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Red + French Blue Al Fresco Estate Wedding

For this couple who loves the outdoors, bringing a sense of natural elegance to their big day was an absolute must. Think sprawling blooms by Victoria Blooms Florals, perfectly crafted paper goods from A+P Designs, and al fresco dining in what felt like the coziest backyard setting. Justin DeMutiis is responsible for every stunning image, and Voila Cinematic captured the must-watch film.

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From the Groom… Leslie and I spend the majority of our time together outdoors. Whether we are enjoying the water or dining on our back porch under the café string lights, we just feel the best when we’re among nature. This was our main focus when choosing the perfect wedding venue. The day Leslie and I stumbled upon the Powel Crosley Estate we knew we didn’t need to look any further. The Crosley Mansion was the perfect blank canvas to create the“make yourself at home” feeling we wanted our guests to experience during our wedding.

We wanted a place where we could combine the simplicity of dining on our back porch under the stars with the sophisticated elegance of an exquisite affair. These two worlds joined as we became inspired by European lifestyle, Tuscan Al Fresco dining, naturally whimsical foliage, and the perfect amount of French blue hues. Together with my mom’s natural talent for decorating spaces, our visions of restored French furnishings, woven linen juxtaposed against natural wood, shades of rich berry florals, and a top-notch execution team, the wedding of my dreams unfolded before my eyes. Having all of our closest family and friends to enjoy it with was just the icing on the three-tiered wedding cake!

Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Videographer: Voila Cinematic | Event Planning: NK Productions | Floral Design: Victoria Blooms Florals | Wedding Dress: Custom Romona Keveza Gown | Cake: The Short Giraffe | Caterer: Michael's on East | Lighting: Affairs in the Air | Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies | Ceremony Music: Moeller Music | Bridesmaids Dress With Belt: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Dresses With Flower Applique: Dessy | Ceremony, Cocktail, Reception Site: Powel Crosley Estate | Gown Boutique: Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection | Hotel Blocks: Hyatt Regency | Linen: BBJ Linen | Makeup and Hair: Lasting Luxe | Menus Suits: Kenneth Cole | Paper Products: A+P Designs | Wedding Dress Belt And Veil : Romona Keveza | Wooden Farm Tables: Tuck Tables & Event Decor

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Hint of Glamour Powel Crosley Estate Wedding

This beautiful Bride’s favorite part of her Big Day was the first time she saw her dashing Groom, which so happens to be my favorite capture from Justin DeMutiis Photography. First looks make me gush with emotion and theirs? It’ll make you all warm and fuzzy inside. The rest of their 20′s-inspired fete, coordinated by Fabulously Chic Weddings, is striking to say the least.

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From the beautiful Bride… Our initial idea was a vintage style wedding which incorporated warm romantic candlelight with a speakeasy vibe, mixed with a nod to roaring 20s. The inspiration was derived from our favorite late night spots in New York City and love for all things antique & classic. Much to the help of Courtney, we were able to narrow down our focus and put all of our ideas together in a clear and concise platform which made for an amazing night!

Once we found our location at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida we knew we had the perfect location to build out our perfect wedding day. We rolled the dice on the weather and planned for an all outdoor wedding day, start to finish. We wanted our out of town guests to really feel why we love Florida – a nice mild November night in Florida was a welcomed escape for our New York travelers.

As the guests entered through the front door of the historic Powel Crosley Estate for the first time they saw the beautiful furniture from Wish Vintage Rentals that was set to the sides of the room with the candle-filled fireplace straight-ahead. The nostalgic estate, built in 1929, immediately takes you back in time and sets the vibe for what’s to come. Looking through the back doors to the patio, you are greeted with the amazing landscape of the Sarasota intracoastal and Longboat Key. After a heartfelt ceremony accompanied by a string trio, guests made their way to the gazebo situated on the back of the lawn, right on the water. As the extended cocktail hour, complete with jazz music from days past, came to an end, the sun set behind the Key and painted the sky in beautiful pink and orange arrays as our guests enjoyed the warm breeze. As the sunlight diminished behind the horizon the glimmer of an overabundance of candlelight sparkled off the long gold sequin table runners on the three parallel feasting tables set in the middle of the lawn. Black table cloths, five piece settings of gold flatware, gold charger plates topped with black center plates, gold chivari chairs… candlelight, speakeasy, roaring 20′s… and a touch of vintage. Our vision became a reality that was felt just as strongly as it was seen.

I think my absolute favorite detail was the lighting throughout the whole event. We knew from the start of wedding planning that we wanted cafe lights to be a large part of our decor. That was one the one detail that never changed during the planning process. Seeing the cafe lights with all of the candles, and the candlelight reflected off of the sequin table runners set the mood perfectly and just as beautiful as we had imagined and hoped it would be.

Our escort cards were old (mostly baby) pictures of all our guests. This was a surprise for everyone as we spent countless hours collecting pictures without anyone knowing. This was a labor of love but so worth the time and effort as our guests crowded around the tables smiling ear-to-ear. It was a traditionally simple task that we were able to have fun with.

The first look was my favorite part of the day. Seeing my soon to be husband for the first time was so emotional and surreal. I am so thankful to have done the first look. It helped to calm my nerves and gave us some personal time before the festivities began. I also was filled with joy when I took a moment to look around at the end of the night and found ourselves surrounded by all the people who came to celebrate this special day with us. The feeling of love was overwhelming.

Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Videography: Brandon Hilliard Films | Coordination: Fabulously Chic Weddings | Floral Design: Elegant Design | Wedding Dress: San Patrick Collection | Cake: Pastries By Design | Stationery: Dana Marino Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Mattisons | Hair And Makeup: Jess Waldrop | DJ: Your Event Matters | Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony Music: Vanderbilt Strings | Transportation: Sarasota Trolley | Wedding Venue: Powel Crosley Estate | Bridal Boutique: The White Gown | Gold Flatware: Party Time Rentals | Rentals: US Tent Rental | Vintage Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals

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Elegant Powel Crosley Estate & Museum Wedding

Every time the K&K Photography team sends some wedding love our way, we know we’re in for a treat. A soiree like this one, with a gorgeous marrying of lavender and chocolate brown, a glowing Bride who steals the show and all of the sweet moments layered in that are bound to make you gush and swoon with heartfelt emotion. See it all here.

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From the beautiful Bride…We got engaged in December 13′, found out we were pregnant in Feb 14′ and got married on June 28th. We had been together for 3 years prior to all of this but the pregnancy threw us for a loop! Oh, did I mention we moved houses in the beginning of June as well. Needless to say 2014 has been a year to remember! Leading up to the day of the wedding was non stop, I had never been so busy in my life before but I knew I had to keep my stress down due to a little bundle of joy growing in side of me. All of my vendors were amazing to work with and made the process very seamless. I think this day was particularly special because my husband, Chas, and I were not just making a commitment to each other that day but also to our baby. I think it really had hit me that we were getting married when Chas send me 2 dozen roses the morning of to my room saying he loved me and he couldn’t wait to be my husband. It was a day I will never forget.

Photography: K&K Photography | Planner: Elan Event Studio | Wedding Gown: Marisa | Cake: Chocolate PI | Ceremony: Logan Ertel | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Caterer: Puff N Stuff | Make Up: Luna | Hair: Ian Hensley | DJ: DJ Coro | Venue: Powel Crosley Estate & Museum | Decor/Floral: MMD Events | Video: Diamond View Studios

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Romantic Florida Wedding at Powel Crosley Estate

Ladies and gents, this Florida fête at the Powel Crosley Estate is one to behold. It beautifully blends classic styling with an utterly romantic vibe, with gorgeous florals and planning from One Fine Day Inc. that couldn’t be more perfect if they tried. Top it all off with a stunning black and gold color palette, and we are giving this gallery from Kallima Photograph one heck of a standing ovation.

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From Kallima PhotographyBianca and Giovanni took their wedding day and made it their own. A little bit classic, a lot romantic, with a theme centered around “xoxo” and a custom monogram for their day. The monogram showed up on all the paperie and banners. XOXO confetti spilled out of the invitation suite, and was scattered on top of most of the decor tables.

The Circle Room at the Powel Crosley provided the most gorgeous backdrop for Bianca to slip into her stunning lace Allure trumpet gown. Giovanni stayed classic in a black Vera Wang tux with the always stylish bow-tie.

Sarah at One Fine Day coordinated the entire day flawlessly, and also provided the gorgeous florals that enveloped the white tent for the reception. Whites, greens, blacks, crystal and sparkle. I loved the anemone’s in the bridesmaids bouquets, and the black and white striped accenting picture frames on the welcome table. Instax cameras were set out for guests to take photographs of themselves, and you could also write a note and hang them on a gold painted wood tree.

The dessert table was covered with a variety of yummy cupcakes, and succulents in vintage gold vases made the tables shimmer in the sunset light. The menu’s were simply white with black lettering, with a rosemary sprig accenting the top.

Bistro lights lit the dance floor under the stars, and heartfelt toasts didn’t leave a dry eye in the place. One toast especially by the best man, paid tribute and a moment of silence to Giovanni’s father who passed away unexpectedly within the year.

After hours of dancing and the dance floor was still going strong, McDonald’s cheeseburgers and hot Apple Pie’s arrived for guests to refuel..it was literally the best idea ever. For the exit, the bride and groom ran through a shower of rose petals while the best man followed behind them with a boom-box playing their favorite tune. All in all, a completely magical and personal event.

Photography: Kallima Photography | Coordination: One Fine Day Inc. | Florist: One Fine Day Inc. | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Ceremony Venue: Powel Crosley Estate | Reception Venue: Powel Crosley Estate | Catering: Simply Gourmet Caterers | DJ: Dj James King | Grooms Attire: Vera Wang | Ceremony Music: Dillingham Quartet | Bride Shoe: Badgley Mischka | Inviations: Bianca Conigliaro (the Bride) - Bianca.conigliaro@gmail.com

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Chic Sarasota, FL Wedding at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

I’ve professed my love for  Justin DeMutiis a time or two on this site, and really, how can you blame me when he sends weddings like this botanical beauty our way. Captured in a way that feels like pure magic, every image sitting in this gallery makes my heart beat a bit faster, and you can see them all here.


From The Bride…Our wedding took place on a beautiful spring day (March 1, 2014) in Sarasota, Florida in a plush, green botanical garden. It was the most magical day – it almost seemed as if the heaven’s were shining down on us. The weather was absolutely perfect – 78 degrees, with zero humidity, and lots of sunshine. You could smell the aroma of blooming flowers all around the gardens. There was a light breeze that kept our guest cool, and made my veil dance as I walked down the aisle with my father, which was one of the most anticipated, and memorable, walks of my life. Our ceremony was very emotional and full of love. There were lots of laughs, and happy tears. My mom, sister and I put together almost all of our decorations, including the homemade burlap/lace tablecloth overlays on each reception table. It was the epitome of southern elegance. I had a unique charm attached to my bouquet of my Mema (Dad’s mom) who passed away nearly 20 years ago. My brother surprised me by playing the guitar and singing a slow country song at the beginning of our reception. It was one of the most touching experiences of my life…I’ll never forget it. My husband and I, who have been together for 6 years, were SO happy to share this perfect day with our friends and family. We had known every single person in our bridal party for at least 10 years. They all hold a special place in our lives. Our guests continue to talk about how awesome our wedding day was, and we couldn’t agree more!

Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Wedding Planner: Simply Sophisticated/Caitlen Murrell | Florist: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio | Wedding Dress: Brides By Demetrios | Bride's Shoes: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Mattison's Catering | Makeup Artist: Femme Akoi/Christine Wheaton | Hair Stylist: D Retro Salon Spa/Angela Thomas | DJ: Black Tie DJs | Transportation: Diplomat Transportation | Botanical Garden: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Ceremony Music/Guitarist: Dean Miller

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