Elizabeth and Matt - An Elegant Homespun Wedding

Elizabeth and Matt were married at a beutiful private waterfront estate in Odessa, Florida.  The sprawling lawn would be the perfect setting for their all outdoor wedding, and although a forecast of rain threatened their day, the skies cleared just in time to move the chairs back out to the water's edge for the ceremony, as everyone walked down the aisle to the sweet sounds of a string trio.  Canopy lighting and chandeliers were suspended under a wall-less tent, and wood feasting tables were surrounded by round tables dressed in neutral linens.  Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet before dancing all night long on the pool deck to the live band.  When it was time for dessert, guests had their choice of wedding cake or smores toasted at the dockside fire pit. 

               The couple were married at a private estate, surrounded by lush landscaping and lakefront views

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangea & garden roses, suited perfectly for her lace gown

The aisle was lined with an abundance of petals & lanterns, which were repurposed on the tables

                        A decorative chalkboard seating chart directed guests to their tables

          A ruffled fondant cake sat perched atop a vintage barrel, while a firepit beckoned guests with smores

                                                    The bride and groom exited through a path of sparklers

Venue:  Private Estate, Odessa

Photographer:  Robin Reiss Photography

Florist:  Botanica

Catering:  Puff n Stuff Catering

Specialty Rentals:  WISH Vintage

String Ensemble:  Dillingham Quartet

Band:  The Cover Band

Makeup: Lindsay Does Makeup

Hair:  Signature Salon

Lighting:  Tampa Lights

Cake:  Sylvia Tampa Cakes

Amanda and Brad - An Old Florida Nautical Wedding

Amanda and Brad - An Old Florida Nautical Wedding

Brad & Amanda met while working at Publix during high school (spoiler alert: her Maid of Honor contacted Publix corporate office and had a pair of custom aprons made for them as a surprise gift - so cute!). Amanda knew she wanted a wedding at a historic venue on the water, and upon seeing the Powel Crosley Estate (particularly the compass room) the Old Florida Nautical wedding style was conceived. We incorporated lanterns, stacks of antique books wrapped with twine, fishing orbs, and loose natural floral arrangements. Even the little escort cards were meant to look like markers in the sea. Their menu reflected Florida cuisine (and their love of seafood) including a Florida Grouper topped with mango salsa and shrimp.