Sonika & Greg’s Siesta Key Beach Wedding was absolutely perfect and 100% them! They live in nearby Sarasota and found the most perfectly quaint and softly decorated beach house on Siesta Key for their wedding day. Overlooking the water and with lawn space for a reception under twinkly lights -it was just gorgeous! Throughout most of their relationship they’ve spent time walking for miles on the beach at night, just walking and talking – so they knew Siesta Key would be a perfect glimpse into their little world for their guests.
Sonika and Greg are both graduates from Ringling College of Art and Design and are two of the most creative people we know. They actually met at a gallery where they were both featured artists (<<—yeah no big deal, right?), and Sonika was just named one of the Business Observer’s “Top 40 Under 40” as one of the Gulf Coasts future business leaders to watch! She’s quite the Interior Designer – which led to an amazingly beautiful DIY designer wedding. Sonika is so aware of textures, patterns and personal touches and it made their wedding day uniquely beautiful and special to who they are. She told me that she and Greg envisioned their perfect wedding as a romantic date night for everyone attending and it’s exactly what they had! Some of my favorite design touches were: Greg’s fingerprint wedding band, their amazingly tasty naked cakes and Sonika’s airplant bouquet!
Sonika is effortlessly and classically beautiful, and her inner beauty makes it shine so much more. I mean she looks like she just stepped out of a bridal magazine in every shot, AND she’s an amazing designer – oh and she owns her own jewelry design company too (<—again, no big deal?), and she’s about the kindest person you’ll meet. And her favorite candy is dark chocolate -the total package! (okay, I’m bias to dark chocolate lovers) Here’s an example though truly of how kind Sonika is. Their wedding fell on Cody’s 30th birthday – and she made Cody HIS OWN birthday cake on HER wedding day. Who does that? Sonika, that’s who. Oh – and Greg, hello Mr. GQ. These two kill me. Smart, stylish, kind – we just love them, that’s all. And together they exude joy, laughter and love. Greg makes Sonika giggle and shine in a way only he can. I can tell a mean joke people, but I can’t get the kind of smiles and laughs from Sonika that Greg can by just being near. I honestly could gush on and on about how much I loved their day, so I’ll just let you scroll the eye candy below.
Thank you both and your families for having us as your photographers – we adore you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness! Congrats Dechows! :)
Gown: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Fibi & Clo
Venue: The Sunset House, Siesta Key
Florist: Victoria Blooms
Caterer: Affordable Catering
Cake Artist: The brides mother :)
Steel Drums & Band: The Trinidudes
Officiant: Michael DeArruda
Rentals: All Event Rental