Luxurious White, Modern, and Romantic Sarasota Garden Wedding | Ringling Museum

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

Stephanie and Saxon’s luxurious Sarasota wedding featured a breathtaking first look over the Sarasota Bay, a private vow exchange, and an enchanting garden courtyard reception at one of the most historic venues in the Sunshine State.

“We chose Sarasota to get married in after a visit to our venue; it took our breath away! The grounds were so romantic and unique. I knew our guests would have never seen anything like this,” the bride gushed. “We were looking at many venues around the country to get married. We quickly fell in love with Sarasota and all the city has to offer; it was nice having the city just an hour away.”

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The Tampa couple’s sunset courtyard ceremony was embellished with chic acrylic decor that magnified the modern design that Stephanie had envisioned. The clear chuppah was decorated with luscious white and ivory florals and cascading greenery, while the reception featured a long feasting table for the wedding party, adorned with Chiavari ghost chairs and clear chargers to add a romantic ambiance in the tablescape.

“Our theme was modern romantic but very clean and simple. The grounds at our venue are so detailed and colorful; it is such a special place that was so effortless,” the bride beamed. “We had white flowers and linens, acrylic decor, and slate grey bridesmaid dresses to complement the tiles of the venue.”

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To create a unique experience for their 280 guests, the bride and groom sought a local and reputable wedding planner who would execute their dream vision flawlessly.

“I was looking for a wedding planner who was very familiar with our venue and the area and who had confidence in the planning, lots of experience, and a personal connection to support my visions,” Stephanie shared. “I really enjoyed working with NK Productions. They have an amazing team that supports each other ensuring smooth execution. They have so much experience and connections to other vendors. On the day of the wedding, they were so on point.”

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Looking back on their special day, Stephanie and Saxon shared it was those intimate occasions that meant the most to the couple.

“The first look and private vow ceremony were the most memorable moments for us because it was special and private,” the bride reminisced.

Modern Florida Wedding Invitation, White and Ivory Stationery with Gold Foil Block Lettering

Florida Wedding and Engagement Ring, Round Diamond Solitaire Ring, Ivory Wedding Invitation with Gold Foil Block Lettering

Sarasota Bride Getting Ready in Tiered Wedding Dress, Mother Helping Daughter Put on Wedding Dress

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Romantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom At Ca' d'Zan Ringling Mansion Belvedere Tower | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom At Ca' d'Zan Ringling Mansion Belvedere Tower | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

The Proposal:
We were in London during Thanksgiving week. The first night we got there I thought we were going to meet a good friend at a pub. When we started walking along the river near the London Eye, Saxon popped the question. The best part was the second surprise. After some photos around the city with a local photographer, we went to the restaurant and both our families were there with champagne sparklers. We spent the week in London and a couple of days in Italy celebrating together. It was a dream!

Romantic, Modern Florida Bride Holding White and Ivory Floral Bouquet with Greenery Wearing Tiered Wedding Dress In Courtyard in Ringling Mansion Belvedere Tower | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom In Courtyard in Ringling Mansion Belvedere Tower | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Jewish Wedding Altar, Ghost Chairs, Clear Acrylic Chuppah with Lush Ivory Floral Bouquets and Greenery, In Courtyard of The Ringling Museum | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Jewish Wedding Altar, Ghost Chairs, Clear Acrylic Chuppah with Lush Ivory Floral Bouquets and Greenery, In Courtyard of The Ringling Museum | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Jewish Wedding Altar, Ghost Chairs, Clear Acrylic Chuppah with Lush Ivory Floral Bouquets and Greenery, In Courtyard of The Ringling Museum | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
I was looking for a wedding planner who was very familiar with our venue and the area and who had confidence in the planning, lots of experience, and a personal connection to support my visions.

I really enjoyed working with NK Productions. They have an amazing team that supports each other ensuring smooth execution. They have so much experience and connections to other vendors. On the day of the wedding, they were so on point.

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Romantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom During Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Jewish Altar, Ghost Chairs, Clear Acrylic Chuppah with Lush Ivory Floral Bouquets and Greenery Decor, In Courtyard of The Ringling Museum | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Florida Bride and Groom Just Married Recessional, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Jewish Altar, Ghost Chairs, Clear Acrylic Chuppah with Lush Ivory Floral Bouquets and Greenery Decor, In Courtyard of The Ringling Museum | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Florida Modern Wedding Party, Large Bridal Party, Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Slate Gray Dresses, Groom and Groomsmen in Classic Back Tuxedos with Bowties | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our theme was modern romantic but very clean and simple. Our venue was so detailed and colorful; it is such a special place that was so effortless.

What were your colors?
We had white flowers and linens, acrylic decor, and slate grey bridesmaid dresses to complement the tiles of the venue.

Romantic, Modern Outdoor Florida Wedding Reception Decor, White Linens and Clear Acrylic Stemware and Chargers, Custom Menu, Low Floral Centerpieces with Ivory Roses, White Babies Breath and Greenery | Luxury Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Wedding Reception Decor, Low Floral Centerpiece with Gold Vase, Ivory Roses, White Florals and Greenery, Clear Acrylic Table Number | Luxury Florida Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Romantic, Modern Outdoor Florida Wedding Reception, Wedding Party Long Feasting Table with White Linens and Clear Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Greenery Garland Centerpiece with Tall Taper Candles, Glass Stemware and Chargers, Space Heaters, Black and White Checkered Dance Floor | Luxury Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Weddings

Sarasota Bride and Groom First Dance in Outdoor Wedding Reception on Black and White Checkered Dance Floor, Courtyard of Ringling Museum in Florida

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ca’ d’Zan, Ringling Courtyard
Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: NK Productions *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Victoria Blooms
Caterer: Michael’s on East
Bar: Modern Events
Music: Pete Simms
Reception Music: Big City Rhythm
Invitations: Doyle Paper Co.
Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Furniture: So Staged and More
Transportation: Primetime, SRQ Trolley
Hair & Makeup: Ana Mary, Fresh
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

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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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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