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Boho Accents and Bold Bougainvillea at Carlouel Yacht Club

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In the sunny setting of clearwater beach, the design was inspired by the beautiful yet bold hues of bougainvillea. Vibrant colors, boho accents, and patterned linens were used playfully throughout the design, creating a whimsical yet elegant style.

[field title=”Proposal Story”]In the early chapters of their love story, Steve asked Katie to be his girlfriend amidst the breathtaking scenery of Aspen, Colorado. It was a place that held a deep significance in their relationship, and Steve had always known that he wanted to take their commitment to the next level in this very location. Two years had passed since their first date, and on a tranquil morning, they embarked on a picturesque hike to Maroon Bells. On the quiet mountain, Steve got down on one knee and asked Katie to spend forever with him! This was a beautiful beginning to their journey to forever.
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]Katie said yes to her dress at The Bridal Collection in Denver! Her gown was simply stunning with a heart shape neckline and a tool skirt that was layered beautifully creating a fairytale flare. Her look was completed with a beautiful veil lined with delicate lace details adding more elegance to her overall bridal style. [/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]To compliment the vibrant colors in the wedding design, the bridesmaids wore shades of pink, coral, and magenta. Each gown effortlessly brought the theme to life, creating a harmonious ensemble that contributed to the overall theme of the wedding day. [/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]For their menu, the couple selected a family style meal. The first course included a selection between a caprese salad and spinach salad. The entrees included Braised Beef Short Rib, Chilean Sea Bass, and Vegan Bolognese accompanied by Creamy Grits, Broccoli, and Rainbow Carrots. These selections were perfect in easily accommodating common dietary restrictions. The couple offered an Aperol Spritz as their specialty cocktail, which we think matched the wedding aesthetics perfectly! [/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Designed by MMD Events, this wedding was nothing short of spectacular. The wedding day included the most beautiful bursts of color throughout the design. The ceremony was set with a beautiful ocean backdrop. The couple was framed by a white arch accented with bright blooms of pinks and corals. Cocktail hour was adjacent to the ceremony keeping the panoramic ocean views. Centered was a beautiful round pink bar from Vivant Rentals that was designed to perfection creating a major visual impact to this space. Above the bar stood a pergola structure created by Infinity Event Solutions, coated with bougainvillea blooms. Hanging from the structure was macrame chandeliers bringing the boho touches to complete the bar. Bloom Shakalaka adorned the sailcloth reception tent with italian ruscus greenery, floral accents, and an assortment of rattan chandeliers. Below the tables were dressed in pattered linens (BBJ La Tavola and Nuage Designs) and layered place settings (Treasury Rentals) bringing whimsical yet elegant details. Following dinner, guests were directed inside to where Aspen met Florida. The ballroom was transformed into the couples very own ski lodge, a theme that played a special role in their love story. [/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]The 4 tiered wedding cake created by Hands on Sweets was simple yet stunning and was cohesive with the design of the day. The soft pink hue and cascading bougainvillea florals were the perfect pair. [/field]
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Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Videography: Imagery Wedding Films | Event Design: MMD Events | Event Planning: Parties A' La Carte | Floral Design: bloom shakalaka | Wedding Dress: Bridal Collections | Cake: Hands On Sweets | Invitations: Urban Coast | Ceremony Music: Tampa Bay Strings | Transportation: Jolley Trolley | Wedding Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Beauty: Lasting Luxe | Ceremony Carpet: PJE Services Inc. | Cocktail Hour Music: Breezin' Entertainment | Day of Paper: Urban Coast | Photo Booth: White Tie Modern | Reception Music: Oxford Soul Band | Rentals: Treasury Rentals | Rentals: Infinity Event Solutions FL | Rentals: Vivant Rentals | Rentals: Swag Decor | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Sperry Tent Naples | Rentals: Decora Event Furniture Rentals | Rentals: Letz Dance On It

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Classic Black + White Oceanside Wedding

The vision for this Clearwater wedding was classic as can be. Think black and white elegance set oceanside, with an epic cocktail hour and dance party to keep guests partying well into the night. K and K Photography, LLC and Voila Cinematic captured all the fun, and we’re soaking up every last second.

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From the Bride… My vision for the wedding was traditional. I wanted to keep everything very light and white and off-white. I wanted elegant black bridesmaid dresses and some light greenery incorporated into the flowers. The things that were important to me at the wedding were the band, the food (having lots of it), and all of the attendees having a great time. That was really the focus of my thought process. Once we locked in the best band in Florida (Heat Wave), created an epic cocktail hour (I describe it as “food falling from the ceiling” – it was everywhere) – I knew the guests would be happy.

My favorite moment was after the bridal party introduction when we all went right into a giant dance party – everyone was up and out of their seats. We jumped up and down to the Black-Eyed Peas “Tonight’s Gonna Be A Good Night” – it was the dance party of my dreams. I was so overwhelmed (in a positive way) that I couldn’t hold the tears back during our first dance. The night was magical.



Photography: K and K Photography, LLC | Videography: Voila Cinematic | Wedding Planning: Confetti Events + Weddings | Floral Design: Redman Steele | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Hair: Moss Hair Co.-- Ross & Marissa | Band: South Florida Heat Wave | Venue: Sandpearl Resort | Bridal Party Makeup: Femme Akoi | Bride's Makeup: Sammy’s Suite-- Samantha Nifakos

Looking for Your Something Blue? This Wedding Is It.

If you’re a bride on the hunt for a blue-hued celebration to inspire your upcoming nuptials, then look no further. Because this beautiful celebration captured by Jacqui Cole Photography is IT (and oh-so-much-more). Complete with the pretties preppy details, we’ve got it all waiting for you to enjoy in The Vault!


From the Bride… Mike and I met while he was living in Syracuse and I was in Manhattan. We were both invited to a New Years’ Eve party by friends-of-friends and after a few (too many) cocktails hit it off! After spending a year long-distance, Mike finally moved to the city. Fast forward two years later, and Mike proposed while we were on a tour of the Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in the Hudson Valley. Though we got engaged in May 2015, Mike had gifted me the tour for my birthday in January and spent 6 months preparing the surprise. During the tour while the rest of the group walked ahead, he pulled me aside in the flower garden and popped the question!

We were off to the (planning) races a few days after the engagement! I think figuring out the location, wedding coordinator, photographer and band (if you choose one!) were probably the four biggest hurdles for us. After those were knocked out, things started to fall into place. And, once you’ve figured out what city you’ll be getting married in, I actually found that the best way to source vendors is through a Style Me Pretty search! I looked through each wedding featured on SMP in the Clearwater / Tampa area and plucked the vendors I thought did an exceptional job from each of those posts. Each and every vendor I worked with was spectacular – I enthusiastically recommend them to each friend considering their nuptials in the area.

Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Event Planning: Confetti Events + Weddings | Floral Design: Pat Meyer | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: Alessi Bakeries | Invitations: URBANcoast | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair + Makeup: Denise Burkle | Band: Frequency Band | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Rentals: A Chair Affair

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Elegant Military Yacht Club Wedding

Kelly and Kevin’s wedding is the type of celebration that you’re going to want to bookmark, pin, and peruse for like, ever. Set alongside the water, their Yacht Club ceremony is filled with plenty of military traditions, elegant white wedding details, and of course endless love. Thanks to the candid captures a la Jacqui Cole Photography we’ve got this stunner of a soiree waiting for you in THE VAULT!

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From Jacqui Cole PhotographyI am thrilled to share Kelly and Kevin’s stunning fall wedding with you! They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and their wedding day was a joy to capture. There were so many perfect details and traditions that really spoke to Kelly and Kevin as a couple and made the big day very personal.

The couple chose Carlouel Yacht Club as their reception venue. Set alongside the water it is the most romantic backdrop to spend the evening in celebration. Kelly wanted both organic elements incorporated in her decor as well as maintaining an elegant and timeless feel. She accomplished this by having white florals with whimsical greenery and gold highlights throughout the reception details. Her sweet ‘To the moon and back” cake topper was such a perfect focal point of the room. Kelly broke out of the norm and incorporated deep emerald bridesmaid dresses! They looked absolutely stunning against the Florida greenery.

I absolutely love that Kelly was able to embrace two different bridal looks throughout her day. During the ceremony and portraits she wore a lace bolero and removed it for the reception. It was the best of both worlds!

Kevin is part of the US Coast Guard and therefore many military traditions were included throughout the day. One of the most important ones for Kelly and Kevin was the iconic saber arch at the end of the reception. It was so much fun to witness the joy on Kelly’s face after they announced “Welcome to the Navy!!” Congratulations Mr and Mrs Noll!

From the Bride… I knew that I wanted to have a military wedding in the church that I grew up in, and I knew that I wanted Kevin and I to be the only two in white. I envisioned an elegant and classic day, with old Florida touches.

Kevin and I met on Clearwater Beach the summer of our senior year in high school. We immediately connected over our love for the outdoors, and our first date was kayaking through the Weeki Wachi river. It seemed a no-brainer to have our wedding as near to the spot where we first met as possible, while incorporating all the lush greens and white of the sandy beaches that we love so much about Florida.

Our families are a large part of why Kevin and I were able to handle 7 years of long-distance, so we knew that incorporating our families any way we could was important. My family is Irish, and we had a sign at the entry say “Ceade Mil Failte” which in Gaelic means “one hundred thousand welcomes.” We had my mother give an Irish wedding blessing as the opening prayer, and included photos of our parents at their weddings on the mantle overlooking our wedding cake. I wore my grandmother’s bracelet and had photos of both my grandmothers on my bouquet. Also, I knew that as the day was drawing closer, my mom was thinking a lot about her own wedding and how much she missed her dad, who passed away when I was little. So, the morning of the wedding I gave her a locket that had a photo of her father walking her down the aisle inside.

We also wanted to incorporate Coast Guard elements into our wedding. Kevin wore his dress whites, we left the church under a sword arch, and cut our cake with Kevin’s saber. We are so blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing military men and women, that it was very important to us that we took a moment to thank them for their service to our country and to us, and to remember those were not able to attend because of their service.

My father brews his own beer, and growing up each of my siblings had one created specially for us. When Kevin and I discussed what type of favor we wanted to give our guests, we thought that showing our guests something so integral to my childhood and so special to me and my father was the best way to go. Also, who doesn’t love craft beer!?

Our cake topper said “to the Moon and Back.” This stemmed from a saying that Kevin and I would say to each other, when he was stationed on a cutter in North Carolina and I was in law school in Boston. Kevin would be in the middle of the ocean, with the beautiful night sky, and we knew that although we were so far apart, that we loved each other “to the moon and back,” and with a love like that, we could conquer any amount of distance. When Kevin proposed, on a mountain-top, he had my engagement ring engraved to say “Moon and Back” as well.

Although wedding planning is really fun and always on your mind, make sure to take time out from it to have fun with your fiancé! Kevin and I would go out on a date and focus on each other and our day-to-day lives, and not talk about all those items still on the to-do list. We would go hiking and just enjoy each other’s company, and remember why we were getting married in the first place!

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Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Palm Harbor Florist | Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony: Lady Of Lourdes | Reception Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Beautiful You Makeup | Men's Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Elegant Orange + Navy Carlouel Yacht Club Wedding

Florida is famed for its sunny disposition, and this colorful wedding, with the Bride and Groom saying “I Do” under live blossoming orange trees, is the perfect example of a Sunshine State affair. Captured beautifully by Jacqui Cole Photography and Voila Cinematic, these yacht club nuptials were nautical with a twist, thanks to the amazing teams behind Tracie Domino Events and A&P Design.

From Jacqui Cole PhotographyMeghan and Ben’s wedding was a joy to capture. Meghan and her ‘maids got ready at her family home in Clearwater. The girls all wore custom monogrammed shirts and toasted to Meghan’s new future! Almost all of Meghan and Ben’s guests had flown in from out of town so they graciously gave everyone a sweet welcome bag, filled with a map of Clearwater beach, hotspots not to miss, sunglasses and custom snacks.

Their whole wedding day had a subtle, yet beautiful Nantucket inspired theme. It all begins with the couples’ custom letterpress invitations by A&P Designs. The team created a beautiful citrus watercolor motif that was elegantly brought to life throughout the day! Tracie Domino Events and MMD executed Meghan’s vision flawlessly. The orange tree motif was brought to life at the alter where Meghan and Ben exchanged their vows under blossoming, real life orange trees!!

There were so many sweet details throughout the reception, including the orange placecards and bold pops of orange and blue. The couple even had pillows made for the cocktail lounge area. Meghan looked absolutely stunning in her Amsale gown and the Florida sunlight streamed through the trees as we took portraits.

Their day was full of unique and wonderful surprises! It was a true joy to capture such incredible memories!

Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Videography: Voila Cinematic | Event Planning: Tracie Domino Events | Floral Design: MMD Events | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Sylvia Tampa Cakes | Stationery: A&P Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Makeup: Carlos Olivera | Entertainment: Bella Musica | DJ: Impulse Entertainment | Men's Suits: The Black Tux | Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Bridal Boutique: Malindy Elene | Event Decor: MMD Events | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Live Painter: Jacob Neagle

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Clearwater Beach Wedding from Clover & Company Weddings and Events and Divine Light Photography

I’m a girl that is all about the romance.  That Jane Austen meets pretty pink hues meets Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember kind of romance that leaves your heart pounding and your lips unable to utter any words.  And this sweet Clearwater Beach affair?  Well, it is literally bursting with just that kind of romance, aka, one stop you in your tracks moment after another planned to perfection by Clover & Company Weddings and Events with fab paper goods from Jen Simpson Design and an entire gallery of mesmerizing images from Divine Light Photography.  See them all right here.

From Divine Light PhotographyLiz & Adam had such great hearts and sweet personalities. Their soft and subtle personalities shown through in the design and every detail of their day. The credit must be given to Stephanie at Clover & Company Weddings and Events for transforming a run-of-the-mill rec center in Clearwater Beach into a gala event space. So many unique touches make this event such a gem.

Photographer: Divine Light Photography | Videographer: Lucky Lemon Films | Cake: Cakes by Nomeda | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Ceremony Venue: St. Brendans | Lighting: Inspire Entertainment | Transportation: Ambassador Limo | Transportation: Jolley Trolley | Caterer, Liquor, Delectables: uDream Events | Chair Rentals: Modern Day Events | Clearwater Recreation Center: Clearwater Recreation Center | Event Planning/Design: Clover & Company Weddings and Events | Hair+Makeup: The Michelle Renee Hair & Makeup Artist Group | Linens: Connie Duglin | Music: Inspire Entertainment | Photobooth: Get the Picture | Rentals: Coast To Coast Rentals