Erica and Bill's Sand Key Beach Wedding

Journal and Imagery by St Pete Wedding Photographers Popping Champaign Photography.

With bold starfish aisle markers, lush white kissing flower balls, and elegant arbor drapery crafted by Gulf Beach Weddings, there’s no doubt that Bill and Erica had one of the most gorgeous beach weddings! Every detail was executed to perfection, even down to their color-coordinated guests who incorporated the couple's wedding colors into almost all of their outfits. The color scheme, a stunning blend of regal purple, crisp white, and storm grey, added an extra touch of magic to the already idyllic setting. With the soft white sand and bold blue of the ocean, Sand Key Beach in Clearwater, Florida was the perfect location for their beautiful Florida beach wedding.


As the waves gently lapped at the shore, Erica and Bill's ceremony began. Arm in arm with her father as she walked down the aisle, Erica was radiant in a flowing white gown with intricate lace detail which she paired with a sparkling rhinestone belt and headband. The groom, handsome in a tailored grey suit, couldn't keep his eyes off his bride as they exchanged vows under a beautiful white arbor adorned with flowing fabrics, ribbon, and starfish. As the couple exchanged vows, a chorus of cheers and applause erupted from their guests, many of whom had traveled from far and wide to witness this beautiful union.

The reception that followed was a lively affair at the StarLite Dinner Cruise, with the couple's guests enjoying delicious food, dancing, and celebratory toasts. As the boat set sail, the couple and their guests were treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline, illuminated by the setting sun. The atmosphere on board was electric, with music and laughter filling the air, but the real highlight of the evening was the love that radiated from the newlyweds. As they took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife, it was clear that their love was strong and unwavering.


Erica and Bill's reception was decorated with beautiful, bold red traditional Chinese accents. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune, joy, and happiness. Erica and Bill included many nods to this tradition. Even their wedding cake was red velvet with vanilla buttercream frosting to perfectly match their reception décor! Bill and Erica also provided their guests with wedding favors encased in red boxes with gold accents that included traditional Chinese candy to take home and red envelopes were provided to Erica and Bill to wish good fortune for their union.

As the night came to a close, the bride and groom bid their guests farewell, with hearts full of love and gratitude. Their wedding day was a beautiful celebration of their love and commitment to each other, and it was a joy to be a part of it.

Wedding Date: February 26, 2022

Bill and Erica

Wedding Ceremony Location: Sand Key Beach
Wedding Reception Venue: StarLite Cruises on Pier 60 in Clearwater, FL
Planner: Gulf Beach Weddings
Bakery: Publix
Photographer: Popping Champaign Photography

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"Zoe & Damara did an absolutely amazing job capturing our day. Our photos are stunning and we LOVE them. We are super happy and laughed the whole way through the gallery because we were just recalling everything captured! Zoe is a very nice person and made us feel at ease. She captured elements of the background and settings, and was able to get pictures of us with all of our guests. Damara was incredible in helping to be creative with poses and making things super fun! They are incredibly responsive, and have a questionnaire to fill out before hand to ensure that you get all of the photos that matter to you. Thank you so much for putting so much thought and care into our big day. I am looking forward to using your services in the future."

-Erica & Bill