Clearwater Beach Wedding at the Clearwater Recerational Center

Clearwater Beach Wedding at the Clearwater Recerational Center

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Spanish Wedding on Clearwater Beach

Spanish Wedding on Clearwater Beach

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Lisette contacted us on Monday to perform her wedding on Clearwater Beach on Saturday, August 23rd. Charmaine wasn’t available, but George Jr was. Charmaine helped Lisette with planning a location for the wedding on Clearwater Beach because she wasn’t sure where exactly on the beach would be nice for what she wanted. She wanted a rose petal heart in the sand, chairs, and rose petals along the side of the aisle next to the chairs to accent as a runner. Although, we had less than a week to organized everything, we were able to make all the arrangements for her and assure her that she would have a beautiful wedding on Clearwater Beach.

George Jr. getting ready to officiate Lisette and Hernando's Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach.

George Jr. getting ready to officiate Lisette and Hernando’s Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach. Rose petal isle, heart in sand, and chairs organized by us!

Late Friday night Lisette messaged Charmein and asked if George Jr. spoke Spanish. When she found out that he did she asked to change her ceremony vows to a Spanish wedding ceremony. George Jr. was able to correspond with her in preparing a Spanish wedding ceremony. She was so pleased that he could help her have a Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach.

George Jr. performing a Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach.

George Jr. performing a Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach.

Lisette and Hernando have been together for a little over a year. Hernando works with produce. He took Lisette out horseback riding one day and they were going to have a picnic after. When they got back to the picnic she went to have watermelon and saw that he had carved out, “Lisette, will you marry me?” She was so surprised, and we all know what her answer was 🙂

August 23rdwas a hot summer evening for their wedding on Clearwater Beach. Lisette looked beautiful as her father walked her down the aisle to Hernando.

Lisette's Dad walked her down the isle.

Lisette’s Dad walked her down the isle.

George Jr. performed their Spanish ceremony and everyone was happy!!

Beautiful evening for a Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach. The rose petal heart in sand looks great, right?!

Beautiful evening for a Spanish wedding on Clearwater Beach. The rose petal heart in sand looks great, right?!