Ryann and Brian were the perfect grand finale to my 2019 wedding season. These two beautiful people flew me to Sarasota, Florida for their unforgettable wedding week. The festivities started on a Wednesday evening where they had their rehearsal dinner oceanside at The Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island. My second shooter and I tagged along so that we could capture some wedding-eve photos of the two of them on the beach. We knew the agenda for their wedding day and due to the location of events, none of the photos were going to take place on the beach. So we knew we wanted to capture photos of the two of them with the gorgeous white gulf sand while we could. I LOVE how these photos of them turned out – more beach engagements, please!
The next day they tied the knot at one of the most romantic venues I’ve ever been to, the Powel Crosley Estate. What a dream their entire day was! We started off on Anna Maria Island at two vacation homes – one house with the ladies and the other house the men. Rooftop champagne pop?! Perfect way to start the day! The bridal party then took a charming trolly to the venue where the ceremony and reception both took place outdoors. Humid weather and abundant sunshine made for memorable wedding-day weather. Especially for a group of Minnesotans in November! Aside from the obvious beauty of the couple and their bridal party, there was SO much meaning and depth built into their wedding plans. Ryann had her grandmothers serving as her flower girls, Brian had his dad stand at the altar as a groomsman, and family and friends were the essence of every aspect of their day.
The day ended with an epic dance party under draping twinkle lights (shoutout to their DJ, Sol Productions, who brought along glow party supplies and a fog machine!), and the most charming ice cream truck parked on the lawn. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Anderson! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!
Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Flower Wall: Lavish Events & Design
Florals: Ivy & Vine
DJ: Sol Productions
Musician: Tom Sartori
Dessert: Clara Rose Ice Cream
Wedding Planner: “I Dew” Events
Brides Dress Boutique: Che Bella
Brides Dress: Pronovias
Grooms Attire: Atmosfere
Rings: J.B. Hudson
Videographer: Vow & Venture Films
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair & Makeup