Liz and Walker met at a Fraternity and Sorority Social while both attending the University of Florida; after dancing and chatting, they went on their first date the next day, and the rest is history! Both raised in Florida, they wanted their laid back lifestyle to be reflected in their wedding by keeping the overall vibe fun instead of 'theme-y' or 'stuffy'. More than anything they just wanted to enjoy a great celebration with their closest friends and family.
To showcase the new Diehl Farms venue we created a stylized photoshoot dubbed 'Elegant Equestrian', which combined classic Southern elements with vintage touches, along with character unique to Diehl Farms.
A ceremony in the rolling pasture featured weathered wooden benches and cowhide ottomans mixed with chiavari chairs for an eclectic look, and an antique church window created the perfect alter arch.
A cocktail hour lounge space featured a vignette of cowhorn chairs and loveseat accented with pillows in persimmon velvet and leather, all aside a trio of hay wheels.
A feasting table inside the stable sat perched beneath a swag of garland, dressed in hemstitch linen runner and floral embroidered overlay with vintage china and an assortment of cowhide chairs and mahogany chiavaris, while a charming sweetheart table sat beneath a giant wagon wheel chandelier.
A colorful beverage station featured a peachy shade of punch with orange-sugar rimmed crystal glasses and birch paper straws.
A bountiful dessert cart housed displays of pie pops, butterscotch milks, and other sweet treats, while an hors d'oeuvre display offered delectable appetizers that incorporated a nod to the tomato farm as well.
Inspiration for the escort card display came from the farm's main crop - tomatoes; lined up inside crates and pinned with gold vellum leaves to direct guests to their assigned tables.
Even the floral centerpieces and bride's bouquet were accented with colorful tomatoes.
The models were styled in an "All American" look, with elegant yet soft hair, flowing dresses, and layered necklaces.
So many lovely details everywhere you looked!
Vendors who made this shoot look like a million bucks include:
- Venue: Deihl Farms
- Photography: Life Long Studios
- Florist: FH Weddings
- Chiavari Chairs: Modern Day Events
- Linens & Chargers: Panache
- China, Flatware, & Glassware: Sassy Settings
- Catering: Olympia Catering
- Dessert Display: Chefin
- Cake: The Cake Zone
- Gown: Malindy Elene Bridal
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
- Flowergirl Dress: Olga's Bridal
- Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio
- Invitations: Hummingbird Invitation Studio
Jessica and Josh wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the simpler things in life; Southern food, cowboy boots, their Christian roots, and close friends and family. The bride wanted to combine rustic elements like wood barrels, burlap, and mason jars, with elegant touches like pearls, lace, and garden roses. The soft pastel color scheme was reflected from the chiffon and lace gowns to the soft romantic flora. The bride arrived at the outdoor ceremony under a Great Oak tree via horse and carriage, and the aisle was lined with wood planks etched with Bible verses. The couple also participated in a unity cross ceremony where they assembled a cross together signifying the outer structure of the groom sheltering his bride, and the bolts of their faith binding them together. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a display of Baseball snack favorites as a nod to the couple's first date to a Tampa Bay Ray's game (the bride is a huge baseball fan!) Guest names and table assignments were printed on lace trimmed cards displayed on wood 'cookies'. Inside the Garden House, tables were topped with vintage lace doilies that belonged to the bride's grandmother, and accented pastel napkins. Soft pastel flowers accented with strands of pearls were combined with candles for a romantic look. A small and simple wedding cake was displayed with various cupcakes tucked inside wooden crates, which included fun Southern flavors like Peach Pie, Root Beer Float, and Strawberry Shortcake. And to reflect the importance of family, heirloom wedding photos were displayed for guests to enjoy. Guests were sent home with favors of home-made apple butter jars!
Love travel? Why not incorporate that passion into your special day? That’s exactly what Liz and Jeff did, with a travel-themed wedding that showcases their favorite adventures, destinations and places in the world. To add a little pop of color, the groomsmen sported pale blue pants and peach ties and added some extra flare with personalized monogram suspenders. Guests were charmed by the vintage suitcases filled with custom passport programs and unique luggage tags and flip flops favors! The new Mr. and Mrs. entered the reception through a burst of confetti. Dinner was served at round tables covered with vanilla linens and topped with repurposed mason jars filled with flora in shades of pale pink, ivory and peach. Clusters of votive candles and roses in silver candlesticks encircled stacks of books and mini globes. Family and friends enjoyed specialty drinks perfectly paired with food stations from around the world, offering Asian, French, Italian, and Cuban cuisine, and when guests visited the food stations, they received a stamp on their passport menu! There were even exotic flavored cupcakes for dessert! The music kept everyone on the dance floor all night long, and when it came time to say their goodbyes, no one wants to leave - the party was that amazing!