Their day had come. November 3 would be a day Jennifer Asher and Sephy Bounan would unite as one and neither of them would ever forget the beautiful wedding day that lay before them. Michelle Rene Hair and Makeup arrived promptly at 10:00 am to begin with the bride and bridesmaids to capture their natural beauty that would stand out against the perfect backdrop of Clearwater Beach wedding. Soon after, Iza from Iza’s Flowers Inc. arrived with Jennifer’s all white bouquet with purple accents to offset the chic purple and black colors selected for the wedding. The bridesmaids also carried bouquets that were dominantly shades of purple with pure, white accents. Jennifer excitedly slid into her strapless, crystal studded gown and was ready to begin her new life as Mrs. Jennifer Bounan.
Overlooking the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast on Clearwater Beach, Jen and Sephy set the perfect scene for their memorable wedding day. Taken place at the Sandpearl Resort on Mandalay Avenue, Miss Asher and Mr. Bounan announced and vowed their love for one another with the sun dancing on the Gulf of Mexico as they stood under their classic-white draped Chuppah created by Exquisite Events and Island Bamboo. As Rabbi Torop was leading the ceremony, a pirate ship started to set sail in the background, which our photographers were sure to capture. Sephy was hoping for some pirate décor but was outvoted. Apparently he had the last word as the pirate ship sailed past and the bridal party chuckled.
He took this as a positive omen that his love for his beautiful bride would indeed last forever. After the glass was crushed and the guests cheered Mazel Tov, Jen and Sephy took off with family and friends to have their memories captured while their guests made their way to the Gulf Lawn for cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. Jeff, the founder and primary photographer for K & K Photography was present to make their photographs as beautiful as they had hoped and more. Delivering elegant and timeless photos in black and white and color, Jeff was able to document the fun, family oriented nature of the couple.
After Mr. and Mrs. Bounan saw the sunset over the water hand and hand, it was time for them to celebrate with their family and friends and see the gorgeous reception that our talented vendors had created. Matt Everman with Encore Lighting arranged for their up lighting to collaborate with the multiple colors of the wedding with changing shades for the room from purple to blue to pink and more. With strawberry-rimmed, champagne flutes ready to be toasted, Jennifer and Sephy made their entrance to be introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Bounan. They held each other for their first dance while our entertainment, Jeff Staples played the song they would forever hold in their hearts. After the champagne was toasted and dinner was served, everyone danced and celebrated the love for the new couple by lifting them on chairs for a classic Horah.
The guests were also encouraged to take their own pictures in the photo booth provided by Bash Booth which has become an ever-growing staple in weddings lately. Last but not least, was the cake-cutting ceremony. The award-winning company, A Piece of Cake provided the elegant wedding cake that would be fed to one another and treasured forever.
We at Exquisite Events couldn’t have been more thrilled to coordinate and be part of Jen and Sephy’s Clearwater Beach wedding.
The venue, flowers, cake, entertainment, and photographs went above and beyond expectations for this beautiful day. Shortly after their special day, we received a special thank-you card from Jennifer and Sephy expressing the gracious gratitude for everything. We were so honored to not only carry out their vision, but also gained a friendship with the lovely couple. We wish them all the love and happiness and can’t wait to see them again when they visit us in Florida!