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Shannon and Matt’s Coastal Paradise Welcome Reception at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Shannon and Matt hosted their wedding weekend, including their Welcome Reception, at The Resort at Longboat Key Club on breathtaking Longboat Key, Florida. With a picturesque sunset, effortless breeze, and perfect tropical vibes, the evening was one to remember! Each element came together to create the perfect atmosphere to welcome family and friends to an exciting weekend full of laughter, love and many new memories!

Nothing says Florida getaway like a tropical welcome reception on the beach. With the Gulf in the background and a showstopper sunset, the stage was set. Gorgeous tropical linens, and stunning tropical floral arrangements brought the atmosphere to life. The arrangements, created by Lily Bella Floral, were enhanced by the linens, but not overpowered! The gorgeous bars and coconut display shelves from Vivant Rentals were the perfect accent pieces for the event, and the custom coconuts from AM I Coconuts? brought the entire vision to the next level! The thoughtful and fun welcome bags, and cozy fire pits added to the intimacy of the event! Shannon made sure to have all of the personalized details perfectly organized and all about her and Matt. We love a bride’s attention to the custom decor and personal details to make sure their wedding weekend is all about them! It was certainly a sight to be seen, and everyone had a lovely time celebrating the soon to be newlyweds! This event was quite the kick-off!! Shannon’s goal was to make everyone attending feel welcomed, and loved, and to give them the best experience possible to enjoy Southwest Florida and their destination wedding weekend!

One of the reasons why we love a Welcome Reception so much is because it provides opportunities for intimate moments and casual conversations with close family and friends that the wedding day doesn’t always allow for! It was wonderful seeing Shannon and Matt mingle with their guests, and take time to laugh and chat! It was the perfect kickoff to the weekend and gave them extra time with their loved ones before the big day!

It was such a fun switch up from our typical wedding day, to be able to put together this great welcome reception! We loved every single detail and we look forward to planning many more welcome receptions, farewell brunches, and wedding weekend events in the future!

Vendor Team:

Design & Coordination: @mdpeventsplanning | MDP Events Planning

Venue & Catering: @weddingsatlongboatkeyclub | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Florist: @lillybellafloral | Lilly Bella Floral

Photographer: @justindemutiis | Justin Demutiis Photography

Videographer: @happycamperfilms | Happy Camper Films

Band: @caladesisteelband | Caladesi Steel Band

Coconuts: @amilovescoconuts | AM I Coconuts?

Linens: @linensbythesea | Linens by the Sea

Bars & Coconut Shelving: @vivantrentals | Vivant Rentals

Lighting: @swankysoireeevents | Swanky Soiree Events

Newlyweds: @shannfun | Shannon & Matt

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