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Bradenton and Sarasota Weddings
Wedding Photographers Sarasota at Powel Crosley Estate, Selby Gardens, Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast, South FL Museum, Mixon’s in the Grove, Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key Beach, and more
Sarasota and Manatee Counties have something for every bride. From the marble columns of the Ringling Museum to an orange grove, to the pristine white sandy beaches of Siesta Key. Our wedding Photographers Sarasota gallery, shows images the areas most popular wedding venues.
We begin our wedding photographers Sarasota tour (which includes Bradenton & Palmetto) at the Powel Crosley Estate located near the New College Campus on the border of Sarasota & Bradenton. The Powel Crosley Estate, one of Sarasota’s most popular waterfront venues, built-in 1926, provide an upscale elegant intimate atmosphere for your wedding. On the inside there are also many areas including the ship room, a circular tower “lighthouse style” antique wooden room allows for some artistic photography. On the outside a huge banyan tree, mediterranean style architecture, and the Intracostal Waterway. The warm glow of the sky during dusk in the courtyard are spectacular, as you can see in this picture. There so many areas to shoot in here, that we can usually never cover all of them in any one wedding. Therefore, it is recommended, to allow plenty of time for photography to really take advantage of this beautiful estate. The cinematic video below shows some of the different areas that are great for wedding photos.
Mixon’s in the Grove, also known as Mixon’s Fruit Farm, is one of our favorite wedding venues in Manatee County. It is located just south of Highway 64 near I-75 in Bradenton, Florida. There are so many opportunities for some creative and unique wedding photos and video. The beautiful garden gazebo, with the Koi Pond, Waterfull, and lush tropical greenery makes great backgrounds and will make your colors “pop”. Tall vegetation surrounds the property at Mixon’s, so there is no major backlighting issues to deal with. The orange grove provides some great farm scenery, which we like to utilize for some playful shots. The “Mixon’s in the Grove Mural” offers a very colorful backdrop. The stack of wooden crates allows some creative “vintage wedding” photos. The garden walking path with a variety of landscaping, offers several areas for some great wedding photography.
Across the Manatee River from Bradenton sits a very popular outdoor wedding venue that will host weddings for up to 100 guests. The Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast, is a charming, romantic, and simply gorgeous venue on the Manatee River with its own Pier and intimate courtyard for the reeption. The owners Wim and Meike. a sweet couple from Belgium, are very helpful, they have all great reviews online, they obviously give every bride first class service, it really shows. It is great for wedding Photography & Video with a huge oak trees on the front lawn, a elegant bay window on the inside, Vintage (1918) house, and pier for great sunset pictures. It allows so much variety for wedding photography.
On the North side of the Manatee River is the very poplular Spanish Courtyard of the South Florida Museum. We love this venue with the the beautiful red vintage wooden doors, a fountain, the lamp posts, spanish columns & arches, iron gates, and the stringed mini lights provide a photographer with oportunites for artistic photography.
The Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency are two popular hotel wedding venues in Sarasota. The beautiful Palm Terrace at the Hyatt Regency is a vibrant tropical garden courtyard, which is very popular for wedding ceremonies. Also on property is a cave waterfall which also offers opportunities for exotic wedding photography. See our Sarasota Aerial Video below for stunning shots of the Hyatt Regency, Ritz-Carlton, Selby Gardens, and Siesta Key Beach.
Walk down the aisle amidst nature’s beauty and unparalleled botanical bliss at the next stop on our wedding photographers Sarasota tour. Selby Gardens, nestled on the shores of beautiful Sarasota Bay is a tropical urban oasis. It is surrounded by tropical landscapes, tall banyan trees and oaks, which offer plenty of shade. The walls of the Christy Payne Mansion are like a studio backdrop. The garden’s main large ceremony area is the Wedding Lawn & Pavilion(below), one of seven areas for a wedding.
Our wedding photographers Sarasota tour would not be complete without mentioning some of the highest rated beaches in the country. Siesta Key Beach and Lido Key Beach (also seen in the above video) are very popular for destination weddings and for good reason. Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, with its white sandy beaches and warm temperatures, is considered a “hidden gem,” the sleepy island providing a rare slice of “Old Florida”. Ponce de Leon named the island for Maria Anna von der Pfalz-Neuburg, the queen of Charles II of Spain, the sponsor of his expedition. The most popular wedding venue on Anna Maria is the Sandbar, a beach restaurant well-known for its great reviews on its food. The Sandbar is a nice quaint venue on the beach, with an open air covered pavilion for the reception. The ceremonies are on the beach in front of the covered pavilion, so very convenient for guests, everything is located in the same area. Patti is the coordinator and has done many weddings so very good with the brides. The aerial video below shows the Sand Bar and Anna Maria Island as well as Riverside Reef & Grille just across the Manatee River from Bradenton.
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