Jillian and Andrew had a very exciting day to celebrate. Not only was it the day that they would make a vow to each other, but it was the day they would find out the sex of their baby! What struck us the most about this beautiful elopement was the strong bond between the couple. With just the two of them present, they filled the whole atmosphere with their love. Take a peek at Jillian and Andrew’s elopement featuring a special surprise at the end!
Drew proposed to me while sitting on a picnic table overlooking New Smyrna Beach at night after what we thought was one of the worst days of our lives. Earlier that day we experienced our first miscarriage.
We wanted our wedding to be simple, and all about us. The just us two package was all that, and more! We went with touches of white and green in the bouquet and as few people as possible!
THE PLANNING PROCESS:
We planned our wedding morning in about a week. The package included everything we needed down to a photographer, so all I had to do was find a dress and pick out my bouquet.
YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES
My mom and I went to David’s Bridal the day after our Zoom Meeting with ETB, and found a beautiful dress under budget that would work perfect with my growing baby bump. We decided for Drew to go ahead and buy a new suit since he could use it in the future about a week before the wedding from Men’s Warehouse, and had inspiration from a wedding Drew was recently a groomsman for, and literally ordered the same suit!
Drew almost saw me before the ceremony because he was not sure where to wait for us, haha!
SO many congrats while walking in our wedding attire for pictures throughout the hotel and on the beach
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
ELOPE with as many (OR FEW) people as you want; we made everything about just us, which is what we felt was most important and affordable for such high quality services all around!
- Officiant : Pastor Chris Thomas with Sensational Ceremonies
- Photographer : Caroline with Caroline Thomas Photo
- Coordinator & Permit: Elope Tampa Bay
- Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach
- Floral: Brides N Blooms
If you are interested in eloping at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, please contact us for more information!