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!

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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!

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

Hayley Paige Trunk Show

We’re assisting our {fabulous} friends at Calvet Couture Bridal Salon with a little styling during their upcoming Hayley Paige Trunk Show. Be sure to schedule your appointment today!

Hayley Paige Trunk Show

A bit about Hayley’s gowns:

“Fresh, lively, and confident, Hayley Paige embraces sweet femininity with a touch of edginess. Alluring contrasts are glimpsed in pairings like twinkle and matte, giving each dress an unmistakable charisma that enhances the bride’s own captivating charm. Balance is found in the union of textured details such as hand appliquéd lace and flutters of sheer fabric, evoking a feeling of whimsical refinement. And as a finishing touch each dress is named, bringing to life its unique spirit. These effortless, flirty feminine silhouettes all say one thing – something wonderful is about to happen.”

Venue Spotlight | The Acre

We like finding hidden gems. We LOVE finding hidden gems in Central Florida offering the perfect setting for vintage, rustic, or eclectic inspired weddings. Located in Orlando’s historic College Park neighborhood, The Acre Orlando boasts of such character!

Their website describes the location as… “Not just tin-roofed barns and tropical gardens, The Acre is the perfect combination of outdoor rustic charm and Orlando whimsy. The Acre is, in the words of Orlando Weekly, “the best event space you never knew existed,” because there truly is nothing else like it in all of Florida.

The Acre features outdoor amenities and five unique buildings on one beautiful acre of land, just minutes from downtown Orlando. We were lucky enough to style the interior for a product shoot featuring some of our boldly rustic farm tables, tufted chairs, and gold accents.

Special thanks to Kristen Weaver Photography for the images!

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Eclectic Couture

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” Barbara de Angelis

I’m not sure this applies to Alexis… the look on her face warmed our hearts. :) Our pals at Solutions Bridal did a fantastic job styling Alexis. Eclectic Couture is the look she was aiming for, BRAVO, well done!  More of their fantastic Rosen’s Shingle Creek wedding is coming soon!

Photo Credit: Caroline Johnson Photography

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Couture Wedding Gown


P is for Pie Bakery

Do you know how hard it was to oversee set-up and NOT eat all of these delicious goodies from P is for Pie. Our gorgeous bride, Courtney, steered clear of the traditional wedding cake and opted for these yummy desserts for their wedding guests.

Are you crazy for pies as well? If so, mosey on over to website and check out the yumminess on the menu. One of our favorites: cheesecake cutie pies and oatmeal whoopie pies!! Their Central Florida bakery is located at 2806 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803.

Call Tara today to set up your tasting! Photo credit: Wings of Glory Photography

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