Luxurious Neutral Outdoor Waterfront Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

 

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Alexandra and Matthew’s destination Sarasota wedding exuded a luxurious theme with timeless details that embodied what the couple envisioned for their wedding day.

“We love the classic elegance of hotels such as the Breakers, that incorporate minimalist floral arrangements, muted colors, and classic décor to accent the existing structure,” the bride explained. “We did not utilize a color palette, per say; we wanted it very light and ethereal with ivory florals and linens. We kept the bridal party in classic black gowns and the groomsmen in midnight blue tuxedos with black lapels.”

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The Boston couple chose Sarasota for a destination wedding as the bride is originally from St. Pete. Having had a great experience with many vendors for her sister’s wedding, Alexandra knew she was in good hands when it came to designing her wedding paper goods and stationery with Tampa Bay wedding invitation company URBANcoast.

“My sister used URBANcoast, and our family had an excellent experience! They also gave us such personalized service and were able to be very definitive about a timeline for all our papery,” Alexandra shared. “They was phenomenal from the start, picking out our invitations and stationery, to the end, providing day of materials and even incorporating our non-traditional ideas, like diamond-shaped cutouts for champagne glasses with guests names and table assignments which we used instead of plain place cards.”

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The outdoor nighttime wedding reception featured long candle lit and floral filled feasting tables with satin linens from Over the Top Rental Linens.

Looking back on their wedding day, the bride reflects that the wedding ceremony was one of her most memorable parts of the evening.

“The most memorable moment of the evening was our ceremony. We spent a lot of time working with our pastor to make our day special and the ceremony memorable for our guests. We were really proud of how it all turned out,” the bride reminisced.

White and Gold Elegant Wedding invitation Suite with Custom Monogram, Drop Blue and Rhinestone Gold Earrings and Pointed Toe Wedding Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

What did you look for in a wedding stationery company?
My sister used URBANcoast and our family had an excellent experience! They also gave us such personalized service and were able to be very definitive about a timeline for all our papery.

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URBANcoast was phenomenal from the start, picking out our invitations and stationery, to the end, providing day of materials and even incorporating our non-traditional ideas, like diamond-shaped cutouts for champagne glasses with guests names and table assignments which we used instead of plain place cards.

White and Gold Elegant Wedding invitation Suite with Custom Monogram, Drop Blue and Rhinestone Gold Earrings and Pointed Toe Wedding Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

Rhinestone Drop Gold Wedding Earrings and Rhinestone Cutout Pointed Toe Flat Wedding Shoes with White Rose Bouquet wrapped in Ribbon

Indoor Bridal Party Getting Ready Portrait in Matching Blush Pink Patterned Pajamas

Indoor Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Lace Sleeve Sweetheart Essence of Australia Dress

Indoor Bridal Party First Look Portrait, Bridesmaids in Long Black V Halter Neck Belted Dresses

Elegant Wedding Bridal Bouquet Portrait with White Roses and Wide Ribbon Wrap

Outdoor Tropical Garden Courtyard Bridal Portrait in Trumpet Essence of Australia Dress with White Rose Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait with Antique Car, Bridesmaids in Long Black V Halter Neck Belted Dresses, Bride in Sweetheart Essence of Australia Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with White Rose Bouquet

Elegant Blue Script Printed on White Long Rectangle Wedding Ceremony Programs with Custom Monogram and Navy Ribbon in Vintage Drawer | Sarasota Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

Elegant Printed Unplugged Ceremony Sign with Custom Monogram in Dark Blue Printed on White in Black Frame, with Silver Chiavari Chairs and White Floral lined Wedding Ceremony Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

Elegant Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony with Silver Chiavari Chairs and White Floral lined Wedding Ceremony Aisle

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration? 
We love the classic elegance of hotels such as the Breakers, that incorporate minimalist floral arrangements, muted colors, and classic décor to accent the existing structure.

What were your colors and why did you chose them?
We did not utilize a color palette, per say; we wanted it very light and ethereal with ivory florals and linens, and kept the bridal party in classic black gowns and the groomsmen in midnight blue tuxedos with black lapels.

Elegant Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony with Silver Chiavari Chairs and White Floral lined Wedding Ceremony Aisle, White Draped Backdrop, and Large Classical Copper Planters with Hydrangea and Greenery | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Groom's Reaction to Bride Walking Down the Wedding Aisle

Elegant Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Silver Chiavari Chairs and White Floral lined Aisle, White Draped Backdrop, and Large Classical Copper Planters with Hydrangea and Greenery | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart Trumpet Lace Long Sleeve Essence of Australia Dress with White Rose Ribbon Wrapped Bouquet, Groom in Midnight Blue Tuxedo with Boutonniere

Black and White Waterfront Florida Wedding Portrait Under Bridal Veil

The Proposal:
Matt proposed during a weekend get-away in Newport, RI at the Castle Hill Inn. He had it timed perfectly at sunset by the lighthouse! He also secretly flew in both of our immediate families and hired a photographer to snap the entire proposal.

Architectural Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Architectural Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Long Sleeve Essence of Australia Dress | Sarasota Wedding Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Champagne Glass Escort Card Table with Square White Cards with Elegant Dark Blue Printed Script and Custom Monogram | Sarasota Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
Matthew is from Pittsburgh and as is traditional in Pittsburgh, we incorporated a cookie table alongside a non-traditional wedding cake, done with cool blue tones and gold leaf. A little pop of the unexpected that suits my personality. We tried to pick signature cocktails that gave our flare, as gin and whiskey lovers, brought in cigars from Cuba gifted from our family, and hand-selected every part of our ceremony.

Outdoor Waterfront Sunset Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables with Champagne Satin Linens, Low White Floral and Greenery Centerpieces and Silver Candlestickholders and PIllar Candles | Tampa Bay Waterfront Historic Venue Crosley Powel Estate | Satin Linens Over the Top Rental Linens

Outdoor Waterfront Sunset Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables with Champagne Satin Linens, Low White Floral and Greenery Centerpieces and Silver Candlestickholders and PIllar Candles | Tampa Bay Waterfront Historic Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Elegant Muted Silver and Blush Wedding Reception Place Setting with White Menu with Elegant Dark Blue Printed Script and Custom Monogram | Sarasota Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods URBANcoast

Outdoor Waterfront Sunset Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables with Champagne Satin Linens, Low White Floral and Greenery Centerpieces and Silver Candlestickholders and PIllar Candles | Tampa Bay Waterfront Historic Venue Crosley Powel Estate | Satin Linens Over the Top Rental Linens

Elegant Powder Blue Five Tier Round Wedding Cake with Gold Details on Cake Stand with Dog Cake Topper and White Florals with Greenery

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart Trumpet Lace Long Sleeve Essence of Australia Dress, Groom in Midnight Blue Tuxedo with Boutonniere | Sarasota Waterfront Historic Venue Crosley Powel Estate

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Portrait, Bride in Sweetheart Trumpet Lace Long Sleeve Essence of Australia Dress, Groom in Midnight Blue Tuxedo with Boutonniere in Tropical Garden with Banyan Tree

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Exit Portrait, Bride in Custom Mrs Leather Jacket, with Vintage Rolls Royce Antique Car

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Hire a coordinator! Worth every penny, especially for the day-of bumps that you most definitely will encounter. We used upwards of 12 vendors, not including make-up/hair and the transportation rentals, and it would have ruined the day if my parents or myself would have had to be taken away from getting ready and enjoying to deal with all those inconveniences. The planner kept a tight schedule to ensure photos, ceremony, arrivals and departures; everything was timed out to the second.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Photographer: Jonathan Fanning Studio
Planner: Sandy Rule Events
Florist: ConceptBAIT
Caterer and Rentals: Michael’s on East
Chair Rentals: US Tent
Bench Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Kevin Kramer
Officiant: Guy Glass (Pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church)
Invitations and Day of Stationery: URBANcoast *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: Belsoie
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Reumann
Transportation: Patriot Limousine and Sedan
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Earrings: Nadri




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