With fourth of July festivities just around the corner, this classic Florida affair seemed like just the right wedding to send everyone off to their holiday celebrations. It’s the best mix of Key West – gorgeous beach views, a beautiful pastel palette and a sea of classic details crafted by Just Save The Date along with florals by Milan Events. Now add stunning imagery into the mix by Jessica Lorren Photography plus a handsome Groom in uniform and the result is pure perfection. See it all here.
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From The Bride…Raymond and I were set up in August 2012 by a mutual family friend who had a sneaking suspicion we would hit it off. He was teaching at the University of Michigan and I was teaching high school in Atlanta. Our entire relationship was spent flying around the US meeting up to see each other. With Raymond’s job in the Navy about to send him back to sea within the year an engagement came in April 2013 while he was in the middle of a move. With only one weekend available in his hectic schedule available for him to get married before having to report to work in Hawaii our date was set but we had big decisions to decide on. Both being from different home towns and military friends and family all over the country we decided we wanted a location where everyone could come together, relax, and celebrate with us. What better place for weather in November then Key West. With two moves and a hectic fall in our future a good local planner was a must. Having fallen in love with the work of Jessica Lorren several years back, photography was taken care of as well. My vision of the wedding was to play off the natural colors of Key West and trusted my local planner Kelly to find me the best vendors Key West had to offer. A beautiful romantic, organic, and patriotic wedding was exactly what Kelly brought together for us and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
Photography: Jessica Lorren Photography | Event Planning: Just Save The Date | Floral Design: Milan Events | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Ceremony Venue: Key West Lighthouse | Reception Venue: Casa Marina | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Custom Stationery: MaeMae Paperie | Hair & Make-up: Studio Marie Pierre | Music: Visualize Entertainment | Officiant : Steve Torrence | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Key West Lighthouse | Rentals: Milan Events
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Every now and then I come across a wedding that is so dreamy, my lovely coworker has to nudge me from my distant gaze. From the seeded eucalyptus bridesmaid bouquet through the last kiss, this wedding from Sweet Souther Charm looks like a scene ripped right out from the Brother’s Grimm. But don’t take my word for it, there’s a whole gallery of whimsy from Brianna Forster Photography to revel in.
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From Brianna Forster Photography
… One thing I love about my couples is that I genuinely click with all of them and I hope you do as well! When Jennifer and David first contacted me and described to me their wedding day plans, I was super excited and knew we were meant to be! With Jennifer and David I could just see there was more to just love in their relationship. They have a special story that I had the privilege enough to hear about on their wedding day. Jenn and David had heard about each other through mutual friends but when Jennifer was 14 she was in a car accident and as a result 9 years later found out she had to have brain surgery. Because of this Jenn and David were only able to talk on the phone for two months before finally getting to meet and as Jennifer said “the rest is history.” Falling in love with each other came so naturally for the two of them and everyone can see they are meant for each other without a doubt! Now, I am usually pretty strong about not getting emotional during weddings but every once and a while its a good thing my camera has auto-focus. One of their requests on their wedding day was that I would catch their romantic moments in a beautiful way and help them relax in front of the camera but most of all enjoy they day with them! Well, I can truly say I enjoyed everything about their day from start to finish and I hope you do too.
Photography: Brianna Forster Photography | Coordinator: Sweet Southern Charm | Floral Designer: Isn's She Lovely Florals | Wedding Shoes: Brianna Leigh | Catering: October Catering | Hair And Makeup: Cre8 Hair Salon & Spa | Entertainment: Black Velvet | Bridal Boutique: Loretta Bridal Boutique | Cake Designer: Publix Bakery | Grooms Tux: Black Tie Tuxedos | Wedding Venue: Southern Waters
Lovely in every sense of the word, this Orlando wedding just makes me beyond happy. Captured beautifully by Amy Van Epps, every darling DIY detail planned beautifully by the Bride and her family and friends is not only pretty but heartfelt – making this gallery simply divine. See it all here.
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From The Bride…I met my best friend our freshman year of college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Over the next seven years we enjoyed football games, theme parks, beach outings and our love and bond grew stronger and stronger. On March 7th 2013 we finally said I do.
Our goal was to make our wedding a special event for all the wonderful people we have had supporting us over the years. We had a cornhole board, photobooth, cupcake truck, and trophies for the winner of a dance off! We knew our wedding day would always be a night to remember and wanted to give thanks for our amazing friends and family. The venue sits on Lake Bryan and serves as a jet ski rental during the day and turns into the perfect, festive wedding location at night. We tried to incorporate our personalities by adding personal touches- the centerpieces included statistics books as I am a statistics instructor at UCF, and painted hotwheels to satisfy the groom’s vroom vroom obsession. My brother made our guestbook, a painting of us with our dog in the groom’s Miata, which guests added their thumbprints to. I am so thankful to have found so much DIY inspiration on SMP and Pinterest, I didn’t have a wedding planner but I had an incredible amount of help from my sister/MOH/officiant. Long nights of crafting and lots of love went into our special day and I hope now my pictures help inspire future brides.
Photography: Amy Van Epps | Flowers: Dream Designs Florist & Wedding Boutique | Chalk Signs: Mr & Mrs Ellis Sign Chalk Shop | Cupcakes + Cake: The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck | Hair + Makeup: Simone Makeover Station | Props: Bobby Of Simply Rosies Antiques | Seamstress: Holly Smith Tears Of Joy Seamstress | Stylist: Roberta Noronha | Venue: Lake Bryan | Wedding Dress + Veil: Custom Rivini From Solutions Bridal Designer House