Romantic Outdoor Burgundy Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley

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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.

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Modern Pink and White Wedding Invitation Suite | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Oval and Yellow Gold Twisted Band Diamond Engagement Ring and Bride Wedding Band in Red Velvet Geometric Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride and Bridesmaids in Matching Red and Pink Floral Robes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography

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!

Unique Keyhole Photo Looking at Bride Hanging Up Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride Wearing Floral Pink and Red Robe Looking Up at Ballgown Wedding Dress Hanging | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride Wearing Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Ballgown Wedding Dress, Mom Helping Bride Zipping Up Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Bride and Dad First Look Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride and Dad First Look Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride and Groom Black and White First Look Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Timeless Bride and Groom Romantic Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Bride and Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Burgundy Dresses Holding White, Blush Pink and Dark Red with Greenery Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography

Please include any additional info about your wedding:
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.

Bride and Groom in Window of Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Bride Twirling in Ballgown Wedding Dress with Groom in Tower of Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography

The Proposal:
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!

Timeless Bride Under Full Length Veil Wearing Ballgown Wedding Dress Holding Burgundy, Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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!

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Romantic Timeless Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor, Acrylic White and Gold Wedding Sign, Lush Burgundy, White and Blush Pink with Greenery Floral Arrangement on White Pedestal | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Romantic Timeless Wedding Ceremony Decor, Gazebo with Lush Greenery and Floral Arch, Burgundy, Blush Pink and White Flowers on White Pedestals | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Timeless Romantic Wedding Ceremony, Bridesmaids in Burgundy Mix and Match Dresses, Greenery Pink, White and Red Floral Arch, Bride Wearing Ballgown Wedding Dress Walking with Father Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Timeless Romantic Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows at Gazebo with Greenery Burgundy Red, Blush Pink and White Floral Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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.

Timeless Romantic Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows at Gazebo with Greenery Burgundy Red, Blush Pink and White Floral Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Romantic Timeless Wedding Venue, Crystal Chandelier Hanging with String Lights | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Timeless Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Timeless Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Burgundy Red, Pink and White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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.

What were your colors?
Navy, burgundy, gold, and petal pink. We wanted these colors to complement the venue and the season of the wedding.

Timeless Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Burgundy Red, Pink and White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Timeless Romantic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Burgundy Red, Pink and White Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Timeless Bride and Groom Romantic Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Bride and Groom Portrait with Personalized Custom Leather Jacket | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Timeless Bride and Groom Romantic Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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!

Bride and Groom Outdoor First Dance Under String Lights and Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Bride and Groom Outdoor First Dance Under String Lights and Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate
Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Reception | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Sarasota Wedding Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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
Invitations: Minted.com
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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