Monday, May 26, 2014

Sarasota Wedding Weekend

I hope everyone is feeling rested and rejuvenated after the long weekend!  I spent the weekend in beautiful Sarasota at one of the best weddings i've ever been to. 

Friday night, we enjoyed a beach side dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club.  The sunset was incredible! 

These are three of my best friends from college days - reunited to celebrate Katie (far right) and Anthony. 

Saturday, the wedding and reception were held at the Ca' d'Zan, which is the former home of the Ringling family (of the Ringling Brothers Circus).  The weather could not have been more perfect as the sun was setting, with cool breezes off the water. 

Besides the view, I couldn't get over the food.  Every time I turned around a waiter was ready with a freshly stocked tray of passed hors d'oeuvres.  There were duck spring rolls, crab rangoon, shrimp cocktail, fresh bruschetta, brie and pear grilled cheese, fried ravioli, and even more if you can believe it.   I never had a chance to get hungry - my kind of party! 

The reception area was like a scene from the Great Gatsby.  The Edison lights were the perfect touch for this setting. 

 One of the most touching moments of the weekend was the father-of-the-bride's toast.  Katie's dad (her parents work for the government and have lived all over the world) reminded us all how fortunate we are to be able to celebrate together in such a beautiful setting, with so many freedoms allotted to us, because of those who fight for those freedoms.  It was a lovely nod to Memorial Day. 

Here's to a short week!


  1. Awe looks like it was a fun weekend. Sarasota is becoming quite the wedding hotspot lately. Looks like it was a gorgeous evening. I love your "sips/tips" motto, how creative! I'm new to the blogger world, but I just wanted to let you know about my new blog, Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks girly.

  2. How gorgeous are these pictures?! It looks like it was an incredible weekend! PS. I've been MIA from the blog world for a couple of weeks so I'm just now seeing your beautiful new design! LOVE IT.

  3. Yay! First of all- this blog is awesome Kippy! And second of all, thanks for the kind words about the wedding! Wouldn't have been the same without you. Love!

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  5. I don't think anything tops a beach wedding, and I think these pictures really help prove it! The sun, the open air, the waves crashing... it's just perfect.

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