Kim and Raymond live in Missouri and decided at the last minute to elope and drive to Florida and get married on the beach in mid-March, and chose the beautiful Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa as the venue for their destination wedding ceremony.
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 was newly renovated in February 2017 and 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. They weren’t in Missouri any more.
Kim looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she made her way across the trademark sugar fine white sand and joined Raymond in front of their wedding arch. Then, in front of Raymond’s brother and wife as their best man and maid of honor, 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.
Florals and décor were provided by Iza’s Flowers and Flawless Venue and Wedding Coordination was provided by Holly 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. Raymond Bourbon!