41 total reviews
After reading reviews across the web, and sitting down and discussing our wedding with Sand Petal, we had very high expectations for our wedding day. Living almost 1600 miles away from where we would be married brought on an unusual type of stress. Not being able to physically see the location and decorations, and not being able to walk into the planner's office at a moments notice when you had a question was very difficult at times. A great amount of trust was placed in Sand Petal, and they came through on everything they had promised us. It was so nice having planners who included every vendor, every decoration, every food choice, and every thought-through detail since we live so far away. We enjoyed a mother-of-pearl tented beach wedding on Siesta Key beach, and they went above and beyond to make sure that every detail was perfect for our day. Sand Petal greatly exceeded our expectations and we cannot thank them enough for it! Both the ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful, the vendors were wonderful, and it ran like clockwork thanks to Cathy and Lisa. Our day was perfect, and we owe it all to Sand Petal Weddings - we highly recommend having them by your side during this extremely exciting but chaotic time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sand Petals did an absolute amazing job on my wedding. It was everything I could have dreamed of, despite the mini hurricane! On the day of my wedding one of the worst storms hit Siesta Key. Sand Petals did everything to make me relax and wait out the storm. It lasted for an hour and they got to work in rebuilding EVERYTHING. The storm tore down my chairs, my decorations, etc. but you would have never been able to tell with the AWESOME job this company did. The sunset that we ended up with in our pictures was absolutely breathtaking (Thank you Sheila!).
I could not have asked for better people to work with. These women are very understanding and professional with everything they did. I cannot thank you all enough for making my special day everything I've wanted since I was a little girl!
Sand Petal Weddings is the best wedding planning company ever! Affordable, communication great, went out of their way to make our day special! Very responsive, tons of customizable options. We had a wonderful ceremony and reception on the beach with excellent food, officiant, a great photographer and videographer, an awesome DJ, and staff there to help out. Our friends and family had so much fun! We will never forget our special day and we have so many amazing memories and photos. All of the decorations were so beautiful and Sand Petal took care of every single detail. As a medical student, my life is super busy and stressful and Cathy and everyone and Sand Petal really made my life so much easier. Who knew planning a wedding would be this much fun! I cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking to get married in the Sarasota area, look no further.
We chose Sand Petal weddings for their locations and competitive pricing, but we got an experience we were not expecting. From the very beginning, Cathy and Lisa were beyond amazing. They walked us through all the decisions, details, and plans, and were available to answer our questions whenever we needed them. We were able to customize our day to fit our personalities with no problems. They provided the most beautiful venue, and made our day perfect. The food was hands-down some of the best wedding food we have ever had! All of our guests complimented the dinner and cupcakes. Our DJ, Mark, was fantastic. He played anything we wanted, and supplemented with the perfect music for our night. The photographer, Steve, was absolutely incredible. He has such a great personality, and made everyone laugh and feel comfortable. We couldn't be more pleased with how stress free our wedding day was- everything was handled beautifully and professionally. The day was flawless and we thank you very much for everything! We definitely recommend Sand Petal Weddings for anyone that wants a perfect beach wedding!
Sand petal weddings was our all encompassing wedding vendor they took care of EVERYTHING from the ceremony to the cake. Everything was absolutely perfect. The venue surpassed anything I could have imagined. The ceremony was perfect not to long or short and they were able to make every member of our family feel important with 5 kids that's sometimes challenging.they were prepared for everything. The city was unfortunately dredging right where our ceremony was and sandpetals went above and beyond by calling them to ask if they would refrain during the ceremony which they obliged (thank god!!) when the weather got unexpectedly windy and cold they were prepared with tent flaps. When I realized I forgot my garter they provided and extra. Our wedding coordinator was with us EVERY step of the way and nothing short of AMAZING. The entertainment of fire dancers and Polynesian dancers they coordinated was perfect entertainment and the food was OUTSTANDING. I'm sure I'm missing things because we were beyond pleased with absolutely everything. We definitely got our money's worth and then some!!! I would highly recommend them to EVERYONE I know!!
We could not have picked better wedding coordinators to work with on our special day & all the days leading up to it. Sand Petal did an absolutely amazing job! From meeting with us 9 months before our wedding to the end of our reception they were very involved in the planning process. Little details that I would have totally forgot about, they made sure to take care of! As a bride I didn't have to stress about hiring vendors, setting up or taking down, etc. When I showed up to the venue ready to walk down the aisle everything looked absolutely beautiful & just the way I dreamed of! I'm blessed to have worked with Sand Petal for one of the most important days of my life!
My husband and I both wanted our wedding and reception on the beach; not only did Sand Petal Weddings put together the entire ceremony and reception, but it turned out absolutely perfect! They take the stress out of wedding planning by using their preselected set of vendors and all we had to do was choose from a list of options. We were a little bit nervous about having only a couple of vendors to choose from, but were blown away by all of them. The DJ put together my music selections perfectly, the photographer did a gorgeous job, the food and cake were phenomenal, and Cathy did an amazing job with the set up. Everything was even more amazing than I anticipated, and some of the small touches that Cathy included in the decorations made it all absolutely perfect. There is nothing that I would have done differently, and the added bonus is that you pay one price to Sand Petals without having to search for and make payments to all of your other vendors. The only things that weren't included were flowers and alcohol, but Cathy had great recommendations for local florists. My husband and I have both said that we had the perfect wedding day! :)
I decided to have a US Destination wedding and was nervous from the start about planning a wedding in Florida while I was living in Texas. From the first phone call to the day of my wedding Sand Petal Weddings was AMAZING.
Once I booked my date they sent me a packet of information about the area, vendors, etc... and after meeting with them gave me suggestions on wedding location, rehearsal dinner location etc...
Cathy went out of her way to talk to me when I had a list of 10 questions and they responded to my many emails very promptly and answered my questions with ease.
The week of the wedding they were in close contact and helped me to make plans in case of rain (which there was none thankfully!!). The day of the wedding the Sand Petals team arrived, set up my BEAUTIFUL ceremony site, and then gave the wedding party instructions on how the ceremony would go. We didn't have an actual rehearsal but they took the time to explain everything in great detail. Looking back everything was done to the highest standard and the team even made accommodations for me to have a bartender at the reception which was a new thing for the wedding package I purchased.
Overall my experience with the Sand Petal Weddings company was nothing but spectacular and I would highly recommend them to any bride in the Sarasota area or those looking to have a destination wedding to Florida. The team is thorough in every aspect, they are professional, and they are kind! I felt genuinely cared for from the day I booked my wedding to the second they packed everything up!
My beach wedding was perfect because of Sand Petal Weddings.
From the moment I contacted Sand Petal, our experience was nothing but positive. Being an out-of-state bride, Cathy and Lisa answered ALL of my questions and went above and beyond for me as we planned the event in 6 months! The vendors that were lined up for photography, DJ, catering, etc. were top notch, and made the experience even more memorable. Our guests had SO many compliments about every aspect of the day, and I heard on more than one occasion that this was the coolest wedding they had ever attended.
I want to give them special thanks to Cathy and Lisa for their amazing work the day of my wedding, when Siesta Key received record breaking rain for two days. Cathy and Lisa were on-site providing updates to myself (and my nervous father), and managed everything flawlessly. Our event started a bit later to accommodate all the rain, but I could have not asked for a better outcome. We were in awe of everything that was pulled together from the ceremony set-up, the detail that was evident throughout our reception and the attentiveness we received all night.
We couldn't have done this without Sand Petal. Thank you for making this the most amazing day of our lives!
- Kelly & Marcos Mejia
everything went to plan even though the weather tried to spoil it, cathy and her team had all the backups ready and everything ran smoothly and without a hitch !
We hired Sand Petals for our destination wedding and they were amazing! Our beach wedding and reception was even more beautiful then I had dreamed! The luau show was a big hit and our guests are still raving that it was the most beautiful and funnest wedding they had ever been to and if we could please do it again next year!!!! Lisa & Cathy were amazing and took care of everything. I can't imagine if I had planned this myself how I could possibly have enjoyed anything. It was so nice to relax at the pool at our resort the morning of our wedding and not stress about anything! Everything turned out amazing and we are forever grateful!!
My husband and I never got to have a big wedding when we got married over 10 years ago! We decided to have a vow renewal on the beach to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary! When I first found Sand Petal Weddings, I knew this would be our best option for having a destination vow renewal! Lisa and Cathy were very very helpful every single time I had called will a random question and went above and beyond! Having something that's all inclusive,I was a little worried about how the food, DJ and photographer would be but they were all PERFECT!!! This was the best wedding hands down! The Tiki Hut venue was breathtaking! The food was amazing! The Luau Show was EPIC...everyone raved about it! The music couldn't have been more perfect...our guests danced all night long!!! And the photographer...WOW! Steve captured everything that we thought we wanted and more! We have received so many compliments about how our pictures looked liked they came out of a magazine! All of our guests have requested that we renew our vows every 10 years if every celebration would be this fabulous! The decor was exactly what I was wanting and expecting! The best part is...I only had to find Sand Petal Weddings...they did the rest! We really can not say enough about how easy they were to work with as well as how satisfied we were! Thank you so much for finally making our dream a reality! We chose Sand Petal Weddings and had never been to Bradenton Beach before...we went out to look at the venue a year prior to the event but didn't get to see much else and now...we want to go back there often...everyone loved spending the weekend there...it was so relaxing and fun! Thank you thank you:)
We are so happy that we chose Sand Petal Weddings to help us on our wedding day. We live in Pennsylvania so having to plan a wedding over 1000 miles away was difficult and stressful. Of course being the bride, I was trying to get everything in order before the big day and let me tell you I was stressing! But Sand Petal made it so easy to plan this wedding with their suggestions for vendors. We have never been to that part of Florida before so we were going in completely blind not knowing anything or anyone but our wedding turned out so beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a better day! Thank you so much Sand Petal, this will be a memory that we will always cherish for the rest of our lives!
Sand Petal Weddings made our ceremony dreams come true. I was included in every step of the planning and they took time to meet with me to accommodate my detail-oriented personality. I never had to repeat a request and every wish was fulfilled. They even customized a package for us to include dancing after our ceremony. The staff is friendly, creative and talented! We loved their organization, planning, decor and vendors. You just can't beat the package deal when considering the photography and videography! Thank you ladies! We hope to use you Sand Petal Weddings in the future to re-new our vows or marry off our kids one day.
The wedding was easy to plan despite being several thousand miles away. Sand Petal Weddings is an incredibly professional organization and definitely put the bride first. They cut the stress out of wedding planning, and gave an amazing party! My guest had an amazing time between tears and celebration, and I even people who were unable to make the event are envious from seeing the pictures. Loved everything about this and would recommend to any bride who wants a low key, affordable, beautiful wedding.
Sand Petals did a fantastic job. I was worried not seeing the site before the wedding, but they put me at ease as they explained everything that was going to happen and stayed with us the whole time to make sure everything went smoothly.
The food was excellent, all my guests raved it was good and they all said they had a great time. The laua was fun! My guests were surprised and loved it!
The only thing I might have changed was to have a little more time dancing with the dj. If I could have added another hour, it would have been perfect.
Thanks again sand petals!
There are not enough words to describe our experience with Sand Petal Weddings. They were kind, organized, and professional. I truly felt like I was their very first bride at their very first wedding. They listened to all of our requests and even took our very large (25 person) wedding party in stride! The ceremony was perfect...even thought it was on a beach, it felt so private and romantic. The ceremony officiant, videographer, photographer, and guitarist were so talented & made us feel so comfortable. The reception was beyond amazing...our guests raved about the food & drinks. Our DJ played the perfect mix of music that we asked for. We were hesitant about having the luau, but it was one of my favorite parts of the night. It was so entertaining for our guests (and us!) The dancers were fabulous! The whole time, the ladies of Sand Petal Weddings were discretely checking on every last detail for us (down to getting my nephew his pacifier when he needed it!) My parents didn't have to stress about setting or cleaning up...everyone was able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! If I had a dollar for every person that has told me how much they wish they had a wedding like ours...and a lot of couples telling me they will renew their vows with Sand Petal Weddings! I can say with 100% honesty that I wouldn't have changed a thing about our big day!
Marci & Alan Ripley
Wedding Day: June 14, 2013
Wedding Officiant: Jim Richards
Photographer: Stephen Johnston (3five Photography)
Videographer: KidRon Burgandy
Guitarist: Dean Miller
DJ: Mark Evans
Reception Location: Gulf Drive Tiki Hut
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
GREATEST wedding planners: Sand Petal Weddings
My fiance (now husband) and I were looking for a Wedding Planning Service that would both facilitate a long distance preparation, and a bicultural event. Sand Petals was amazing! They were extremely flexible and willing to make anything work. Though we werent there to personally pick every single detail.... everything was perfect! Food, music, entertainment... everything. We dont know what we would have done without them.
Everyone at Sand Petal Weddings was AMAZING!! I would recommend them over and over again!
The set up for my ceremony was beautiful, and far beyond my expectations. The set up for the reception was equally beautiful.
Lisa and Cathy helped me every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was everything I had dreamed and more!
They have excellent communication through the whole planning process, and helped me to put my wedding together in 6 months!
All the vendors they worked with were wonderful as well!
I wish I could relive the day all day, everyday!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect! Sand petal weddings was the answer to our prayers and made our day more than we could have asked for!!! They were responsive, and made sure every detail was handled. We had a very non-traditional wedding and wedding party with men on the bride's side and women on the groom's side and they did everything to accommodate for all of it. On top of Sandpetal's expertise in this, they brought with them an awesome photographer and DJ which made for one less headache for us.
We traveled down from NY to Siesta Key along with 40 family and friends and every one of them has told us over and over how wonderful and perfect the day was and couldn't believe we were able to do it from such a distance away!
Highly recommend, trust me you will NOT be disappointed!
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Offering Beach Ceremonies and Beach Receptions
Sand Petal Weddings focuses on the destination bride! Offering all inclusive wedding packages! Choose a Beach front ceremony and your choice of beach front receptions.
Packages include dinner, Dj, centerpieces, luau show, wedding cake, wedding planner, ceremony arbor, officiant, and live musician.
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