The First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota was the ceremony site of this wonderful destination wedding planned by the talented Nicole Kaney of NK Productions. Nicole oversaw every detail in executing a beautiful wedding for this lucky couple.
As guests approached the church’s two, large front doors, they saw the opening outlined with an opulent garland! Constructed of open lilies and roses and fruit, including oranges, lemons and limes, the entrance piece lent a touch of Florida feel, but with distinct elegance.
Inside the sanctuary, the aisle was lined with candelabra adorned with garlands of Italian ruscus and hand-opened Vendella roses. As the couple stood to take their vows, they were flanked by two large urns bearing lovely arrangements of Sahara roses and white oriental lilies with trailing amaranths spilling over.
After the gorgeous Sarasota sunset, it was a bit cool, but that did not hinder the fun-filled evening that was planned! Guests were treated to cocktails at the Ringling family home, the Ca D’ Zan. There, a huge table of seafood with fabulous ice sculptures was adorned with garlands of fresh fruit and interesting foliage. Photographer Katie Beyer captured stunning images of the candlelit evening in the Ringling Courtyard, where dinner and dancing went on until nearly midnight!
The designers at Flowers by Fudgie created two different centerpiece designs for the guest tables. Half of the tables had over-stuffed gold revere bowls laden with roses in warm tones, lime green orchids, celosia, and hydrangea. The remaining tables had the rich centerpieces set atop citrus fruit-filled, clear glass vases with trailing amaranthus. Floating candles in glass cylinders with submerged orchids surrounded each bouquet and added to the glow of the evening. Kudos to Nicole and her staff, the talented photographers with Katie Beyer Photography and all the folks with Fete Catering who served a fabulous meal for this spectacular Sarasota wedding!