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!

Vendors:

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

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

Winter Park Racquet Club: David and Ilana

Every wedding is beautiful, but David and Ilana’s Jewish wedding at Winter Park Racquet Club was special. With traditional Jewish customs incorporated into the ceremony and reception and Blush by Brandee Gaar coordinating it all, their big day was bound to be a memorable affair.

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Sivan Photography perfectly captured every moment and detail of the evening, from David and Ilana getting ready to the signing of their marriage contract. Honoring tradition, David and Ilana signed their marriage contract before the ceremony, under the guidance of Rabbi Rick. Immediately after, David and his mother lowered Ilana’s veil.

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Ilana made a gorgeous bride as she walked down a petal-strewn aisle towards the chuppah, carrying a unique bouquet created with a mix of white and lavender tones. Roses, Dahlia blooms, freesia, and lilac resulted in a beautiful and fragrant bouquet, perfectly complementing David’s lavender rose and dusty miller boutonniere.

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The couple were wed under an elaborate chuppah, designed with an array of vibrant purple and blue hydrangea, lavender, peach and soft pink roses. Stock in deep purple, pink heather, and cascading purple orchids created an overall aura of earthy refinement as they made their vows.

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David and Ilana’s reception was wonderful, with soft lighting by Kaleidoscope Lighting lending a gentle glow to the room. Lush floral centerpieces, featuring more of the same blooms used for the chuppah, rested in gold vessels and were surrounded by gold mercury candles for a romantic effect.

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After a delicious dinner and the cake-cutting, it was time to dance. In true Jewish fashion, David and Ilana joined hands with their loved ones to dance the night away. And of course, the Hora, or Chair Dance, was a must.

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Congratulations, David and Ilana! We were so honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding, and we wish you all the best for your future!

Vendors:

Photography: Sivan Photography

Venue: Winter Park Racquet Club

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Officiate: Rabbi Rick

Video: Lexoria Wedding Films

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Band: Bay Kings

Linen and Chair Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Cake: Party Flavors

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Hair and Makeup: M3

Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousines

Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias

Wedding Dress Boutique: Pronovias in New York City

Stationery: The Write Invitation

Four Seasons Orlando: Janessa and Steve

Every girl dreams of a wedding worthy of a royal, but only a few are lucky enough to have one, like Janessa and Steve’s wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. The coordination by Abbey Gray of Blush by Brandee Gaar was flawless as usual, and the breathtaking event was photographed by Concept Photography.

The day began with an intimate ceremony, with beautiful, soft draping by Swag Decor and floral arrangements of white and pink along the aisle. Janessa stunned in a long, white princess gown by Solutions Bridal Designer House, perfectly complemented by the pastel bridal bouquet that we’d created with peonies, roses, ranunculus, and garden roses.

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The couple wed below a chuppah that had been lovingly adorned with white phalaenopsis, hydrangea, roses, and pink garden roses, adding that perfect fairytale touch to the ceremony.

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After the ceremony, Janessa and Steve moved to the reception area, where the pink and silver theme continued. Eye-catching floral centerpieces of varying sizes rested atop the tables, featuring arrangements of phalaenopsis, roses, hydrangea, and pink garden roses.

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The embellished card box, otherworldly lighting by Kaleidoscope Event Lighting, and the couple’s shimmery Sweetheart Chairs from Wizard Connection completed the look. However, the star of the show was the six-tier suspended wedding cake, with floral arrangements decorating the top and bottom tiers, creating a cake that was not only a delight for the taste buds, but also for the eyes!

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We were honored to work with these vendors to create Janessa and Steve’s dream wedding. Congratulations on the start of your new life together!

Event Coordination: Abbey Gray – Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue/Cake:  Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Videographer: Love And Lustre Weddings

Photographer: Concept Photography

Band: C’Nergy Band

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music Orlando

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Draping: Swag Decor

Sweetheart Chairs/Ice Luge: Wizard Connection

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Cigars: Cigar Creations

Photo Booth: Photomingle

Dance Floor: That’s A Wrap

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

Wedding Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Tuxedo: Absolutely Fitting 

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Isleworth Country Club: Betsy and Michael

A beautiful couple. A beautiful day. A beautiful wedding. Betsy and Michael reveled in a simply stunning wedding day at Isleworth Country Club. Perfectly planned and coordinated by Blush by Brandee Gaar, this affair boasted an effortlessly timeless design with a flair of rustic elegance. Kristen Weaver Photography captured every amazing detail of the couple’s special day.

Blush Reception Bridal BouquetWe created Betsy’s bountiful bridal bouquet with lush ivory peonies, hydrangeas, ranunculus, and dusty pink roses. Her bridesmaids brought a pop of color with vibrant, full peonies mixed in with pale roses, hydrangeas and  green berry bunches. The groom, Michael, donned a sharp boutonniere of crisp white ranunculus with green accents. For the ceremony, we tied satin bows to lush sashes of greenery from the church pews to add texture.

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For the outdoor reception, we dressed rustic wooden farm tables from A Chair Affair, Inc. with a garland of greenery, interspersed with clusters of peonies.  We especially loved how the five-tier buttercream cake was decorated with a floral topper that sloped down each frosted layer–a treat for both senses of taste and sight! Betsy and Michael ended their fairytale wedding with a romantic dockside send-off into the night.

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Congratulations to Betsy and Michael on their beautiful wedding and new marriage! It was a treat working with this talented team of wedding vendors.

Venue: Isleworth Country Club

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Video: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Draping: Swag Decor

Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

Stylist: LeJeune Artistry

Ritz Carlton Orlando: Julie and David

When he proposed under the 4th of July fireworks, David and Julie both knew they wanted to incorporate that night into their wedding day. As the sunset overlooked the water at Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, the couple exchanged vows and said “I Do.” Blush by Brandee Gaar  planned a spectacular event accented by navy blue, orange, and silver, and Kristen Weaver Photography captured the entire soiree from sun up, to sun down.

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We loved creating a bridal bouquet that popped with color against Julie’s white, flowing gown. We mixed peach and pink roses with orange lilies, and added fresh succulents for a modern feel. For the bridesmaid we kept it classic with all white bouquets of roses, hydrangeas and mini succulents. The outdoor ceremony was magical! We loved how the center aisle, scattered in peach and cream rose petals, led the way to her groom at the front of the alter. After their first kiss as husband and wife, a showering of fireworks lit up the night’s sky over the lake–just as it did on their proposal night.

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Chalk Shop created a beautiful mirrored sign etching out the night’s events. The mood inside the reception was set to party. Cafe lights from Kaleidoscope Event Lighting and Design were strung across the ceiling while silver plated tree centerpieces took the spotlight. We loved incorporating arrangements and clusters of orange roses and lilies through the branches. And because we leave no stone unturned, the bottom was covered in a layer of moss and finished with frosted candle votives and succulent buds. The party raged on into the evening as The Leonard Brothers cranked out the tunes and guests danced the night away.

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We had a blast working with Julie and David and all the vendors to create this one-of-a-kind, fun and enchanting wedding. Cheers to a lifetime of fireworks for the happy couple!

Venue: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Custom Signs: Chalk Shop

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting and Design

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

Reception Band: The Leonard Brothers

Stylist:  LeJeune Artistry

Bridal Gown: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection