Romantic Rose, Mauve, and Navy Blue Sarasota Waterfront Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

 

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Kiki and Alex’s romantic Sarasota wedding combined chic rustic details with gorgeous waterfront views for a stunning celebration that was nothing less than swoon-worthy.

Featuring a color palette of rose, mauve, and navy blue, the bride and groom made sure the little details shined throughout their day.

“Our theme was a mix between something classic, romantic, and fun. We didn’t want something too ‘over the top,’ but we didn’t want a backyard wedding either,” the bride explained. “In reality, we just wanted something to reflect both of our personalities! I had always envisioned a classic celebration with lots of candles.”

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For the local bride and groom, finding a Sarasota wedding venue that combined their personalities was important. With a variety of beautiful outdoor locations to say “I do,” The Resort at Longboat Key Club was a no-brainer.

“Alex actually chose our venue because he had golfed there before! It wasn’t until someone from his club told him to check it out for our wedding that we went to take a look. We were sold by the beauty of the resort and the many locations to have each event as well as their flexibility,” Kiki shared. “Longboat Key Club is truly so good at working with every couple to help capture their own unique vision. We really wanted people to feel like they were at a destination wedding and to thoroughly enjoy the Sarasota culture while visiting. The icing on the cake was our amazing wedding specialist, Ayla Goggin. You could tell she takes pride in her job, and she truly helped us have the best wedding ever!”

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Imagining all of her bridesmaids by her side on the day she tied the knot, Kiki turned to Bella Bridesmaids Tampa to find dresses that would make everyone look and feel amazing.

“My wedding planner recommended Bella Bridesmaids, which was a much better choice than picking dresses online. I preferred getting to actually see the dresses and feel the materials opposed to ordering something and being unsure how they would look. A huge perk of Bella Bridesmaids was that they help you create an online profile for each of your bridesmaids to order their dresses, that way each bridesmaid can order at their convenience by a certain date, so they all arrive at the same time,” the bride explained. “My experience at Bella Bridesmaids with the owner, Timeka, was amazing! She really helped me narrow down the best choice for my bridesmaids and all of their body types. She was very responsive through email, and the dresses came quickly. I highly recommend them!”

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With location and food being two of the most important elements of their wedding, Kiki and Alex ensured no one left with an empty stomach.

“Food was a big thing for us! Since Alex and I both love different types of food, we made sure to have a little of everything. We didn’t want a super formal sit down dinner, or a buffet either. We set up food stations around the room to give our guests a taste of everything. This was a great opportunity for everyone to really get up and mingle, instead of just being at one table the whole night,” the bride shared. “Making sure our guests were truly taken care of was important to us, and being able to showcase our personalities and celebrate with loved ones made our day even more special.”

Reminiscing on their blissful day, the bride will always remember the butterflies she had before getting to see her groom for the first time.

“The most memorable moment was our first look. Having that time together with no one around was the best decision we could have made. It really helped calm our nerves, and gave us important time together before becoming husband and wife,” the bride beamed. “It also made that walking down the aisle a little less nerve-wracking, but still special and tearful!”

Greenery Groomsmen Boutonnieres and Plum, Dark Purple Rose Floral Groom Boutonniere

Personalized Custom Gift From Bride to Groom and Dark Purple and Greenery Floral Groom Boutonniere

Classic Floral White and Navy Blue Wedding Invitation Suite | Bride and Groom Navy Blue and Gold Wedding Vows Books, Blush Pink Velvet Ring Box with Bride Engagement Ring and Wedding Band, Bride Wedding Accessories

Classic Floral White and Navy Blue Wedding Invitation Suite | Bride and Groom Navy Blue and Gold Wedding Vows Books, Blush Pink Velvet Ring Box with Bride Engagement Ring and Wedding Band, Bride Wedding Accessories

Classic Lace and V Neckline with Spaghetti Straps Fitted Enzoani Wedding Dress

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Beauty Portrait in Lace Deep Plunging V Neckline and Spaghetti Strap Enzoani Wedding Dress

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Beauty Portrait in Lace Deep Plunging V Neckline and Spaghetti Strap Enzoani Wedding Dress with Unique Purple, Plum, Lilac and Greenery Floral Bridal Bouquet

Tampa Bay Bride and Bridesmaids Bridal Party Portrait in Mauve Matching Floor Length Dresses | Wedding Attire Shop Bella Bridesmaids | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

What was your bridesmaids’ dress inspiration?
I didn’t really have a type of dress in mind, but I knew I only wanted one style. I brought my maid of honors with me, and we tried on many different styles. I have always loved high neck dresses, so I decided on that because they are flattering. I also felt it went better with the way my dress fit, since mine was a lower cut in the front. I also really wanted a dress that would look great on all body types because I wanted each one of my bridesmaids to feel comfortable and beautiful!

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My wedding planner recommended Bella Bridesmaids Tampa which was a much better choice than picking dresses online. I preferred getting to actually see the dresses and feel the materials, as opposed to ordering something and being unsure how they would look. A huge perk of Bella was that they help you create an online profile for each of your bridesmaids to order their dresses. That way each bridesmaid can order at their convenience by a certain date, so they all arrive at the same time. This was such a relief because you don’t have to worry about someone not getting theirs in time. Also, all of the dresses are made from the same batch of material, so there’s no risk in getting some that may be slightly a shade lighter or darker. My experience at Bella Bridesmaids with the owner, Timeka, was amazing! She really helped me narrow down the best choice for my bridesmaids and all of their body types. She was very responsive through email, and the dresses came quickly. I highly recommend!

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Fun Silly First Look Wedding Portrait

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride Holding Unique Purple, Lilac, Plum and Greenery Floral Bridal Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Suit with Deep Dark Red Boutonniere

The Proposal:
Alex proposed on the beach in Montauk, New York, during an unplanned windy and overcast sunset. We spent the night there due to it being one of my husband’s favorite spots in his home state. That day, we biked through the adorable town, then got ready for the sunset and dinner, which wasn’t unusual for Alex to plan. The proposal itself was well thought out, with a hidden photographer and dinner reservations with a bottle of wine waiting for us afterward. Yes, he got on one knee and had asked for my dad’s permission.

INSTAGRAM Unique Bride and Groom Intimate Kissing Wedding Portrait Behind Clear Acrylic Custom Welcome Sign

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Romantic Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Wooden Arch with Purple, Blush Pink and Greenery Floral Arrangements Waterfront Portrait | Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Classy Romantic Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Wooden Arch with Purple, Blush Pink and Greenery Floral Arrangements Waterfront Portrait | Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our theme was a mix between something classic, romantic, and fun. We didn’t want something too ‘over the top,’ but we didn’t want a backyard wedding either. In reality, we just wanted something to reflect both of our personalities! I always envisioned a classic celebration with lots of candles.

What were your colors?
Rusty rose, mauve, and navy blue. I saw a photo of a bridesmaid dress, and the color was my inspiration for the whole wedding! I fell in love with it. The shade changed a bit as I started to look at dresses in person, and I loved it even more. Navy blue is a nautical, classy color and that was perfect for my husband’s personality. The colors went together so well. It was beautiful! We wanted greenery incorporated into our wedding as well, so we just let my wedding planner and florist do their thing to create a masterpiece! My bouquet was a unique and beautiful stunner.

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony Portrait | Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony Under Wooden Arch with Greenery and Purple Floral Arrangements Waterfront Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Waterfront Yacht Boat Dock Bride and Groom Holding Hands Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Waterfront Yacht Boat Dock Intimate Kissing Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We hit the jackpot with The Resort at Longboat Key Club because it had a variety of locations in one place that brought out both of our personalities and the type of wedding we wanted.

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Alex actually chose our venue because he had golfed there before! It wasn’t until someone from his club told him to check it out for our wedding that we went to take a look. We were sold by the beauty of the resort and the many locations to have each event, as well as their flexibility. Longboat Key Club is truly so good at working with every couple to help capture their own unique vision. We really wanted people to feel like they were at a destination wedding and to thoroughly enjoy the Sarasota culture while visiting. The icing on the cake was our amazing wedding specialist, Ayla Goggin. You could tell she takes pride in her job, and she truly helped us have the best wedding ever! She made us feel like we were the only two people getting married there!

Waterfront Yacht Boat Dock Intimate Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Classic Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Clear Acrylic Wedding Seating Chart with Greenery Garland and Ivory, Purple Plum Floral Arrangement

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Elegant Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with White Linen, Greenery Garland and Lilac, Purple, Plum, and Ivory Floral Centerpiece and White Linen Backdrop

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Elegant Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Clear Glass and Gold Stand Table Number, Greenery, Plum, Dark Red Ivory Floral Centerpiece

Classic Elegant Four Tier White and Floral Wedding Cake with Gold Monogram and Real Purple, Lilac Dark Red Real Cascading Flowers

Florida Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy every moment of the planning process, even when it gets stressful! Take time to remember why you’re planning what you’re planning, and that what matters is the marriage to your best friend. And, tackle one vendor at a time. Once you lock one down, then start with the next. For us, finding a wedding planner and location were first, then a photographer and music.

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer: The Resort at Longboat Key Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding  Venue
Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography
Videographer: Longen Films
Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Florist: Ivy and Vine Floral Design
Rentals: U.S. Tent Rental, BBJ Linens
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Band: Bay Kings Band
Officiant: A Wedding with Grace
Invitations: Write On Sarasota
Transportation: Siesta Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: Tie the Knot Boutique, Enzoani
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids Tampa, Watters *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne and Co.
Draping: Swanky Soiree
Ceremony Violinist: SRQ Violinist Matt Dendy




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