Lindsey 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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