Elegant Black and White Sarasota Country Club Wedding | Lakewood Ranch

 

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Liz and EG’s Sarasota wedding featured a glamorous color palette of black, white and gold for their country club nuptials. The stunning duo aren’t strangers to the pages of Marry Me Tampa Bay, as the bride and groom allowed us to share their UPS inspired engagement session. As a nod to EG’s profession, the couple chose an interactive way for guests to find their seat.

“Our seating arrangement was a UPS theme, allowing our guests to look at a map of Tampa to find their name on a package located by a city in the area. The guests arrived to their seats with a small package on the table stuffed with some of our favorite candies, such as Lindor chocolates and hamburger or hotdog gummies,” the bride shared.

Searching for a Tampa Bay wedding photographer who could keep the atmosphere light and also organized,Liz and EG selected Carrie Wildes Photography.

“Carrie, of Carrie Wildes Photography, is so nice. When we first met her, she instantly made us feel super comfortable and truly allowed us to feel valued as customers. We loved her and would recommend her to absolutely everyone!” the bride gushed.

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Looking back on their wedding day, the bride was focused on making it safely down the aisle. Luckily, she had a few more memorable moments that her photographer captured on camera.

“The ceremony of our wedding day was the most important part of our wedding. We had my brother-in-law sing for us, as I walked down these huge spiral stairs. The whole time I was thinking in my head ‘Liz you better not trip!’ she recalled. The most memorable moment of our wedding was probably our first look. We did it in front of our wedding party and both of our parents. It was a really sweet moment for EG and me that all of our close friends and family could witness.”

Maggie Sottero A-Line Illusion Tank Top Wedding Dress with Lace Applique and Rhinestone Beaded Bodice | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Maggie Sottero A-Line Illusion Wedding Dress with Lace Applique and Rhinestone Beaded Bodice, Gold Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses on Hangers | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Balcony Bridal Party Getting Ready Portrait, Bridesmaids in Matching Black and Pink Floral Silk Robes, Bride in White Floral Silk Robe | Sarasota Wedding Photography Carrie Wildes Photography

Bride Hair and Makeup Portrait in Maggie Sottero Illusion Tank Top with Beaded Lace Motif Wedding Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Groom Portrait with Black Tuxedo and Bowtie | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Bridal Portrait on Staircase in Maggie Sottero A-Line Illusion Tank Top Low-Back Wedding Dress with Lace Applique and Rhinestone Beaded Bodice | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

The Proposal:
At the time EG and I had bought a townhouse. Prior to moving in, we were doing upgrades to the flooring and painting to the walls. His parents asked to have a walkthrough of the townhouse while it was under construction, and as I was walking out of our master bathroom, EG was down on one knee. His mom got the whole thing on video!

Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait on Staircase | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

Intimate Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Staircase | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Underneath Greenery Bridge | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Underneath Greenery Bridge, Bride in Maggie Sottero Illusion Tank Top with Beaded Lace Motif Wedding Dress with White Rose Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Elegant Wedding Party Portrait, Groom and Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos, Bridesmaids in Matching Long Gold Sequin Dresses, Bride in Maggie Sottero Illusion Tank Top with Beaded Lace Motif Wedding Dress, Flower Girl in White Tulle Skirt Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

Outdoor Lawn Ceremony with Curved Semi Circle Seating Arrangement Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Wedding Ceremony | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Groom's Reaction to Seeing Bride Walk Down Aisle During Wedding Ceremony | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Golf Course Wedding Ceremony Exit Bride and Groom at Wooden Arch, White Draping and White and Greenery Florals | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

Outdoor Bridal Portrait on Staircase in Maggie Sottero A-Line Illussion Tank Top Low-Back Wedding Dress with Lace Applique and Rhinestone Beaded Bodice | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Romantic Outdoor Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Maggie Sottero Illusion Tank Top with Beaded Lace Motif Wedding Dress with White Rose Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We definitely wanted a wedding photographer who was easy going, but also super organized and could accommodate our wishes on our wedding day.

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Carrie, of Carrie Wildes Photography, is so nice. When we first met her, she instantly made us feel super comfortable and truly allowed us to feel valued as customers. We loved her and would recommend her to absolutely everyone!

Intimate Sunset Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Balcony | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

UPS Travel Themed Wedding Seating Chart on Map | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
Our seating arrangement was a UPS theme, allowing our guests to look at a map of Tampa finding their name on a package located by a city in the area. The guests arrived to their seats with a small package on the table stuffed with some of our favorite candies, such as Lindor chocolates and hamburger or hotdog gummies.

Indoor Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor with White Tablecloths, Black Vases with White Feather Centerpieces, and Black Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers and Black Linens | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our wedding didn’t really have a direct theme or design, but I did incorporate a lot of outside touches.

What were your colors?
Black, white and gold, giving the wedding vibe to be simple and classy.

Indoor Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Black Vases with White Feather and Roses on Floral Linen | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

One-Tiered White Quilted Bling Rhinestone Wedding Cake with White Rose Topper on Black Cake Stand | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Intimate Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Black Wedding Band and Diamond Engagement Ring | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue & Caterer: Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro 
Videographer: Kenny Harlow
Planner: Rachel Neal
DJ: Breezin Entertainment
Officiant: Allan Dodson
Invitations: Vistaprint
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Etsy
Hair: Hair-I-Rock
Makeup: Jasmine Pickett




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