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Bright + Whimsical Winter Park Wedding

There are stunning weddings, and then there is this day captured brilliantly by Amalie Orrange Photography.  A vibrant + colorful affair with some of the most amazing details you will ever see (truly). Think insanely beautiful florals from Shea Hopely Flowers, the whimsical stylings of Flaire Events and a donut bar (!) for all things yummy.  Head to The Vault for the entire (crazy cool) gallery, then check out the film from Seltzer Films below.


From Amalie Orrange Photography… Shannon and David were married in a gorgeous church, St. Andrews, in Sanford, Florida. With stunning sprawling landscape and a beautiful back drop we had the best time with these two! Our jaws dropped when we walked into their reception space at The Winter Park Racquet Club, there were pops of pink, sherbet and amethyst… so dreamy! I think our favorite details was the wooden chargers and the donut bar, hello donuts!!

From The Bride… It was almost like something out of the movie, Love and other Drugs. We were both pharmaceutical reps selling competing products; so we ran into each other for the first time in a doctors office. Then a few weeks later, David’s past partner started working for my company and asked me to meet up for lunch. Being from out of town, she asked if I minded if another friend met up with us. Of course I said “not a problem!” That friend was David. It was at that lunch that we discovered we were born in the same hospital five hours away, and had lived a few miles away from each other the majority of our lives.

A few of my favorite things include coffee, holidays and water. His proposal couldn’t have been any more perfect in my mind. It was Thanksgiving morning and we woke up early to load up the car to travel to see family. David asked me to go have our morning coffee on the dock in his backyard that overlooked the lake. I walked out the back porch in my pajamas and no make up, with coffee in hand. As we sat on the dock he asked me “What are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving?” I said a few things… then set him up perfectly asking “What are you thankful for?” He looked at me and said “God giving me you”. He went on about all the things he loved about me and didn’t want to spend another day without me being more than a girlfriend to him!  He pulled the ring out his old sweatshirt and that’s when I saw the ring box of an old family friend’s jewelry store. He told me the story about how he had a few cushion cut diamonds hand picked by this jeweler from Antwerp and brought back for him to choose the special one for my ring to be designed around. It was nothing short of the most the most thoughtful gift, presented in the most intimate way on my favorite holiday!

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography | Cinematography: Seltzer Films | Cake : Loly's Sweets | Ceremony Venue: St. Andrews Chapel | Reception Venue: Winter Park Racquet Club | Catering : Winter Park Racquet Club | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems | Bride's Hair: Barb Hansen | Brides Makeup: Makeover Station | Coordinator/Planner:: Flaire Weddings & Events | Donuts : Donut King | Furniture Rentals : Set Event Rentals | Overall Design And Floral Design: Shea Hopely

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Colorfully Elegant Casa Feliz Wedding

We’re always on the hunt for fresh new color combos here at SMP, and today’s Casa Feliz fete from Best Photography might just be one of my fave yet. The burgundy, navy and gold ‘maids mixed with pink, red and violet florals make for a soiree that’s bursting with happy hues—eclectic but complimentary, and oh-so-stunning. Make sure to dive into this vibrant day before you head off into the weekend and don’t miss the film from Black In White Films!

From Best PhotographyCasa Feliz has to be one of our favorite venues! From it’s gorgeous rustic old style architecture to the beautiful interior decor, it really is one heck of a place to get married. Everything about Chris and Ashton’s wedding was breathtaking! Between all of their hard work along with some incredible vendors, everything turned out perfect! Oh and let’s not forget all of the beautiful Anthropologie accessories Ashton incorporated! Chris and Ashton have a way of making everyone feel needed and loved, and those amazing qualities really shined on their big day.

From the beautiful Bride… Chris and I met while I worked for a non-profit. I was running our annual gala and Chris had volunteered to help through his company, AT&T. At the event, I asked if I could get a discount on my phone bill (which was not granted!). Chris sent an email the following day assuring me he still could not get me a discount but maybe he could take me to lunch instead. After a 2 hour lunch date, we knew something special was going to happen.

We spent endless hours of Pinterest-ing, blogging and magazine reading to come up with the overall concept for our wedding. We knew we wanted a theme that fit the beautiful venue space while also incorporating our favorite things. It was a special moment to share what we loved with who we loved.

The wine box at the ceremony was something we really loved. We both wrote a love letter to each other and sealed them inside a box with a bottle of wine. We were instructed only to open it on our first big fight and then drink the wine and read the letters to remember why we’re in this together.
We love food trucks so to have a cupcake truck at our wedding something fun for us – and our guests!

We loved Josh and Rachel’s photography style from the beginning! Having a team that understood the intricacy of the venue but were still able to capture the beauty of it was really great. There is a lot of stress that day but Josh and Rachel are seamlessly calm and patient – that was a HUGE help for all people involved.

To be surrounded by all the people we love was an unforgettable moment. We had such a great time – from the food to the dancing to the music to the food truck – it was so us.

Our advice to other couples—enjoy the ride. There were many times when we could have gotten stressed out about details but it was important to step back and see the big picture. We also recommend putting a cap on wedding talk – some dates deserve other topics. It’s good for your sanity! Also, ALWAYS ALWAYS hire a day-of coordinator. Worth every penny!

Photography: Best Photography | Videography: Black In White Films | Event Design: L.I.F.E Events | Event Planning: L.I.F.E Events | Floral Design: Lee Forrest Design | Wedding Dress: Solutions Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway | Catering: Arthur's | Makeup Artist: Makeover Station | DJ: Liquid Jay | Wedding Venue: Casa Feliz

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Luxury Garden Wedding in Winter Park, Florida at Casa Feliz

This wedding truly has it all. It’s elegant yet inviting and overflowing with details designed by An Affair To Remember that will leave you in awe. So whether it’s the glided touches on the tables, the sparkling chandeliers, or the stunning hand-lettered chalkboards – there is no doubt in my mind that these images from Kristen Weaver will leave you inspired. See even more here


From Kristen Weaver PhotographyAshley and Greg’s wedding was probably one of my favorite Casa Feliz weddings to shoot! I have never seen the back reception patio look so beautiful – and it was completely unique to any other time I’ve photographed there! In what was also the brightest days known to mankind here on the “surface-of-the-sun-Florida”, I also managed to sweat off about 10 lbs… so yay!

Ashley and Greg met at work on Ashley’s first day at her new office. Greg woo-ed her with lots of chit-chat over things like cars and Jersey Shore (editor’s note: yes, seriously). They bonded over a broken elevator and 26-flight of stairs walk, and made it official on their first date at Dexter’s – a local favorite! Greg proposed on a surprise getaway to Amelia Island where he asked Ashley to marry him on an evening walk along the beach. They celebrated with a private fire pit, champagne and strawberries!

Since they’re both super family-oriented, they were the most excited to share their wedding day with everyone that means so much to them! They talked so much about this family member and that one, I felt like I knew them all by the end of the evening! The venue had a beautiful garden theme with long eucalyptus and lemon leaf table runners and wreaths, plus lots of really cute chalkboard signs made by Chalk Shop Events! As a favor, they gave out adorable little kitchen towels with their signature colors. Ashley’s bridal style was vintage lace keyhole back Maggie Sottero gown and vintage metallic accents, and her bouquet had antique brooches and a perfect combination of lavender roses and eucalyptus. The bridesmaids had sage bridesmaid gowns with white rose and eucalyptus.

You will absolutely obsess over the gorgeous tented reception. Even though there wasn’t a drop of rain for miles, Ashley requested a clear tent with market lights and chandelier – made possible by some absolutely incredible vendors! The bride and groom dined in armchairs from AFR Furniture rental and the guests sat at farm tables and gold chiavari chairs with plenty of candles and gold accents!

And I can’t finish this without mentioning their cake and dessert bar. To say that it was “sweet” – from the flavors to the design to the signs – would be a complete understatement!

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography | Videographer: Imprint Cinema | Event Design: An Affair to Remember | Florist: Raining Roses | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: The Sugar Suite | Stationery: The Paper Shop | Catering: Arthur's | Hair And Makeup: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry | Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting | DJ: A-List Entertainment | Tent: Nelson's Tents | Bridal Salon: Minerva's | Draping: Swag Decor | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Location: Casa Feliz | Musicians: Strings & Things | Rentals: Chalk Shop Events | Rentals: A Chair Affair | Rentals: AFR

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