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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.

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: Hale Koa phineas Estate | Rentals: Rent Your Events | Rentals: Crystal & Crates | 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!

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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.

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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.

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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

Central Florida Town Manor Inn Wedding from Angela Gaspar Photography

You know what happens when a bride as adorable as this graces our pages here at SMP Florida?  We throw a party.  A party that celebrates all things bridal cuteness and a true love romance that is just as amazing.  I’m talking a seriously sweet theater proposal and a wedding filled with bundles of shabby chic meets vintage-inspired details held at the Town Manor Inn.  Ready to get your party on?  Join us in the gallery for every last moment captured by Angela Gaspar Photography.  It’s all kinds of pretty.

From Angela Gaspar Photography… I had the pleasure of escaping the cold for a little while to photograph Diana and Nick’s beautiful Florida wedding.

Even though Diana and Nick had known each other since high school, their romance didn’t begin until after college. They had both moved back to their hometown and started spending more and more time together. Diana’s first one-on-one moment with Nick was spent helping him build a set he was designing at the local school he worked at. It was only appropriate that Nick would propose to Diana in the same theater. On a night out, Nick made an excuse to stop by the school and when they entered the theater she immediately saw “Diana, will you marry me?” written in tape on the stage!

Their wedding took place at the charming Town Manor Inn. I loved the whole look and feel of the ceremony, including the bridesmaids mix matched dresses. The cake topper was adorable and represented their terrier that wasn’t at the wedding.

 

Wedding Photography: Angela Gaspar Photography / Wedding Venue: Town Manor Inn in Auburndale, Florida / Bridesmaids’ Attire: ModCloth / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal / Stationery: Exclusively Weddings / Jewelry: Family Heirlooms

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Rockledge Wedding from Vine & Light Photography

When you love succulents as much as I do, weddings like this gorgeous Rocklege gem have a tendency to brighten your day.  Brighten your day in a way that only sunny yellow bouquets filled with succulents can do.  And when the bride is the oh-so-talented Lauren of Lauren Grace Weddings & Events and also happens to be as dedicated to succulents as you are, that’s a day brightening times ten.  Together with her dapper beau and close friends and family, she crafted an affair that was pure lovely (here’s looking at you, cake table), complete with divine images from Vine & Light Photography.  See so much more in the full gallery.

From Vine & Light PhotographyLauren did a wonderful job of incorporating vintage and modern elements to her day, with so many wonderful and on-trend details. This wedding is a great example of how to have seasonal details incorporated into your day in a way that is both classy and unique. I think you can see that best in their floral choices, the tall branches centerpieces, the succulent cactus favors, and the muted sage green, yellow and blush color palette.

Lauren has a background in event design and coordinating, as well as past experience working with a florist, so when it came to her wedding day, she did had a blast creating a unique vision to represent her and Blair. I love that Lauren’s friends and family came alongside the couple to help make her day unique. Her family baked most of the baked goods in the dessert bar, and one of her bridesmaids did the calligraphy for the menu and welcome window panes. Overall, their day was filled with personal touches, charming details, and loving family and friends. It was such a lovely day and such an honor to be there.

From the Bride… I wanted our wedding to represent both Blair and me through little details. I wanted everything to be personal; for example, our cakes were made by my aunts with some help from bakers I have a relationship with. All of my vendors were people I know through my business so it was like family. Our first look was on the water, where I spent hours playing as a child, just like Blair did too. It was so nice being able to share that moment with him before the wedding. Being able to hug and love on him before our busy day started was amazing.

I was very inspired by my flowers and succulents! I wanted green because it is my favorite color, but I didn’t want green flowers or greenery. Then I saw this gorgeous succulent bouquet online, and I was in love. Previously having worked at a florist (Amanda’s) made the flowers very important to me, and she executed everything exactly how I would have done it myself. There was so much love at our wedding; there were so many tears, hugs, and laughter. It was everything I could have asked for.

Wedding Photography: Vine & Light Photography / Ceremony: Old St. Mary’s Church in Rockledge, Florida / Reception: Rockledge Municipal Building in Rockledge, Florida / Event Design + Planning: Lauren Grace Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Amanda’s Florist / Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Chelsea Barrett Design / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth

New Smyrna Beach Engagement from Laura Yang Photography

When Laura Yang Photography described this magical Smyrna Beach engagement session as a literal “heaven,” I knew I was about to fall madly in love.  Head over heels style.  Because there are few things in the world I adore more than a day spent at the beach and when you add in a devastatingly gorgeous sunset and the happiness that only soon-to-be-married cuties can bring, I adore it even more. Lucky for me (and you), she captured every last moment between these two sweethearts and they are brightening our day more than any sun-filled beach could.  Click here for more.

From Laura Yang PhotographyAt this engagement session, it was as if heaven opened up and we stepped inside. Everything about this day, from the pristine landscape to the gorgeous color palette and the head-over-heels couple, was absolutely perfect.

Photography: Laura Yang Photography / Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Outdoor Winter Photo Shoot from Kristina Grimm Photography

Okay, so Florida may not have the type of winters we have up here in New England, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have gorgeous winter inspired weddings. And if you’re on board with a romantic winter wedding filled with pretty whites and pale shades of blue, then you’re going to love Kristina Grimm Photography‘s outdoor photo shoot. It’s a vintage chic winter wonderland picnic and it’s all right here in the full gallery. 

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From Kristina Grimm PhotographyWinter is my favorite time of year. We don’t get much winter in Florida, but I wanted to create a Florida, outdoor, winter-inspired shoot. The Boys Youth Ranch was the perfect setting for a Florida winter afternoon. This weather lately made such a perfect afternoon to create just that look we needed. With a little elbow grease and late nights of hammering, painting, staining and sewing, our idea was a success.

Photography: Kristina Grimm Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Wekiwa State Park Boys Youth Ranch in Apopka, Florida / Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist / Cinematography: Imprint Cinema / Wedding Cake: Everything Cake / Invitations: Dogwood Blossom Stationery / Furniture: Custom by Kristina Grimm Photography / Wedding Dress: Made by the Bride’s Mother-in-Law / Hair + Makeup: Marigold Scott

Lake Mary Wedding from Vine & Light Photography

Wedding Wednesday.  An entire day of basking in SEVEN gorgeous fêtes chock-full of pretty.  A morning, noon and night of lovely, if you will.  And today’s gorgeous lineup?  It’s just one stop-you-in-your tracks affair after another with everything from a glorious ranch fête to an e-session and wedding that will make your hearts sing.  Prepare for a day swooning in the gallery, lovelies… it’s going to be sooo good.

We’re kicking off the day with a big ol’ dose of sunshine, all thanks to a breathtaking Lake Mary, Florida affair and the oh-so-amazing images of Vine & Light Photography.  Literally overflowing with one gorgeous detail after another, it’s beautiful blooms by Amanda’s Florist meets fun-filled lawn games meets sweet navy blue hues.  This, my friends, is what we call a summertime masterpiece and you can see every last HAPPY moment in the full gallery.  Join me there for more.

From Vine & Light PhotographyMegan and Dustin’s wedding was the epitome of a sweet, southern, summertime occasion, complete with bow ties, a signature cocktail (vodka lemonade with muddled herbs), the wedding party playing corn hole, homemade apple and key lime pies (made by the bride’s mom!) and lots and lots of dancing and wholehearted celebration. Their big day was classic, elegant and laced with nods to family and tradition (they had a wall of doors built and decorated it with vintage family photos). Megan had vintage hankies set out for her wedding guests to use to dry their eyes during the ceremony. She also incorporated many antique store finds throughout her wedding decor to marry the two styles of classic and vintage. Overall, there was such a sense of family and community put into their wedding day style.

From the Bride… I don’t really know if I had a theme for my wedding; I have just always dreamed of having a very classic wedding with lots of antique touches. I love the color navy, and I thought that was a good classic accent color to use throughout the wedding. My mom made key lime pie, blueberry bramble, peach cobbler, apple pie and pecan “tassies” (using my grandmother and her twin sister’s old mini pie tins that they used to make the same thing for various weddings and special occasions), and then a family friend made cheesecake.

I know it sounds cheesy, but my favorite moment was the moment I’ve been dreaming of my whole life: walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Dustin’s face. Little did I know he’d be crying way harder than I was! I was shaking like a leaf, but my dad placed his hand on mine and it calmed me right down. As I was walking I tried to take it all in as much as possible, and I feel like I did. It was as special as I had hoped.

Wedding Photography: Vine & Light Photography / Wedding Venue: Lake Mary Events Center in Lake Mary, Florida / Floral Design: Amanda’s Florist / Wedding Day Coordination: Mijanne Wurdeman / Wedding Invitations: Chelsea Barrett Design / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Nina / Bride’s Jewelry: Amanda Pearl

Lakeland Engagement Session from Andi Mans Photography

If you were to look up the word “happy” in the dictionary, I am fairly certain you would find a photo of this darling Lakeland duo, smiling from ear to ear in total love-filled bliss right there on the pages of Webster’s Dictionary.  And, if not?  Well, that lovely photo needs to be added ASAP, because these are the kind of sweethearts that live and breathe some serious HAPPY.  Case in point?  This take-your-breath-away e-shoot captured by Andi Mans Photography, aka, a sunshiny afternoon with the perfect dose of L.O.V.E.  Grin your heart out in the full gallery.

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From Andi Mans PhotographyWhat a special couple! Ashleydawn and Brandon are perfect for each other! I was thrilled to find out Ashley was engaged and jumped on the opportunity to photograph this special moment in their lives. The session was FILLED with tons of laughter, love and sweetness! I love how they met: Ashley had been sitting next to Brandon’s grandparents in church for three years until they sweetly asked her if she had “The Facebook” so they could have their grandson and Ashley connect online! Brandon was in Ohio and Ashley was in Florida, and to make long story short, they met and the love story began! I just am amazed to hear God’s faithful workings on two beautiful people! 

Photography: Andi Mans Photography / Location: Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida

Dream Inspired Photo Shoot from Kt Crabb Photography

One thing that always, ALWAYS makes me happy?  Drop-dead gorgeous wedding inspiration.  Add in a fabulous Dr. Seuss quote, a talented team of Florida’s finest vendors and a downright gorgeous setting and, well.  That’s a joy that can’t be described in words.  Emily Grace Design styled this dream-like wonderland to absolute perfection with bundles of vibrant hues and beautiful blooms by Taylormade Wedding & Event Flowers that will seriously rock.your.world.  Oh, and the gallery chock-full of images captured by Kt Crabb Photography?  Beyond lovely.  Join me there for more.

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Prepare yourselves, lovelies.  We’re not done yet.  We have one very stunning film from Shutter Life Productions to share with you.  Enjoy!

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From Kt Crabb PhotographyThis photo shoot was inspired by the Dr. Seuss quote, “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” It’s way to easy to take the little things for granted. The ability to hold a beloved’s hand, pass along a smile and share in laughter all seem commonplace after married life begins to run it’s course. It’s hard to embrace those delights when disagreements steal the moments from our grasp and leave a silent barrier. But love surely conquers all and reminds us that even though we are faced with many trials, life is certainly better shared.

Our hope for the movie piece was to show a simple disagreement that can come with any relationship. We then contrasted that of the dream the bride has that resemble moments of her wedding day. They day they officially committed to share their lives together, through thick and thin. When she returns to normal life, she is reminded of that commitment by her sweet husband’s actions and forgiveness soon follows.

Emily designed our brilliant areas with a constant theme of vibrant colors easily found through out nature in the early summer months. With a “dream” as our inspiration, Emily ran with the wonderful idea of an overall softness throughout every detail. From the baby’s breath in the bride’s hair to the fluffy white feathers on the bed, she did a marvelous job carrying the theme all the way through!

Photography: Kt Crabb Photography / Photo Shoot Location: Lake Runnymede Conservation Area in St. Cloud, Florida / Design: Emily Grace Design / Floral Design: Taylormade Wedding & Event Flowers / Cinematography: Shutter Life Productions / Music in Film: “Look Out for You” by Amy Stroup (Licensed through The Music Bed) / Makeup: Simply Makeup by Cristina

Backyard Clermont Wedding from Sarah Ashley Peters Photography

Backyard weddings have a magical way of touching the soul – and this drop dead gorgeous fête captured by Sarah Ashley Peters Photography?  A heart stopping masterpiece.  Set against an intimate (+ breathtaking) backdrop of sky-high trees and rustic goodness every.which.way you turn, it’s burlap ring pillows meets beyond darling DIY details meets a laid back, yet elegant vibe we can’t get enough of. Oh, and did I mention some of the prettiest paper goods you ever did see by Rifle Paper Co.?  Settle in, lovelies.  You’re in for an entire weekend of pretty.  See it all here.

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Oh, and we’re not done yet.  We have a stunning film from Jesse Beecher to brighten your day even more.  Enjoy!

From the Bride… Landson and I were married about an hour outside of Orlando in Clermont, Florida, on April 29, 2012. Our beautiful outdoor wedding site was owned by family friends and is located behind acres of orange groves, literally in middle of nowhere — in a cow pasture. During our four-month engagement, Landson and my dad were out at “the ranch” (as we nicknamed it) scooping up cow piles, fixing the fence so no more cows could get in (although they almost always managed to), trimming overgrown bushes and trees and raking leaves nearly every weekend. Because of their hard work, our wedding was even more amazing then I could have possibly dreamed. I work in Winter Park, Florida, for Rifle Paper Company, and I had the pleasure of having my lovely boss, Anna Bond, illustrate our wedding invites. Then I had them letter pressed over at Mama Sauce, a print shop near by that Rifle is good friends with. The simplicity and classiness of the invite set the mood of the entire wedding.

I knew long before I was engaged that I wanted a gorgeous outdoor wedding in a place that made you feel like you were in the middle of nowhere. Guests had to take not only a longer drive to Clermont from Orlando, but once they arrived at the ranch, they had a 10-minute scenic drive through orange groves and cow pasture before arriving at the beautiful tucked-away venue that had it all: a little “screen room,” a poured slab of cement for a dance floor and a beautiful canopy of trees, ideal for an intimate ceremony free from the hot, Florida sun. Julie Arnold, owner of the charming Florida citrus shop “Showcase Citrus,” which sits on the edge of the property that hosted my wedding, is a collector of vintage things. One of her vintage items is an old Studebaker truck! She offered to let me borrow the truck for whatever we needed for the wedding, which we used for our engagement photos, and since it happened to be vintage blue and cream with accents of red (the exact colors of my wedding) I knew it was meant to be! We decided that since the property was so big, that my dad would drive the truck in for the ceremony with me sitting in the car, and my bridesmaids and ring bearer would sit in the bed of the truck on bails of hay. It was perfect way to enter and was a wonderful piece to be sitting in the background of my wedding for the rest of the event.

After Landson proposed, my mom assigned my dad to the job of finding us used china in his obsessive garage sale hunting. Sure enough, a few weeks later, my dad found us 80 sets of china to use. My mom also started to collect a massive assortment of red, white and blue fabrics to use for table cloths, couch cushions and, most importantly, the flags that decorated the trees of the venue. She made miles of banners, which we hung everywhere! Our ceremony was my favorite part. Of course, I had dreamed about it for years. I walked down the aisle to what I think’s the perfect song – “Forget me Not” by the Civil Wars, performed live by my best friend and two of Landson’s brothers. I have always had a love for hand-written notes, and since I work for one of the greatest stationery companies ever, there were naturally some cards and writing involved. Landson and I wrote our own vows, but rather than having them on a plain piece of paper, we picked two different cards from Rifle and wrote our vows on them. Now they are in our home for us to see daily. The day couldn’t have been any better. It was so full of laughter and love, and was more than I could have ever imagined. Everyone cried in the ceremony, laughed during the speeches and danced their hearts out at the reception. It was the perfect way to start the rest of my life with my favorite person.

Wedding Photography: Sarah Ashley Peters Photography / Wedding Venue: A Private Property in Clermont, Florida / Event Planning, Floral + Event Design: DIY / Wedding Cinematography: Jesse Beecher / Wedding Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Bride’s Belt: J.Crew

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Wedding at Enzo’s on the Lake by Lori Barbely Photography

We have a delightfully marvelous wedding for you this morning by Lori Barbely Photography.  A little bit J Crew mixed with a little Anthropologie and a whole lot of love equals a whimsical, modern affair full of fun little details.  I am completely smitten with the giant paper flowers that fill the milk glass centerpieces.  Such a fun and unexpected touch!  Click here to see even more sweet details in the full gallery!

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It was a love of the outdoors that connected the bride and groom when they first met and after becoming engaged on the top of a mountain in North Carolina, they were determined to find the perfect outdoor setting for their wedding day. They found their ideal location on the dock and in the gardens of Enzo’s Italian Restaurant on the water in Longwood, FL.

The bride and groom wanted a vintage-meets modern themed wedding that was elegant yet relaxed and most of all, fun! The look could be described as J.Crew meets Anthropologie and the color scheme was yellow and navy. The bride spent 6 months collecting antique, hobnail vases for the centerpieces. Paper flowers filled the vases inside, while the outside garden and dock were adorned in craspedia, chamomile, baby’s breath, forsythia and daises.

A highlight of the wedding ceremony was the bride’s niece and flower girl, pulling her two twin nephews and ring-bearers in a vintage radio flyer filled with yellow rose petals.

After the ceremony, the wedding guests enjoyed cocktails on the dock followed by dinner inside. A candy bar was set with Navy M&M’s, Yellow Whirly pops, Lemon Drops and an assortment of mini cupcakes. In lieu of traditional favors, a donation was made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the wedding guests.

A sign with the couple’s initials was made of navy and yellow fabric flower pins. As the night wore on, guests were encouraged to dismantle the sign and wear these pops of color. As the sun set over the water, hanging vintage lanterns and twinkling lights outlined the deck area for dancing under the stars.

A farewell line of bubble wands adorned with navy and yellow ribbon was the perfect end to a perfect wedding day.

Wedding Photography: Lori Barbely Photography / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Enzo’s on the Lake / Wedding Cake & Catering: Enzo’s on the Lake / Wedding Ceremony Flowers & Bouquets: Kelly Shannon Floral / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage / Bride’s Veil: Borrowed, Sister of the Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Flower Girl Dress: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses & Jewelry: Anthropologie / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Michael Kors / Hair: Lambs Eat Ivy Salon / Poms: EmersonMade / Wedding Reception Paper Flowers, Table Numbers & Place Cards: Gigi Goods / Table Decor: Vintage Hobnail / Cupcakes: Blue Bird Bake Shop / Limousine: Sweetwater Limo / Officiant: Reverend Steve Swan of Sensational Ceremonies / DJ: David Rodruguez of JCS Entertainment / Videographer: Mark Leach of Digita Arts

Central Florida Engagement Session by Shipra Panosian Photography

I have a confession to make.  The only place in Florida I have ever visited is Disney World and I have a feeling I’m missing something spectacular.  When I imagine the sunshine state, it looks a lot like this dreamy engagement session by Shipra Panosian Photography – hazy, lush, green and wildly romantic.  This also looks a lot like the perfect date – tandem bicycle ride, homemade lemonade and cookies and cooling off with a private canoe ride.  I can’t wait to see what these creative, vintage-loving cuties put together for their wedding!  Click here to enjoy even more!

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Matthew and Briana wanted to evoke the feel of a laid-back summer day in the Sunshine State so what better place to meet for their engagement session than Wekiva Springs?  Wekiva Springs is an natural cool spring in Central Florida that is surrounded by lush greenery and a variety of wild walking trails. Briana found a vintage bikini online and we met a little after sunrise at the Springs so that we could take advantage of some solitude before the crowds arrived.  After some time lazing in a canoe at the mouth of the Spring, we made our way down one of the park’s trails for some photographs with their tandem bike since the bike is their get-away vehicle for after the wedding.  They cooled down with lemonade and Briana baked cookies since they are opting out of a cake for the wedding in favor of her favorite treat… cookies.

Photography: Shipra Panosian Photography / Location: Wekiva Springs, Florida