Bright blue skies, the sound of the ocean waves flowing behind them, and being surrounded by family and friends made Brian and Chelsey’s wedding day perfect. Chelsey was so happy seeing elements of her favorite color, teal, which also stood out brightly in front of the beach setting. Her wedding colors of teal and coral also provided a nice accent to her beautiful white dress, which flowed beautifully as she moved.
It was all that they had hoped for, a tropical evening wedding, surrounded by vibrant colors: teals, corals, pinks, and orange. The candles and twinkle lights lit the reception and really set the mood. Having their wedding on a Friday enabled them to continue the celebrations on Saturday as well. “We had a beach day with all our friends and family and even had our DJ bring his DJ beach cart to the beach the next day,” bride Chelsey shares, “It was not only the best day ever, but the best weekend ever!”
Most Memorable Moments
Our first look, walking down the aisle, getting announced and our best man/maid-of-honor speeches. Seriously though, every moment was amazing! [We really loved] just having everyone there to support our love and marriage.
A Reception Everyone Could Enjoy
“We had an awesome dance party and I even sang karaoke at my own wedding!” bride Chelsey reminisces, “We love food, so we made sure the food was absolutely delicious from the passed hors d’oeuvres to the steak and grouper entrees.”
Everyone got on the dance floor to have a good time. Chelsey made sure of it. She even grabbed us to get on the dance floor and take photos. She made us feel like family. Not all weddings make you leave feeling like you want to stay and party, but this one definitely did!
Bride Explains Why They Choose Castorina Photography and Films
[We were looking for] someone we could connect to. There were so many photographers [we saw], but I really connected with Marilyn. She is so personable! [Plus,] Marilyn’s photography and art pieces…were stunning! Marilyn and her team at Castorina Photography and Films were amazing to work with. She was so professional and sweet. By the end of the day, I felt like they were a part of my family. I have tons of photos that I absolutely love! I highly recommend Castorina Photography!!!
See their Engagement Session: Marina Engagement Session | Downtown St. Pete, Florida
See Part 1 of their wedding story: Teal and Coral Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club & Resort Part 1
Wedding Photoshoot Locations
Brian and Chelsey’s wedding was photographed on location at The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Florida. The bride and groom got ready for their wedding at the resort. The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Harborside Ballroom.
Venues: Resort at Longboat Key Club | Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films | Coordinator/Planner: Karin Beaudry at Confetti Events | Florist: Green Bench Flowers | Caterer: Resort at Longboat Key Club | Rentals: Affairs in the Air | Cake: Cakes By Ron | Transportation: Troller | DJ: DJ Rob Bryia | Officiant: Pastor Tim Erlich | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal | Groomsmen Attire: The Men’s Wearhouse | Wedding Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi
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