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 w

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.

The couple’s ceremony was decorated with white fabric draped throughout the room, white flower petals, low floral accents placed at the entrance and a simple table at the head of the room.
Megan’s Chandelier Lit Processional
Megan and Josh’s CeremonyrnMegan and Josh chose Sarasota for their wedding as it was close to her family and provided a calming atmosphere. “Although Josh and I were living in Miami at the time, Sarasota has always felt more like home to us,” says Megan.
Megan carried a bouquet of pale yellow roses, white garden roses, white peonies, and white orchids arranged by Tiger Lily Flowers. Small crystal accents were placed within the bouquet.
Megan’s tulle veil was accented with two pearl and silver hair combs.
Each of Megan and Josh’s 162 guests found their escort card hanging from champagne ribbon.
Gold chiavari chairs covered in champagne fabric and tied with blush ruffle sashes helped to decorated the couple’s reception. Each table was covered with neutral linens, gold rimmed stemware and either a tall or low arrangement of white hydrangea and blush roses.
Megan and Josh’s reception tables were accented with either a low or tall arrangement of white hydrangea, blush roses and yellow lilies of the valley.
Crystal accented branches also served as the couple’s guest book. The couple’s friends and family members hung handwritten notes on the whimsical display.
The couple chose a three-tiered white confection with a delicate piping detail and fresh blush roses as accents.
Megan and Josh’s Dancing Reception