“Sweet as Tea” Southern wedding inspiration

 

At the beginning of this year, we were honored to be a part of a lovely styled shoot to promote the grand opening of the Ocoee Lakeshore Center. The shoot was dubbed “Sweet as Tea, Meant to Be” and followed a theme of Southern glam. We showcased some stunning floral arrangements that we created for the theme, from bouquets to centerpieces, all designed to look as if they had been gathered from a Southern garden. We’re happy to share some of our favorite photos by Bumby Photography.

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, bridal bouquet and gown

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, yellow bouquets

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, bride and maid bouquets

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, yellow boutonniere

Our model bride and bride’s maid carried bouquets full of buttery yellow, soft pink, creamy white and pastel green floral. We combined a mix of traditionally glamorous flowers, like roses and tulips, with more casual textures. The arrangement of the bouquets had a somewhat gathered look, but they looked dressed up by wrapping the stems with lacy fabric. Our model groom had a coordinating boutonniere of yellow tulip buds and billy buttons.

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, dining tables

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, candelabra floral

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, small centerpieces

In the ballroom, our reception decor was opulent. We were so happy to get our hands on Southern smilax, which we mixed with magnolia greenery to cascade down the white candelabras. At the base of the candelabras, we placed smaller arrangements that included hydrangea and garden roses.

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, casual cocktail floral
Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, Southern food
Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, maid bouquet
Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Design, Orlando weddings, cake

 

We decorated the buffet, full of delicious Southern bites with a modern edge by Arthur’s Catering, and the cake table, with a gorgeous lace and ruffled cake by Cut the Cake, with small casual bouquets in milk glass vases. Later in the day, we even set up a table outside to showcase the venue’s stunning views of the lake.

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando weddings, couple outdoors

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando weddings, yellow and white centerpiece

Bumby Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando weddings, couple with banner
We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this beautiful styled shoot, and we hope you love it too! 

Thank you to all of the participating wedding professionals:

Venue: Ocoee Lakeshore Center
Photography: Bumby Photography
Event Design and Coordination: Anna Christine Events
Floral: Lee James Floral Design
Lighting and Drape: Standing Ovation Entertainment
Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Catering: Arthur’s Catering 
Dessert buffet: Hello Sugar!
Cake: Cut the Cake
Linens: Over the Top
Video: Ocean Video Photography
Make Up and Hair: Live Art by Julie
Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Suit: Absolutely Fitting
Marketing: Event Industry Marketing by BeatCreative
Rentals: A Chair Affair

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