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The wedding day began at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota with onsite hair and makeup services for Meghan and her wedding party, and our Jennifer Matteo Event Planning team was with them right from the start.
A little later in the day the bridal party and Cliff and his groomsmen enjoyed some lunch prior to getting ready for photos.
Their wedding guests began their Sarasota wedding weekend with a fabulous welcome box. In addition to the essentials of Tylenol and sunscreen, the box also included a Florida shaped cookie, local Jai Alai IPA, snacks, a timeline, transportation arrangements as well as list of local eateries and attractions.
Meghan looked stunning in an off-white tulle gown with a modern lace bodice; the deep plunging neckline, illusion sides and shimmering threads were magnificent.
Cliff and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos paired with some interesting socks for a little fun.
The wedding parties were transported in limousines to St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key for the couple’s wedding ceremony.
Following the wedding ceremony and some family photographs, everyone was transported to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota for an evening of dinner and dancing in the spectacular gardens.
Meghan and Cliff’s beautifully dressed dogs joined them for a few photos prior to the wedding reception.
The evening began with the couple’s first dance and parent dances under a canopy of mature trees and sparkling market lights.
Guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner at long rectangular tables draped in soft pink satin linen. Rows of rectangular mirrored boxes filled the tables. The containers overflowed with flowers in shades of cream, pale and antique pink with touches of soft lavender.
Glass charger plates layered with knotted grey napkins complimented individual glass bubble place card holders, mirrored table numbers and votive candles in mercury glass.
A towering five-tiered, rose and white marbled wedding cake was accented with a cascade of antique pink and cream roses. Guests were also blown away with the Auburn University War Eagles grooms cake and autographed football.
Guests danced the night away, enjoyed a photobooth and wrapped up the night with fresh pizza and some chocolate chip cookies for the road.
What a fabulous wedding for a sweet couple.
Thank you to all of the vendors responsible for Meghan and Cliff’s Sarasota wedding!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Florist: Victoria Blooms SRQ
Officiant: Gerard Flannegan
Photographer: Trenholm Photo
Videographer: Fox Grove Films
Ceremony Music: Giuseppina Ciarla
Reception Music: None Other Band
Hair and Makeup: Fresh Salon
Catering: Michael's on East
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Ron
His and Hers Limo
Prime Time Limousines
Photobooth: Sharing Box Inc.
Dog Sitter: Fairy Tail Pet Care
Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal
Invitations and Stationery: Write-on Sarasota