Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Wedding by Stephanie A Smith Photography
January 11, 2012

I've been obsessing over this gorgeous Sarasota wedding captured by Stephanie A Smith Photography all.morning.long... and once you take a look at all of the lovely details that make up this wonderful affair, you'll be right there with me.  Set amongst a literal garden paradise (my new favorite venue) and boasting one of the most breathtaking ceremony spaces I have ever seen, there just aren't enough words to describe my love for this darling day.  Yep, I could spend hours upon hours wrapped up in the gorgeous florals by Beneva Flowers and the vibrant green, orange and blue hues.  Join me, won't you?

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From Stephanie A Smith Photography... I'm sure Kyle and Justin have also thought this, but I have literally been waiting all year for their wedding day. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is such a gorgeous venue. Acres of lush trees, and flowers that surround the Sarasota Bay. You couldn't ask for a better location to get married. Coming down from D.C. for their big day all Kyle wanted was a sun shining day. And even though it rained a little the morning of, the skies cleared for a PERFECT afternoon wedding. Kyle and Justin chose to say their "I do's" under the big Banyan tree. Besides the gorgeous setting and perfect weather,  I think one of the key things I remember about this wedding was how in love these two were with one another. Justin couldn't stop staring at his beautiful bride, and he got teary eyed when she walked down the aisle. The little looks they gave each other were so endearing and natural. All these elements combined created for a magical day.

Wedding Photography: Stephanie A Smith Photography / Photography Assistant: Blue Lane Studios / Flowers: Beneva Flowers / Catering: Sarasota Catering Company / Event Planning: Cari McDowell of Sarasota Catering Company / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Men's Attire: JoS A. Bank / Hair + Makeup: The Michelle Renee Hair & Makeup Artist Group / DJ: Jay Goodley Entertainment