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Elegant Country Wedding - Jennifer Matteo Event Planning

Jennifer Matteo, one of Sarasota's top Wedding Planners, recently had the pleasure of donating her time and resources to gift a wedding to a very deserving couple in our community. "Call me crazy - but I wanted to donate a wedding. Not just my services, but an entire wedding to a deserving couple. Their entire wedding was being gifted to the couple as a “thank you” for the bride's military service and her continued service to the community."

Every detail of the wedding was generously donated by a local vendor ... an event that nearly reached $40,000!

Their vision: Elegant country

Event Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning

Venue: Rafter J Ranch Barn

Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography Officiant: A Wedding with Grace Cake Designer: Cakes by Ron Lighting: Palacios Events Jewelry: Diamond Vault Equipment Rentals: So Staged Equipment Rentals: US Tent Rental Floral Designer: Victoria Blooms Invitation Designer: Write On

Catering: Morton's Market

Beverages: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Favors: Just A Basket Case

Entertainment: DJ Harry Wright

Photo Booth: Be Glam Photo Booth

[Custom Sweet Heart table backdrop CC's Paper Artistry]

"I was in awe of the generosity of our community in Sarasota - everyone was happy to be a part of the wedding and bring their creativity and services. As a homage to her military service, Karrie adorned dog tags in remembrance on her bridal bouquet- a detail that touched the heart of all the guests. The groom’s wedding band was a custom made piece by Diamond Vault and was forged out of metal from his fathers wedding band - another detail in memory of loved ones.

It is not every day that I get to 'give' someone a wedding - plan them, style them, yes - but the feeling of giving two amazingly sweet people the gift of a life together is something that I will always cherish. Without the unwavering support of the local wedding community this simply would not have been possible. Sarasota is a small town, but with the biggest heart!"

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