Raquel + Brendan Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

Raquel + Brendan met on Tinder (yay modern technology!) and went on their first date on August 11th, 2017 and have been inseparable ever since. You know that feeling when you truly believe you’ve know each other for ages? Yeah… that happened instantly. They love being around each and they are not ashamed to say, they love each other quirkiness! They enjoy traveling, going to the movies, trying new places to eat, cooking together, and relaxing at home together.
Brendan made the bold move of proposing to Raquel at the ever romantic Ca' D'Zan Museum in Sarasota, Florida. He even bought out the tour so he could propose in the Great Hall. So selecting Powel Crosley Estate was no brainer as it resembles the Ca' D'Zan Museum where Brendan proposed.
Their wedding day was romantic and elegant yet non-traditional. The classic neutral colors with the boldness and pop of burgundy and fuchsia was pure (beautiful) drama.
We loved being part of their “I Do’s” and it always an honor to be able to capture such special moments.
Raquel + Brendan we wish you both nothing but the best and may you always find beauty in each other.
Live boldly!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal 
Cake | A Slice of Heaven  
Caterer | Sarasota Catering Company 
Ceremony | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | Black Tie DJ’s  
Florist | What Really Matters, Inc. 
Hair Stylist | Brides by Kelly Anne  
Invitations | Shutterfly  
Make-Up Artist | Brides by Kelly Anne  
Reception | Powel Crosley Estate
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal  

Katie + Giorgio Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

In September 2010, Giorgio's fraternity was hosting an event. After the event ended, there was an after party that Giorgio was going to. Katie also ended up going to this same party through some mutual friends. Later on that night, they met and it was history since.

The two officially started dating on November 12, 2010. Giorgio had invited Katie to join him in Marco Island for the weekend. He had also arranged to have dinner at Da Vinci's and then to watch the Sunset at Resident's Beach. On the beach Giorgio officially asked Katie to be his girlfriend.

Katie was just finishing up her last couple of weeks of nursing school. For the longest time, She was told they were going to go to Marco Island that weekend. Unfortunately, Katie had to cancel the plans last minute. Little did she know, Giorgio had planned to propose that weekend on April 29, 2017. Giorgio quickly figured out a backup plan. That week, Katie had officially received her first job offer as a registered nurse. Giorgio took this opportunity to plan something and told her they were going out to dinner to celebrate the new job.

That Friday before dinner, Giorgio told Katie to go to the mall and he would buy an outfit for her for dinner the next day. On the way to dinner, Giorgio told Katie they were going to some cool place for drinks. They went to Oystercatchers, which is right on the water in Tampa. Both of them ordered drinks at the bar and then Giorgio stated he wanted to go outside. Before going outside he "went to the bathroom" aka gave his phone to the hostess to take pictures. Little did Katie know, Giorgio had gone to Osytercathces the day prior to tip the hostess and to take pictures the following day.

Katie was so confused as to why Giorgio wanted to go outside especially since it was the first hottest and most humid day of the season (about 95 degrees out). He said “come here I want to show you the view”.

As they were walking to the water, Katie could not even figure out what was happening until She turned her head and Giorgio was on one knee asking marry Katie!!!

What an amazing day we had with Katie and Giorgio in mid March 2019. Their ceremony and reception was fully decorated with floral and green foliage. Katie wore a stunning gown that made her look spectacular. Giorgio wore a blue suit that made him look sharp. The two said their I-Do’s at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota FL. It was a great wedding day for the two fully of laughter and dancing. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | Showmeyourmumu
Cake | Olympia Catering
Caterer | Olympia Catering
Ceremony Site | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | DJ Cory Barron
Event Planner | Kimberly Hensley Events
Hair Stylist | Style Hair & Make up
Make-up Artist | Style Hair & Make up
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley Estate
Videographer | Tampaniac Pictures
Wedding Gown | The Bride

Clara + Abraham Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

Clara and Abe met in Kindergarten where they played and picked on one another. During the school year Abe’s mother had a parent teacher conference where it was brought up that there was a little girl that he always played with. Their teacher said to Abe’s mother “I wouldn’t be surprised if these two get married one day”… and here we are!  

Even though they did meet in Kindergarten, Abe and Clara didn’t date while in school. They both liked each other but didn’t have the courage to say it to one another. It wasn’t until four years after high school that they started talking and eventually dating.

Abe proposed to Clara at midnight on New Years Eve, she said yes, and they began the 2018 New Year even more in love as a newly engaged couple! They love spending time together watching movies, exercising, cooking, hiking, and making each other laugh. 

During Clara and Abe’s wedding their family surrounded them with so much positivity, love, and light. You could feel the absolute joy and happiness in the room. I am so genuinely happy for this couple and their family and I am so lucky to have witnessed their love for one another.

Congratulations Clara + Abe on your greatest adventure and living #HappilyEverHerrera!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Keyont’e Howard

Cake | Milan Catering & Event Design
Caterer | Milan Catering & Event Design
Ceremony Site | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. | James King
Event Planner | Milan Catering & Event Design | Anastasia Taylor
Florist | Oneco Florist | Kathy
Hair Stylist | Bride
Invitations | Vista Print
Make-up Artist | Bride
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley Estate 
Wedding Gown | Something Blue Bridal Boutique

Amanda + Joseph Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

Amanda and Joseph met a little over 6 years ago while living in Chicago. Amanda fell in love with Joe’s kindness, humor and how well he would take care of her. While on a trip in Europe, Joe proposed to Amanda and she said yes! Together, they enjoy traveling and collage football. Their sense of humor is perfect for each other and keep their relationship at its best.

Amanda and Joe had a beautiful ceremony at the Powel Crosley Estate, on the patio of the estate. Friends and family gathered to witness Amanda join the hands of the love of her life. As she walked down the aisle, both Amanda and Joe had the biggest smiles - they were so happy to see each other! After the sweet ceremony, Amanda and Joe joined their guests in a tent fully decorated with hanging lights, travel-themed center pieces and beautiful floral arrangements. They danced and celebrated the night way!

Congratulations to the newly weds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Publix
Caterer | Milan Catering
Ceremony Site |  Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | Grant Hemond
Event Planner | Milan Catering
Florist | Flowers by Fudgie
Hair Stylist | Lilis Wedding
Make-up Artist | Lilis Wedding
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley Estate
Wedding Gown | CC's Bridal


ALYSSA AND HUNTER FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | POWEL CROSLEY ESTATE | SARASOTA, FL

Alyssa and Hunter were so amazing to work with on their wedding day.  Choosing to have their special day at the beautiful and amazing Powel Crosley Estate which is nestled right in Sarasota and sits on the water.  Their ceremony was so beautiful set in front of the pavilion with the oak trees creating a canopy over head with the late afternoon sunlight coming through right above the couple as they said their vows to each other.  After the ceremony we were able to get so many great pictures with family, wedding party and bride and groom all over the property.

The bride and groom entered their party by descending the beautiful staircase of the Powel Crosley onto the dance floor to share their first dance as husband and wife.  The sun set beautifully behind them, across the water, as they danced with each other and then Alyssa with her father and Hunter with his mother.  Such a beautiful scene with the lights draped above them and the glow of the sun setting behind them.

The dinner tables were set up in the main room of the house, with candles and beautiful center pieces and flowers, it made for a cozy, romantic dinner ambiance.  They served family style meals, of shrimp, chicken, rice, veggies and more… which I thought was a wonderful way for their guests to enjoy a meal together.

While the guests enjoyed their dinner, the best man, maid of honor and the father of the bride all gave wonderful speeches, then the dancing started, the cake was cut and the bride and groom along with their family and closest friends danced the night away under the stars!

Congratulations Alyssa and Hunter!!

Lead Photographer | Christi Curtis
Associate Photographer | Stephanie Duffany

Band/DJ | Jonathon Cortez
Cake | Cakes by Ron
Caterer | Milan
Ceremony Site | Powel Crosley
Event Planner | Sarasota Wedding Gallery
Florist | Wonderland Florist
Hair Stylist | Heather Herman
Invitations | Paperless Invites
Officiant | A Wedding With Grace
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley
Videographer | Rod Baker
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal
Rings | International Diamond Center, Tampa | Jake Peterson