Elegant Navy Blue & Gold Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

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Elegant Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate Wedding

Angela and Nick’s timeless Sarasota wedding featured an outdoor ceremony, navy blue and gold color palette and elegant floral designs.

“We both wanted to get married outdoors and by the water. Nick and I have very laid back personalities, so we wanted our wedding to be elegant, yet not over the top,” the bride explained. “Our colors were slate blue, navy, ivory and gold. We wanted colors that were calming and timeless.”

The Tampa couple searched for a Sarasota wedding planner who was easy to work with and who had knowledge and experience with vendors in the area.

“I chose Nicholle Leonard Designs as my wedding planner because of our first conversation. She was sweet, understood my wants and needs, explained everything clearly and she was also within budget,” Angela shared. “I wasn’t a bride who knew everything, and I wanted and Nikki really helped me stay on track. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process, especially the day of our wedding!”

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To bring their elegant affair to life, the bride and groom wanted a wedding florist who understood their vision for their big day.

Apple Blossoms Floral Design exceeded our expectations. Their work was absolutely beautiful, and they were such a pleasure to work with,” the bride gushed. “Once I met with Scott, the owner, we were sold and didn’t even look at any other florists! He saw our vision and understood our budget. When I saw our flowers the day of the wedding, I was overwhelmed with his work!”

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Looking back, some of Angela’s most memorable moments included seeing her soon-to-be-husband for the first time.

“The first look is definitely my favorite memory. There were so many emotions during that moment, but it was so beautiful and special that is was just Nick and I,” the bride reminisced. “Once all the formal pictures were over and dinner was served, we had the best time dancing the night away with our family and friends under the stars.”

Outdoor Private Estate Mansion Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitation Stationery and Ring Portrait

Bride and Groom Wedding Bands and Diamond Engagement Ring

Ivory, Lace, Marina Liana Wedding Dress with Straps on Customized Wedding Hanger

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Outdoor, Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

Outdoor, Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

Outdoor, Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait

Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits in Blue Groom's Suit and Ivory, Lace, Martina Liana Wedding Dress with Blue and White Bridal Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Bride in Ivory, Lace, Martina Liana Wedding Dress and Blue and White Bridal Bouquet | Blue Bridesmaids Dress and Blue and White Wedding Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design

"This Is How Our Story Begins" Wooden Wedding Ceremony Sign and Blue Guest Fans for Outdoor Wedding

White Floral and Greenery Decor Details at Outdoor Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design

Blue Groom's Suit and Blue and White Boutonniere Detail | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design

Bride and Dad Walking Down Aisle at Outdoor Sarasota Wedding Ceremony at the Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Outdoor Sarasota Wedding Ceremony at Private Mansion Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone who was easy to work with, experienced, knew the area and venue and had connections with vendors.

contact-banner-nicholle-leonardI chose Nicholle Leonard Designs as my wedding planner because of our first conversation. She was sweet, understood my wants and needs, explained everything clearly and was within budget. I wasn’t a bride who knew everything I wanted, and Nikki really helped me stay on track. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process, especially the day of our wedding!

Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle After Outdoor Wedding Ceremony | Sarasota Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Outdoor, Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Holding Hands in Ivory, Lace Martina Liana Dress and Blue Groom's Suit

The Proposal:
While on vacation over Thanksgiving, Nick proposed while we were watching the sunset with family and friends.

Outdoor, Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Kissing with Tall Palm Trees in Nature | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Bride and Bridesmaids in Blue Dresses and Blue and White Floral Wedding and Bridal Bouquets | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design

What did you look for in a wedding florist?
We wanted someone who was knowledgeable, easy to work with and understood our vision for the wedding.

Contact Apple Blossoms Floral DesignOnce I met with Scott, the owner of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs, we were sold and didn’t even look at any other florists! Scott saw our vision and understood our budget. When I saw our flowers the day of the wedding, I was overwhelmed with his work! Scott and his team exceeded my expectations, were extremely professional and they made my vision come to life. I would definitely recommend Apple Blossoms to any bride!

Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Blue and White Floral Centerpieces and Gold Mr and Mrs Letters and Navy Blue Specialty Linens | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design | Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Elegant Navy Blue Wedding Reception Decor with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Blue Table Linens, Gold Chargers, and Blue and White Floral Table Centerpieces | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Elegant, Wedding Reception Decor with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Navy Blue Linens, and Gold Chargers

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor with Navy Blue Linens and Gold Chargers

How would you describe your theme?
Elegant, yet simple. We chose a more relaxed theme since the venue was beautiful on its own.

What were your colors?
Slate blue, navy, ivory and gold. We wanted colors that were calming and timeless.

Wedding Reception Table Decor with Navy Blue Linens, Gold Lanterns, and Blue and White Floral Centerpieces | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Navy Blue Table Linens, Gold Chargers, and Blue and White Floral Table Centerpieces | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design | Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Wedding Reception Dessert Table with White Wedding Cake and Cupcakes and Navy Blue Linens

Single Tier, Round, White Wedding Cake on Gold Display with White Roses

Sarasota Bride and Groom Portrait at Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table | Sarasota Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Wedding Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

Private Mansion Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Outdoor Reception Area with Balcony and Chandelier with String Lighting with Chandelier

Outdoor, Nighttime Wedding Reception | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate| Planner Nicholle Leonard Designs

 

 

 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Do a first look: I was against a first look until my photographer explained the benefits. With a first look, you can have that special moment with your husband in private and capture pictures beforehand, which then leaves more time to celebrate with everyone else later on.

Be sure to ask for food to go for after wedding. You wont really eat on the wedding day, but you will be thankful to have something later that night!

Wear comfortable shoes for after the ceremony. Once the ceremony and formal pictures were complete, I changed into Converse for the rest of the night, and it was the best decision!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Photographer: Renee Nicole Photography
Planner: Nicholle Leonard Designs *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Caterer: Simply Gourmet Catering
Rentals: Affairs in the Air
Cake: Amanda Sullivan (friend)
DJ: Island Sound
Officiant: Gene Pender (friend)
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Primetime Limousines Sarasota
Dress Shop and Designer: Malindy Elaine Bridal – Martina Liana
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bridals by Lori – Dessy
Hair & Makeup: Marissa Moran

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