Destination Wedding

SC_Officiant Rev. Rick Lackore

Destination Wedding

Natalie and Cole came from Kansas and chose the beautiful Hampton Inn and Suites on Clearwater Beach as the venue for their destination wedding ceremony in mid-February.  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! 

Hampton Inn sits directly on the beach with spectacular ocean views, where the sunsets are spectacular!  Guests can also enjoy nearby dinner cruises, dolphin-watching, Sand Key ParkPier 60 and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  The Terrace Bar & Bistro on the 6th level offers a view of Clearwater Pass and the Gulf of Mexico as well as a full bar menu and light appetizers. It is a beautiful location for a destination wedding.

Natalie looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted across the sand by her father to join Cole in front of their wedding arch.  The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included a Thank You to the Parents, the Blessing of the Hands, the special reading All I Want, a Sand Ceremony and Seashell Toss.  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 vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife in a destination wedding  Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies

Thank you to A True Love Affair Intimate Florida Weddings , as well as Juli and the rest of the staff at the Hampton Inn and Suite for coordinating all the details.  Wedding Photographer Tammy, with True Love Photography, also provided this beautiful photo just before Natalie and Cole’s first kiss as husband and wife. 

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Cole Billinger!