Romantic Selby Gardens Wedding in Sarasota | Jen and Chris

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I had the joy of capturing Jen and Chris’s romantic Selby Gardens Wedding in sunny Sarasota, Florida. It was a stunning fall day, perfect for their outdoor ceremony. While Jen and Chris live in Tampa, they chose Sarasota for the beautiful garden and water views. The Selby Botanical Gardens is full of gorgeous landscapes and breathtaking bay views. This beautiful and tranquil environment paired perfectly with Jen’s vision of a romantic garden wedding by the water. 

The couple readied at the Westin Sarasota. Once ready, I captured a few portraits of the bride and groom separately in the courtyard before heading to their first look at their venue, Selby Gardens. Their first look took place under one of the oldest banyan trees — It was absolutely stunning! The size of the roots and the grandeur of the tree left me awestruck.  Jen and Chris shared private vows, savoring the moment together. We took a few couple portraits under the tree as well. The leaves were glowing in this beautiful shade of green creating an enchanting backdrop. Florida greens are my favorite, truly nothing else compares. 

Romantic Selby Gardens Wedding

Their romantic garden wedding ceremony took place outdoors under this amazing oak tree that sat next to the bay allowing glimpses of the water beyond the tree. Soft florals of white and pink hues, balanced with ample greenery, decorated the ceremony space.  The bridesmaids each wore dresses in their chosen style and shade of pink. Jen and Chris exchanged vows as the sun was setting in the horizon over the water – it was gorgeous.

Once Chris and Jen were officially husband and wife, the wedding guests made their way to the outdoor cocktail area while the newlyweds and I snuck off to capture golden hour portraits. Their wedding photos by the bay were so dreamy, featuring sailboats in the background and the romantic glow of the sun. It was the perfect moment as the new Mr. and Mrs. shared a champagne toast to celebrate as they enjoyed the bay views together. 

Jen and Chris, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your stunning wedding day. It was such an honor and I am so incredibly happy for you. Cheers! 

Wedding Vendors: 

Wedding Venue:  Selby Gardens

Planning: Taylored Affairs

Floral design: Lilybelle Floral

Hair + Makeup: DB Studio

Videographer: Rad Red Creative

Catering: Michael’s on East

Sweets: Gideons Bakehouse

Are you recently engaged? I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me today to learn more about my engagement and wedding photography! I can’t wait to hear all about your love story, what you’re dreaming up for your wedding, and how I can preserve your beautiful memories! 

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