Monday, November 29, 2010

Larissa and Derek's Vintage Glam Wedding

Larissa and Derek were married on Sunday, Nov. 21st at the Powell Crosley Mansion in Sarasota. After all of the love and hard work Larissa, Derek, and Larissa's mom put into the planning of this event, I was so happy to help their visions come to fruition. The couple's love of travel inspired them to create a European-influenced motif with an Eiffel Tower ice sculpture and vintage French postcard table numbers.

The marriage ceremony was performed by the bride's uncle and Bella Musica performed beautifully during both the ceremony and the cocktail hour. There is something so romantic about live music at a wedding ceremony - I think it's such a nice touch and Eric Nordstrom and his musicians did a wonderful job.
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed a cocktail under the pavillion during a sunset on Sarasota bay, and then continued inside the mansion for the reception. Delectables provided the delicious dinner of which guests raved about and the vintage-inspired black and white cake was made by Publix. The tall and low bright fuschia and white centerpieces and florals were all designed by DD's Blooms.
A highlight of the evening was definitely during dinner, when the groom surprised his bride by serenading her karaoke-style with Luther Vandross' "Here and Now" that the guests loved.
After the reception, guests returned to the terrace for a ton of dancing to the music of DJ Frank Diaz. All of the amazing moments were captured by the talented Jerry McGaghey and his second shooter, Tina. Videography was done by Always In Memory. I can't wait to see the pro photos and video, but for now here are a few non-professional photos...

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