Vanessa & Ivan | Opal Sands Resort

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 their wedding at the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach.  They infused their beautiful wedding with personalized details and our team brought in wonderful Tampa Bay Area vendors to help.

Vanessa’s mermaid gown was beautiful and flattered her figure. One of our favorite details was seeing Djamel Photography capture this stunning white gown with crystal accents against a dark background.

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Vanessa’s ‘Something Blue” was the stunning pair of blue pumps with a fabulous crystal embellishment on the heel paired with crystal drop earrings, and who doesn’t want a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne on their wedding day!

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Vanessa and Ivan said their vows on the Opal Sands event lawn with the unforgettable backdrop of Florida’s Gulf Coast waters and the most amazing sunsets. White garden chairs were accented with small hanging mason jars filled with flowers in shades of purple and white, and two oversized floral pieces on white columns marked the space for them to exchange vows.

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The couple enjoyed some time alone taking wedding portraits along the beach with the Gulf of Mexico and sun setting behind them, while guests enjoyed champagne and a delicious buffet of chilled local seafood.

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Our Special Moments Wedding Planning team and amazing vendors designed a luxurious, intimate space for them to enjoy time with their family and friends and dance the night away.

Soft draping on the walls opposite the floor to ceiling windows, set a beautiful backdrop and made the space feel warm and intimate by layering in soft purple up lights.

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Large loose wedding centerpieces of white hydrangea and lavender roses stood on tall glass vases surrounded by clusters of candles. Silver rimmed glass chargers showcased deep plum napkins with a little bling and a really cute wedding favor for the couple’s guests.

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Guest were treated to a delicious multi-course dinner ending with a custom designed three tier wedding cake with an ombre swirl of white, lavender and purple flowers

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Vanessa and Ivan’s wedding was truly a day they, and their guests will never forget!

Thanks to the following vendors who made this wedding so amazing:

Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort

Photographer Djamel Photography

Special Moments Event Planning Planners- Tammy Waterman & Petra Dvorak

Florals – Braun’s Fine Flowers

Linens – Connie Duglin Specialty Linen

Chairs/Chargers- Signature Event Rentals

Draping/Lighting- Gabro Event Services

DJ- Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.- Jody Bower

Invitations/Favors/Napkin Rings- Diane Berube of Tampa Calligraphy

Wedding Gown – The White Magnolia Bridal Collection Tampa

Flower Girl Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids

Wedding Cake- Opal Sands Resort




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