Lindsay and Andy are UK residents who decided to get married at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach because that's where Andy popped the question! They chose a “contemporary chic” theme with a palette of chocolate brown, crisp white and vibrant green. After seeing a photo of a bride wearing green wedding shoes, Lindsay knew that style was for her! K and K Photography captured their spring destination wedding.
Our stationery was 100% DIY. We designed and created everything, starting with our ‘L&A' monogram. We both work in advertising, so wanted to create a ‘Wedding Brand' to ensure that everything matched and that our stationery was completely one-of-a-kind. I am especially proud of our handmade invitations; they looked so professional, none of our guests believed we'd made them!
We held our intimate ceremony (just 20 guests) on the 16th floor Sky Terrace. We found a harpist who could accommodate our not-so-typical playlist, which included Snow Patrol's ‘Chasing Cars' for our sand ceremony. My two nephews each carried one of our rings on the most adorable ‘Kermit pom' ring pillows made by Dana Dineen; in fact, ALL of Dana's floral designs – the altar pieces, the ‘Kermit pom' balls on the aisle, my bouquet, the reception arrangements – were works of art.
The Father of the Bride and the Best Man each gave a reading, while guests kept themselves cool with fans engraved with our names and wedding date. These were set on each seat, alongside an Order of the Day, and a mini white tote bag filled with white and green dried petals for the confetti toss.
We opted for one long dining table for our reception; this meant that Andy and I could see and talk to all our guests, most of whom had flown in from the UK especially to be with us. We also found an amazing baker – Corey Miller – who baked the most delicious, gluten-free wedding cake with a ‘Vanilla Champagne Cola' top tier and a to-die-for ‘Southern Red Velvet' bottom tier. And we are SO thankful to have had the insanely talented Jeff Kathrein of K&K Photography there to capture every last detail. – Lindsay