Personalizing Your Bouquet

I just love sweet details at weddings that show thoughtfulness and are appreciated by those who really know you. One key location to personalize is the bride’s bouquet. We’ve had brides wrap the stem with grandmother’s rosary, pin a giraffe charm to the stem to honor the mother of the bride, and even make entire brooch bouquets out of heirloom and favorite pieces collected by important female family and friends.

Oatmeal Lace out of Tampa, FL monograms grosgrain ribbons for bridesmaids bouquets which add a special, preppy touch and can be reused after the wedding.

How about honoring your parents or grandparents and their long and happy marriage with a photo charm of their wedding day?

Paloma’s Nest makes classic porcelain bouquet charms that will forever be a sweet remembrance of your wedding day.

Any other ideas for us on bouquet personalization?  Send them our way!

 

Get It While It’s Hot! Floral Crowns for Your Wedding

Over the past year we’ve seen more and more brides and bridesmaids try the SO of-the-moment and SO bohemian chic look of wearing flowers in their hair. And I don’t mean just one bloom pinned into your French twist, ladies! Florists across the country have honed their skills to create stunning floral crowns that add a big WOW factor to your wedding day style. Interested in making this a DIY project? Try it out ahead of time using one of these floral crown tutorials from Honestly WTF, a faux floral crown by Kelli Murray , or a sweet and simple smaller crown by Bleubird.

Here are some of our favorite looks. Will you be wearing flowers in your hair on your wedding day?

 

Tickled Pink Bride Ali wearing a floral crown by Suzanne Nichols Design

Real Wedding: Faith + Scott at Leu Gardens

Faith and Scott were instantly the kind of clients I clicked with, got along with, laughed with, and completely shared in their joy. Their wedding planning was thoughtful and included sweet Southern touches that fit perfectly at their venue, Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando.  They were meant to be married under a grand old oak tree on the lawn,  but the weather had other plans for us.  Even in Februrary, weather in Florida is temperamental!  After hours of morning rain, we were forced to move the ceremony indoors but this couple took it in stride and didn’t for a minute let that get them down.  Such a gracious and loving couple, they were just happy to get married!  Lots of personal details were incorporated into this wedding, like the 200 year old bible that belongs to Scott’s family that was carried down the aisle in the processional, Scott’s dad serving as best man, and a heartfelt song that Faith sang to Scott to begin the reception.  We added all sorts of Southern elements including Faith’s gorgeous lace gown, mini pies by P is for Pie, babies breath and mason jars, chalkboard table numbers and the beautiful floral arrangements in wooden boxes by Orlando-based florist Bluegrass Chic. Nikki at Wings of Glory Photography  captured the day with the stunning photos below.  Enjoy!

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Real Wedding: Megan + Sal at Highland Manor

Megan and Sal had the most perfect balance of trend and tradition at their fall wedding and I’m so pleased to share the cinematic trailer from Orlando-based videographers Riant Films. With a soft blush, gray, and neutrals color scheme, we had so much fun planning the decor including florals from the ever-amazing Lee Forrest Design and tons of creative custom chalkboard pieces by The Chalk Shop. The ceremony took place at Anunciation Catholic Church and was followed by a lively reception at the historic Highland Manor in Apopka, FL. The genuine love this couple shares was so apparent on their wedding day, and I could not have been happier to be a part of seeing their wedding wishes come to life.  Congratulations, Megan and Sal!  Photos coming soon…

Megan + Sal Trailer Movie from Riant Films

Venue Hunting: The Acre in College Park

Recently our team visited a unique Orlando venue called The Acre.  It’s a charming, one of a kind venue in College Park, rustic and whimsical in it’s style and decor on the one acre piece of land.  Complete with a vintage Airstream that can be used for photos or as a bar, a catering kitchen, a bridal suite, a barn, a stage, and the coolest, roofless building covered with vines and strung with market lights. If you’re on the market for something different for your event, this is definitely a venue worth visiting.  The Acre was also featured on Wedding Chicks here, where you can see all sorts of garden party wedding fun and how they creatively used the space.

Ceremony at The Acre, photography by Kelian Photography

Open air building as dance floor. Photo by Kelian Photography

Stage used as a large photo area. Photo by Kelian Photography

Please excuse my iPhone photos below, I got excited snapping away at the interesting options available!

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