Jewel Toned Travel Inspired Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

 

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Kailah and Greg’s Clearwater Beach wedding dazzled with vintage travel-inspired decor, earthy elements, and pops of jewel tones.

“I have always loved the beach and knew I wanted to get married with the sand in my toes. I didn’t want to do a typical beach themed wedding so we incorporated elements of what we enjoy,” the bride shared. “Purple is my favorite color, but I wanted a little more of a pinkish-purple jewel tone. For the details, we wanted to incorporate a little bit of a travel theme with Earthy elements of driftwood, succulents, rose quartz, amethysts, and agate slices.”

With her vision to be married oceanside, Kailah turned to beachfront wedding venue the Hilton Clearwater Beach for their prime location and experience in the industry.

“We were completely in love with how great the Hilton Clearwater Beach was,” the bride gushed. “Aside from location, we were really thrilled at how many things the wedding package included. From the amazing food to the always friendly service from the staff, we were satisfied. We even received tons of compliments after on how beautiful the venue was and how great the food and service of the staff was!”

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Wanting an experienced Clearwater Beach wedding photographer who could capture their beautiful story, but also get the fun candid shots, the bride and groom selected Lifelong Photography Studios.

“I knew that Lifelong was going to be the perfect match after reviewing her pricing and portfolio. Gabrielle definitely had the style we were looking for when it came to capturing our special day.” the bride shared. “Throughout the process, she was so sweet and very responsive. She was able to get all the shots I wanted and more!”

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Looking to keep her hair down with soft beachy curls, but really make her eyes pop with dramatic makeup, Kailah searched for a glam squad who had skill and experience.

“After looking at their portfolio and following them on social media, I knew Femme Akoi Beauty Studio had the skill and knowledge to nail exactly the look I was going for,” the bride beamed. “I wanted my hair to be something less elegant and more beachy to go with the theme. For makeup, I wanted something dramatic that really brought out my eyes since Greg thinks they’re my best feature. Overall, everything went great! The team was very efficient, and everyone ended up being done way ahead of schedule, which was nice.”

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To complement their personal style, the bride and groom chose a geode wedding cake design, that looked as good as it tasted.

“Crystals, rocks, and gems are common decor of our house and interest to us,” Kailah explained. “The Artistic Whisk had so many delicious flavors, it was hard to choose! Many compliments on the cake!”

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Reminiscing about her special day, the bride couldn’t help but be thankful for how perfectly the day went, and she found a fun way to stay relaxed.

“Everything went by so fast! My favorite part was being able to enjoy how smoothly everything ended up going. I was so nervous leading up to the ceremony that I made all of my bridesmaids do a shot with me to calm my nerves! Looking back, things couldn’t have gone better,” Kailah shared.

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What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration? What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
I wanted my hair to be something less elegant and more beachy to go with the theme. I knew I wanted it to be at least halfway down with baby’s breath included. For makeup, I wanted something dramatic that really brought out my eyes since Greg thinks they’re my best feature!

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After looking at their portfolio and following them on social media, I knew Femme Akoi Beauty Studio had the skill and knowledge to nail exactly the look I was going for! Overall, everything went great! The team was very efficient and everyone ended up being done way ahead of schedule, which was nice.

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What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted something directly located on the beach, especially one that had experience or was known for having weddings. We knew we wanted the Florida gulf and had been to Clearwater before so it was perfect.

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The location of the Hilton Clearwater Beach was exactly what we were looking for. Aside from location, we were really thrilled at how many things the wedding package included. From the amazing food to the always friendly service from the staff, we were satisfied. We even received tons of compliments after on how beautiful the venue was and how great the food and service was.

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The Proposal:
I had just finished an internship in Athens, Greece, and Greg flew out to meet me to start a week-long cruise in the Mediterranean. During our day at sea, we had a couple’s spa day. After our massage, we were served lunch in our private lounge, and Greg proposed in our robes!

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What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted someone who obviously had experience with weddings, but also who could capture all the candid and random shots of our special day.

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I knew that Lifelong Photography Studios was going to be the perfect match after reviewing their pricing and portfolio. Gabrielle definitely had the style we were looking for when it came to capturing our special day. Throughout the process, she was so sweet and very responsive. She was able to get all the shots I wanted and more!

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What was your wedding theme/ inspiration and colors?
I have always loved the beach and knew I wanted to get married with the sand in my toes. I didn’t want to do a typical beach themed wedding so we incorporated elements of what we enjoy. Purple is my favorite color, but I wanted a little more of a pinkish-purple jewel tone. For the details, we wanted to incorporate a little bit of a travel theme with Earthy elements of driftwood, succulents, rose quartz, amethysts, and agate slices.

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What was your wedding cake inspiration?
I saw a geode cake on Pinterest and knew that’s what we wanted since crystals, rocks, and gems are common decor of our house and interest to us. Not only did we want it to look amazing, but we wanted it to taste amazing as well!

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The Artistic Whisk had so many delicious flavors, it was hard to choose! Many compliments on the cake!

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What advice do you have for other Tampa Bay couples?
Everything goes by so fast, so make sure you only worry about the things that will make you happy on your big day. Throughout the whole process, I was pretty worry-free since I knew my planner had it under control. However, I’m pretty laid back and knew that things will go wrong, but I don’t sweat the small stuff.

Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studios *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Floral: Wonderland Floral Art
Stationery: Doyle Paper Co
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals
Linens: Connie Duglin Specialty Linens
Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Photo Booth: Rollin’ Retro
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie




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