Tropical Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding | Carlouel Yacht Club

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.

Custom Tropical Banana Leaf Invitation Suite by Tampa Wedding Invitation Designer URBANCoast

Outdoor Portrait, Bride in BHLDN by Watters Tulle and Lace Applique Sweetheart Plunging Neckline with Lace Straps and Crossed Back with White and Greenery Floral Bouquet

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Bride in BHLDN by Watters Tulle and Lace Applique Sweetheart Plunging Neckline with Lace Straps and Crossed Back and Beaded Belt, Groom in Blue Suit

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Bride in BHLDN by Watters Tulle and Lace Applique Sweetheart Plunging Neckline with Lace Straps and Crossed Back and Beaded Belt with White and Greenery Floral Bouquet, Groom in Blue Suit

Bridesmaid in Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress Holding Bouquet with Greenery and White Hydrangeas | Bella Bridesmaids, Joanna August

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait in Navy Blue Mismatched Joanna August Dresses, Bride in BHLDN by Watters Tulle and Lace Applique Sweetheart Plunging Neckline with Lace Straps and Greenery and White Floral Bouquets, Groomsmen in Blue Suits with Blue Ties | Tampa Dress Shop Bella Bridesmaids

Tropical Themed Gold Framed Wedding Ceremony Welcome Sign

Custom Tropical Banana Leaf Wedding Ceremony Program Tampa Wedding Invitation Designer URBANCoast

Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Decor with Wooden Arch, Banana Leafs, White Hydrangeas and Orchids Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle, White Folding Chairs with White and Greenery Bouquets and Tulle and Ceremony Arch | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Clearwater Wedding Venue Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Decor with Wooden Arch, Banana Leafs, White Hydrangeas and Orchids Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | Tampa Bay Rental Company A Chair Affair

Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait with White Folding Chairs, Decorated with White and Greenery Floral Bouquets with Tulle, Ceremony Arch with White and Greenery Floral Wooden Arch |Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Wedding Venue Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle, White Folding Chairs with White and Greenery Bouquets and Tulle and Ceremony Arch | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair | Clearwater Wedding Venue Outdoor Tropical Beach Wedding Ceremony Decor with Wooden Arch, Banana Leafs, White Hydrangeas and Orchids Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | Tampa Bay Rental Company A Chair Affair

Clearwater Beach Wedding Ceremony Bride and Groom Portrait with White Folding Chairs Decorated with White and Greenery Floral Bouquets and Tulle, Wooden Arch with White Hydrangeas and Banana Leaf Florals | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Tampa Bay Rental Company A Chair Affair | Clearwater Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Outdoor Sunset Bride and Groom Walking on the Sand Portrait, Bride in BHLDN by Watters Tulle and Lace Applique Sweetheart Plunging Neckline with Lace Straps and Crossed Back and Beaded Belt, Groom in Blue Suit | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Outdoor Sunset Beach Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner Parties a la Carte

Outdoor Sunset Beach Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner Parties a la Carte

Indoor Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with Tropical Green Leaves and Low Centerpiece with White Florals and Greenery | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals and A Chair Affair

Indoor Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with Tropical Green Leaves and Low Centerpiece with White Orchid Florals and Greenery and Wooden Brown Chairs | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals and A Chair Affair

Indoor Wedding Reception Decor, Low Centerpiece with White Orchid Floral and Tropical Greenery Leaves | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals

Indoor Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table Decor, Low Centerpiece with White Orchid Floral and Tropical Greenery Leaves and Clear Glass and Gold Rim Charger on White Linen | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals

Indoor Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table Decor, Low Centerpiece with White Orchid Floral and Tropical Greenery Leaves and Clear Glass and Gold Rim Charger on White Linen | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club

Indoor Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with Tropical Green Leaves and Wooden Brown Chairs | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Carlouel Yacht Club | St Pete Rentals Over The Top Linen Rentals and A Chair Affair

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Glowstick Exit | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Boat Exit | Tampa Wedding Planner Parties A La Carte

Ceremony and Reception Venue/Caterer: Carlouel Yacht Club
Photographer: Stephanie A. Smith
Planner: Parties A’La Carte
Florist: ConceptBAIT
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Cake: Publix
DJ/Band: Black Honkeys
Officiant: Tammy Snyder
Invitations: URBANCoast
Transportation: Jolly Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids, Joanna August
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe

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