Claire and Enrique met in Sarasota in the spring of 2017 while salsa dancing. Enrique took Claire to a bench near the Ringling bridge on a Sunday evening to talk and enjoy a quiet evening. While there, he asked her what the tradition was for marriage proposals in America and if the guy is supposed to get on one knee. As he asked that, he got on one knee and said, "like this?" and that is when he proposed. Claire loves Enrique's caring and sweet disposition, he is her rock in everything she does. Enrique says that he loves how much he and Claire compliment each other, and how they make a great team. They work well together and have fun together. They enjoy traveling, dancing and walking on the beach together.
A very special touch is that Enrique handmade Claire a box during their courtship and they put it on the gift table for guests to enjoy and leave cards for the happy couple.
Since they met in Sarasota they wanted to get married there. They both moved to Sarasota around the same time to start a new chapter in life and found each other there. Enrique is from Peru and Claire likes a classical look, so the "theme" is a classy, "Spanish" look with lots of lace and pretty reds, corals and peach colors. They had Spanish lace custom table runners created just for their wedding and selected to decorate with Alstroemeria flowers, which are also known as “Peruvian Lillies”. Of course the DANCING was one of the best parts of this Peruvian-American weddings!
Lead Photographer | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos
Bridesmaid Dresses | CC's Bridal Boutique in Tampa | Jasmine bridal collection
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Milan Catering & Event Design
Ceremony Site | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ at Reception | Grant Hemond & Associates | Michael Planas
Event Planner | Milan Catering & Event Design
Florist | Flowers By Fudgie
Officiant | Jae Philli's
Hair Stylist | Fresh Salon
Make-up Artist | Fresh Salon
Photobooth | Nature Coast Entertainment
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley Estate
Musicians for Ceremony | Nature Coast Entertainment
Wedding Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique in Tampa