Cat Pennenga Photography » Modern & authentic photography inspired by love!

Aileen & Martin have been vacationing from Scotland with Aileen’s family on Siesta Key for years so when they got engaged, Sarasota was their #1 choice for a wedding! Even when they had to reschedule TWO TIMES because of Covid and quarantine restrictions in the UK, their dream Sarasota wedding was always in their minds. When the day arrived, everyone around this adorable couple and their family could feel the pure joy that it was finally happening. Their ceremony took place under a beautiful draped arch by So Staged, and the reception included a caricature artist, my photo booth & some amazing dance floor moments. I felt like part of the family and cannot wait to see them all again at their next vacation!

Venue & Catering: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota // Florals: So Staged Florals // Beauty: Angela Everhart with Blush n Bridal // Bride’s Dress: Ronald Joyce Bridal // Videography: Baby Blue Film // Rentals: So Staged // Music: Goodley Entertainment // Officiant: Family Friend // Lighting & Draping: Affairs In The Air

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Music brought Nathan & Sasha together, they met at a music festival and according them “have the same bop”, so music became their wedding theme, from the decor to the EPIC reception. They incorporated disco balls throughout their celebration which took place at Sunset Beach Resort on Siesta Key, and had their guests blow bubbles as they danced down the aisle after saying “I Do”. Sasha’s dress had so much sparkle, she became a walking disco ball! They also threw an amazing dance party after dinner & cake with music by Sarasota funk group, the Kara Nally Band. Guests danced all night under the hand-crafted paper fringed ceiling of the tent. More weddings like this please!

Venue: Sunset Beach Resort // Planning: Days Remembered by ND // Florals: Blue Pagoda // Hair: Katie Giguere Hair // Makeup: Sugared Salon // Bride’s Dress: Galia Lahav from Isabel Bridal // Officiant: Carole Ann Hausman // Catering: Simply Gourmet Caterers // Cake: Publix // Bar: The Wandering Whale // Videographer: Big Blue Motion // Music: Kara Nally Band & Grant Hammond & Associates, Inc. // Linens: Linens By The Sea // Furniture Rentals: So Staged & U.S. Tent Rental

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It has been a doozy of a wedding season in every sense of the word 🙂 Weather threatened to put a damper on Erin & Dom’s gorgeous Ca d’Zan wedding plans so I decided to grab them for a few portraits after their Rehearsal just in case we had no way to capture them in front of this amazing backdrop the next day. It’s also a perfect way for me to get a super mini engagement session with my out-of-town clients so we are even more comfortable together on the wedding day!

Thank GOODNESS the radar miraculously cleared (after a proper downpour) and we were able to not only have their outdoor ceremony but also take portraits at all of the perfect spots Ca d’Zan and The Ringling Courtyard have to offer. These two could not have been sweeter the whole day despite quick changes to the timeline & the team at The Ringling could not have been more helpful (hand-drying off the steps so we could do photos in the Tower!). And thank goodness the whole day was led by the amazing NK Productions team who always advocate for their clients and for the best photos 🙂

Venue: The Ringling // Planning: NK Weddings // Florals: Victoria Blooms // Beauty: Fresh Salon // Bride’s Dress: Calla Blanche from Pieras Bridal // Bridesmaids: Revelry // Groom’s Fashion: Brooks Brothers // Jeweler: Ahee Jewelers // Officiant: Danny Bilyeu // Catering, Linens & Chairs: Mattison’s // Bar: Culinary Creations by Metz // Cake: Norman Love Confections // Videographer: Storybook Films // Music: Goodley Entertainment // Stationary: Kara Anne Paper // Lighting: Palacios Events // Furniture Rentals: So Staged // Transportation: Dolphin Transportation // Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Michael’s Wine Cellar // Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Michael’s On East

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Planning portrait sessions during the summer here in Florida is very challenging since there is an 80% chance of rain pretty much every day 🙂 This session was moved up a day to try and avoid thunderstorms and it literally turned out to be a perfect evening on Siesta Key! We started by taking photos around some of the adorable cottages and homes near the Village and then made our way to the beach for an incredible sunset. So happy for these two, such a beautiful engagement session!

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