Definitely wanting a water view, but not sand in their toes, Natalie and Tony chose at the Ritz Carltons Members Beach Club in Sarasota, FL. With an entire wall made of windows, the club allows for a gorgeous view of white sandy beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the clubs perfectly manicured lawn provides an outdoor ceremony space with the same spectacular views!
Keeping the view the main focus, Botanica created arrangements of blooming branches and greenery highlighted with brightly colored flowers. The arrangements were place atop two plexiglass columns. As the ceremony began, one by one the bridesmaids made their way down the petal filled aisle. However, there was one surprise addition to this wedding party the couples adorable pooch, Maddie. Definitely needing her own glamourous attire, she wore a raspberry and gray collar bow decorated with pearls.
The richness of the clubs wooden floors and walls were complimented with a lively color scheme of raspberry, mango and gray. Due to the unique layout of the area, we decided to mix long feasting tables and round tables. The tables were draped with a dark silver twist linen and flanked by silver chiavari chairs. Now bring on the color! Each place setting consisted of a raspberry charger topped with a persimmon lamour napkin. The feasting tables had one of two of floral runner styles, either tightly packed roses in a base wrapped with tropical leaves or a multi-vase arrangement with each filled with a different flower in a coordinating color.
The bride, straight from the home of the Boston Red Sox, served up a signature drink, Sweet Caroline. Not wanting to leave the groom by the wayside, we placed a cowbell (which arrived MUCH larger than anticipated) with his alma maters, Mississippi State University, letters painted on each. Admittedly, we tried to be sneaky and buffer the clapper however this group of sports fans were on to us!
Good times were had as guests spent time in the photo booth and smoked cigars from the cigar roller. After a night of fun and dancing, the party wrapped up and guests retreated back to their hotel rooms with a personalized Do Not Disturb sign for their doors.
Venue: Ritz Carlton Members Beach Club, Sarasota, FL
Photography: Divine Light
Reception Music: RJ Vida
Ceremony Music: The String Divas
Decor Rentals: Panache
Lighting: The Production Crew
Stationery: Not From a Box
Hair/Makeup: Michele Renee
Transportation: Siesta Trolley
Cigar Roller: Serafin de Cuba Cigars
Cake: The Ritz Carlton