Love Is The Answer!
If you have been following along with our Special Moments Event Planning blog, you met Ariel and Matt in our feature of their incredible First Look. As promised here is more of their story and their awesome Bradenton wedding at Palma Sola Botanical Gardens.
For Ariel, the day began at the couple’s where she got ready with her wedding party before heading over to Palma Sola Botanical Park for some bridal portraits as well as some with her wedding party.
Ariel, her Wedding Party, and Man of Honor
Ariel looked amazing in her lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline. Ariel carried a beautiful hand-tied white rose bridal bouquet. Her wedding party wore long flowing red gowns, with her brother and Man of Honor wearing a tuxedo with a red vest and necktie.
Matt and His Wedding Party
Matt and his wedding party spent the morning at a local Air BnB before heading over for a few photos and Ariel and Matt’s First Look.
A Blended Wedding Ceremony
The outdoor wedding ceremony was set with white garden chairs and a chuppah covered with flowing fabric and clusters of white flowers.
Ariel and Matt’s wedding ceremony blended Christian and Jewish traditions. The cloth on the underside of the Chuppah was decorated by family and friends, and they also included a ketubah signing and binding a chord with three strands.
The personalized and touching outdoor garden wedding ceremony ended with their first kiss and a shower of bubbles.
A Night of Fun, and Dancing
The couple and their family continued with some wedding photographs as guests enjoyed some cocktails and passed hors d’ oeuvres.
During that time the ceremony lawn was transformed into a beautiful outdoor wedding reception under a canopy of market lights.
Tables were draped in white linen and set with burgundy napkins and a rustic centerpiece combining a wooden riser with silver dollar eucalyptus, succulents and a modern glass lantern. Gold mercury glass votive candles added a little shimmer to the table. Each place was set with an individual bottle of champagne.
Introductions and the couple’s entrance began just at sunset, leading into their first dance. Matt was able to surprise Ariel and sneak some of his own lyrics into their first dance song which was sung by her Man of Honor.
The evening was filled with touching toasts, and an amazing dinner before the dance floor was opened with a vibrant Hora. After a dance set that had everyone up and moving the Ariel and Matt cut their wedding cake. A two-tiered white buttercream wedding cake with a custom cake topper.
The night ended with an unexpected champagne shower and Grand Send-Off with glow sticks.
Congratulations Ariel and Matt, we know you had a spectacular wedding – but the best is yet to come!
Thank you to the amazing vendors who brought the wedding day together.
Wedding Day Manager: Special Moments Event Planning
Bradenton Wedding Venue: Palma Sola Botanical Park
Hair and Makeup: Brides by KellyAnne + Co
Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Wedding Photographer: Jessica Barfield Photography
Wedding Flowers: Oneco Flowers
Catering: Delectables Fine Catering
Wedding Cake: A Slice of Heaven
Rentals: Mobile Wind
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