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Travel Inspired Winter Park Wedding from Rachel V Photography

They say that your wedding day marks the beginning of some seriously fun adventures, and for this darling Winter Park duo, that statement couldn’t be more true.  Because this pretty party wasn’t just the beginning of a brand new life together, it was the kick-off to an year-long trip around the world… a going-away extravaganza, if you will.  On hand to make sure the day was a crazy awesome success?  The oh-so-talented Atmosphere Floral & DecorElle Cinder Designs and Rachel V Photography, standing side by side with these gorgeous sweeties and filling our gallery with pretty.  Join me there ASAP.


From Rachel V PhotographyThis day was truly magical, the moment I met with Kristina and Josh I could tell we had an instant connection. I am a world traveler and seeing this young couple about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime made me so happy. Kristina and I talked throughout the process and when her wedding day came, it was all she ever described. Not only did this day have so many details that spoke of their journey to come, it was full of sentimental details. My favorite detail was the handwritten notes the bride and groom wrote to one another. I was one of the only people that got to see both of their reactions as they read the letters. For the man that married them, they had cufflinks with the nautical locations of the place he married his wife. To their flower girl, they gave a handkerchief that read “To use as your ‘something old’ on your special day, Thank you for being our flower girl. Love Kristina & Josh.”  How sweet is that? This couple has set out on an adventure as husband and wife, I wish them an amazing first year!

From Michelle Cinder of Elle Cinder DesignsKristina and Joshua wed on June 15th, 2013 at the historic Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida. As many brides and grooms seem to end a journey with their wedding, Kristina and Josh were just beginning! Their wedding was the starting point of their life-changing journey of traveling the world and exploring what life has to offer! This brave and beautiful couple celebrated the start of this amazing trip with a wedding their guests are sure to never forget!

Pretty pinks and preppy blues were highlighted throughout this theme of preppy travel which clearly defined the new Mr. and Mrs. As guests arrived they were greeted with vintage fans adorned with pink script and a touch of lace to keep cool during the summer nuptials. The bridesmaids looked amazing in their girlie pink chiffon cocktail dresses and the guys stayed true to the preppy theme with brown loafers, striped ties and pink pocket squares.

Kristina embodied classic elegance unlike any other. Her style was that of grace and beauty with her hair pulled back and vintage drop earrings. She was stunning in her Nicole Miller gown accented by her Badgley Mischka blush colored heels. For a sweet and sentimental something blue, Kristina’s new monogram was sewn, along with her wedding date, in a blue script on the inside of her dress. A true bridal beauty, Kristina was breathtaking.

Post-cards addressed with love notes to each and every guest showed the appreciation Kristina and Joshua have for their friends and families. Personalized thank you handkerchiefs were given to the bride and groom’s mentor family, who were also a part of the wedding ceremony. A unique world map was used as the guest book and vintage luggage as the card box.

The decor was perfect with touches of pinks and blues throughout this historic venue. The travel theme was present in the reception centerpieces with antique novels from various countries, set with lush low floral arrangements and hints of candlelight. Everywhere you turned there was another spectacular detail that had guests in awe! This wedding was the most amazing send-off this bride and groom could have ever asked for. Their guests were blown away with the attention to detail and care the bride and groom put into making this wedding perfect! The love Joshua and Kristina have for one another and their friends and families was so apparent. There wasn’t a dry eye during the first dance, watching this happy couple so in love is a moment no one could forget.

This travel loving bride and groom set off to explore the world – you can check out their blog to see what they have been up to: The Newlywed Nomads!

Photography: Rachel V Photography | Floral Design: Atmosphere Floral & Decor | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Arthur's | DJ: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment | Bridal Boutique: The Collection Bridal | Event Planner + Coordinator: Elle Cinder Designs | Hair + Makeup: LeJune Artistry | Wedding Venue: Casa Feliz

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Winter Park Wedding from Kristen Weaver Photography

Soft peach and coral hues, the pretties touches of lace, loads of southern charm – this Florida fête from Kristen Weaver Photography is overflowing with details that have me head over heels in love. Sprinkle in the gorgeous florals from Lee Forrest Design, and it simply doesn’t get lovelier. Except, of course, when you factor in the breathtaking Bride and her dashing Groom…and that’s when we enter stunning territory. See it all here.

From Kristen Weaver Photography…Emily and Joey are the epitome of Southern charm in every sense of the word! Their wedding was a mix of lace, soft peach and pops of coral. Emily chose all prepster-staple JCrew jewelry to compliment her Jim Hjelm gown, and gifted the bridesmaids stunning Kate Spade earrings with a peach center stone. Hand-crafted stationary made the bridesmaids cards and escort cards. But the highlight was her stunning bouquet, made by Lee Forrest, that mixed beautiful roses, garden roses, peonies and dusty miller to create the centerpiece of this Southern event! The ceremony took place outside the historic Casa Feliz home in Winter Park, and their reception was set up in the courtyard under market lights and centerpieces in vintage vases.

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography | Florist: Lee Forrest Design | Venue: Casa Feliz | Catering: Arthur’s Catering | Hair: Kayce and Brynn from Haute Headz Salon | Makeup: Randi | Cake Artist: Anna Hightower, Anna Cakes | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment | Bridal Salon: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Bridal Jewelry: J.Crew | Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaids Gowns: Amsale | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Kate Spade

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Winter Park Wedding from Amalie Orrange + Blush by Brandee Gaar

Perfectly subtle and perfectly southern, this beaut from Amalie Orrange Photography is going to make your Monday feel beyond fabulous. It’s a wedding that will stand the test of time, and from the looks of these two lovebirds, its a love story that will too. So grab another cup of coffee, and join me in starting this week off right in this gallery filled to the brim with gorgeous.

From Amalie Orrange… Abby & Nick had a gorgeous wedding, from the champagne and charcoal details, to the beautiful sunny day that make Florida so famous. Abby found me via Style Me Pretty and we hit it off from the start. She has such great classic style and wanted that to come across in all of the details in their wedding. Abby & Nick’s monogram appeared throughout the entire wedding from the programs, guest gift boxes and the bridesmaids monogramed “getting ready shirts”. 

From the Bride… We met in Tallahassee, FL while we were both second year law students. Nick, a die-hard gator fan and UF alum, transferred to FSU law after a year at Ole Miss. His best friend and fraternity brother was in my first year law school class and told me I needed to meet his friend who was transferring. Jokingly, I said, if he’s an obnoxious Gator like you, this Seminole fan is not interested. Little did I know, he talked me up that entire summer and we all hung out as friends once Nick arrived in Tallahassee. Our first date was October 24, 2008. I guess you can say, the rest is history.

Nick and I both now live in Jacksonville, FL. After a year or so of renting a house with a group of guys, Nick was bit by the “house buying” bug. I would walk through houses with him and comment on design ideas, etc. At this point, we both knew that any house would one day become our home together. Fast forward to actually buying a cute, 1960′s red brick house in Jacksonville. After getting keys to the house, but before moving anything in, amidst drop cloths and paint cans in an empty living room, Nick got down on one knee, said that he wanted to start our life together there in that house.

Wedding Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography / Wedding Venue: Women’s Club of Winter Park in Winter Park, Florida / Wedding Planner: Kristen from Blush by Brandee Gaar / Floral Design: Apopka Florist / Catering: Levan’s / Band : KTG Entertainment / Wedding Dress : Casablanca via The Bridal Shop / Alterations + Customization: Martha Shump Designs / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Lynn Lugo via Bella Bridesmaid / Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Absolutely Fitting / Hair: Salon INXS / Makeup: Nicole Larson

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