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Our wedding was nice and as intimate as you can get with 120 people. The weather for a early May wedding was to be expected, hot and a little humid but not as bad as the next week got. The only issue I had with with the Florida weather was the bugs, it was freakin love bug season which I forgot about living 3,000 miles away from FL. The cupcakes were gone in a instant and they day went by in a blink of an eye, so having a photographer is a MUST! Also I think using wedding mappers on my wedding website worked well because I never had anyone ask me directions (or they could have been smart and asked the parents!! hahaha)

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Pastries by Design
Bradenton, FL
Cakes/Candies

Best cupcakes ever (this coming from a baker herself)! The cupcakes were moist and the frosting melt in your mouth and leave no wax residue. They have delivery for those who don't trust others to transport your cake *ahem*. and all around very nice people with a big purple mixer!


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Affordable Catering
Tampa, FL
Caterers

Very nice to work with and worked with our budget. We told them the exact amount we would spend and they worked great with it. I also had a few quirks about my food and they happily obliged, so much so that one thing, having the cantaloupe separate from the rest of the fruit (really an infectious fruit), that they remembered and had a plate for the groom and I on our table with the cantaloupe on another plate by itself. Food was good and they worked well with us being 3,000 miles away planning this thing.


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JVK Photography
Sarasota, FL
Photographers

Jessica was a very nice a sweet person. She took some great photos with 2 locations and gave us the rights and she doesn't charge an arm and a leg! We also got our photos in less than a month! This girl ROCKS! She may not have the "years of experience" that some people must have, but she is great non the less and hey, everyone has to start some where right?


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Vamo United Methodist Church
Sarasota, FL
Ceremony Sites

This is my family's church and where my mom got married so naturally I used it myself. The current Pastor and his wife are lovely but my wedding was only the 2nd they had in the church, so it was a little rough as they tried to figure it out on their end. The only main issue i had was that we couldn't use their tablecloths and found that out a week before t he wedding, so yeah had to figure that one out fast. All in all it was lovely.


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Siesta Beach
Sarasota, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
188054 l
North Jetty Fish Camp
Nokomis, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
188055 l
Venice Jetty
Venice, Florida
Attractions/Entertainment
273236 l
Westfield Sarasota Square
Sarasota, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
54944 l
Busch Gardens
Tampa, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Mosi (Museum Of Science & Industry): Admiministrative Offices
Tampa, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota, FL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Hampton Inn Venice Bayside/South Sarasota, Fl
Venice, FL
Hotels/Accommodations

Hotel was clean and has a big overhang for when you are trying to get out your dress in the pouring ran. Also staff is very friendly and they were nice to give us an upgraded room and let us have a late checkout before we went off to our honeymoon.


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Oscar Scherer State Park
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Parks/Recreation
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The Center of Hope Church
Venice, FL
Ceremony Sites

Sunday service starts at 10am. Caring people.


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Myakka River State Park
Sarasota, FL
Parks/Recreation

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