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It has been a doozy of a wedding season in every sense of the word 🙂 Weather threatened to put a damper on Erin & Dom’s gorgeous Ca d’Zan wedding plans so I decided to grab them for a few portraits after their Rehearsal just in case we had no way to capture them in front of this amazing backdrop the next day. It’s also a perfect way for me to get a super mini engagement session with my out-of-town clients so we are even more comfortable together on the wedding day!

Thank GOODNESS the radar miraculously cleared (after a proper downpour) and we were able to not only have their outdoor ceremony but also take portraits at all of the perfect spots Ca d’Zan and The Ringling Courtyard have to offer. These two could not have been sweeter the whole day despite quick changes to the timeline & the team at The Ringling could not have been more helpful (hand-drying off the steps so we could do photos in the Tower!). And thank goodness the whole day was led by the amazing NK Productions team who always advocate for their clients and for the best photos 🙂

Venue: The Ringling // Planning: NK Weddings // Florals: Victoria Blooms // Beauty: Fresh Salon // Bride’s Dress: Calla Blanche from Pieras Bridal // Bridesmaids: Revelry // Groom’s Fashion: Brooks Brothers // Jeweler: Ahee Jewelers // Officiant: Danny Bilyeu // Catering, Linens & Chairs: Mattison’s // Bar: Culinary Creations by Metz // Cake: Norman Love Confections // Videographer: Storybook Films // Music: Goodley Entertainment // Stationary: Kara Anne Paper // Lighting: Palacios Events // Furniture Rentals: So Staged // Transportation: Dolphin Transportation // Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Michael’s Wine Cellar // Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Michael’s On East

Adrian & Chelsea’s Wedding // Venue: Powel Crosley Estate // Florals: Scarlett’s Flowers // Bride’s Dress: Lillian West from The Dressing Room // Groom’s Fashion: Suitsupply // Beauty: DS Hair & Makeup Creations // Catering: Simply Gourmet Catering // Cake: Cakes By Ron // Stationary: Truly Engaging

Amanda & Jon’s wedding was definitely not without adventure! Starting with a beautiful welcome party on the beach (so dreamy with the fire pit and fog creeping in), their wedding weekend had a very strong chance of rain in the forecast. Thank goodness for the amazing team at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, they moved the ceremony from the (very windy) beach to the gorgeous lawn at Harbourside Ballrooom (and thank goodness we didn’t have to be moved inside!). It was spitting rain all morning and whipping wind but right as we started the first look the sun came out and the wind calmed down and literal magic happened right before our eyes. These two deserved the beautiful, joy-filled day that they got and I’m so happy to have been part of it!

Amanda & Jon’s Wedding // Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Planning: Swanky Soiree Events // Florals: Mary Nell Chadsey Floral Design // Beauty: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co // Bride’s Dress: Antonio Gual // Bridesmaids: Birdy Grey // Catering: The Resort at Longboat Key Club // Cake: Cakes by Ron // Officiant: Dr Carlos Santa Cruz // Music: DeLeon Entertainment // Rentals: So Staged & US Tent Rental // Lighting: Swanky Soiree Events // Transportation: Siesta Trolley

Sue & Lew have the most beautiful story of finding each other after both suffering the loss of their spouses, and creating the theme of their life & their wedding – “Love After Loss”. They are such a pure example of joy and sunshine it was only fitting that their celebration took place in the Florida sunshine on a beautiful afternoon at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Sue’s unique floral dress had us all stunned & their emotional vows had everyone in tears. It was an honor to be part of such a beautiful day!

Sue & Lew’s Wedding // Venue & Catering: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota // Planning: Be Wed // Florals: Flowers by Fudgie // Beauty: Fresh Salon // Rentals: Palacios Events // Music: DJ Cory Barron // Officiant: A Wedding with Grace

Sam & Jake’s Wedding // Venue & Catering: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota // Florals: Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes // Beauty: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota // Bride’s Dress: All Who Wander // Custom Rings by Razny Jewelers // Music & Videography: Inpulse Entertainment