Elegant, classy, and absolutely stunning, Hanna and Rob’s Sarasota wedding, captured by Liga Photography and planned by NK Productions, is filled with sparkle, glam, and so much love. Taking place at the beautiful Ca’ d’Zan, a timeless color palette of gold and white paired with lush, gorgeous florals make for a wedding that is truly a sight to behold. Hanna is here with us today sharing about her wedding, and she has some excellent insight…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I was really fortunate to have a wonderful wedding planner, Nicole Kaney from NK Productions. She really understood my vision and made sure that every little last detail was exactly perfect. It really helped to have a wedding planner I could trust because she took care of the things that as a bride I would and did overlook. It also helped a lot to have a great maid of honor, my mother. I chose my mother because there is no one in the entire world that knows me better and that I could depend on. She really went above and beyond to make my day special. I was also really grateful to have a fiancé that was really involved in the process!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
It was really important to me to find vendors that I could trust and that shared my vision. I picked vendors that my wedding planner highly recommended. It was so important to me to find a photographer that shared my vision. This was so important to me because when it is all over your pictures are the memories you are left with. I chose Liga Photography because I absolutely loved and felt completely confident in her ability to capture all the important moments! I am an artist myself and loved the way she captured every last detail. I could not be happier with my choice and highly recommend finding a photographer that matches your own vision!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
At first I wanted to use my favorite colors, which are turquoise and chocolate brown. However, after viewing what this would look like I decided to go in a completely different direction. I wanted a wedding that was elegant and classy with a glamorous feel to it. The most important thing in my vision was to have a wedding that in 30 years wouldn’t feel outdated. I choose the colors gold and white because I loved the way they went together. Anne from the Paper Tree (Sarasota, FL) did an incredible job finding invites and save the dates that fit our wedding absolutely perfectly. She also went above and beyond and found a calligrapher that hand wrote all our seating charts in beautiful calligraphy that we framed with beautiful, large gold frames.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
One of my favorite things about our wedding was walking into our reception before the guests came in and seeing our vision come together. I was completely blown away to say the least!!! Another one of my favorites was our photo booth! We used a company called Fancy Booth. I highly recommend having a photo booth to every bride! Our guests had so much fun using the photo booth and we got so many great pictures afterwords of all of our guests that we normally would not have had. It also helped to have another activity that our guests could take part in to break up the usual wedding routine. Needless to say it was a huge hit! I also would recommend to brides to really take the time to pick out a great DJ or band. We used a band for our ceremony, a steel drum band for our cocktail hour and a DJ for our reception. We were glad that we picked a DJ for our reception because we liked the variety of music we are able to have. I was so nervous the night before the wedding because we had barely had any time to talk with our DJ and he didn’t require a list of songs that we wanted him to play. Basically the only information we had given him was the music that we didn’t want to play, and our first dance selections…etc… Anyway, our DJ (DJ Burdier, from Stereophonic DJ’s) had an incredible ability to read the crowd and kept all our guests dancing till it was over. I have been to a lot of weddings were there were only a few guests left by the last dance, this was not the case without wedding by the last dance I was delighted that all our guests were still there and still dancing!!! I believe that this was entirely because we had a great DJ that kept our guests up and dancing the whole time!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I would tell other brides to just relax, take a deep breath. After the ceremony I was so stressed out about making sure I got my dress bustled and off the ground that I missed out on my entire cocktail party! I would also tell brides to just enjoy every aspect of planning and the process, I know it may seem incredibly stressful but before you know it, you blink and it’s over!
I really love the gold and white together, don’t you? Classic, and oh-so-gorgeous!
Are any of you having an elegant, classic wedding like this one? What colors will you be using?