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The Ultimate Indian Fusion Wedding: Karina and Sachin

Happy couples make for happy weddings, and one of the most joyous occasions for us was Karina and Sachin’s special day at The Hilton Oceanfront Resort! Expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, this Indian fusion wedding went off without a hitch, with every unique detail flawlessly captured by Nate and Lori.

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For their white wedding, Karina was a vision as she walked down the aisle in a elaborately embroidered and bejeweled gown, reminiscent of classic Indian bridal dresses cut in a European style. Sachin, for his part, looked dashing in a crisp suit.

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We love all our weddings, but Indian weddings are inevitably the most fun when it comes to designing floral! We got to experiment with different colors and textures, creating bouquets with blush hydrangeas, pink roses, purple roses, white roses, lavender orchids, lavender lisianthus, and lavender stock for Karina and her bridesmaids.

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The classic Indian portion of their wedding was purely traditional, with lots of reds and vivid colors throughout, so of course, we had to incorporate some red into the floral! We used red roses for the centerpieces, along with some pink and white blooms for colorful and balanced arrangements.

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Our bride and groom looked regal in their traditional Indian attire, Sachin in a gold and red sherwani and Karina in a vivid crimson gown hemmed with gold. The love and joy was almost palpable in the air throughout the ceremonies, every moment a testament of two families coming together.

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Congratulations again, Karina and Sachin! It was a wonderful wedding, and we’re so thankful to have worked with you and alongside so many fantastic vendors:

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Venue: The Hilton Oceanfront Resort – Oceanview

Other: Aroma Espresso

Event Planner: Blush By Brandee Gaar

Invitation Design: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Transportation: EZ Time Transportation

DJ: Firoz Dudha

Transportation: Five Star Pedi Cab

Equipment Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Design and Décor: Maharani Weddings

Makeup Artist: Makeover Station

Caterer: Memories of India

DJ: Pavan Events

Other: Tejal Henna

Cake Designer: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Photo and Cinema: Nate and Lori

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Blush and Gold at the Country Club of Orlando: Alexandra and Sam

You can never go wrong with a blush and gold wedding, and Alexandra and Sam’s wedding at the Country Club of Orlando is proof of that! Of course, Blush by Brandee Gaar’s brilliant planning must have also had something to do with the whole event turning out flawless!

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The blush and gold tones created the perfect romantic vibe, and we had such a great time creating the floral; the pure creamy white blooms we used just contrasted and complemented the warmth of the blush and gold beautifully!

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Alexandra looked like a heroine out of a fairytale as she walked down the aisle towards a grinning Sam, with a blush in her cheeks and her dark hair in a half-up, half-down style, so it cascaded down her shoulders and stood out against the white of her dress.

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Her bridal bouquet had been lovingly crafted with white hydrangea blooms and white lissianthus floral, with white ranunculus blooms and beautiful white and champagne garden roses, all accented with seeded eucalyptus foliage, Italian ruscus and cascading tangerine vine. The result was a truly lovely and unique bouquet, just perfect for Alexandra!

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The couple’s faces glowed with joy as they exchanged vows, and the party began almost as soon as the ceremony ended. The ceremony was lovely, to be sure, but the reception turned out to be a party to remember! The room was elegantly and flawlessly decorated, with plenty of hints of gold throughout, and lush floral centerpieces that towered atop the tables!

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At the end of the day, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that this was a wedding that all of us would remember forever, but there truly was nothing more beautiful than seeing the smiles on our newlyweds’ faces and their joy at beginning the next chapter of their lives.

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Congratulations, Alexandra and Sam! It was an honor to provide the floral for your special day, and to work with these wonderful vendors:

 

Venue: Country Club of Orlando

Planning and Design: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography

Band: The Buzzcatz

Cinematography: Lemus Cinema

Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station – Makeup & Hair Design

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. 

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Draping: Swag Decor

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Bella Collina: Jessica and Sean

Jessica and Sean’s multicultural wedding at Bella Collina was unique, beautiful, and tons of fun! The event, planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, was perfect from start to finish, with Kristen Weaver Photography capturing every moment for years to come.

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Jessica was a vision in white as she walked down the aisle. LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry had twisted her black hair up into a beautiful updo, while her embellished sleeves glimmered in the sunlight. It was no wonder that all eyes were on her!

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Her bouquet had been created with a color palette of whites and creams in mind, with hydrangea blooms and white and cream roses tucked in throughout, and white ranunculus and white lissianthus with dusty miller foliage for an accent.

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Sean’s boutonniere was made to match, with a white ranunculus bloom accented with dusty miller foliage.

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The couple’s loved ones waited in anticipation, watching as they said their I Do’s below a floral arch. Following the beautiful ceremony, it was time to celebrate with a party!

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It hardly seemed possible, but the reception was even more beautiful than the ceremony. Soft, warm lighting created an intimate, romantic aura, while the centerpieces adorning the tables had been carefully designed to complement the wedding party floral.

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We created the centerpieces in white and cream, with white hydrangea, open roses, stock blossoms, and lissianthus blooms with cascading green Italian ruscus foliage.

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At the end of the day, it was time for everyone to take a break from dancing and feasting on cake to bid the newlyweds adieu for the start of their new life together.

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Congratulations, Jessica and Sean! We had a great time at your wedding, working alongside these amazing vendors:

 

Venue: The Club At Bella Collina

Band: Bay Kings Band

Planning/Coordination: Blush By Brandee Gaar

Cinema and Video: Celebrations of Tampa Bay

Hair Stylist: LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry

DJ: Orlando DJ and Lighting

Cake Design: The Sugar Suite

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography