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Lauren and Kurt were so much fun for our Jennifer Matteo Event Planning Team to work with. Their wedding was about family, food, fun, bursts of color and cute details.
Their wedding story started with adorable wedding invitations filled with colorful flowers, a theme that repeated itself throughout the wedding.
Their Sarasota wedding began at the Lido Beach Resort with the ladies getting ready and sharing a toast. We love their matching palm leaf robes and the stemless monogrammed champagne glasses.
The fun details continued with matching Mickey and Minnie ears, a brightly colored bridal bouquet with pink peonies, orange and fuchsia colored roses and Lauren’s gift to her dad. She gave him a sweet tie bar that read “forever your little girl.”
Kurt spent the morning with his groomsmen and we love his polka dot pocket square and some fun boutonnieres with roses, seeded eucalyptus and succulents.
Lauren and Kurt did not let some rain dampen the fun; they had their first look and the wedding ceremony was moved to an indoor space. Floor to ceiling windows and a dark wood wedding structure with floral swag helped bring the outdoors inside.
The couple and their wedding guests made their way to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for a fun evening of dinner and dancing.
Their cocktail hour included awesome caricature arts and fun twists on Deviled Eggs, Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese and Shrimp Escabeche and Plantain Chip.
After some wedding photos on the beach and at the aquarium, everyone joined the couple for dinner and dancing. The brilliantly colored theming was carried though the centerpieces, custom menu cards and the colorful bands of the charger plates.
Guests danced under a canopy of crystal chandeliers and dined on inventive food stations that included Wagyu Beef Sliders, an Artisan Mac and Cheese Bar and a Taco “Truck” Bar with local Grouper and Chicken Tacos and all of the fixings.
Lauren and Kurt had an incredible evening and it was absolutely a wedding that reflected their personalities!
Sarasota Hotel / Ceremony Venue: Lido Beach Resort
Sarasota Wedding Reception Venue: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Wedding Transportation: Sarasota Trolley
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Wedding Catering: Modern Events Catering
Wedding Ceremony Music: Marc Mannino (Guitar)
DJ = MC: Jam All Day Entertainment
Wedding Florals: Oh Darling Events
Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Jessica Marie
Chairs and Draping: Palacios Events
Wedding Photographer: Jordan Weiland Photography
Rentals: US Tent Rental
Caricature Artist: Michael James White Art