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Casey and Matthew were awesome for our Jennifer Matteo Event Planning team to work with. Early in the planning of their Sarasota wedding we asked each of them about some of their favorite things.
We love doing this as it gives us a lot of insight into the couples and personality and often gives us details that inspire design elements.
Imagine our surprise when Casey responded that she loved Florida oranges, so we took that idea and ran with it.
The day began with breakfast and then hair and makeup for the ladies. The guys relaxed and started getting ready a little later in the morning. All of the special details were arranged to be photographed prior to the couple heading to the Ringling for their first look while our Jennifer Matteo Event Planning team worked with the wedding professionals on preparations for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Casey wore a beautiful form fitting gown with a sweetheart neckline and a little touch of shimmer. Matthew wore a light grey suit with an open collared white shirt. His boutonniere was made with floral details found in Casey’s bouquet.
Casey carried a loose, textural bouquet of succulents, dusty miller, and dramatic bursts of orange and white.
Their uniquely designed waterfront wedding ceremony combined unlikely elements for a beach wedding. The combination of sunshine, sand, water and rattan fans were balanced against a random selection of dark wood dining room chairs, a wispy curly willow arch to mark the aisleway and a dark wood wedding arbor swagged with lush greenery and white hydrangea and roses.
Their waterside wedding ceremony incorporated a sand ceremony and an exchange of vows witnessed by family and friends. The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour and an outdoor reception in a grove of palms, under a canopy of market lights.
The reception repurposed the incredible wooden farmhouse dining chairs paired with a soft creamy linen, wicker charger plates and a light sage colored napkin. The focal point of the table were beautiful low centerpieces in wooden boxes that overflowed with greenery, white flowers and Florida oranges.
The orange theme continued into their wedding cake which combines white, orange and blush flowers with brightly colored oranges.
Sarasota Guest Rooms: Sunset Beach Resort
Sarasota Wedding Venue: Ringling Museum Ca' d'Zan
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
Desserts: NYE's Cream Sandwiches
Catering: Morton's Gourmet Market
Ceremony and Reception Music: Breezin Entertainment
Florals: Ivy & Vine Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne + Co
Rentals: US Tent Rental
Officiant: A Wedding With Grace
Photographer: Rina Kay Photography
Stationery: Write On Sarasota
Vintage Rentals: The Copper Acorn
Videographer: VibeChaos Productions