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Stephanie and Bric’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured an outdoor beachfront wedding ceremony, elegant gold and pink reception and a boat send off.

“Being on the beach and by the water was a big influence in how we wanted to set the tone,” the bride shared. “Clearwater Beach seemed like a great destination wedding spot for our spring wedding,”

The Atlanta couple hosted a Clearwater wedding, as it’s the groom’s hometown, and made the reception atmosphere a top priority.

“The band, setting and our guests were the most important elements of our wedding day,” Stephanie explained. “The focus on ‘fun’ was probably a little different than most weddings. Rituals like cutting the cake were done early in the evening and quickly so that everyone continued partying.”

The bride and groom searched for a seasoned Clearwater Beach wedding photographer.

“We wanted a photographer with a lot of experience who would capture the moments, but also not drag us away from our friends and family the whole night,” the bride said. “Limelight Photography had an excellent reputation with proven track record of class and professionalism.”

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Looking back, one of Stephanie’s most memorable moments was saying her “I Dos.”

“The ceremony on the beach was beautiful. Having Bric’s childhood, Father John, made it special and light hearted,” the bride reminisced.

Simple and Preppy Black and White Wedding Invitation on Blush Chiffon | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Silver Sparkly Bling Wedding Shoes with Bow Accent and White Floral Wedding Bouquet | Kate Spade ‘Charm’ Slingback Pump | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Strapless, Sweetheart White Lace Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Detail on Bodice and Cathedral Veil | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Mother Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Groom Wedding Day Initial Cufflinks and Blush Pink Bowtie | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Clearwater Beach Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Black Tuxedo and White Lace Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil | Clearwater Beach Florida Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

The Proposal:
We love Colorado during Christmas time so on New Year’s Eve, Bric got a private skiing lesson for me in the morning, then picked me up at the bottom of the mountain. He said he wanted to go up to Bon Vivant, an outdoor restaurant near the top of the mountain.

I found out later that Bric had set it up with the Maître D’ to have the best corner table waiting for us. A bottle of wine was brought out with a ring tied to it. Bric got down on one knee and popped the question and for one of the first times in my life, I was speechless for a minute, but then obviously said, “Yes!” Several of Bric’s family members were secretly watching nearby and then joined for a fun lunch. The party kept going until midnight to ring in the new year!

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Beach Wedding Driftwood and Tulle Wedding Arch with White and Blush Floral Accents with Greenery | Vintage Beach Wedding Decor Ideas

What were your colors?
Gold and petal pink.

What was your theme?
Being on the beach and by the water was a big influence in how we wanted to set the tone. We really didn’t have a theme; it was just about having as much fun of a wedding as possible with our friends and family. Getting a great band was very important for us because we wanted everyone to be on the dance floor the whole time.

Bride and Father Walking Down The Aisle Beach Wedding Portrait | Wedding Ceremony on Clearwater Beach | Photography By Limelight Photography

Bridesmaids in Blush Bridesmaids Dresses with White Hydrangea and Blush Pink Rose Bouquets | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Sunset Beach Wedding Ceremony on Clearwater Beach with Driftwood and Tulle Wedding Arch | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted a photographer with a lot of experience who would capture the moments, but also not drag us away from our friends and family the whole night.

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Limelight Photography had an excellent reputation with proven track record of class and professionalism.

Bride and Groom Outdoor Clearwater Beach Wedding Portrait | Photography By Limelight Photography

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Elegant Gold and Pink Wedding Reception Decor with White Floral Centerpieces and Pink Uplighting | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

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Four Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Fondant Pattern on Antique Gold Cake Stand with Sequined Specialty Linen | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Clearwater Beach Waterfront Wedding by Marina Boat Sendoff Wedding Exit | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Sendoff Exit By Boat| Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

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Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Exit By Boat | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Think about what the most important things are to you and your fiancé. You can’t have it all, so boil it down to just a few really important things and then focus on making those memorable.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio
Caterer & Rentals: Carlouel Yacht Club
Cake: Publix
Band: The Royals
Officiant: Father John D. Hiers – Church of the Ascension
Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridals by Lori
Transportation: Jolley Trolley
Hair & Makeup: Beautiful You Makeup




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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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