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Graham & Lisa – College Hall Wedding

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Lisa and Graham, Married last month at College Hall – here in Sarasota on the New College Campus.  What a beautiful day for a close friends and family only garden style wedding.

Lisa & Graham College Hall Wedding


Chandelier and Cake


The Perfect Settings


spiral seating arrangements

wedding details

garden style cake and favors


patient groom

here comes the bride

bridal details

bride and groom leaving college hall

the flower girl


dad and daughter

hello lisa

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hidden kiss

flower girl shoes

dress details

super sweet

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Under the Veil


the family

back of dress

Lisa and Graham

College Hall Wedding

College Hall Wedding

College Hall Wedding

the rings

first dance

first dance

Groom and Mom

Groom and daughter

All dance

Wedding Rings

College Hall Wedding – Night shot

The Perfect Settings!  Just amazing decor.

Simply Gourmet:  Delicious and gorgeous food prep.

DJ – Jonathan Cortez, The JAC of All Trades:


Wedding on the Bay

Monday, October 11th, 2010

A beautiful wedding by Sarasota Bay at a private location. Ray and Pete met at New College and after being married in spirit for several years decided to make it official and gave all of their many friends a chance to join them for a celebration.

The Ceremony Performed under a Bamboo Huppah

We Made It!
Everyone on the beach
Wedding guests listening to the evenings entertainment.

Crosley Estate Wedding

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

This Years favorite Pick for a Sarasota venue is the stunning Powel Crosley Mansion!


The estate features the graceful styling and architecture of a bygone era and yet has all the modern amenities that make for a successful staging of almost any event. Near the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, the Powel Crosley Estate sits on Sarasota Bay just south of the new University of South Florida campus on North Tamiami Trail/US 41. The address of the Crosley Estate is

One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  It is one-half mile north of the University Parkway and US 41 intersection. University Parkway is exit # 213 off Interstate 75.


The Crosley Estate offers plenty of free on-site parking. Handicap accessible parking is available.

I have never seen a more magical venue for a wedding. A beautiful, Mediterranean style mansion right on Sarasota Bay. Dancing under the stars. It is absolutely gorgeous at the Crosley. The architectural details are seemingly endless and one of the best things about the

Crosley is that the whole place could be “yours” for the day. Not a random swimmer or wandering tourist will be in sight. The perfect venue for a historical and old Spanish colonial ambiance. It is the mix of antique and tropical that you might bedreaming of.

If you’re looking for a venue that is classic, and original than look no further than the Crosley Estate. Photography opportunity at the Crosley – every time you turn the corner or enter another of the amazing rooms in the Crosley Estate, you see another creative photo in the making. If Photo opportunities are important to you – this is one our top choices for a classy, sophisticated wedding!


Longboat Key Florida; a quiet elopement

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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Without much of the stigma it once held, elopement marriage is rising in popularity among budget-conscious couples.  Adele and Clark decided to get married on their own terms!  The focus was on the couple and their wishes—not on the extravagant extras, which can be costly. However, in the same way a traditional bride and groom select the wardrobe, flowers, food and music that best suit them, a unique venue can make an elopement memorable. Lucky for us, the Sarasota area is so centrally located that there are several world-class elopement destinations nearby.  The city, hotels, parks and as Adele and Clark chose, the beach!  With a few surprises and an abandoned house around the corner.  See more of the photographs in the “pages” section to the right.

For Elopement and Destination Packages, I recommend working with Sand Petal Weddings:

Selby Gardens Wedding

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Selby Gardens – A beautiful spot in Sarasota for a wedding – with its beautiful tropical and subtropical backgrounds, bayfront access looking over Sarasota .  Sometimes the big question about your wedding is where in Selby Gardens should I have my wedding?  Weddings may be held anywhere on the grounds, from the broad expanse of the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavillion to under the lush foliage of the banyan trees, to the tranquil and beautiful area beside Sarasota Bay. Here are some samples from a few weddings held there:

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Bridal Walk


couple in tree

Banyon Tree






Bride in Selby Mansion

Wedding Party Selby Gardens

With its beautiful tropical and subtropical plants, serene sunsets over Sarasota Bay, and its proximity to downtown Sarasota, Selby Gardens has become a favorite location for weddings. For brides and grooms, the most difficult decision is not whether to have their wedding at Selby Gardens, but rather where in the Gardens to have the wedding.

Summer Discounts: Hold your wedding and/or reception at the gardens during the months of June, July, August and September and receive 25% off the total rental.

Friday and Sunday Discounts: Hold your wedding and/or reception at the Gardens and receive a 20% discount off of the entire rental.


Wedding Options

Weddings may be held anywhere on the grounds. The most popular areas are the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavilion and the Bayside Oak adjacent to the Mansion. Other areas include the Great Room by the Bay and the Mansion Museum.

Indoor receptions are generally held in the Great Room by the Bay and the Mansion. The Great Room by the Bay is a 3,600 square-foot room and it has 60-feet of glass windows facing west for spectacular bay and sunset views. It seats approximately 175 persons at round dinner tables or up to 250 people theater style. The Mansion will accommodate 45 guests for a sit down dinner or up to 75 for a cocktail reception.

Duration of Events

The following time periods are provided as part of the contract the day of your event unless previously approved by a Selby Gardens Manager.

  • Set up time (Receptions; 3 hours, Wedding Ceremony; 1 hour)
  • Wedding Rehearsals, 1 hour maximum
  • Wedding Ceremony, guest arrival to departure, 2 hours
  • Receptions, Parties, Dinners, etc., as noted on your contract
  • Dressing Rooms (if available after 3:00 p.m.), 2 hours prior to ceremony until 1 hour following ceremony
  • Cleanup, removal of decorations, caterer clean up, etc., 1 hour