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One thing I learned about Anjuli & Garrett on their wedding day, they have an amazing support system and NOTHING can take away their smiles! The rain chance was just about 99% (literally) on their day and we all had backup plans ready to go. But somehow the sun came out right after Anjuli put her dress on and it was magical to witness her joy and relief that the beautiful beach ceremony she & Garrett had planned would happen. But the real magic was listening to her bridesmaids scream and laugh (and maybe cry) to see such a beautiful sight! This day was so fun, so full of joy and that is truly what we all need in this world!

Anjuli & Garrett’s Wedding @ The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Planning: Swanky Soiree Events // Florals: Flowers by Fudgie // Beauty: Femme Akoi // Bride’s Dress: Pronovias @ Ellie’s Bridal // Groom’s Fashion: The Black Tux // Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather // Cake: Cakes by Ron // Videographer: Artistry Films // Music: Loose Change & Graingertainment / Dhol Drummer: B & S Music Entertainment // Rentals & Lighting: Swanky Soiree Events // Transportation: Siesta Trolley // Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth

Jeri & Rob planned the sweetest beach wedding (with the help and direction of BeWed SRQ) with only family attending but a ton of elegant details. The decor details included blush, greens, gold accents and amazing shoes! Cottage on the Rocks at the end of Siesta Key was the perfect venue for this sweet celebration, and they loved kicking off their reception with a first dance as the sun set over the water. Such a pleasure to be part of this beautiful day!

Jeri & Rob’s Wedding @ Cottage On The Rocks, Siesta Key FL // Planning: Be Wed SRQ // Florals & Decor: So Staged Florals // Beauty: Fresh Sarasota Brides // Bride’s Dress: Jenny Yoo NYC // Groom’s Fashion: Ted Baker // Officiant: A Wedding with Grace // Catering: The Loft 5 // Cake: Thompson’s Cakes // Videographer: Storybook Films // Music: Total Entertainment by Matt Winter // Rentals: So Staged & Linens by the Sea // Transportation: Alpha Limo FL

Beth & Richard planned their Sarasota wedding from Alabama & quickly had to change all those plans due to the pandemic. With a new venue, a much smaller guest list and some extra party favors (peep those custom face masks!) they ended up with a beautiful, intimate ceremony & reception at the home Beth grew up in. The home & backyard was transformed into an elegant backdrop for Beth & Richard’s celebration and everyone was so grateful to be together! One thing I love about weddings this season is that priorities have shifted and togetherness is the number one goal. This day was such a great reminder of that!

Beth & Richard’s Wedding @ Private Residence // Catering: Morton’s Gourmet Market // Florals: Sue Ellen’s Floral // Beauty: Ana Molinari Salon // Bride’s Dress: Pronovias // Officiant: Beach Breeze Weddings // Cake: Cakes By Ron // Music: Total Entertainment By Matt Winter // Rentals: US Tent Rental // Lighting: Palacios Events

Anna & Andrew said “I Do” on the gorgeous beach at The Resort at Longboat Key Club & all concerns about the day instantly melted once you saw how these two look at each other! Planning and re-planning a wedding during Covid-times was so hard and stressful on my clients, it is so incredible to see them finally be able to celebrate each other! The day, planned by NK Productions, included a gorgeous, tropical-themed outdoor reception where guests danced the night away under the stars.

Anna & Andrew’s Wedding @ The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Planning: NK Productions // Florals: Flowers by Fudgie // Beauty: Katelyn Rose Beauty // Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander from I Do I Do NJ // Groom’s Fashion: Jos A Bank // Officiant: Scott Dix // Catering: The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Cake: Cakes by Ron // Videographer: Eli Meyer Studio // Music: Pete Simms & DJ Chozen from Goodley Entertainment // Lighting: Swanky Soiree Events // Transportation: SRQ Trolley

Hannah & Cody chose to express their shared passion for travel and adventure in the decor of their beautiful wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate. Their details included custom luggage tag placecards, post card table “numbers”, a hot air balloon frame for heart-shaped notes from guests and a cake that looked like a pile of vintage suitcases! However, I think their ability to embrace adventure could not be more evident in how they handled the changes they had to make to their wedding because of COVID19. Cutting their guest count from over 200 to 30 close friends and family members might have been a dealbreaker for some, but Cody & Hannah rolled with it and had incredible attitudes for an incredible day! Congrats to these two sweethearts, I was so happy to be part of it.

Hannah & Cody’s Wedding @ Powel Crosley Estate // Planning: Kimberly Ann Events // Florals: Sue Ellens Floral // Beauty: Style by Cory and Makeup by Pink LLC // Bride’s Dress: Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero Designs // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Sorella Vita from Brideside // Groom’s Fashion: Custom Joseph Abboud // Officiant: Father Fausto // Catering: Puff N’ Stuff Catering // Cake: Cakes by Ron // Stationary: Etsy // Videographer: The Wedding Video Group // Music: Jonathan Cortez Entertainment