Puttin’ on the Ritz | Cara and Steven

Sarasota, FL | October 22, 2010
Cara and Steven Seguin

I needed an absolutely cheesy title for one of my favorite cheesetastic couples, Steven and Cara! They got married at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota. Their families were an absolute blast and I loved spending the day with them!

Cara was really specific about the plans for the day: she wasn’t overly concerned with the details necessarily, she just really wanted her family and friends to have a really good time. Mission accomplished! Not only did they have beautiful details of Navy, Lime and Pink, but their beach wedding was topped off with a reception full of show tunes, Britney Spears and an amazing selection of food and desserts!

And since I’m on a little kick of sharing thank you’s, I wanted to share this email I got from Cara (before she’s even seen any of the photos!)

“Thank you again a billion times over for being our photographer, and Reema too! We had an amazing day; everything that my mom wondered if someone took a picture of, I was able to smile and say, ‘Yup! That’s why we had Kristen!’ Such a calming aspect of the day!”

Oh! And I couldn’t possibly end this blog post about their wedding without sharing quite possibly the BEST gift from a groom to his bride… ever. A Shake Weight! :) Way to go, Steven!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota (Members Beach Club)
Hair and Makeup: Luisa V
Florist: Beneva Flowers
DJ: Jay Goodley Entertainment
Dress Shop: Something Blue Bridal Salon
Designer: La Sposa
Officiant: Rev. Corky Calhoun

There’s something so beautiful about a mother’s hands

Cara wore her Grandmother’s necklace pinned to the inside of her dress so it could stay close to her heart

I sort of love bridal portraits :)

And I realize this blog post is a bit “Cara” heavy, but don’t worry Steven, I have some awesome shots of you and your hair!

Now back to Cara!

Favorite below!

Cara and Steven didn’t want any formal family photos at all – instead, she had the entire family do a champagne toast on the beach!

Breaking from tradition, Cara and Steven had a dessert room following their reception, loaded with cookies, mousses, tarts and lots of amazing treats!
I HIGHLY recommend this! :)

And then we hit the trolley to head back to the Ritz for the Post-Reception-After-Party!!

Cara and Steven – it was such a joy to spend your wedding with you! I can’t wait to see your beautiful little family grow!!
And Steven, I’m really glad you didn’t punk out :)

Oh! And Cara, I couldn’t help but post this “blooper” because I just love YOU so stinkin’ much :)