Siesta key beach wedding; It must be love!

Siesta key beach elopement, it must be love!

A Siesta key beach wedding is something dreams are made of. Couples come from all over this country and from far away parts of this world just to experience the beauty of Siesta key beach with its crystal cool white sand. Read our post on Siesta keys hidden beach wedding locations and if you're going to have a Siesta beach wedding you will probably be interested in our post on all the great Siesta key village restaurants and reception ideas including plenty of pictures. And sunsets. That big … [Read more...]

Discover 2 Popular Vow Renewal Packages

Suncoast Florida Vow Renewals

2 Popular Vow Renewal & Ceremony Packages to Choose We have 2 popular vow renewal packages wonderful for the beach or any outdoor location. One includes our popular Sand Ceremony & Keepsake,  the other includes the giving of a single Red Rose, an ages old "Celtic" tradition. Read our post on Siesta keys hidden beach wedding locations and if you're going to have a Siesta beach wedding you will probably be interested in our post on all the great Siesta key village restaurants and … [Read more...]

Tiki Ceremony Package

Tiki Ceremony Package by SarasotaWeddingIdeas.com

Tiki Beach Wedding Value Package This beach wedding value package was designed for weddings on the beach & Vow Renewals on all Siesta key beaches but we've decided to include other locations into the mix. This beach wedding ceremony package now includes: All Siesta key beaches, Lido key beaches, Sarasota Florida Beaches &  Anna Maria Island beaches on what we locals call "Florida's Sun-Coast." Read our post on Siesta keys hidden beach wedding locations and if you're going to have a … [Read more...]

Special Wedding Vow Renewal Package

Vow Renewal Special Red Rose Ceremony

This Special Rose Ceremony Beautiful for a Renewal of Vows or a Wedding Ceremony. My name is Garry and I love to perform vow renewals on the beach for couples looking to make their anniversary a special day filled with wonderful memories. I am a wedding officiant who performs vow renewals from Sarasota to St. Pete Florida and everywhere in between. And to help make our renewal of vows ceremony even more special, we added a Special Beach Vow Renewal Plus Package that includes the beautiful … [Read more...]

Elopement Packages, No Planning Needed!

Elopement Packages, Simple, Elegant, Affordable

 3 Popular Elopement Wedding Ceremony Packages Sarasota beaches, Siesta key beaches, Lido key beach, Venice beaches, Bradenton beaches & All Anna Maria Island Beaches. 1.) The Sand Ceremony Package for Elopements*  2.) The Rose Ceremony Package for Elopements* 3.) The Tiki Torch Ceremony Package for Elopements* See All of Our Beach Wedding Packages Here - All Great for Elopement Weddings! * 30 or 60 minutes of professional photography option for any package at value … [Read more...]

Venice FL Wedding Officiant at Caspersen Beach

Venice Florida Wedding Officiant

The best Venice FL wedding officiant and minister performed a beach wedding ceremony for this couple at Caspersen Beach in Venice Florida. Caspersen beach in Venice is about a mile south of the airport, it has new raised walkways and new bathroom facilities within a short walk from the beach along with plenty of parking for the few locals that frequent the beach. The fact that not many people know about the beach, makes it attractive for small beach weddings of 20 or less. At Caspersen beach … [Read more...]

What Is The Meaning of a Single Rose ?

Pink Rose for Joy & Gratitude

Symbols of a Rose In American culture symbols can be found all around us on a daily basis, from the symbols on money, to the symbols of products we spend it on. Flower arrangements are used as non-specific symbols on many holiday's. Roses on the other hand have very specific symbol's and meaning's attached to them. These 'Rose Specific' meanings are wonderful for times when you want to evoke a certain meaning, a reminder of a special time or to show continuance of a heartfelt … [Read more...]

How To Plan An Anna Maria Island Beach Wedding

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This is a step by step guide to successful planning of your Anna Maria Island beach wedding. Like every wedding there's lots of planning to be done and it's recommended that the planning be completed at least 6 months out, minimum - 12 months would be better. Count on beach wedding planning to take at least a few weeks and more probably a few months to complete from start to finish. Except: Intimate weddings and vow renewal services that will not be using decorations, like bamboo arch's canopy's … [Read more...]

How To Get A Beach Wedding & Resort Stay For Less

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Beach Wedding & Resort Stay Deals Here's what we do… We do beach weddings & wedding packages for all Sarasota Fl beaches like Siesta key beach, Lido key beach and to our south all of the Venice Florida beaches. In addition to that we cover all of the Bradenton beaches including Anna Maria Island beach weddings. Mostly we work with brides and grooms who want to make one of these area beaches their destination for a beach wedding and they contact us about one of our beach wedding … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Venice Fl Beach Wedding Package

The Redesigned Mont Blanc Package   The Venice Florida area is rich with beautiful beaches off the Coast of Venice Island. What better way to celebrate these wonderful beaches than to dedicate a beach wedding package designed just for those Venice Fl beach wedding brides and grooms. The most popular beaches for weddings in Venice are Caspersen Beach and Venice Beach. Here's our newly designed Mont Blanc for Venice Weddings... Silky white fabric flowing gently in the beach breeze … [Read more...]

Siesta Beach Wedding Resort Planner

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Siesta key beach wedding resort planning Certain things in life seem to go together naturally and one of those things happens to be a Siesta key beach wedding and a Siesta key beach wedding resort stay. Many couples are arriving here in Siesta key from other locations; many are from other parts of Florida and many others from one of our northern states. Whatever the case may be, we get quite a few questions about where to stay on Siesta key directed to us along with requests for one of … [Read more...]

Need Help Finding The Best Beach Location for Your Wedding Ceremony?

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Finding the best beach location for your wedding is one of the most common questions we get. Even when you have a place picked out that you like and are planning or have reservations to stay at... you still could use help making sure the beach you have in mind, is still the best choice for you. Consider "double checking" just to make sure that the beach you're thinking of is the best choice available. Many couples planning their wedding don't have a clue about the local beaches or where they … [Read more...]

Want A Tropical Beach Wedding Without Going To The Tropics?

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What do you see when you're dreaming of a "Tropical" beach wedding getaway? I don't know what you're seeing but, here's what I'd be dreaming of... "A warm summer day on some laid-back Tropical Island. The beach sand is softly caressing my toes as I walk. As I look around me to one side a steel drummer is playing calypso music... my wedding guests are dancing, talking, having a great time of it. Even the twilight sun hanging low over the horizon is enjoying my tropical wedding so much it … [Read more...]

South Gate Center: Ceremony & Reception Venue

South Gate Center in Sarasota Florida

Sarasota's South Gate Center & Hall We've had many brides asking about a reasonably priced reception venue to rent for after their Sarasota / Siesta Key beach ceremony. As you'll see from the pictures, the grounds at the South Gate Center are great ( 5 Acres ) of  large oak trees with waterfront views from the Phillippi Creek. The center itself is light and bright with 2 walls of floor to ceiling glass, the center can seat up to 140 with room for dancing and has a large, well equipped … [Read more...]

‘Simply Gourmet’ Wedding Catering At Its Finest

Simply Gourmet Owners Larry & Jamie Barrett for SarasotaWeddingIdeas.com

'Simply Gourmet' Wedding & Event Caterers  So, You've been looking for a good wedding caterer in Sarasota and ended up here. If that's the case, you're in the right place... Let us, "Sarasota Wedding Ideas" introduce you to one of Sarasota's best Caterers, 'Chef Larry & Jamie Barrett,' a husband and wife team working together who create not only beautiful to the eye but; very tasty (to the 'buds') dishes worthy of the highest recognition. Chef Barrett spent years designing fabulous … [Read more...]

‘Lollicakes’ The Wedding Cake Alternative

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Wedding Desert's Big Idea    Amy and Erin, Sisters who moved to Sarasota just a few short years ago from Rhode Island (Our Smallest State) and brought with them the Biggest Idea in wedding dessert... Lollicakes!  These bite size delights do the 'Cha, Cha, Cha' with your glands and are apt to send you into choco-orgasmic heaven. But don't worry, you won't feel drained after these bite size delights. The only problem with these treats is dealing with the 'Hard & Fast' addiction that is … [Read more...]

What Everybody Ought To Know About Pre-Wedding Photos

Sarasota Wedding Day Prep

  It’s no question that many wonderful wedding traditions rule the big day. But, while the continuity of these many traditions make the wedding day as special as it has become, some rituals and traditions stand in the way of the modern bride and need to be brushed aside forever more. One such tradition, (actually more like a superstition,) has it that neither the bride nor groom must cast their eyes upon the other on their wedding day until the bride lifts her veil at the … [Read more...]

Minister, Singer & Contemporary Artist: Pastor Ricky Russell

Pastor Ricky Russell

Pastor Ricky Russell is truly one of the finest Ordained Ministers you will have Officiate Your Sarasota Wedding. As a Singer he has a voice that ranges from Old Gospel to New Contemporary Songs.       Want Pastor Ricky Russell at your wedding or event? Contact Pastor Ricky Russell at: (941)923-8615 Or... Go to our Wedding Officiate Services.   Pastor Ricky Russell is one of the most dynamic, yet humble, Contemporary Christian Artists you will ever … [Read more...]

Destination Weddings 12 Reasons Say Yes

Destination Wedding on a Florida Beach

12 Reasons to Say Yes to a Destination Wedding in Florida WARNING: The contents of this article may NOT be appropriate for parents. RATED: BG (Bride/Groom) Only The joke is that “Destination Weddings” actually started thousands of years ago with a bride who wanted to get away from an overbearing mother. The truth is that destination weddings have turned into a favorite. Nowadays destination weddings are a first alternative to traditional weddings. Destination weddings are generally smaller, … [Read more...]

How to Make Posed Wedding Photos Exciting

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Imagination Can Transform Posed Wedding Photos Into Unique Treasures  “I don’t want my wedding photos to look like Mom and Dad’s.” We've heard that comment more than a few times from brides and grooms. The wedding day is a very special day…a unique day in every respect, and your wedding photography should reflect that. Line em up! Gone are the days of lining up the parents and wedding party for posed photo shoots. Thank goodness. Those photo lineups have no imagination or uniqueness. … [Read more...]

A Tuxedo For Our Beach Wedding?

Question about tuxedos at beach weddings

Question? My fiance 'Jeremy', and I are planning on a destination beach wedding at one of Sarasota's beaches next June, we just started planning. So... Jeremy just informed me that he plans on wearing a tux. Sorry, but that just doesn't seem right. He's saying that my wedding dress is formal so he wants to wear a tux. Aren't beach weddings informal? Should I change my chiffon wedding gown to something less formal? I'm confused, Please Help! Ashley B.   Answer: Hi Ashley, we've heard … [Read more...]

Wedding Problems, What Can I Do?

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My fiancé and I are getting married in 2 months and want to have our wedding on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota. My parents want me to change the venue to be closer to home even though all the deposits have been paid out. It’s really maddening since we started planning this wedding my parents have been so pessimistic about it. The planning is already done, invitations are already sent, accommodations picked, venue reserved, even the caterer and decoration decisions have been made. I wanted to plan … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Beach Wedding Success

Florida Beach Weddings

DIY Beach Wedding Planners Beach weddings in Florida are popular, and why not. Traditional weddings average around $30,000 and while there's plenty who pony up that kind of money there's many more looking for more affordable options... and in Florida the #1 option is the affordable "Beach Wedding." Brides should be able to expect that they can have a beautiful beach wedding ceremony with 20 guests for $1,000 on the low side and $2,000 on the high side, that's for just the ceremony the … [Read more...]

50th Anniversary Vow Renewal on Siesta Beach

Sarasota Beach Wedding Sand Ceremony

A very windy day couldn't stop this wonderful wedding vow renewal from its intended journey out on Siesta Key Beach here in Sarasota Fl. Find Your Siesta Key Minister and Wedding Officiant Here. So, on a Tuesday afternoon we were asked to set up our beach wedding arch for a 50th anniversary vow renewal. Beautiful flowers in purple and white with an upscale white fabric were included along with the bamboo arch. Although on this day strong winds made our fabric look more like a boat sail … [Read more...]

Casual Beach Wedding Attire for Men

Sarasota beach wedding attire for men

Sarasota Style Beach Wedding Wear for Men   Sarasota Beach Weddings are more casual than a typical wedding event and mens clothing should reflect the casual nature of these outdoor weddings. So we went out to one of the big box stores (rhymes with Stacy's) to see if we could find some affordable men's beach wedding clothes. We focused on men's shirts and pants. The mens beach wedding wear that we found wasn't cheap, but it wasn't expensive either. Don't forget...if you rent a … [Read more...]

Sarasota Beach Wedding Questions

Sarasota Beach Wedding Flowers

Sarasota Beach Wedding Q & A   How Do We Get Started? If you want to get started planning your Sarasota beach wedding event the first part of the plan may possible be the hardest: Which one of the many fabulous local area beaches are you going to pick to serve as your Sarasota beach ceremony venue?   Start Your Beach Wedding With One of Our Beach Wedding Packages That Include Your Wedding Ceremony Officiant.  Then Add Decorations That Make it Unique.   Sarasota … [Read more...]

Anna Maria Weddings at the Waterfront Restaurant, Home Again

The Waterfront Restaurant an Anna Maria Wedding Reception Venue

Waterfront Restaurant111 South Bay BoulevardAnna Maria Island, Fl 34216941-778-1515 Anna Maria Beach Weddings, Receptions & Rehearsals   "Anna Maria's Front Porch" We recently went to the Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island, of course we wanted to find out if brides would like to have their beach wedding reception or rehearsal dinner there, and here's what we found out about this restaurant / wedding venue, along with some cool pictures. This Place Has History We were told … [Read more...]

Find Affordable Wedding Dresses Along Sarasota’s “Miracle Mile”

Sarasota Wedding Attire at Designer Consigner

Are you finding designer dress & accessory prices hard to swallow… Then why not spend a little free time… Shopping Sarasota’s Miracle Mile & Find Affordable Wedding Dresses, Gowns & Accessories for less. “Sarasota’s Miracle Mile of Affordable Wedding Attire” lies in the central Sarasota area on Beneva Road between Webber and Bahia Vista Streets. This is where brides will find 3 top Sarasota consignment shops featuring both brand new & once-used wedding everything at prices … [Read more...]

Do I Need a Planner for My Beach Wedding?

Elegant Beach Wedding Canopy

If you’ve been asking yourself whether to hire a wedding planner for a local Sarasota beach wedding, the short answer is… NO! The long answer is…NOOoooooo! It’s not that beach weddings are easy to put together, believe me... They are not easy! But; you don’t need a typical “Sarasota Beach Wedding Planner” for your wedding because of us… that’s right, as in us here at SarasotaWeddingIdeas.com. Why? Because… We do Elegant Sarasota beach weddings every day. That’s right; think of us as your … [Read more...]

Event Venue for Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch Special Occasions

 Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch Special Event Venue A wonderful outdoor special occasion & event venue featuring an oversized natural wood arbor with comfortable bench seating, 9 tall round tables w/chairs & umbrellas for shade as well as other available seating options. The venue can accommodate events up to 100 people. All this, along with a nice mix of coffee and end tables create that down home feel. Once you're here, you won't want to leave. This special event venue serves up … [Read more...]

All Inclusive Sarasota Beach Wedding & Reception Package

Sarasota Beach Wedding Resort, Front View

That's right, we finally found that elusive "All Inclusive Beach Wedding & Reception" location right here in Sarasota Florida. In fact our discovery does it 1 better, our package also includes your resort stay. We affectionately call it our "3 Way." Catchy name. Right!??? No? Fine, lets just agree to disagree and move on... We've searched and searched and now we've found that rare combination of beautiful beach location, a cool resort and a fun reception venue all in one tight location … [Read more...]

Destination Weddings in Sarasota Florida

Beach Weddings at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota

Our Wedding Planners do Destination Weddings Destination Wedding Coverage Area Planning a wedding in your hometown is stressful enough, trying to plan & coordinate a destination wedding event is almost impossible. So why not relax and let us do the destination wedding planning for you. From elegant to intimate our beach wedding planners are here to coordinate your Sarasota Beach Wedding Event so you can relax. Our wedding planners do fab destination weddings in Sarasota, Venice & … [Read more...]

How to Book Top Wedding Venues at Budget Prices

Top Wedding Venues at Value Pricing

Book Top Wedding Venues at Budget Prices Top wedding venues and reception sites are always high priced options but; there is a way to book the best wedding venues at cheap or value pricing. Let’s see how… Top Wedding Venues Command Top Prices Book Top Wedding Venues At Budget Pricing Top wedding & reception venues command top pricing because of their superior location, service and attention to detail. These wedding sites have the best of everything. Many of these … [Read more...]

Advice on Wedding Budget Planning

Wedding budget, financial advice, infographic

You're newly engaged, checking out wedding sites and looking to start planning your 'Dream' wedding. Want to get some great knowledge on budgeting and finance for the 'big day' that might just save your shorts? Or at least an argument or three with your fiance. This article is filled with great budget tips for couples...every young couple planning their first wedding needs this advice now, don't skip it! Read On and Learn Grasshopper... Cool Tool... Nice! Also, don't forget to use the … [Read more...]

Another Sarasota Wedding Venue – Stoneybrook Country Club

Stoneybrook a Sarasota wedding venue

Sarasota Wedding & Reception Venue Stoneybrook Country Club in Sarasota is a wonderful location for a Sarasota wedding or wedding reception. Located in the Palmer Ranch community just a few miles east of US 41, Stoneybrook is one of the nicest golf & country club locations for wedding ceremonies in the central Sarasota area. Wedding Receptions at Stoneybrook  From the sun filled dining area, (which accommodates around 210 guests seated or 180 guests buffet style), Stoneybrook also … [Read more...]

A Sarasota Wedding Venue – Bent Tree Country Club

Bent Tree Sarasota Weddings

Weddings at Bent Tree Country Club Bent Tree Country Club is just a couple miles East of I-75 directly off Bee Ridge Road. The Golf Course is beautiful, having just recently undergone renovations (Summer 2010) and makes a beautiful backdrop for any wedding ceremony. With updated greens and landscaping, wedding ceremonies are held on either the 1st or 9th fairway's, rolling creek and wooden bridge settings. The wedding photography opportunities from the golf course, gardens and paths are … [Read more...]

Sarasota Wedding Planner – Cost

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Sarasota Wedding Planners - Costs & Fees When Brides ask "How Much Does a Sarasota wedding planner Cost," we answer. How much do Sarasota wedding planners cost is an age old question, and a good one – and brides deserve a good answer about wedding planner fees. And the answer may mean the difference between doing Sarasota wedding planning ‘DIY’ style or hiring a full time Sarasota wedding planner.   We Include Beach & Outdoor Wedding Planning Help With All of Our Wedding … [Read more...]

3 Sarasota Wedding Theme Ideas

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3 Sarasota Wedding Theme Ideas Are you having a difficult time coming up with a great theme idea for your wedding? Sarasota wedding planners are involved in weddings each and every day – and “see it all.” Let the wedding planners in Sarasota show you these 3 great wedding theme ideas that can be used for your Sarasota wedding – we make wedding planning easy. Feel free to steal these 3 theme ideas or just use them to get your own creative juices flowing. Movie Star Theme Movie star themes … [Read more...]

Sarasota Wedding Planning for Wedding Dresses & Gowns

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Planning a Sarasota wedding includes the need to shop for wedding dresses and gowns. Many Sarasota brides to-be are unsure about wedding dress styles available so we put together this wedding dress video showing 4 basic bridal styles or types of wedding dresses and gowns. We also added a 5th dress; it’s a short dress which is a more modern wedding dress in style - It’s also a very popular wedding dress. Go here to see our wedding and event planning service guide. Shopping for a wedding dress … [Read more...]

Spanish Point a Sarasota Wedding Venue

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A Sarasota Wedding Venue - Historic Spanish Point Their arewedding venues galore in Sarasota but Historic Spanish Point is different. The Spanish Point site as a Sarasota wedding receptions and ceremony event venue has all the qualities needed to be considered a great Sarasota destination wedding venue: Go here for help planning your special wedding event. Lush Landscaping - Check Flora & Fauna - Check Waterfront Views - Check Cozy Chapel - Check Winding Paths - Check Expansive Lawn … [Read more...]

Elegant Country Club Wedding

Photography by BlondeCowPhotography

The week wouldn't be complete without another real Sarasota wedding. This week we get to swoon over Lauren & Jordon's wedding event. The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Michaels Church with an elegant wedding reception at Laurel Oak, both fab Sarasota wedding venues - there are Soooo many great wedding venues in Sarasota. You can thank Kollene at BlondeCowPhotography for all the wonderful pictures from this elegant event. Suncoast florist did the flower arrangements and the … [Read more...]

Sarasota Wedding Planning – Wedding Makeup & HairStyle Guide

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Sarasota Wedding Makeup & HairStyle - A 7 Part Guide Sarasota Wedding Planning - Wedding Day Makeup & HairStyles Guide is a 7 part video series to what can be done by a professional Bridal hair & makeup artist for your wedding day. We asked T.J. the owner of Roots Salon & Spa in DownTown Sarasota Fl to demonstrate his wedding makeup artistry on a model bride so that we could show his fab Airbrush Makeup Technique to everyone. Any bride that plans to have a special wedding … [Read more...]

Bradenton Wedding Venues – Beach Weddings

Bradenton wedding venues - Bradenton Beach wedding

Bradenton has plenty of Wedding Venues, Places and Locations. One of the favorite Bradenton wedding places has to be the Bradenton Beach wedding location. This beach wedding place is filled with small mom and pop type shops all centered around Bridge Street. Go here to see more Anna Maria Beach Wedding Locations and alternative venues. We snapped some pictures from this beach location just as a beach wedding event was about to happen. The Bradenton beach area is public which means that you can … [Read more...]

Beach Wedding on Anna Maria Island

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A beach wedding on Anna Maria Island was the dream for Louise & Augie. With family, friends, sunshine and lots of balloons this beach wedding turned out to be a very special day - indeed.   Tropical Beach Wedding Arches, Canopies and Decorations including your wedding minister here.   This real wedding had the photographer, Paul at ChiPhotography, talking about the unique feel of this beach wedding. The couple met in Japan while attending school and the result was forever … [Read more...]

Beach Wedding in Sarasota a Casual Affair

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I'm just an easy touch for the sand and sun and that's what this casual and carefree beach wedding was all about. Bethany & Jamison enjoyed a carefree wedding while capturing a little sand between their toes all the way to wedded bliss.   Beach Wedding Quick Start with one of our Packages, just add Decorations and your done!   I sometimes forget how much the beach & water draws wedding couples here on the west coast of Florida. But every time I go to the beach I'm … [Read more...]

Chelsea Center Sarasota Fl Wedding & Reception Venue

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A Sarasota Wedding Venue - The Chelsea Center. This is a guided video tour with Ms. JoAnne Tarara Chelsea Center's wedding and event coordinator. Chelsea Center is a beautiful venue for Sarasota wedding receptions and ceremonies. You can reach Ms. JoAnne Tarara at 941-927-7689. Find more information about all of our wedding venue's under the "Venue's" tab. See all our wedding themed videos on our YouTube Channel "Florida Beach Weddings" … [Read more...]

Phillippi Estate Park & Edson Keith Mansion Guided Video Tour

Phillippi Creek Mansion Provides an Elegant Wedding Reception Venue for a Sarasota Wedding

A Sarasota Wedding Venue & Reception Location. Phillippi Estate Park and Edson Keith Mansion video in Sarasota Florida. This is a guided video tour with Ms. Priscilla Brown, Program Coordinator of the Sarasota County Park and Recreation Department. Phillippi Estate Park is a beautiful venue for wedding ceremony's, receptions & other events.   We have Wedding Event Arch's & Canopy's for rent, (941) 726-6654 or Email: SarasotaWeddingPlanners@gmail.com for Details & … [Read more...]

Interview with Sage Hall of Star Fruit Productions

Sage Hall of Star Fruit Productions

Sage Hall is the owner of Star Fruit Productions creating fab wedding videos or “wedding films,” which is how Sage refers to them. In the first minute of meeting Sage Hall her effervescent and gregarious personality shines, and it’s clear that Sage is comfortable around cameras and stage whether directing, producing or acting. What is also clear is that Sage actually cares about the people she touches, which is evidenced by both extraordinary behavior and every day actions on her part. Once … [Read more...]

Interview With Ron Zammit of Cakes by Ron

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Martha Stewart opened the door to unconventional cake design and soon brides all across America were marching into local bakeries demanding unique wedding cake designs. Just as a square or round tiered wedding cake is thought of as an old tradition, we must now say that unique cake design is fast becoming a new tradition. It’s a given that Ron Zammit of 'Cakes by Ron' creates beautiful and unique wedding cakes but; we wanted to find out a little more about the man behind the cake. So we … [Read more...]

A Photographer Explains High Wedding Photography Cost

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Wedding couples don't know why their wedding photography costs so much and I can relate to that feeling myself. We couldn’t afford wedding photography ourselves. We had to resort to friends and relatives taking our wedding photos. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to understand why wedding photography costs so much. And I wouldn’t know myself if I hadn’t talked with a local wedding photographer and listened to his story. I guess it’s really a story that many small business owners could … [Read more...]

Cut Sarasota Photographer Costs Using These 5 Tips

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Use these 5 tips every wedding planner needs to cut the cost of Wedding Photography. Choosing a Sarasota wedding photographer is one of the more important wedding decisions you will make as a bride. Once the wedding event is over all you’ll have left are your memories supported by the photographs. And you’ll be badly disappointed if the photographer didn’t take quality photos or missed important parts of the event. The average cost for wedding day photography is about $2,100. Some … [Read more...]

3 Popular Wedding Bouquets For Brides

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Below are 3 of the more popular bridal or wedding bouquets. Ask your Sarasota florist about all the possible flowers that will work with your wedding theme and colors. Flowers are imported from all around the world, so the choices are just about unlimited. If you want to go green, ask about flowers that are native to the semi-tropical area which Sarasota is a part of. The Posy Bouquet Posy wedding bouquets are a popular choice among brides. The bouquet has a contemporary style and is easily … [Read more...]

Should My Wedding Planner Be Certified?

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For brides who will be hiring a Sarasota wedding planner; one question pops up - are certified wedding planners better? Brides take it for granted that anyone who advertises themselves as a wedding planner must know what they’re doing. Most people are in a word ‘trusting,’ that’s how we American’s are. That’s also how we American’s usually end up getting burnt – A little too trusting for our own good. So – What do brides do? Should I Only Consider Certified Sarasota Wedding Planners? Looking … [Read more...]

Ask The Florist These 10 Questions

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Sarasota Florists have led the way for many innovative design concepts that have been copied over and over again. Sarasota is a very artistic community and has been blessed in that many of these artists chose floral arrangement for their artistic outlet. A Sarasota Florist will usually serve the Bradenton area also. Brides’ many-times mix and match wedding professionals from both areas.   10 Questions to Ask a Sarasota Florist One: When looking at photos of past weddings, ask if one … [Read more...]

Flower Planning: 6 Tips & 3 Reminders

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Sarasota florists are well represented when it comes to the art of designing fabulous wedding arrangements. Many Sarasota florists have been serving brides beautiful wedding arrangements for 20 or more years. Any Sarasota florist that is showcased on Sarasota Wedding Ideas has shown a dedication of excellence towards their craft and a genuine love for the art of floral arrangement and design. Most Sarasota florists serve the Bradenton area as well. Brides may want to mix and match wedding … [Read more...]

25 Pre-Employment Questions For Sarasota Photographers

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Sarasota Wedding Planners provides these 25 essential questions for interviewing wedding photographers in Sarasota. Before I start with the questions you want to ask a Sarasota photographer. Before we go on let me add this note, It’s a fact that your wedding day will be very stressful and I believe that meeting your Sarasota wedding photographer that day only adds to the stress level. This is why I recommend, if it's in the budget, that the bride and groom have the photographer do an … [Read more...]

Sarasota Photographer Basics

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Delivering information, tips and ideas, the basics, on wedding photography in Sarasota. The last time I checked there were 1+ million results to my search for a Sarasota Photography. Sarasota Florida has a lot of quality photographers - but not that many. In an effort to help the bride and groom who are looking for a Sarasota Wedding photography we will try to give you some good questions to ask Sarasota photographers. We will also try to supply you with some basic advice and knowledge on … [Read more...]

2 Popular Styles Of Wedding Photography

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Know these 2 popular styles of Sarasota Wedding Photography. Which one is right for you? Sarasota photographers - what to look for and what to lookout for. The wedding couple may want to start their journey by imagining that they are already married sitting on the couch looking back through their wedding album. What type of photos do you both imagine seeing? Do you see the classic type of photography that includes posed set shots of yourselves? Or would you like to see a timeline of candid … [Read more...]

3 Beach Location Theme Ideas

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3 Theme Ideas For a Fab Beach Wedding There is something very romantic about Sarasota's beautiful white sandy beaches at sunset, holding hands, and exchanging wedding vows with the back drop of the slowly setting sun. There is an elegance to a white sandy beach, with the sights and sounds of gentle ocean waves breaking in the background. Sarasota beach weddings can be alluring because of the quality, and quantity, of our beaches - which also makes the need for planning your beach wedding in … [Read more...]

Sarasota Wedding Location Basics

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Back to our Sarasota Wedding Venues home page. These are basic considerations when location hunting for Sarasota Wedding Locations. Just taking a few minutes going over the basics might save you from a headache or two down the road. Now, some people prefer outside wedding locations because of the fresh air and natural surroundings. Others prefer an inside wedding venues because they don't like bugs and hate to be (hot…cold…-fill in the blank). The options for wedding locations in Sarasota are … [Read more...]

Sarasota Wedding Locations: Beach Tips

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  Back to Sarasota Beach Weddings home page. Sarasota wedding locations in the area each bring their own unique challenges and a Sarasota Beach Wedding can be one of the most challenging events to put on. And with this being Sarasota fl we have a constant flow of beach weddings in the area. Below is a list of some general outdoor and beach wedding tips. Remember, putting a beach wedding together is not only time-consuming, it can drain the best of us emotionally, leaving us on edge, and … [Read more...]

Wedding Flower Checklist

Wedding Flower Planning Guide

This is a Wedding Flower checklist and guide that any bride can use with a Sarasota florist. Just note the numbers that are needed for example: Number of bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc. Cross out what’s not needed on the list and use the ‘other’ category as a place to add in anything special that’s not already covered. Wedding Flower Planning calls for the bride to bring her scrapbook, cutouts, pictures, material, wedding colors, wedding theme ideas, and anything else that helps you and your … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Sarasota Wedding Planner Meetings

Sarasota Wedding Planner Tips

If you need the services of a Sarasota Wedding Planner give us a shout - we'll do our best to find the wedding planner that's right for you. The need to hire and then have your first meeting with a Sarasota wedding planner has grown tremendously over the last 20 years. This is mainly due to a hectic work life. There's just not enough time to work all week and then plan your own wedding too. And with precious little time, it's no wonder why many brides turn to a Sarasota wedding planners … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning Services Guide

Sarasota Wedding Planner

If your thinking about whether to plan your own wedding or hire a professional Sarasota wedding planner, here are some of the services that Sarasota wedding planners perform on a regular basis. Wedding planning helps to take the pressure off in many ways. Check out our Free & Easy Sarasota Wedding Planner Services, of course we cover Bradenton Fl, Venice Fl, all the Islands & Keys too! While the duties of a Sarasota wedding planner may change from event to event; the goal for wedding … [Read more...]

Wedding Shower Planner

Bridal Shower Party

This 5 step bridal shower planner is a beginners guide covering the basics of holding a great wedding shower. Many of the girls giving the shower are doing it for the very first time – so this will work out just fine. Let’s start with the guest list first.   Step 1 – Decide on the Guest List Start off by writing down all the people that you can think of – hold on to the list. Set up a time to sit down with the bride. Now go through the list you made with the bride, checking the brides … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Travel

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Sarasota Travel Agents Want to jet away after the big day has ended? Many newlyweds can't wait to feel the romance of their new marriage in a far away and sometimes exotic destination. Whether near or far, these travel industry professionals will find just the right place for you to enjoy your newlywed experience. List of Sarasota Area Travel Agents & Agencies Travel Euphoria Venice, Fl 34292 Sally Higgins/Owner 941-496-8088 Gem Travel Consultants 3737 Bahia Vista … [Read more...]

Tuxedo

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Sarasota Tuxedo Rental Tuxedos are a traditional part of wedding attire for men but, today there are many more choices. Some grooms who would like to have a little fun are able to find plenty of unique styles of tuxedos. Thinking about casual men's wear or looking for a great "Beach & Outdoor Wedding" Style?... then read our post about a Casual Sarasota Beach Wedding Style in Men's Clothing Here. Find the tux that fits your wedding theme and personality; also remember to dress for the … [Read more...]

Officiants

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Sarasota Wedding Officiants Planning to say “I Do” is often overlooked or left for the last minute; other areas in the planning process come first. But your Sarasota Wedding Officiant is no-less important to your ceremonies overall success than any other wedding professional.   See Your Sarasota Wedding Officiant & Minister of Weddings Here Now.   Our Beach Wedding Packages & Services 941-726-6654 We Will Package the Services of Any Sarasota Area Wedding Officiant … [Read more...]

Transportation

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Wedding Limo What would a wedding be without a limo or two? Limousine rentals are not only necessary for the wedding couple, they are also commonly used to usher the wedding party and out of the way friends and relatives. Remember to relay your transportation schedule to the photographer, limos make a great backdrop for wedding pictures. Find more info on Sarasota Limo Services - find out about how to plan for limo services with our pricing & shopping guide - watch the video too. Here … [Read more...]

Sarasota Florists

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Florists & Wedding Flowers Sarasota Florists - A Florist will be designing your wedding day bouquets and flower arraignments but; theirs work to do first. Once you’ve decided on your wedding date you can start finding and interviewing all your wedding industry professionals. Before you sit down with local Florists think about what your colors are and what the wedding theme will be. It might help to look through some magazines for inspiration. Bring all of your notes, ideas, pictures and … [Read more...]

Wedding Videographers

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Wedding Videographers Wedding Videographers and Wedding Videography is probably the best way to capture all the special moments that a wedding day produces. And with a microphone setup video will also be able to capture the voices and sounds of friends, family, and loved ones on your special day. Before you hire a videographer, it’s always a good idea to watch a couple sample wedding videos that they have already produced. This will provide you with an idea of the style of videography that … [Read more...]

Hair, Salon & Spa

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Hair Salons & Spas Your wedding day is a very special day and we know that you want it to be perfect down to the last detail. And the stresses that wedding planning cause needs to be un-done. What better way to relieve that stress than to spend some time at the spa the day before. Brides must also plan to look their best for all those wedding day pictures with a beautiful new hair design and beauty pampering on your wedding day so you’ll look perfect. Thinking about where to go for … [Read more...]

DJs & Musicians

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Event DJs & Musicians DJs and Musicians are one of the main reasons why the wedding reception is so much fun for all the guests. When it comes to having a great time - music is considered to be of far greater importance to guests than many other factors, such as the food or the location. Clearly, people love good music. So, make your guests go home raving about what a great time and how much fun they had at your wedding. A great wedding memory is something that will never be … [Read more...]

Catering & Caterers

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Sarasota Catering & Caterers Catering is another important part of the wedding reception, the caterer and their food will be remembered long after the event has ended. Catering may also be the single largest expense, consuming up to 40% to 50% of the total wedding budget. So it’s important to get this right the first time, there are no second chances when it comes to hiring the right caterer. You can read our post on questions to ask caterers which will help guide you. Try to have a … [Read more...]

Dance Lessons

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Dance Lessons & Instruction Wedding Dance Lessons – Your first dance together and you want it to be thrilling. But you both just might need to put some effort and preparation into learning how to dance first. The first step is finding that special song, maybe you both already have a song in mind, if not then you’ll need to find one. This will be the song that you bring to your dance instructor and request dance lessons and some choreography for. Next step, you need to sign up for some … [Read more...]

Cake & Candy

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Cakes & Candy Makers Wedding Cakes today range from the traditional three tiered round with butter cream frosting to the newly traditional and uniquely designed cakes now showcased on television. Going one step father, tiers of cupcakes are sometimes requested in place of a cake altogether. Wedding couples must first decide on what type of dessert they envision for their reception followed by color, flavor and style decisions. Secondly, when visiting with your baker brides should bring … [Read more...]

Portable Restroom

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Portable Restrooms Some outdoor wedding venues may require portable restrooms be rented for the wedding event. Check with your venue to see if they require portables. Below are businesses that have portable restrooms for rent, call for pricing and availability. T&M Portable Restrooms Serving The Sarasota & Bradenton Area 877-770-4271 Comfort Zone Portables Serving The Sarasota & Bradenton Area 678-383-0879 United Site Services Serving The Sarasota & Bradenton Area … [Read more...]

Wedding Photographers

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Sarasota Wedding Photographers Wedding Photographers are clearly one of the most important wedding professionals at your wedding. Your wedding photographer will be capturing those special moments that present themselves only once in a lifetime. After the ceremony has concluded, and the reception lights have been turned off, your photographs will be the only lasting reminder of your wedding day. You and the photographer have only one chance to get this right, there are no second chances. … [Read more...]

Wedding Dresses

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Sarasota Bridal Fashion The wedding dress - Every Sarasota bride wants to look fabulous on their wedding day. And the wedding dress plays a large role in how every Sarasota bride looks and feels as she walks down that isle. Plan to start Sarasota bridal shopping for that perfect wedding dress about 9 months out from the big day. Count on placing your order at about 6 months out from the date. With so many types and styles of bridal dresses & gowns it’s wise to plan some dress essentials … [Read more...]

Photo Booth Rentals

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Photo Booth Rentals A photo booth rental will make your wedding reception even more fun. You’ll be surprised by who’s getting their picture taken in the photo-booth. It’s a lot of fun for all your guests. Video booth rentals are also a hot idea! We have all the photo booth rental companies listed below. Call or go to the website to check on pricing and availability. MySelfie Photobooth Serving The Sarasota & Tampa Area 941-355-6935 Get The Picture – Photo Booth … [Read more...]

Hotels & Accommodations

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Hotels Hotels and other accommodations tend to book up quickly in Sarasota’s high season months of late fall and early spring. Please check for room availability online as soon as possible. You may want to book a group of rooms well in advance of the wedding event so you won’t be disappointed. Booking rooms early may also qualify for reduced rates at many of these hotels. Many people will book rooms at two or three different hotels & motels in and around the Sarasota area which happen to … [Read more...]