Ellen and John came from New Mexico and chose the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast as the venue for their wedding ceremony in mid-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.
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.
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.
Ellen looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted by her father to join John in front of their wedding arch. The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included words about Love, Friendship, Loyalty, Fidelity and Trust, and a Wine Box 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 Jason with Grant Hemond and Associates provided the ceremony music and sound, Venue Coordination by Jenna, and the rest of the staff at the Opal Sands; and Florals, Décor and Event Coordination by Barb and her staff with Artistry Designs. Special thanks to Jeremy Scott Photography for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. John Fernandez!