Lauryn and Cody’s Opal Sands Resort Wedding

Bride and groom on the beach near the Opal Sands Resort.

Lauryn and Cody’s Opal Sands Resort was 12 years in the making. They met in college on a double date, dated long-distance, ended up in Maryland together, adopted a pup, and finally picked a date! Honestly, they are an adorable couple and could not be sweeter. Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved working with…

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Paula and Dane Danced the Night Away on Clearwater Beach

Military groom and his bride on Clearwater Beach

Paula and Dane’s Clearwater Beach wedding was packed with personal touches, love, and LOTS of dancing.    I’d Rather Be Blue The day started with a little bubbly and hair and makeup services for the bridal party. The guys and Dane had a little lunch and a few toasts, dressed, and took photos.    …

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Opal Collection

The Opal Sands Resort on CLEARWATER BEACH part of the Opal Collection

Our Special Moments Event Planning Wedding Venue Wednesday is taking a slight turn from the norm this month. In past months we’ve focused on unique, “off the beaten path” hidden gems. This month we are sharing some gems that are in plain sight! It just takes one look at some of our real weddings or…

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An Explosion of Tropical Colors

bride and groom at sunset on Clearwater Beach

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved Jenna and Scot’s beautiful tropical-colored wedding at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach. They set the tone of tropical flowers and bright colors with the wedding invitations they selected. Paired with the sunshine and beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the invitation hinted at the beautiful wedding to…

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Hawaiian Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding

bride and groom on clearwater beach wearing Hawaiian wedding leis

If our Special Moments Event Planning team never told you that Jennifer and Nathan’s wedding wasn’t a destination wedding in Hawaii, you might never know. With the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in the background and lots of tropical touches, it brought the bride’s happy place to Florida.     Mahalo, Jennifer, and Nathan! This touching…

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Always+4Ever – A Clearwater Beach Wedding

Clearwater Beach Wedding – Opal Sands Wedding – Special Moments Event Planning- bride and groom on beach

Our Special Moments Event Planning team wanted to share some beautiful images from Erin and Devin’s Clearwater Beach wedding at the amazing Opal Sands. One of our favorite images is probably the simplest; the awesome reflective image of Erin’s ring with the inscription Always + 4Ever.     Getting Ready For The Big Day The…

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Blue and Gold Beach Wedding

Lauren and Neil were such a fun and interesting couple for our Special Moments Event Planning team to work with. Lauren had a lot of the planning completed for their Opal Sands wedding on Clearwater Beach but primarily worked with us for guidance and vendor referrals as needed. The wedding was created in a beautiful…

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Anyway The Wind Blows

Opal Sands Wedding – Clearwater Beach Wedding – purple and white wedding- happy bride and groom

In the past, our Special Moments Event Planning blog has talked about being OK with your plan B; and Melissa and Nelson are a wonderful example of that. The evening before their wedding at the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach, it was fairly windy and pretty chilly. Melissa decided right there that the…

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Vanessa & Ivan | Opal Sands Resort

special moments event planning - purple wedding- purple uplighting- wedding cake with purple flowers- purple ombre wedding cake

While the team here at Special Moments Event Planning works with couples planning all kinds of weddings, intimate weddings hold a special place for us; in many cases couples can splurge on the details with a smaller group that they might not be able to focus on with a larger wedding. Vanessa and Ivan had…

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