Beach Weddings

TRENDSETTING - A Coastal Chic Styled Shoot on Anna Maria Island

The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club is one of many resorts in the Autograph Collection hotels, which are specially designed to be unique to their locations. The Waterline on Anna Maria Island was designed with an emphasis on island life and elegant coastal chic vibes. So this styled shoot incorporates the cool, laidback attributes of living on an island with the upscale, chic details of the luxury Autograph Collection resort. Shades of ivory and ocean blues were accented with natural seaside greenery, nautical elements like driftwood, and pops of pearlescent shells throughout.

The resort, which offers activities like kayak and bicycle rentals, provides a beautiful backdrop for photos in the setting Florida sun.

The resort, which offers activities like kayak and bicycle rentals, provides a beautiful backdrop for photos in the setting Florida sun.

Fun invitations, with elegant script writing, in a range of shades of cobalt, dusty-blue, sage green, and ivory create a watery motif that perfectly sets the tone for this elegant beach wedding.

Fun invitations, with elegant script writing, in a range of shades of cobalt, dusty-blue, sage green, and ivory create a watery motif that perfectly sets the tone for this elegant beach wedding.

A beaded dress with delicate straps and light accessories are the perfect compliment to the natural beauty of this island wedding.

A beaded dress with delicate straps and light accessories are the perfect compliment to the natural beauty of this island wedding.

The bride and bridesmaids enjoy mimosas while wrapped in fluffy hotel robes.

The bride and bridesmaids enjoy mimosas while wrapped in fluffy hotel robes.

The gentlemen relax at the bar before the ceremony begins.

The gentlemen relax at the bar before the ceremony begins.

Navy suits with pops of grey and ivory perfectly accent this waterside affair.

Navy suits with pops of grey and ivory perfectly accent this waterside affair.

The bridesmaids wore short, striped dresses to incorporate a fun and relaxed searsucker vibe.

The bridesmaids wore short, striped dresses to incorporate a fun and relaxed searsucker vibe.

Fun, beachy elements, like nautical rope and barnacles, were used as decor and fun props for photos.

Fun, beachy elements, like nautical rope and barnacles, were used as decor and fun props for photos.

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A seaside ceremony between palm trees, took place in front of a chiffon draped arch with complimentary floral arrangements.

A seaside ceremony between palm trees, took place in front of a chiffon draped arch with complimentary floral arrangements.

Glassine envelopes, printed with the program, were filled with ivory rose petals and handed out during the ceremony to use during the send off of the couple.

Glassine envelopes, printed with the program, were filled with ivory rose petals and handed out during the ceremony to use during the send off of the couple.

Silver lanterns and ivory florals, with pops of blue and green, lined the aisle.

Silver lanterns and ivory florals, with pops of blue and green, lined the aisle.

The bride’s bouquet was kept simple and sophisticated with all ivory roses, greenery, and mother of pearl branches to resemble shells.

The bride’s bouquet was kept simple and sophisticated with all ivory roses, greenery, and mother of pearl branches to resemble shells.

The couple are showered in rose petals as they’re received by guests for the first time as husband and wife.

The couple are showered in rose petals as they’re received by guests for the first time as husband and wife.

Escort cards, that were made to resemble mother-of-pearl shells, were displayed above a driftwood table.

Escort cards, that were made to resemble mother-of-pearl shells, were displayed above a driftwood table.

Soft blue and white burlap linens were paired with clusters of florals and candle light, on tables overlooking the waterfront pool, during cocktail hour.

Soft blue and white burlap linens were paired with clusters of florals and candle light, on tables overlooking the waterfront pool, during cocktail hour.

White linens with sheer overlays in varying textures and patterns, were paired with pops of blue and silver in the ballroom.

White linens with sheer overlays in varying textures and patterns, were paired with pops of blue and silver in the ballroom.

Silver candelabras that resembled painted driftwood were set against pearlescent shells and dusty blue greenery.

Silver candelabras that resembled painted driftwood were set against pearlescent shells and dusty blue greenery.

Lanterns and florals transferred from the ceremony adorned some of the tables.

Lanterns and florals transferred from the ceremony adorned some of the tables.

The silver chargers set with blue napkins, and elegant script menus brought a hint of watercolor to the neutral tables.

The silver chargers set with blue napkins, and elegant script menus brought a hint of watercolor to the neutral tables.

A dessert display boasted a coastal-inspired three tiered cake, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, and handmade marshmallows, accented with nautical displays like wood trays, rope, and seaglass.

A dessert display boasted a coastal-inspired three tiered cake, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, and handmade marshmallows, accented with nautical displays like wood trays, rope, and seaglass.

Cake pops the color of ocean foam were accented with metallic gold and ivory sugar roses. Sweet coastal chic!

Cake pops the color of ocean foam were accented with metallic gold and ivory sugar roses. Sweet coastal chic!

The incredible team of wedding professionals who created this shoot include:

Venue: The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club of the Autograph Collection Hotels

Photographer: Stephanie Smith Photography

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi

Wedding Dress: Isabel O’Neil Bridal

Florist: Arlene Floral Designer

Stationary: The Southern Wedding Belle’s

Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

Cake & Desserts: Trudy Melissa Cakes

Videography: VH Video

Rentals: US Tent

Liz and Leo - A Timeless Beachfront Wedding in Clearwater

Liz and Leo knew two things when they started planning their Clearwater Beach wedding; it needed to have amazing food, and it had to have incredible live music (in honor of the couple's many concerts attended together), including the best Hora anyone has ever witnessed. Liz had event planning experience through her work with the American Heart Association, so details were very important to her (and there were plenty of beautiful and personal touches throughout the event). Guests enjoyed hosted poolside cabanas the afternoon of the wedding, and a jazz trio during a cocktail hour complete with a raw bar and a 4-tier cake made entirely of cheese! Leo's Argentinian background inspired a true party vibe for the reception, keeping the dance floor packed all night until the after-party in the hotel suite.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

The incredible collection of wedding pros who created this gorgeous event include:

  • Venue & Catering: Opal Sands, Clearwater Beach

  • Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

  • Floral Design: FH Weddings & Events

  • Entertainment: DeLeon Entertainment

  • Chairs & Chargers: A Chair Affair

  • Staging: Coast to Coast Event Rentals

  • Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

  • Videography: VH Video

  • Stationery: Oh My Designs

  • Cake: Corey’s Bakery

  • Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: The White Closet Co.

  • Suit: Bespoke & Co.

  • Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Lindsay and Jason - A Sunset Beach Destination Wedding in Siesta Key

Lindsay and Jason - A Sunset Beach Destination Wedding in Siesta Key

Lindsay and Jason are from Ohio but have a sentimental attachment to Florida and Siesta Key. They met through an adult kickball league, and Lindsay once said "Our relationship can be described as a friendship that blossomed into love." Her family vacationed to Siesta Key for over 20 years and had a family tradition to all go out and watch the sunset together every night. One year on vacation Jason proposed in front of her family on the beach at sunset; so their signature drink, the Siesta Key Sunset, was created in honor of that beautiful proposal story. The couple love being outside and around nature, so an outdoor wedding full of natural details was an obvious choice for them.

Chelsea and Arian - An Organic Oceanfront Wedding

Chelsea and Arian - An Organic Oceanfront Wedding

The whisper of the ocean, the salty air, the sugary sand between your toes - that's exactly how bride Chelsea and groom Arian envisioned for their destination wedding. The St. Lion’s Club on Treasure Island offered a secluded beach perfect for an intimate ceremony and reception. A lightly draped bamboo arch created a stunning backdrop for their unity paint ceremony. Amidst the wind and the waves, bridesmaids’ turquoise chiffon gowns flowed as the sun set. Guests enjoyed waterfront cocktails before dining al fresco. The décor and florals embodied the bohemian vision, with bouquets of assorted succulents, ivory roses, pastel blue hydrangeas, thistles and seeded eucalyptus. Mason jars and lanterns served as centerpieces to give a natural element to the tables. The tower of cupcakes was complete with to-go boxes, encouraging guests to enjoy cake for breakfast! 

Brittney and Robby - A Chic Nautical Wedding in St. Petersburg

Brittney and Robby - A Chic Nautical Wedding in St. Petersburg

Brittney and Robbie's gorgeous wedding combined elements of tradition and elegance. Brittney’s “Yacht Club Chic” wedding style translated into classic details such as monogrammed stationery and a dramatic cathedral veil, as well as nautical details such as navy jackets paired with khaki slacks, an oar guestbook, and gold rope chair sashes.  The sun smiled down on Straub Park where the wedding party took gorgeous waterfront photos before the ceremony.  The nuptials were held at the Cathedral of St. Jude where the bride’s parents exchanged their own wedding vows and her grandparents were original parishioners of the church. As the sun faded into the night, the couple celebrated their reception at the grand St. Pete Coliseum where lush creamy florals accented with lemon slices and buttery roses and calla lilies filled the room. Personalized wine bottles served as table numbers, perfect for wine service during dinner. Music from a live band kept the party’s energy soaring long into the evening, before the couple departed in their family convertibles (one in Gator blue and one in Seminole garnet as a nod to the couple’s alma matars).