Karissa + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Karissa + Andrew met in Dekalb, IL in May of 2011. One of Karissa’s best friends, Miraynda had been dating one of Andrews best friends, Eddie. Miraynda and Eddie decided that they wanted to play matchmaker and through a party one weekend while Andrew was visiting. The next day after the party, Karissa realized she had left her camera in Eddie’s room (yes, she had a separate cell phone and camera). When Karissa got the camera back later that day it was full of pictures of Andrew and all his friends. Andrew and Karissa instantly became friends after that night and started dating about six months later.

How he proposed: Andrew planned a nice dinner and then drinks with a couple of friends to celebrate Karissa passing one of her CPA exams. To get from dinner to the bar where they were meeting their friends, they had to walk past Buckingham Fountain. Andrew stopped Karissa at the beautifully lit fountain with the city skyline as the backdrop and proposed to her. Karissa was completely surprised and totally over the moon! The proposal was everything she ever dreamed of. After the proposal, they left to meet up with all of their best friends and they celebrated all night long!

When deciding where to have their wedding Karissa couldn’t picture having it anywhere other than Clearwater, FL. She had spent a lot of her childhood vacationing in the Clearwater/Dunedin/Tampa area and it is one of her most favorite places! Karissa and Andrew’s wedding was a fusion of Jewish traditions and non-traditions, it was romantic, beachy, and fun as they were so so so happy to be surrounded by all of their loved ones.

Congratulations on becoming husband and wife Karissa + Andrew! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Ceremony Site | Sandpiper Deck, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
DJ | Boone’s Professional Events
Event Planner | Candice, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Reception Venue | Waters Edge, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Wedding Gown | Weddings 826

Kristen + Matt Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Kristen & Matt met online in 2016… and have been loving life ever since!
They enjoy watching football together, playing catch in the pool, traveling, ping pong and darts in their basement (how fun us that?) Even more fun… Matt proposed to Kristen by spelling out “Marry Me” with flower pedals on their ping pong table!  

Their beach wedding at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa was all Kristen dreamed of. She always wanted to tie the knot by the water where she spent most of her time as a swimmer.
The array of blues, tropical greenery and touches of gold made up their beachy and elegant decor.
Every moment was beautifully thought out as their celebrated their union and honoring those who could not be there.

Matt is not much a of a picture person but it was beautiful to see him taking in the surroundings and enjoying each moment with Kristen.
Their rooftop reception was the perfect way to end the night, alongside great friends and family.

We wish you both the BEST life can bring!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony + Reception | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. | James
Florist | Artistry Designs Group | Barb Oehlerking
Hair + Makeup | Destiny & Light
Invitations | Shutterfly
Videographer | Sundial Creatives
Wedding Gown | Ivory Bridal

Maryann + Michael Step Into The Limelight | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club | Tampa, FL

Maryann and Michael have a true “puppy love” love story…they met all the way back in kindergarten at the tender age of five years old. Michael proposed at Christmas in 2018 in front of Maryann’s family. Together they share a love of music, food, wine, hockey, going to the beach and traveling. It is a joy to see the compassion they have not only for each other, but for their friends and family; and to witness their shared sense of humor.

Their Rustic, English Garden Cocktail Party was romantic, stress-free, fun and memorable. All guests felt warmly welcomed, entertained, happy and comfortable  Maryann and Michael enjoyed celebrating their future together with their families.

Lead Photographers | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos

Band | Southtown Fever
Cake | Publix Greenwise
Ceremony Site | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Florist | The Potting Shed
Hair Stylist | The Grand Beauty Spa
Invitations | The Write Stuff
Linens | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Make-up Artist | The Grand Beauty Spa
Reception Venue | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Shelby + Kyle Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort | Clearwater Beach, FL

(Sweet) Shelby & (Hugger) Kyle met their senior year at Purdue University. Shelby worked as the athletic trainer for the Women's Volleyball team and Kyle played as a practice player. Kyle would fake injuries in order to talk to Shelby and get her attention. Shelby would stay professional and was clueless that Kyle was interested in her. Two months later, Shelby saw Kyle out at a bar, and he had Arby's sandwiches. Kyle offered Shelby a sandwich and they have been together ever since.

Kyle proposed on New Years Eve at 9:00PM (12/31/17) in The Villages, FL. They were out dancing in the town square with Shelby's parents. When the band wrapped up, Kyle got down on one knee and proposed. The band saw the commotion and pulled back out their instruments. They called them both on stage and played Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways" as they danced.

Shelby loves Kyle fun-loving personality and the fact that he can always make her laugh. He has taught her to not take life so seriously and to enjoy the little things in life. She loves his ambition and how he always goes above and beyond expectations. Kyle will always go out of his way to try and make someones day. 

Kyle loves that Shelby is such a kind, loving, generous, athletic, and sweet person. What's not to love! She is always there to put a big smile on his face, and always knows how to pick him up. She's extremely supportive in his my crazy ideas, and he knows she will always be by my side.

They both enjoy hiking, traveling, wine-tasting, and cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Uncle Toby officiated their wedding, and cousin Jeff played the guitar as they walked down the aisle.  We could not has dreamed of a more perfect wedding day for Shelby & Kyle. Every moment was gracious and oh so sweet. The ultimate goal was a beautiful destination wedding to celebrate their love with close friends and family ending with one big party. Success!

Shelby & Kyle… you both are in for a treat! Life together is the BEST! Enjoy it all 💕

#SchwedesinParadise

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Ceremony | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
DJ | DJ Cory Barron & Co.
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Invitations | Joy District Design Co
Make-Up Artist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Reception | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Wedding Gown | Lulu's

Postcard Inn Grand Re-Opening Party | St. Pete Beach, FL

Postcard Inn Unveils New Locals Destination for Coffee and Dining

Grand opening of coffee shop, lobby bar, retail space, and expanding beach bar signals end of resort’s $4.8 million transformation

St. Pete Beach, FL. – May 3, 2019– The beautiful beaches of S. Pinellas has  new offerings for visitors and locals alike with the addition of PS Grind, Stamps, and the retail space on Gulf Blvd.  redeveloped by the owners of the property – TPG Hotels and Resorts.

May 17th from 9am until late, the Postcard Inn on the Beach will be celebrating the new offerings with all who chose to join in on the celebration.  The official ribbon cutting takes place at 9:15am with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce.  P.S. Grind will offer free drip coffee and tastings of pastries and more.  Live entertainment, raffles and free giveaways planned throughout the day.  Free Parking while the spots last, one can spend the whole day enjoying all that the property has to offer.  Pool passes for the day, a free beach bbq with grilled hot dogs and hamburgers from noon until 1:30pm.  Half off all menus from open until close.  LocalShops1 is setting up a market in the beautiful garden area from noon until 5pm featuring local art, clothing, and more.  This is a teaser to launch the new night market beginning in June on the property.

PS Grind, featuring Kahwa coffee, has been designed with the locals in mind.  To start, there will be parking allocated to locals to swing by and grab their favorite brew and a bite to eat without having to pay for parking.  The open dining space will flow into the lobby space, allowing one to find a comfortable nook to read while sipping or munching on a pastry or salad.  If open air is what you’re looking for, you can step out to the balcony looking over the gorgeous green spaces facing the beautiful sandy beaches on the Gulf.  WiFi is available; guests plug in and relax while sipping on the best local brew with a view.  

Along with PS Grind, Postcard Inn is developing Stamps, a welcoming space that will feature bistro dining with amazing signature dishes and cocktails.  The prices are accommodating for almost any budget.  

As you walk outdoors from the lobby near the gorgeous pool area with new outdoor furnishings, you’ll see the new large tiki bar with a beach inspired food menu and additional seating.  

The Postcard Inn has been re-imagined to offer amazing dining options in addition to the already award winning event space and beach bars for both visitors and the locals.  For more details visit postcardinn.com

About Postcard Inn 

Take a journey through time to a place where road trips ruled and surfers were kings, where no detail is too small to create the perfect environment for the vacation of your dreams, where memories are waiting to be made, where everyone is welcome, including your furry friends, and where–just like sunsets–no two rooms are the same. Right on the beautiful sugar sand beaches of St. Pete Beach, the Postcard Inn has everything you need for your vacation. Whether it’s a family fun-filled getaway, a romantic escape with your soul mate, or even a stop on an epic road trip with your friends, this is the perfect place to make memories.  Convention space, weddings and events are all handled right here as we have an award winning in house event coordinator available.  Three new dining options on-site, activities ranging from bike rentals and windsurfing to lounging by the pool, you won’t need to go anywhere else.  Convenient to Downtown St. Pete Beach with shopping and exploring local offerings right around the corner, or take a 15 minute drive to internationally recognized museums with the Dali or Arts Districts.  There is always something to do.  Unless you’d rather relax, because you can do that too.

www.postcardinn.com 800-237-8918

Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos

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