Today will forever be the day that I fell in love with the sweetest vintage wedding, complete with polka dot invitations, a type writer guest book, and a bouquet filled with beautiful blooms and raw cotton. Oh, and just the cutest couple I’ve ever seen. All courtesy of Claudette Montero from Alucinarte Films.
From the stunning bride… Trevor and I met in college where we were both studying their passions. Though our fields are very different, we found something familiar and inspiring in one another. After five years as a couple, Trevor proposed to me under the same weeping willow where I played as a child. Our wedding was a reflection of what matters most: Our southern roots and the timeless values that will guide us on their new journey as husband and wife.
From the Down the Aisle Weddings & Events… We absolutely adored this couple, and are elated that they loved every detail of their big day as much as we did.
Ashley and Trevor are a true vintage couple! Their home, fashion, and likes are all influenced by a classic, throwback style, and that is what we wanted to bring into their wedding day, our plan was to create an aesthetic that was truly romantic and soft, drawing on a color palette that accents the beauty of our bride and groom and the rich settings that surround them, making for visually arresting images of this timeless couple.
During our first consultation, Ashley said she wasn’t set on a color scheme or flowers, but rather wanted every decorative element to compliment their venue, an historic inn in the heart of downtown Orlando. Being familiar with the venue’s existing decor, we suggested doing a bridal bouquet consisting of natural cotton and some blush blooms and assorted berries. She loved the idea, so with this in mind, we suggested a mix of ivory, blush, and soft yellow florals offset with rich gold accents. We are in love with the bridal bouquet– it was amazing to see our vision brought to life so beautifully!
As the sun set, the DJ kept the wedding guests dancing the night. The cake, had a lovely vintage cake topper selected by the bride and was accompanied by a selection of mini desserts that were a big hit with the guests.
Photography: Claudette Montero From Alucinarte Films | Event Design: Tamuel Cowart From RW Events | Wedding Planner: Jackie Hauer From Down The Aisle Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Danielle Evans | Wedding Cake: It's Tasty Too | Invitations: Trevor Crews (Groom) | Reception Venue: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne | Jewelry: J.Crew | Rings: Allison Love's Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids Dresses: ModCloth | Catering: Arthur's catering | Hair Stylist: Cynthia Maldonado From Prolific Hair Designz | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Debbie Swan From Sensational Ceremonies | Accommodations: Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown | Bridal Gown: J.Crew | Bride Shoes: b.a.i.t (but another innocent tale) | DJ : Junction 88 Production | Make Up Artist: Aileen Pacheco From Joii Salon | Photography - Assistance: Andre ML
If there’s one thing we love, it’s a wedding chock full of succulents. Big, small, we heart ‘em all…and today we’re celebrating JUST that. Andi Mans, Lee James and Lanas Shop are just a few of the vendors behind this organic-rustic shoot and you can pin every last succulent filled moment in the gallery right here.
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From Andi Mans… Oh goody, I am so excited to share this shoot with you! Are you a succulent fan? Organic goodness? Well, below you will definitely find some eye candy! I had the chance to style and photograph this shoot and it was so very fun! I knew that this location would fit my inspiration + vision for the rustic setting and tablescape I wanted to bring to life. Lovely dishes with sweet accents by Dishie Rental, gorgeous flapjack succulents by Lee James that blew me away, and how can I forget the delicious local and fresh treats served by the American Bistro, Dally in the Alley. Please make sure to visit this amazing southern influenced cuisine located in Deland, as a foodie myself, you won’t be disappointed. The grouping of natural centerpieces, tying up the rustic yet simply unique wedding inspiration, the warmth of this makes my heart smile.
Photography: Andi Mans | Floral Design: Lee James | Wedding Dress: Calvet Couture | Cake: Anna Cakes | Accessories: Olivia Nelson | Dessert Station: Dally In The Alley | Dishes Flatware Goblets: Dishies Rentals | Dres Designer: Sarah Seven | Invitation Suite: Lanas Shop | Makeup And Hair: Makeover Station | Styled: Andi Mans | Wedding Venue: Dally In The Alley
I like to think of this darling shoot as the perfect way to start the weekend. Well, that, and a darn good way to spend your Friday. Because when a talented team of vendors (think 5Thirteen Designs, L.I.F.E Events and De Azucar Bakeshop… just to name a few) join forces for some citrus-inspired pretty, it’s a sort of virtual celebration. One that combines drop-dead gorgeous stylings with non-stop inspiration. See it all captured by Jessica Connery right here.
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From 5Thirteen Designs… Get ready to feast your eyes on the beauty of this styled shoot! We designed this shoot with an aim to incorporate chic and rustic elements in a quaint southern setting. Choosing three colors (pink, green, and yellow) within the citrus family, we focused on delicate and elegant details accented with gold. We featured a real life couple who are so passionate about each other you could hear the air sizzle between them.
The exquisite farm table was set with a delicate lace runner anchored by delightful flowers that faded from green to yellow to pink. Simple white chargers embossed with a delicate floral pattern were highlighted by gold cutlery, watercolor inspired napkins and paper menu. Gold chiavari chairs were adorned with handmade lace caps to bring a decidedly elegant and chic quality to the setting.
Our invitation suite which included invitations and RSVP cards, seating cards, paper menu, and table number was created using pink, green, and yellow in graceful watercolor strokes that incorporated the metallic gold juxtaposition to the delicate nature of the suite.
Resplendent florals included roses, asters, hydrangeas, orchids and so much more.
The bride donned an empire waisted slim a-line dress with delicate beading around the bodice and a gorgeous rhinestone broach attached to the sash. To complete the look we pulled in a lime green fascinator with a birdcage veil that complemented her red hair and low braided up do perfectly.
Photography: Jessica Connery Photography | Event Planner: Becky Morgan of L.I.F.E Events | Wedding Dress: Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique | Cake + Baked Goods: De Azucar Bakeshop | Chairs: A Chair Affair | Floral Design + Decor: Atmospheres | Hair + Makeup: Marigold Scott | Stationery + Paper Products: 5Thirteen Designs | Table Settings: Dishie Rentals | Video: Treasured Moments