There’s romance and then there’s the romance bursting from this beautiful Sarasota affair captured by Raquel Sergio Photography, which is like every love-filled detail you could ever imagine, all wrapped up in one magical gallery.  (Seriously.)  And the uber-adorable bride and groom?  Well, they happen to be all caps ROMANTIC, too with their office romance beginning, an at-home (+ heartwarming) proposal and, of course, one drop-dead gorgeous wedding.  See it all in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… The roads traveled to find one another were long. Much longer for Victor as he is Brazilian, and journeyed to the United States to get his PhD. We eventually met in Tampa at the engineering consulting firm where we started working nearly three months apart from one another. Victor and I joined bowling leagues and beach volleyball leagues with other co-workers, so we spent a lot of time together outside of work.

Almost three years later, Victor kneeled on one knee beneath the open sky and the beautiful pergola that he and his father built in our backyard and asked that I be his wife. He made me a very happy woman on that very special evening.

From Raquel Sergio PhotographyStephanie and Victor were married at the selby gardens in Sarasota, Florida. I absolutely love selby gardens for the uniqueness it has to provide. The furniture and decor was very elegant, and added a gorgeous touch to the wedding day as well.

Their ceremony took place on underneath a banyon tree of the garden during sunset. Their cocktail hour followed by the beautiful and famous Floridian pinkish tone sunset sky. Their reception was held in the ballroom overlooking the the beautiful stars. Their flowers and centerpieces were simple and sweet. What a beautiful night full of the simplest emotion of love!

Wedding Photography: Raquel Sergio Photography | Wedding Venue : Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida | Floral + Event Design: Bee Ridge | Catering: Harry’s Continental Kitchen | Wedding Dress: Olgas Bridal Shop