Charlotte and Austin Featured in the Limelight | The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota | Sarasota, FL | sarasota Wedding Photography

Charlotte and Austin were married in a romantic beach ceremony and reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Members Beach Club!  This wonderful couple, and their friends and family flew in from Texas to celebrate together in this amazing destination wedding!  Charlotte knew that Sarasota would be the place that her and Austin would exchange their vows as it has been a second home for her and she has been visiting since she was young and loves everything about the destination.  She brought Austin there once on a trip and he fell in love with it too so it was a no brainer when planning their wedding!  The couple knew that they wanted a small and intimate celebration and have always loved the idea of a destination wedding!  

Charlotte's favorite part of the wedding was planning the details!  She did an amazing job incorporating personal elements into her and Austin's special day that were subtle to compliment the beauty of the natural surroundings!  "It was very important to me to tie in the memory of my loved ones who have passed away, but do it in a way that wasn't too somber. I wore the diamond from my parents engagement ring as a necklace, and an opal ring for my dads birthstone. The memory table of photos was also very special to me. The seashell ceremony was something I was super excited about, as I am a total believer in the power of intention and positive thinking. Austin and I collected all of those shells on previous trips to Sarasota. It was so neat to stand by the sea and see all that love tossed into the ocean for us and our new journey! Dr Lortz blowing the conch shell was also a highlight of the ceremony! The guitarist playing "Here Comes the Sun" once we were pronounced husband and wife was a moment that gave me chills and felt like a dream!"

The newlyweds and their friends and family danced the night away to live music by the Bay Kinds Band, realaxed on the chic lounge furniture provided by MMD Events and celebrated with cigars rolled by Cigar Creations!  The reception was energetic and joyful and even capped off with an after party with fresh popcorn for the guests as it is a favorite snack of the bride and groom!    We truly had so much fun working with this amazing couple!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown!  

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Michael Tunnell

Venue | The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Beach Club
Event Coordinator | Confetti Events 
Catering and Cake | The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Beach Club
Hair and Make-up Stylist | Root Couture Salon
Cigar Roller | Cigar Creations
Florals | Flowers By Fudgie
Videographer | Starfruit Productions
Officiant | Romantic Weddings of Sarasota
DJ | DJ Cesar Morales
Band | Bay Kings Band
Transportation | Siesta Trolley Inc. and West Florida Limousines
Furniture | MMD Events