Jennifer and Santos' Siesta Key Beach Wedding

Journal and Imagery by Sarasota Wedding Photographers Popping Champaign Photography.

On a cloudy day in Sarasota, Santos and Jennifer traveled to Siesta Key Beach to exchange their vows in front of a small group of friends and family. Despite the weather, Jennifer was radiant as she walked down the sandy aisle in her regal gold wedding dress to the sound of soft violins with her three daughters walking before her.


As the waves crashed against the shore, Santos and Jennifer exchanged heartfelt vows underneath their bamboo arbor, promising to love and support each other through all of life's ups and downs. Jennifer's daughters, who had all played a special role in the wedding, looked on with tears in their eyes as their mother pledged her love to her new husband.


During the ceremony, Santos, Jennifer, and Jennifer's daughters participated in a sand ceremony to symbolize the joining of their two families. The ceremony involved each member of the family pouring a different colored sand into a single vase, layering the sands to create a unique and beautiful design. Santos and Jennifer each poured a color of sand that represented their own individual lives and families, while the daughters each added a color that represented their own unique personalities. As they poured the sand, the couple spoke about the love they had for each other and their children, and the hope they had for their new family unit. The sand ceremony was a touching and meaningful moment for the couple and their daughters, representing the blending of their lives and the creation of a new family. It was a moment that they would always remember and cherish.


After the beautiful Siesta Key beach ceremony planned by Sand Petal Weddings, the couple and their guests headed to Sara Dance Center for their reception. The space had been beautifully decorated with white twinkling lights and bouquets of the bride's favorite flowers.


As the guests took their seats, the Santos and Jennifer made their grand entrance, dancing to their favorite song and kicking off the festivities. The bride and groom took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife, looking into each other's eyes with love and adoration. The reception was filled with joy and laughter as the couple and their loved ones celebrated their union.


The reception also featured heartfelt toasts from the couple's closest friends and family, as well as a delicious meal from Carrabba's Italian Grill and cake from A Slice of Heaven Custom Cakes. As the night went on, All Florida DJs kept the dance floor filled with guests of all ages who were showing off their moves and having a great time.


Jennifer and Santos' wedding was a truly magical and memorable day for the couple and their loved ones. Despite the uncertain weather, their love shone brightly and nothing could dampen their spirits. It was a day they would always treasure and look back on with joy.

Wedding Date: January 16th, 2022

Santos and Jennifer

Wedding Ceremony Location: Siesta Key Beach
Ceremony Planner: Sand Petal Weddings
Reception Venue: Sara Dance Center
Caterer: Carrabba's Italian Grill
Bakery: A Slice of Heaven Custom Cakes
Photographer: Popping Champaign Photography

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"We are definitely at a loss for words. These photos are amazing! It made us both teary-eyed right away."

—Santos & Jennifer