Stephanine grew up with a deep love of the Ringling Museum, ever since her parents took her as a child. She and her fiancé even discussed getting married on the terrace before they were even engaged, and the choice seemed obvious. We can definitely see why! The rich colors and intricate architecture of their venue are absolutely stunning, and create the perfect backdrop to get married against. The house isn't just pretty though, its also rich in history, and they both loved the story of John and Mable Ringling. It just adds to the sweetness of getting married there!
When planning their wedding, Stephanie and Michael made a lot of choices to ensure they could be as present for their day as possible, and had very few decisions to worry about.
“We really wanted to minimize the number of decisions we had to make and things we had to print.” Stephanie said. By skipping the traditional wedding parties, and going with table numbers their florist already had, they not only saved a lot of money, but also a lot of stressful planning time. And the outcome is absolutely gorgeous!
Their use of greens and creams is absolutely classic, and are the perfect compliment to an already intricate venue. We love the simplicity of their wedding arch as well, with florals draped across it, and the gorgeous backdrop of the water. Everything about their day is elegant, simple, and so sweet! We love that their focus was enjoying their day more than stressing about details!
Photography: Lauren Bates Photography
Style + Design: EK Event Design
Venue: The Ringling Museum
Rentals: US Tent Rental & SO Staged Event Design + Rentals &
Affairs in The Air
Linens: Linens by the Sea
Floral Designer: Victoria Blooms, LLC
Cakes: Cakes by Ron
A Wedding with Grace
Calligraphy: Write on Sarasota
Band: Matt Winter Band
Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth
Catering: Modern Events Catering