Clearwater Beach Wedding at the Clearwater Recerational Center

Clearwater Beach Wedding at the Clearwater Recerational Center


Last Saturday night, I officiated Nichole and Rick’s Clearwater Beach wedding. The wedding and reception was held at the Clearwater Recreational Center. They had a Hawaiian theme for the wedding. Guest were greeted by Hawaiian’s in costume giving everyone a flowered lei to wear and a shell that would be tossed in the ocean at the end of the ceremony.

Hawaiian greeters at Rick and Nichole's Clearwater Beach wedding.

Hawaiian greeters at Rick and Nichole’s Clearwater Beach wedding.


For the shell toss I said, “On the count of 3 we will all toss our shells into the water & as the ripples touch & intertwine with one another may our love & best wishes also join together for Nicole & Rick.” “Ready 1-2-3- TOSS!”

The wedding was outside on the lawn facing the gulf. They had over 100 guests in attendance. Weddings & Events by Suda coordinated the day of events. Suda had everyone lined up, and was very timely and organized.

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They even had me decorated with Hawaiian lei

Bridesmaids wore mint green dresses all knee length except for maid of honor who was wearing a gown. Groomsmen were comfortably dressed beige slacks, vest and ties. Nichole looked so beautiful. She wore a strapless off the shoulders white dress with a pretty pearl and jewel necklace that just accented her neckline and bead work on front of her dress. They all got their dresses at David’s Bridal.  Nichole had a Hawaiian version of here comes the bride played as she walked down the aisle. She was given away by her parents. At the end of the ceremony the guest were asked to go to the water’s edge for the shell toss. Guest were asked to make a blessing and a wish for the happy couple. Then at count of three toss the shells into the ocean.


The reception was inside following the ceremony. Delectable’s Catering did the catering and  Chantilly’s cakes made a beautiful cake.


Clearwater Beach wedding and Hawaiian themed cake

Rick and Nicole were very pleased and happy with everything. They weren’t going on a honeymoon just yet as they had out of town guest visiting. Nichole and Rick were a great couple,  I enjoyed performing ceremony and being a part of their special Clearwater Beach wedding.

Morning Wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey

Morning Wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey


Nichole and Richard met each other on They celebrated their 1 year of being together today and were married on Tuesday, August 19th. They had a morning wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey, Florida.


They traveled from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where they live, to be with their family and  friends who live in New Port Richey, Florida. They wanted a morning wedding so they could go out and enjoy the rest of the day and go to the beach.

It was a morning wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey under one of the park’s gazebos. Sims Park has two gazebos. One is in the park and the other is outside the park by the Pasco County Historical Society just a little ways from the park. Nichole chose the gazebo by the Historical Society. It is an older wooden gazebo. It looks out onto a beautiful water fountain surrounded by gorgeous trees and has a very peaceful surrounding. The gazebo by the Historical Society doesn’t charge to use it as long as it is available. They had rented out the gazebo in the park just in case, but it worked out because nobody was in the gazebo that they wanted.


One of the gazebos available for a wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey, FL.

Nichole wore a knee length dress that was perfect for a hot Florida wedding. She got her dress at David’s Bridal and carried a pretty bouquet of pink flowers to go with her pink shoes.


Nicole and Richard under the gazebo at the wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey.

Nichole and Richard were staying in the area for a few days before heading back to Fort Lauderdale. Morning weddings are always a great way to start a day. Nichole and Richard had a gorgeous day for their morning wedding at Sims Park in New Port Richey and I enjoyed officiating their ceremony and getting to know them.