Luxurious Pink, White, and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

TheXpos Tampa Bay Bridal Show | August 30, 2020 | Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Kim and Tommy’s luxurious destination Sarasota wedding featured glamourous mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses, pink velvet vintage furniture, and a fully draped outdoor tent dripping in chandeliers, transforming their outdoor venue into a romantic garden party that embraced nature’s beauty.

“Our colors were light pink, white, and gold. These colors were necessary to pull off the romantic feeling that we wanted to capture,” the bride explained. “We always wanted something romantic that matched the style of our venue. The gardens were the perfect backdrop to incorporate natural elements with classic touches. There is nothing better than being surrounded by beautiful flowers and banyan trees that are draped with chandeliers.”

The Austin couple looked to Marry Me Tampa Bay for decor ideas for their sophisticated garden soiree.

“Marry Me Tampa Bay’s content was fantastic, and we used it to help guide our inspiration,” Kim beamed. “We wanted to set an elegant environment for our guests to remember, while also allowing them to enjoy themselves in a nice relaxed outdoor environment.”

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To help plan their Florida destination wedding, the bride and groom sought a local wedding planner who was highly reputable in Sarasota and had the organizational skills to orchestrate an elaborate affair.

“We wanted someone extremely organized and knowledgeable about the area. Because we were planning the wedding remotely, we wanted someone who could make our dreams come to fruition from afar,” the bride gushed. “Nicole and NK Productions has an impeccable reputation. She and her entire team were phenomenal. We know we couldn’t have done this without them. They made us feel so secure and comfortable, especially when planning a wedding remotely.

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To create a cohesive and smooth wedding day experience, NK Productions planned two spaces for the outdoor reception in the event of inclement weather. Guests were given picturesque clear umbrellas to shield from the occasional drizzle, while white floral arrangements dangled from the moss-covered trees. After the ceremony in front of the banyan trees, guests were escorted to an enchanting tented reception on the South Lawn of Selby Gardens. Elegant crystal chandeliers paired with romantic floral decor created the romantic ambiance the couple envisioned.

“Even when it came to the day of and a potential storm, Nicole and the team were able to take charge and ensure that our wedding vision would be adaptable in any scenario,” the bride shared. “I cannot imagine the chaos that might have occurred had we not chosen NK Productions. They took the stress off of us to allow us to enjoy our big day.”

Looking back on their whirlwind wedding weekend, so many memorable moments stood out for Kim.

“Each day had a great memory for us. The ceremony location was so magical. The way our florist set everything up made something that is already beautiful, even better. Our after-party DJ was a blast, and he was the cherry on top of the perfect night. And our friend tropical storm Nestor is something we wouldn’t forget,” the bride reminisced.

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Florida Wedding Shoes, Crystal Embellished

Romantic Hanging Florida Wedding Dress, Strapless Hayley Paige White and Ivory Wedding Dress with Lace Overlay Detailing

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Sarasota Bride Wearing Custom Denim Jacket, Florida Bridal Attire

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Florida Bride and Groom Intimate Embrace Kiss, Bride Wearing Romantic Hayley Paige Wedding Dress, Groom in Classic black Tux | Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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The Proposal:
The proposal took place in New Orleans, which is one of my favorite cities. Tommy had a surprise photographer to capture the moment, which was in front of the St. Louis Cathedral.

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How would you describe your theme?
We always wanted something romantic that matched the style of the venue. The gardens were the perfect backdrop to incorporate natural elements with classic touches. There is nothing better than being surrounded by beautiful flowers and banyan trees that are draped with chandeliers.

What were your colors?
Light pink, white, and gold. These colors were necessary to pull off the romantic feeling that we wanted to capture.

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What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Because we were planning the wedding remotely, we wanted someone who could make our dreams come to fruition from afar and someone extremely organized and knowledgeable about the area.

Nicole and NK Productions has an impeccable reputation. She and her entire team were phenomenal. We know we couldn’t have done this without them. They made us feel so secure and comfortable, especially when planning a wedding remotely. Even when it came to the day of and a potential storm, Nicole and the team were able to take charge and ensure that our wedding vision would be adaptable in any scenario. I cannot imagine the chaos that might have occurred, had we not chosen NK Productions. They took the stress off of us to allow us to enjoy our big day.

Our planner was by far the biggest factor in our wedding looking and feeling the way it did. Nicole always had a way to get things done. Even in the stress of impending storms, her team was there to make sure we were happy. We will never be able to thank them enough.

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What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
The area has so much natural beauty. It really helps to let the environment guide you. Also, work with NK Productions to really deliver the wedding of your dreams.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Photographer: Tiffani Jones Photo
Videographer: Baby Blue Film
Planner: NK Productions *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Tailored Twig
Caterer: Michael’s on East
Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Furniture Rentals: So Staged
Coffee Bar: Out & About Coffee
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Band: None Other
Musical Entertainment: Goodley Entertainment
Officiant: Mark Phipps (The Uncle of the Bride)
Invitations: Write On
Transportation: Siesta Key Trolleys
Dress: A and Be Bridal – Hayley Paige (Dallas, TX)
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridesmaid’s Store – Sorella Vita (Austin, Texas)
Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne
Personalized Wedding Forecast: Rain or Shine Weddings (Personalized Wedding Forecast)

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.




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