"Since Colonial America, the pineapple has been recognized as a traditional expression of welcome and hospitality throughout the South and Eastern Seaboard. Families would set out fresh pineapple when guests were invited over; the warmest welcome a family could extend to their guests."
This is the exact sentiment that Kate and Devon wanted to convey to their guests - that they were not all part of a big Ol' family and it was time to celebrate!
Pineapples were her inspiration - but the bride also wanted a modern look with a Miami flair! Lot's of tropical palms, black and white stripes and colorful uplighting. Mote Marine Aquarium was the perfect location to make this dream a reality!
I had so much fun bringing this vision to life - thank you Kate and Devon for choosing to work with me to plan your fairytale day!
Thank you to these amazing wedding pros:
Planning: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Photography: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Catering: Modern Events
Beauty: Brides by Kelly Anne
Lighting and Draping: Palacios Events
Linens & Rentals: US Tent Rental
Entertainment: Tasa + Rob, Caladesi Steel Drum Band, Jam All Day Entertainment
Sweet Heart Chairs: So Staged Events
Florals: Oh Darling Events
Venue: Mote Marine Aquarium
Bakery: Cakes by Ron
Transportation: Sarasota Trolley