Starting off this week with a beautiful springtime wedding with great vintage style from Katie Slater. I’m obsessed with all of the lush peonies and the chic single bloom centerpieces. I love how they used pieces from the bride’s grandmother and also their own house to make the space personal. And the local seed packet favors are the perfect idea for a spring wedding.
We loved Eolia Mansion so much, we designed the entire wedding around it! We wanted the feel of the ocean and the beauty of the gardens mixed with vintage charm.
Reception room was decorated with pictures of our parents and grandparents wedding days and the lace from my grandmothers dresses decorated the tables. We had guests place cards in my grandmothers old 1940’s suitcases which were decorated with lace doilies from her house.
Our seating chart was made from an old window from the house we just bought together, we attached lace to the back and lit it with candles. We used seed packets from a local seed company in our town for our wedding favors. Instead of a traditional guest book, We used a branch from a tree in our yard and asked guests to write a “wish” for us and hang it from the tree with ribbon.
Photography | Katie Slater Photography | Venue | Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park | Florist | A Victorian Garden | Caterer | Cloud Nine Catering | Gown | Rose and Delilah from Everthine Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid Dresses | Joanna August | Makeup | Larissa Lake Makeup Artist | Suits | JoS A Bank | DJ | DJ ALA
The breath-taking scenery will have you falling in love with this lakeside engagement session from Hazelwood Photo. Captured at Trillium Lake in Oregon, this is the perfect location for this sweet and vibrant couple. I love the bride’s outfit choices, from a pretty cream dress with a bright bouquet to a colorful floral dress. It is so lovely against the beautiful lake and Mt. Hood in the backdrop.
I love how today’s glam Florida wedding from Stephanie A Smith can be big, yet feel so intimate. The wedding was very family-centric, with the bride wearing her grandmother’s ring and the groom had cufflinks from his grandfather. The bride even did a first look with her grandparents, which is such an adorable idea!
Our main focus with the overall feel of the wedding was classic, timeless, and most importantly FUN. Navy and champagne were our colors. We got married in an Episcopal Church in downtown Tampa and the reception was just a few blocks away. I am from Tampa which made the location an easy choice. My (now husband) and I currently live in his hometown of Mobile, AL. Having friends and family traveling from all over the country, we chose downtown for our location so guests would have everything easily accessible to them during the weekend.
For what seemed to a big blur there were also so many moments that are still so vivid in my mind. I loved the relaxed feel in the hotel room while getting ready with my bridesmaids, mom, and aunt. I did a “first look” with my dad which was really special. A BIG favorite was looking at Thomas down the aisle for the first time.
The food/bar and band were the highest on our priority list. We had so many people taking their time to celebrate our marriage we wanted to make sure they got to really enjoy themselves as well! We had a good friend who graciously did all of our paper goods for us. In our Out-of-Town Guest Bags we included an outline of The United States which depicted each city that guests traveled from. Our friend also hand painted a fun map of the Downtown Tampa area depicting our venue locations and other landmarks which was included in the bags as well.
But my overall favorite was probably all the time we got to spend on the dance floor with loved ones. My heart breaks for brides and grooms who say you don’t get to enjoy your own wedding because we had the time of our lives!
Photography | Stephanie A Smith Photography | Ceremony | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church | Reception Venue | The Vault | Planner | Stonehouse Events | Florist | Events in Bloom | Cake | Alessi Bakery | Catering | Good Food Catering | Rentals | Signature Event Rentals | Linens | Nuage Designs and Linens by the Sea | Dress | Augusta Jones from Malindy Elene | Bridesmaid Dresses | Dessy | Hair | Jenn Noll | Makeup | Jaime Brittain | Videography | Randall Productions | Lighting | The Production Crew | Entertainment | South Town Fever | Transportation | The Jolley Trolley