(Closed) WCF girls lets talk about our weddings!

posted 8 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thanks for starting this, we need to living up this place Cool

We just started to plan, but we are about to book our venue, the biggie!! It’s a very nice location, Venitian Country club in Venice. I want it to be close to home, and we have guest from everywhere, but majority are locals.

I’m not set on colors yet, so i’m not sure what I’m going to do. We will be married in September, so may be fall theme, something vintage perhaps.

We have met with our photographer and we just love her, we can’t wait for our e-pics to be taken this weekend. She is a dog person, so that’s right up our alley, and her photos are awesome! We will be using pictures for Save-The-Date Cards and guest book.

As for cakes, i’m not even thinking about it yet, neither flowers, i don’t think they are on our priority list as of yet. We did look at couple of DJs, have not talked to any yet, but we probably should start moving. Have any of you had any experience with these guys:

1. Chill Will DJ services

2. George the DJ

I’ve heard and seen reviews for both, and they all sounds just fun, so i will be making some phone calls and setting up meetings.

We probably wont have  a video, though i’m not quiet sure 100%

I did put my eyes on the dress, I’m queit small/pettite, so i didn’t want anything puffy, but more slim. What do you guys think of this one:





Post # 5
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

LRin, i spotted this picture on Sarasota Brides website


I am yet to make a trip there and see what they have on hand, and if this dress is available to try it on.

Both DJs are down south, so probably more known down in South Florida then here.

That dress of yours is gorgeous, I’m not big on embroidery, but it does look very pretty!!

Post # 8
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hey! Sarasota bride here!

My wedding is actually in Bradenton at the South FL Museum.

Caterer: Simply Gourmet. (We shopped around A LOT)

Photo: Jason Angelini

Video: Bill Wagy

Dress: purchased in Tallahassee, but I liked Le Mariee in SRQ. My SIL got hers from Sarasota Brides and was happy.




Post # 9
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

MindyLou, who is  Bill Wagy and how much does he charge for video? I thought of not having video but also i’m reconsidering, it will all depend on the price and if it fits within our budget.

I was looking at Jason and sent him email, we didn’t need the whole day service, but he wouldn’t discount, and with everything else it would cost too much money. We did find our photographer and quiet happy! We did our epix and i actually posted a link under photo’s tab, but here it is again


I’ve never heard of Le Mariee, i stopped at Sarasota brides but for some reason i couldn’t find anything i liked.

We did book our DJ, we went with Chill-Will services, he’s such a nice guy 🙂

I will be working on save the dates and invitations, just have to pic a picture to go with it, probably will order from Vista.


No cake tasting yet, i think it’s too early for us, my photog recommended one, so we will see.


Post # 10
34 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

How are you ladies doing? I have a planner & a photographer… and the venue at this point! Now…. food! Any catering suggestions?

Post # 12
28 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted here in a while. Nice to see other brides from FL.

We are getting married on Longboat key beach at one of our relatives houses.  We don’t know if we should do our own cooking or hire a caterer? Can anyone recomend a caterer that might be good and not too expensive? We’re thinking to get a cake from Publix. Have not decided on flowers yet, i wanted to check out Naked florist, they just opened up a store here, I’m intrigued by the name 🙂 We will go and check out Flower Girls of Sarasota and Elegant design studio. Anyone had any experience with any of those? All i really need is a buquiet for myself and I only have 2 BMS, i don’t know if i need buquets for them.

No video or DJ, but we have an awesome photographer that we booked a while back! I keep snooping on her blog, and just saw her new post from a beach wedding, it’s awesome, i can’t wait!! If you girls looking for a photog, she’s great, funny and very flixible, quoted us an awesome price for a full day. Check her out


Well, the only thing i don’t have yet is my dress, i keep watching Say yes to the Dress, and i’m drooling over some of them. I really need to get going with it.

Our invitations are out, and we so far have 35 people responded with YES!! We are expecting no more then 50, that would be the top.

Hope everyone else is doing good. Keep this board going!!


Post # 13
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

hi everyone! i’m a newbie to weddingbee, but live in largo and planning my wedding either in clearwater area or down on anna maria island. anyone have any great suggestions for good spaces to host both the ceremony and reception????

Post # 14
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Anna Maria is nice, Beach House is very popular for weddings, right on the beach. You can have your ceremony and reception at the same spot.

Post # 15
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi Ladies, I am also a local bride– getting married in Tampa. Here are my vendors so far:

Ceremony and Reception- Rusty Pelican (includes all food/beverage)

Photography- Jason Angelini (loveeeee our e-pics!)

DJ- Grant Hemond and Associates

Florist- I Do Bouquets and Weddings

Cake- A Piece of Cake

Invitations- Jennifer Hutchinson Design Co


Post # 16
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

@LRin2011: Oh awesome! Carlouel was fabulous (but I’m sure you already know that since your parents had their reception there! How cool is that, by the way?)…wouldn’t change our venue for the world. We did a Kobe slider station during the cocktail hour and it was a huge hit. Also – they have a HUGE wok that they can bring out for a tasting station: we had them make fresh stir fry with either chicken, pork, or shrimp as the protein. Yum. Everyone was also loving the grilled lamb chops. However, the biggest hit for us in a dinner station was the chilean sea bass with chimichurri sauce and julienne vegetables. It was one of my personal requests, since I absolutely love Chilean sea bass…and guests kept going back for seconds of it. I wish I would have managed to snag a second piece myself!

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