Selected Photos by Helen Scorpio Photography*
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a wedding professional is seeing a bride and groom's unique ideas transform into reality. Such was the case for Jenny and Todd's fall wedding in Lakeland.
Jenny's palette was eggplant with touches of ivory and peach.Vintage lace was a major component, accenting everything from the gift and buffet and even as a liner in the center of each guest table.
While the traditional ceremony was in a nearby church, all formal bridal party pictures were taken in Hollis Garden next door to the Magnolia Building.
Jenny and her talented mother-in-law, Linda, took every aspect of the reception design seriously. From special silk arrangements on the mantles to an unique monongram "sign," there was a feeling that you had traveled back in time to another era.
Guest place cards were attached to antique keys.
Jennifer and Linda worked with their florist, Mrs. D's Flowers, to integrate just the right amount of fresh flowers into the reception. One way was in the center of our five branch gold candlelabra. Arrangements from the church and wispy springer rye grass were carefully placed on special tables.
The alternating guest table centerpiece was a simple crystal bowl filled with fresh peaches. Table numbers were indicated on the "door lock" stands on each. Napkins were Victorian lilac satin with runners and chair ties in eggplant. Lace wrapped favors were set at each place setting.
Hand passed hors d'oeuvres ranged from our mini meatballs with pretzel handles to traditional shrimp cocktail.
We utilized our ivory lace skirting (revived from the 1990's), for the buffet table.
Many special memories for Jenny and Todd!
Event planning, design, coordination and catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL
DJ: Delite Entertainment
Foliage: A1 Foliage
Florist: Mrs. D's
Cakes: It's a Piece of Cake by Maggi
Photography: Helen Scorpio