Nicole and Shawns Powel Crosley Wedding

We loved planning this beautiful blush Wedding for Nicole and Shawn. Little did we know (or our team of vendors), that we were going to be put to the test! Thank goodness for the calm, cool and collective dispositions of the couple – transitioning to accommodate for the sudden torrential downpour was breeze. And you’ll see what I mean once you take a look at their first dance picture.

Thank you to all the Vendors that made this day possible:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

Reception Venue: Powel Crosley 

Planning & Stationary: Swanky Soiree

Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography 

Videography: Current Films 

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Cake Pops: GiGis Cupcakes

Dessert: Sub Zero 

Hair and Makeup: K. Gamso Hair & Makeup 

Catering: Simply Gourmet 

Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth 

DJ: Jam All Day Entertainment

By |January 15th, 2018|Cake, Photography, Rentals, Sarasota, Stationary, Table Decor, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Nicole and Shawns Powel Crosley Wedding

Special Event Locations

Event Spaces for Special Occasions

We know the wedding planning process can be a stressful one. On top of planning your “Best Day Ever” you also have to plan where to have your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even a farewell brunch.

We have a few of our favorite places for you to consider!
Beulah

A family owned gem in Sarasota, Beulah has a charming atmosphere, perfect for a night with friends and family. The casual fine dining menu items range from a poached pear salad to a Branzino, and even a pizza menu!

The Francis

Depending on the size of your gathering, The Francis offers a banquet room with a divider, or a private room for a more intimate event. Their creative and innovative cuisine has something for all taste buds. Being centrally located in downtown Sarasota is a bonus!

Libby’s

The sister restaurant to The Francis, Libby’s has options for a different mood. Their L-Bar room has the speakeasy vibe and would be fitting for a more casual night. Or you can dine in a sectioned off part of the restaurant as well.

 

Boca

With a farm to table menu that leaves your mouth salivating, Boca simple industrial elegance is a welcoming start to your wedding weekend. There is a 2nd level that can be reserved to accommodate your rehearsal dinner! Best part is (after picking out your menu), you can show up – eat – and leave!

 

Club517 – also known as Pineapple Yoga Studio

This chic event space is the perfect setting for an intimate rehearsal dinner (or wedding). From the high wooden ceilings to the romantic fireplace – this space is a blank canvas that can be left as is or dressed up to fit your theme. There is also a […]

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#WeddingTipTuesday

We love talking about florals! We got to sit side by side with the Floral Guru herself this morning, Becki Creighton, owner of Flowers by Fugdie! She has a great tip for brides to think about before they start considering their flowers:

“When brides are picking out flowers for there wedding there are a few points that I think are important.

For our Sarasota or Florida brides, planning out door weddings using fresh flowers, you need to think of what flowers holds best in the heat, especially for those weddings in late May through Sept.  For example, hydrangea will not last, if  used on arches or chair clusters, as they need lots of water.  They are not happy when  the arch has to be completed an hour or so before the wedding as the sun is harsh on them and they wilt down quickly.   You can use hydrangea, those times of the year for bridal  and bridesmaids bouquets, with caution.  Keep in mind stems of the bouquets should be  wrapped with the bases of the stems exposed and in water at all times except when you are doing photo before.”

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Wedding Planning Timeline

Prioritizing your planning is important – but so is the timing! We’re sharing WeddingWire’s Vendor booking timeline to give you a good idea of when you should be booking what.

Another benchmark for your calendar is the Rehearsal Dinner / Farewell Brunch should also be booked around the same time as choosing your caterer, especially if you get married during peak wedding and or tourist season.

Consider when you apply for your Marriage License! In Florida, if you are a resident there is a 3 day waiting period from the day you apply. It would be quite unfortunate if you went to apply the day before you are supposed to get married. There is no waiting period for non-residents.

 

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Prioritizing your Wedding Planning

Getting married is every girl (or guys) dream! Most of us are guilty of having a Wedding Pinterest board before we even get engaged – I know I did!

Fast Forward – you’re engaged! Congratulations! Let the ring selfies, Feyonce references and hashtag brainstorming begin. Fast forward again, once the excitement has settled and the reality of wedding planning sinks in the big question is – What happens next? Do all the fun things that you like first, right? Buy a dress? Pick a theme? Pick our bridal party gifts? WRONG!

We’re here to help you prioritize your Wedding planning. Step 1 is NOT to buy a dress, this should actually be one of the latter steps of your planning process believe it or not.

Step 1. Establish your budget – and keep track of your spending
Who’s paying for what? Always a popular topic- as this sets the tone for your wedding spending! This depends heavily on how traditional or modern you and your family are.

These days we notice that there are no rules when it comes to who’s paying what – we have lots couples paying for their own weddings! And of course weddings funded by both sides of parents, or sometimes only one side.

Discuss with your fiancé what vendors are most important to you and where you are okay with spending more or less money.

Step 2. Pick a Venue for your ceremony and reception.
Consider if our venue has any inclusions as far as a coordinator, tables, chairs, linens, a caterer etc. Some locations are a one stop shop – while some require you to rent everything.

If you have multiple locations, consider Transportation for your guests. If this is not in your budget, everyone can certainly […]

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Happy New Year!!

Here’s to 2018 starting off with a Bang!

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Happy Holidays!

May your new year be merry and bright!

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2018 Wedding Trends

We’ve got a fun list of a few trends sure to make your 2018 Wedding awesome!

Texture! Whether its on your wedding dress or your invitations. We are loving all aspects bringing a different “feel” to your special day!

 

Woodsy is the new Rustic. We know what you’re thinking, barn, burlap and wood stump centerpieces. Let’s hit the refresh button and welcome greenery as the main décor as well as color scheme.

Say goodbye to gold, brass and rose gold – and hello to silver and chrome!

Hanging Flowers! Keep the guest table simple and turn your focus to ceiling treatments.

 

Interactive guest elements – photo booths are an awesome way to entertain guests, but instead of the literal closed in booth, have an open “booth” with a backdrop. The mirror booth has become very popular! Changing the props from the traditional paper cutout props, have a giant picture of you and your future hubby’s head!

  But we’ll be honest… a paper cut out can still be fun!

We’ve also seen some fun DIY stations that are sure to keep guests talking about your wedding for weeks to come. Desserts have taken a turn for the best! We now see popsicles, cotton candy, meringues and custards. BUT bride’s are still keeping it traditional by having a small cake for the cake cutting ceremony – because lets admit it, we all want that classic picture in our album like the one our parents have in theirs.

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Hannah and Donnie’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

 

Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club 
DJ: Music on the Move
Florist: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio
Photographer: Todd Gilman
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair and Make up: The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group by Priscilla Marie
Lighting, Draping and Coordination by Swanky Soiree

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Giana and Jorden’s Wedding at the Longboat Key Club

 

Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Coordination, Draping, Lighting, & Stationary: Swanky Soiree
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Strings Attached Reception
Band: BLONDE AMBITION
Linens: Linens By The Sea
Cigar Rental: Cigar Creations
Florist: Victoria Blooms, LLC P
hotographer: Audrey Snow Photography
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair & Make up: Ana Molinari Salon, Spa & Boutique
Transportation: Siesta Trolley, Inc

 

 

 

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Tori & Davids Longboat Key Club Wedding

 

Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Band: Bay Kings Band
Florist: Flower Child Florist & Boutique
Photographer: The Portos
Videographer: All In White…
Cake & Cupcakes: Cakes by Ron
Make up & Hair: Lillian Rose Beauty & Bridal
Transportation: Siesta Trolley, Inc
Coordination & Placecards: Swanky Soiree

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Leah’s Bat Mitzvah

Leah’s Bat Mitzvah was an absolute blast to put together! From the Swanky Donut Wall all the way to the balloon drop – kids and parents were busy on the dance floor all night long! The party starts around the 20 minute mark!

 

Thank You

Venue: Longboat Key Club and Resort,

Photobooth & Videographer: Complete SWFL

DJ: Staar Entertainment

 

Congratulations Breanne & Steven! Your Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding was beautiful!

#MovieMondays

Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.

Olympia Catering & Events

Braun’s Fine Flowers

L. Martin Wedding Photography – click HERE to view pictures!

Rod Baker Video

Spunky Spirits Bartending Services

Makeup and hair by Lili’s Weddings

 

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Kelsey & Travis Longboat Key Club Wedding

A beautiful day for this beautiful couple! Congratulations Kelsey & Travis!

 

Thank You to our Vendors!!

Wedding Location & Caterer: Longboat Key Club

Officiant: Uncle of the Bride

DJ: Luke Stults with Jay Goodley Entertainment

Florist: Bee Ridge Florist

Photographer: Katie Beyer

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Hair & Makeup: Yellow Strawberry

 

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Jenny & Jasons Wedding Video

Ceremony Location: Bay Preserve

Reception Location & Caterer: Hotel Venezia 

Officiant: Wes Morris with Your Wed Pastor

DJ: Jam All Day 

Florist: Oneco Florist 

Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography

Videographer: TruColor Productions

Cake: Rebecca Miller

Hair – Personal Friend

Make-up: Illiana Palacio

Transportation: Dream Maker Limo 

Valet: Safe Way Parking 

 

 

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Danielle & Andrews Bakers Ranch Wedding

 

Venue: Bakers Ranch

DJ: Two left feet

Bartender: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services

Caterer: Green Apple Catering

Linens: Linens By The Sea

Florist: Victoria Blooms, LLC

Furniture Rental: The Copper Acorn Vintage Rentals

Chair Rental: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Lighting: Affairs in the Air, Inc.

Videographer: Jessica Overholt Photography

Photography: Tara Tomlinson-Photography

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Hair/Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne

Coordination & Stationary : Swanky Soiree

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Kaitlyn & Jesse’s Sarasota Garden Club Wedding

We loved being a part of this fun jewel toned wedding! With lots of details supplied by the couple – there was such a personal touch added to this special day! Congratulations to Kaitlyn & Jesse!

Venue: Sarasota Garden Club
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Matt Dendy
Reception Music: Josh Carol Band
Caterer: Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar
Linens: Linens By The Sea
Florist: Oneco Florist
Photography: NIMA Photography
Videography: Eddie Kirsch
Cake: Publix at University Walk
Draping & Coordination: Swanky Soiree

 

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Danielle & Andrews Bakers Ranch Wedding

It was hard to narrow down this photo album to some of our favorites – there were so many to choose from!! Congratulations Danielle & Andrew! You two are a beautiful couple inside and out!
Venue: Bakers Ranch
DJ: Two left feet
Bartender: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services
Caterer: Green Apple Catering
Linens: Linens By The Sea
Florist: Victoria Blooms, LLC
Furniture Rental: The Copper Acorn Vintage Rentals
Chair Rental: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Lighting: Affairs in the Air, Inc.
Videographer: Jessica Overholt Photography
Photography: Tara Tomlinson-Photography
Cake: Cakes by Ron
Hair/Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne
Coordination & Stationary : Swanky Soiree

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Laura & Fletchers Wedding at the Sarasota Yacht Club

Congratulations Laura & Fletcher! What a beautiful bride!! Your Wedding day had elegant touches of details from beginning to end! We had such a great time working with you to make a night that had your friends and family smiling from ear to ear. #ACrushOnRush

Thank you to an amazing team of vendors!

Venue: The Sarasota Yacht Club

Officiant: A Wedding with Grace

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Jason Hobert

Reception Music: No Filter Band

Florist: Oneco Florist

Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography

Videographer: TruColor Productions

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Hair/Makeup: Rachel’s Artistry

Transportation: Siesta Trolley

 

 

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Kaitlin and Tim’s Selby Garden Wedding

Congratulations to Kaitlin and Tim! This garden themed wedding had beautiful orchid accents, succulent favors and a whole lot of elegant love!

Venue: Selby Gardens

DJ and Photobooth: Jam All Day 

Caterer: Simply Gourmet 

Rentals: Tampa Lighting

Florist: Oneco Florist 

Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography

Cake: Pastries by Design 

Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Gamso 

This wedding was also featured on Wedding Wire!!

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Brianna and David’s Longboat Key Club Wedding

The love between these two didn’t go unnoticed! Especially on their wedding day! May your love flourish for all eternity!

Venue: The Resort Longboat Key Club – Spike’s N Tees

Ceremony Music: Kristen Antolik 

Reception Music: Dennis Lee

Florals: Victoria Blooms 

Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan 

Cake: Cakes by Ron

Makeup: Krista Worth 

 

By |July 7th, 2017|Cake, Centerpiece Ideas, DIY, favors, Floral, Sarasota, Table Decor, Uncategorized, Venues, Weddings|Comments Off on Brianna and David’s Longboat Key Club Wedding