An intimate beach wedding – is there anything better? I mean, saying “I do” with your toes in the sand, the cool, ocean breeze in your hair and those majestic waves crashing sweetly in the background? It’s crazy amazing, no? Especially when your intimate beach wedding happens to include some gorgeous turquoise blue hues, beautiful florals from DD’s Blooms and one moment after another of pure happiness captured by Karen Harrison Photography. That’s crazy amazing and then some and you can see it all in the full gallery right here… and then stay tuned for even more lovely with a sweet film from Studios 76 below.
From Karen Harrison Photography… Francesca and Corey were married in a beautiful beachside ceremony at the Hyatt Regency on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Their lovely decor consisted of simple and elegant hues of turquoise and neutrals. The bride’s bouquet was a beautiful creation with starfish mixed into the florals. This was an intimate gathering of family and friends who traveled from as far as Europe to celebrate with the couple.
Wedding Photography: Karen Harrison Photography / Second Photographer: Stephanie Smith / Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida / Floral Design: DD’s Blooms / Officiant: Weddings by Christina / Wedding Cinematography: Studios 76 / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Nomeda / Ceremony Music: Caladesi Steel Drum Band / DJ: Jude from Grant Hemond and Associates / Linen Rental: Connie Duglin / Chair Rental: Signature Event Rentals / Photo Booth: Tampa Bay Photo Booth / Hair + Makeup: Theresa from Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group
When piecing together her perfect day, this beautiful bride knew exactly what she wanted. A soft color palette of pale pinks, a breathtaking Spanish-styled backdrop and a traditional Catholic ceremony in honor of her father. And when those three ingredients came together in her stunning Sarasota affair, magic happened. Heartwarming, beyond gorgeous, light-filled magic all captured in glorious images by Leijea Photography and planned to absolute perfection by Sarah Tucker Events. See every last moment in the full gallery.
From the Bride… I have a very simple and classic style with an appreciation for all things romantic. My perfect day would consist of pale hues in a beautiful old Spanish-style church and venue. My lace dress along with my cathedral veil in a beautiful Catholic ceremony were a testament to my love of tradition and all in honor of my Dad, who had always hoped to walk me down the aisle but unfortunately is no longer with us. At the South Florida Museum, large bunches of babies breath on the tables along with the mercury glass and votives were such complimentary pieces to the wrought iron gates, bold wooden doors, and ornate Spanish architecture. Upon our first look at the reception in its completed state, we could only think that it was all we had hoped for; our dreams played out right in front of our eyes. As the sun set, the glow of the twinkling stringing lights above our heads was incredibly beautiful and made for such a lovely night under the stars.
Wedding Photography: Leijea Photography / Ceremony Location: St. Mary’s Church in Longboat Key, Florida / Reception Location: South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida / Wedding Planning + Design: Sarah Tucker Events / Floral Design: Flowers By Edie / Caterer: Savory Scenes / Dj: Chris Grumley / Guitarist: Ben Pila / Rentals: Taylor Rentals / Favors: Shannon Kirsten / Garland: Rifle Paper Company / Invitations: Paper Panache / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals ”2302″ via Sarasota Brides / Veil + Hairpiece: Brides Against Breast Cancer / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bill Levkoff via Pearl’s Place / Hair + Makeup: Ali Severson (email@example.com) / Grooms Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Signage + Wedding Certificate: Shannon Kirsten / Bride’s Shoes: Antonio Melani via Dillards