Since they first met, Kristen and Nathan made a point to venture south to Florida, making the tropical Sarasota setting a perfect destination for their wedding day. The Sarasota wedding venue, Cà d’Zan Mansion offered opulent structure, grounds and decor, perfect for the couples’ big day. The bride clutched an asymmetrical hand tied bouquet of vibrant peonies and greenery arranged by MMD Events. Shortly before their ceremony, the bride and groom shared a first look. The couple exchanged ‘I do’s’ surrounded by iconic banyan trees dripped with glamorous orchids and carnations. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour full of inventive passed hors d’oeuvres and signature sippers. Nicole Kaney of the Sarasota wedding planning team NK Productions transformed the terrace into a glamorous reception space complete with stylish bar installations and glamorous floral displays. Custom calligraphed geode stones directed guests to their seats, where mirrored chargers and golden flatware awaited. Custom printed menus listed the array of dishes prepared by Fête Catering. To honor Kristen’s beloved grandmother, a collector of antique elephants, a tiny gold elephant figurine hid on the side of the five tier cake baked by The Cake Zone. Guests danced and sang alongside the lively band, ATL Groove Factory, before sending away the newlyweds with a bubble-filled goodbye. A night of love and romance to remembered forever captured by the charming Tampa photographer Ryan Joseph.