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Our Jennifer Matteo Event Planning clients Christian and Robert began their days separately with their wedding parties.
The ladies began earlier in the morning with hair and makeup followed by detail photos of Christian’s fabulous shoes, wedding gown, jewelry and their wedding invitation.
The gentlemen began a little later, dressing and preparing for some portraits and their departure to the Courtyard at Sarasota’s Ringling Museum of Art.
Later in the afternoon the couple and their wedding parties were transported to the Ringling where Christian and Robert had their First Look, some photos with their wedding party and some portraits at sunset.
Christian carried a brilliantly colored cascading bouquet of roses ranging from white to bright magenta, some in pale pink with darker tips. The bouquet was infused with seeded eucalyptus and garden ivy trailing down the sides.
They spent some time together to freshen up prior to the wedding ceremony. As the sun set wedding guests gathered for a beautiful evening ceremony. Christian and Robert exchanged their wedding vows in front of a dark wood arch draped in a rope of thick greenery; that allowed the uplight trees and shimmering lights to be their backdrop.
An adjoining space in the courtyard welcomed guests for Cocktail Hour, that included a display of charcuterie and cheeses before making their way to the outdoor dinner under the stars.
The lawn was surrounded by a hedge of trees draped in shimmering light. Round tables draped in light colored linen were layered with gold charger plates, knotted napkins and gold toned containers filled with colorful flowers that reflected the light.
A long rectangular black and white checked dance floor filled the center of the courtyard with a unique modern wedding cake at one end.
The four-tiered wedding cake sat on a gold stand. The top and bottom layers were draped in white. The second tier was a naked layer dotted in gold leaf. The third tier was brushed with gold and fuchsia. A rope of hot pink spray roses cascaded around the wedding cake.
Cheers to Christian and Robert! We wish you a life as bright and colorful as your wedding day.
Sarasota Wedding Venue: Ringling Courtyard
Catering: Modern Events Catering
Entertainment: Bay Kings Band
Floral Design: Tailored Twig
Lighting and Draping: Affairs In The Air
Rentals: US Tent Rental
Hair and Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Wedding Photographer: Everence Photography
Transportation: Sarasota Trolley
Wedding Officiant: Pastor Ray Loyd