The Beautiful Opal
Roxy and Joe chose the beautiful Opal Sands Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast as the venue for their wedding ceremony in late November. 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. This was the perfect place for Roxy and Joe to exchange vows, as friends and family watched with the beautiful Gulf of Mexico as their backdrop.
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.
Roxy looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle by her father, to join Joe in front of their wedding arch. The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included words about Love, Friendship, Loyalty, and Trust, and even a surprise visit by their dog, Benji, as their “ring bearer”. Their custom ceremony beautifully captured who they are as a couple. 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 Breezin’ Entertainment; Wedding Day Pet Care by FairyTail Pet Care; 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 Roxy’s photographer friend, Chelsea, for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schalles!