Our Wedding

If you are anything like me, you love looking at wedding photos. Now it is my turn to share my big day with all of you.

Marcus and I were married on March 20,2011 at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida. The mansion is located directly on Sarasota Bay, catching all of the amazing sunsets. We had the most amazing, sunny day, with highs in the low 80’s. It was perfect.

Our wedding party was filled with all of our best friends. Since Marcus and I have been together since high school, we share the same friends, so picking our wedding party was a no brainer. They are the best!

Our wedding party

Our ceremony was held in the backyard of the estate, right up against the house, with the reception to be held in the same area, once the chairs were cleared. While everyone else walked around from the side of the house, I ascended down the stairs, and caught all of out guests by surprise. It was surely my moment!

Down the stairs

Then my dad proceeded to pick me up, and take me down the aisle to give me away…

Down the aisle with Dad

We shared our first kiss

Our First Kiss

And we were married!

We're Married!

We danced to “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne for our first dance. It was choreographed and everything. Learning this dance with Marcus was one of my favorite parts of preparing for the wedding!

Dancing the Night Away

And then here are a few little details that I love, and want to share!



My family was the best throughout the whole wedding process. We had a lot of fun planning, and celebrating all together on the wedding day. Thanks for all that you did! You guys are the best!

My family

One of the best part of the wedding, added at the last minute, was a photo booth handled by our photographer, Scott Purks. He and his wife came up with the idea, and really made it shine. Some of the photographs that came from the booth are my favorite of the entire wedding. The smiles and laughs on everyone’s faces really made the night come to life!


All photographs taken by the amazing Scott Purks!


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  • Reply thebakerbee September 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Hi there! Casey here from your 1 Day Relay team… just wanted to say that I got married at the Crosley, too!

    • Reply RunMaryRun September 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Ahh that is awesome! I just love that place :)

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  • Reply Alicia August 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Love these pictures!! You had a beautiful wedding!

    • Reply Mary Baum August 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Alicia! It was my picture perfect day – even thought it was about 80 degrees :)

  • Reply Tiffany September 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I was reading your blog and wanted to look at your wedding photos again. I can’t believe that was in 2011! Such great memories. :)

  • Reply Juan Carlo April 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hi , the pictures look great. I think that its great to see peoples wedding photos with such huge smile on their faces. By any chance did you have wedding catering services? I’m sure its as perfect as your wedding

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