On the Sand
Morgan and Cliff travelled from Indiana and chose Shephard’s Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach as the venue for their destination wedding on the sand in late Summer. 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. Clearwater Beach was recently named the 2019 Best Beach in America again by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row!
Shephard’s Beach Resort has evolved into a premier Gulf Coast Beach Front Entertainment Resort on the sand, and is known for their cutting-edge food choices, signature rooms, amazing sunsets, cool cocktails and famous daily entertainment. Guests can enjoy all that Shephard’s has to offer from well-appointed accommodations including specialty suites, a tropical pool deck and SOAK Bar, a white sand beach with watersports rentals, the amazing Ocean Flame Open Kitchen Buffet, famous beachside Tiki Beach Bar & Grill, Salt Tequila Bar and Tap Room, and the exclusive 2 level Wave Night Club, shops, rentals and more! Everything about Shephard’s is created to deliver an unforgettable vacation. Brides and Grooms can also choose the Resort for as an Unforgettable Beachfront Wedding Venue, featuring multiple indoor and outdoor venues.
Morgan looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted on the sand by her father to join Cliff in front of their wedding arch. The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included the Blowing of the Conch Shell by Morgan’s Uncle, The Lord’s Prayer, a Scripture reading from the book of Ruth, words about Love, Friendship, Loyalty, Fidelity and Trust, and a Seashell Ceremony and Sand Ceremony. Then, as their family and friends looked on, and with an amazing view of Clearwater Pass and 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.
Florals and décor were provided by Save the Date Florida, DJ Services by Brandon James, and Flawless Event and Venue coordination by Leah, and the rest of the staff at Shephard’s. Special thanks to Wedding Photographer Tammy, with True Love Photography, for providing this beautiful photo during their ceremony on the sand.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hannon!