Elegant Powel Crosley Wedding with Whimsical Details

December 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Elegant Powel Crosley Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photographer

How do we describe Alison and Dom’s wedding day? It would be easy to call it beautiful because it certainly was all of that with its gorgeous setting at the Powel Crosley Estate, the blush colored roses, gardenias and a couple deeply in love. The word whimsical comes to mind when we remember the bronzed flamingos tucked into the floral arrangements and the ones scattered about the lawn, guiding wedding guests along the way. We could toss in words like elegant, romantic, or warm to describe this wedding. Yet somehow we always circle back to the word heartfelt. 


Heartfelt because every moment teemed with genuine love and we not only witnessed it, we felt it. Alison and Dom, thank you for inviting us to document your beautiful wedding. You and your families were beyond welcoming and gracious. May your lives together be full of heartfelt joy and happiness.


Venue: Powel Crosley Estate

Bride's Gown: CC's Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids dresses: White House | Black Market

Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Keisha

Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Jos A. Bank Clothiers

Florist: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio

Catering: Sarasota Catering Company

Officiant: A Wedding with Grace

DJ: Celebrations 24


An exterior view of the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, FL.Powel Crosley Estate

Bronzed flamingos dotted the pathways, guiding guests to the festivities while adding a bit of Florida whimsy to the day.

Bronzed flamingos added a whimsical, old Florida touch to this welcome sign at Alison and Dom's wedding.Wedding welcome sign with flamingos

Detailed photo of a bridal gown at the Powel Crosley Estate taken by Rising Lotus Photography.Bridal Gown at Powel Crosley Estate. The nautical details, starting with the invitation suite, were inspired by Alison and Dom's beach engagement.

Nautical themed wedding invitation papergoods for a ceremony held at the Powel Crosley Estate.Nautical wedding invitation stationery for Powel Crosley wedding

Floral arrangements of blush roses, ranunculus, gardenias and succulents are such a pretty palette for a wedding. The flowers smelled incredible.

A photo of the bride's accessories and her bouquet which consisted of blush roses, gardenias, ranunculas and succulents.Bridal bouquet and jewelry accessories

Alison created a keepsake for each of her parents, making this mother-daughter moment even more special.

Alison crafted this handkerchief as a keepsake for her mom on her wedding day.Bride giving mom a gift

Alison gets help from her bridesmaids before her wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Bride with bridesmaids at Powel Crosley

Alison was an exquisite bride and such a delight to be around. Her classic style and simple updo were so lovely.

Lovely Alison poses for her bridal portraits before her wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Gorgeous bride at Powel Crosely Estate Oh, the look on her dad's face...  Heartwarming moments like this one filled the entire day.

An emotional moment when the father of the bride sees her for the first time.Bride and her dad on her wedding day

Alison crafted a handkerchief keepsake for her dad on her wedding day.Bride giving dad a gift

Portraits of Alison and her dad in the Ship Room at the Powel Crosley Estate.Bride with dad and bridesmaid in the Ship Room

Dom opens a gift from his bride before his wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Groom gets gift from bride It's a privilege when couples trust us enough to be open and carefree while we photograph them with their loved ones, resulting in these genuine moments.

Dom has a cute moment with his mother before his wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Groom and his mom at Powel Crosley

Dom gets a big hug from his dad prior to his wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Cute Groom and his father hugging on wedding day

Dom got some lighthearted teasing thanks to his brothers who looked sharp in their seersucker suits.

Dom and his brother hug it out in the Powel Crosley Estate's Ship Room prior to the wedding ceremonyGroom hugs brother at Powel Crosley Estate

How fun are those flamingo details on the bow ties and pocket squares?

Groomsmen at the Powel Crosley Estate wedding wore seersucker suits and sported bow ties with flamingo accentsDapper Groom and groomsman at Powel Crosley

Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio did a lovely job, especially with this wooden cross wrapped in vines and flowers.

Ceremony details for this Powel Crosely wedding included a flower draped cross.Flower draped wooden cross

Alison's dad escorts her to her wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Bride and father heading to wedding

The ceremony had to be moved indoors because of a rainstorm but Dom said having their family and guests closer by made it a more intimate experience.

Alison and Dom's elegant wedding ceremony at the Powel Crosley Estate moved indoors due to a rainstorm.Elegant Wedding Ceremony at Powel Crosley Estate

Sealed with a kiss!

A passionate kiss sealed Alison and Dom's marriage as her parents looked on with big smiles.Passionate kiss after wedding vows

So often it's the little moments, like this one between Alison and her twin sister, that stay with you forever.

A beautiful moment between a bride and her twin sister minutes after her wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate.Bride with her twin sister

The wedding party were stylish in blue and fun to photograph.

The wedding party gathered for photos beneath the banyan tree at the Powel Crosley Estate.Stylish wedding party beneath banyan tree

One of our favorite parts of the wedding day is when we get time alone with our couples for newlywed portraits. It's so great to see them enjoying these first moments of being married.

Alison and Dom take a stroll and sneak in a sweet kiss after their wedding at the Powel Crosley EstateBeautiful newlyweds kissing outside

Newlyweds Alison and Dom all sweet and romantic beneath the banyan tree at the Powel Crosley Estate.Romantic newlyweds embrace beneath banyan tree

Newlyweds Alison and Dom have a quiet moment together outside of the Powel Crosley Estate.Elegant newlyweds walking outside Powel Crosley estate


The flamingos are back this time they're tucked into the tabletop floral arrangements! Love the anchor cake topper.

Wedding details followed a blush color palette with nautical accents and bronzed flamingos.Nautical wedding cake and flamingo flower arrangements Newlyweds Alison and Dom cut and sample their wedding cake.Cute newlyweds cutting cake

Party time!

Rising Lotus Photography captured newlyweds and their guests dancing and having fun during the wedding reception.Fun wedding reception dance at Powel Crosley Estate.

Newlyweds and their guests dance and have a great time during the wedding reception at Powel Crosley estate.Wedding reception parent dance

Cheers from friends and family was a beautiful end to the evening.

Friends cheer on Alison and Dom with ribbons during their grand wedding exit.Fun Newlyweds grand exit


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