As we all know, everything about a wedding: the theme, the dress, the flowers, even the type of design on the invitations as well as the quality of the paper, foreshadow what the wedding will be like. But it’s the venue that really creates the vibe for your big day. After all, it’s where it will all unfold.
If you love the idea of having a modern, glamorous and upbeat vibe for your big day, you will be smitten with the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota as a destination wedding venue.
As the perfect blend of the resort experience within a cosmopolitan scene, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota allows you to have the scene of a high-end, glitzy hotel similar to the ones in the city, complete with the atmosphere of cultural sophistication but with the view of the downtown waterfront, spreading out into the Gulf Coast.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, brides can choose from three different packages that best suit their needs. Each include a cocktail reception, a customized four-course dinner for up to 50 guests, an officiate, a bridal bouquet and a wedding cake that even well-known celebrity wedding cake maker Sylvia Weinstock would appraise (it’s the chocolate Caraibe that gives the chocolate sponge cake that extra zing).
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers six picture-perfect backdrop options for the ceremony and reception such as The Lawn at the Members Beach Club (above), which is just steps away from the beach, or the Hotel Lawn (pictured below), which is nestled behind the hotel on the marina and offers that sort of Great Gatsby, new money feel.
Destination Weddings are truly ideal; they’re not just about getting dressed up, going to a ceremony and celebrating one night away, they’re an entire getaway! Before the wedding, relax with your bridal party on their private beach or make an appointment to their full-service spa, which offers body treatments, massages and facials to help you get that “pre-wedding” glow so you can shine brighter than that diamond on your finger. For the groom and his groomsmen, they can tee off at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s championship golf course designed by the legendary Tom Fazio or spend a day on the marina boating.
Say “I Do” at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota where class meets relaxed.
Call the hotel’s Wedding Advisor now at (941) 309-2000 to start planning!
On a scale of one to ten on the romantic scale, Krista and Kristofer’s mountain top wedding was a definite 10. Their ceremony took place in a cozy cabin on mountain in the clouds, and their reception included a decadent cake that we’re pretty sure we would WALK to North Carolina for.
Alex Gibbs Photography was able to capture their sweet moments, and graciously shared them with us!
Krista, 32 and Kristofer, 31
Black Mountain, NC
Wedding Date: May 4, 2013
Number of Guests: 4 (My parents and Kris’ mother and step-father. Dudley, my father-in-law officiated the wedding ceremony for us.)
Wedding Cost: $7,500 – includes cabin, flowers and cake, all of the decor purchased on Etsy (favorite!), my dress, his suit and our very talented photographer.
Wedding Ceremony Location: The cabin we rented is actually named High Rock Haven in Black Mountain, NC.
Wedding Reception Location: We did not have a traditional wedding reception on the day of our wedding (we had cake and some finger foods); instead we had two receptions in the weeks following our nuptials. Our first party was in Olympia Fields, IL (Kris is from the Chicago area) and the other was in Franklin, TN (I am from NW Tennessee.) We wanted to celebrate with the rest of our friends and family at a later date.
Do you dream of saying your vows surrounded by sparkling sandy beaches, deep turquoise water and deliriously happy guests?
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino in the Bahamas might just be your ticket to a wedding in paradise.
For brides who prefer an indoor ceremony, the resort offers a 12,500 square foot tropical-inspired ballroom. If saying your vows under the sky is more your style, there are seven acres of waterscape with unlimited options for your perfect location.
To make your wedding planning as smooth as possible, the resort employs a team of trained wedding professionals called the “I Do” Destination Team. The team can coordinate everything from your photographers to your flowers and even your honeymoon agenda. They work closely with the world class catering service to ensure a decadent tropic dining experience, including a spectacular wedding cake.
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino knows that your guests are a vital part of your day, and are prepared to treat them to an experience they won’t forget. Amenities include three freshwater pools, sparkling waterfalls, a spectacular swim-up bar and numerous whirlpools for relaxing tucked away in the tropical foliage. After a day of basking in the sun, guests can try their luck in the casino with a wide array of table games and machines. For the kids, poolside movies, fireside storytelling and educational programs are sure to entertain.
From art deco sophistication to southwestern boho chic, the geometric trend seems to be popping up just about everywhere you look these days. Geometric details can be soft and romantic, bright and bold, or elegant and sophisticated, making it a completely versatile trend that anyone, even those of us who flunked geometry in high school, can incorporate into their wedding day.
Invitations are one of the easiest areas in which to incorporate geometric details into your wedding. To soften the look of all those linear shapes, you can use a watercolor treatment or add some rounded corners into the design.