Mint Green and Quartz Sarasota Brunch Wedding | The Edson Keith Mansion

 

Brides Who Brunch Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Planning Show - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Michele and John’s elegant daytime Sarasota wedding featured a soft, romantic color palette of mint green and rose quartz.

“Early in the planning process, we fell in love with the idea of having a brunch wedding. After choosing the venue and the time of day, our theme really just fell into place,” Michele shared. “Our venue was a beautiful, historic mansion built in 1916 with gardens and soft pastels. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the mansion and add in a few soft, romantic touches.”

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The St. Pete couple incorporated their personality by having their favorite lawn games available for guests to enjoy. A guest even made a custom corn hole board for the groom that the couple happily enjoyed on their big day.

Searching for a Sarasota wedding photographer who offered a style compatible to the bride’s taste and comfort level, Michele hired Kristen Marie Photography.

“When I met with Kristen for the first time, she spent a lot of time going into details about photography and showing me things to look for in a photographer that I would not have known on my own. I knew after spending some time with her that she would do a fantastic job,” the bride explained. “I could ramble for hours about how wonderful Kristen was. I hope to work with her again in the future.”

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Looking back, the bride shared that her most cherished memory from her wedding day happened when things didn’t go exactly as planned during the ceremony.

“Our most memorable moment was when John jumped the gun; he kissed me in the middle of our vows!” the bride reminisced.

Groom Memory Detail Name and Date Embroidered in Interior Suit Pocket, Grey Suit with Retro Rainbow Star Black Silk Lining

Satin Peep Toe Rhinestone Heel Wedding Shoes

Allure Bridals WEdding Dress on Hanger with Adrianna Papell Dusty Rose Bridesmaids Dresses | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue The The Edson Keith Mansion

Allure Bridals Wedding Dress on Hanger | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue The The Edson Keith Mansion

Bridal Party Interior Getting Ready Portrait in Matching Rose Pink Silk Robes | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride Getting Ready Interior Portrait in Strapless Lace Mermaid Allure Bridals Wedding Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride on Staircase wedding Portrait with White and Greenery Bouquet wearing Strapless Lace Train Allure Bridals Wedding Dress | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue The Edson Keith Mansion | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Outdoor wedding Portrait of Bride with White and Greenery Bouquet wearing Strapless Lace Train Allure Bridals Wedding Dress | Sarasota Historic Wedding Venue The Edson Keith Mansion | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Outdoor Portrait of Bride with White Rose and Floral with Wild Natural Greenery Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photographer

Outdoor Garden Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Strapless Mermaid Allure Bridals Dress, Bridesmaids in Beige Spaghetti Strap Sequined Beaded Short Adrianna Papell Dresses with White and Ivory Floral with Natural Greenery Bouquets | Sarasota Historic Waterfront Wedding Venue The Edson Keith Mansion | Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

The Proposal:
John and I met at Caddy’s on the Beach in St. Petersburg, FL. About a year later, I walked into our home and found an envelope leading me on a scavenger hunt across St. Petersburg! The hunt eventually led me back to Caddy’s, and then to the Don CeSar. This location was special because my parents got engaged there years ago. When I walked onto the beach, John was waiting for me on one knee on a bed of rose petals with champagne to celebrate.

Outdoor Garden Wedding Invitation Elegant Blue Script on White with Light Blue Ribbon and Rose and Greenery

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor Details with Hanging GLass vase with Ivory ROse and Pink Floral with Greenery in Glass Vase, White Folding Chairs, and Natural Greenery and White Flower Ceremony Arch

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Early in the planning process, we fell in love with the idea of having a brunch wedding. After choosing the venue and the time of day, our theme really just fell into place. Our venue was a beautiful, historic mansion built in 1916 with gardens and soft pastels. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the mansion and add in a few soft, romantic touches.

What were your colors?
Soft mint green and rose quartz. We incorporated soft touches throughout our wedding, without focusing too much on any specific color. Luckily, it all came together!

Outdoor Garden Waterfront Wedding Ceremony with White Folding Chairs, White Draped Ceremony Arch, and Hanging Glass Vase Flower Arrangements with White and PInk Rose with Greenery | Historic Sarasota Wedding Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Bride and Father Portrait, Bride with White Rose and Natural Greenery Bouquet | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Groom Portrait, Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Mint Green Tie and White Floral Boutonniere | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Outdoor Waterfront Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait under white draped Ceremony Arch with White Rose and Natural Greenery Flowers | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Historic Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Gray Suit, Bride in Lace Trumpet Allure Bridals Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Historic Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Gray Suit, Bride in Lace Trumpet Allure Bridals Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Historic Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Gray Suit, Bride in Lace Trumpet Allure Bridals Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Historic Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I started by looking through wedding photographers in the area to find a general style that I liked, and I knew that I wanted a wedding photographer who I felt comfortable with. I met with several.

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When I met with Kristen [of Kristen Marie Photography] for the first time, she spent a lot of time going into details about photography and showing me things to look for in a photographer that would not have known on my own. I knew after spending some time with her that she would do a fantastic job. I could ramble for hours about how wonderful Kristen was. I hope to work with her again in the future.

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Gray Suit, Bride in Lace Trumpet Allure Bridals Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Historic Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Indoor Historic Library Brunch Wedding Reception Naked Cake with Berries | Sarasota Wedding Venue The Edson Keith Mansion

Outdoor Wedding Exit Portrait with Bubbles, Groom in Gray Suit with Brown Shoes and Mint Green Tie, Bride in Strapless Mermaid Lace Allure Bridals Dress | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

What advice would you give to other Sarasota couples?
Think outside of the box. Tampa Bay/Sarasota has so many wonderful options for weddings! We have state parks, breweries, ballrooms, and beaches. Each can offer something unique. It seems overwhelming when you first start looking, take a deep breath, remember that at the end of the day it is about marrying the person you love, and enjoy it.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Edson Keith Mansion
Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner and Caterer: Sarasota Catering Company
Florist: Flowers by Fudgie
Rentals: All Event Rentals
Cake: Publix
Donuts: La Dona Donuts
Sound Equipment: Spotlight Amusements
Officiant: Terry Frisenda
Invitations: Minted
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Hair: Salon Color Bar
Men’s Suits: Indochino

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