Holly and Andrew embraced the old Florida vibe for their Clearwater Beach destination wedding. With a color palette of green, navy, gold, and white, we helped this Michigan couple make their glam tropical wedding dreams come true. Since they were planning their wedding from almost 1,500 miles away, they wanted a seasoned wedding planner who they could trust to handle all the logistics and details.
“When you first meet Jessica and the Parties A’La Carte team, it is obvious they are experienced and will do anything to make the wedding of your dreams happen. They are detail oriented and will make sure you consider all the options (that you may not have even thought of before),” Holly shared. “We hired them simply because they instantly made the overwhelming planning seem simple, straightforward and fun. We knew we could rest easy working with Parties A’La Carte and needless to say, they delivered.”
Holly loves gorgeous Florida greenery, so we incorporated palm leaves as a recurring detail throughout the wedding design. From the invitations to the ceremony arch to the centerpieces, greenery was center stage, with touches of gold for added glamour.
“We went with a tropical, old Florida theme. I also fell in love with the greenery Florida has to offer by bringing in more palms than flowers in my decor,” the bride explained. “Together it made it feel like a romantic, tropical evening on the water. Our food even fit the theme with Cubans and seafood throughout the night.”
Just as the ceremony was about to begin, some classic Florida rain showers formed, and we worked quickly to decide a course of action.
“Our wedding guests were already sitting out on the beach waiting for us, so we had to quickly determine if we were going to brave the rain or relocate. We, fortunately, saw a break in the clouds and ran outside to get the show on the road,’ Holly remembers. “Not only did it turn into a beautiful sunset, which was more than I could ask for to begin with, but we got the most beautiful rainbow.”
The whole day ended magically with Holly and Andrew, along with all of their guests, celebrating late into the night and sending the couple off on their boat exit.
Ceremony and Reception Venue/Caterer: Carlouel Yacht Club
Photographer: Stephanie A. Smith
Planner: Parties A’La Carte
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens
Rentals: A Chair Affair
DJ/Band: Black Honkeys
Officiant: Tammy Snyder
Transportation: Jolly Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids, Joanna August
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe