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Love Takes Flight : Airport Hangar Wedding in Sarasota

December 14, 2023


Britney and Sawyer’s love story takes flight at their airport Hangar wedding in Sarasota. Opting for unconventional charm over traditional ballrooms, this adventurous couple chose the open skies and industrial chic ambiance of an airplane hangar for their unforgettable day. Their wedding seamlessly blended boho romance with aviation, culminating in a heartfelt exchange of vows at their airport hangar wedding in Sarasota. The selection of this extraordinary venue promised a celebration as unique as Britney and Sawyer’s love itself.

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Upon entering the transformed space, guests were surrounded by twinkling lights, immediately captivated by the breathtaking overhead view of Sawyer’s majestic plane poised on the runway. The vast hangar exuded romance, interspersed with boho colors, and filled with the fragrance of fresh roses. Vintage aviation elements added a personalized touch, reflecting the couple’s shared passions for dynamics, luxury, and adventure.

Britney and Sawyer’s love story is anything but ordinary, and their choice to celebrate in an airport hangar perfectly reflects their adventurous spirits. Sarasota Avionics at Dolphin AviationSarasota International Airport is more than just a place where Sawyer works his passions for aviation. The expansive hangar space allowed for imaginative design, transforming the venue into a romantic haven infused with the excitement of aviation.


Decor and Design


Britney and Sawyer’s personalities shine through in every detail of the décor. The boho table settings, hand painted modern signage in fall colors, miniature planes, and rose floral centerpieces by Sun Coast Floristry adorned the space, creating an atmosphere that was romantic, charming and full of wanderlust. Twinkling lights by US Tent Rental and various rustic touches weave an elegance into the aviation-inspired wonderland, setting the stage for a wedding that feels like a dream come true.


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The Ceremony

With Britney and Sawyer at the cockpit, the grand entrance was nothing short of spectacular. Britney was wearing the Drita by Morilee Madeline Gardner-Voyage collection from Something Blue Bridal Boutique with a handmade bridal veil by her Grandmother, while Sawyer was outfitted by Men’s Warehouse and their wedding bands and engagement ring were from Jared, Kay and Zale’s Jewelers. These thoughtfully selected options crafted a bold and memorable moment, setting the tone for a reception that was as adventurous as it was romantic.

Britney and Sawyer exchanged vows on the runway with a cherished family member officiating, their love story echoing against the backdrop of the hangar’s vastness. The setting wasn’t just unique; it provided an industrial chic canvas for their creativity, allowing them to truly personalize their special day.

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The Party


Post-ceremony, the hangar transformed into a vibrant reception space. Complete with live musical performances and DJ Jason Nesbitt providing music and entertainment by TLS Entertainment – Florida. Guests swayed on the checkered dance floor, under the suspended twinkling lights, celebrating Britney and Sawyer’s union with infectious joy. The reception was infused with heartwarming moments. Sawyer’s father and sister serenaded him with a special song, while Britney shared a tender mother-daughter dance. These personalized touches made their celebration truly unique and unforgettable. The open space provided ample room for everyone to move and mingle, creating an atmosphere of relaxed festivity.

The hangar’s versatility wasn’t just about aesthetics. Ample parking space and the comfy, cozy, boho inspired lounge set up, on the runway next to Sawyers personal plane, as focal point for the atmosphere and backdrop for guest’s photo’s added to the convenience and excitement of the day. The couple provided two full open bars expertly serving their guests by Spunky Spirits.


The Food


Britney and Sawyer infuse their personalities into every aspect of their wedding, including the culinary experience. A delicious menu consisting of surf n’ turf hors d’oeuvres, delectable southern sides, and scrumptious BBQ by Mission BBQ – Sarasota, FL. The couple ensures their dining experience reflects their family values, fun loving spirits, and southern roots. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple surprised guests with a delightful dessert table.

Send Off


Britney and Sawyer bid farewell to their guests with a grand exit. Each of their family and friends lined up with glow sticks for a send-off all aglow, marking the beginning of their new life together.

Choosing to have your wedding in a hangar at Sarasota International Airport is a decision that goes beyond tradition—it’s a celebration of love that soars to new heights. This wedding day was truly one-of-a-kind.

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