Love Conquers All

Not Even a Hurricane Could Stop This Longboat Key Marriage Proposal

Vinny Loccisano decided there was no better time to propose to Ashleigh Tinney than during a hurricane.

07/08/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Finally Putting a Ring on It

After a Year of Postponed Ceremonies, the Local Wedding Industry Is Booming

Rescheduled weddings are crowding the calendar along with events that were already booked for 2021, creating a busy time for couples and those who work in the wedding industry.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Dealing with COVID Cancellations? Reschedule Your Event at GROVE

This Lakewood Ranch event space is perfect for any occasion, at any size.

07/29/2020

Dreamy 'I Do'

Ringling Museum Offering Special Elopement Ceremonies to Couples

Wedding plans canceled due to the pandemic? Book an intimate elopement ceremony on Ringling Museum's beautiful grounds at a reduced cost.

07/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Bear With Us

St. Petersburg Couple Marries With an Actual Bear as Their Ring Bearer

Animal lovers Rita Janecek and Joseph Schaar marry at Bearadise Ranch alongside Carol the bear, after plans to wed in Alaska fell through.

04/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Together Fur-ever

Bow Wow Vows: Six Local Couples Tie the Knot Alongside Their Pets

You've got to read these beautiful wedding 'tails.'

08/01/2019

To Have and To Cold

Cool Ideas For Your Hot Summer Wedding

As the summer heats up, help your guests cool down with these fresh ideas.

07/18/2019 By Hanna Powers

Bubble Bus

The Wandering Whale Offers a Boutique Bar Experience on Wheels

A new business brings the booze to you.

06/10/2019 By Hanna Powers

Romantic Vows

While Some Entrepreneurs Struggle to Find Their Niche, Elizabeth Turk Just Followed Her Heart

“Love can come at any age,” she says. “Never give up on love.”

02/13/2019 By Pam Daniel

Weddings

Sarasota Ranked No. 1 Affordable Honeymoon Destination

Our city beat out destinations like Vail, San Luis Obispo and Scottsdale.

01/31/2019 By Staff

First Look

First Look: Camilyn Beth Bridal Collection

Known for her classic cocktail frocks, local designer Camilyn Beth is now designing bridal gowns. Here's a peek at her new collection.

11/09/2018 By Heather Saba

Modern Love

Six Gorgeous Local Weddings

These couples decided to celebrate their love in our beautiful city.

07/26/2018 By Ashley Cooper

I Thee Wed

Five Gorgeous Sarasota Weddings

These love stories ended in "I do."

07/26/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Hospitality

Wedding Planning Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Sarasota wedding planning company NK Weddings is commemorating its 10th anniversary this week.

05/18/2017 By staff

Sugar Stories

Julie Deffense Brings Her Wedding Cake Business to Sarasota

The baker dishes on her unusual career path, why she’s expanding her services to Sarasota and how she makes those amazing sugar flowers.

03/21/2017 By Megan McDonald

Wedding Bells

Preview Camilyn Beth's New Bridesmaid Collection

Baby pink, navy blue and glittery gold are the stars in Camilyn Beth's new bridesmaid collection.

01/20/2017 By Megan McDonald Photography by Shannon Kirsten Couch

Weekly Planner

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Blush Bridal's Holiday Sparkle Sale, and More Local Shopping Events

Plus, jewelry trunk shows and a Tommy Bahama and Maui Jim event.

12/09/2016 By Lana Allen

Weekly Planner

Ladies Night on the Circle, a Designer Tag Sale and More Shopping Events

Including Burns Court's second "Sip, Shop & Stroll" event of the season

11/11/2016 By Lana Allen

Weekly Planner

A Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale, Fourth Friday Fall Festival in the Village and More Fall Shopping Events

Including a trunk show at Blush Bridal and Shrode's Jewelry going out of business sale.

10/28/2016 By Lana Allen

Their Sarasota Wedding

Chris and Julie Sementa Tie the Knot at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The two celebrated their day at the classic Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, then headed over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the reception.

09/29/2016 By Felicity Warner