Elegant Blush Beach Wedding at Tortuga Inn Anna Maria Island

Ron & Lori’s wedding was a love story a long time in the works. They hired us from their home in Ohio to plan a blush and sea glass colored, family centered weekend to celebrate the blending of their 2 families … Continue reading

Steam Punk Powel Crosley Wedding

Dustin & Becca are not your average couple. They like different. When we met to start planning their December wedding, they had the Powel Crosley and Coconut Coast Catering booked, but not much else. They knew they liked purple, grey and black, and they need they wanted steampunk influences. We got to work making that dream come true!
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What resulted was a stunning combination of elegance and offbeat. Gorgeous candelabra centerpieces and purple linens gave a haunting gothic feel to the event, and the grounds of the Powel Crosley provided a breathtaking backdrop.
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Becca is an artist, who makes pieces out of animal skeletons, so of course we had to incorporate some skulls. Small decorative skulls adored the sweetheart table, and Alla of Cake Zone even made sugar skulls for the cake!
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All Event Rental provided gorgeous black chiavari chairs, and strung cafe lights above the ceremony space/dance floor, adding some goth couture vibe! Rev. Botschner had a  customized ceremony, and they even painted a heart as a joining ceremony to symbolize their love for the arts!
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Once dinner was done, and Brian got the party started, Dustin’s sister had a big surprise! From the balcony came the first lines of Like a Virgin, and who do we see? Beneva Fruitville, Sarasota’s star drag queen making her way down the stairs!! Becca & Dustin LOVE Beneva Fruitville and Drag Queen Bingo, and Dustin’s sister had hired her as a surprise. She sang and danced with the couple, much to their delight and the amusement of their guests, then stayed to enjoy the party! Our team even got up and danced!
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Sarasota Wedding Venue- Powel Crosley Estate
Sarasota Wedding Planner- Southern Elegance Events
Sarasota Wedding Photographer- Jillian Joseph Photography
Sarasota Wedding Catering- Coconut Coast Catering
Sarasota Wedding Rentals and Florals- All Event Rental
Sarasota Wedding DJ and Lighting- Iyrus Entertainment – Brian Jalpert
Sarasota Wedding Cake- The Cake Zone
Sarasota Wedding Hair & Make Up- Ana Molinari on Location
Sarasota Entertainment- Beneva Fruitville
Sarasota Wedding Officiant-  Markus Botschner  941-223-5971