Romantic Blush and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate
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Romantic Blush and Gold Outdoor Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Hannah and Spencer's waterfront Sarasota wedding combined soft, romantic shades of pink and white with accents of gold, warm wood tones, and an abundance of flora all set beneath a canopy of stars.

“We wanted a light and airy vibe with natural lighting and colors. This matched our vision and the venue,” the bride shared. “Our colors were blush and navy with gold accents and lots of greenery. It felt warm and natural to us.”

“When I think of light and airy, I think soft and romantic, which is exactly the kind of love Hannah and Spencer have. With the florals, we added some wispy greenery to create an airy look. The flowers were light pinks and whites to keep the soft hues flowing! I used a very delicate calligraphy font that complemented the soft colors and classic décor,” wedding planner and designer Anna Taylor of Taylored Affairs added.

The Clearwater couple sought a wedding planner who could take their vision and offer creative input to design a beautiful and memorable event for their 130 guests. They immediately clicked with Anna Taylor of Taylored Affairs.

“[The three top qualities I looked for were] empathy, good listener, creative,” Hannah detailed. “We chose Taylored Affairs as we wanted our wedding planner to create our beautiful day with their own creativity but also prioritize our vision, and they did a perfect job.”

The pair opted to write their own vows for the January ceremony, which Hannah attributed as one of the most unique elements of their wedding day.

“We had multiple people tell us that it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to, not just because of the beautiful experience but because they could tangibly feel the love between us and our families,” the bride beamed.

To complement the low back and v-neck of her lace detailed dress, Hannah chose a sideswept style of large and loose curls and a neutral makeup palette for a more natural bridal look. Each of the bridesmaids selected their own hair and makeup looks, from curls to updos to wispy braids.

“I wanted a natural look and for our stylists to listen to our wants. Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was fantastic; they provided natural looks and listened to each girl’s requests,” the bride raved.

It was the culmination of their guests coming together on the dance floor in such a picturesque setting that Hannah recalls as the most memorable aspect of their big day.

“We love live music, so the band was very important. We also love nature, so the event was all outside,” the bride articulated. “The live band brought everyone on the dance floor, and the weather was perfect the entire day and night with a perfect sunset.”

“Hannah and Spencer have great relationships with their friends and family members, so listening to their toasts was a highlight of the evening. The love that was felt that evening was truly beautiful! Hannah and Spencer also knew from the beginning that they wanted to have a good time so we hired Bay Kings Band early on in the planning process. Their dance floor was alive all night long!” the wedding planner beamed.

Tropical Inspired Wedding Venue in Sarasota Powel Crosley
Elegant Green and Floral Invitations | Velvet Ring Box | Open Toed White Wedding Shoes
Long Sleeve Lace Detail Wedding Dress Hanging Portrait
Bride Getting Ready with Makeup Artist | Tampa Bay Wedding Makeup and Hair Artist Femme Akoi
Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Green Robes Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi
Bride with Hanging Wedding Dress Getting Ready Wedding Portrait
Bride with Retro Curls and Classic Makeup in Long Sleeve White Sheer Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

The Proposal:
It was in the Bahamas on vacation at night under the moon and stars.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs
Bride and Bridesmaids in Blush Floor Length Wedding Dresses and White Floral Bouquets | Sarasota Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

What did you look for in a wedding hair and makeup artist?

I wanted a natural look and for our stylists to listen to our wants.

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was fantastic; they provided natural looks and listened to each girl’s requests.

Bride and Bridesmaids in Blush Floor Length Wedding Dresses and White Floral Bouquets | Sarasota Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi
Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs
White Blush and Cream Floral Bouquets with Greenery Details
Glass Wedding Welcome Sign with White Writing
Classic Elegant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Circle Arch with Greenery Details | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Venue Powel Crosley
Classic Elegant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Circle Arch with Greenery Details
Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows in Outdoor Wedding Ceremony | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Venue Powel Crosley
Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows in Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom First Kiss in Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Greenery Arch
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Venue Powel Crosley

What did you look for in a wedding planner?

Empathy, a good listener, and creative.

We chose Taylored Affairs as we wanted our wedding planner to create our beautiful day with their own creativity but also prioritize our vision, and they did a perfect job.

Memory Family Keychain for on Bridal Bouquet
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Venue Powel Crosley
Bride and Groom Intimate Kiss Under the Veil Portrait

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
Italy and Greece

Where did you host your bachelorette party?
Nashville. It was the best time, live music and country music plus fun bars, and it’s a very walkable town.

Gold Chiavari Chairs with White Linen Tables and Floral Centerpieces | Romantic Waterfront Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We wanted a light and airy vibe with natural lighting and colors. This matched our vision and the venue.

What were your colors?
Our colors were blush and navy with gold accents and lots of greenery. It felt warm and natural to us. 

Gold Table Number with White Backing and Floral and Greenery Tablescape Centerpieces
Wooden Tablescape with Greenery Details and Golden Touches | Romantic Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception
Greenery and Floral Greenery Garland on Mauve Table Runner | Boho Rustic Wedding Decor
Three Tier Semi Naked Round Wedding Cake with Blush Floral Details and Greenery With Gold Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Cake Topper
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Planner Taylored Affairs | Venue Powel Crosley
Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait

Which vendors really exceeded your expectations?
Our photographer, our band, our officiant, our wedding planner.

What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
Make sure you enjoy the day and be fully present in each moment of the day.

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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