Royal Blue and Green Clearwater Wedding | Countryside Country Club

Outdoor Clearwater Wedding | Countryside Country Club Wedding

Ashley and Chadd’s Clearwater wedding focused on sharing their love and entertaining their family and friends.

“My husband and I really like to have a good time, and we wanted a celebration where everyone would have a blast, even if you didn’t know anyone else in attendance,” the bride explained. “I believe we achieved that!”

The Tampa couple searched for wedding venue that offered privacy, flexibility and a breathtaking backdrop.

“We really liked the idea of having our wedding at a country club with rolling green hills as far as you could see, which is exactly what we got,” the bride shared. “I feel like a lot of other venues, especially those on the water, had very tight restrictions or multiple weddings planned on the same day. We wanted our wedding to be private and not have strangers watching in their itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie bikinis in the background.”

After touring multiple event venues all over the Tampa Bay area, Ashley and Chadd chose Countryside Country Club.

“The number one reason we chose our wedding venue was because of the on-site event planner, Elizabeth. With her experience and her passion for pulling off the perfect wedding, the way the bride and groom wanted, I knew we would be in good hands,” the bride gushed. “Not only that, but we had the whole upstairs of the venue that had a beautiful balcony over the greens. Their prices were reasonable, and they were flexible with our requests. The entire team at Countryside Country Club seemed genuinely interested in making our event the way we wanted it.”

Hiring a professional Clearwater wedding photographer was a top priority for the couple.

“The photographer was the most important, simply because the photos stick with you forever. When we were touring the different venues, many had Limelight Photography as their wedding display photos that showed off the properties. Since it was obvious that so many choose Limelight because they were the best, we didn’t do a lot of looking,” the bride shared. “Their service was top notch. They not only were professional and classy from the first meeting to the last, but their responsiveness (which is huge, in my opinion) was extremely timely, and we got our photos back within three weeks!”

Clearwater Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club | Limelight Photography

Ivory Wedding Gown with Chrystal Rhinestone Bodice and Corset Back | Limelight Photography

Strapless Sweetheart Ivory Bridal Wedding Dress with Crystal Rhinestone Bodice and Cathedral Train | Florida Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

How would you describe your theme?
We didn’t have a theme necessarily, but we wanted the wedding to be semi-traditional.

What were your colors?
Royal blue with green, white and black accents. I struggled nailing down a color palette, so I searched Pinterest for weeks looking at different wedding photos. The photo that kept jumping out to me was one with the bridesmaids in royal blue dresses and lime green bouquets, so I went with it. I mean, doesn’t everyone look good in blue?! I also didn’t want to limit my bridesmaids to just one dress, as everyone has different body types, so I gave them a couple of different options to choose from.

Bridal Party Getting Ready with Personalized Royal Blue Satin Bathrobes | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

 

Strapless, Sweetheart Ivory Bridal Wedding Gown with Crystal Rhinestone Bodice and Royal Blue and Ivory Wedding Bouquet

Bridal Party Wedding Portrait with Royal Blue David’s Bridal White by Vera Wang Bridesmaids Dresses and Ivory, Strapless Wedding Ball Gown | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Wedding Venue Countryside Country Club with Blue and Ivory Floral Decor | Clearwater Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Honestly, we didn’t have to do a lot of research for a wedding photographer. When we were touring the different venues, many had Limelight Photography as their wedding display photos that showed off the properties. Since it was obvious that so many choose Limelight because they were the best, we didn’t do a lot of looking. Limelight Photography’s service was top notch. They not only were professional and classy from the first meeting to the last, but their responsiveness (which is huge, in my opinion) was extremely timely, and we got our photos back within three weeks! I would strongly urge any of my friends to hire Limelight Photography, without a doubt.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Ivory Wedding Dress with Cathedral Train and Veil with Royal Blue Roses and Ivory Lily Bouquet | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue | Limelight Photography Wedding Photographer

 

Clearwater Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Traditional Black Tuxedo and Ivory Minerva’s Bridal Wedding Dress with Royal Blue Roses and Ivory Lilies | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue | Limelight Photography Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Portrait by Limelight Photography at Clearwater Country Club Wedding Venue

Phase 5 Band at Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue in Clearwater Florida | Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Being in the Tampa Bay area near a lot of water, it was expected that we get married on the beach. Our biggest problem with that was we wanted our wedding to be private and not have strangers watching in their itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie bikinis in the background. We really liked the idea of having our wedding at a country club with rolling green hills as far as you could see, which is exactly what we got.

The number one reason we chose the Countryside Country Club was because of the on-site event planner, Elizabeth Craig. I didn’t like the idea of having an additional expense of hiring a ‘day of’ planner and after meeting Elizabeth for the first time, I knew I wouldn’t have to. With her experience and her passion for pulling off the perfect wedding, the way the bride and groom wanted, I knew we would be in good hands. Not only that, but we had the whole upstairs of the venue that had a beautiful balcony over the greens. Their prices were reasonable, and they were flexible with our requests. I feel like a lot of other venues, especially those on the water, had very tight restrictions or multiple weddings planned on the same day. The entire team at Countryside Country Club seemed genuinely interested in making our event the way we wanted it.

Traditional Wedding Reception Décor with Black Tablecloths, Royal Blue Chair Covers and Napkins with Blue and Ivory Hydrangea Centerpieces at Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue | Limelight Photography

 

Short Wedding Reception Centerpiece with Blue Roses and Ivory Hydrangeas | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue Clearwater Florida | Limelight Photography

Tall Wedding Reception Centerpiece with Blue Roses, Light Green and Ivory Hydrangeas on Pewter Candelabras | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue Clearwater Florida | Limelight Photography

White Wedding Cake Top with Silver Quilt Pattern and Bride and Groom Cake Topper | Limelight Photography Wedding Photographer

Wedding Reception Ice Sculpture with Sports Teams | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue Clearwater Florida by Limelight Photography

Unique Black Gold and Silver Wedding Guestbook Sign | Wedding Guestbook Ideas | Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Sparkler Exit at Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue Clearwater Florida | Limelight Photography Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Clearwater Wedding Portrait | Countryside Country Club Wedding Venue by Limelight Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Countryside Country Club
Photographer: Limelight Photography 
Videographer: Randall Productions
Florist: Arlene Floral and Event Design
Caterer: Countryside Country Club
Rentals: Countryside Country Club
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Band: Phase 5 Band
Officiant: Pastor Dean Ryder
Dress: Minerva’s Bridal (Orlando)
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: David’s BridalWhite by Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: Lili’s Weddings
Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth Photo Booth *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

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