Monday, November 22, 2010
Jackie and Tim's Elegant Vintage Circus Wedding
On October 30th, Jackie and Tim were married under the trees on the front lawn of the Ca d'Zan at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. This stunning mansion is surrounded by large, lush trees and gorgeous views of Sarasota Bay. It was the perfect day for an outside wedding!
Jackie and Tim live in NY city, but chose Jackie's home state of Florida for their wedding. Florida also had significance to Tim though because his parents have always had a condo here so he spent a lot of time in West Florida while he was growing up.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. David Cole and included a tradition from Jackie's Greek heritage - the wreath exchange. The ceremony was personal, touching, and romantic and I don't think there was a dry eye around.
Jackie looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown complimented by hair and make up by Michelle Rene artists.
After the ceremony, the guests were able to take a stroll through the house on their way to cocktail hour which was held on the back side of the mansion. The cocktail hour took place during a breath taking sunset.
Jackie and Tim picked a unique theme for this wedding which was elegant vintage circus. They picked this because the mansion was the winter home of John and Mable Ringling (of Ringling Brothers Circus).
This wedding is a perfect example of a theme is perfectly executed and not overdone. They just had a few vintage touches such as vintage Ringling Postcard save the dates, the vintage glass used for their centerpieces and the flower arrangements that were created by Apple Blossoms Florist. By the way, Apple Blossoms did a magnificent job on the flowers! They were unlike anything I had every seen before!
Their invitations had a touch of circus with trapeze people on the back of the envelopes,and their cake topper was a handmade version of Jackie and Tim on the trapeze. They also had vintage circus place cards that were cut outs of circus animals.
Shutterbooth was there with lots of fun props so guests could take pictures for the scrapbook.
Mattison's Catering served a delicious duo entree which the guests really enjoyed and then they also served a late night snack of sliders, truffle fries, mini milk shakes and cotton candy! Chef Paul Mattison and his staff were amazing to work with and the provided five star service.
RJ Vida provided all of the music and the uplighting. RJ really knows how to keep a crowd moving and as usual, the dance floor was packed all night. As always, we really enjoyed working with RJ!
Jeff and Sara from K&K Photography were there capturing all the special moments and details. Jeff and Sara did a great job staying on track which allowed Jackie, Tim and the entire wedding party to even enjoy part of the cocktail hour. I can't wait to see the pictures!
Jackie and Tim had so many fun touches and surprises for the guests it truly was a one of kind event. From the elegant linens and chivari chairs to the array of food and fun little details - everything fit together perfectly.
When Jackie found us through The Knot Magazine last January I could tell this was going be a fun wedding! Jackie and Tim are the sweetest couple and you can just see the love in their eyes. I really enjoyed working with them and their families. They were all absolutely wonderful people and I will miss planning with them.
Jackie and Tim - Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your South African Honeymoon. You two are very special and it was an honor to be part of your day. Please keep in touch!!!
Here are some of the photos I took of Jackie and Tim's fabulous wedding: