Jessie and Carlos
Jessie and Carlos came from Virginia, and chose the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception in late May. 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.
Jessie looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle by her father, to join Carlos in front of their wedding arch. The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included a Thank You and presentation of roses to the Parents, Scripture Readings from the book of Ruth and 1 Corinthians 13, The Blessing of the Hands, and a Sand Ceremony. 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 Jose with Breezin’ Entertainment; Venue Coordination by Jenna, and the rest of the staff at the Opal Sands; and Event Coordination by Jessie and her staff, also with Breezin’ Entertainment. Special thanks to Lifelong Photography Studio for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Arandia!