After a romantic proposal in Central Park, Rebecca Pinchev and Michael Glosser began planning their nuptials in Sarasota, Florida. Desiring a gorgeous view of the water at their wedding, the pair selected a beautiful museum venue incorporating a spectacular estate belonging to one of the famed Ringling brothers for their celebration.
The ceremony was held in front of the mansion overlooking the bay, just as the bride envisioned for her special day. Rebecca was gorgeous in a form-fitting gown featuring an illusion bodice with floral appliqués as she walked down a custom aisle runner meticulously produced by The Original Runner Company featuring the pair’s duogram, which was created by their invitation designer. At last, she met Michael in front of 105 of their closest family and friends. A beautiful chuppah showcasing a crystal chandelier, lush greenery, and peach and ivory florals marked the spot for the vow exchange, which featured Jewish traditions to honor the couple’s background.
After Rebecca and Michael were pronounced husband and wife, loved ones were transported to the courtyard of the museum on the grounds for the evening festivities. Long wooden tables surrounded by oval-back chairs displayed elegant, yet understated, décor to play off the natural beauty of the venue. The alfresco space showcased trees suspending crystal chandeliers and pendants that drew guests’ eyes upward toward the stars, while reception centerpieces adorned with creamy blossoms and verdure were purposely kept low so as not to interfere with the interaction of attendees throughout the night.
In fact, one of the couple’s favorite moments of their nuptials was witnessing their loved ones during the dinner service once they had sat down at their impeccable sweetheart table. “It was exciting seeing it all come together and watching our friends and family have an amazing time,” smiles Rebecca. After the father of the bride’s speech, they opened a bottle of Dom Perignon from 1988 – Rebecca’s birth year – that her parents had kept for the occasion. “[It] was very memorable!” shares the bride of the bottle that had traveled across continents, countries, and state lines for over 30 years.
Since the newlyweds did not want to interrupt the party with a formal cake cutting, a delectable dessert bar provided plenty of sweet treats for guests to enjoy while dancing. “The band was phenomenal! I don’t think anyone sat down the entire evening,” notes Rebecca of the exquisite entertainment. “The most important thing for us was to ensure everyone had a great time, so we placed a lot of emphasis on choosing a great band and having plenty of drinks flowing all night.”