National Association of Wedding Professionals | Marie Selby Gardens | Sarasota, FL

A night full of networking and education was enjoyed by all at the fabulous Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota.  Selby Gardens is a tropical urban oasis amidst nature’s beauty with scenery of unparalleled botanical bliss. Heather Dorsten with The Knot presented a fabulous educational session, THE KNOT REAL WEDDINGS STUDY What Couples Want Now: Trends & Insights on Today's Couples!

Wedding industry professionals discovered the variety of benefits that will help grow our businesses with National Association of Wedding Professionals! An amazing team of talented wedding veterans will be working together diligently over the next several months to build an amazing  chapter in Sarasota.

Michael’s on East provided the bar and these tantalizing tidbits:

• Steamed Bao Buns with BBQ Pork & Pickled Vegetables
• “Thai-Style” Fried Chicken Lollipops
• Steamed Vegetable Shumai with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
• Tequila-Grilled Shrimp
• Burrata Crostini with Braised Baby Artichokes, Pine Nuts, Currants & Mint Pesto

Flowers by Fudgie provided the gorgeous flowers: kiwi hydrangea, peach spray roses, purple veronica and silver dollar eucalyptus nestled in silver cisterns.

Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

AV Sponsor: Sights and Sounds AV
Education Sponsor: The Knot
Floral Sponsor: Flowers by Fudgie
Food and Beverage Sponsor: Michael’s on East
Venue Sponsor: Marie Selby Gardens