Ready set GO! The start of a beautiful wedding day at the Sandpearl Hotel on Clearwater Beach.Ian and his team at Botanica were fantastic to work with as usual, and they outdid themselves this time. What a stunning bouquet.
Kim’s dress was fantastic as well, and Cakes Plus even made their cake to exactly match the color and floral pattern on it!We took advantage of some of Kim’s candy stash for a few ring photos. 🙂Kim and her mom–LOVE this moment! Such a beautiful and loving family.Chad finishing off some of his final details before their first look in the Sandpearl Lobby.Kim’s father was generous enough to give him a hand with his cufflinks.A few quick photos on the lawn by the Sandpearl’s beautiful fountain in the back before heading in for the first look with Kim!Love this moment too!This is always one of my very favorite parts of the day–Kim was so excited! 🙂In love. 🙂Having a little fun in between family photo groupings!And Chad showing a little leg… 🙂 🙂 Cuttin’ loose, my friend. 🙂Botanica completely transformed the ballroom. The guests felt like they were stepping into a candle-lit secret garden at sunset for the stunning ceremony. The word WOW comes to mind.
To Kim and Chad’s surprise, the rabbi began the ceremony with the lines straight from The Princess Bride: “Maywwaaige…maywwaaige is what bwings us togever today…”. It was hilarious. 🙂The three best men and three maids of honor stiking a pose on the beach immediately post-ceremonyAnd the entire group–LOVE this shot! Nice hangtime, Chad. 🙂The cocktail hour literally overtook the entire pool lawn and half of the pool area, and the food selections were fantastic. Kim and Chad opted for “heavy hors d’ ouevres” and had a wide variety of various cuisines available. Chad even made sure that a few of the beach cabanas had the Final Four games playing on their flat screens. 🙂Okay I’m not very good at keeping secrets (just ask Ana–Christmas and Birthdays are a joke). 🙂 But for months I knew that Chad was planning a surprise fireworks display for Kim on the beach just as the sun set. This photo was RIGHT before the fireworks started–it was INCREDIBLE!Love the expression of utter surprise on Kim’s face. 🙂Love this shotAnd this one… 🙂Kim was prepared photographically even on the bottom of her sandals. 🙂Let’s just say that Kim has a sweet tooth. 🙂 🙂 The candy table was opulent to say the least!One of my favorite moments of the day. This was Kim and Chad’s expression as they entered the Grand Ballroom for their reception sneak-peek. I’m pretty sure this is why they say that a picture is worth 1,000 words. A huge acknowledgment again to Botanica and to Andre de la Barre for their design vision and incredible work.The Ron Bedal Orchestra was brought in from Chicago to entertain the guests and they were set up at the far end of the ballroom. There were couches set up around a flat screen TV for viewing the Final Four games that were on–very nice touch, Chad–and the rest of the ballroom was literally an explosion of beautiful florals and candles. Elegant to say the least.The happy couple’s first danceThis one makes me smile every time I see it. 🙂Dancing the night away…Yup, that’s how Kim rolls… 🙂 🙂 Congrats again guys. We are so honored to have been part of your wonderful day together!
These fantastic vendors helped make this event a huge success:
Venue: The Sandpearl Hotel
Event Coordination: Andre de la Barre
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Cinematography: Brett Culp Video
Entertainment: Ron Bedal Orchestra
Cake Artist: Cakes Plus
Hair and Makeup: Colors by Linny
Photo Booth: Treasure Coast Photo Booth
K & K Photography offers a wide variety of bridal photography styles for creative wedding photography in Clearwater FL