There are so many great ideas packed into this sweet Winter Park wedding by Binaryflips Photography. First of all the adorable theme, “Let Love Bloom” which is evident in the charming and playful watering cans that hosted the centerpiece flowers and even the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Working with a limited budget, this innovative bride hosted a flower arranging class with her bridesmaids at a local floral shop in order to get some pointers for the big day. The lessons obviously paid off! See all the vibrant flowers and the rest of the pretty, pretty details in the full gallery!
From the Bride…When Josh and I first started dating we found ourselves creating a new tradition. We called it the Sunday Barbecue Tour. Every Sunday we would venture out and try a new barbecue joint around town. As it turns out this little tradition of ours ended up being the inspiration for our entire wedding.
4 Rivers Smokehouse won first place in our BBQ competition and therefore won the vote for our wedding caterer. Having chosen a caterer outside the known catering companies and hotels, along with already having a date set, we unintentionally narrowed down the list of reception sites. The Winter Park Farmers Market is the old train station in the heart of downtown Winter Park, FL. It has a southern rustic feel to it when you walk in, with brick walls, concrete floors and an exposed ceiling strung with twinkle lights. It matched our Barbecue inspired wedding perfectly. We then chose the Maitland Art Center for the ceremony site. Getting married next to a natural fountain under the shade of tall oak trees made it feel all the more romantic.
After booking the food and the venues everything else fell into place. The theme of the day was “April Showers Bring May Flowers” meets “Let Love Bloom.” We stumbled on a cache of watering cans on sale, which held the girl’s bouquets and the centerpieces. Planning a wedding on a modest budget is quite a task and you have to forgo the all the nonessentials. To get the flowers I wanted I was going to have to do them myself. I bought the flowers wholesale and then hosted a flower arranging party with my bridesmaids at a local florist. I supplied the flowers and she supplied the lesson along with a good time. We made everything ourselves and the flowers turned out stunning, which made them all the more special. We rented a variety of china patterns and used mason jars for to give the night a more vintage yet elegant feel.
We opted out of the traditional wedding cake and went with something we both thought to be truly irresistible. Italian ice with frozen custard along with my mothers’ homemade Italian biscotti and pizzelles were our desserts of the night. The line was out the door; literally they had an ice cream truck parked outside. To top it off we hired a live band instead of a DJ to really make the party come alive. We all danced the night way.Out of all the planning and money we spent on our perfect day, it was writing our own vows that left the biggest impact on us. We talked all night about our beautiful words to each other. Putting the love and devotion we have for one another into our own words made the day all the more intimate and heartfelt. In the end it is all about you and the person you love beginning your life together.
Wedding Photography: Binaryflips Photography / Ceremony Venue: Maitland Art Center / Reception: Winter Park Farmer’s Market / Catering: 4Rivers Smokehouse / Entertainment: Alex Seier Band / Barista: Kathy’s Bertotti Coffee / Dessert: Ritter’s Frozen Custard + R & G Italian Bakery / Rentals: Vintage Vines + Rent a Land / Day of Coordinator: Breanna Porter / Flowers + Watering Cans: The Bride + Bridesmaids.