Gabe proposed in Cancun while the couple was on vacation for Nicole’s 30th birthday. They went to a popular restaurant on the water where they do fireworks at night. After dinner while the fireworks were going off Gabe got down on one knee and proposed. After this romantic Mexico proposal the couple began planning their Clearwater beach wedding ceremony and mini reception with Elope Tampa Bay. The bride described the day as perfect, simple, and intimate. Below the bride highlights her favorite aspects of the wedding day as well as the planning process.
I wanted something simple but beautiful. An Amazing venue with a view. Just white and blush pink colors, a good cake, and overall just a good time! I wanted it to feel like it was a big wedding with all the traditions but just with 6 guests lol but also something that was quick and not last 6 hours. I wouldn’t change a thing!
THE PLANNING PROCESS
The planning process was a breeze! I reached out to Elope Tampa Bay about a month before my wedding date which also was a popular wedding date (02/22/22) so I was nervous that it would have been too late. I got a reply within hours and the communication was nonstop. Everything was explained and all my questions were answered quickly. Every time I had another concern or question, I had an answer that same day. They always kept me in the loop of the process and also gave me great recommendations for hair, makeup, transportation- it definitely helped a lot.
YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES
My dress was from Truly Forever Bridal in Tampa. I chose to go here mainly because you can take home your dress the same day, that was important to me since I only had a month to plan. They were so nice and I felt VIP that day. Also had my alterations done there as well. I got all my accessories on Amazon. Gabe’s suit was from JCPenny and his shoes were from Steve Madden.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
It’s all about what you two want! Don’t focus on making everyone else happy. It’s your wedding and it should be celebrated how you want.
- Officiant: Bonnie Sanchez
- Photographer: Mariah Lacy Photography
- Planning & Permit: Elope Tampa Bay
- Venue: Hyatt Clearwater Beach
- H&M: Femme Akoi