A Romantic Spring Wedding at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida

Cheese helped to bring Molly Klauber (29, President of Go To Girl and Project Director for Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast) and Ethan Biter (35, United

Cheese helped to bring Molly Klauber (29, President of Go To Girl and Project Director for Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast) and Ethan Biter (35, United States Navy Lieutenant Commander, Test Pilot) together. Ethan came with his family to Gulf Coast Cheese Fest when they met Molly, the co-owner and girl he had been playing Words with Friends against for the past few months. A year and a half later, Ethan proposed during a weeklong cruise to the Bahamas on his brother’s yacht. He asked Molly what was her favorite moment of their relationship. When she couldn’t just pick one, Ethan said his favorite was right now and got down on one knee. The couple booked their wedding at the Ringling Museum of Art that week! Molly and Ethan had a romantic wedding filled with memorable moments ten months later. After Molly walked down the aisle with her father, their wedding was officiated by one of her favorite relatives, she says. Her and Ethan had a personal wine ceremony in front of 250 friends and family members before moving to the Museum's second tier for a courtyard cocktail hour. The couple served fun hors d’oeuvres including bacon wrapped meatballs, miniature grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup and Molly’s truffled macaroni and cheese bites. The outdoor reception was decorated with ivory linens, champagne and blush accented chair covers, gold rimmed goblets, gold rimmed chargers and lush tall floral arrangements. The multiple centerpieces set across each family style centerpieces included white hydrangeas, blush garden roses and mauve roses placed atop clear glass candelabras at different heights. A saber was also introduced into the romantic decor. “My dad sabered a bottle of champagne during his speech to us at the beginning of the reception,” says Molly. “It was the perfect way to get the champagne flowing for a perfect toast!” The couple also cut their six-tier ivory and gold wedding cake with a saber! Each guest went home with custom framed photos they took in the couple’s photo booth.

“I brought two of my bridesmaids to Bella Bridesmaids in NYC. Since we all had different skin tones and body shapes, we tried on the same dresses and found a winner!” says Molly. Each bridesmaid wore a blush chiffon Monique Lhuillier floor-length dress with tear drop earrings and a Chignon hairstyle.
Molly accented her lace Monique Lhuillier wedding dress with natural airbrush makeup and a twisted Chignon hairstyle. She also added an heirloom to her updo. “I wore a pearl and crystal hair comb given to me by my Nana,” says Molly.
Blush Garden Rose and Ivory Hydrangea Accent
The couple decorated their outdoor museum reception with ivory linens, gold chiavari chairs covered in champagne fabric, gold-rimmed glasses, gold-rimmed chargers and a series of tall floral centerpieces. Each arrangement included white peonies, white roses, peach roses, white hydrangea, peach garden roses and lilies of the valley. Most were placed atop clear glass candelabras.
Pale Yellow Garden Rose Centerpiece Accent
The couple served a grand six-tier wedding cake baked by Cakes by Ron. The berry chantilly cake was covered with blush and ivory sugar flowers, fondant, gold accents and intricate details on every tier.
Molly and Ethan extended Molly’s family wine tradition during their ceremony. “My dad started a tradition with my siblings and me the day we are born, serving us a tiny dropper of wine from his birth vintage. Then, he invested in wine from our birth vintages for us to enjoy on special occasions,” says Molly. Rather than personal vows, the couple exchanged a bottle of wine and handwritten notes locked in custom boxes during their ceremony. They will be unlocked on the couple’s tenth anniversary.
Molly wore an all-lace ivory Monique Lhuillier wedding dress with custom crossed straps. “The most important thing to me was that it was comfortable, not too heavy, looked great while twirling, and that it didn’t over power me.” She paired the dress with a floor-length tulle veil and simple jewelry.
Molly chose a bouquet of white peonies, white dahlias, white and blush garden roses, white ranunculus and white astilbe. She wrapped it with lace from her wedding dress.
Molly and Ethan’s Reception
Gold Framed Seating Chart with White Logo
The couple incorporated the Gulf Coast Cheese Fest where they first met and their mutual taste for wine into the reception. Rolls of cheese, baguettes and various vintages of wine in crates were used as accents during the reception.
Hydrangea and Rose Centerpiece in Glass Candelabra
During the first week of their engagement, Molly and Ethan booked the Ringling Museum of Art  for their wedding. “We knew it was the perfect place for us to get married and we look forward to going back to visit the museum throughout our lives,” says Molly.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Hors D'oeuvres
Molly and Ethan’s Cocktail Hour
White Chiavari Chair with Garden Rose  Accent