September 14, 2013 | Clearwater Beach, FL
I thought my blog is about due for another beachy wedding! And since we finally hit a chill-tastic 65 degrees today in Florida, I knew Natalie and Chay’s destination wedding on Florida’s East Coast would be the perfect warm and fuzzy post!
Natalie and Chay traveled to Clearwater with their family and friends from Oklahoma – and all over the country – to enjoy our gorgeous September heat! Regardless of the weather, the Kramer’s kept things cool all evening with a soft teal wash under their outdoor reception at the Hilton Clearwater Beach!
It’s been a really long time since I’ve shown up at a wedding before ever meeting my bride and groom, but Natalie greeted me with open arms and a big hug. Their families made us feel right at home and welcome as guests, which allowed us the perfect opportunity to capture so many sweet moments, tears and laughs – like we were just part of the celebration!
So a huge thank you to Natalie, Chay both of their families, and their amazing friends, for such a beautiful day! I’m so thrilled to share this day with everyone else so they can experience it just like we did!
Venue: Hilton Clearwater Beach
Event Coordination: Lainey, Confetti Events
Hair and Makeup: Karen Boni, Beautiful You Makeup
Florist: Iza’s Flowers
Cake Artist: A Better Cheesecake
Reception Band: Phase 5 Band
Officiant: Ed Philips with Sensational Ceremonies
Bridal Salon: Beloved Bridal
Bridal Gown: Stella York
Men’s Suits: Jos A Banks
Ring Designer: CJ’s Jewelers
Five giant gold stars to Natalie’s bridesmaid who found this amazing seashell for her!
Natalie allowed her bridesmaids to choose ANY dress they wanted. She wanted this day to be relaxed, casual and fun for everyone
without having to worry over the details!
Natalie did a quick change to a sheer hi-low belted gown for the reception party