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A Sunshine State Inspired Wedding

With its bright orange hues and touches of sunny yellow, this Florida-inspired photo shoot is a welcome ray of sunshine—we can almost smell the crisp citrus and freshly-cut grass! And with, Nave Event & Floral Design behind the design, a stunning Watters gown and cheery photography from Rebecca Read, we’re ready to escape to Florida. Come join us in the gallery.

Rustic Venue

From Rebecca Read PhotographyA collaboration of Central Florida wedding vendors gathered to honor the sunshine we all love. This styled shoot is a tribute to the local orange groves we all grew up with and hopes to inspire Florida brides to celebrate these seasonal specialties.

Nave Event & Floral Design gathered a ton, truly a ton, of oranges and citrus from their local grove, Harvey’s Groves, to design this shoot. By mixing in the local favorite, they designed a styled Farmhouse bar, ceremony decor and fun details. What bride wouldn’t love the sweet smell of citrus on a beautifully manicured Florida farm?

The bride is wearing the Adelaide by Watters from The Sample Room in Melbourne, FL.

Photography: Rebecca Read Photography | Planner: Nave Event & Floral Design | Styling: Nave Event & Floral Design | Floral Design: Nave Event & Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Stationary: Conforti Creative Group | Makeup Artist: Church Of Evangelical Faith | Venue: Up The Creek Farms | Bridal Boutique: The Sample Room | Hair Styling: Ashley Campbell | Rentals: Crystal & Crates | Rentals: Rent Your Events | Seasonal Fruit: Harvey's Groves

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Central Florida Southern Wedding from Kt Crabb Photography

This sweet fête reads like the most darling of southern fairytales – complete with a dashing prince and a charming southern princess. It’s a little bit country, with a side of style, and filled to the brim with the prettiest blooms you ever did see. It’s all made even better because we get to see it all unfold through the gorgeous images from Kt Crabb Photography, and they are all sitting pretty right here.

From Kt Crabb PhotographyHeather and Alex were married at a local church and continued the celebration at Heather’s grandparent’s lake house. It was a sweet southern affair complete with sweet tea and honey. Loved her dress with sleeves, the ring bearer’s pink bow tie and the delicious cupcakes.  

It’s a story of a small town Florida gal who met a sweet southern gentleman from North Caroline. They started out as friends, but everyone could tell there was something more to their friendship. Their sweet story continued as Alex proposed to Heather during sunset on the west coast of Florida. As they entered into the planning stage, they knew there was no better way to honor their roots than to celebration at Heather’s grandparent’s lake house. It was a true southern affair complete with sweet tea and honey.
From the Bride… The inspiration for our wedding was a country, vintage style. We had BBQ, lawn games, and lots of sweet tea! We also incorporated a lot of burlap and lace. We wanted to have a laid back and fun atmosphere. ‘
I found my wedding dress by looking all over Pinterest. I fell in love with a lace dress and did some research and found out that the dress was from The Perfect Dress in Utah. They shipped me the dress, and a sweet friend of my family helped alter the neckline. My grandma then helped make the dress perfect by adding some final touches. 
One of my favorite details of our wedding day was all the beautiful flower arrangements. We had roses, garden roses, baby’s breath, carnations, and peonies. Each arrangement was displayed in a variety of different vases such as milk glass, large mason jars, tea cups, and antiqued tin cans. All of this was designed by special friends who volunteered their time.
One of our favorite memories of our wedding day was being surrounded by family and friends. We had so many family members and friends come together to help make our wedding day so special. It was overwhelming how much help we had during the months leading up to the wedding and on our wedding day. They helped make our day everything we dreamed of and more!

Wedding Photography: Kt Crabb Photography | Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church Umatilla | Reception Venue: Grandparents’ Lake House | Flowers: Southern Tradition Florist + Pennock Flowers | Cake + Cupcakes: The Cotillion Southern Cafe | Wedding Dress: Allure via The Perfect Dress | DJ: Jason Lovelace of PunchBuggy Productions | Hair + Makeup: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry and Hair Design

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Vineyard Inspired Photo Shoot from Tod Thompson Photography

Vineyard weddings are the epitome of romance; a magical setting with rolling landscapes oh-so-perfect for marrying.  So when Tod Thompson Photography stumbled upon the breathtaking Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard, setting up a drop-dead gorgeous inspiration shoot with some of Florida’s finest vendors was, well… sort of a no-brainer.  From the lush florals from Bluegrass Chic and Peplum Events & Design to the fab stylings of Save the Date Wedding & Event Design to paper goods that simply scream chic from Dogwood Blossom Stationery, it’s a non-stop day of lovely.  See it all in the full gallery.


From Tod Thompson Photography… After visiting what I think is one of the more unique places in central Florida, I knew that Lakeridge Winery would be just the place for my inspiration photo shoot. After all, it’s not common place for there to be a vineyard in Florida! It sits on a quiet hillside in the beautiful city of Clermont overlooking its rolling hills of grape vines. They have daily wine tastings and frequent festivals there so if you’re in the area make sure to stop by and have a look! I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing professionals for this shoot that helped to put all of the pieces together to make this shoot as amazing as I had envisioned it to be… a breath of elegant and rustic Tuscany.

After months of planning our rustic elegance inspiration shoot at a real Florida vineyard, it all came to life. The simple details of this vineyard shoot made it so easy to feel like you were transported somewhere else in the world. From the leafless, dormant and rustic looking grape vines since we were shooting in January, to the two separate concept tables one having an elegant feel and the other a rustic feel. The small wine bottles, french bread loaves and grapes draping the elegant plum colored floral centerpieces pulled it together. The bark and moss pots for the rustic table were filled with cabbage, white roses, ferns and artichokes. Decorative books and vintage cigar boxes used by one of our florists father made things feel truly unique and personal.

Old whiskey barrels supplied by the vineyard were used as a cake table and escort card table with wine corks as holders. They also doubled as an altar that went along beautifully with the old church pews.  You can’t have a vineyard wedding without a real vintage barrel right? The gorgeous invitations and stationary pulled together the entire look. We really wanted to show off the hand made and stained tables and show how versatile one piece can really be by giving it two very different looks.

Lastly, as if you can never have enough details, the cakes were inspired from the ever popular trend of Ombre in complimentary shades of purple with added details such as ruffles, ribbon and edible pearls. Their placement under a vintage crystal chandelier made them stand out all on their own. We had the honor of using two gorgeous bridal gowns for the day. The shoes had added clip on flowers and the groom purchased his own attire at Men’s Wearhouse. All of the purples, golds, creams and different shades of green used throughout the tables were perfect for a vineyard affair.

Photography: Tod Thompson Photography | Location: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard | Styling: Save the Date Wedding & Event Design | Floral Design: Bluegrass Chic + Peplum Events & Design | Cinematographer: Ramon Carela of Dream Vision Pictures | Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery | Tables + Pews: A Chair Affair | Cakes: Sweet Lola Cake Pops | Chandelier: SWAG Decor | Wedding Dresses: Modern Bridal Shop | Makeup + Hair: Rosie Torres | Models: Giddel Lopez + Maylen Moronta