Champagne and Greenery Elegant Clearwater Beach Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

 

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Lila and Adam’s elegant Clearwater Beach wedding encompassed rustic details with a classic style with an abundance of greenery and a romantic chic ambiance.

“Our theme was nautical elegance mixed with plenty of greenery. Being that Adam loves boating and fishing, while I love light colors and tons of greenery, we felt it represented us both,” the bride explained. “Wanting to embody a soft yet classic vibe, we chose a color palette of blue, champagne, and white. Everything complemented each other beautifully.”

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Looking to give their 130-guest waterfront celebration plenty of personal flair, the Clearwater couple included their go-to signature drink and lottery tickets as party favors.

“We incorporated our personalities in many ways throughout the evening. From welcoming our guests with a strawberry margarita because it’s both Adam and I’s favorite cocktail, to a beautiful raw bar at the cocktail hour; adding in personal touches made everything extra special. One of our favorite elements was actually our memory piano. Not only did it memorialize the people who were major parts of our lives, but it also added a unique way of honoring them,” the bride shared.

Lila knew finding an experienced videographer was a top priority and with the help of Bonnie Newman Creative, every sweet memory was captured for eternity.

“The first time Adam and I met with Bonnie, I knew we were going to hire her. She was so easy to talk to, sweet, caring, and so fun! I knew that she would make our wedding day an important event in her life, which made me trust her talent and guidance through the process,” the bride gushed. “I truly wanted my videographer to be able to capture the love Adam and I have for each other, but also the love we have for our family and friends. Bonnie did an outstanding job making our video and I couldn’t imagine anything more!”

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A wedding day isn’t complete without the cake, and for the bride and groom enlisting the help of The Artistic Whisk to design the dessert of their dreams was an easy choice.

“Adam had a lot of input on the cake inspiration! We love the beach, and the whole driftwood design was all him. We also added rose gold because that’s my favorite jewelry to wear so it matched my wedding ring,” Lila explained. “Working with The Artistic Whisk was fantastic! They were informative, flexible and so helpful. Plus, when we went to the tasting we had an amazing time!”

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With memories to last a lifetime, Lila will never forget her extraordinary day filled with love, laughter, and dancing.

“There we so many special moments from our wedding day. From seeing Adam standing at the altar with a big smile as my father walked me down the aisle to surprising my grandmother with her favorite song, our celebration of love was filled with nothing but joy,” the bride reminisced.

What did you look for in a wedding videographer?
I was super picky about choosing a videographer. I wanted someone who could capture the love Adam and I shared for each other, but also the love we have for our family and friends.

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Bonnie Newman Creative did an outstanding job making our video and I couldn’t imagine anything more! The first time Adam and I met with Bonnie, I knew we were going to hire her. She was so easy to talk to, sweet, caring, and so fun! I knew that she would make our wedding day an important event in her life which made me trust her talent and guidance through the process.

Strappy Rhinestone Champagne Wedding Heels with Ivory and Peach Rose Bridal Wedding Bouquet

Atoo Bridal Wedding Dress with Champagne Blush and Light Blue Vera Wang by David's Bridal Bridesmaids Wedding Dress Portrait

Bride Wedding Accessories | Monogram Bridal Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat | Custom Bride with Floral Detail Jean Jacket

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Day Portrait in Tropical Pink and Green Silk Pajamas | Bride and Bridesmaids taking Selfies

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Day Portrait in Tropical Pink and Green Silk Pajamas

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Bride Getting Ready Wedding Day Portrait with Mom | Atoo Bridal Ballgown Wedding Dress

Bride Wedding Beauty Portrait in Atoo Bridal Ballgown Wedding Dress with Veil and Ivory, Peach, Greenery and Succulent Bridal Wedding Bouquet

Bride Wedding Beauty Portrait in Atoo Bridal Ballgown Wedding Dress with Veil and Ivory, Peach, Greenery and Succulent Bridal Wedding Bouquet

Bride and Bridesmaids in Atoo Bridal Wedding Dress with Champagne Blush and Light Blue Vera Wang by David's Bridal Bridesmaids Wedding Dress Outdoor Portrait

Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Venue | Chapel by the Sea

Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Venue | Chapel by the Sea

Bride and Father of the Bride Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle

Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Ceremony Vows Portrait

Bride and Groom Bubble Wedding Ceremony Processional Exit

The Proposal:
Adam and I planned a vacation to Mexico with my family for my 25th birthday. Little did I know, he was planning to propose the night we got there. At dinner, everyone gave me a present and Adam’s was last. He made me a beautiful photo album with tons of pictures from our years of dating. On the very last page was a picture of writing in the sand reading, “Will you marry me?” Adam then got down on one knee. We had the restaurant cheering and congratulating us from every which way!

Bride and Groom Unique Wedding Portrait | Bride in Atoo Bridal Ballgown Wedding Dress with Veil and Ivory, Peach, Greenery and Succulent Bridal Wedding Bouquet with Groom in Black Suit

Florida Bride Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Atoo Ballgown Bridal Wedding Dress Portrait on Clearwater Beach

Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Beach Wedding Portrait | Atoo Ballgown Bridal Wedding Dress Portrait on Clearwater Beach

Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Beach Wedding Portrait | Atoo Ballgown Bridal Wedding Dress Portrait on Clearwater Beach

Outdoor Clearwater Beach Wedding Cocktail Hour Signage | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Clearwater Beach Indoor Wedding Reception | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Clearwater Beach Farm-table Wedding Reception Place Setting with Greenery and Candles| Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our theme was nautical elegance mixed with plenty of greenery. Being that Adam loves boating and fishing, while I love light colors and tons of greenery, we felt it represented us both.

What were your colors?
Blues, champagne, and greenery. We thought these colors would mesh well for a romantic chic beach ambiance for our guests.

Four-Tiered Modern Nautical Ivory Wedding Cake with Nautical Rope Detail | Clearwater Beach Wedding Cake Designer The Artistic Whisk

Four-Tiered Modern Nautical Ivory Wedding Cake with Nautical Rope Detail | Clearwater Beach Wedding Cake Designer The Artistic Whisk

What was your wedding cake inspiration?
Adam had a lot of input on the cake inspiration! We love the beach, and the whole driftwood design was all him. We also added rose gold because that’s my favorite jewelry to wear so it matched my wedding ring.

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Working with The Artistic Whisk was fantastic! They were informative, flexible and so helpful. Not only did we have a friend recommend them, but after seeing their cakes online, we were sold! Plus, when we went to the tasting we had an amazing time

Modern Nautical Ivory Wedding Cake with Nautical Rope Detail and Initial Monogram Metal Cake Topper | Clearwater Beach Wedding Cake Designer The Artistic Whisk

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception First Dance Picture | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Bride and Groom Sparkler Wedding Reception Exit | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t stress! Everything will fall into place. All that matters is your love for each other, the time you spend with your friends, family, and each other throughout the night.

Ceremony Venue: Chapel by the Sea
Reception Venue and Caterer: Carlouel Yacht Club
Photographer: Tara Tomlinson
Videographer: Bonnie Newman Creative *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro 
Planner: Designs by A
Rentals: Brothers Photo Booth
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro 
DJ: DJ Xplicid
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley
Dress Designer: Atoo
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: David’s Bridal, Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: Alexa McDaniel, Brides by Kelly Anne




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