Photos: Gertrude & Mabel Photography
Although they live in New York City, Erica and Guillaume chose to host their wedding at Cà d'Zan Mansion, on Sarasota Bay. "Since many guests would be traveling to the wedding from overseas and from other parts of the US, we wanted to pick a destination where they could extend their visit into a mini vacation," Erica says.
The reception took place on the terrace, overlooking the bay. During cocktail hour, drinks that reflected the couple's nationalities—such as the French "martini blanc" and French and American beer and wine—were served. The couple worked with Maria Brady on the wedding details. Centerpieces were comprised of fiddlehead ferns, hydrangeas, and a variety of other blooms, and each place setting featured a gold-beaded charger and a menu card listing the dinner offerings in both English and French.