Imagine your wedding day on a white sandy beach where the gulf waters are almost as blue as the sky! Dreams become reality on the beach at the Hilton Resort at Longboat Key where Jessica Stevens helps couples plan for their once-in-a-lifetime event. The Hilton offers several options for ceremonies and receptions. This couple chose to have not only their wedding, but also their reception, under a tented area on the beach!
Guests were greeted by two large bamboo vases of graceful palm fronds at the back of the aisle. The couple walked up to a bamboo arch covered with sheer organza fabric that was flanked with two floral sprays of Bombay blue orchids and white roses.
The bride chose a traditional all-white rose bouquet with natural stems banded with off-white ribbon. The bases of the bouquet’s stems were exposed to give the piece a lovely, natural look. The bridesmaids, in their soft blue dresses, carried blue hydrangeas with white roses and lime green dendrobium orchids.
As the party moved into the tented reception area, the tabletop centerpieces gave a nice additional pop of color by adding hot pink spray roses to blue hydrangea mounds with lime green button chrysanthemums. This casual look was a perfect selection for the tables in the big tent.