A Traditional Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida
Megan Landis (28, an attorney) and Josh Dell (31, an attorney) met during his law school orientation at the University of Miami. They started dating within Josh's first few months of school. Years later, Josh asked Megan to go to a law conference in Naples, Florida. Instead, she found “Will you marry me?” spelled out on their bed as they entered the hotel room. “I instantly started crying as Josh got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was beyond thrilled, and of course, said yes,” says Megan. Shortly after, both families knocked on the door and surprised her! Over the next 14 months, Megan and Josh planned a champagne and blush accented wedding at the The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida. “Although it was a black tie affair, we wanted to create an ambiance where our guests felt comfortable and relaxed,” says Megan. Her and Josh decorated their traditional ceremony with chandelier lighting and small arrangements of blush roses in clear glass vases. White fabric flowed from the ceremony into the reception decor. The space was accented with white linens, gold chiavari chairs and blush ruffled sashes. High and low centerpieces of white hydrangea, blush roses and yellow lilies of the valley were placed on each round reception table. After a seated meal, the couple’s Powerhouse Band kept their family and friends dancing throughout the night, says Megan.