked away, so no one else couple saw her until she made her way down the aisle.
Beachside Wedding Ceremony
The couple’s beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony was set at the edge of Clearwater Beach. The beach was adorned with white garden chairs, rectangular white columns at the beginning and end of the aisle topped with incredible arrangements of white flowers.
The alter space was set with a white table containing an hourglass for the couple’s sand ceremony with white sand for the bride, grey sand for the groom and beautiful blue sand for Jim’s daughter.
Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the Pool Lawn for cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and soft violin music.
Donna and Jim took some time alone for some spectacular photos together.
Dancing Under The Stars
Guests made their way to the Sandpearl’s Gulf Lawn for an evening of dinner and dancing. They were welcomed by glasses of champagne with their seating assignments.
A white dancefloor was flanked with nearly a dozen round tables draped in white linen and set with slate-colored napkins, silver beaded glass charger plates, and silver votive candles. Arrangements of textured greenery, white roses, and floating candles finished the look.
The four columns which adorned the wedding ceremony were repositioned and draped with flowing white fabric to make a magnificent backdrop for the sweetheart table.
Donna and Jim made a grand entrance before taking to the dancefloor for their first dance to “Best Shot” by Jimmie Allen and a warm welcome for their family and friends.
Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and an evening filled with dancing and toasts. Traditional Greek music seemed to pack the dancefloor.
Toward the end of the evening, the newlyweds cut this amazing four-tiered white wedding cake with a monogrammed cake topper.
The reception ended with an enormous Cookie Table of Greek specialties courtesy of the groom’s mother and aunts. Guests were sent home with custom labeled bottles of olive oil and vinegar.
Congratulations Donna and Jim! Our Special Moments Event Planning team wishes you a lifetime of happiness!
We know you will love Donna and Jim’s wedding video highlights!
Thank you to all of the incredible wedding professionals who made this day so special.
Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning
Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Sandpearl Resort
Wedding Flowers: The Brides Bouquet
Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Wedding Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films
Lighting: Mobile Wind
Rentals: Gabro Event Services
Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens
Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes
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