Emily and Thomas

SC_Officiant Rev. Rick Lackore

Emily and Thomas

Emily and Thomas chose the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception in early October.  With 17,000 square feet of innovative indoor and outdoor event space featuring magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Opal Sands is the perfect setting for romantic weddings on Clearwater Beach

A beacon of modern design, Opal Sands Resort invites guests to experience a contemporary Clearwater Beach retreat where every guest room, suite, restaurant and event venue all feature stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Guests will discover a serene beachfront escape, awe-inspiring sunsets and the natural beauty of the Gulf and Clearwater Beach Skyline.  The Opal Sands features a fresh, contemporary design that reflects their beach-chic atmosphere.  Guests can soak up the sun and take a dip in the Gulf front zero-entry outdoor pool and hot tub, refresh their senses in the full-service Opal Spa, relish upscale waterfront dining at one of the resort’s three restaurants and unwind at the beachside Sandbar Tiki Bar while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.
Emily looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle by her father, to join Thomas in front of their wedding arch.  The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included a Thank You to the Parents, Scripture Readings from the book of Proverbs 3 and Ruth.  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 vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies

DJ services provided by Inpulse Entertainment, Venue Coordination by Jenna, and the rest of the staff at the Opal Sands; and Florals, Décor and Event Coordination by Barb and Rachel with the Artistry Designs.  Special thanks to Justine Marie Photography for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.        

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Emily Hoewt!