Southern Charm

Hosted by her mother, Iris and her Aunt, Mesia, bride to be, Lacey Shuttleworth's bridal shower was right out of colonial times.

The setting was as if you were in old Charleston, South Carolina, with a long drive way leading up to a beautiful colonial style home. Guests were greeted by a harpist playing music picked up by the cool breeze.

A young man served refreshments as a Marc Jacob stiletto was passed around to be signed by guests.
As guests walked in the charm continued as beautiful details surrounded the home. The foyer was filled with gifts and her aunt's wedding dress was on display.


There were three tea stations with English and German tea cups. Drinks included strawberry mint water and a Champaign cocktail. Private chefs prepared food that was taken to the dinning table and displayed elegantly. Last but certainly not least there was lavender cookies with a rose water icing that blended so well into the mood of the day.






The bridal shower was a beautiful day filled with love and happiness as the bride and her close family and friends celebrated the upcoming nuptials. Guests enjoyed the southern charm of the private estate while sipping on cool refreshments and nibbling on delectable treats. 


Bride to be: Lacey Shuttleworth soon be marry Kevin Owens of Sarasota fl
Hosted by: Mesia (aunt) & Iris ( mother)
Location: Private Estate, East Bradenton
Music: Harp Nancy Feeley
Food : The Loft 5 { A.j.'s Island Network }
Cake/cupcake: Pasteries by Design
Team : AJ ,Erica , Miss Alyssa and Annah



The gift of love

Weddings are when two souls become one. While traditions and customs may be different, the meaning behind a marriage stays the same. 

The wedding ring is often the gateway to a lifetime relationship. Rings have been worn in many cultures. While the traditions may vary, the sentiment & meaning to love, treasure and honor one another forever remains the same ... 
"you are mine and I am yours."
 






    All photos were taken by our wonderful photographers. You can find their info on our sidebar.

The Bridal Lounge



The Loft 5 Bridal Lounge is yours to get ready or just relax in for the day of your event. Not only does the Loft provide a beautiful and stress free environment to the bride and her bridal party but it also provides a place for onsite hair, makeup and photographs. A team member is available to assist in making your special day run smoothly as well as provide the bride and guests with light appetizers and drinks before the ceremony. Our private Bridal Lounge can be scheduled at the time of your event booking or is available to any brides interested getting married in the Anna Maria Island or Holmes Beach areas.




 
 








**All photos taken by Gary Kaplan Photography.

The Yardy Party!

Not only does A.J.'s Island Network do weddings, we are a full blown event planning company. As a premiere party planning boutique, we cater to all types of events. From designing to food catering we are your one stop shop for event planning perfection. 
A local Anna Maria Island school teacher Phyllis Boles retirement was delayed 6 six months but the party to celebrate her wonderful career was better than ever!



Her wish was for tons of twinkle lights, splashes of vignettes, live music, tasty food and great memories shared with her close friends. Guests praised the party, saying it was a true reflection of Phyllis.








Photography : Emily Fritz
Food: A.J's Island Network, Chef Isabella
Bartender: Erika
Styled by: The Loft 5
Music : Scott Curts
Flowers: Silva's Flower Corner
Staff: Allie & Ashley

Love is in the air


Adam and Katie's beach themed wedding was all about love and kisses. 

The bride knew exactly what she wanted and confirmed everything in advance to ensure it was the perfect day. It all became reality with the help of The Loft 5. Every last detail was perfection as the happy couple celebrated their love with family and friends. 


Ingredients to their perfect day:

Photographer: Brooke
Flowers : Silvia's Flower Corner
Officiant: Tristan Forgus
Cakes: A.J.Island Network Team
Dinner : Sandbar
Staging & Design: The Loft 5

All in the family

Visiting from across the pond, John and Sue had an intimate vow renewal ceremony on the beach. The couple from England, wanted to express their love and show that it's still going strong by reciting vows with one another. Followed by small dinner and red velvet cake, the couple shared their special day with their children. 
                                           


Ingredients for their perfect day:

Photographer: Jeanne @ enna/anne
Flowers: Silvia's Flower Corner
Cake: Claire
Officiant: Tristan Forgus
Food: A.J. Island Network Team
Staging/design: The Loft #5


Let's make a weekend out of it



Tony and Lauren were a wonderful couple. The whole weekend was spent celebrating their love. 

From the grooms dinner, to the day after brunch, family and friends shared in the couple's wedding weekend. 


Ingredients to their perfect day:
Photographer: Jeanne Ciasullo
Cake: Mindy
Flowers: Silvia's Flower Corner
Music: Strings attached
Food, staging and styling: AJ's Island Network

Timeless beach chic

John and Shannon's beach wedding was a dream come true. 

Before the nuptials, the couple buried a bottle of scotch hoping it would bring good weather for their big day, and it did! 

More info:
Music: Chuck from DJ Tampa Bay
Flowers: Silvia's Flower Corner
Cake: Bakery di Europe
Ceremony: Roser's Church
Photography: Kara Pennington Photography

Keep calm and carry on


After arriving in Florida for their Longboat Key wedding, Jess and Russ, from England were shocked to find that everything they had booked turned out to be nothing like they had pictured it. With the help of  A.J. and The Loft 5 team, the couple's day turned out to be picture perfect.

The bride's motto: Keep calm and carry on... so everyone did!



**Photography done by Jacquelyn Marie. 

All in the family

Located on Florida's beautiful beaches, Annah and Chad's wedding was all about family and fun.

After the nuptials, guests and the bridal party celebrated at the couple's home. Their drink of choice was the Pain Killer along with brews from Little Giant Brewing Company.

Food included a raw bar, cheese board, and local fresh fish caught by the couple and their family, with grandpa bringing in the most! All food was prepared by a private chef. Annah is a private chef herself and part of The Loft 5 family.







More Info:
Flowers: Slivia's Flower Corner
Cake: cakes by Patty
Drinks: Pain Killers made by Erika
Beer: Little Giant Brewing Company
Table setting: Family Stlye all 140 under a billow of white bistro lights
Photography: Emily Fritz

***Styling & staging: Done by A.J. & team at The Loft 5.

Mission & Philosophy

Our commitment to you: 
We focus on experience and innovation not by formulas and not by any means routine. Our boutique sensibility equals smaller clientele and a greater awareness to detail. Under the directions of Antonia, The Network provides an unparalleled approach to planning, culinary arts, personal chefs and presentation. 

Discretion and confidentiality underscore our devotion to realizing our clients wishes and dreams. We truly believe in genuine hospitality and love extending it over to your quests. 


We are.....
  re{defining} celebrations. 

Credits: Images on this site belong to The Loft 5 Photographers.