Glamorous Gold, Champagne and Blush Clearwater Wedding | Countryside Country Club

Clearwater Wedding | Countryside Country Club Wedding 

Kelly and Jeff’s glamorous Clearwater wedding featured timeless decor and a glistening color palette of gold, champagne and blush.

“I wanted to create a theme of timeless elegance with luxurious flowers, gorgeous ceiling draping and table linens, warm lighting and a whole lot of gold and bling,” the bride shared. “I wanted gold everywhere without being too gaudy. I’m a perfectionist to a fault and wanted everything to be stunning, down to every little detail.”

The Clearwater bride and groom searched for an exclusive and all-inclusive Clearwater wedding venue to make things convenient for their guests..

“We didn’t want our guests to have to travel from a ceremony site to a reception. We wanted to a venue that was private that would not get lost amongst other events,” Kelly explained. “Countryside Country Club was our first stop on a day of shopping for wedding venues. The ceremony location under the oak trees was perfect. My fiancé loves the outdoors, and it made him feel comfortable. The reception space was private, had lots of natural light with gorgeous chandeliers and high ceilings .We not only fell in love with the ceremony and reception space, but we also fell in love with Elizabeth [the venue coordinator].”

When it came to finding a local Clearwater wedding officiant who could make their ceremony not only memorable, but unique to the couple, the bride hired DeArruda Weddings.

“The wedding ceremony is the centerpiece of the wedding day. The officiant needs to be someone who can capture the attention of our guests. We didn’t want a cookie-cutter ceremony; we wanted someone that would make our ceremony personal to us,” Kelly explained. “When searching for an officiant, I came across the DeArruda Weddings website; I found myself crying as I watched each of their videos! I knew he was our guy. Michael DeArruda is such an eloquent speaker. His ceremonies were so heartfelt, genuine and had just the right amount of light hearted comedy. Michael has a passion for love and the sanctity of marriage, and you can really feel that come through in conversation.”

After all of the time spent planning every little detail, from the invitations down to the place cards, the bride wanted a Clearwater wedding photographer who would capture all of their wedding day memories in a creative way.

“I feel that the photographer is one of the most, if not the most important, vendor for a wedding. You put so much into the planning and details; the photographs are the way in which we remember the day we spent months planning,” the bride explained. “We hired Limelight Photography for their quality and expertise in wedding photography. From start to finish, they know their stuff and have their system down! Our wedding guests commented on how great our photographers were. Best of all is that we received all of images in only three weeks! We were beyond thrilled with all of our pictures. Limelight is worth every penny, and we can’t thank them enough for capturing our special day.”

Badgley Mischka Rhinestone Open Toed Wedding Shoes and Groom's Pearl Cufflinks

A Line Wedding Dress and Veil Hanging on Brick Wall | Clearwater Golf Course Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

Bride Getting Ready Putting on Dress Portrait

Badgley Mischka Cream Satin Rhinestone Jewel Open Toe Wedding Shoes

Bridal Portrait with Chapel Length Veil | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Program Paper Fan Favor with Bow and White Orchid Ceremony Arch

Outdoor Ceremony With Natural Driftwood and Floral Arch and White Folding Chairs | Clearwater Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

Driftwood Ceremony Arch with White Orchids and Gold Linen Draped Table | Clearwater Garden Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

Bride Walking Down Ceremony Aisle Portrait with Groomsmen with White Bouquet

The Proposal:
My fiancé Jeff surprised me with a picnic on Sand Key beach, where we lived at the time. He told me to come down to the beach. I walked down and found him with beautiful picnic laid out. I immediately knew what was happening as I walked out to meet him. He had written me a poem and read it to me. It was a day that we will never forget.

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Bride with Cathedral Train and Driftwood White Floral Wedding Arch | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography | Golf Course Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding officiant?
The wedding ceremony is the centerpiece of the wedding day. I wanted to make sure that we chose someone that would make our ceremony memorable. The officiant needs to be someone that can capture the attention of our guests. We didn’t want a cookie-cutter ceremony; we wanted someone that would make our ceremony personal to us. When searching for an officiant, I came across the DeArruda Weddings website; I found myself crying as I watched each of their videos! I knew he was our guy. Michael DeArruda is such an eloquent speaker. His ceremonies were so heartfelt, genuine and had just the right amount of light hearted comedy. Michael has a passion for love and the sanctity of marriage, and you can really feel that come through in conversation. We ended up signing up for his marriage coaching sessions, and by the time our wedding day came we felt so comfortable with Michael and ready to get married. Michael DeArruda is a consummate professional. He is organized, communicates with not only you but all the vendors to make sure that everyone is on the same page in order to have the ceremony go smoothly.

Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Florida Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club | Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted a photographer who would capture our memories in a creative way. I feel that the photographer is one of the most, if not the most important, vendor for a wedding. You put so much into the planning and details; the photographs are the way in which we remember the day we spent months planning.

We hired Limelight Photography for their quality and expertise in wedding photography. From start to finish, they know their stuff and have their system down! We felt so comfortable in hiring Limelight. At our initial meeting with Michael Zomberos, he explained the process completely. The professionalism didn’t stop after we signed our agreement. Limelight continued to communicate with us all along the way, so we knew exactly what to expect. Our wedding guests commented on how great our photographers were. When do you hear that when they haven’t even seen a single shot yet? Our photographers were fantastic. Carlos and I set a timeline down to the minute ahead of time to make sure that we got every shot that we wanted. The day of becomes crazy, and Carlos guided us through the evening to keep us on time. Best of all is that we received all of images in only three weeks! We were beyond thrilled with all of our pictures. Limelight is worth every penny and we can’t thank them enough for capturing our special day.

Outdoor Garden Bridal Portrait in Strapless A Line Wedding Dress with White Orchid Bouquet | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Gold Champagne and Blush Timeless Elegance Wedding Reception Decor with White Ceiling Drapery and Tall Orchid, Blush Rose and Hydrangea Centerpiece with Hanging Beads in Tall Cylinder Vase | Clearwater Golf Course Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I wanted an all-in-one wedding venue. We didn’t want our guests to have to travel from a ceremony site to a reception. We wanted to a venue that was private that would not get lost amongst other events.

Countryside Country Club was our first stop on a day of shopping for wedding venues. Elizabeth Craig set the bar and set it high for everyone else. We not only fell in love with the ceremony and reception space, but we also fell in love with Elizabeth. The ceremony location under the oak trees was perfect. My fiancé loves the outdoors and it made him feel comfortable. The reception space was private, had lots of natural light with gorgeous chandeliers and high ceilings. Elizabeth was so much fun, we instantly clicked. She was so flexible and willing to work with all our ideas. Their package pricing was easy to understand with no hidden charges or surprises.

Gold Blush and Champagne Wedding Reception Table with Tall Centerpiece in Clear Glass Cylinder Vase and Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

Gold Blush and Champagne Wedding Reception Table with Tall Centerpiece in Clear Glass Cylinder Vase with White Orchids and Hanging Jewel Beads and Long Stemed Floating Votive Candle Holders | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

How would you describe your theme?
I wanted to create a theme of timeless elegance with Luxurious flowers, gorgeous ceiling draping and table linens, warm lighting, with a whole lot of gold and bling. I wanted gold everywhere without being too gaudy. I’m a perfectionist to a fault and wanted everything to be stunning, down to every little detail.

What were your colors?
Gold, champagne and blush. I didn’t want a lot of color. I had all white flowers with just a touch of blush. I just wanted a look of timeless elegance with a touch of bling.

Gold Blush and Champagne Wedding Reception Centerpiece with Orchids, Roses, and Hydrangeas and Hanging Glass Beads in Cylinder Vase

Gold Blush and Champagne Wedding Reception Bride and Groom Table with Floral Wall Backdrop with Drapery and Gold Votive Candleholders and Glittering Rose Gold Linen | Clearwater Golf Course Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club

Gold Wedding Reception Table Decor with Stylish Menu, Jeweled Gold Charger, and Gold Glass Votive Candle Holders on Rose Gold Glitter LInen

Five Tiered Round Gold and White Wedding Cake with Blush Petal Layer and Orchid Decorations on Gold Cake Tray

Gold and Blush Wedding Cake Detail with White Orchids on Gold Cake Tray

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Countryside Country Club
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Videographer: VHVideo
Florist: Dana Dineen Floral Design
Rentals: Blossom Events Tampa
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Music: Joe Farren
Officiant: DeArruda Weddings
Invitations: Jupiter and Juno
Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley
Dress Shop: The White Closet Bridal
Bridesmaid Designer: Adrianna Papell
Hair & Makeup: Midori Organic Salon and Day Spa
Favors: Mini Doughnut Factory




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