Luxurious Blush and Ivory Waterfront Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Free tickets to the T Rose Bridal Show | Tampa Wedding Show January, 13, 2019Brittany and James’ elegant waterfront Sarasota wedding featured breathtaking scenery and romantic decor that perfectly tied together their modern yet intimate destination wedding. Choosing a color palette of ivory and blush with a pop of burgundy, the Virginia couple created the perfect outdoor fairytale celebration.

“I knew I wanted an intimate romantic feel with beautiful scenery,” the bride shared. “I really wanted soft, whimsical colors with candles scattered about. My goal was to create an elegant ambiance that allowed everyone to enjoy every aspect of our wedding.”

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Planning from afar, the couple searched for an experienced Sarasota wedding planner who could alleviate stress and make the planning process enjoyable.

“Something that really made NK Productions stick out was how the owner, Nicole, took about 30 minutes out of her day to speak with me on the phone about my inquiry. She got to know me, spent time listening to my ideas and really made me feel comfortable,” Brittany gushed. “I knew at that moment I wanted to book her because I didn’t want to risk losing her as our planner! From start to finish, everything was so incredibly smooth and easy. Not one time did I feel stressed or worried. Nicole and her team did an incredible job, and I really couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to plan our wedding.”

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The couple was excited to capture the raw emotion of their big day, and they looked for a photographer who they enjoyed being around.

“Cat of Cat Pennenga Photography was so friendly right off the bat! We loved her portfolio and her services exceeded all of our expectations,” the bride shared. “She was calm, patient and professional, but was also funny, friendly and really put us at ease throughout the whole day. It was wonderful having her at our rehearsal dinner because it allowed us to spend even longer with her. She truly was able to capture the raw emotion of the day which we had expressed was important to us.”

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Looking to add some flair to their special day, The Virginia natives enlisted the help of the Fancy Booth to create a fun way for guests to be silly with props and take home some candid photos.

“We hired the Fancy Booth through Cat Pennenga Photography, and the service was awesome. The props were great and everything ran smoothly. Our guests loved it,” the bride gleamed. “It was also really fun getting home from our honeymoon and going through all of the photos again seeing all the fun people had!”

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Looking back on their wedding day, one of the couple’s most memorable moments was seeing each other at the ceremony.

“We decided not to do a first look, so the first time we got to see each other was when I started walking down the aisle. For us, we will never forget that moment because it was so authentic and emotional,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Romantic White Wedding Invitation Suite | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Nude Flat Sandals with Rhinestone Embellishment, Pearl and Rhinestone White Lace Garter, Diamond Bracelet and Earrings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Blush Pink and White Floral WEdding Bouquet with Silk Ribbon and Pearl Sash | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Sweetheart Stella York Strapless Lace and Rhinestone Embellished Wedding Dress on Personalized Wire and Wooden Hanger Hanging on Chandelier | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait with Mom | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids, Bride in Sweetheart, Strapless Stella York Lace Fit and Flare Stella York Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Burgundy Wine Mismatched Style Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids with Blush Pink and White Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Florida Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor, Arch with White Draping and Floral Bouquets, White Pedestals with Blush Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquets, Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
When choosing a wedding planner, I wanted to make sure that some of the stress would be taken off of me so that the process of wedding planning could be more fun and enjoyable. I wanted to focus on getting married and let the experts help with the details!

I want to learn more about planning from NK Productions.

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What stuck out to me about NK Productions was how the owner, Nicole Kaney, took about 30 minutes out of her day to speak with me on the phone about my inquiry. She got to know me, spent time listening to my ideas and really made me feel comfortable. I knew at that moment I wanted to book her because I didn’t want to risk losing her as our planner! From start to finish, everything was so incredibly smooth and easy. Not one time did I feel stressed or worried. Nicole and her team did an incredible job and I really couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to plan our wedding.

Florida Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor, Arch with White Draping and Floral Bouquets, White Pedestals with Blush Pink, White and Greenery Floral Bouquets, Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Florida Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait Under Crystal Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

The Proposal:
My sister asked me if I wanted to go to a winery. That morning James got an “emergency call” and said he needed to go for a meeting and that he would meet everyone at the winery afterward. I arrived at the winery where most friends and some family were already there. My sister, Mallory, said she didn’t feel well and said she had fainted in the bathroom. She was crying and shaking and looked very disoriented. Everyone appeared very concerned, especially me. Emily, who worked at the winery informed them that they had to call 911 because it was protocol. I was texting James updating him on what was going on, little did I know he was nearby. The ambulance and firetruck arrived almost instantly with lights and sirens. I was so focused on Mallory that I didn’t even see James get out of the truck. He was almost all the way up the path when I noticed him in his suit holding a bouquet of roses and my first response was “What are you doing?!” I looked around and saw everyone begin to hold up their phones and cameras, and I immediately knew what was going on. James took my hand and we shared a couple minutes quietly together as he expressed how he felt. He then got on one knee to propose, and filled with tears and emotion I shook my head yes!

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait Holding Hands | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Planner NK Productions

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Outdoor Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart, Strapless Lace Stella York Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Planner NK Productions

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
It was important to us that we felt connected with our photographer and felt that they could capture the raw emotion of the day. James and I are both very social people and we wanted someone that we felt comfortable with and enjoyed being around.

I want to learn more about Cat Pennenga Photography

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Cat of Cat Pennenga Photography was so friendly right off the bat! We loved her portfolio, and her services exceeded all of our expectations. She was calm, patient and professional but was also funny, friendly and really put us at ease throughout the whole day. It was wonderful having her at our rehearsal dinner because it allowed us to spend even longer with her. She truly was able to capture the raw emotion of the day which we had expressed was important to us.

Crystal Chandelier at Unique Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Wedding Reception Decor, Wedding Welcome Sign on Antique Gold Framed Mirror, Blush Pink and White Floral Arrangements on Fireplace with Floating Candles, Tall Four Tier White, Rose Gold, and Floral Wedding Cake | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Florida Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Tall Blush Pink and White Floral Centerpieces, Long Feasting Table with Gold Candlesticks and Tall Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Florida Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Gold Candlestick with Blush Pink and White Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Florida Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Champagne Tablecloth, Gold Rimmed and Clear Glass Chargers, Low Gold Vase with Blush Pink and White Floral Bouquet, Tall Gold Candlesticks | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration? 
I knew I wanted an intimate romantic feel with beautiful scenery. I really wanted soft, whimsical colors with candles scattered about. My goal was to create an elegant ambiance that allowed everyone to enjoy every aspect of our wedding.

What were your colors?
I chose an ivory and blush themed color palette with a pop of burgundy for the bridesmaids’ dresses. I liked the burgundy color specifically because our wedding took place in the fall. I thought it was a good combination yet didn’t take away from the soft, romantic feel I was hoping to capture.

Tall Gold Candlestick with Blush Pink and White Floral Bouquet, Gold Rimmed and Clear Glass Charger with Menu | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Florida Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with Gold Tablecloth, Tall Gold Candlestick with Blush Pink and White Floral Bouquets, Gold Mercury Candlestick Holders | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Florida Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Tall Blush Pink and White Floral Centerpieces, Long Feasting Table with Gold Candlesticks and Tall Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Why did you choose to have a photo booth at your wedding?
We have been to weddings in the past that had a photo booth and they were always so much fun. We loved the fact that people got to take home fun photos and that we got to keep the photos too! It was really fun getting home from our honeymoon and going through all of the photos again seeing all the fun people had.

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We hired The Fancy Booth through our photographer, and the service was awesome. The props were great, the photos turned out great, and everything ran smoothly. Our guests loved it!

Wedding Reception Decor, Blush Pink and White Floral Arrangements on Fireplace with Floating Candles, Tall Four Tier White, Rose Gold, and Floral Wedding Cake | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

White Wedding Cake Top Tier with Painted Pink Roses and Painted Gold Ribbon with Real Blush Pink and White Roses Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Wedding Planner NK Productions

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Waterfront Sunset Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Planner NK Productions

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Waterfront Sunset Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Planner NK Productions

Florida Bride and Groom First Dance in Courtyard Wedding Reception Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Florida Bride and Groom Bubble Wedding Exit | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
Hire a wedding planner in any capacity, if you have the option. It really alleviates some of the stress and gives you the opportunity to truly enjoy your big day and the whole process of planning. Also, learn to trust your instincts when it comes to what you want for your wedding day. In the end, you start to realize that everything has a way of working itself out to make your day perfect.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Powel Crosley Estate
Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Viola Cinematic
Planner: NK Productions *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Flowers by Fudgie
Caterer: Michaels on East
Rentals: So Staged Event Rentals
Rentals and Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Cake: Center Ring Cakes
DJ: Fitz Otis
Officiant: Pastor Eric Wogen
Transportation: SRQ Trolley
Dress Shop and Designer: Ellies Bridal Boutique (Virginia) – Stella York
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique (Virginia) -Bill Levkoff
Hair & Makeup: Fresh Salon Sarasota
Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rehearsal Dinner and Hotel Room Block: Hyatt Regency Sarasota


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