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Sarasota Bridal Workshop | Wedding Show October 24, 2018Lauren and Luke’s intimate, Sarasota wedding couldn’t let a hurricane put a halt to their big day. Instead, the bride and groom rallied together to pull off a flawless celebration that delivered knockout food, amazing music, and stunning wedding portraits.

“Apart from having to reschedule our wedding at the last minute due to the hurricane, we just really stayed true to ourselves and the things we love: family, friends, great food and incredible music,” the bride gleamed. “We just wanted the wedding to be very intimate and romantic!”

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The St. Louis couple searched for a wedding photographer who would ease the stress of the big day, and they hit the jackpot when with Cat of Cat Pennenga Photography.

“We wanted to vibe well with whomever we chose and most importantly just wanted to feel relaxed (as much as possible) on the day of the wedding. We also didn’t want anything to look too posed,” Lauren said. “We knew Cat was the one when we met her! She was so nice, welcoming and made us feel comfortable about the whole process right away. She and her team were great the day of the wedding!”

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Even though some last minute changes made things a little chaotic, Lauren and Luke still managed to pull off the wedding of their dreams.

“The whole day was so memorable given what led to it with the stress of the hurricane and moving everything around. We were just happy to see it all finally come together. Seeing my dad for the first time before we walked down the aisle was pretty emotional!” the bride reminisced.

Blush Pink Watercolor Square Wedding Invitation and RSVP Card | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Diamond Engagement Ring, Rose Gold Band with Diamond in Groom's Wedding Ring on Monogrammed Handkerchief | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Nude Strappy Wedding Shoes on Veil | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging Neckline Lace Wedding Dress Hanging in Wood Paneled Room | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging Neckline Lace Wedding Dress Hanging in Wood Paneled Room | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Bride Wedding Portrait in Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress with White Hydrangea, Blush Pink Roses, White Flowers and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

The Proposal:
Luke and I have been together since high school, so we’d been dating 12 years before he proposed. We took a bike ride to Forest Park and went to our favorite place on Art Hill where he surprised me by getting down on one knee. Our friends and my sister were watching from the Art Museum and surprised me after I said, “Yes!” It was the perfect day!

Outdoor Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Outdoor Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Black and White Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted to vibe well with whomever we chose and most importantly just wanted to feel relaxed (as much as possible) on the day of the wedding. We also didn’t want anything to look too posed!

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We knew Cat of Cat Pennenga Photography was the one when we met her! She was so nice, welcoming and made us feel comfortable about the whole process right away. She was even nice enough to give us a lot of helpful restaurant and salon recommendations since we weren’t super familiar with the area. She and her team were great the day of the wedding!

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress, Groom in Blue Suit with White Flower Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress with White and Blush Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in Blue Suit with White Tie and White Flower Bouttonniere | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched White Dresses with Pink and Greenery Floral Bouquets, Bride in Lace Tank Top Strap Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress with White, Blush Pink and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

Bride Wedding Bouquet , Blush Pink Roses, White Roses, White Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bridesmaids Holding Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

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Romantic Elegant Boho Inspired Wedding Ceremony Decor, Greenery Hanging Leaves and Gold Lantern's | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography | Sarasota Venue Powel Crosley Estate

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Bride and Groom Wedding Rings on Hands | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Tablecloth, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pink, Blush Pink, White and Greenery Bouquets, Greenery Garland on Fireplace with Floating Candles | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

How would you describe your theme?
We just wanted the wedding to be very intimate and romantic!

What were your colors?
Our bridesmaids wore white and the groomsmen all wore blue. We wanted lots of greenery with most of the color really coming from the pops of pink in the bouquets and floral arrangements. We just wanted to keep things simple and clean!

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Low Wooden Planter Box with Blush Pink, Pink and Greenery Florals, White Linen with Pink Flower | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
We just stayed true to our style. I love to take Polaroid pictures and am usually lugging my camera around on our trips to get fun pictures, so it was cool to get a Polaroid picture of everyone to sign for our guest book. It’s something we’ll cherish forever!

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Tablecloth, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pink, Blush Pink, White and Greenery Bouquets, Greenery Garland on Fireplace with Floating Candles, White Linen with Pink Rose, Personalized Menus and Table Number on Silver Place Card Holder | Sarasota Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

Outside Nighttime Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Dancing Portrait | Tampa Bay Photographer Cat Pennenga Photography

What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
Make sure you have a plan B (and C) in case weather becomes an issue and take advantage of the gorgeous settings around you!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography  *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner/Coordinator: Sarasota Wedding Gallery
Florist: Victoria Blooms
Caterer/Rentals: Milan Catering
DJ: ID Events
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Spark Limo
Dress Shop and Designer: Ultimate Bride (St. Louis), Mikaella
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Ultimate Bride (St. Louis), Alfred Sung
Pianist: Richard Kittelstad
Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro 




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