Danielle & Andrews Bakers Ranch Wedding

It was hard to narrow down this photo album to some of our favorites – there were so many to choose from!! Congratulations Danielle & Andrew! You two are a beautiful couple inside and out!
Venue: Bakers Ranch
DJ: Two left feet
Bartender: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services
Caterer: Green Apple Catering
Linens: Linens By The Sea
Florist: Victoria Blooms, LLC
Furniture Rental: The Copper Acorn Vintage Rentals
Chair Rental: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Lighting: Affairs in the Air, Inc.
Videographer: Jessica Overholt Photography
Photography: Tara Tomlinson-Photography
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair/Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne
Coordination & Stationary : Swanky Soiree

By |August 1st, 2017|Cake, Centerpiece Ideas, Floral, Palmetto, Photography, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Table Decor, Weddings|Comments Off on Danielle & Andrews Bakers Ranch Wedding

Laura & Fletchers Wedding at the Sarasota Yacht Club

Congratulations Laura & Fletcher! What a beautiful bride!! Your Wedding day had elegant touches of details from beginning to end! We had such a great time working with you to make a night that had your friends and family smiling from ear to ear. #ACrushOnRush

Thank you to an amazing team of vendors!

Venue: The Sarasota Yacht Club

Officiant: A Wedding with Grace

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Jason Hobert

Reception Music: No Filter Band

Florist: Oneco Florist

Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography

Videographer: TruColor Productions

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Hair/Makeup: Rachel’s Artistry

Transportation: Siesta Trolley

 

 

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Kaitlin and Tim’s Selby Garden Wedding

Congratulations to Kaitlin and Tim! This garden themed wedding had beautiful orchid accents, succulent favors and a whole lot of elegant love!

Venue: Selby Gardens

DJ and Photobooth: Jam All Day 

Caterer: Simply Gourmet 

Rentals: Tampa Lighting

Florist: Oneco Florist 

Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography

Cake: Pastries by Design 

Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Gamso 

This wedding was also featured on Wedding Wire!!

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Brianna and David’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

The love between these two didn’t go unnoticed! Especially on their wedding day! May your love flourish for all eternity!

Venue: The Resort Longboat Key Club – Spike’s N Tees

Ceremony Music: Kristen Antolik 

Reception Music: Dennis Lee

Florals: Victoria Blooms 

Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan 

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Makeup: Krista Worth 

 

By |July 7th, 2017|Cake, Centerpiece Ideas, DIY, favors, Floral, Sarasota, Table Decor, Uncategorized, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Brianna and David’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

Kim & Henri’s Wedding at the IMG Academy Golf Club

This “blushing bride” took everyone’s breath away as soon as she touched the aisle! Congratulations Kim & Henri! Thank you to this amazing group of vendors!

Church: St. George’s Episcopal Church

Venue: IMG Academy Golf Club

Band: Sapphire Twist with EastCoast Entertainment

Florist: Ms. Scarlett’s Flowers

Photographer: Villetto Photography

Cake: A Slice of Heaven Custom Cakes

Donuts: La Dona Donuts

Makeup: Makeup SRQ

Transportation: Siesta Trolley, Inc

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Erin and Jon’s Wedding at the Field Club

This expecting bride was absolutely glowing on her wedding day! Congratulations to Erin and Jon! We are so excited for this new chapter in your lives!

Venue: Field Club Estate

Officiant: Sarasota Dream Weddings

DJ: Cigar City DJs

Florist: Suncoast Florist

Photographer: Villetto Photography

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Hair & Makeup: NUOVO Salons

Place Cards & Day of Coordination: Swanky Soiree

 

By |June 29th, 2017|Cake, Centerpiece Ideas, Photography, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Erin and Jon’s Wedding at the Field Club

Trending Engagement Rings

 

The year may be half way over, but there is still time to become one of the newly engaged couples of 2017! This year has shown a revelation in engagement rings and times are definitely changing! Engagement rings are varying from the traditional stone and band to aged metals and gemstones! No ring shall be looked at in question as an engagement ring in 2017!

Not sure where to start? Or need some inspiration to show your beau? We’ve got a nice list that’s sure to bring a smile to your face once placed on your finger!
East to West Diamonds

Dare to be different with these stunning settings!

 
Split Shank

You could say this would be the sister ring to the more classic single band.  The split shank allows for more light to strike your diamonds, which means more SPARKLE when you display your new jewels on social media!
Intertwined Bands

A truly meaningful gift (not that a different style wouldn’t be!),  this band represents two lives coming together to become one. Whether there is a platinum band or rows of diamond accents, its sure to impress!
Square Bands

Believe it or not, this shape is actually more comfortable than the traditional round band.
Rose gold

The “pink” gold has made a serious comeback with its feminine hue. Plus, it’s flattering with every skin tone!
Opals

Personally, I am biased to OPALS as I am an October baby! Each stone is different than the next, which makes for a truly unique and one of a kind ring!
Pear shaped

This setting is sure to elongate and slim your fingers!

Colored diamonds

Rubys are known as the “gem of the heart,” this passionate symbol of love can be styled for either a vintage or new age bride. But don’t stop at […]

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Nicole & Shawns Powel Crosley Wedding

Rain did not stop this night from turning into a party! Congratulations Nicole and Shawn! We truly couldn’t have had such an amazing night without the help of all of these superb vendors!

Ceremony Location: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

Reception: The Powel Crosley 

Cocktail & Reception DJ: Jam All Day

Caterer: Simply Gourmet

Florist: Victoria Blooms 

Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography 

Videography: Current Films 

Sweets: Sub Zero

Cake: GiGi’s Cupcakes 

Transportation: Siesta Trolley 

 

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Krystel & Matt’s Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

So many gorgeous details at every angle of Krystel & Matt’s wedding! We couldn’t have done it with out this amazing team of vendors!

Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Full Planning , Coordination, lighting & Draping: Swanky Soiree

Videography: Seltzer Films

Photography: Concept Photography

Floral Design: Victoria Blooms 

Hair: Bliss Salon

Makeup: Jessmarie Make up

DJ & Photobooth: Jam All Day Entertainment

Linens: Linens By The Sea

Furniture: So Staged Event Design + Rentals 

Catering: Innovative Dining 

Cake: Pastries by Design 

Dress: Blush Bridal Sarasota

 

 

By |May 26th, 2017|Centerpiece Ideas, favors, Floral, Invitations, Palmetto, Photography, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Table Decor, Themed Parties, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Krystel & Matt’s Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Paige & Cleo’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

Congratulations Paige and Cleo! Your bright beach wedding was a breath of fresh air!

 

Venue: The Resort at Long Boat Key Club

Officiant: Grace Felice, with Weddings with Grace

DJ: DJ Jason & Associates

Florist: Flowers by Fudgie

Photography: Kim Dyer Photography

Cakes: Cakes by Ron

Hair & Makeup: A Victorian Bride

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Cassie & Kyle’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

Cassie and Kyle were such a friendly couple! We felt like we were part of the family and were sad to see the night come to an end!

With romantic vibes of layered floating candles and whimsical wisteria as centerpieces, this garden theme wedding was taking guests (and our!) breath away!

Thank You to all of these amazing vendors! Without you all this wouldn’t have been possible!

Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Coordination, Up lights, Wisteria: Swanky Soiree Events
DJ: Fits Otis with Goodley Entertainment Group
LOVE sign and Dance Floor: So Staged Event Design + Rentals
Florist: Victoria Blooms, LLC
Photographer: Johnna Brynn Photography
Videographer: Current Films
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair & Makeup: The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group by Priscilla Marie
Transportation: Siesta Key Free Ride

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Amy & Luke’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club

DJ: Black Tie DJ’s

Florist: Beneva Flowers

Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography

Sweets: Cakes by Ron

Hair & Makeup: Something Blu

Transportation: Siesta Trolley

Draping: Swanky Soiree

 

By |April 19th, 2017|Cake, Centerpiece Ideas, DIY, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amy & Luke’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

The “How To” on Tipping your Wedding Vendors

Let’s face it- on your big day, the last thing you want to be doing is handing out more money! But on your wedding day, take a moment to appreciate all of all the different puzzle pieces that came together to make the masterpiece known as your “Best Day Ever!” Companies and businesses greatly appreciate a “Thank You” from the new Mr. & Mrs. and any other form of monetary appreciation is welcomed. This is one expense that some couples do not plan for! If you have ever worked in the service industry, you can understand the agony of not getting a tip! The same can apply when it comes to your vendors! Make sure you double check your contracts to see if a tip or gratuity is already included!
We never tell couples what to do!  We do however provide a handy Cheat Sheet for those interested in tipping their vendors!
SWANKY TIP: The disbursement of your thank you cards / tips should be assigned to a responsible bridal party member! (or your wedding planner, if you have one!) You can decide when they should be handed out

 

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Remembering loved ones on your Wedding Day!

It’s your wedding day! A day of celebration and love with your family and friends- of course this includes those who have passed away! There are a variety of different ways to cast remembrance, and they can be as subtle and symbolic as you’d like. One TIP we have before you start- check with any family members that could be sensitive to the death, the last thing you want are happy wedding tears to turn into sad memorial service tears.

Pin their photos to your bouquet or boutonniere! There’s also locket cufflinks!

Include their favorite flowers in your bouquet!

Light a candle in their memory! Include in your program that you have lit a candle in memory of those who are there in spirit, but not in person!

Dance to their favorite song! Or play their favorite song for some of the ceremony music!

Place a flower and a picture of them on a seat at the ceremony!

Cut a piece of your loved ones clothing (tie, scarf, dress, etc.) and have it sewn on the inside of your dress or fiancé’s suit!

The Groom can wear the tie of a passing loved one!

Hang picture frames from chairs down the aisle of family members who couldn’t be there.

Release a biodegradable lantern, doves or butterflies during the wedding in their honor.

Have a special toast for them at the reception.

Have a charity that guests can make a donation to in lieu of your loved one!
(Could be loved pets that you are remembering as well)

Have their special recipe as part of you menu or dessert table!

Have a memory table at your reception with photos of passed loved ones!

Have a moment of reflection at the beginning of your ceremony!

Offer a special favor for your guests at […]

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Sarasota & Bradenton’s Top Wedding Venues

Being home to the Nation’s #1 Beach isn’t all Sarasota has to offer. There are a plethora of venues that are sure to take your breathe away!

#1. The Longboat Key Club

#2. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

#3. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

#4. The Ritz-Carlton

#5. Historic Spanish Point

#6. Tortuga Inn

#7. Powel Crosley

#8. Beach House

#9. Baker’s Ranch

#10. Philippi Mansion

#11. Mixon’s in the Grove

#12. South Florida Museum

#13. Sarasota Garden Club

#15. Palma Sola Botanical Park

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A Wedding Planner vs. A Wedding Coordinator

What is the difference between a Coordinator vs. a Planner?
Planners are with you from day 1- they are there with you every step of the way, “holding your hand” so to say, from choosing your venue, your style/theme, creating a budget, choosing vendors and then managing them, and everything in between (there’s usually a lot of in between!!). Planners do all of this IN ADDITION to what the Coordinator does.

Coordinators are there with you one month before your wedding day. So all of the decision making has already been made by the bride and groom, the coordinator ties up any loose ends and presents you your wedding day on a silver platter. Timelines, main contact between you and your vendors, overseeing & beautifying set up, managing the smooth flow of the day and keeping an eye out on all the details is the Coordinators main purpose. They also will line up your bridal party prior to the ceremony, bustle your gown, let you know when the important nightly events are up (first dance, Cake cutting, sparkler sendoff, etc.)

 
What are the PRO’s of having a coordinator?
Budget

Do you know what cakes, photographers, flowers, dj, or a videographer cost? Planners help to educate you on cost and then distribute your budget based on what is most important to you! It’s hard to know if you are paying too much or what kind of quality you are getting for your money- we’re here to guide you!
Discounts

We keep a good business relationship with our vendors, which means we’re receiving discounts that are then passed on to you! We also help with vendor referrals. One of the hardest parts of planning can be narrowing down a large list of vendors […]

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You were chosen as Maid of Honor! Now What?

 

Being chosen as the Maid (matron) of Honor is the epitome of true friendship! What does this title include, you may ask? Let’s just say that the bride will be depending on you to support them throughout the engagement process and through the I DO’s! Woah! Talk about pressure!

Have no fear! We are here to help narrow down your duties to make sure you are on your A game!
Maid of Honor

Wedding Dress Shopping & Wedding day Bustle – We all would love to have that instant SAY YES TO THE DRESS moment, but every bride is different! Some know the dress they want before they even walk into a boutique, others go on month long journeys until they have their jaw dropping moment. None the less, you are there for the ride, no matter how long or short it may be, with a huge smile on your face (and maybe a box of tissues). The Bustle can be a tricky part of the night- we have seen our fair share of 25 minute bustles because the MOH couldn’t figure it out! This can stress the bride out! Do not let that be you! Make sure you go with the bride to her final fitting so that you may be shown where the bustle buttons are!

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping- Whether the bridal party is wearing the same dress or each member is wearing a different styled dress – your opinion matters the most to the bride when it comes to color or style. (of course, she wants her Best Friend to look fierce!)  It will also be your job to interfere with any negative remarks – this is the bride’s day, not everyone else’s!

DIY Assistance- There are so many components to […]

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Paula & Evans Palma Sola Botanical Garden Wedding

Paula and Evan were married at the beautiful Palma Sola Botanical Garden on November 4, 2016. You can truly see how deep their love is within the photos of this boho chic inspired wedding. We couldn’t be happier for the both of you! Congratulations!!

 

Venue :: Palma Sola Botanical Garden

Officiant :: Tim Pastmore

Ceremony Music :: Matt Dendy

Reception Music :: Complete Southwest

Caterer :: Harry’s Kitchen

Florist :: Oneco Florist

Photographer :: Everence Photography

Videographer :: JD Cobb

Cake :: Publix – University Walk

Linen & Rentals :: Swanky Soiree & US Tent

 

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Marial & Daniels Tortuga Beach Resort Wedding

On September 10, 2016 Marial & Daniel vowed to love each other until the end of time. Heather Hawley captured the pure elegance of the bride, and the pure feelings of love between the two.

 

Church:: Crosspointe Church

Reception/ Rentals :: Tortuga Inn Beach Resort

Ceremony Music :: Jessica Ellen Jarvis

Cocktail/Reception Music :: Jam All Day Entertainment

Caterer :: Simply Gourmet Sarasota

Florist :: Flowers by Fudgie

Photographer :: Heather Hawley

Cake :: Pastries by Design

Hair & Makeup :: Body & Sol Spa and Welness

Slurpee Machine :: Eric Shaner

 

By |December 28th, 2016|Cake, Floral, Photography, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Trending, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Marial & Daniels Tortuga Beach Resort Wedding

Jennifer and Daniel’s Davis Island Garden Club Wedding

Jennifer and Daniel were married on Thursday, November 3 at the Davis Island Garden Club! Their wedding was full of wine inspired details, from table names to cork decorations. Congratulations Jennifer and Daniel- we are over the moon excited for you both!!

 

Venue: Davis Island Garden Club

Officiant  :: Lauren Crowley

DJ:: Chris Thornberry

Caterer :: Urban Sushi Burrito

Florals :: 50flowers.com

Photography :: Jen House Photography

Photobooth :: Robert Hedges

Donuts :: Mini Donut Factory

Hair :: Macho Sisters

 

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