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1 Bride, 1 Groom, 1 Best Friend & 2 sets of Parents

  • Posted on January 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Miss Sara Klimpke of Wisconson, marrying her man of her dreams Drew VanHammond  on October 2, 2018 with both sets of parents to witness and Sara’s long time friend, Jeff, marrying the couple at Avalon Street beach access, Clearwater Beach.  Sara walked down to the song Sea of Love by Cat Power and they both walked out as husband and wife to You’re my Best Friend by Queen.  Elegant and simple making the sand, blue water and a sunset on its way and complete and perfect wedding day. 

Photos by Marley Beautiful Weddings Photography


All because 2 people fell in love

  • Posted on January 19, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Heidi and John were married on November 30th, 2018 in the presence of their family and a few close friends on Clearwater Beach.  Heidi’s brother,  Andrew,  walked her in to “Perfect” by Ed Sheran.   Heidi chose the ivory color tulle with white draping tied back on to the bamboo canopy with raffia and starfish.  Sheppard hooks with hanging lanterns  lined the aisle.   A stone signage table and water stand were waiting to greet guests as they arrived.   

After the ceremony, the party all went back to the Sand Pearl  for an intimate wedding celebration.   


Another day in wedding paradise for a 25th Renewal

  • Posted on January 15, 2019 at 8:21 pm

Nothing is greater then a strong marriage and these 2 are just the proof.  Aaron and Sarah married 25 years, kids gone and starting their own lives and having their own kids.  Just the way they looked at each other made us all jealous.  Its a true love story.  May we all be as blessed in our marriages as these two are.    Wishing them 25 more years of the same that keeps them going.  Whatever it is, it is true wedding magic!   

Bride and Bridesmaid Etiquettes to think on

  • Posted on January 14, 2019 at 12:33 pm

It’s always tough finding a way to re-use a bridesmaid dress. Even the most tasteful and beautiful ones. It still looks like a bridesmaid dress just without the bouquet. If you agree to be a bridesmaid, it usually means you are very close friends or family so spending $150-$200 on a dress (ugly or pretty) that you will never wear again means not to complain and have a smile on your face.
A trend that has been going steady for quite a few years now is letting the bridemaids choose from a handful of styles/colors offered from the bride. The dresses could all be in the same color but many different styles to fit everyone’s individuality or all the same style and a handful of beautiful complimenting colors that fit the girls hair colors and skin complexions. I did a wedding a while back where the colors were all in different shades of pink and the styles were all very different and it was an amazing look.


Side photo from  June + July issue,  Article:  A (not so) Garden Variety                        Photographer Tim Willoughby  These bridesmaids got to choose their own dresses as long as they were in florals.


As for being the bride, you also need to be respectful of every girl you are thinking to ask, what is her financial burden amounting to? Remember your girls are not only paying for the dresses but a gift, bachelorette parties, bridal shower luncheons/dinners that you will expect them to attend. And are these events local or is there flying involved. If you are holding a few events and you are OK with some not being able to attend, let each know in a note or in person, saying something like ” if blank blank isn’t doable for you to attend, please don’t feel obligated. You being present at my wedding is what matters to me and all I care about. Just be thoughtful to give me notice so I can plan properly.”
Other then just being attentive to your girls needs, make sure they all have important jobs so no one feels left out. Give them duties that are meaningful with some that maybe aren’t as much. And writing a personal thank you to each goes a long way. Let each know how much you appreciate them.



The Vinoy Renaissance, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Posted on January 13, 2019 at 6:52 am

Love at first site.  Edward and Susan were married by Susan’s brother in the Tea Garden at the lovely Vinoy.  Susan’s niece Julia and nephew Gus walked in to Over the Rainbow followed by the bri de and groom walking together in to Cross my Heart by George Straight.  

Julie sited a lovely poem.  With all their family by there sides, nothing could make for  a perfect day.   

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Wedding

  • Posted on January 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Tom and Linda married out at the beach in front of the new Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort between a cluster of palm trees that made a beautifully shaded location for setting up the ceremony.  The couple said their vows in front of their daughters and rest of their close family and friends.   Guitarist, Chris Walker, played as the girls and Linda walked in.   

Linda also hired a coordinator for the decorations down the aisle, chair sashes, welcome signage and flowers on the canopy.  (Stephanie Voth  Events)