Old Florida Inspired Navy and Burgundy Fall Sarasota Wedding

 

Bride to Be Facebook Group Leaderboard AdLindsey and Brian’s intimate Sarasota wedding featured a gorgeous nautical theme that highlighted the bride and groom’s Florida heritage. The Palmetto couple chose a navy and burgundy color palette that perfectly set the tone for the waterfront wedding at the bride’s parents’ home.

“Our theme was Old Florida with some nautical inspiration. Both of our families go back multiple generations in Florida and have backgrounds in fishing,” the bride shared.

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On their quest to plan the perfect fall Sarasota wedding, the Florida natives searched for a wedding planner whom they knew they could trust.

“We hired Kelly of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events because of the testimonials from past clients who had wonderful experiences with her. We loved her! She really made sure our day was perfect and special to us,” the bride gleamed.

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Something the newlyweds agreed upon early on was finding a way to incorporate their loved ones into their wedding day.

“It was really important for both of us to involve our families on our special day,” Lindsey shared. “Having the wedding at my parents’ house was a huge part of this, but we also had Brian’s uncle’s band play the reception and his second cousin was our officiant.”

Reminiscing on the day they tied the knot, the couple recalled a few memories that will hold a place in their hearts forever.

“Coming down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun was a really beautiful moment during the ceremony, but the most memorable part overall was all the dancing to the band during the reception,” the bride reminisced.

Green Old Florida Inspired Wedding Invitation Stationery and Ceremony Program

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Silk Blush Pink Robes

Vintage Inspired Wedding Bouquet with Ivory Roses, Burgundy Flowers and Greenery Bouquet with Rose Gold Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring | Tampa Bay Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Long Mismatched Style Navy Blue Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Bride Wedding Portrait in A-Line Lace and Straps Wedding Dress with Greenery and Ivory Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor, Welcome Sign in Vintage Gold Frame and Green Font | Save the Date Invitation | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Waterfront Wedding Ceremony, Brown Wooden Folding Chairs, Arch with White Draping and Greenery and White Floral Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Bride Walking with Father Down the Aisle Ceremony Portrait

Outdoor Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Arch with White Draping and White and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Arch with White Draping and White and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone we knew other people trusted.

I want to learn more about planning from Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

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We hired Kelly or Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events because of the testimonials from past clients who had wonderful experiences with her. We loved her! She really made sure our day was perfect and special to us.

Outdoor Bride and Groom Intimate Wedding Portrait

The Proposal:
Brian took me out to watch the sunset on the beach. He had me set up my phone to take a picture and got down on one knee. I said yes before he could even get all the words out. It was beautiful, simple and everything I hoped for.

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Blue Paisley Suit with Burgundy Tie and Pocket Square, Bride Rose Gold Engagement Ring | Sarasota Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Sunset Outdoor Bridal Portrait in Lace Bodice with Lace Straps Empire Waist Wedding Dress with Greenery and Ivory Floral Bouquet

Wedding Reception Photo Album Guestbook

Outdoor Wedding Reception Decor Centerpieces Long Feasting Table with White Tablecloth, Long Greenery Garland, Burgundy Linens, Clear Class Hurricane Vase with Candle and Gold Lasercut Table Number | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

How would you describe your theme?
Old Florida with some nautical inspiration. Both of our families go back multiple generations in Florida and have backgrounds in fishing.

What were your colors?
Navy and burgundy. We chose fall colors.

Wedding Reception Decor, White Plate with Burgundy Silk Linen | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Outdoor Wedding Reception Bride and Groom Portrait, Bride in Empire Waist Lace Bodice and Lace Strap Dress with Ivory, Burgundy and Greenery Floral Bouquet, Groom in Blue Paisley Suit with Burgundy Red Tie | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
We’re both very laid back so it was important that we didn’t get too into the details. We just wanted everyone to have a good time.

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Donut Doughnut Wall Backdrop | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Get a wedding planner! Follow your heart. There’s always someone who will be able to figure out how to make your ideas come to life.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Sarah Ormiston Photography
Videographer: Ty Sullivan
Planner: Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Kings
Caterer: Hickory Hollow
Rentals: US Tent
Donuts: Bradenton Donuts
DJ: Family Band
Officiant: Brian Bustle
Invitations: Bell Graphics
Transportation: Gulfcoast Carts
Dress Shop and Designer: Tie the Knot Boutique, Enzoani
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Lulu’s

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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