Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

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I know I talk a lot about details here, but if you are here and participating in this medium, I am pretty sure you’ll understand where I am coming from…

Weddings are more than “colors” and “themes.” Weddings are a communion, a reverent celebration, a story, (your love story!) and an experience for not only you, but for your family and friends to savor and remember for a lifetime.

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The fact that this was Brittany’s sensibility when she met with me for the first time told me everything I needed to know and offered me the perfect charge! She and Barret had been on what I call the “wedding circuit.” So many of their friends and peers are getting married and it seemed as if they were going to a wedding every other month! Through these weddings she and Barret attended, she had seen, heard and tasted what seemed to be everything, and she wanted hers and Barret’s wedding to be signature, just like them! *wink.

First things first; starting the day relaxed and confident is the perfect approach to experiencing all of the beautiful moments that are ahead of you as the day unfolds.

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This space here is to give you ample warning (and time to grab some tissues!) as to quite possibly the most emotional Daddy reveal I have ever seen. Now tell me these are not images that will turn into forever mementos!

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Recovered yet? Shall I give you a moment?  Here’s a sweet Bridesmaids reveal as you gain your composure!

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How about a stunning look at Brittany’s processional, a sharp wedding party and some portraits of Brittany and Barret to look at while you take care of that pesky thing in your eye… *wink!

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Brittany’s white, lush and romantic bouquet consisted of white garden roses peonies and, my favorite, ranunculus (seriously, I try to sneak them in every wedding that I am able!) against light touches of greenery. The trailing ribbons were soft, feminine and I loved how the bouquet moved with her in that striking Ines DiSanto gown.

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I love that these portraits here are the perfect transition from the garden aesthetic from just outside Knowles Chapel to what we created inside the ballroom at The Alfond Inn!

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So what sets this wedding apart from the others? Cue the details!

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Designing a wedding reception in a ballroom needs particular attention to details that offer those 4 walls life. We opted for these tall centerpieces with cascading greenery and candles on top to offer a romantic and dreamy glow as guests dined.

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I loved how the seating directory turned out thanks to Andi Mejia Calligraphy!

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This wedding cake was very well deserving of it’s very own backdrop!

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I had four custom trellis panels constructed where vines and greenery were interwoven throughout with touches of white florals creating a 10-12 foot canopy over our bars and cake. It was magical!

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These chic, marble chargers with gold flatware and the vellum menu card with gold foil, were perfect, minimal, yet chic details-

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First Dance, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance; give me alllll the dances!!

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Brittany and Barret, this is one I shall never soon forget! Your confidence and trust made my “job” so worthwhile, and I loved watching this beautiful day unfold for you!

May you forever wear these same smiles!  xx, LS

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THE CAST:

Erica & Taylor | Classic Southern Wedding

Erica & Taylor | Classic Southern Wedding

Classic Southern Wedding | Knowles Chapel at Rollins College | Interlachen Country Club

I loved working with Erica and Taylor, they are the ultimate, traditional Southern couple; they wanted a classic Southern wedding with some vibrant pops of color, and a fun party.

The keys to telling this couple’s story were layering in soft beautiful details that share their Southern hospitality and infuse luxurious elements into their Winter Park Florida Wedding creating a warm, sweet, and welcoming environment.


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Wedding invitations set the tone for this black-tie wedding; classic, yet elegant a simple white stock with black lettering in a soft script font; accompanied by envelopes with beautiful hand addressed calligraphy.


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Erica chose a beautiful lace A-Line ball gown with a sheer cap sleeve paired with a cathedral length veil and a very traditional fingertip length blusher. She chose the perfect accents, a simple gold bracelet, gold and pearl earrings and my favorite, champagne gold glitter Jimmy Choo pointed toe pumps.


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The bridal party wore simple tiffany blue bridesmaid’s dresses which were the perfect backdrop for their soft, loose bouquets of cream, pink and burgundy peonies, soft full roses, ranunculus, ferns and seeded eucalyptus. 


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Erica and Taylor chose the historic Knowles Chapel at Rollins College, a beautiful Mediterranean Revival building with high vaulted ceilings and dark wood pews which were accented with hanging lanterns and soft floral nosegays anchored with oversized garden urns overflowing with lush flowers and greenery in soft creams and pinks with subtle pops of color.


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Paired with the country club’s superior food and service, we set out to create a wedding reception that was warm, inviting and the epitome of Southern hospitality. Softening the space with white, flowing draping and soft lighting created a beautiful base for long guest tables, allowing for ease of conversation, layered with beautiful lace linens, arrangements with chunky candles in silver and glass, mercury glass and silver julep cups.


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The floral centerpieces were a mix of tall, full arrangements carrying through the colors and textures of the wedding party flowers; paired with lush, low, flowing arrangements combining fruit and floral. 


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Our favorite details were very focused on Southern charm; beautiful white charger plates with gold trim were enhanced with custom round menu cards, pressed glass added a feeling of warmth, home and elegance as did the custom, monogrammed hemstitch linen napkins. The dark burgundy pear added a fun, unexpected touch of whimsy to the place settings and added a new element to the floral décor carried through the day.


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Their band, Atlanta Showstoppers, provided the fun party Erica and Taylor were looking for keeping the dance floor packed all night and the addition of some comfortable lounge seating and a welcoming outdoor terrace space complete with fire pit offered guests a relaxing environment.


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Thank you to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!


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Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!

·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Ceremony Venue: Knowles Chapel at Rollins College

·      Reception Venue: Interlachen Country Club

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: Fr. Walsh

·      Wedding Photographer:  Virgil Bunao

·      Floral Design: Velvet and Twine

·      Hair:  Studio Cara

·      Make Up: Anna Yebba

·      Lighting: Our DJ Rocks!

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Draping: Swag Decor

·      Furniture: AFR Event Furnishings

·      Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·      Reception Music: East Coast Entertainment – Atlanta Showstoppers

·      Menu Cards: Dogwood Blossom Stationery 

.      Invitations: The Paper Shop

·      Wedding Cake: Sprinkles Cakes

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: A Chair Affair

·      Transportation: Destination MCO

·      Classic Car: VIP Transportation