The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Friday, April 29, 2016

Winter Park Blush and Mint Green Wedding

Heather and Aaron
Photos by Captured By Belinda



We traveled to the Orlando area to host this vintage celebration for Heather and Aaron at the Winter Park Farmer's Market. During its history, the market was the hub of commerce for the area being adjacent to the train station where goods found their way to residents of the area.

The couple chose the location because of their love of everything vintage. They spent months collecting meaningful tabletop decor items that fit their theme and location.

 This was the second of two sister's weddings we had the pleasure of doing in the past several years. Like her sister, Kristen, Heather had her own sense of style that revolved heavily around fresh flowers and the "small details."


Throughout the planning process, Aaron stayed in involved with timing, food, and vendor selection. 




The ceremony was held underneath a pavilion connected to the refurbished former train station in the heart of Winter Park. The tree lined perimeter still lent a "park like" setting for the celebration.


The pavilion was quickly transformed into the social hour area with a displayed cheese and fruit presentation and open bar.






Inside, our staff transferred the mahogany chiavari chairs around guest tables decorated with neutral linens, mint green napkins and fresh garden roses in pearl white centerpieces. Small silver pails held live succulents and each table featured a black and white picture of Heather and Aaron in "throughout the years."


 

The sign in table had a sign requesting that guests inscribe a heart with well wishes. Below, guests found their table assignments with pink and mint "fuzzy" balls.

 

A sweetheart table for "Two" was positioned in the front of the market area.

 



The couple decided on a menu with a "comfort food" flair. The highlight was a bbq chop station where our carver welded a "Dexter" knife and hand-chopped smoked pork. Guests had their choice of three different regional barbecue sauces along with slaw and crunchy onions.



 


 



Navy and Yellow Wedding as Easy as PII

Stephanie and Robert
Davis Islands Garden Club

What does PII and reptiles have to do with a wedding celebration? It has to with the degree of personalization our clients want to incorporate into their special day.

That was the case for Stephanie and Robert's early spring wedding at Davis Islands Garden Club. Although the couple lived in Dallas, Stephanie's mom, Barbara, who lives here, took the all of the couple's ideas and incorporated every detail into their wedding day.

First, some background: The couple are engineers who love everything mathematical

Second, Stephanie adores reptiles in all shapes and forms and bright yellow is her favorite color



Stephanie met in advance in Dallas for a design meeting with my former creative director, Kent Billiter, who moved there the year prior. Kent shared many details on Stephanie and Robert's ideas that came out of that meeting. 

Stephanie joined her mom and I one time for a guest table design meeting. It all fell together perfectly with her initial ideas for navy blue and yellow. She entrusted her mom and I to complete her vision of a tasteful, yet fun celebration.

Here are some of the highlights of 
Stephanie and Robert's wedding day:


They cut their cake at a specific time in line with the PI alignment on their wedding day.


Yellow roses and sunflowers were Stephanie's top choice in florals for her wedding. The gazebo and aisle were decorated in these amazing colors.





Social hour was AMAZING. The couple hired a local company to provide roaming and tamed reptiles for their social hour. This was definitely a "meet and greet" situation.





We loved creating a unique hand-passed hors d'oeuvrs tray with a crocadile scuplture in the center.



                          


Inside, things were much more "tamed" with beautiful sunflowers EVERYWHERE.












At the end of the night, it was all about Stephanie and Robert!