If you are a lover of pretty pink hues (and, really, who isn’t), then you are about to fall head.over.heels in love with this breathtaking Orlando soiree planned to perfection by Posh Parties & Paper. Guaranteed. Because this is the kind of affair that leaves you dreaming of elegant waterside fêtes filled to the brim with beautiful blooms by Xquisite Events, lace covered tabletops and romance as far as the eye can see. Yep – it’s just that amazing. Nancy Cohn Photography snapped up every love-filled moment… and the gallery? All caps PRETTY. Join me there for more.
From the Bride… Gray and I had a very serendipitous start. I signed up for a free three-day trial with eHarmony after seeing a TV commercial. By the end of those three days, I’d met a charming man I had a lot in common with. We discovered that we share a love for Jesus Christ, estate sales, family vacations, pets and ice cream! All of the important things in life. :) Gray proposed by sending me on a scavenger hunt around town to all of our favorite places. At each spot, I found a sweet letter from him detailing what he loved about me and his dreams for our future. It ended on my doorstep, where we’d had our first kiss, followed dinner where we’d had our first date.
We were so excited to get married at Cypress Grove Estate. My grandparents used to take my sisters and me there to play when we were little. I’d always loved the gardens and the house on the water. Our wedding day was a magical joyful whirlwind. I’ve never seen so many flowers in my life! My favorite detail was our table settings. I wanted our wedding to be like a big cozy dinner party for all of the people we love, and I really think it was! I had my sisters and sisters-in-law as bridesmaids, and all of my best friends were “friends of honor.” They picked their own pink dresses and took their seats in the front row. We also had an ice cream station where a chef would make the flavor of your choice using liquid nitrogen. All in all, it was a perfect weekend. Even more exciting than the weekend is the fact that I get to be with Gray every day! We are so thankful to our families and to Heather, our wedding planner, who tied over 1,000 bows for us by the end of the weekend.
One other special thing to note was in lieu of favors, we made donations to four of our favorite charities. We had a table set up with apothecary cards that had the charity name on them. One jar was filled with gumballs. Each guest had to take a gumball and put it in the jar of the charity they liked the most! It was a fun, interactive and meaningful idea!
Wedding Photography: Nancy Cohn Photography / Assistant Photographer: Lauren Ross Photo / Wedding Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House in Orlando, Florida / Event Planning: Posh Parties & Paper / Floral Design: Xquisite Events / Wedding Cinematography: Films by Francesco / Wedding Invitations: W.C. Shinn Paper Co. / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra