Joyful, touching, modern, gorgeous, fun, colorful… so many ways to describe Emilia and Christian’s coral and silver beach club ceremony and reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL. With trolleys for transport, the wedding party rode worry-free to the Beach Club lawn where they had a traditional Christian ceremony–adorned with Japanese and Persian touches to honor Emilia’s heritage. From the ceremony, it was cocktails and sushi on the Sunset Terrace and then back to the main hotel to dance the night away. There’s joy on every face and it’s our pleasure to feature this beautiful beach wedding captured by Limelight Photography. Enjoy.
Wedding Style: Modern-Chic, Multi-Cultural
Wedding Colors: Coral | Silver | Gold | Pearl
Ceremony & Reception: Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL
Photographer: Limelight Photography, Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings
Highlights from the day…
A few highlights included seeing all of our incredible vendors arrive and being totally excited with them from the start, our romantic first look, riding the beautiful trolley to the beach club, our emotionally charged ceremony with its spectacular view, our phenomenal sushi chef during cocktail hour, seeing the reception room for the first time and dancing the night away with awesome music, our amazing photo booth, and our sparkler exit.
Advice you’re glad you took…
We got the advice of remembering every moment during our wedding day and we are so happy we did that on 1.4.14!
Advice you wish you’d taken…
Although this may be really hard to do, we wish we took the advice of not stressing over the smaller details.
Advice you’d like to give…
Remember the little moments during your wedding day as it moves very quickly.
Best part of the whole wedding day…
The best part of our wedding day was when we got 10 minutes to sit with each other in between the ceremony and cocktail hour as a married couple enjoying some sushi, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne together before seeing everyone during cocktail hour.
About your dress…
I absolutely love my dress that I bought from The Gown Gallery in Kansas City, MO. It is a simple and chic chiffon dress from the Romona Keveza Collection that was perfect for our beach wedding! My shoes were from Badgley Mischka and the design highlighted my dress. Our gorgeous flowers were from Botanica International Design Studio, who I received the pleasure of both meeting the owner Ian Prosser and working with the Creative Director Zoë Gallina.
Fetching Frames multi-photo wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet
Thanks Emilia and Christian for sharing your big day with us!
Wedding Pro Shout Out
Our experience with MagnetSreet has always been fantastic! All of the tools were easy to use in searching for and customizing the perfect card. We were able to find the template that best suited our needs and altered the colors to match our wedding colors. We also love the clean look and feel of the card which matched our modern chic wedding style.
We absolutely adore our photographers Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos who are both owners of Limelight Photography! They took so many incredible pictures of us that we were in complete awe when we viewed them for the first time. We absolutely love them and their amazing work!
We absolutely love the venue we chose! The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL is stunning and we will never forget our beautiful wedding ceremony on the Beach Club Lawn, our fun cocktail hour on the Sunset Terrace, and our gorgeously-designed reception in Ballroom Plaza
Nicole Kaney, Wedding Planner
Our wedding planner, Nicole Kaney and her team, were simply the best you could ask for in planning the perfect wedding! Nicole not only helped us decide on so many important factors for our wedding, but she also communicated everything we were hoping for in a wedding to each and every one of our vendors. We want to express our endless thanks to Kathryn Schanuel, the Director of Meetings and Special Events at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, for working with both Nicole and several others in organizing an absolutely amazing wedding day experience.
Botanica International Design Studio
We also cannot even begin to express how much we loved each an every one of our flowers that were impeccably designed and arranged by Botanica International Design Studio. Working with Zoë Gallina in all our arrangements was an absolute treat!
We also want to thank our wonderful videographer Maureen Taylor from VHVIDEO for capturing every memorable moment. She does fantastic work and is so incredibly sweet and adorable at the same time!
Our reception was lit up by the phenomenal DJ Fitz Otis who kept us going all night with awesome music selections.
Cat Pennenga for creating the best Fancy Photo Booth imaginable!
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank everyone for everything they did in creating the perfect wedding for us on 1.4.14 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL. We hope to stay in contact with each and every one of them throughout the rest of our lives!
Emilia & Christian