Classic and Formal Black and White Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club

 

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Sara and Abel’s outdoor Sarasota wedding was a vision of tropical Florida charm with chic modern details, gorgeous waterfront views, and bright blue skies reminiscent of a postcard.

“We really wanted something that was classic yet formal, but that also could stand the test of time,” the bride shared. “For our color palette, we decided on black and white. I loved the simple elegance of the color combination and felt like it would be easiest with planning from afar. There may be 400 shades of pink, but black is pretty easy to pull off.”

Envisioning a stunning Sarasota wedding venue that offered it all, the Arkansas couple chose The Resort at Longboat Key Club for its breathtaking views and all-inclusive packages.

“We really wanted our out-of-town guests to enjoy the beautiful area I grew up in,” the bride shared. “I absolutely loved The Resort at Longboat Key Club for their location, gorgeous views, amenities, and the all-inclusive ability to plan the wedding from start to finish. Aside from the venue, our planner, Ayla, was always so helpful and helped make sure everything was executed to perfection!”

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Looking for a glam squad that could nail her old Hollywood look, the bride turned to Marry Me Tampa Bay in search of the perfect makeup artist.

“I discovered LDM Beauty Group through Marry Me Tampa Bay and was more than pleased with my experience. Lindsay was by far one of my favorite vendors to work with,” the bride gushed. “Initially, I chose my trial with her because of all of the great reviews and stunning portfolio of photos that seemed to mimic the look I was wanting. After my trial, it was a sure thing. Her work was flawless, and her personality was so down to Earth. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else come to the resort to get me and my girls ready for the big day.”

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Finding sweet, but subtle ways to let their personalities shine through, Sara and Abel ensured their friends and family had an amazing weekend filled with plenty of food and fun.

“At the end of the day, we really just wanted to enjoy an amazing weekend with all of our friends and family in one place. Most guests arrived early Thursday and stayed through Sunday, so we really felt like we had quality time with all of our favorite people,” the bride shared. “From our personalized wedding golf balls and tees to our unity ceremony, we wanted to make sure there were little details that truly embodied us as a couple.”

Reminiscing of their picture-perfect celebration, the bride and groom enjoyed organizing something extra special to give guests a peek of their love for another.

“I’m so glad we took the extra time to put together a photo slideshow during dinner,” the bride gushed. “It was a great way to include all of our guests and showcase a fun trip down memory lane.”

Bride's Wedding Accessories, Velvet Maroon and Gold Monogram Ring Box with Princess Cut Engagement Ring and Diamond Wedding Band and Pearl Jewelry

Wedding Accessories, Maroon Velvet and Gold Monogram Ringbox with Princess Cut Engagement Ring and Diamond Wedding Band, Custom Handkerchief with Note and Custom Gold Ball | Wedding Day Gifts for Grooms

Bride's Champagne Gold Sparkle Jimmy Choo Pointed Toe Wedding Shoes

Classic Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Waterfront Beach Hotel Balcony Photo

Classic Florida Bride and Bridesmaids in Matching Light Blue Custom Monogram Pajamas Getting Ready Hotel Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

Florida Classic Bride Getting Ready Photo in White Off the Shoulder Ballgown Calla Blanche Wedding Dress

Classic, Formal Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Black Dresses and Bride in Calla Blanche Off the Shoulder White Wedding Dress Holding Traditional Round White, Ivory Rose Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
Old Hollywood. Loose waves pinned up with smoky eyes and a nude lip.

I want to learn more about hair and makeup services from LDM Beauty Group

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I discovered LDM Beauty Group through Marry Me Tampa Bay and was more than pleased with my experience. Lindsay was by far one of my favorite vendors to work with. Initially, I chose my trial with her because of all of the great reviews and stunning portfolio of photos that seemed to mimic the look I was wanting. After my trial, it was a sure thing. Her work was flawless and her personality was so down to Earth. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else come to the resort to get me and my girls ready for the big day.

Wedding Accessories, Custom Florida Theme Welcome Bag, Groom White Bowtie

Classic, Formal Bride and Father Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle Processional in White Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress, Cathedral Length Veil and Round White, Ivory Rose Floral Bouquet

Florida Classic Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows Wedding Ceremony | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Classic, Formal Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Recessional Kiss | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
A stunning location that offered it all. We really wanted our out of town guests to enjoy the beautiful area I grew up in.

I want to learn more about weddings at Longboat Key Club.

Book with confidence. Longboat Key Club is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding venue. Powered by ConvertKit

I absolutely loved The Resort at Longboat Key Club for their location, gorgeous views, amenities, and the all-inclusive ability to plan the wedding from start to finish. Aside from the venue, our planner, Ayla, was always so helpful and helped make sure everything was executed to perfection.

Florida Bride and Groom Boat Dock Sunset Waterfront Wedding Portrait | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Florida Bride and Groom Boat Dock Sunset Wedding Portrait | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Classic, Formal Wedding Reception Welcome Table, Tall Glass Vase with White, Ivory, Hydrangeas, Roses Floral Arrangement, Personalized Champagne Bottle Seating Cards

Classic, Formal Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Hanging Sphere Globes with Candles, Personalized Mr and Mrs Chair Signs and Sweetheart Table

Classic Formal Wedding Reception Decor, Black Linen with Rhinestone Napkin Ring, Clear Glass and Gold Beaded Rim Charger, White, Ivory Floral Centerpiece, Floating Candle in Hurricane Glass Vase, Custom Lace Style Menu Stationery

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Classic and formal. I wanted something that would stand the test of time.

What were your colors?
Black and white. I loved the simple elegance of the color combination and felt like it would be easiest with planning from afar. There may be 400 shades of pink, but black is pretty easy to pull off.

Classic, Formal Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Ivory Linen, Custom Laser Cut Name Sign, White Floral Arrangement Centerpieces and Floating Candles

Classic Formal Three Tier White and Gold Wedding Cake on Gold Cake Stand with Custom Black Cake Topper

Florida Bride and Groom Classic Wedding Reception First Dance Wedding Portrait

Florida Classic Bride and Groom Kissing Wedding Reception Portrait

The Proposal:
Abel was still finishing up his rotations for pharmacy school and was headed back to Tennessee the following morning. We were supposed to meet his family for dinner, but when I walked into the restaurant, I was taken to an upstairs room that was filled with hundreds of flowers and photos of all friends and family that couldn’t be there. It was breathtaking for me. We celebrated with an intimate dinner and later met family downstairs for another celebration.

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Holding Just Married Sign Wedding Portrait

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Glowstick Exit Portrait

What advice would you give to other Sarasota area couples?
Consider a longer engagement; it truly made planning much simpler. Enjoy the process. It’s such a happy time! Take help whenever it’s offered. My mom became a wedding extraordinaire for us. Get the videographer! It’s a whole other view that you don’t get to see especially as the bride!

Venue, Caterer: The Resort at Longboat Key Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography
Videographer: Rod Baker Videos
Coordinator and Rentals: Swanky Soiree Events
Florist: Flowers by Fudgie
Cake: Cakes by Ron
DJ: Doug CassensDJ Fitz Otis
Officiant: Pastor Wes Morris
Invitations: Millyn’s
Transportation: Siesta Trolley Inc
Dress Shop and Designer: Danielle’s BridalCalla Blanche
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Camilyn Beth
Hair & Makeup: LDM Beauty Group *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Additional Wedding Vendors: Unity in Glass




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