Tropical Pink and Rose Gold Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

Adriana and Michael’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding featured tropical touches through the florals, sunset beach backdrop, and colorful décor accents. Hues of pinks and rose gold with touches of greenery made for a classic but vibrant aesthetic. The Chicago area couple embraced the Florida lifestyle and highlighted what Tampa Bay is best known for.

“The most important thing was to being outside on the beach! The romantic views made our wedding unique,” the bride exclaimed. “Our theme and inspiration were tropical, beachy, laidback. We are total beach bums and love everything bright and tropical.”

Planning a wedding over 1,000 miles away, Adriana relied on Marry Me Tampa Bay to help her research the perfect wedding venue for their 65 guests.

“I looked up Marry Me Tampa Bay for venue options since we are from out of town. Florida is our favorite place in the US and we knew we wanted a beach wedding. After visiting two hotels in Clearwater and two in St. Pete, we chose the Hilton Clearwater Beach. It was on the website, and we loved the Sandpiper Deck,” the bride shared. “It was everything we needed to make our wedding dreams come true. We needed everything to be outside: ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.”

The pair searched for an open and airy beachfront location that felt modern and sleek and provided the perfect backdrop for an October wedding.

“We chose the Hilton Clearwater Beach for the Sandpiper Deck. They were the most expensive venue we looked at, but we could not get over the views. It was everything we wanted!” the bride gushed. “Candice Slater at the Hilton was another reason we loved the hotel. She is amazing; so prompt and thoughtful with everything she does. We were planning during COVID, and she answered everything and made us feel so confident in keeping our wedding date the same and not postponing.”

The florals were one of the most important aspects of the day. They looked for a florist who provided vibrant florals and reliable service.

“The money we spent on flowers was 100% worth it. I actually cried when Iza of Iza’s Flowers brought me my bouquet. It was so beautiful. The flowers looked like they were from Hawaii!” the bride beamed.

Looking back, the nuptials and surroundings were the most memorable moment of the day for the couple. Their personal vows and intimate ceremony in their favorite state made their day uniquely theirs.

“The scenery we had was astounding with an amazing sunset. The sky was so many different beautiful colors!” the bride reminisced.

Tropical Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Wedding Invitation Suite, Bridal Accessories, Chunky Rhinestone Wedding Shoes
Tropical Wedding Accessories, Round Diamond Yellow Gold Engagement Ring, Pearl Accessories, Blue Mrs White Lace Garter, Beach Theme Wedding Invitation Suite
Tropical Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Wedding Ready Cheering with Glasses of Champagne
Tropical Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Wedding Ready Cheering Champagne Fun Colorful Confetti Photo
Tampa Bride in Elegant Mermaid Beaded Wedding Dress with Organza Ruffle Skirt Bottom Getting Wedding Ready with Mom
Tampa Bride Getting Wedding Ready in Full Length Veil
Tampa Bride in Beaded Lace Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress Holding Tropical Pink Ginger, White Anthuriums, Monstera Leaves Floral Bouquet | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tampa Bride in Beaded Lace Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress Holding Tropical Pink Ginger, White Anthuriums, Monstera Leaves Floral Bouquet | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tampa Bay Bride in Romantic Mermaid Strapless Sweetheart Organza Ruffle Skirt Wedding Dress and Full Length Veil First Look with Groom | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tampa Groom Happy Reaction Waiting for Bride During First Look Wearing Tan Vest, White Button Down Shirt, Tropical Boutoniere and Back Against Bride First Look Photo
Emotional Groom Reaction to Seeing Bride for the First Time, Bride Wearing Mermaid Lace and Beaded Wedding Dress with Organza Ruffle Skirt Holding Tropical Floral Bouquet | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers

The Proposal:
Mike proposed in March on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. He surprised me with the trip for Christmas, and I had absolutely no idea it was coming!

Tampa Bay Bride in Strapless Sweetheart Mermaid Beaded and Lace Wedding Dress with Organza Ruffle Skirt Holding Tropical Floral Bouquet and Bridesmaids in Pink Mix and Match Dresses | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tampa Bay Bride in Strapless Sweetheart Mermaid Beaded and Lace Wedding Dress with Organza Ruffle Skirt Holding Tropical Floral Bouquet, Pink Ginger, White Anthuriums, Monstera Palm Leaves and Bridesmaids in Pink Mix and Match Dresses | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers

Where did you host your bachelorette party?
Lake Geneva. I wanted it to be in Chicago close to home but due to COVID many places and restaurants were closed. Lake Geneva was open for the most part.

Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor on the Beach, Bamboo Arch | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor on the Beach, Bamboo Arch with Colorful Floral Arrangements, White Folding Chairs | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, White Folding Chairs, Bamboo Arch with Tropical Floral Arrangements, Palm Fronds, Pink Ginger, White Anthuriums | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor on the Beach, Bamboo Arch with Colorful Floral Arrangements, White Folding Chairs | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers

 What did you look for in a wedding florist?
Vibrant florals and reliable service. The money we spent on flowers was 100% worth it. I actually cried when Iza of Iza’s Flowers brought me my bouquet. It was so beautiful. The flowers looked like they were from Hawaii!

I trusted our venue’s opinion on going with Iza, but what made up my mind was that she actually called me after I asked for a quote and broke everything down for me. Iza is extremely personable and sweet.

Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Creative Wedding Welcome Sign
Tropical Wedding Ceremony Decor on the Beach, Bamboo Arch with Colorful Floral Arrangements, White Folding Chairs | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Bride and Groom Blue Unity Sand Ceremony | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Bride and Groom Exchange Kiss During Tropical Wedding Ceremony Under Bamboo Arch on Beach | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Romantic Tropical Groom Holding Bride Up on Sands of Beach | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Open/airy views, beachfront, and updated/modern. Everything the Hilton Clearwater Beach is.

After visiting two hotels in Clearwater and two in St. Pete, we chose the Hilton for the Sandpiper Deck. It was everything we needed to make our wedding dreams come true. We needed everything to be outside: ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They were the most expensive venue we looked at, but we could not get over the views. It was everything we wanted!

Candice Slater at the Hilton was another reason we loved the hotel. She is amazing; so prompt and thoughtful with everything she does. We were planning during COVID, and she answered everything and made us feel so confident in keeping our wedding date the same and not postponing.

Tropical Bride and Groom Holding Hands Walking on Beach of Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Tropical Bride in Mermaid Strapless Sweetheart Wedding Dress with Organza Ruffle Skirt Holding Monstera Palm Leaves, White Anthuriums, Pink Ginger Floral Bouquet and Groom in Tan Suit, Vest, Bridesmaids in Pink Mix and Match Dresses, Groomsmen in White Dress Shirts and Tan Pants, Bridal Party Walking on Beach | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach | Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Romantic Groom Carrying Bride on Sandy Beach During Sunset | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Romantic Bride and Groom on Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Jamaica. We wanted to go somewhere tropical and median-priced.

Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, White Linen Tables, Folding Chairs | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Long Tables with White Linens, Folding Chairs, Pineapples Centerpieces, Gold Chargers | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Pineapples, Palm Fronds, Pink Ginger Floral Centerpiece, Gold Chargers | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Pineapples, Palm Fronds, Pink Ginger Floral Centerpiece, Gold Chargers | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our theme and inspiration were tropical, beachy, laidback. We are total beach bums and love everything bright and tropical.

What were your colors?
Our colors were pinks, rose gold accents, and lots of tropical greenery.

Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Long Tables with White Linens, Folding Chairs, Pineapples Centerpieces, Gold Chargers | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Pineapple with Gold Table Number Cutout, Pink Ginger, Palm Fronds, White Orchids Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Gold Individual Letters, Floral Arrangements, Pink Ginger, Palm Fronds, White Orchids and Anthuriums | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers
Tropical Ocean Theme Blue Three Tier Wedding Cake with Fondant Seashells and Coral, Bride and Groom Figurine Cake Toppers
Beach Pier Ocean Sunset Photo | Wedding Venue Hilton Clearwater Beach
Sunset Clearwater Beach Bride and Groom by the Beach

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Go with what you envisioned for your special day because you only do it once!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer:
Salvador Robles Photography
Florist:
Iza’s Flowers *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake:
Sweets by the Bay
DJ:
Shut Down Productions
Officiant:
Sensational Ceremonies
Invitations:
Graphic Image Corporation Frankie Markasovic
Dress:
Bella Sposa (Tinley Park, IL)
Bridesmaid Dresses:
Birdy Grey
Hair & Makeup:
Art by Izzy
Rehearsal Dinner:
Marina Cantina

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

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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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