Outdoor Vintage Sarasota Wedding | Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Outdoor Vintage Sarasota Wedding | Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Amy and Kevin’s Sarasota area wedding featured and outdoor ceremony, vintage accents and greenery personally grown by the bride and groom.

“The two biggest things that made our wedding unique was the location and the personal touches we put on every part of the wedding. I wanted our wedding to be classic, with a little whimsy and a lot of charm,” the bride shared. “My husband and I love to do everything together, and we wanted people to see that throughout our wedding. We grew all the succulents in our backyard and made a chalkboard sign and centerpiece boxes together.”

The vintage inspired Sarasota wedding included a hutch turned seating chart, wooden sweetheart table and elegant outdoor lounge.

“I specifically hired Reserve Vintage Rentals for its pieces that would perfectly accent our wedding. We rented many large items, such as our lounge and place card hutch. They also brought along smaller items to be added in during set up, which I would have never thought of myself,” Amy explained. “The service of Reserve Vintage Rentals is the best around. They worked harder than any other vendor we hired (they literally put their back and sweat into their work)! Every vignette ended up being much more beautiful than even I imagined.”

The Parrish couple searched for a Sarasota wedding caterer who could provide a unique menu and multiple services.

“I really wanted to hire a catering company that did the food, cake and bar. When you have so many vendors, it is convenient to combine all three aspects,” the bride shared. “Our menu inspiration was our friends and family. I wanted people to feel like they had choices in their meal, so we had a pasta bar with many different options. Olympia Catering made sure there was plenty of staff waiting on myself and my family and bridal party and the drinks were great! They were so accommodating by specially making blueberry Moscow Mules!”

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Looking back, one Amy’s most memorable moments included her excitement for the wedding ceremony to begin.

“Right before walking down the aisle, I was so nervous and my dad thought I was going to pass out!” the bride shared.

Bride and Groom Wedding Ring Wood Ring Box

Groom Getting Ready Detail Wedding Portrait with Gold Tie Clip, Leather Watch, Rings and Vow Book

White Satin Bridal Shoes with White Lace Garter, Hair Comb, Wedding Rings and Crystal Earrings | Wedding Getting Ready Detail Portrait

White Strapless Robert Bullock Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Portriat in Grey Satin Robes Toasting with Mimosas

Bride Getting Ready Putting on Wedding Dress Portrait with Mom and Bridesmaids

Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Grey Beaded Adrianna Papell Bridesmaid Dresses and White Sweetheart Robert Bullock Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress with Ivory and Grey Wedding Bouquets | Grey and Gold Wedding Ideas

Groom and Groomsmen Wedding Day Portrait | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor Garden Bridal Wedding Portrait in White Trumpet Style Robert Bullock Lace Wedding Dress

Wooden Chalkboard Welcome Wedding Reception Sign with Greenery and Calligraphy

How would you describe your theme?
I wanted it to be classic, with a little whimsy, with gold faceted accents, succulents, and a lot of charm.

What were your colors?
Gold, grey, white and succulent colors: dusty blue, green, and purple.

Hanging Candlelights in Spanish Moss Tree | Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor

Ivory and Gold Vintage Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Décor Wooden Barrel and Ivory Floral Aisle Décor

Vintage Outdoor Wedding Ceremony under Spanish Moss Tree with White Resin Folding Chairs and White French Door Arched Doorway Altar | Sarasota Rentals by Reserve Vintage Rentals | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Grey Beaded Adrianna Papell Bridesmaid Dresses and White Sweetheart Robert Bullock Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress with Ivory and Grey Wedding Bouquets | Grey and Gold Wedding Ideas| Vintage Outdoor Wedding Ceremony under Spanish Moss Tree with White Resin Folding Chairs and White French Door Arched Doorway Altar | Sarasota Rentals by Reserve Vintage Rentals | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Ivory, Cream and Grey Wedding Bouquet

The Proposal:
Kevin and I had a romantic weekend planned in the beautiful and historical St. Augustine, Florida. We booked a quaint bed and breakfast and couldn’t wait to stroll the streets together. Kevin expressed that he wanted to go to the lighthouse when we first arrived, that way we wouldn’t have to drive anywhere else that weekend. I obliged to his request (and had a secret giddy feeling inside!). We arrived at the lighthouse in the early afternoon, and the weather was beautiful. I remember holding Kevin’s hand before we walked up all those steps, and it was so sweaty; I smiled to myself because I had a good feeling about this trip.

As we got to the top, the views were stunning. I wrapped my arm around my shaking at-the-time boyfriend’s waist. I waited and waited, and we must have walked around the top of that lighthouse 10 times! I was starting to think that I was wrong about this lighthouse trip! Just as I was about to say I was ready to leave, Kevin looked at me and said, “Amy, you know I love you very much…,” and the rest is history. Kevin always has to add that I grabbed the ring even before I said, “Yes!” I was so scared when he opened the box that my gorgeous ring was going to fall off the top of the lighthouse! I cried, people clapped, and we got our pictures taken. Shakily, we both walked down the lighthouse, so happy and in love.

Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait with Ivory, Cream and Grey Wedding Bouquet | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Pier | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Succulent Wedding Seating Chart Name Card Signs in Vintage Hutch by Sarasota Wedding Rental Company Reserve Vintage Rentals

Succulent Wedding Seating Chart Name Card Signs in Vintage Hutch by Sarasota Wedding Rental Company Reserve Vintage Rentals

Wedding Buffet Line with Vintage Style Décor and Chalkboard Menu Sign | Sarasota Wedding Wedding Caterer Olympia Catering

What did you look for in a wedding caterer? What was your menu inspiration?
I really wanted to hire a catering company that did the food, cake, and bar. When you have so many vendors, it is convenient to combine all three aspects. Our menu inspiration was our friends and family. We didn’t have a specific influence, but we wanted our food to be unique.

Olympia Catering made sure there was plenty of staff waiting on myself and my family and bridal party and the drinks were great. We did signature drinks which were amazing; they were so accommodating by specially making blueberry Moscow Mules! We had a buffet with pesto stuffed chicken, truffle mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, and vegetables. I also wanted people to feel like they had choices in their meal, so we had a pasta bar with many different options. Our appetizers were the fun part; with hot artichoke and sun-dried tomato dip, and Spanakopita with tzatziki sauce.

Vintage Inspired Wedding Reception Décor with Mahogany Wood Sweetheart Table by Sarasota Furniture Rental Company Reserve Vintage Rentals in Sarasota FL

Classic Ivory Vintage Sofa, Chairs and Gold Cushions for Wedding Reception | Sarasota Wedding Furniture Rental Reserve Vintage Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding rental company?
I wanted a wedding rental company who I knew would complement my style, as well as work with my budget. I specifically hired Reserve Vintage Rentals for its pieces that would perfectly accent our wedding. We rented many large items, such as our lounge and place card hutch. They also brought along smaller items to be added in during set up, which I would have never thought of myself. The service of Reserve Vintage Rentals is the best around. They worked harder than any other vendor we hired (they literally put their back and sweat into their work)! Every vignette ended up being much more beautiful than even I imagined.

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Twinkle String Lights and Bunting | Waterfront Sarasota Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Vintage Sweetheart Table | Sarasota Wedding Furniture Rental Company Reserve Vintage Rentals

What advice would you give to other Sarasota area couples?
Do your research, and don’t forget this is your day! Your are going to get thousands of opinions. The only one that matters and you and your husband’s. Not everyone will agree, but it is your day.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Photographer: Alyssa Shrock Photography
Planner: Inspired Events
Florist: Carrollwood Florist
Caterer & Cake: Olympia Catering *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: Reserve Vintage Rentals
DJ: DJ Fitz Otis
Officiant: Family Friend
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Dress Shop and Designer: Robert Bullock – Malindy Elene
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Hair & Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings




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