Elegant Rustic Outdoor Sarasota Wedding | The Ringling Museum


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Outdoor Sarasota Wedding | The Ringling Museum Wedding

Laura and Martin’s outdoor Sarasota wedding featured romantic, elegant rustic decor and a color palette of orange, yellow and pink with greenery accents.

“We had a very rustic theme: lots of reclaimed wood signage and spring florals with a ton of greenery. We live in Bradenton on five acres, and we really wanted to bring the rustic, modern, country, farmhouse feel to our wedding day,” the bride explained.

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With a love for wine, the the bride and groom knew they had to incorporate this design element throughout their wedding day decor.

“We had wine barrels at our altar displaying gorgeous florals, and we also had our wedding cake atop a wine barrel,” Laura shared. “As a special treat for our guests, we served our favorite wine, Porter Family Vineyards.”

While the bride thought she could plan the wedding herself, she quickly became overwhelmed and hired Sarasota wedding planner NK Productions.

“The moment I called Nicole of NK Productions I knew that she was right for me. The first conversation I had with her, she immediately made me feel so much better, and I was way less stressed!” Laura gushed. “Nicole and her team planned one of my best friend’s weddings at the Ringling and not a detail was missed. I knew that I would be in the best hands; their service is incredible, and I couldn’t have pulled it off without them!”

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished moments included honoring the couple’s fathers.

“Martin and I both lost our fathers to pancreatic cancer and lung cancer, so I would say walking down the aisle alone, and meeting my groom half way was so memorable. Our eyes were locked, and all we could see was each other. For our first dance to tribute our dads, we chose Cole Swindell’s You Should Be Here, and it truly felt that they were there with us in that moment. The whole wedding could feel it,” the bride reminisced.

Rustic Blush Pink Floral Wedding Invitation Suite, Menu, and Program with Bridal Jewelry

Bridal Jewelry with Blush Pink Floral Wedding Invitation Suite

Mr and Mrs Wooden Ring Box Wedding Detail Photo

Glamorous Silver Ankle Strap Stiletto Wedding Shoes

Morilee by Madeline Gardner Ballgown Wedding Dress on Hanger | Sarasota, Florida Wedding

Sweetheart Mermaid Casablanca Wedding Ceremony Dress on Hanger | Sarasota, Florida Wedding

Bride Getting Dressed Portrait with Morilee by Madeline Gardner Ballgown Wedding Reception Dress on Hanger | Sarasota, Florida Wedding

Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Updo | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair

Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Gold Monogrammed Champagne Glass and Cream Manicure

Bridal Party Getting Ready Portrait with Matching Tropical Blush Robes

Bride Getting Dressed Portrait

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Painted Elegant Wooden Welcome Sign with Greenery and Orange Floral Garland and Black Chiavari Chairs with White Cushions

Rustic Barrel Wedding Ceremony Flower Arrangement with Wild Greenery and White, Pink, and Orange Roses

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Entrance Decor with Rustic Antique Wooden Door, and Natural Greenery with Pink and Orange Flowers | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Productions

How would you describe your theme? 
We had a very rustic theme: lots of reclaimed wood signage and spring florals with a ton of greenery. We live in Bradenton on five acres, and we really wanted to bring the rustic, modern, country, farmhouse feel to our wedding day.

What were your colors?
We chose spring flowers and greenery to get that rustic feel: greens, oranges, yellows, pinks. It was gorgeous!

Outdoor Ceremony Bridal Portrait with Rustic Antique Wooden Door Gate, White and Peach Rose Bouquet with Greenery, wearing Casablanca Sweetheart Mermaid Wedding Dress | Sarasota Wedding Venue The Ringling

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Sarasota, Florida Venue The Ringling

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Pink and Peach Rose Bouquet

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Rustic Barrels with Tall Natural Greenery and Pink and White Flowers | Sarasota Venue The Ringling | Tampa Bay Florida Wedding Planner NK Productions

Outdoor Tampa Bay Wedding Ceremony Portrait, with Rustic Barrels with Tall Natural Greenery and Pink and White Flowers

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Organization and stress-free planning! I was initially going to plan everything on my own and somewhat reached out to some vendors to get some ideas, but I quickly started to get overwhelmed.

The moment I called Nicole of NK Productions I knew that she was right for me. The first conversation I had with her, she immediately made me feel so much better, and I was way less stressed! Nicole and her team planned one of my best friend’s weddings at the Ringling and not a detail was missed. I knew that I would be in the best hands; their service is incredible, and I couldn’t have pulled it off without them!

Outdoor Waterfront Bride and Groom Portrait with Jeweled Hairpin at Sarasota Wedding Venue the Ca' d'Zan Mansion

Outdoor Waterfront Bride Portrait with Jeweled Hairpin at Sarasota Wedding Venue the Ca' d'Zan Mansion

The Proposal:
Martin and I were in Napa on our first day of winery tours. Every time I went to put my arm around Martin, he would move my arm and just hold my hand. He was just acting very strangely. I had convinced myself that a proposal on our vacation would be too hard for him to hide the ring, and I knew he wouldn’t pack it in his suitcase. He was also allowing me to go in his carry on bag, so I just knew there couldn’t be a ring! We got to our last winery of the day, and he was fiddling with a poker chip (used for marketing material for his company). The next thing I knew he was on his knee proposing in the beautiful courtyard of Robert Mondavi!

Rustic Wedding Detail Photo of Escort Cards Printed on Shipping Tags with Antique Keys

Rustic Wedding Reception Table Decor with Handpainted Wooden Table Number and Succulent Terrarium Centerpiece

Rustic Wedding Reception Table Decor with Handpainted Wooden Table Number and White, Pink, and Orange Rose with Natural Greenery Centerpiece in Tall Vase | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Productions

Four Tier Round Birch Bark Wedding Cake with Initials and Pink and Orange Roses with Succulents on Tree Round Cakestand and Rustic Barrel

Tented Wedding Reception with White Drapery and String Lights with Brown Chiavari Chairs, and Lace and Gold Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner NK Productions

First Dance Portrait in Tented Outdoor Wedding Reception with String Lights

What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
I highly recommend a wedding planner! Definitely find a way to work a planner into your budget, it’s worth it!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Ringling Museum – Ca’ d’Zan Mansion
Photographer: Heather Lauren Photography
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: NK Productions *Marry Me Tampa BayPreferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Victoria Blooms
Caterer: Michael’s On East
Rentals: Affairs in the Air
Wine Barrels, Bar and Arch Rentals: So Staged
Cake: The Cake Zone
DJ: Jonathan Cortez JAC of All Trades
Officiant: Father Nathan Speck-Ewer
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Primetime
Dress Shop and Designer: Ceremony Dress: Something Blue – Casablanca, Reception Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s
Hair & Makeup: Cutting Loose




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