Picture this: you’re walking down the aisle of your lakeside Mediterranean-style venue to meet the love of your life awaiting beneath an arch of white blooms and greenery. You look back to your 230 smiling guests there to celebrate you at the most elegant historic Powel Crosley Estate wedding. This was Leanne and Cory’s dream wedding come to life.
With an all-white color palette and classic fashion, the couple curated a memorable day that effortlessly brought everyone together. The bride was stunning in a chic long-sleeve gown with satin button details while the groom rocked a black and white suit. Guests dined by the water at round tables decorated with gold details and white florals beneath cozy cafe lights. Toasts and first dances were held early in the reception to allow the newlyweds to rest and relax with their loved ones as the evening closed out.
If your wedding style is simple elegance, keep scrolling to grab more inspiration from these stunning images captured by Junebug photographer Grace Torres.
Leane and Cory
The Powel Crosley, Florida, United States
What Was Most Important To You When Planning Your Wedding?
Spending time with our family & friends was most important to us when planning our timeline/day-of schedule. That’s why we decided to do a first look in order to get the majority of bridal party photos done before guests arrive. We also decided to move up our first dances & toasts to earlier in the day so our two best men, the maid of honor & the father of the bride could relax, unwind & enjoy the rest of the evening.
What Was The Most Memorable Part Of Your Wedding Day?
Our first look was the most memorable part of the day for us. It gave us some much-needed privacy before the ceremony & allowed us to get a majority of our photos done before guests arrived. We were able to join our friends & family during cocktail hour, but most importantly it was nice to just have a moment of calmness before our big day.
How Did You Choose Your Venue?
When searching for the perfect venue, we were hoping to find an elegant space with a lot of character (so we wouldn’t have to bring in much decor) & a place big enough to accommodate our 230+ guest list. The Powel Crosley Estate was the first venue we toured & nothing could compare to the historic, Mediterranean-style architecture & effortless beauty of the main lawn.
Any Wedding Planning Advice You’d Like To Share?
Our advice would be to try & enjoy every step of the process. Early on, finding out every little detail that goes into planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when others start sharing their opinions – but don’t lose sight of the fact that it’s YOUR special day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Grace Torres
Ceremony + Reception Venue – The Powel Crosley
Floral Design – Style in Blooms
Catering + Rentals – Milan Catering and Event Design
DJ – Total Entertainment by Matt Winter (DJ NT)
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist – Brides by Kelly Anne + Co
Wedding Dress – Calvet Couture Bridal
Bride’s Party Apparel – Anthropologie/BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Jos A Bank
Transportation – Sarasota(Siesta) Trolley & Transportation, LLC
Favors – Sycamore Studios Co.
Congratulations to Leanne and Cory on their dreamy Powel Crosley Estate wedding. And a big thank you to Junebug photographer Grace Torres for capturing every magical moment modern couples will use as an influence for their celebrations. To see more of Grace’s incredible work, be sure to check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!
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