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Ben and Rachael were an amazing couple to work with! I loved every minute of planning their super-styled and oh so boho wedding!
Rachael wanted to get married at her childhood home - Shadow Oaks located on a quiet road just outside of Sarasota, Fl.
On the first (of many) site visits, I fell in love! From the winding driveway that led to the home to the mossy oak trees, it was purely enchanting!
Florals were definitely a focus, so instead of draping or an arbor, we took the tree that Rachel used to play in and adorned it with hundreds of blooms. The light hit it perfectly for their ceremony - and the vintage car wasn't a bad touch either!
Cocktail hour was held on the back patio, and guests were welcomed with "Sister's Sangria" - a family favorite!
Dining was under the cover of a beautiful oak canopy, dressed with crystal chandeliers. The couple opted for a family style dinner, which really added to the family atmosphere of the evening!
They danced the night away with those closest to them - and said goodbye with a kiss under fireworks.
It could not have been a more perfect beginning for this very special couple. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to know them, design for them and be a part of their story!
Photography: Cat Pennenga Photography
Entertainment: Breezin' Entertainment, DeLeon Entertainment
Beauty: Brides by Kelly Anne
Lighting: Palacios Events
Vintage Rentals: So Staged Events + Decor, The Copper Acorn
Rentals: US Tent Rental
Catering: Cafe Gabbiano
Bakery: Cakes by Ron
Gown: Yolan Cris
Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth
Late Night Snacks: Tampa Bay Food Trucks
Venue: Shadow Oaks Private Estate