Allison and Wytch's Siesta Key wedding was held at a private residence featuring an array of florals to compliment their romantic coastal color palette of neutrals with subtle pops of greenery and blush.
Living in Augusta, Georgia, the couple chose to host a destination Sarasota wedding somewhere where they both love visiting and also near the bride's family.
“Being in medical residency, we don’t have a lot of time to spend with friends and family. Our main goal for our wedding was to have as much time as possible to spend with all of our guests,” Allison explained. “We invited our entire guest list to the rehearsal dinner (thanks to Wytch’s parents), the wedding and a day after tailgate for the UGA game so we could really spend time with everyone.”
Knowing that she did not want to, nor had the time to plan her wedding, the bride hired Sarasota wedding planner Jennifer Matteo Event Planning to create a casually elegant, coastal design for her waterfront wedding.
“I refused to plan a wedding. My planner did it all,” the bride shared. “We would not have been able to relax and enjoy our wedding day and the days leading up to it without Jennifer Matteo Event Planning.”
Seeking a wedding menu with options that would keep their guests full, the couple hired Modern Events off of their wedding planners recommendation.
“Wytch is always starving at weddings after the ceremony, so our menu was based on hearty choices that would keep guests from getting ‘hangry,'” Allison explained. “Modern Events created an incredible menu which was served and presented beautifully. Our guests have raved about the food, from the fabulous appetizers and charcuterie display to the delicious family style dinner.”
Looking back on their wedding day, we can't help but admire the fireworks display that was a surprise from the bride's father, set off on a pier by their home.
“Wytch would tell you that his most memorable moment was the ceremony and the few moments after the ceremony when we were ‘just married' and with our families and wedding party. It was just a nice private moment to celebrate,” the bride reminisced.
What did you look for in a wedding planner?
I refused to plan a wedding, so choosing the wedding planner was my mom’s choice.
My planner did it all. We would not have been able to relax and enjoy our wedding day and the days leading up to it without Jennifer Matteo Event Planning.
I am not one of those people who does very well with surprises, so I always told Wytch that if he ever decided to propose, it needed to be something private and small. No big surprises and no big event! Wytch proposed at his family’s home in Decatur, GA so we could celebrate with his family, and then we all spent the day at Lake Lanier at my parent’s house with a few other close friends.
What was your wedding menu inspiration?
Wytch is always starving at weddings after the ceremony, so our menu was based on hearty choices that would keep guests from getting “hangry.”
I Want to Learn More about Catering from Modern Events.
Our wedding planner recommended Modern Events. They created an incredible menu which was served and presented beautifully. Our guests have raved about the food, from the fabulous appetizers and charcuterie display to the delicious family style dinner.
How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We didn’t really have a theme in mind, but based on the waterfront location our wedding planner created a casually elegant coastal design.
What were your colors?
What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
Hire a wedding planner! We would not have been able to relax and enjoy our wedding day and the days leading up to it without Jennifer Matteo and her team.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Property in Siesta Key
Photographer: Alisia Thompson Photography
Videographer: Jessica Overholt
Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Florist: Victoria Blooms
Caterer: Modern Events *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: Clean Cans, U.S. Tent, BBJ Linens, So Staged, Palacio Events Rentals, Taylor Rental
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Band: No Filter
Officiant: Family Friend
Transportation: Sarasota Trolleys
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Ann
Dessert: Nye’s Ice Cream Sandwiches