Ethereal Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Every inspired photoshoot has a special place in our hearts, but this modern ethereal inspiration shoot – the brainchild of Kristen Weaver Photography interns Lexie and Rachael – really was special! The interns opted for natural elements and mixed metals, producing the most unique, truly ethereal design.

Of course, the natural woods, stones, and mixed metals throughout the decor had to be offset somehow, and greenery turned  out to be the perfect complement! We included a wonderful selection of assorted greenery throughout the décor, with Italian ruscus, variegated Italian pitt, and with seeded, silver dollar and baby blue eucalyptus throughout.

Our models looked wonderful! Our bride dressed in a flowing Sarah Seven dress from Calvet Couture Bridal, and donned a gold headpiece in her long hair. She carried a specially-crafted greenery bouquet, dressed out in a gold modern metal geometric orb, accented with succulent blooms for some texture.

Meanwhile, our groom looked super stylish in a rich velvet blazer and bowtie, with a seeded eucalyptus, baby blue eucalyptus, and Italian ruscus foliage boutonniere. The soft, elegant contrasted so well with the industrial look of the decor!

Every detail of this modern ethereal inspiration shoot was eye-catching, with each unique design element coming together beautifully. Everything was intentionally mismatched, yet it all fit together perfectly to create the most natural bohemian look. We’re so proud of Lexie and Rachael; Kristen Weaver is fortunate to have such wonderful interns, and we can’t wait for their next photoshoot from this talented team!

Vendors:

Venue: Noah’s Event Venue

Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: A Girl and Her Glitter

Makeup Artist: Ali Lee Artistry

Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal

Cake Design: Florida Sweets & Co.

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Cinema and Video: Lemus Cinema

Models: Modern Muse

Equipment Rentals: RW Style

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography – Interns Lexie and Rachael

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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

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

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

Bella Collina: Jennifer and Richard

Every wedding we take part in is special to us, each couple memorable in their own way. Jennifer and Richard’s Bella Collina wedding still tugs at our heartstrings, and with Blush by Brandee Gaar’s expert planning, it’s little wonder why! Thanks to Kristen Weaver Photography’s amazing skills, we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of looking at these photos and reminiscing.

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The event began with a sweet, beautiful ceremony, just perfect for the couple, with a chain of greenery and a few vintage lanterns leading the way to the hall. Jennifer and Richard both glowed with happiness as they said their I Do’s, Jennifer resplendent in a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline, while Richard cut an impressive figure his gray suit.

 

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For Richard’s boutonniere, we kept it simple but impactful with white ranunculus, accented with dusty miller foliage. It was especially created to complement Jennifer’s bridal bouquet, which was lovingly crafted with café au lait dahlia blooms, white ranunculus, peach-toned garden roses and a finish of dusty miller foliage.

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The reception was effortlessly glamorous, and we loved every little detail! The white-and-gold cake artfully designed by Party Flavors Custom Cakes featured a gold sparkle tier, topped with an elegant cake topper with “Mr & Mrs Escobar” in swirling gold script. Floral arrangements of more peach garden roses, surrounded by tiny candles, added a touch of warmth and easy beauty.

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Congratulations again, Jennifer and Richard! We were honored to provide the florals for your special day, and we had a blast working alongside these vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina Club

Band: Bay Kings Band

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Store: CC’s Boutique

Makeup Artist: M3 Makeup

Invitation Designer: Minted

Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Hilton Orlando: Donna and George

Who says life can’t be like a fairytale? Donna and George’s love story is just that. The couple first met when George was vacationing in Orlando, visiting friends and family, where he met Donna. The couple talked back and forth via email once George returned to Arizona, and the rest is history!

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Donna and George’s wedding at the Hilton Orlando was sweet and beautiful without being over-the top; perfect for this cute couple. An Affair to Remember did an amazing job planning the whole event, as usual. Kristen Weaver Photography was there to capture each and every magical moment, from the couple’s first look on the stairs to everyone’s smiles as Donna walked down the aisle. Even the aisle had been adorned just for her entrance, with pure white petals strewn along the sides.

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Donna made a picture-perfect bride as she happily said her I Do’s, carrying a unique bouquet crafted with her favorite color, purple. Her bridal bouquet was lovingly crafted with Picasso mini calla lily blooms, expressed sunflower blossoms, fragrant purple stock and purple lissianthus, with merlot dahlia, cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus for texture.

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George beamed, proudly gazing at his bride as they exchanged their vows. After they were pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds and their guests kicked off the reception. The room glowed with iridescent purples, beautifully pairing with the décor and floral centerpieces atop the tables.

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Soundwave Entertainment Systems had everyone dancing long into the evening, creating the perfect end to a perfect day. Congratulations, Donna and George!

Vendors:

Hotel: Hilton Orlando

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Event Planner – An Affair to Remember

Hair Stylist – LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry

Officiant – Sensational Ceremonies

DJ – Soundwave Entertainment Systems

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