Teal and Coral Sarasota Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photography

When we first met Chelsey, we hoped she would book us. Her smile alone makes you want to be around her and her energy was enveloping. When she let us know that she was booking us, we were ecstatic! After photographing and filming a wedding at The Resort at Longboat Key Club in the spring, we were happy to hear that Chelsey and Brian also chose this venue. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, with it’s beautiful green grounds and towering trees, makes for the most beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. We were really looking forward to returning to this venue to photograph their wedding.

After meeting Brian at the engagement session at the St. Pete Marina, we knew that their big day was not only going to be a fun wedding, but certainly one that was fun to capture. Their love for each other, and exciting personalities made it easy. When the big day finally arrived and all was done, it completely satisfied and exceeded my expectations.

The day was perfect: Perfect weather, fun wedding party, smiles from ear to ear all day long. With The Resort at Longboat Key Club as the setting, it made for the most beautiful photos. From the beach, walls of green bushes, and tall gorgeous trees, you can not go wrong with this property. But don’t take my word for it, browse the photos below and you’ll see that the photos speak for themselves.

By the day’s end, Chelsey was grabbing 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. We feel so honored that we were chosen for this great day!
















How the Bride Chose Her Wedding Colors
My FAVORITE color is teal, so this color was very dominant from the bridesmaids dresses, to the teal vases and accents around the room.




The Proposal
Chelsey and Brian traveled to the Windy City for a summer vacation. It was Chelsey’s birthday weekend. They spent the first day exploring the city, beginning with an architectural boat tour, walking through Millennium Park and the Bean, checking out a couple rooftop bars and eating Portillo’s Italian Beef sandwiches.

Later in the evening, on a warm summer night, Brian took Chelsey to the Navy Pier. At the top of the ferris wheel, while overlooking the city and the sunset, Brian got down on one knee, and popped the question. It was perfect! Chelsey was so overwhelmed with joy and excitement, she happily accepted his proposal. “The weekend was so much fun,” Chelsey reminisces, “It started with a proposal and ended with birthday celebrations!”

See their Engagement Session: Marina Engagement Session | Downtown St. Pete, Florida






Why They Chose Longboat Key Club Resort for their Wedding
We live in St. Pete. We chose Longboat Key for our wedding location because it was something different from the beaches in Pinellas, but still close enough to home. Longboat Key Club and the resort are absolutely beautiful! We fell in love with the venue when we first saw it!













See Part 2 of their wedding story: Teal and Coral Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club & Resort Part 2
See their Engagement Session: Marina Engagement Session | Downtown St. Pete, Florida

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

Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando wedding photography and cinematic wedding video:
Castorina Photography and Films is a St. Petersburg based, on location studio. Our wedding photography and cinematography clients enjoy a relaxed environment where they can be themselves as we do our best to relieve any stress from the wedding day. We have serviced clients in Cancun Mexico, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and other areas of Italy, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota and many other locations in the United States.

Service information:
Castorina Photography and Films offers on location photography and cinematic wedding films for wedding, portrait, family, engagement, and Bridal sessions.