Thursday, June 9, 2011

Christina and Tyson's Selby Gardens Wedding

We are a little behind on blogging - but this one was worth the wait!!

Christina and Tyson hired our Christina (from Flawless Occasions) to Coordinate their Selby Gardens wedding on April 30th. This was a great match because this wedding had a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) elements and both bride Christina and coordinator Christina are very crafty. Kelly and I assisted Christina with the coordination and I am so glad I was there to see it all come together first hand. Everything turned out absolutely gorgeous including the weather!

Speaking of gorgeous - Christina was breath-taking in her gown from The White Closet Company. It was the perfect dress for this garden wedding and the bride was glowing. I love the way she added a touch of color with the most adorable shoes! The bridesmaids, who also wore gowns from The White Closet Company, looked beautiful (and comfortable!) in their robin blue dresses. Four super cute flower girls almost stole the show!

The ceremony was held by the Gazebo which is surrounded by very lush gardens and performed by Rev. Rick Lacore. Rev. Rick did a perfect job of personalizing the ceremony for them. While the flower girls almost stole the show, the ring bearer DID steal the show. The ring bearer was Lucy, Christina & Tyson's dog. She was dressed in a little doggie tux and she went down the aisle right on cue. I must say that we were a little worried about how this would turn out - but she was absolutely perfect and very well behaved! The photographer,Johnna Brynn, captured some adorable pictures!! Make sure you check them out on her blog!

After dinner, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour with views of Sarasota Bay and a reception behind the mansion. Affairs in the Air hung lights that added the perfect romantic touch once the sun set. Christina's theme included birds, nests and robin eggs. This worked perfectly with the natural settings. Her cake from Publix was my favorite element of her theme. It was so unique and delicious too!

Dinner was prepared by Affordable Catering and it was scrumptious! After dinner, the guests danced the night away under the stars to music played by DJ Mike from Phaze Entertainment , enjoyed treats from the candy buffet, and played corn hole. The corn hole boards were customized just for Christina and Tyson. Another truly adorable touch that made this wedding personal and fun. The night ended with yet another surprise for the guests - sparklers and a really fun get-away car!

This was our first wedding at Selby Gardens and we truly loved this venue. Dan and his staff were very helpful and the it is a gorgeous place with beautiful views, lush grounds, and several unique event spaces. We hope to do another one there again soon!

Christina and Tyson, the Flawless Occasions staff enjoyed being part of your special day! Thank you for hiring us. We hope you had an awesome honeymoon in Alaska!!! Congratulations!!

Pictures above by Johnna Brynn Photography.

Pictures below snapped by Christina Garatina:

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