Just Married: Kathryn Lee Brass and Todd Anthony Piper
Bride’s parents: Ward & Anita Brass
Groom’s father and step-mother: Robert & Benita Piper
HOW THE COUPLE MET: After being seated next to each other at a friend’s birthday party in May 2010, Sarasota residents Kathryn Lee Brass and Todd Anthony Piper learned they had much in common. The couple’s first date followed in March 2011.
THE PROPOSAL: After a year and half of dating, the couple got engaged on Oct. 1, 2012. Todd took Kathryn to Lido beach for a sunset walk, which had become their routine in the evenings, so she thought nothing of it. Once they reached their destination, Todd got down on one knee to propose.
THE WEDDING & RECEPTION: The couple was married Nov. 16, at King Family Farm. The couple loved the farm’s Farm to Table dinners and wanted that feel for their wedding. They selected an area close to the river on the backside of the property, under a canopy of trees, for the ceremony. The cocktail hour took place under a large oak tree near the peach orchards and the reception was held under the market pavilion. The couple arranged all the seating for a family-style dining experience. The Loft 5 catered the fresh, off-the-farm food.
THE HONEYMOON: Following their big day, the couple left for Belize and spent eight days traveling the jungles, caves and barrier islands. The first four days were spent at Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch, where they had fantastic adventures climbing inside and tubing through caves. The last four days were spent snorkeling and enjoying lobster in Caye Caulker.
FUN FACTS: Kathryn and Todd made jars of local raw honey from King Farm to give away as gifts to more than 100 guests. They also potted all the succulents for the centerpieces and used wild flowers on the tables. Dried lavender was used as the toss at the end of the night.
Hair and makeup: Courtney Franklin, Fresh Salon & Spa
Dress: Something Blue Bridal Boutique
Floral design: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio
Photography: Cat Pennenga Photography
Videography: StarFruit Productions
Catering: The Loft 5
Music: Trevor Bystrom
Cake: Thompson’s Cakes Inc.
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