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 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.