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Lisa and Tom’s Wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Powel Crosley Estate | No Comments

This beautiful wedding ceremony was held on the steps of the loggia.  Cocktails were in the Great Room and dinner and dancing followed under a fabulous clear tent.

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Lise and Taylor’s Wedding at The Oaks Club, Osprey, Florida

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in The Oaks Club | No Comments

Just before the ceremony we switched to the rain plan…gorgeous setting on the staircase of the club’s foyer.   Cocktails were in the ballroom followed by dinner/dancing in a tent on the croquet lawn.  Photos courtesy Ashley-Caroline.com.

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The First Look

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Such a fun program

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Rain plans don’t get more gorgeous than this!

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Amina and Brian’s Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Wedding

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Weddings | No Comments

Amina’s beautiful Vera Wang couture bridal gown was breathtaking!

Ceremony/Cocktail Reception was held on the lawn.  Dinner and dancing followed in the Healing Garden.

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Amina totally rocked this gorgeous dress!

 

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The decor was very Art Deco. Super glamorous!

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Beautiful seating assignment display on a seven foot tall mirror.

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Zaffa: Belly dancers, in honor of Amina's Egyptian heritage, led the couple into the reception.

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Wedding Planning Tips from Maria Brady of Choreographed Events

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Sarasota Wedding Planning | No Comments

As seen on Sarasota Magazine’s blog.

Ask the Expert: Five Wedding Planning Tips from Maria Brady of Choreographed Events

Five Sarasota wedding planning tips from Maria Brady of Choreographed Events.

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If you think of your wedding as a production, then Maria Brady of Choreographed Events is your director.  Maria spent years producing large theatrical stage performances before she began planning weddings and other social events; here are her top five wedding-planning tips for brides to be.

Consider Your Guests.
“Making sure guests feel welcome, and comfortable, is rule number one! As you plan each aspect of your event, mentally walk yourself through it as if you are a guest. Will there be water available at the ceremony?  Adequate seating during the cocktail hour? Will you provide table assignments, for dinner, so guests aren’t left wondering where to sit?  Are you planning an ‘ice breaker’ for out of town guests who don’t know anyone else?”

Work with Your Space
“Your venue dictates the tone of your wedding… every space has a voice. Select  your space very carefully,  based on the atmosphere you want to create, and plan your decor accordingly. I never fight the architecture or  work against the aura of a space.”

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Don’t Disregard Lighting
“I tell my clients that if they don’t consider lighting, when planning an event,  they are missing the boat. Not only does lighting create romance, and ambiance, it can also change the tone throughout the evening and ensure that your night is never static.   Start with one kind of lighting during the cocktail reception, dim the lights for dinner and transition into dancing.  As your party amps up, the right lighting will keep the energy going.  And, of course, you can never have enough candles.”

It’s All About Timing.
“Many people ignore a key factor that makes or breaks a party: timing.  In order to keep guests engaged, you must create a timeline that will keep your party in motion.  A well choreographed event has a distinct beginning, middle and end… with no downtime. Start your ceremony on time.  Move right to the cocktail reception and after 45 minutes start inviting guests to be seated for dinner.  Never let so much time pass that guests are looking at their watches wondering what is going to happen next.”

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Relax and Enjoy
“Hire vendors you trust so that even if you tend to be a bit obsessive about the details, you’ll know everything is being properly taken care of.   The goal is to enjoy your wedding as a guest.  You want to be at your best on the day of your wedding, so let go and have a fabulous time!”

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Sarasota Magazine’s Best of 2014 Party at Selby Gardens

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Sarasota Magazine Event | No Comments

Sarasota Magazine celebrates 35 years!!!!   I loved planning this fun, and surreal, event held on the gorgeous lawn at Selby Gardens.  It was a black, and white, party and everyone looked amazing…it was a perfect night!

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Guests were greeted, in the Rain Forest, by gorgeous models wearing candelabrum headpieces.

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Chandeliers and drippy lights in the trees...luv

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Our beautiful aerial bartender pouring Champagne

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Our professionally choreographed flashmob consisted of 100 dancers

 

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Who needs a cake table when you have a fabulous Audi R8

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More chandelier in the trees...you can never have enough

 

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Tombola Raffle wall...everyone is a winner!

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What a night...just beautiful!!!

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Molly and Ethan’s Wedding at Ringling Museum

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Ringling Museum Weddings Sarasota | No Comments
This beautiful wedding at The Ringling Museum was held in the Courtyard.  Because Ethan is a Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy, we concluded the ceremony with a beautiful Sword Ceremony.
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Molly and Ethan recessed through the sword arch…just beautiful!!

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The cheese display featured cheese shaped as wedding cakes and was inspired by Molly’s love for cheese

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Wine notes from the Father of the Bride

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Table assignments done on seven foot mirrors…luv!

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The ‘First Dance’

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Cutting the cake with Ethan’s sword.

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Melissa and Mike’s Sarasota Wedding Featured on MODwedding

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Bay Preserve at Osprey | No Comments

Melissa, and Mike’s beautiful wedding, held at Bay Preserve, is featured on MODwedding!

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Molly and Ethan’s Ringling Museum Wedding Featured in the Observer

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Ringling Museum Weddings Sarasota | No Comments

Molly, and Ethan’s, beautiful Ringling Museum wedding was recently featured in the Observer…click link below to view article

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Megan and Josh’s Sarasota wedding featured on Modwedding.com

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Weddings | No Comments

I am so thrilled to have Megan and Josh’s beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota wedding featured on Modwedding.  To see the article click the link below:

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Cari and Zahid’s Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Wedding

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Weddings | No Comments

This beautiful wedding was held at the Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club with reception immediately following at the hotel.

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