by cocktail hour and an old time jazz band on the rear veranda at sunset. Guests were then shuttled to the museum courtyard for a whimsical, vintage circus-themed reception. Circus performers—including stilt walkers, a cirque-style mime to mock the crowd, aerial acts, and jugglers—mingled with the crowd and an 11-person band performed underneath the statue of David. Food stations represented countries and continents the couple had visited, and carts offered guests popcorn and cotton candy. There was even “a Perrier Jouet bar carved out of ice, a Zoltar fortune telling machine, and magic mirror-themed photo booth,” says Kendall.
Unfortunately, international friends and family could not travel to the festivities due to COVID, but otherwise the celebration went forward with gusto. “We were pressured several times to postpone the wedding due to COVID,” said Kendall, “but held strong with hopes that everything would pull through, and it did. The team overseeing the property allowed for the capacity we needed on the day of our wedding.” The couple opted for a mini honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas and are planning several weeks in Bali and the surrounding region for a real honeymoon in the summer of 2022.
VENDORS | Planner: Maria Brady – Choreographed Events • Venue: Ringling Ca d’Zan Mansion and Museum of Art Courtyard • Photographer: Madison Hope Photography • Caterer: Michaels on East • Flowers: So Staged Florals • Cake: Cakes by Ron • Band: Private Property Band • Lighting: Affairs in the Air • Linens: Over the Top Linens • Specialty Acts: Vertigo Entertainment L.L.C. • Ceremony Music: Matt Dendy • Invitations: Write On • Photo Booth: Xpress UrSelf Media, LLC • Rentals: So Staged • Blue Ribbon Transportation • SRQ Trolley • Video: Storybook Films 78
SARASOTA SCENE | OCTOBER 2021