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


Backyard Wedding: Clare and Carlos

Clare and Carlos’s wedding was all elegance and natural grace, taking place in the backyard of the bride’s family home. Blush by Brandee Gaar executed their vision beautifully with Cricket’s Photography and Perfect Sky Productions in attendance to document every timeless memory.




We loved creating the floral for this occasion! We complemented the natural vibe of their wedding with yellow sunflowers with white floral accents for the bridal party’s bouquets with matching boutonnieres for the gentleman. For Clare’s bouquet, we designed a white cascading bridal bouquet with accents of ivy and greenery. We even incorporated the white floral and ivy into a lush garland for their grand staircase. It made for a stunning visual masterpiece.





Our white floral theme continued through to the reception, with tall white hydrangea and ivy centerpieces decorating white washed rustic farm tables with French country chairs provided by A Chair Affair. For the newlyweds, we draped their chairs with ivy garlands to accent customized “Mr. & Mrs.” chalkboard signs from Chalk Shop Events. All of these elements sat underneath a beautiful white tent from Sperry Tents Miami. The cherry on the top of an unforgettable day was the 5-tiered white buttercream wedding cake with white floral accents created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes with a dessert buffet and candy cart on the side from Two Sweets Bake Shop.






We wish you all the joy in the world, Clare and Carlos! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your amazing celebration. This wedding was executed flawlessly by the following vendor team:


Venue: Backyard of Bride’s Family

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Cricket’s Photography

Videography: Perfect Sky Productions

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Entertainment: Wings of Sound; Atomic Entertainment

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Caterer: Pisces Rising: A Fresh Florida Seafood & Steakhouse

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Desserts/Candy Cart: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Tent: Sperry Tents Miami

Chairs/Tables: A Chair Affair

Chalk Decor: Chalk Shop Events

Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry

Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique; Solutions Bridal Designer House; Bella Bridesmaids

Tuxedo: Absolutely Fitting

Country Club of Orlando: Kirsten and Christian

Kirsten and Christian couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for their wedding at the Country Club of OrlandoAndi Mans Photography was behind the camera capturing each moment with Wonderful Weddings on hand to make sure every detail was perfect.




Floral accents of vibrant pinks with a hint of succulents created beautiful bouquets. For the bride, we paired the pink floral with soft white roses for a more romantic and elegant bridal bouquet to complement the beauty of the bride.





Once the newlyweds tied the knot, the celebration progressed on to the reception. We kept the same floral theme for the centerpieces, pairing them with lavender and purple orchids accents for an added touch of elegance. The Maxx put on an amazing performance throughout the evening, keeping Kirsten, Christian and their loved ones dancing all night in between getting refreshments and enjoying the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Rocks. To top the evening off, The Sugar Suite created a breathtaking 4-tiered wedding cake with floral accents and delicate details, along with a groom’s cake adorned with the mascot of the University of Florida, the Florida Gator.








Congratulations, Kirsten and Christian! We were honored to be a part of such a stunning wedding for a beautiful couple. We would also like to thank the rest of the team that made their wedding possible:

Venue: Country Club of Orlando

Coordinator: Wonderful Weddings

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station

Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Entertainment: The Maxx

Photo Booth: Photo Booth Rocks

Transportation: VIP Transportation Group

Bella Collina: Mary and Brian

Mary and Brian were high school sweethearts that found love again, tying the knot at Bella Collina this past March. Alison from Blush by Brandee Gaar was on hand to keep their special day running smoothly, with Andi Mans Photography taking all the shots and Love And Lustre Weddings filming their day from start to finish.



We chose bold and beautifully colored arrangements for Mary and Brian, with a vibrant display of hot pink, yellow and lavender roses with an assortment of complementing floral accents in the bridal bouquets and centerpieces. Mary’s cascading bouquet was the star of the show, adding on yellow and purple orchids to enhance it.



Once the couple sealed their marriage, the party continued on to the reception with DJ Larry from Power Entertainment DJ Service providing the entertainment.  The floral theme from the ceremony flowed to the reception, with our arrangements being the centerpieces on each of the tables, paired with classic black linens from Kirby Rentals and beautiful chiavari chairs and chargers from A Chair AffairParty Flavors Custom Cakes designed a beautiful 3-tiered draped wedding cake with lace, sugar flowers and pearl detailing, with additional desserts created by Two Sweets Bake Shop and a chocolate fountain to top it all off from Hello Sugar.


Congratulations to Mary and Brian! We had a blast being a part of your wedding day. We’d like to thank the rest of the vendors for letting us to be a part of your team:


Venue: Bella Collina

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar- Alison Watkins

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Videography: Love And Lustre Weddings

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Entertainment: Power Entertainment DJ Service

Linens: Kirby Rentals

Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Coffee: Espresso Events, Coffee, Tea & Gelato Catering

Dessert Bar: Two Sweets Bake ShopHello Sugar

Makeup: M3 Makeup Artists

Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Stetson Mansion: A Victorian Fairytale Styled Shoot

Last summer, we had the pleasure of being a part of another styled wedding shoot at The Stetson Mansion. This time, we stepped into a more magical Victorian era, where fairytales surely came true. The stunning architecture and quiet elegance of the mansion shone through in the photographs, courtesy of the talented Andi Mans Photography.


Victorian Wedding, Stetson Mansion, Andi Mans Photography, Lee James Floral Designs




Victorian Fairytale, Stetson Mansion, Andi Mans Photography, Lee James Floral Designs

We wanted to enhance the magical feel of the theme, so we chose bright shades of pinks, purples, oranges, yellows and blues for our floral arrangements. A princess bride deserves the very best, from the beautiful gown from Solutions BridalRivini, to her classical hair piece by Untamed Petals, and that is precisely what was delivered.




Stetson Mansion, Fairytale Shoot, Andi Mans Photography, Lee James Floral Designs

The old-world ambiance not only inspired our floral spread, but also the gorgeous stained glass cake by Bliss Pastry. To complement the cake, Le Macaron French Pastries provided scrumptious macaroons in vibrant shades that matched our floral designs perfectly.

Stained Glass Cake, Stetson Mansion, Andi Mans Photography, Lee James Floral Designs


On the lawn of the mansion, Wish Vintage Rentals styled a whimsical vignette that flowed with the style on the mansion. Our bright bouquets added a pop of color to the setting, bringing the dream of a Victorian fairytale to life.


Stetson Mansion, Fairytale Shoot, Garden, Andi Mans Photography, Lee James Floral Designs




We loved being a part of this styled wedding shoot, both for a different view of The Stetson Mansion and for the opportunity to work with these talented vendors:

Venue: The Stetson Mansion
Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Tablescape: Andi Mans
Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station
Dress: Tali Gallo with Solutions BridalRivini
Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals
Cake: Bliss Pastry
Videography: Young Visuals
Macarons: Le Macaron French Pastries
Invitation Suite/Paper-goods: Chirp Paperie
Earrings: Erin Cole
Hair Piece: Untamed Petals

Media Monday: The Knot feature

We are so excited that The Knot published Anna and Houston’s wedding! This wedding was so beautiful, and we are happy that so many publications have taken notice. Here is the full spread that was printed in The Knot, for your viewing pleasure! (We’ll even recap the text for you!) Enjoy reading about this most perfect day and everything that was involved in making it so magical.

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March 29, Kissimmee

Anna & Houston

Engaged: about 1 year

Photography by Kristen Weaver Photography at Reunion Resort.

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Their Story

Bride: Anna Boyd, 23, account coordinator for Dodge Communications

Groom: Houston Hough, 26, research analyst for Equinox Inc.

How They Met: Through Anna’s brother

Wedding Style: Anna and Houston wove shades of mint and gold throughout their elegant Southern affair.

“I came across gold sequin dresses I fell in love with. Before I even asked my friends to be bridesmaids, I texted them asking for their dress sizes and ordered them immediately–praying they would all fit,” Anna says. “Thankfully they did, and they turned out gorgeous!”

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Anna and Houston chose an all-white wedding cake finished with a cascade of sugar flowers and their monogram piped on the top tier. “It was delicious!” Anna says of the amaretto, marble and lemon confection. The bride wore a formfitting organza and lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and a crystal-embellished belt. “It was everything I wanted and more,” she says.

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“I hate wearing heels, so I always knew I would wear flats,” says Anna. “My mother-in-law found me a pair of Kate Spade shoes with a blow on the toes that I loved!”

Anna & Houston’s Wedding Ingredients:

Ceremony Site: First Baptist Orlando

Reception Site: Reunion Resort

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Videography: Imprint Cinema

Consultant: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Flowers: Lee James Floral Designs

Gown: Marisa, Solutions Bridal Designer House

Hair & Makeup: M3 Beauty

Veil: Erin Cole Design, Solutions Bridal Designer House

Shoes: Kate Spade New York

Engagement & Wedding Rings: Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry

Jewelry: Earrings, Nadri

Bridesmaids Dresses: David Meister

Formalwear: Groom: Ralph Lauren; groomsmen: Absolutely Fitting

Stationery: Pearl Beach Paperie; programs: A Paper Wedding

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc; Kaleidoscope Event Lighting; Over the Top Rental Linens; Signature Chandeliers; Swag Decor

Catering: Reunion Resort

Cake: Party Flavors

Music: The Leonard Brothers Band

Transportation: Cole’s Classic Cars LLC

Accommodations: Reunion Resort

Registries: Anthropologie; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Charles Willis; Macy’s

Honeymoon: Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands

Guests: 225

Budget: $$$$$

The Ballroom at Church Street: Caitlin and Tyler

Caitlin and Tyler’s wedding was beautiful and romantic. Following the ceremony at Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs, the celebration continued at Church Street Ballroom in downtown Orlando. The wedding was made possible through coordination and planning by Sweet Pea Brides, and was photographed by Love Light Lens.

Lace wedding gown, Orlando weddings, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

The floral designs that we created for their big day included cream and blush pink roses and white hydrangeas with sweet sprigs of greenery. Caitlin’s bouquet was made entirely from roses, with one special bright red rose that she kept turned towards her heart.

Bouquet delivery, Ballroom at Church Street, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

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Bride bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

Before heading to the reception, the couple posed for photos on the street in downtown Orlando. We love these unique, urban pictures!

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Bridesmaids bouquets, Ballroom at Church Street, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

Our centerpieces for the reception were understated and sweet. The white hydrangea and pale pink roses reflected the style of the bridesmaids’ bouquets. For added glamour, the arrangements were placed in shiny mercury glass containers.

Hydrangea centerpiece, Ballroom at Church Street, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

White floral centerpiece, Ballroom at Church Street, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs

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Reception decor, Ballroom at Church Street, Love Light Lens, Lee James Floral Designs
Congratulations, Caitlin and Tyler! We think your wedding was a beautiful start to your marriage!

As always, thank you to the participating wedding professionals whose services made this day complete:

Ceremony Venue: Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs

Reception Venue: Church Street Ballroom

Catering: Puff n’ Stuff Catering

Wedding Coordination: Sweet Pea Brides

Photography: Love Light Lens

Video: Imprint Cinema

Florist: Lee James Floral

Hair and Makeup: Salon Ciseaux

Tables, Decor and Linens: A Chair Affair

DJ and Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Save the Dates: Minted

Cake and Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes

Bride’s Dress: Solutions Bridal

Bridal Sash: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge

Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew

Suits: Vera Wang