Casa Feliz: Stephanie and Mark

Stephanie and Mark flew in from California to share their wedding day with their family in Florida. Casa Feliz was the perfect location for their Moroccan-inspired celebration. Blush by Brandee Gaar worked their magic in planning the ideal dawn to dusk affair while Andi Mans Photography captured every moment.

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In order to mirror the romantic aura of the occasion, we chose the spectrum of pinks, accented with different textures of greenery, for the floral arrangements. Not only did they complement the bride’s gown from Calvet Couture, but they added to the eclectic Moroccan flare of the reception.

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Stephanie, Mark and their guests continued the party as daylight transitioned to the night. Weddings Only DJ Entertainment raised the cheer on the dance floor, while the gorgeous cake provided by Party Flavors added the cherry to the top of an unforgettable day.

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Congratulations Stephanie and Mark! We were honored to be a part of your special day, and wish you many tidings of happiness for the rest of your lives. Their remarkable celebration was made possible by the expertise of these venders:

Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Venue: Casa Feliz
Dress: Calvet Couture
Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Florist: Lee James
DJ: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Transportation: VIP Transportation Group
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Makeup: Makeover Station
Tent/Chairs/Linen: Kirby Rentals
Furniture Rental: AFR Rentals

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Reunion Resort: Brenda and Peter

Brenda and Peter chose to visit Central Florida from Newfoundland for their destination wedding. The Reunion Resort was a gorgeous location with its tropical floral and palm trees for their special day with Andi Mans Photography in attendance capturing every picturesque moment.

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For this classy destination wedding, we chose white floral arrangements for the ceremonial and reception centerpieces for their simplistic beauty. In terms of the bouquets, peach-toned roses popped against the royal blue and gray attire of the bridal party, coordinating the elegant feel of the celebration with its own twist. For the bridal bouquet, we paired white roses and lilies with white floral accents with the peach roses to give its own unique look to complement Brenda’s natural beauty.

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As the ceremony drew to a close, the newly-minted newlyweds and their guests transitioned to the reception. Each of the tables was paired with our white floral centerpieces and royal blue linens, courtesy of BBJ Linen, with white chiavari chairs and decor to match from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. There was no shortage of entertainment with Scott Thompson from Thompson Entertainment on site, allowing Brenda and Peter to dance the night away with their loved ones in a luxurious paradise.

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Congratulations Brenda and Peter! We loved working with you on your wedding and are thrilled you chose our Sunshine State to host your destination wedding. This gorgeous celebration was implemented by the following talented vendor team:

Venue: Reunion Resort
Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Floral: Lee James Floral
Makeup/Hair: M3 Makeup Artists
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Entertainment: Thompson Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Linen: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Country Club of Orlando: Kirsten and Christian

Kirsten and Christian couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for their wedding at the Country Club of OrlandoAndi Mans Photography was behind the camera capturing each moment with Wonderful Weddings on hand to make sure every detail was perfect.

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Floral accents of vibrant pinks with a hint of succulents created beautiful bouquets. For the bride, we paired the pink floral with soft white roses for a more romantic and elegant bridal bouquet to complement the beauty of the bride.

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Once the newlyweds tied the knot, the celebration progressed on to the reception. We kept the same floral theme for the centerpieces, pairing them with lavender and purple orchids accents for an added touch of elegance. The Maxx put on an amazing performance throughout the evening, keeping Kirsten, Christian and their loved ones dancing all night in between getting refreshments and enjoying the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Rocks. To top the evening off, The Sugar Suite created a breathtaking 4-tiered wedding cake with floral accents and delicate details, along with a groom’s cake adorned with the mascot of the University of Florida, the Florida Gator.

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Congratulations, Kirsten and Christian! We were honored to be a part of such a stunning wedding for a beautiful couple. We would also like to thank the rest of the team that made their wedding possible:

Venue: Country Club of Orlando

Coordinator: Wonderful Weddings

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station

Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Entertainment: The Maxx

Photo Booth: Photo Booth Rocks

Transportation: VIP Transportation Group

Bella Collina: Mary and Brian

Mary and Brian were high school sweethearts that found love again, tying the knot at Bella Collina this past March. Alison from Blush by Brandee Gaar was on hand to keep their special day running smoothly, with Andi Mans Photography taking all the shots and Love And Lustre Weddings filming their day from start to finish.

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We chose bold and beautifully colored arrangements for Mary and Brian, with a vibrant display of hot pink, yellow and lavender roses with an assortment of complementing floral accents in the bridal bouquets and centerpieces. Mary’s cascading bouquet was the star of the show, adding on yellow and purple orchids to enhance it.

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Once the couple sealed their marriage, the party continued on to the reception with DJ Larry from Power Entertainment DJ Service providing the entertainment.  The floral theme from the ceremony flowed to the reception, with our arrangements being the centerpieces on each of the tables, paired with classic black linens from Kirby Rentals and beautiful chiavari chairs and chargers from A Chair AffairParty Flavors Custom Cakes designed a beautiful 3-tiered draped wedding cake with lace, sugar flowers and pearl detailing, with additional desserts created by Two Sweets Bake Shop and a chocolate fountain to top it all off from Hello Sugar.

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Congratulations to Mary and Brian! We had a blast being a part of your wedding day. We’d like to thank the rest of the vendors for letting us to be a part of your team:

 

Venue: Bella Collina

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar- Alison Watkins

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Videography: Love And Lustre Weddings

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Entertainment: Power Entertainment DJ Service

Linens: Kirby Rentals

Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Coffee: Espresso Events, Coffee, Tea & Gelato Catering

Dessert Bar: Two Sweets Bake ShopHello Sugar

Makeup: M3 Makeup Artists

Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Stetson Mansion: A Victorian Fairytale Styled Shoot

Last summer, we had the pleasure of being a part of another styled wedding shoot at The Stetson Mansion. This time, we stepped into a more magical Victorian era, where fairytales surely came true. The stunning architecture and quiet elegance of the mansion shone through in the photographs, courtesy of the talented Andi Mans Photography.

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We wanted to enhance the magical feel of the theme, so we chose bright shades of pinks, purples, oranges, yellows and blues for our floral arrangements. A princess bride deserves the very best, from the beautiful gown from Solutions BridalRivini, to her classical hair piece by Untamed Petals, and that is precisely what was delivered.

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The old-world ambiance not only inspired our floral spread, but also the gorgeous stained glass cake by Bliss Pastry. To complement the cake, Le Macaron French Pastries provided scrumptious macaroons in vibrant shades that matched our floral designs perfectly.

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On the lawn of the mansion, Wish Vintage Rentals styled a whimsical vignette that flowed with the style on the mansion. Our bright bouquets added a pop of color to the setting, bringing the dream of a Victorian fairytale to life.

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We loved being a part of this styled wedding shoot, both for a different view of The Stetson Mansion and for the opportunity to work with these talented vendors:

Venue: The Stetson Mansion
Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Tablescape: Andi Mans
Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station
Dress: Tali Gallo with Solutions BridalRivini
Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals
Cake: Bliss Pastry
Videography: Young Visuals
Macarons: Le Macaron French Pastries
Invitation Suite/Paper-goods: Chirp Paperie
Earrings: Erin Cole
Hair Piece: Untamed Petals

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Hot Trend: Unique Floral Pieces

 

At Lee James Floral Designs, we love creating classic, romantic floral arrangements. However, we’ve noticed that there are many couples who dare to be different! We’ve collected some of our favorite unique floral pieces that we’ve made over the last couple of years which may inspire you to branch out and go against the grain.

 

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Choose floral types that are not bridal standards if you want to make a bold impression! Here are some of our favorites:

We love these purple and green bouquets, photographed by The Hons Photography, which use a unique blend of floral. The bride’s bouquet is a very organic bouquet of green dianthus blooms, safari sunset, deep burgundy dahlia tucked in with pops of purple anemone, ruffled purple parrot tulips, blue thistle floral, hypericum berry and fiddle fern finishing out the look. The bridesmaid’s bouquet is a more simplistic design using many of the same flowers: green dianthus floral, wonderful green button mums, seeded eucalyptus as a base floral with bold deep black burgundy mini calla lily blooms shooting out of the center as a focal point.

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Another idea? Choose one, statement-making flower as the centerpiece of your bouquet.

In this bride’s bouquet, the large King Protea takes center stage. (Fun fact: the protea is the national flower to South Africa and also found in Hawaii and New Zealand.) This bouquet is a single bloom King Protea with safari sunset foliage, wonderful silver brunia, and seeded eucalyptus throughout. Photos by Pietri Photography.

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Succulents are a HUGE trend for bridal floral. Many bridal bouquets that we have created lately use succulents as an accent among roses, peonies, lilies, and more. But what about a bouquet made primarily of succulents?

The bouquet here is an assortment of succulents with yellow yarrow blooms, seeded eucalyptus and wonderful hypericum berry finishing out the look. Paired with a coordinating wreath headpiece, the look is lovely for a wedding. The wreath uses stripped-down ivy runners intertwined with fresh grapevine and coordinating blooms and berries throughout. Photos by Andi Mans Weddings.

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Another non-floral bouquet look, once again captured by Andi Mans Weddings, is this striking bouquet. It is rare to see a bridal bouquet that is so bright green! We used seed pods, curly fiddle fern, and a touch of green calla lilies to make this unique bouquet.

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CENTERPIECES

Turn your centerpieces into conversation pieces by incorporating unusual floral and foliage, or just by trying traditional floral in a new style.

We designed the following centerpieces for a “Duck Dynasty”-themed birthday party. The arrangements emulated the look of the swamps, with cat tails, seed pods, mosses and fungi, and pops of tiny yellow blooms. Photos by Andi Mans Weddings.

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Using one unusual flower makes a big impact! For this African-inspired photo shoot with Concept Photography, we placed single blooms of orange and yellow pincushion protea in simple jar vases at different heights.

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Still not convinced about unusual floral? You can still achieve a unique look with more traditional blooms.

Try an arrangement that creates a striking shape, like these bold burgundy calla lilies which we curved into a sphere.

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For a romantic and rustic wedding, we tucked roses, lilies, and greenery into bud vases. The vases were placed in compartmentalized wooden trays to look as if they were brought in from a market. Photos by Jordan Weiland Photography.

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We hope you have been inspired to try something new in your next floral arrangement! Be bold.

 

Winter Park Racquet Club: Erica and Matt

Earlier this year, Erica and Matt celebrated their big day at the Winter Park Racquet Club with the help of Tickled Pink Brides. The couple was quite stylish! The bride wore a sleek, strapless gown with tiered bustle by Oscar de la Renta from The Collection Bridal, and the groom looked handsome in his navy blue tux with black lapel. We think Andi Mans Photography did a great job capturing the couple’s easy, romantic feeling. We’re happy to share some of our favorite photos from this classy wedding.

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Our floral work was classic and simple. For the ceremony, the aisle was lined with a generous amount of white rose petals. The bride carried a white rose bouquet that was a perfect combination of modern and traditional. In the groom’s lapel was a single, large white rose. For the reception, we used small arrangements along the long banquet tables. Each clear glass vase contained a single type of white flower, tulips or hydrangeas, accented by greenery. The couple’s sweetheart table included a larger arrangement of, of course, all white floral. Plenty of candlelight warmed the room as the sun set in the background. So romantic!

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Congratulations to Erica and Matt on a beautiful start to their lives together!

We were honored to be a part of their wedding, alongside these wedding professionals:

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Venue: Winter Park Racquet Club

Coordinator: Tickled Pink Brides

Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station

Floral: Lee James Floral

Dress: Oscar de la Renta from The Collection Bridal

DJ: Elite Entertainment