Backyard New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve is always special, and there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a wedding! Kate and Josh are such a sweet couple, and their New Year’s Eve wedding will tug at our heartstrings for years to come!

Team James had the pleasure of designing the floral for Kate’s sister’s wedding a year ago, and it was an honor to be called back for another Devine wedding! Kate’s parents’ backyard made the ideal venue for such a beautiful day, with Weddings Unique bringing every detail together flawlessly, while Kristen Weaver worked magic with her camera lens, as usual!

The blush and white color scheme was soft in its elegance, allowing us to create the most lovely and romantic arrangements. The entire space had a backyard garden wedding atmosphere in the late afternoon, transitioning to an ethereal atmosphere during the nighttime ceremony with fairy lights gently lighting the night sky.

Kate made a stunning bride as she walked down the aisle, wearing a big smile and a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown as she carried her lush bridal bouquet. We lovingly created her bouquet with blush hydrangea, white peonies, and champagne roses throughout, with ranunculus blooms and blush rice floral. Dusty miller and clusters of seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus made for an elegant finish.

Kate’s bridesmaids looked stylish and beautiful, dressed in an assortment of beautiful gowns for a Gatsby-inspired touch. Their bouquets were truly striking against their gowns, crafted with blush hydrangea blooms with open cream and champagne roses throughout.

The floral throughout the ceremony was created with Kate’s vision in mind: magnolia foliage woven into stunning garlands accented with baby’s breath. Everything came together for a truly breathtaking ceremony at this New Year’s Eve wedding!

Joshua looked so proud and overjoyed throughout the entire day, and it was little wonder why! They made the most adorable couple, and it was a beautiful sight to see two souls so in love with one another.

Pretty soon, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds at the reception. Every detail was beautiful, with lovely white wooden round tables draped with stunning blush lace, topped with assorted gold mercury vessels holding lush arrangements created to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

All too soon, the evening came to an end, and it was time to bid our newlyweds farewell. Congratulations again, Kate and Joshua! Designing the floral for your New Year’s Eve wedding was an honor, and we wish you a long, happy life together!


Event Planner: Weddings Unique

Venue: Private Venue

Hair & Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Floral Design: Lee James

Band: The Buzzcatz

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Second Shooter: Jessica Friend

Ceremony Musicians: Paint it Black Quartet

Photo booth: Flash by KWP

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Rentals: Chic Event Furniture  /  AFR Furniture Rentals

Bridal Salon: Solutions Bridal

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Videography: Luxecine

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta


Casa Feliz: Michelle and Brian

Every couple wants their wedding day to be special and personal to them. Michelle and Brian’s wedding at Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum was certainly one of the most original we’ve ever seen, and we have L.I.F.E. Events to thank for that.

Pastel Wedding, Bridal Bouquet

Pastel Wedding, Blush Bridesmaid Dress

The venue had been lovingly decorated for the outdoor ceremony, and Rhodes Studios meticulously captured every detail.

For the floral adorning the aisles, we opted for small, hanging arrangements of blush blooms placed in mason jars, for a rustic yet distinctive touch.

Michelle’s bridal bouquet had been carefully chosen to stand out against her dress, without straying far from the pastel theme. Blush and cream hydrangeas, garden roses, lisianthus, freesia, ranunculus and tulips made a unique and beautiful bouquet. Brian’s white boutonniere, in contrast, was simple and stood out against his dark coat.

Pastel Wedding Ceremony Floral

Pastel Wedding Ceremony

Pastel Wedding, Casa Feliz

Pastel Wedding

The beautiful outdoor tent reception was all the more striking because of little touches like the lantern centerpieces, which we highlighted with wreaths, the tiny place card holders, or the delicious ice cream sandwiches from Midnight Sun’s food truck.

Pastel Wedding Reception

Pastel Wedding, Sweetheart Table

Pastel Wedding Reception Floral

Pastel Wedding, Pink Hydrangea

Pastel Wedding, Succulents

Pastel Wedding Cake Floral

Pastel Wedding, Food Truck

Congratulations, Michelle and Brian! Your wedding day was one that we will never forget, and we were honored to be a part of it, along with these amazing vendors:

Venue – Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum

Photographer – Rhodes Studios

Planner – L.I.F.E. Events

Caterer – Arthur’s Catering and Events

Rentals – Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

DJ – Liquid Entertainment

Ice Cream/Food Truck: Midnight Sun Ice Cream

Private Residence: Russell and James

Weddings, whether big or small, are always an amazing experience for all involved. Russell and James’ wedding was no different.

Meticulously put together by Alison Watkins of Blush by Brandee Gaar, the event was equal parts intimate and sophisticated. Sara and Jason of Concept Photography beautifully captured every little smile and detail at the reception.

The day began with a simple yet gorgeous ceremony at the beach, followed by a reception enjoyed by all at a private residence. Keeping with the navy and yellow theme, the couple donned striking boutonnieres of single yellow calla lilies.

While James and Russell opted for all yellow flowers, the arrangements we created for them were anything but boring! Centerpieces featuring yellow calla lilies or yellow tulips evoked warmth and comfort, while the yellow roses adorning the buffet were the picture of elegant simplicity. Even the delicious, three-tier chevron cake expertly created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes looked even more beautiful surrounded by yellow roses.

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Navy and Yellow Wedding, Boutoinnere-min

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Navy and Yellow Wedding, Centerpiece-min

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Navy and Yellow Wedding Buffet Flowers-min

Navy and Yellow Wedding Candles-min

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Navy and Yellow Wedding, Photo Booth-min

Navy and Yellow Wedding, Chevron Cake-min

Navy and Yellow Wedding Cake-min

All in all, it was a beautiful day, full of warmth, affection, and fun, and we were honored to be a part of it, along with these great vendors! James and Russell, congratulations on your new life together!

Event Coordination: Alison Watkins –Blush by Brandee Gaar
Caterer: Lori Player – Arthur’s Catering and Events
Officiant: Judge Robert LaBlanc
Photographer: Sara and Jason – Concept Photography
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs 
DJ/Photo Booth: Steve Weinstein – Power Entertainment Disc Jockey Service
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Furniture: Sarah Florio – AFR Furniture Rental
Draping: Tommy Murphy – Swag Decor

Casa Feliz: Leslie and Aaron

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Leslie and Aaron said their I Do’s on their 8th year anniversary at the gorgeous Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida. Surrounded my close family and friends the couple was able to enjoy their magical day thanks to wedding coordinator,  Weddings in the City. The bride, Leslie, looked absolutely stunning from head to toe in her wedding gown by Solutions Bridal. Alongside the bride, her bridesmaids were pieces of perfection in dresses by Bella Bridesmaids. The groom, Aaron, looked quite dapper himself along with his fellow groomsmen in attire from Mens Wearhouse.

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

What kind of wedding would it be if there were no elegant florals to add a sense of freshness to the decor? We provided all the flowers for Leslie and Aaron’s wedding day and they were all simply beautiful. Whether a it was a simple corsage or a bouquet of roses, each flower was blossomed and picture-perfect.

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Rachel V Photography: Leslie & Aaron: Couple: Orlando Wedding

Congratulations to the both of you and best wishes in the future. Another huge congratulations to the amazing vendors who made the day a true success!

Venue: Casa Feliz 

Photography: Rachel V Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings in the City

Caterer: Arthurs Catering and Events

Flowers: Lee James Floral Designs

Chalk Boards: The Chalk Shop

Favors: P is for Pie

Ceremony Music: Harpist Christine MacPhail

DJ: Meister Productions

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Wedding Gown: Solutions Bridal

Grooms & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids