by Amy Serrago
Amanda and Mohammed traveled all the way from Canada to their favorite vacation spot on Clearwater Beach to exchange vows at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The two shared a long engagement after Mohammed popped the question on stage at his graduation from an oral surgery residency in New York. Amanda says she was nervous but that it was “by far, one of the best days” of her life. The ceremony was held on a private stretch of beach that belongs to the Sandpearl Resort, where their elegant ballroom reception would follow. Two tall arrangements of lush white and pale blush florals stood beside the bride and groom as they pledged their commitment to one another with their dearest loved ones and their adorable dog, Rocky, close by.
Amanda was simply stunning in her Haley Paige ballgown with its delicately ruched bodice and its tiered skirting. She finished her look with a glittering beaded headband and a sexy pair of Jimmy Choos with just the right amount of sparkle. Her bridesmaids looked heavenly in their pale pink gowns and all of the ladies carried bouquets of crisp white florals with eucalyptus accents. Mohammed was handsome in his custom tailored three piece suit which he paired with a navy blue tie, a look his groomsmen mimicked.
At the reception, tables were set with classic white linens and glass chargers with gold edging. Pale blush napkins picked up on the pink and white wedding party styling and tall centerpieces added drama to the already breathtaking decor. After a delicious, multi course dinner, guests got a chance to groove on the dance floor to live music or show their creative flair in the fun photo booth Amanda and Mohammed had set up. All eyes were on the bride and groom when they cut their beautiful pink, white and gold wedding cake, but after dessert, Amanda kicked off her Choos and slipped into some tennis shoes to dance the night away in style. Congratulations Amanda and Mohammed!
Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography//Cinema and Video: Voila Cinematic//Floral Designer: Artistry Designs Group//Invitation Designer:Bella Figura//Bakery: Hands on Sweets//Makeup Artist: Style Hair and Makeup//Dress Designer:Hayley Paige//Event Planner: Artistry Designs Group//Reception Venue: Sandpearl Resort