Styled Shoot: Country Club Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

The Concept

This styled wedding shoot was designed and organized by Brittany Eagans, Principal Wedding Planner at BeWed. Brittany drew inspiration for this country club wedding from “all things Southern.” She drew visual elements from famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren, as well as from scenes at the Kentucky Derby. Brittany explained, “We wanted to keep it fun and chic, so we mixed pastel florals with playful striped linen accents in order to create a refined look that would add a touch of ‘wow’ against the timeless, stone backdrop of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.”

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Fun fact: Our bride and groom, McKenna and Max, are engaged IRL! This styled shoot turned out to be a ‘test drive’ of sorts for McKenna and Max, who got to work along side both their wedding planner and photographer, prior to their real wedding day!

Speaking of the photos, Shauna and Jordon Photography are the masterminds behind the lovelies that you see below. We could tell you about how Shauna and Jordon are nationally published (of course they are!), or we could rave about their light and airy aesthetic (which is absolutely dreamy!)…but quite frankly, here is a pro tip on what actually matters when you’re selecting your photographer: 1) They care about you personally; and 2) They are fantastic communicators. Shauna and Jordon check those two boxes and so much more!!!


The Location

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This styled wedding was shot on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in picturesque Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The golf club is an extension of The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota and is located on located on 315 acres of lush, tropical landscape that features romantic lakes and elevation changes throughout. The Club (as the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton refer to it), is the quintessential intersection of Southern hospitality and the Florida lifestyle; it is where “palm meets pine” and where mint juleps go to be perfected. To learn more about The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club or to request a proposal from The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota for your wedding, please visit their weddings page.

The Golf Club at  The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

The Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota


Making an Entrance (and an Exit)

1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan by  Revvies Luxury Transportation

1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan by Revvies Luxury Transportation

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Our bride and groom were chauffeured to and from their faux wedding in a jet black, 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan provided by Revvies Luxury Transportation (us!).

Back in the 1940s, Cadillac was considered to be “The Standard of the World.” In fact, Cadillacs were the preferred mode of transportation for Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, and President Truman. Other well known Caddy-loving celebs include Elvis and Marilyn Monroe! Despite being over 70 years young, our ultra-luxe Cadillac is still beloved by today’s social elite, having been fully restored even beyond its original glory!

For this shoot, our ‘47 Caddy was positioned under The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club’s porte-cochère and dressed to the nines with extravagant florals by Flowers by Fudgie and vintage luggage outfitted by So Staged. The result was nothing short of Pinterest GOLD!


The Dress

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Gown from the Truly Forever Bridal Private Label Collection


The Details

Decor by  So Staged  | Florals by  Flowers by Fudgie  | Linens by  BBJ Linen  | Glassware by  The Copper Acorn

Decor by So Staged | Florals by Flowers by Fudgie | Linens by BBJ Linen | Glassware by The Copper Acorn


How to get there

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is located a short 30 minute drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and only one hour from the award-winning Tampa International Airport (TPA). For the jet set crowd, Rectrix Aviation is the nearest FBO.

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