From Iowa

SC_Officiant Rev. Rick Lackore

From Iowa

Ashley and Garrett came from Iowa and chose the beautiful Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa as the venue for their destination wedding ceremony in early late February.  Clearwater Beach was recently named the 2019 Best Beach in America again by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row! 

The Hilton Clearwater Beach is seated on 10 acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  This iconic hotel offers food and drink service nearly to the water’s edge, and features the only tiki bar on the sand, private beach cabanas and new pools.  Guests can refresh and revitalize in the new Hibiscus Spa, or take in a legendary sunset while dining on fresh, local fare.  Even though Ashely and Garret came from Iowa their found paradise here.

Ashley looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted by her father and stepfather across the trademark sugar fine white sand, to join Garrett in front of their wedding arch.  The couple’s custom designed ceremony included words about Love, Friendship, Loyalty, Fidelity and Trust, Blended Family Vows where Garrett presented a gift to Ashley’s son, The Knot Tying Ceremony, The Seashell Ceremony, and Prayer of Petition from the Book of Common Prayer.  Then, in front of their family and friends, and with an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico as their backdrop, the couple, who had come from Iowa, shared their vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies

DJ Services provided by Andrew with Tampa Bay DJ Company, Florals and Décor provided by Iza’s Flowers  and Flawless Venue and Wedding Coordination was provided by Candice and the rest of the staff at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.  Special thanks to Tammy, with True Love Photography for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.        

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Thompson!