5 Reasons Why Siesta Key Beach Is The Perfect Wedding Venue
Crossing the bridge onto the island of Siesta Key is like entering a new world. All of the elements that make up the beach environment work in perfect harmony, resulting in a luxurious feel that many only get to experience through expensive international vacations. From the tranquil gulf breeze to the mesmerizing sunsets, Siesta Key has an almost overwhelming amount of charm that would take your wedding day to the next level, and defy even your wildest dreams.
1) The Reputation
It is no secret that Siesta Key Beach has been continuously rated the #1 beach in the United States for the majority of the last decade. Every year, millions of visitors have flocked to the area to immerse themselves in the miles of relaxation and entertainment that Siesta Key has to offer. From the idyllic day spent basking in the warm Florida sun to the vibrant nightlife in the village, it is easy to understand why it would make for the perfect place to host your special day!
2) The White Sand
The fine mineral that covers Siesta Key Beach is not your typical sand. The white blanket that covers your path to the water is made almost entirely of quartz and one that never gets hot, no matter how scorching the Florida sun gets. It is unbelievably soft, making it excellent walkway for your trip down the aisle. While it is not immediately realized, sand is a key presence in every beach wedding. If you are going down that road on your wedding planning journey, it would only right choose the beach that is world famous for its incredible white sand.
3) The Water
While the Gulf Coast is generally known for having beautiful water, the one that lines the Siesta Key coast is particularly breathtaking. It is crystal clear year round, and a superb temperature almost every day, except for the few days that Florida has a winter. The seemingly endless blue ocean would make for a beautiful background for all of your photography needs, as it delightfully contrasts the previously discussed white sand.
4) The Sunsets
There will never be enough words to accurately describe the enchantment of a Siesta Key sunset. On any given day, you can see thousands of locals and tourists trek through the white sand and line themselves along the shoreline, just to get a perfect view of the nightly show that the Floridian sky puts on. Encompassing virtually the entire spectrum of the rainbow, the sunsets would enhance not only the feel of your beach wedding but also the pictures that will remind you of this remarkable day for the rest of your life.
5) The Atmosphere
When a couple chooses a beach wedding, there is usually a special connection that they have to that specific setting. Siesta Key will only serve to take that exceptional feeling to the next level. When you choose to have your wedding on the island, you want more than the standard. You want luxury, comfort, and magic all in rolled into one enticing wedding venue. Your expectations will only be exceeded when choosing Siesta Key, and everything that you once visualized about your wedding, will become a heightened reality.
What's better than a little sneak peak? A sneak peak that has us swooning to see more. This couple was so sweet from start-to-finish during the wedding planning process.
Congratulations Julie and Bob! A White Sand Wedding wishes you a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment.
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SaltBlock began as a passion project fueled by a love for the water, our obsession with fresh seafood, and sharing both experiences with those closest to us. Realizing a need for more intentionally crafted catering services in Tampa, SaltBlock Catering came to life as a “Scratch-Made” kitchen, and over the years, it has expanded into a full-service hospitality company. Although our team and service offerings have grown, we maintain the same simple mission; to provide our customers with Thoughtfully Crafted Hospitality Experiences. Our team pours everything we have into our food and service, an effort we hope translates into outstanding experiences for you and your guests. We appreciate your business and look forward to many shared meals to come.
Renting items for your event isn’t just for furniture! Did you know you could rent everything from sofas all the way down to the glassware? The Copper Acorn offers so many vintage options for your special event. We have a 3,000 square foot warehouse full of unique furniture, arbors, bars, sofas, chairs, wine barrels, mismatched wooden chairs, farm tables, the list goes on! Not only does renting unique furniture for your event make for great photos, it also sets the tone and gives that ‘wow’ factor your guests will definitely remember. I mean, who doesn’t want their guests to walk away thinking “wow that was gorgeous!?” I believe that renting these items is so important because it really adds that special touch you are looking for and your guests will be talking about your event for weeks to come.
No event is the same, and the décor shouldn’t be either! You can come to the warehouse and pick what you want or it can be designed for you! Most of our pieces are one of a kind and genuinely vintage meaning your event will have it’s own unique style that will not be duplicated. Renting items for your event is a lot more reasonably priced than a lot of people may think. Rather than making something from scratch, you could rent it, save the money on supplies, and save the time and headache of having to do it on your own. The stress relief alone is worth the extra cost! We can also build custom items too so bring your vision board!
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This wedding was certainly something to remember. Cassie and Sebastian's infectious love was not hard to miss. From the beginning of our planning process to the very end of their wedding night, we couldn't help but notice how in love these two were.
I would describe this wedding as being romantic-boho. Cassie and Sebastian's wedding had touches of sandy blue and small pops of white and greens. The cafe lights that stringed above their reception dinner was just the prefect touch. We wish this couple a lifetime of happiness and many, many more memories!
We can’t think of a better way to get married than to have a destination wedding on the sandy white beaches on the gulf coast of Florida. After you exchange vows and say “I Do” it is time to sit down and relax a little as a newlywed couple!
This is a time to celebrate your marriage in intimacy and seclusion, and turning your destination wedding into your honeymoon is the perfect excuse. Take this time to bond with your partner and establish the love that you two hold in your relationship.
Have one night in the honeymoon suite, with champagne on the balcony and a candlelit dinner on the shore. A couples massage and a late night dip in the hot tub will make this your romantic dream come true. Visit www.honeyfund.com to make your dream honeymoon come to life!
Planning a wedding in a short notice of time can be very difficult, but most definitely possible. It takes patience and diligence to provide the best experience for not only the bride and groom, but for participating vendors as well.
Often times when we are planning a wedding we tend to get frustrated when we don’t hear a response from the client right away. For planners and the client themselves, it is very important for both parties to be responsive in order for the big day to run as smooth as possible. We must remember that both the bride and groom most likely have day jobs, school, children, etc. they are taking care of — while we work, so do they! Be patient and know that you will get an answer, but also remain consistent and continue to do follow-ups with your client.
A huge thing to take note of when planning a wedding in a short amount of time is to take an idea and run with it. You’ll notice that one idea will lead to another, and then shortly you will have planned a full wedding day. You have to be flexible when working with a client and be ready to meet with them. Maybe you have to skip your 2pm massage appointment, but don’t worry it will still be waiting there for you when the wedding is all said-and-done.
Often times we have a bride who wants to plan a wedding exactly the way she sees on Pinterest. As most of us know, sometimes it is hard to recreate exactly what she saw on the app, but we do our best. Say she sees an organic wedding arch decked with greenery and draping. We all know that one leaf is different from the next, so when recreating a vision and you think something else will work better, then follow your gut and just do it.
When planning a wedding with little notice we often run into the issue of vendors and specific venues being available. Start putting yourself out there, research, and put yourself out there again. Make connections and find exactly what you’re looking for. Finding a location for a wedding with plenty of time can be hard — and finding a venue in a short allotment of time can be extremely difficult. This is where we have to get creative.
Think outside the box and contact venues and other vendors that normally don’t host such events — most times they are thrilled to cater to a bride and groom! The fine thing about this is that your venue is new, fresh, and most likely never been utilized for a wedding before. This makes for a personable and intimate wedding. Bring in a new florist and maybe they will show you designs you’ve never seen before. As far as the client goes — they trust you and your overall product. It is important to be open-minded about the planning process and know that things may not be the way you initially imagined, but they will still look great in your hands.
The best part about planning a wedding in short notice of time is seeing all of the amazing things that can transpire. We start to get creative, host a ceremony in a foreign building, make new connections with vendors we would have never met, and overall host a wonderful wedding. Stay positive, and know that you just have to keep moving. Remember, you are the expert here and you can and will get through it.
Each bump in the road leads to new experiences and adventures — don’t get caught up in knowing you have a short amount of time. Follow your gut and run with it! Personal favorite weddings are the ones that are different from all of the rest.
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At A White Sand Wedding we believe in the potential of a great photo - they bring out artistry, capture beauty, they can resemble something significant from the past, and they allow you to share with loved ones. The list goes on. When choosing a photographer for the company we were particular, and we can confirm that getting to work with Katelyn Prisco is a true pleasure. Through the years we have learned a lot about Katelyn and her values - she's diligent, takes pride in her details, and is always willing to roll around and have some fun. And that is everything we love about Katelyn and more. Katelyn Prisco Photography exclusively works with A White Sand Wedding so your wedding day is nothing short of perfect. You will always know what you are receiving and you will never need to worry.
Building a relationship with your photographer is important and shouldn't be just any other vendor. With the help of our team and Katelyn Prisco, we ensure you that your wedding photos will be memories you can look back on for a lifetime. Wedding photos are important, as they remind you of one of the biggest days of your life!
Katelyn Prisco is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer who is based out of Sarasota, Florida and the surrounding Tampa Bay area. Specializing in natural light photography, she has had the amazing opportunity to travel as far as California, Italy, and Hawaii to document love stories.
RANDOM TIDBITS ABOUT KATELYN...
ERIN - 5 STARS
"So happy we used Katelyn Prisco Photography!!!! Not only are her wedding photos the best in South Florida, Katelyn is amazing to work with, so professional but also so fun and nice! She takes the time to get to know each client and ease every concern. We were able to just enjoy the big day knowing that every moment would be captured perfectly. We are BEYOND SATISFIED with our pictures! Katelyn exceeded all of our expectations!! I have recommended her to everyone!"
RICHARD & KATIE - 5 STARS
"Katelyn gets a five star review for her work, attitude, and overall demeanor. From the moment we met her a year before the wedding, Katelyn went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at ease about the entire process. For our engagement photos Katelyn actually went out of her way to personally speak with the manager of one of our favorite restaurants and was able to get us in while the restaurant was closed to take some incredible photos of us while no one else was there.
For the wedding, Katelyn and her assistant Andrea immediately fit right in with the bridal party and made the whole day even more fun and memorable than we could've imagined. They were fun, vibrant and upbeat the entire time. It's hard to describe but Katelyn and Andrea felt like they were guests at the wedding and really did become part of the family.
As far as the finished product goes, the photos came out incredibly and are perfect. Katelyn is so talented and wasn't afraid to try some unique shots and use the sunlight and shadows to really capture some beautiful scenes."
We aren’t sure what made us fall in love with this wedding…between the beautiful florals accented with Giant King Portea, or our bubbly couple who was smiling ear to ear the whole day. From the moment we began planning this wedding, we knew it was going to be something special.
Our bride wore a simple, basic, two piece wedding dress that was more than enough to make the whole room stop and stare. The bridesmaids were dressed in a pale mint floor length dress and the groomsmen went barefoot on the white sandy shore of Siesta Key, Florida.
This wedding was nothing short of a good time surrounded by their friends and family from all over the world. Each table was embellished with greenery and peach tones for a little pop of color to bring in some of their home heritage back in South Africa. The beachside ceremony had a clean, white, Mona-Lisa Arch and a clear blue sky while this couple said “I Do.”
When the reception began, this couple took off their shoes and began freely dancing in the rain. Friends and family began to join them and that’s when we knew this wedding was going to be one to remember! From start-to-finish we couldn't get enough!
Package: This wonderful couple was from New York, so taking the stress away from them was a priority. We introduced them to the "In Love & Luxe" Collection, and they never looked back.
Event Styling & Planning: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Catering: Mortons Gourmet
Rentals: US Tent
DJ: Delair Entertainment
Venue: Sunset Beach Resort
Florals: Oh Darling Events
Photography: Alisia Thompson Photography
Pops: Pop Craft
Bakery: Cakes By Ron
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