Ashley and Brian
Ashley and Brian came from Illinois, and chose the beautiful Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach as the Venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. Recognized as one of the best beaches in the U.S., the powdery white sands and relaxed culture of Clearwater Beach provides the perfect backdrop for romantic getaways and fun-filled family vacations.
Surrounded by the powder white sand and crystal blue waters of Clearwater Beach, the AAA Four-Diamond Sandpearl Resort blends the natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast with premium comforts and warm, personalized service. From the coastal-inspired décor in their guest rooms and suites, to Clearwater Beach’s only Four-Diamond restaurant (Caretta on the Gulf), guests will find signature amenities around every corner and relaxation reflected in every detail. Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the sand or sip tropical cocktails by their zero-entry pool or indulge in personalized pampering at the Spa at Sandpearl. Sandpearl Resort also offers a variety of enrichment programs that include dolphin encounters, organic food and wine tastings, and tours of the resort’s impressive art collection. Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Resort is the area’s preferred venue for romantic beach weddings. Their event planning professionals will work with each bride and groom to customize every detail for their special wedding day. The Sandpearl is also part of OPAL Collection, a premier ensemble of luxury destinations. You can discover the endless delights that await you at the Sandpearl Resort by taking a 360-degree panoramic tour.
Ashley looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted across the Gulf Lawn by her father, to join Brian in front of their wedding arch. The couples’ custom designed ceremony included a Scripture Readings from the book of Genesis and Ruth, The Lord’s Prayer, the Parent and Family Blessing, The Blessing of the Hands, Sand Ceremony and Irish Wedding Blessing. Then, as their family and friends looked on, and with an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico as their backdrop, the couple shared their own personal vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies.
Ceremony Music and Sound was provided by Ben, with Grant Hemond and Associates; Venue Coordination by Alexis, Erin and the rest of the staff at the Sandpearl Resort; Florals, Décor and Wedding Coordination was provided by Barb, Rachel and the rest of the staff with the Artistry Designs Group. Special thanks to Cara with Cara DeHart Lewis Photography for providing this beautiful picture of the happy couple after their ceremony.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Ashley Murphy!