Monica and James were married in a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, FL!  This wedding day was a joy to photograph and the newlyweds were a pleasure to work with!  There was only one choice for this couple when it came to selecting their venue! James proposed to Monica on the stairs of the Powel Crosley so it naturally made sense to them to get married at this beautiful location.  Built in 1929, the estate is a gorgeous Mediterranean Revival style and has stunning views around every corner!  The couple's original ceremony plan was altered due to a storm that decided to make an appearance early in our day and I was amazed at how positive  Monica and James both stayed during the rain!  Just at the perfect time the rain cleared, and even though we had to move their selected outdoor spot, the ceremony was still so beautiful on the back terrace and the bride still was able to make her grand entrance walking down the back stair case where James proposed to her! I was so happy that everything worked out!  After our family pictures we captured some bride and groom portraits under a stunning banyan tree the newlyweds enjoyed a beautiful dinner in the great room with all of their guests.  I was thrilled that they were willing to put their entree on hold while we photographed their wedding day sunset because it was beautiful!  I really enjoyed the sweet moments that we were able to capture between James and his sons as well as Monica and the two boys!  After dinner the bride and groom and their family and friends danced the night away under the stars and I left this wedding feeling so wonderful and blessed to have been able to document such an amazing day!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Compton!  

Lead Photographer | Christi Curtis
Associate Photographer | Carlos Rello

DJ | Grant Hemond
Bridesmaids Dresses | CC's Boutique
Cake | Cakes by Ron 
Caterer | Milan Catering
Ceremony and Reception Site | Powel Crosley Estate 
Event Planner | Anastasia Taylor
Florist | Belle Fleur by Natalie Jane
Hair and Make-up Artist | Erica Benavidez
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas 
Videography | Randall Productions
edding Gown | CC's Boutique