Lindsey and Robby's classic Sarasota wedding featured bold colors, waterfront views, and an alfresco dance party under a canopy of lights. The Seminole couple chose a soft shade of blush accented with navy blue, and warm tones of maroon and metallic gold to create a color palette cohesive with their historic estate backdrop and the winter season.
“Our wedding theme was timeless and romantic with a twist of modern elements. I wanted something that would last for years, so when I look back in 20-30 years it will still have that romantic feel,” the bride shared. “Our colors were navy, burgundy, gold, and petal pink. We wanted these colors to complement the venue and the season of the wedding. Once I chose the venue I used Marry Me Tampa Bay as inspiration for my theme and colors.
The couple wanted a photography team with a creative eye that they would enjoy spending several hours together throughout the wedding day.
“I wanted someone who had a little bit of edge in style, and fun to work with. I chose Dewitt for Love Photography because I loved their editorial approach to wedding photography, they were always open and honest about how to approach the day and capture the best moments, and they never shot at our venue before, so I loved that they brought fresh eyes to the space. We loved their service; they made everyone feel so comfortable and had so much fun during the whole day,” Lindsey gushed.
The couple utilized every area of their historic estate venue, and attributed the expansive layout (along with the fact that they narrowly avoided COVID) for making their celebration uniquely special.
“What made our wedding unique is actually the timing. We got married before the world changed. My husband and I were able to enjoy our friends and family before the pandemic. It was like the last party before the world changed!” the bride revealed.
The entire celebration was certainly unforgettable, but one memory stands out among the rest for Lindsey – the couple's “last dance” when they were surrounded by their 120 guests as the reception came to a close.
“Our most memorable moment was the last song of the night. The band played Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing, and we turned our backs to the band and watched all of our family and friends sing and dance to that song. Now every time I hear that song I go right back to that moment!” the bride beamed.
Where did you host your bachelorette party?
We had a small party with my bridal party in my apartment and had a sleepover; it was perfect!
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One fun thing Robby and I did was allowed our bridal parties to pick out their outfits. We gave them the color it needed to be but the rest was up to them. We wanted everyone to feel amazing and comfortable.
Christmas has always been very important to both of us, so on Christmas Eve, we invited our families over. We all got to open one gift, and Robby opened his and popped the question. I was completely caught off guard; it was best Christmas present ever!
What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted someone who had a little bit of edge in style and was fun to work with.
I specifically chose Dewitt for Love Photography because I loved their editorial approach to wedding photography, they were always open and honest about how to approach the day and capture the best moments, and they never shot at our venue before so I loved that they brought fresh eyes to the space. We loved their service; they made everyone feel so comfortable and had so much fun during the whole day.
We were also so happy that Dewitt for Love exceeded our expectations. We actually didn’t have an engagement shoot and Robby actually met them the day of our wedding, so I was nervous that they wouldn’t click, but they did and it went so great!
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
Robby and I incorporated our personalities into our wedding by having my cousin be the officiant. We wanted someone who truly knew us and watched our relationship grow from the beginning. Since we had our own officiant we were able to customize our ceremony, and we did that by adding in a traditional handfasting ceremony. This ceremony was our unique way of honoring our past and making new promises for the future.
How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Timeless and romantic with a twist of modern elements. I wanted to keep it simple and timeless, something that would last for years, so when I look back in 20-30 years it will still have that romantic feel.
Where did you spend your honeymoon?
Robby and I went to Norway; we had been talking about it since the beginning of our relationship. We had the most special experience because we were able to meet Robby’s distant relatives and learn more about his heritage. Now we have great stories we will be able to tell our new son one day!
What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Find a photographer who you are comfortable with because besides your wedding party they are the ones you are going to spend most of the day with. You want someone who you are going to mesh with and have a blast with while capturing all these special moments.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Photographer: Dewitt for Love Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Tru Color Productions
Planner: Sarasota Wedding Gallery
Florist: Delmas The Flower Booth
Caterer: Milan Catering
Rentals: Sarasota Wedding Gallery and Milan Catering
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Music: Bay Kings Band
Officiant: Cousin of the Bride
Transportation: Siesta Trolley, Inc
Dress Shop and Designer: Malindy Elene Couture for the Bride
Shoe Designer: Cole Haan
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair and Makeup
Rehearsal Dinner: 3 Keys Brewery
Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.
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