Starfish, Sand, and Seafood at the Opal Sands

The Opal Sands Resort was the ideal location for Lindsey and Shawn’s beautiful Clearwater beach wedding. With some rainy weather rolling in, the indoor spaces offered them a beautiful Plan B space and backdrops for wedding photos. And the couple could not have been sweeter.


groom leaning in to kiss his brides forehead


Getting Ready at the Opal Sands

Lindsey spent the morning with her bridal party getting ready and taking some time for some super cute photos as the morning started.


smiling bride with her wedding party on the bed of her Opal Sands Resort bridal suite

a sheet wedding gown with shimmering geometric lines handing on the balcony of the Opal Sands Resort


We love her wedding gown with the opaque fabric and the shimmering geometric lines.

Meanwhile, on another floor of the hotel, Shawn was getting ready with his wedding party. From the light purple neckties to the boutonnieres with silver starfish, a theme carried through the wedding, he and the guys looked very handsome. They also managed to get some outdoor photos.


black and white photo of a groomsmen helping the from get dressed

groom standing in front of the mirror checking his cufflinks

groom's wedding accessories with a purple tie and a silver starfish boutonniere

Groom with groomsmen outside the Opal Sands Resort



Lindsey and Shawn’s First Look

Lindsey took some time for a few beautiful bridal portraits in her suite before heading off for her and Shawn’s first look and photos together.


portrait of a Clearwater Beach bride before her fist look

bride posing in her bridal suite before her first look


We love the nervous look of anticipation on Shan’s face as he could tell Lindsey would be walking up behind him. The photos of them together are too sweet.


broom taking a deep breath before Turing around to see his bride for the first time

bride standing behind her groom just before he turns around for their first look

groom holding back tears after seeing his bride for the first time

smiling bride holding her grooms hands after their first look

black and white photo of as bride and groom after their first look


With the entire wedding party gathered around, they took some time for a few photos before the wedding ceremony.


wedding party posing for photos on the second floor terrace of the Opal Sands Resort


Moving the Ceremony Indoors

The indoor space outside the ballroom created a beautiful backdrop of the couple’s wedding ceremony. The floor-to-ceiling windows with soft white drapes, indoor trees, and the décor moved inside create an intimate setting.


Indoor wedding ceremony at the opal sands resort was the couple's plan b


Shawn barely held back tears as Lindsey made her way down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Surrounded by family and friends, the two exchanged their wedding vows.


groom holding back tears as his bride walks down the aisle

bride walking down the aisle to Canon in D

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during their Opal Sands wedding ceremony


Mojitos and Steel Drums

Guest enjoyed the sounds of steel drums while sipping mojitos during cocktail hour.

man playing steel drums during an Opal Sands Resort cocktail reception


Meanwhile, the couple snuck off for more amazing photos together.

rear view of a bride holding her pink and purple bridal bouquet

brid mand groom posing infant of some tropical plants

groom kissing his bride's forehead

bride standing on the stairs of the Opal sands holding a pink ad purple bouquet with silver starfish

overhead view of a bride on an blue mosaic floor



A Night of Dinner and Dancing

After their introductions, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor for their first dance to “Better Together” by Luke Combs. Their first dance was followed by a delicious dinner featuring lots of fresh seafood.


bride and groom during their first dance


The reception buffet stations began with Individual Wedge and an Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Salad. It also included an incredible Fresh Seafood Raw Bar with Shrimp, Crab Claws, Oysters, and Seafood Ceviche. The main course stations had Carved Tenderloin of Beef, creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Crab Cakes.


Seafood Raw Bar at an Opal Sands Resort wedding

Individual seafood ceviche at an Opal Sands Resort wedding reception


The rest of the evening was filled with dancing and more delicious food as the couple cut this incredible four-tiered beach-themed wedding cake. The cake came complete with sand, a sunset, and starfish.


a four tiered wedding cake with sand, starfish and sunsets

adorable cake topper with Mr and Mrs Starfish sitting in beach chairs


Congratulations, Lindsey and Shawn!


nighttime photo of a bride and groom kissing in front of the water feature at the Opal Sands Resort


Clearwater Wedding Pros

Thank you to all the Clearwater wedding pros who helped make this wedding day so special.

Clearwater Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Hair & Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings

Florist: N Bloom

Wedding Photography: Kasia Vetter Photography

Steel Drums: Caladesi Steel Band

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk


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