{Christen & Samir @ The Ritz Carlton Sarasota }

Christen and Samir had a gorgeous wedding at the the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.  Their elegant color palette was white, gold, black, and hints of amethyst.  They both gave their bridal party gifts from Tiffany's.  Christen gave the girls pretty infinity necklaces and Samir gave the guys silver pens to write the speech.  I LOVE Christen's sparkly encrusted heels, her look was simple but so beautiful.  Samir wore traditional Indian attire for the ceremony and they both changed into a 2nd outfit during the reception.  There was some rain that moved everything inside, but the sunset was just stunning and these 2 didn't worry about that for a single second.  Their reception details had gorgeous white  florals with black and gold accents.  The cake, it looked like it was literally dipped in gold.  From the minute they entered the joy and fun everyone had was so obvious.  Toasts, dances, and an amazing party! Congrats Christen & Samir thank you for having us capture your story!  xoxox
Venue | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Event Planner | The Perfect Setting |Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films | Musician/DJ | Jac of All Trades | Flowers | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Make-up | Salon Lofts Sarasota | Cake | Ritz Carlton Sarasota 

{Adora & Josh @ Marina Jack's Sarasota}

Adora and Josh had the perfect Florida day for the wedding on Lido beach.  Josh's daughter Jayden got ready with Adora and the girls and was so excited to be a part of their special day.  Adora wore a gorgeous lace accented gown with sliver stilettos and a white rose and orchid bouquet.  Their dapple dachshund, Sunny, was their ring bearer and dressed to the nines in his little puppy sized tuxedo.  Jayden was a part of their unity sand ceremony, and was the keeper of the special box of butterflies that they released during the ceremony to honor Adora's mom who was there with them in spirit.  The sunset and white sand was just so pretty!  The reception was on the waterfront at Marina Jack's with white, orange and purple accents with market lights throughout the room.  The entered the room with purple light up glasses and it was literally a whirlwind of special moments and so much fun with their guests.  You can see some of our favorite moments below including the special dance Josh had for his daughter.  Congrats you guys it was amazing!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Marina Jack's | Hotel | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Flowers and Gifts | Hair and Makeup | Fresh Salon Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea

Jennifer Matteo @ The Diamond Vault

The wedding and event industry is made of of many small businesses and it's really so fun and exciting to celebrate friendors (vendors that are friends:-) dreams coming true!  Sarasota is not far from Tampa Bay and honestly I just plain love going there.  Last week Jennifer Matteo hosted a fabulous launch party for her event planning company & the Diamond Vault in Sarasota.  I got to photograph it as well and get to spend time with some people I haven't seen in years and many new faces that were so fun getting to know.  As you can imagine, Jennifer had a fabulous group of people who worked so hard to make it a beautiful setting and celebration for her.  Her adorable son Jackson even got to make an appearance.  Thanks Jennifer it was so fun to be a part of!   
Venue | Diamond Vault | Catering | Cafe Gabbiano | Beverages | Liquor Locker | Gift Baskets | Just a Basket Case | China/High Tops/Linens | US Tent | Prosecco Pops | Pop Craft | Cakes | Wonder Cake Creations and Cakes by Ron | Musicians | Tasa & Rob | Florals | Oh Darling Events | Draping & Decor | Palacios Events | Furniture & Decor | So Staged Events

{Angie & Adam @ The Hyatt Sarasota}

Angie and Adam are from Ohio. Over the years they have vacationed in Sarasota many times so it was the perfect spot to bring their friends and family for their wedding!  Adam gave all the guys copper mugs and they all drank Moscow Mule's as the got ready.  Angie's lace overlay gown was so pretty and the perfect accent was her silver Prada sandals.  Their wedding style was a little bit causal and a little bit chic with the girls in flowy navy dresses and they guys in tan suits and Sperry's.  They said their I Do's on the lawn and then Angie changed into a fun party dress for the reception.  They surprised everyone with a Dirty Dancing inspired first dance and everyone had an amazing time! Congrats Angie & Adam! 
Venue | Hyatt Sarasota | Florist | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Ana Molinari Salon | DJ | Joe Farren | Cake | Cakes by Ron | Gown | Louise Christine

{Monica & Trevor @ Lido Beach Resort}

Monica & Trevor planned their destination wedding on the beautiful white sand at the Lido Beach resort.  Monica's daughter, Makenzie, was so excited to be the flower girl and wear her pretty dress and flower crown.  Monica's son, Bryson, walked his mom down the aisle to meet Trevor.  It was such a sweet and emotional moment as they 4 of them poured the sand ceremony together as a family.  The stormy sky turned into a beautiful cloudy sunset.  Monica and Trevor climbed out on the rock wall and it was just so pretty!  Congrats Monica & Trevor!! xoxox
Venue | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Weddings | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | Band | Caladesi Steel Band 

{Alex & Kyle @Powel Crosley Estate}

 Alex and Kyle are high school sweethearts:-)  Kyle proposed to Alex in the keys, and the ring was buried in a conch shell.  So, it was very fitting for their rings to also be carried down the aisle in one.  Alex wore her grandmothers ring, and blinged out Betsey Johnson heels with her gorgeous gown layered in silk organza.  One of our favorite rooms in the estate is the wooden, totally round ship room.  That's where Kyle saw his bride to be for the first time!  Alex walked down the winding staircase to meet her dad and walk down the aisle.  Cocktails were outside with lawn games for their guests including, cornhole, a giant Jenga set, and ladder ball (also known as hick golf:-).  The decor was all wine themed with wooden wine boxes, and wine bottles having the menus, and signs for everything.  Navy, tangerine, green, and a little bit of chevron looked amazing!  The reception was all outside on the lawn overlooking the water and strung with white lights. It was gorgeous!  Congrats Kyle and Alex!!!  xoxoxo

Venue | Powel Crosley Estate | Coordination & Catering | Milan Catering and Event Design | Florals | Flowers by Design | Hair | Salon Ezenzia | Makeup | Eri Vincent Makeup | Musicians | Brian Sutherland Trio | Videography | A Peachy Life Productions | DJ | Party Doctor Productions | Gown | The White Closet | Stationery | Delphine Press | Lighting | Tampa Lights | Cake | Publix

{Paula + Brannen @Ritz Carlton Beach Club}

Pretty, pink, romantic and sweet!  I love wedding day excitement and you could defiinitely feel it as the girls were getting ready:-)  While I was taking pictures of the dresses, Paula was in the other room and I happened to catch a shot of her peeking through the curtain to wave at her nieces.  Her dad walked in to see his gorgeous daughter and I love the reaction they all had together so sweet!  The ceremony was on the lawn at the Beach Club, girls in pink, guys in gray with pink ties.  Brannen, handsome as could be waiting for Paula to meet him at the end of the asile so they could say I do!  Their ring bearer carried a sign that said "Here Comes the Bride" at the beginning and then flipped it at the end to say "and they lived happily ever after".  Paula's bouquet had a special broach that was her grandmother's who couldn't be there.  The terrace was decorated with beautiful arrangements of hydragea's and roses with gold accents and crystals.  Her sash had a rhinestone Y in the middle for her new last name.  Paula's dad had some pretty amazing dance moves as everyone danced the afternoon away!  We loved capuring your special day congrats!!! xoxoxo

Venue: Ritz Carlton Beach Club, Hair/Makeup: Ritz Carlton Salon, Florals: Tiger Lily Flowers, DJ: Grant Hemond, Gown: Jon's Bridal, Cake: Ritz Carlton Beach Club

Anum + Eihab: Mehndi @Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Anum and Eihab's wedding celebration started out with the Mehndi party.  You could feel the excitement when Eihab and his family entered, followed by Anum and her family.  The girls prepared some amazing dances for everyone to enjoy.  There were even two little aspiring dancers there:-)  Pakistani weddings are one of my favorite types of weddings to capture, I love the goregous colorful attire, henna, delicious food, and dancing.  It's all about celebrating with friends and family.  Wait until you see their wedding the following day...stunning!  More sneak peeks to come tomorrow!

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Cuisine: Chaat House, Florals and Event Design: The Perfect Settings, Hair: Tommy DaSilva Salon and Spa,  DJ: DJ Spin

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{Lorraine + Matthew @Powel Crosley Estate}

Lorri & Matt tied the knot at the beautiful Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota.  You could feel the anticipation as Lorri walked down the staircase to meet her dad so he could walk her down the aisle. Deep blue with with champagne, pink, green, and orange, accents created the perfect color pallet for their wedding.  I love Lorri's blue heels that perfectly matched the girls dresses.  Their guestbook was a puzzle which I had not seen before so very unique. To commemorate all their guests who couldn't be there, Lorri had her grandmother's teapot filled with purple irises.  Little miss Sophie, so cute and happy as long as she had her cheerios!  It was an amazing day.  Congratulations Lorri and Matt!

Venue: Powel Crosley Estate, Event Coordination: Stonehouse Events, Florals: Redman Steele, Catering: Fete Catering, Cake: Pastries by Design, Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies, DJ/Lighting: Inspire Entertainment, Hair/Makeup: Colors by Linny