Vendor Spotlight | Lee James Floral Designs

We’re so blessed to get to work with amazing vendors like Lee James – he loves what he does and always blows us + clients away with his designs! His creative talents have been featured on numerous wedding blogs, in Orlando Home & Garden, and he’s won several awards for being such a rockstar florist!

KT Crabb Photography {above left} | Liga Photography {above right}

Amalie Orrange Photography
Amalie Orrange Photography

Floral Recipes | Summer Blooms

Whether it’s bold blooms, unique elements {like herbs or veggies}, or an eye-catching design, we’re always excited to see the creations florists dream up for our clients. One of our latest favs – this bridal arrangement from Bluegrass Chic. It was the perfect combination of southern staples and summertime florals!

Summer Bridal BouquetPhoto: Wings of Glory

Floral Recipe | Chocolate Sunflower, Antique Green Hydrangea, Purple Cabbage, Peach StockChocolate Sunflower | Antique Green Hydrangea | Purple Cabbage | Peach Stock

Floral Recipe | Thistle, Verbinum Snowball, Peach Spray RosesThistle | Verbinum Snowball | Peach Spray Roses

Vendor Spotlight | Gian Carlo Photography

Gian, of Gian Carlo Photography, is one of our {many} rock star vendor pals – we love his unique perspective on wedding photography and his laid back personality. He’s a great fit for any couple looking for not-so-traditional wedding photos!

Groom + Groomsmen

He’s got an amazing “in the moment” style of shooting, which really helps to tell the story of your wedding day, and no matter what venue he’s at, he always manages to find amazing spaces for portaits and group shots.

Bride + Groom PortraitBe sure to stop by his site to check out more from his portfolio of {amazing} work!

RW Chronicles | Fashion Show

Our team at Luxmore Grande Estate was thrilled to host a bridal fashion show for Calvet Couture Bridal – I mean, who wouldn’t be excited about gathering with vendor pals, sipping a little bubbly, and swooning over gorgeous bridal gowns!? Models sashayed and twirled through the ballroom, showing off the intricate details of gowns from some of our favorite designers – Hayley Paige, Amsale, and Claire Pettibone.

Luxmore Bridal Fashion Show

Head over to the Luxmore Grande Estate Facebook page for some behind the scenes photos and a peek into the bridal suite!

Bridal Fashion | Sarah Seven

I chose this dress as a favorite because on paper, it’s not something I would expect to like. I was unsure about the sleeves and thought it was kind of plain on the hanger. After this shoot though, this dress demanded that I change my mind. It proved itself as an elegant, feminine, romantic & bold gown that deserved to be appreciated. So kudos to you Sullivan, you’re my pick of the year! -Katie

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Photos: Tiffani Jones Photography

2015 Recap

Well, 2015 is almost at an end and to celebrate a year of amazing weddings we’re sharing our favorite trends and events from the last 12 months – so stay tuned over the next several weeks to see our top picks for bridal fashion, desserts, floral, and more! For those of you who are just as excited as we are to relive these wedding moments, here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come =)

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Featured Vendor | Carly Ane’s Floral Studio

Oh, how we love fall! Cool breezes, apple cider, rich colors, and lots {and lots} of weddings =) You know what else we love? Creative vendors – just check out this stunning arrangement dreamed up by Carly Ane’s Floral Studio! They featured this {any many other} centerpiece at Cypress Grove’s recent tasting, and we can’t get over they incorporated fresh fruit into the arrangement. It added a fun texture and a gorgeous Merlot color to the piece!

Fall Centerpiece with Fresh Fruit

Photo: NIMA Photography

Vendor Spotlight | Ashley McCormick Photography

Ashley McCormick Photography is just one of our {amazing} go-to vendors for stunning wedding photos, and we have the pleasure of working with her often at Cypress Grove Estate House, and soon-to-be Luxmore Grande Estate! Here are a few tidbits about sweet Miss Ashley:

  • What should a bride expect from a consultation with you? Consultations are held at my studio in Mt. Dora, FL, where we will chat about all things wedding and photography, so that I can get the perfect vision of your day! We’ll go over the best time of day for photos, timeline details, the style of your wedding and how I shoot. All while snacking on some fresh baked macaron’s from the custom bakery down the street!
    • If you could describe your style in 3 words, what would they be?Classic, natural and true. I’m a natural light photographer who wants your images to be just as beautiful in 50 years as they are today. I am not one for super trendy styling, but I prefer a classic approach to photography, giving you that timeless feel. And true? Well, that’s the emotion I always strive to express through your images. I want the love between you and your spouse to be visible above all else. Nothing fake or stiff feeling, just showing the love the two of you share together.
      • Tell us one unique or quirky fact about yourself! I have a “thing” for even numbers. Even meaning not odd. When I got married years ago, I picked my wedding date because it was all evens – April 8, 2006, or 4.08.2006. All of my friends tease me about it, including my husband!

      Ashley McCormick Photography

Vendor Spotlight | It’s Tasty Too

It’s Tasty Too is a local baker based in Orlando, and they create such pretty {and delicious} wedding cakes! We love using them for our intimate ceremonies, but they also dream up some stunning designs for larger events too. One of our favs was a three tiered beauty featuring pink ombre ruffles. Check out their site for more pics and to schedule a consult!

White Fondant Cake with Sugar Flower

Photo: Snap Photography
Pink Ombre Three Tiered Cake
Photo: Wings of Glory Photography

Vendor Spotlight | Sprinkles Custom Cakes

We recently popped into Sprinkles Custom Cakes, located in Winter Park, and are quite smitten. The shop is under new management, and the owner, Richard Gregory, was so kind to chat and show us around. You’ll be sure to notice the shop on Fairbanks Ave, with its fresh, bright blue paint, darling garden, new signage, and the sweetest window display. In the meeting space, they have a slew of cakes in all different varieties. From bling, to crafted flowers, to hand painted goodness – couples are sure to gather inspiration in creating their custom wedding cake at Sprinkles! Richard also has a display with cakes for the groom, bridal showers, birthdays, and celebrations. The best part of our visit, undoubtedly, was tasting the delicious cake! I love how they do tastings family style. Richard has a tray of multiple cake flavors, with various fillings around the border; this way you can mix and match the cake with the filling to find your perfect taste!

Sprinkles Custom Cakes

If you’re still looking for your dream cake – most definitely check out Sprinkles Custom Cakes!