Make it a #9 Please

The wedding bouquet toss is a tradition that is still performed at today’s weddings.  Therefore, we cannot feature this real wedding of Kendall and Tyler without highlighting this moment of their wedding day.  First, during her speech, the maid of honor mentioned her favorite meal, often enjoyed with the bride. Then, right before the wedding bouquet toss, she handed the wedding planner a bag of #9 meals from McDonalds. That is to say, a Filet-O-Fish meal.  Apparently the aforementioned favorite meal was said Filet-O-Fish from McDonalds. Hence the bouquet toss of Filet-O-Fish meals for the girls.

Filet-O-Fish wedding bouquet toss
wedding bouquet toss by bride at Opal Sands
bride does wedding bouquet toss at Clearwater FL wedding

Of course, after a few laughs, the bride continued on with the traditional wedding bouquet toss.

Now back to the beginning

Special Moments Event Planning assisted this Florida couple with full-service wedding planning. In contrast to the surprise wedding bouquet toss, the ceremony was elegant and beautiful. Start with the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico as the backdrop. Next add the white sands of the Clearwater, FL beach. Further, white garden chairs with gold lanterns and white rose petals as décor. As a result, the perfect scene was set for a lovely beach wedding.

beach ceremony / beach wedding on Clearwater Beach
lantern and florals wedding decor

Before walking down the aisle. The couple enjoyed precious time with their attendants and family. As you can see the bride spent time with her mother getting ready. Likewise the groom and his father. 

Mom of Bride helps bride get ready at Opal Sands
Mom of the Bride helps bride get ready
Father of the Groom helps groom get ready for wedding day
groom wears navy and tan

Certainly the couple also had some pre-wedding fun with their attendants.  That is to say, a round or two of shots.

wedding day prep with shots
Pre-wedding shots with bridesmaids

NAvy, White and Gold

From the invitations to the wedding reception tables, the navy, white and gold wedding colors were perfectly reflected. Especially in the invitations with the navy paper and gold accents. Of course the bride’s stunning gown with spaghetti straps and high leg slit took center stage. Additionally the wedding bouquets of white orchids and garden roses were set off by the bridesmaids navy gowns. The men wore tan suits with navy vests and ties. In contrast, the groom wore a navy suit with tan vest and navy tie. Accordingly, the white sand beaches and blue ocean put the finishing touches on this elegant beachside wedding at Opal Sands Resort

It's in the details with wedding planning by Special Moments Event Planning
wedding bouquets by The Brides Bouquet
wedding reception table setting Clearwater FL
Bride with wedding bouquet
groom and his groomsmen

First Looks

Kendall and Tyler chose a first look before the ceremony. Many couples use this as an opportunity to shake off the wedding day nerves. Additionally it allows for a few private moments together to reflect on the ceremony ahead.

wedding day first look photo by Kristen Marie Photography
emotional wedding day first look

Furthermore Kendall chose a first look with her father. 

Father of the Bride first look

The Ceremony

Unquestionably, tying the knot on a beach, with the sun and ocean behind. With the love of your life in front of you. And your friends and family surrounding you. Adds up to the perfect wedding day.

wedding ceremony at Clearwater Beach Opal Sands Hotel
Clearwater Beachside wedding

Before the party

Wedding photographer, Kristen Marie Photography, used the setting sun to capture memories for a lifetime for Kendall and Tyler. 

wedding day on Clearwater Beach

party time

Time to celebrate. That is to say, first dances, food service and cake cutting. And of course the wedding bouquet toss. The wedding reception began with a first dance by the newlyweds. Followed by a delicious meal prepared by the staff at Opal Sands Resort. Likewise a modern, smooth finish cake created by The Artistic Wish, with simple navy accents and fresh florals. Obviously we can’t end this post without re-mentioning the surprise wedding bouquet toss.  How about those #9 meals of Filet-O-Fish. Finally, the bride’s doggie best friend was in attendance as well. We wish Kendall and Tyler a lifetime of wedded happiness. 

Wedding professionals who contributed to creating the best day ever for Kendall and Tyler:

Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning
Venue: Opal Sands Resort
Ceremony / Cocktail Hour Violinist: SRQ Violinist
Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Photography: Kristen Marie Photography
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
Rentals: Gabro Event Services
Photo Booth: Southern Event Rentals
Linens: Connie Duglin Linen Rentals
Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk
Welcome Party Lighting: Mobile Wind
Welcome Party Entertainment: Caladesi Steel Band

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