The best way to describe today’s romantic golf course wedding is handmade with love! This intimate wedding captured by Andrea Zajonc Photography is filled will beautiful DIY details created by the couple and their friends and family. No detail was missed, with pretty hand-painted signage, cute champagne favors, and an adorable hashtag to tie it all together!
Our colors were burgundy, navy, blush, and some cream to balance it out. I really wanted something that was fall-ish but still adding the summer glow. For location we really wanted something simple and intimate as we had invited just our closest family and friends (50 guests total). An outdoor wedding was definitely a must and Sah-hah-lee was the perfect place. There was complimentary putt putt golf as well for the kids that came to our wedding.
We planned this wedding in about 4 months even though we had been engaged for a year and half. Budget was definitely important as well as keeping everything intimate. We really wanted everyone to have a good time and our personalities to shine through the wedding themes. My family was also very traditional in the sense that they did not want me to see my groom the day before the wedding and our first look was when I walked down the aisle! Timing was very important in order to not have an accidental reveal. Everything was perfect!
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All the signs were made by my sister in law and she did a beautiful job handwriting them. My bridesmaid made the signs for the table and she worked with me to design the invitations to cater everything I wanted. I had initially looked into purchasing invitations, but found that none of the ones I found had everything I wanted. Either the font was wrong or the color was the wrong shade. She also helped me make labels for my party favors (bubble champagne bottles). I am so thankful for both of them in helping my wedding vision come to life.
Most favorite part was of course being married to my best friend/high school sweetheart in front of our closest family. My sister from overseas was also able to come to our wedding after I hadn’t seen her for over 10 years. It was exciting to have all our loved ones all in one place. Events leading up to the wedding were also special as we grew closer to old friends and formed new bonds.
Photography | Andrea Zajonc Photography | Venue | Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course | Florals | Floralshop by Meuy Tzeo | Cake | Helen Bernhard Bakery | Dress | WToo from Bridal Exclusives | Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulus | Engagement Ring | Shane Co. | Hair & Makeup | Nancy Phan
On the hunt for the perfect destination wedding spot, Sarasota, Florida is the ultimate location! No where else can you get the perfect combination of glam, vintage, and romance, all right by the ocean! With beautiful beaches and a rich history, Sarasota is a one of a kind gem on the Gulf Coast that makes it a must for destination wedding couples! I had the privilege of visiting last fall and was blown away by the talented vendors and stunning venues. There really is something for everyone!
For the Glamour Lover
There’s few other places that have that effortless glamour feel than the Ritz-Carlton, and the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is no exception. Right on the bay, it is a dreamy combination of tropical and opulence that is easy to fall in love with. It is also a must for foodies, with world class chefs and innovative cuisine that are sure to wow your guests and keep them happy!
For the Romance Lover
For vintage romance, there is no better place than The Ringling. History and architecture buffs will fall for Ca d’Zan, a dream of Italian inspired architecture built in 1926 right on the Gulf of Mexico. The mansion is a shining example of 1920’s glamour and a breath-taking backdrop for a wedding. The Ringling Museum and courtyard are equally stunning, with its pink arched promenade, designed and built around the same time as Ca d’Zan. The property also houses a gorgeous rose garden that is a splendor in the springtime.
For the Beach Lover
If you’re dream destination wedding means getting your toes in the sand, Longboat Key Club is your place. With a secluded beach venue, along with 4 other indoor and outdoor option, this is the perfect place for a beach lover who doesn’t want to sacrifice on service and elegance!
Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Florals | Flowers by Fudgie | Rentals | So Staged | Paper Goods | Write On Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Cake | Cakes by Ron
For the Garden Lover
If you’ve been dreaming of a more garden vibe, there is no other place on the coast like Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The lush grounds are everything you would want in a venue, with several spaces from a gazebo overlooking the bay to the banyan grove. Nature sets the scene for a magical wedding you’ll love.
Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Rentals | So Staged | Florals | Flowers by Fudgie | Linens | BBJ Linens | Paper Goods | Write On Sarasota | Canopy | Affairs in the Air, Inc.
So hard to pick just one, right? With world renown beaches, delicious cuisine culture, superb vendors, and more, Sarasota is an obvious choice for making your destination dream wedding come true.
Today you are in for a treat with this beautiful Guatemala wedding at an old convent ruins captured by Daniel Lopez Perez Photography. The venue is out of this world breath-taking and made this couple’s intimate destination wedding magical! The night ended in fireworks over the open domes of the ruins, it just doesn’t get any more romantic!
We wanted our wedding to be a very intimate event with immediate family and close friends. I am Guatemalan so for me this meant 85 people in my list! We ended up having around 120 guests from Guatemala, New York and Europe. We always knew we wanted it to be in Guatemala and in a special place. When we saw the ruins we just knew that it was magical and it was exactly what we wanted.
I designed the invitation myself. James has an 8 year old from a previous relationship and it was very important that he was a central part of our wedding. He drew a picture of us and the invitations were designed around that. James has a wood flooring company so we incorporated a wood element to them as well. We really wanted every part of our wedding to tell something about ourselves, where we come from and our relationship. We didn’t want to be the cookie cutter wedding, we wanted it to feel more personal.
We had a Mayan Ceremony, Marimba playing during the cocktail hour, Guatemalan food. We wanted everyone that was there to enjoy themselves and share such a special moment with us!
The venue was so stunning that we only wanted to add small things to it, tons of candles and tall white flowers! Our style was cool, sophisticated and laid back. we wanted everyone that came, either from close or far away, to remember this day and get to see different parts of Guatemala during the wedding.
Thelma, our wedding planner, was amazing! She was actually a gift from God! James and I went to Guatemala to look at venues in April and in our 4 day trip, we chose a venue, caterer, and were pretty clear on what we wanted, being in the same page as him was super helpful as well! But when we met Thelma and told her what we wanted she just made it happen! She didn’t try to deviate out vision or convince us that other way was better, she just took what we wanted, ran with it and produced an amazing event!
I just loved being able to share that day with my family and friends. We had everyone that was important to us there and they were all there celebrating us, cheering us and wishing us well. That is what made it magical!
Photography | Daniel Lopez Perez Photography | Venue | Ruins of the Santa Clara Convent | Planning | Sparks Events | Catering | Hacienda Real | Desserts | American Donoughts | Entertainment | Tijuana Love | Dress | Vintage | Alterations | Williamsburg Seamster | Jewelry | Dannijo | Hair & Makeup | Paola Alvarado | Groomswear | J.Crew