The sea breeze gently swirled through the trees on Boca Grande. We were convinced that this had to have been the most perfect weather that anyone has been a part of for a Gasparilla Inn & Club wedding. As the waves crashed onto the beach, their friends and family began to gather around. Waiting for what was to come next.
With both hands Clare slid the knife into the cake, trying to cut the perfect slice. Robert’s hands then joined to help transfer the cake to the plate for her- his new bride. Their closest friends cheered and “awed” as they gently fed each other the cake. And then?
Moments later, a surprise cake was brought out by The Gasparilla Inn & Club staff to celebrate the end of a 5o year long drought in Kansas City.
A moment that was so incredibly exciting for the guests and family (having been from Kansas themselves). But you see… this Super Bowl was even more remarkable for them. Because Robert and Clare, who live in Kansas City, not only shared a strong love for the Chiefs, but they share an unwavering passion.
And their commitment to their team was so strong, that they actually were in attendance at the Super Bowl in Miami. Six days prior. Yes, you read that right.
And at that Super Bowl? They were able to cherish and celebrate this long awaited moment together. Seeing their team win the most prestigious game. A sight that some never see in a lifetime- never mind seeing it in person, just six days before their wedding. And then? Six days later, they celebrated another long awaited moment…
Much like the 50 year awaited Chiefs win… their wedding day also ended what seemed to be a long-awaited moment (considering Robert knew Clare was ‘the one’ from their first time solo trip to Boca Grande together). Just like that… what Miami became to the Kansas City Chiefs what Boca Grande is t Clare and Robert. And together, with their families, they were all able to witness a milestone moment together, and celebrate with the ones that mean the most to them.
Clare and Robert, we are so completely honored that you two chose us to be a part of your wedding day. Not only did you two welcome us with open arms to your second home, but your families literally welcomed us into theirs. The relationships they you all have with your friends and family is something that we can all look to for inspiration. The upside-down bottle of gin hanging outside your home not only brought in the good weather its promised, but it also brought so many amazing people together from all over to celebrate with you two at a place that you two are lucky enough to call a second-home.
We have absolutely no doubt that your futures together will be one filled with so much love and laughter (apparent thanks to Clare’s incredible humor), but also, that it will be one filled with so much love and friendship. We are so proud to call you two a Cooney Couple, and we cannot wait to get to see you two again soon. And who knows, the island is small, so we might jus see you at another Gasparilla Inn & Club wedding.
Hugs and lots of love,
Shauna and Jordon
The Amazing Vendor Team:
Venue | The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Photography | Shauna and Jordon Photography
Bridal Gown | Something White Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids | Azazie
Cake | The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Band | Matt Winter Band
Hair and Makeup | James Griffith Salon
Invitations | Cheree Berry Paper
Catering | The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Shoes | Loeffler Randall
Groom’s Suit | Trunk Club
Groom’s Shoes | Stubbs and Wootton
Groom’s Tie | Peter Blair Accessories
Rings | Tivol
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen