A Lovely Outdoor Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes: Chelsea and Joshua

The weather in Florida is certainly unpredictable at times, but it was just perfect for Chelsea and Joshua’s outdoor wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes! Expert coordination by Blush by Brandee Gaar kept things going smoothly. There wasn’t a moment that was less than perfect, and all of it was captured by the skilled lens of Concept Photography.

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The ceremony was breathtaking! Chelsea made a lovely bride as she walked down the aisle, wearing the most brilliant smile and carrying the vibrant bouquet crafted just for her. Joshua, for his part, couldn’t keep the beam off of his face.

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They wed below a floral arch crafted with hot pink garden roses, pink roses, and white hydrangeas, orchids, stock and ranunculus, to match the blooms used for Chelsea’s bouquet and the flower girls’ crowns.

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Soon after our couple said their I Do’s, it was time to celebrate the start of their new life together! The outdoor reception was just as beautiful as the ceremony had been, with strings of lights lighting up the evening and illuminating the heavenly centerpieces on the tables, the hot pink blooms popping against the creamy white flowers.

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It came to an end all too soon, but this couple’s wedding really was one for the books! Congratulations, Chelsea and Joshua! It was a pleasure to design your wedding floral!

 

Vendors:

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Other: AFR Rentals

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Invitation Designer: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Equipment Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Floral Design: Lee James Floral

Tables and Chairs: A Chair Affair

Makeup Artist: M3 Makeup

Photo Booth Equipment: Photomingle

Linens and Coverings: Rentaland Tents and Events

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems

Photography: Concept Photography

An Elegant and Rustic Wedding: Lauren and Cody

The best weddings are those of the best couples, and Lauren and Cody are just the sweetest! Their wedding at Bella Collina was absolutely stunning, and all the credit for making their dream wedding come to life goes to the ever-talented Blush by Brandee Gaar. Every detail was designed to create the ultimate luxurious experience,  with each moment brilliantly captured by Kristen Weaver Photography.

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There was a slight chill in the air, but there was more than enough love and excitement to keep everyone warm! Lauren was a picture-perfect bride as she waked down the aisle, with her hair cascading down her shoulders and a big smile on her face.

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Her bouquet had been specifically designed to complement her dress, using flowers of the palest shades and varying textures. Café au lait dahlias, champagne roses, mother of pearl roses, and white hydrangeas all found their place in her bouquet.

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Foliage garlands curled around pillars for a brilliant pop of green, adding just the right amount of color to the ceremony. But undoubtedly, our favorite part of the ceremony had to be the artist painting it all in real time! It was a unique but gorgeous touch!

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Soon after the romantic ceremony, the party began! The reception on the lawn was simple, yet stunning! The décor was a mix of rustic and luxurious, with elements of gold resting on the mahogany tables from A Chair Affair. Our floral centerpieces stood tall on the tables, regal. All of the décor just paired together flawlessly, and just perfect for Lauren and Cody’s sweet and down-to-earth natures.

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As with all good things, our couple’s wedding day came to an end, but the memories that were made that day live on. Congratulations, Lauren and Cody! Team James wishes you all the best; it was a pleasure to design your wedding floral!

 

 

Vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Tables and Chairs: A Chair Affair

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Dress Designer: Legends Romona Keveza

Videography: Marcoz and Miranda

DJ: MBC Entertainment  

Linens and Coverings: Over the Top Rental Linens

Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks

Calligrapher: Prairie Letter Shop

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Intimate Wedding at the Ritz: Lisa and Brian

All weddings, big or small, are special, but Lisa and Brian’s intimate wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes definitely struck a chord with us. This couple is so special, and to be a part of their Big Day was such an honor for us.

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Expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar and captured by Damon Tucci Photography, each moment of the day was absolutely perfect. Lisa looked lovely as she walked down the aisle toward her groom, her hair in loose waves and her makeup natural.

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She carried a lovingly-crafted traditional bouquet, created with assorted roses in whites, creams, and soft blush blooms. White and pink ranunculus added a bit of texture, while baby’s breath created the perfect accent.

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Of course, our groom had to match! For Brian, we created a boutonniere with white ranunculus and baby’s breath, the perfect complement to Lisa’s bridal bouquet.

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The pair married in a brief but beautiful outdoor ceremony. The Grecian pillars added so much romance and old-world sophistication!

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The day seemed to end all too quickly, but it was one we will always remember. Congratulations once more, Lisa and Brian!

 

Vendors:

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Designer: Krustallos Couture

Floral Designer: Lee James Floral

Photography: Damon Tucci Photography

Rich Fall Tones: Matt and Nicole

Of course, each love story is special, but Matt and Nicole’s is a cut above the rest. Their story began six years ago, when they crossed paths while working at Hyatt. It took some time for Matt to convince Nicole of his feelings, but once he finally did, they knew they were meant to be!

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From beginning to end, their Big Day was perfect, with Limelight Photography snapping the most precious moments every step of the way! Nicole made a gorgeous bride as she walked down the aisle at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Matt, for his part, looked so proud and handsome as he waited for her at the altar.

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Crafting this couple’s floral was such a fun, amazing experience! Everything was created using a palette of rich fall colors: burgundy, purple and orange. For the bride’s bouquet, we added some wonderful deep burgundy mini calla lilies, dahlia blooms, and pops of raspberry stock blooms and bold tangerine roses, with orange pin cushion protea as a finish. Her bridesmaids sported similar bouquets, matching the color and texture but scaled down in size.

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For our stylish groom, we created a boutonniere with a deep burgundy mini calla lilly and seeded eucalyptus. They certainly made a striking couple as they exchanged vows!

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Soon, it was time for the reception, and the newlyweds and their guests headed to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The room had been elaborately decorated, with lots of gold touches, and the most beautiful soft, pink lighting. Floral centerpieces stood tall on the tables, sporting varied blooms in pinks, reds, purples, and creams.

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After enjoying a delicious meal and the decadent cake by The Artistic Whisk, the couple and their guests spent the rest of the evening dancing till they were too tired to take another step. The joy and good cheer were palpable in the air as everyone said goodbye to the newlyweds. Congratulations, Matt and Nicole!

 

Vendors:

Photography: Limelight Photography – Rebecca and Michael Zoumberos

DJ: Grant Hemond

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Athena’s Bridal

Cake: The Artistic Whisk

Ceremony: St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Hair and Makeup Artist: Michele Renee the Studio

Invitations: The Write Stuff

Reception: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

Videographer: Lexoria Films

Wedding Gown: Athena’s Bridal

Photobooth: Tampa Event Photobooth

Cypress Grove Estate House: Julia and Matt

Outdoor weddings have their own unique charm, and Julia and Matt’s wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House was absolutely gorgeous! Planned and Designed by RW Events, the white and blush theme with pops of red and burgundy was definitely a hit!

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The weather couldn’t have been more serene on the day of the wedding. Every photo captured by Best Photography came out beautifully, preserving every special moment for an eternity. Julia made a lovely bride, her fair hair twisted into a low updo, her gown simple, but elegant. All eyes were on her as she walked down the aisle, carrying her bouquet.

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Her bouquet had been especially crafted with ranunculus floral, white O’Hara garden roses, and champagne roses, accented with dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. For Matt, we created a matching boutonnière with white ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

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Of course, we couldn’t forget the bridesmaids and groomsmen! Whereas Julia’s bouquet was made up of neutral whites and blush tones, her bridesmaids’ bouquets were created with vivid burgundy hydrangea, burgundy dahlia and ranunculus blooms, with champagne roses and accents or dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. The resulting bouquets just popped against the bridesmaids’ blush gowns!

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For the groomsmen’s boutonnières, we opted for ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus to match Matt’s own boutonnière, but swapped out the white for burgundy blooms that perfectly matched the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

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After a sweet, romantic ceremony, it was time to celebrate the couple’s nuptials! The area had been decked out for the reception, with lots of pops of red and gold throughout the décor. Crimson cloth napkins rested atop shimmering gold chargers from A Chair Affair, complementing the lovingly-crafted centerpieces, created with burgundy and champagne blooms.

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The evening was spent laughing, making memories, and indulging in the majestic cake created by The Sugar Suite. But, as with all things, it came to an end, and we said goodbye to Julia and Matt as they embarked on their next adventure together. Congratulations, Julia and Matt!

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Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Photographer: Best Photography

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Catering: Big City Catering, Inc.

Celebrants and Officiants: Sensational Ceremonies

Planners and Designers: RW Events

Bands and DJs: Blast Productions

Photo Booths: Blast Productions

Rentals and Décor: A Chair Affair

Classic White with Pops of Color: Meghan and Scott’s Bella Collina Wedding

Each and every couple is wonderful, but Meghan and Scott’s love is so pure and strong, it withstood a hurricane! Hurricane Matthew had us all wondering if this Bella Collina wedding would take place as scheduled, but the storm passed on, leaving beautiful weather behind!

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Anna Christine Events planned the whole event with the utmost professionalism and care, resulting in an event that couldn’t have been more stunning. SNI Photography captured every unique and memorable moment, from the gorgeous sky to the shy smile on Meghan’s face as she walked down the aisle.

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It was a classic white wedding, but we loved how we were able to incorporate some pops of color into the floral, like Meghan’s bouquet. Crafted with white hydrangea and open white and champagne garden roses, with merlot-wine ranunculus floral tucked in, along with wine and café au lait dahlia blooms throughout. We finished off the bouquet with some seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller, resulting in a variety of blooms that looked truly striking against our bride’s beautiful white gown.

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Of course, we didn’t forget about our handsome groom! Scott opted for a classic look with a crisp black tuxedo, which we complemented with a boutonniere of ranunculus and dusty miller.

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After a sweet, emotional ceremony, it was time to celebrate! This is a special couple, so, of course, their reception had to be just as special! The pure ivory décor at the reception was lovely, and it paired beautifully with the floral we created. Lush floral arrangements stood high on the tables, created with hydrangea, open roses in blush and champagne tones, more wine and café au lait dahlia, and burgundy snapdragons for an accent. We finished off the look with white dendrobium orchids that spilled over, with Italian Ruscus foliage and blooming seeded eucalyptus.

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The cake designed by Party Flavors Custom Cakes was just magnificent! We haven’t seen a cake like it before, and just a little bit of added floral really made it stand out!

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It was a beautiful day, but it soon came to a close to mark the beginning of the newlyweds’ new life together. Congratulations again, Meghan and Scott!

 

Vendors:

 

Planning: Anna Christine Events

 

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

 

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

 

Treats: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

 

Venue: Bella Collina

 

Photography: SNI Photography

Casa Feliz: Tyana and Roberto

Perfect weddings begin with perfect couples, and Tyana and Roberto are made for each other, so their wedding at Casa Feliz was bound to be stunning! Of course, having Blush by Brandee Gaar handle the coordination of the big day certainly helped.

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The sun shone brightly as the day began. All eyes were on Tyana as she walked down the aisle. With her head held high, she looked absolutely stunning as she carried the bouquet crafted especially for her with white hydrangea blooms, with soft pink peony throughout, and champagne and cream roses accented with soft cream spray roses for a bit of texture.

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Roberto stood tall in his beige suit, a sparkle in his eyes as he watched his bride approaching. The couple said their I Do’s in an emotional, sweet ceremony and then, it was time to party!

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The outdoor reception area was wonderfully decorated, with notes of cream, gold and soft pink throughout the décor. Lush, short floral arrangements sat regally on the tabletops, complementing the jet-black lanterns.

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Soon after indulging in the delicious cake from Le Petit Sweet, it was time for the newlyweds to say goodbye to their loved ones and embark on their new journey together.

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Tyana and Roberto, we are so honored to have provided the florals for your wedding, and to have worked with these wonderful vendors:

 

Cake Designer: Le Petit Sweet

 

Floral Design: Lee James Floral

 

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

 

Photography: Sophia’s Art Photography

 

Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

 

Venue: Casa Feliz