Alison and Michael’s Enchanting Garden Wedding at @SelbyGardens in #Sarasota, FL #marieselbybotanicalgardens #sarasotaharpist
I was so excited to play for Alison and Michael’s wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. This was my first time at the gardens and it was so beautiful. Even though it was a bit of a walk to set up my harp at the ceremony site, it was so worth it! I loved walking through the gardens and enjoying my beautiful surroundings. I had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite wedding planners, Lucy Halasz from LH Events. The couple chose unique songs for the ceremony. I played “Come Away with Me”, “Hallelujah”, and “What a Wonderful World”. The ceremony was just as beautiful as the bride! Alison looked gorgeous (and sexy!) with her lace dress. The couple exchanged their own vows that were sweet and unique. I loved it! It was obvious that Alison and Mike are the perfect match. They seemed to complement each other perfcectly! They were laughing and smiling the whole time. The guests were amazing and helped me carry my bench and push my harp for me. The reception site was incredible. They had string lights set up with lots of antiques. They had a variety of different styled chairs. It was eclectic and stunning! I really enjoyed everything about this wedding. Thank you Alison and Mike for including me in your very special day! I wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness.
I was first introduced to Evelyn and Rocky’s story on my Facebook Feed. I didn’t know much about the couple but when I saw an amazing team of vendors pull together to give this couple a dream wedding, I instantly knew that I wanted to help! Evelyn and Rocky have quite the story and it started 22 years ago. The couple had experienced a series of unfortunate events and have been homeless for the past 3 years. When I first spoke to Evelyn about her big day she was in the hospital recovering from an illness. Despite everything Evelyn and Rocky radiate positivity and thankfulness. They were so appreciative of everything this great wedding community has done for them. I’m thankful to have met them and help give them the wedding of a lifetime. Kudos to the following Tampa Bay area wedding vendors who came together to make this happen:
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Wedding Day Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Salon Services | Marissa Bernal | Bridal Headband | Be Free Hair Apparel | Gown | The White Closet | Videography | Imagery Wedding Films | Photography | Carrie Wildes |Cake | Alessi Bakeries | Transportation | Tampa Airport Transportation | Flowers | Alta Fleura | DJ | Grant Hemond | Harpist | Kristen Elizabeth | Catering | Hungry Harry's | Hotel | Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Brandon | Wedding Rings | The Gold & Diamond Source | Spa Services | Devine Designs | Tuxedos | Men's Warehouse
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