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

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Casa Feliz: Lindsay and Chris

Lindsay and Chris were wed at the beautiful, historic Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida. Bash Event Design coordinated all the details, and Stephanie A. Smith Photography was there to photograph the entire celebration.

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We created beautiful monochromatic bouquets for the bride and her maids. Lindsay carried an all-white, hand-wrapped bouquet packed full of roses and hydrangea. By not including greenery in the bouquet, the look was dense and rich. Silvery, soft gray dusty miller was used to soften the base of both the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Similarly to Lindsay’s bouquet, we used a variety of floral all in one hue for the bridesmaids. Various shades of purple, ranging from lilac to plum, created a dramatic impression. We wrapped the bouquets in satiny bright purple ribbon.

Chris’s boutonniere, a pristine white rose bud with a base of dusty miller, matched his bride’s bouquet perfectly.

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Tufts of white floral accented the chairs at their outdoor ceremony. Lindsay and Chris said their vows between two tall arrangements of white floral in white urns.

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At the reception, the décor was simple and understated. Since the reception was after dark, the focus was on the lighting: soft candlelight on the tables and market lights strung overhead. Tufts of baby’s breath surrounded the lanterns and candles. The purple bridesmaids bouquets were placed in vases to provide a pop of color on the head table.

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. McGrath! May you have a wonderful life together.

 

Vendors that helped create this wedding:

Venue: Casa Feliz

Planner: Bash Event Design

Photographer: Stephanie A. Smith Photography

Linens: BBJ Linen

Musicians: Beautiful Music & Paint It Black Quartet

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

DJ: Fluid Entertainment

Makeup artist: Makeover Station

Bakery: P is for Pie Bake Shop

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Ritz-Carlton Orlando: Julia and Dave

Julia and Dave had a magical wedding at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. Coordinated by the extraordinary wedding planners at Blush by Brandee Gaar and photographed by Kristen Weaver Photography, their wedding day was full of gorgeous details.

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The accent colors for the day were tones of peach, coral and orange. We created a coral rose boutonniere for Dave, adding succulent petals to coordinate with his bride’s bouquet. Julia’s bouquet was comprised mostly of a variety of roses in shades from blush pink to peach to coral. Bold orange lilies and green succulents provided contrast and added a modern accent.

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Kristen Weaver Photography, Ritz Carlton, Lee James Floral Designs, orange wedding floral, bridal bouquet

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For Julia’s bridesmaids, we kept the types of flowers similar to those in her bridal bouquet. To create a sophisticated look against their dark navy dresses, the roses and hydrangea were all shades of cream and white and tinges with soft green.

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Julia and Dave’s ceremony took place outdoors at sunset. The aisle was lined with vessels of rose petals topped with pillar candles, and a beautiful bridal aisle was created with more peach and coral rose petals. The couple timed their vows perfectly so that fireworks went off right afterwards!

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Kristen Weaver Photography, Ritz Carlton, Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando wedding, ceremony floral

Kristen Weaver Photography, Ritz Carlton, Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando wedding, ceremony floral, orange wedding ideas

 

For the reception, we created custom silver trees dotted with clusters of orange floral. At the base of each arrangement was a bed of moss and succulents surrounded by candles.

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Congratulations, Julia and Dave! We are so happy for you both and wish you a wonderful marriage.

Vendors that helped make this wedding possible:

Venue: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Musicians: Beautiful Music and Paint it Black Quartet

Hair and Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Band: Leonard Brothers

Bridal Salon: The White Magnolia

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs