• Beth Winkle

REAL WEDDING: Fairytale Dreams Come True at the Ringling

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Michelle & Chad

February 13th 2021

On a beautiful day in February, family and friends gathered at arguably the most magical venue here in Sarasota - The Ringling Museum - to celebrate Michelle and Chad’s nuptials. From an ice bar that looked like a horse drawn carriage, to a ceremony walkway that reflected like water and draped in florals, this was a wedding straight out of a storybook.

After dating for over 6 years, Chad proposed to Michelle at the building site of their new home. “My proposal was perfect because Chad took me where our house was being built. As I was gazing at the water he got on one knee and said those magical words.” This extraordinary moment inspired planning a modern day fairytale ceremony and cocktail hour at the Ca d'Zan Mansion, followed by a trolley ride off to the reception where they danced the night away in the museum courtyard.

“After 5 months of wedding planning with my dream team, I could not believe that my wedding was finally here. Kim Frazer brought my phenomenal celebration together. Not only did she introduce me to all of my fabulous vendors, but she became my family too.” Michelle noted.

We asked the bride what made her day so special? “Our family and friends who gathered to celebrate our marriage. We were so happy to see everyone. There were wonderful memories made that night and I'm so happy we were surrounded by love.” reflected Michelle. “Not to mention, my dream team made everything absolutely stunning! The beautiful ladies who helped me with my gorgeous dresses. My fairytale signs and pictures. From the hair to the makeup to the flowers and the food. The singers, the band, the magician, the caricature, the photo booth, the fabulous photographer, and all the people behind the scenes.”

“Once in a while you get that fairytale,” said Michelle. “Chad and I definitely did!”

The Wedding Team:

The Planner

Kimberly Ann Events

The Venue

The Ringling Museum & Ca' d' Zan

The Florals

Sue Ellen's Floral Boutique

The Photographer

Gordon Images Photography

The Attire

The Perfect Dress of Sarasota

The Cake

Julie Deffense Artistry

The Signs

Print & Pine Design

The Lighting & Rentals

Palacios Events

The Chairs

Chair Affair

The Catering

Simply Gourmet

The Caricature

Michael White

The Ice Bar

Ice Pro

The Music

Jonathan Cortez (guest singer) and Deleon Band

The Bartenders

Metz Bartenders

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