Blaire and Brandon had the most STUNNING wedding at the Ca’ d’Zan in Sarasota, Florida. If you’ve never been to The Ringling in Sarasota, stop what you’re doing and go...right now...or this weekend. Whichever. The Ringling is comprised of multiple buildings including the John and Mable Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, and the Ca’ d’Zan. The Ringling is great for people of all ages. The grounds are beautiful, filled with statues and gardens. I want to go back just thinking about it.
The Ca’ d’Zan is located at the rear of the Ringling property on the waterfront and is one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Florida. Blaire was one of the most gorgeous brides I have ever seen. The ceremony was sheer perfection. The front of the mansion provided the most incredible backdrop for the ceremony. Let’s also talk about the flower arrangements that highlighted the exquisite door of the mansion. I have never seen such lovely floral arrangements before. The walk down the aisle was dramatic and something you would see out of a movie. I felt like everything was happening in slow motion (or because the walk was at least a half-mile lol!). Seriously though, the way the sun was hitting the wedding party and the bride as they walked down the aisle was like a spotlight shining on them, paired with the gorgeous sounds of the harp, it was definitely cinematic!
After the touching ceremony, I had the pleasure to play cocktail hour by the waterfront. I had the best seat in the house to see the incredible sunset. The sky lit up with hues of purple, pink, and orange. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day or wedding for Blaire and Brandon. I’m so grateful to have been a part of it!
I have never heard as much laughter on a wedding day as I did for Michelle and Ryan. While I was setting up at the Davis Island Garden Club, the bride, groom, and wedding party were taking photos and were all giggles the whole time. Well, except when they spontaneously broke into song, which happened more than once. This crew knew how to have a good time! I knew going into Michelle and Ryan’s wedding that it was going to be a little “different” or “unusual” you could say. Unique is probably the best way to describe it. The couple had a unique vision for their music and that was RAP. Yes, you heard me. They wanted RAP music on the harp. I loved the idea of playing something you would NEVER imagine you’d hear on the harp. I was down for the challenge. For their wedding I played songs by artists like Wu Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, OutKast, D.R.A.M., Drake, Kanye West, and Post Malone. Say WHAT?! I still can’t get over how fun it was!
The ceremony was great! Michelle looked absolutely beautiful and her dress had POCKETS! Every woman’s dream dress! The couple’s close friend officiated the ceremony and was very entertaining. He did an excellent job keeping the ceremony light and interesting. Some of my favorite quotes include “this ring makes your finger look skinny” and “that ring is pretty baller”! Also, Michelle may secretly (or not so secretly) be a comedian.
OoOooOoo! I can’t believe I almost forgot my favorite thing! The couple had a customized drawing of themselves on their gift table (check it out in the photos below). I loved it SO much!
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