Get ready to swoon over this elegant yellow and green Florida wedding captured by Esther Louise! The couple are professional ballroom dancers, so their big day with filled with dancing and vibrant colors, making a true celebration. And can you believe that the bride handmade her amazing cape? Such a glamorous look!
Our colors were yellow and green. Yellow is very symbolic for Branden and I and most guests had no idea that the color of my first dance dress, yellow, was chosen for a reason, as were the lemons which served as name card weights.
I wore my grandmother’s pearls as my necklace and bracelet. A very special client of ours also loaned me the purse I carried. I custom strassed my shoes and the dress I changed into for our first dance with Swarovski crystals. I also made my headpiece which was a headband of Swarovski crystal. Most special was my cape–I designed it and embellished it with Swarovski, however it was my mother-in-law who sewed it!
The general style of the wedding was elegant & classic. Branden and I would never have gotten married inside, let alone a church, so we always knew it would be outside. I had originally been looking at other venues in Sarasota however, by chance, Branden saw a photo of Ca d’Zan in a caterer’s office. We went to visit Ca d’Zan and fell in love.
The most important things were the first dance & the food! Branden is a professional dancer and we own a dance studio, so it was important and fun to perform for our friends and family, many of whom have never seen us dance, let alone together! Branden and I met at a restaurant that he and my brother both were working in Harvard Square. They had been friends before I met him and many of our first memories revolve around that wonderful restaurant! Food has always been central to our story.
One of the best parts was the vegan cheese! I am vegan as are many of my friends and the guests so vegan food was abundant at the wedding. I had the cheese flown in from Los Angeles! All of the dancing was wonderful! We loved seeing all of our friends and family in one space!
Photography | Esther Louise | Venue | Ca d’Zan | Planning | NK Productions | Florals | Elegant Designs | Catering & Rentals | Fete | Paper Goods | Handmade | Tent Rental | US TENT | Musician | Peter Simms | DJ | DJ Jay Gordon | Dress | redesigned Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld | Headpiece & Cape | Handmade | Hair & Makeup | Kelly Anne