Oh! The romance in this Italy inspired wedding in Florida simply jumps off the page and makes me wish I had been one of the lucky guests in attendance! Photographed by Studio 222 Photography, each photo is such a treat. Enjoy!
The Couple: Robyn and Bill
The Wedding: 3.2.13 – The Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, Florida
The Goals: We knew that we wanted the day to be all about celebrating with our family and friends. We have been dating for nine years and they have been a huge part of who we are as a couple, so our priorities centered around throwing a great party. We wanted the ceremony and reception to be romantic and meaningful, filled with small details of our relationship.
The Design: We wanted the atmosphere at our reception at The Powel Crosley Estate to feel like you were dining al fresco in an Italian vineyard. We served all of the food family-style, had Bocce playing on the lawn, strung up cafe lights and had the wine pouring! We had lanterns, potted herbs, cork place card holders and burlap runners dressing the tables. The Powel Crosley was my dream wedding venue and a lot of my inspiration came from its beautiful house and grounds. One of my bridesmaids even created a hand-sketched drawing of the house which became the main design on our invitations.
The Look: My wedding dress was much more than I ever thought I would have. I went in for a fitted gown and came out with a ball gown! But all my previous inspiration went out the window when this dress stole my heart with its pearl beaded bust and silk draping bottom. I felt incredibly glamorous! I love Kate Spade, so my bridesmaids surprised me the morning of the wedding with a pair of their mint colored heels with a gold bow! I loved that my bouquet was wrapped in a piece of my late-grandmother’s silk scarf which my cousins have started passing down for each of our wedding bouquets. My bridesmaids wore long navy dresses made by b2. They carried baby’s breath bouquets and my great grandmother’s Spanish fans.
The Moments: I think my favorite part of the day was reciting our vows during our ceremony. They were so romantic and personal and I could just feel this energy in the church. It was such a happy moment! There are a lot of things that stand out in my mind, but dancing into the night with our friends and family was so perfect and everything I wanted our wedding reception to be.
The Advice: If I was to give advice, I would say to focus on the things that are truly important to you. Don’t get caught up in the little details and focus on staying true to who you are as a couple. Oh, and that your mom is probably right about a lot of things!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Studio 222 Photography
Event Planner: Sarasota Wedding Gallery
Ceremony Venue: St. Martha’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Powel Crosley Estate
Videographer/Film Maker: Life’s Highlights
Officiant: Father John Cusick and Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Invitation Designer: Designed by one of my bridesmaids, printed by Kate’s Paperie
Catering: Milan Catering
Florist: Elegant Design Floral Art Studio
Cake: A Slice of Heaven
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bridal Accessories: Veil – Priscilla of Boston, Shoes – Kate Spade (Karolina Bow)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Dresses – b2 in Navy
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Jos. A. Bank
Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Jos. A. Bank
Hair – Jameca Harrington of Urban Blonde Salon
Makeup – Ana Molinari
DJ: Rubin Ervin
Transportation: School bus from Destiny Transportation
Favors: Scratch off Florida Lottery tickets
Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Rings: Engagement Ring – Jared, Wedding Bands – Blue Nile