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This week we are showcasing one of Linen’s by the Sea & U.S. Tent Rental’s favorite coordinators, Ashley Gruters. We sat down with Ashley and did a little Q & A. Please enjoy this week’s vendor spotlight:

Name: Ashley Gruters


Business Name: SRQtees Events

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Brief Description About You and Your Business:

SRQtees Events is a Boutique Wedding Planning Service specializing in Full, Partial, Day of & Long Distance Planning. SRQtees is resourceful and creative in design and will have every last detail covered from start to finish.

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Why did you get into your business of working on weddings and events?

Weddings personally became my happily ever after to express my personality, eye for detail and urge for creativity. I easily get bored; however, weddings allow me to bring visions to life and meet an array of people from all over coming together to share the happiest day of their life, each with a completely different vision. (I feel blessed every time I orchestrate someone’s Wedding Day!)


What is something you’d like upcoming clients to know about you/your business that they might not realize?

SRQtees Events shortly became a vision a little less than two years ago & with 30 plus weddings completed, WE have made our name known in the community. SRQtees also plans small parties, corporate events, galas & fundraisers.


What is your best tip?

Keep it simple (less is ALWAYS more). Make your wedding eay reflect you & your fiancé as a couple AND have fun with the planning as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Keep in mind that you are the bride & groom AND your vendors should make you feel special.


What is a favorite trend you’re seeing?

I am SO happy to see the vintage mason jar & burlap theme fizzle. Glamorous, romantic and whimsical elements seem to be the “new” trend (pops of color, a bit of glitter/sparkle, ombre color palette, metal pieces, DIY projects (thank you Pinterest & Etsy), bold design moves, tons of lighting and my favorite mix and matching. The 2015 Calendar for SRQtees is full of surprises in design that are outside of the box.

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photo credit: Jason Mize Photography

Do you have a favorite wedding or other special event memory?

SRQ (Sarasota is the town and SRQ is the airport code that we use for our town's little nickname) is limited on venues & even when I find myself coordinating 2 weekends in a row at the same venue, it surprises SRQtees each time how different the experience is. Lately, I have become an expert for Plan B with the unpredictable Florida weather.


Do you have a favorite venue?

My wedding reception was held at the enchanting Selby Gardens, so I am partial to this venue. I am having a blast planning my sister’s upcoming September wedding at this venue, too. I'm filling her day with ALL the details I would of incorporated if I could go back in time. Other than Selby, I love romantic & charming details/touches, so I would say the Estates (Crosley, Ringling & Spanish Pointe) get me super excited when Client’s book with SRQtees & reveal their Wedding Venue choice.

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Anything else you’d like to share?

Aside from the “B” word in Planning (Budget) to keep the experience a fun one for the Bride & Groom SRQtees loves to have the Bride & Groom choose an inspiration piece to build from rather than a number. This allows everything to fall into place keeping the focal point a vision that you would like to capture rather than a number that you will naturally stay within means of.

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photo credit: Blue Lane Studios
And on another note,
always remember that the primary mission at Linens by the Sea is that we want to help ALL of our customers at ALL times. Linens by the Sea endeavours to consistently produce the perfect look for you, whether solids or patterns, prints or textures, we have over 10,000 linens to choose from. This assortment of linen products includes tablecloths, table toppers, overlays, underlays, chair sashes, chair covers, table runners, napkins, spandex and drapes.

We hope you enjoy the following photos from more of SRQtees Events! We will continue to stay in touch!

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photo credit: Jason Mize Photography

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photo credit: Katie Beyer Photography
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photo credit: Naomi Chokr Photography

Linens by the Sea was born out of passion, ingenuity and creative flair. Our goal is to turn important events into lifelong happy memories. We pride ourselves on attending to your individual needs, and every day we strive to make your special occasion simply unparalleled with our outstanding linens. Please Contact Us if you would like to start designing your upcoming festivity.

7600 Matoaka Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-757-3523 office | 941-727-1938 fax

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