Marilyn Monroe Spa + 20% off your next visit!

Ladies! I’m so excited to share this lovely salon opening with you! Marilyn Monroe Spa located in Winter Park (right near Trader Joe’s) officially has it’s doors open! I was invited to experience the pampering of all that is Marilyn Monroe Spa! Walking in, the view is stunner, overlooking water, natural light shining in, I was ready to get my beauty on! MM offers so many services, not only a nail salon friends but beauty, hair, massage, products and more! All nail products offered contain no animal testing, cruelty or bi-products. Let’s talk nails, the “Manicure Bar” stood out to me due to the fact that all tools are sterilized, hospital grade (which kills ALL bacteria) sanitation is #1 priority, and as a clean freak myself, I’m super appreciative of that! Their skin care line by Natrue.org is the highest level of organic product made in Germany, offering a variety of care on all skin types – mature, sensitive to oily! For us ladies that are keeping our skin preventive and safe from these harmful Florida rays, their massage room offers a “fassage”! What’s that? MM offers a facial massage lymphatic system with light pressure, which drains toxins, tones muscles, fine lines and wrinkles – an awesome alternative to surgical procedures. The hair and makeup station was a delight to experience! I received the “Voluptuous Icon” look, 40 minute application of lip, eye, cheek and mascara. I loved the natural touch of makeup, it didn’t feel heavy or caked on at all! Let’s talk about my hair? Whew! Hello volume! If you are in need of some professional, trendy and extremely friendly service, Marilyn Monroe is your salon. The staff is super talented and did I also mention, they have amazing music too? Because that’s important! We have a little treat for you below!

**READERS! Receive 20% off your next visit, to grab the discount make sure to mention the code WELCOME MARILYN before you check out, and let them know it’s from Andi Mans!

Location: 115 N. Orlando Ave, #101 Winter Park, Florida 32789

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Wedding: Stephanie + Mark

What a beautiful Greek wedding this was! Stephanie and Mark flew from California to celebrate their beautiful day with family and friends in Orlando. What a stunning reception it was, dripping with gorgeous floral by Lee James, the Moroccan inspired and styled reception just made me swoon! Need I say more? Enjoy this gorgeous wedding, I just love it!

Photography: AM Weddings
Venue: Casa Feliz
Dress: Calvet Couture
Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Florist: Lee James
DJ: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Transportation: VIP Transportation Group
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Makeup: Makeover Station
Tent/Chairs/Linen: Kirby Tent
Furniture Rental: AFR Rentals

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Wedding: Tiffany + Kelly

Tiffany and Kelly were such a fun couple to capture! Huge smiles all around, I loved both families and the energy and smiles they all had on the big day! What a beautiful couple, day and fun time. Below are some of my personal favorites, enjoy and congrats again you two lovebirds!

Photography: AM Weddings
Venue: Residential and Citrus Club
DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

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French Romance

Hi there! This year has been amazing so far, many exciting changes and additions going on at AM Weddings! As you already know, photography is one of my most favorite ways of expressing love through couples, but I don’t just stop there! As photography is entirely important and one of my passions, I also share the same love for design and all the pretty details! Today, I officially launch my additional services for you fabulous brides, event design, floral, styling and more! YAY! AM Weddings is your one stop source after you say “YES”! We want to cover as much as possible for your big day, with my team we deliver that right to you! Below is a styled inspiration shoot I designed, styled + captured! The romance of France, airy, fresh and European ambiance…just what the beautiful venue Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park offers. Putting this vision together was so special to me! Here’s to additions, big smiles and 2015! Oh, and please do not forget to press play at the end of this post to see the most beautiful video captured by Brandon Kari! Enjoy!

Venue: Albin Polasek Museum
Photography: AM Weddings
Design/Coordination/Styling: AM Weddings
Floral: AM Weddings
Dress: Jesus Peiro, Calvet Couture
Hair: Ashley Loerzel Hair + Style
Makeup: Bianca Monge
Cake: Party Flavors
Hair Combs: Jenny Packham
Vintage Rentals: Sophisticrate
Farm Table/Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Dishes: Dishie Rentals
Videography: Brandon Kari ProductionsWatch Video Here!

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Calvet Couture

Today we are walking through College Park’s adorable and beautifully chic bridal boutique, Calvet Couture! I just love always visiting this pretty boutique for my styled shoots, I end up sometimes even trying on dresses myself, oops! Ha! Alex Calvet, owner + buyer of Calvet Couture, drove her passion for weddings, event planning and fashion into one by opening the boutique in 2013. You can find an array of designers in the likes of, Hayley Paige, Jenny Packham, Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller, Alvina Valenta, Amsale and more. Not only will you find stunning bridal gowns, Calvet Couture offers a stunning selection of accessories and jewelry by Olivia Nelson, Jennifer Behr and Sara Gabriel to fit your big day!

Where: 2421 Edgewater Drive , Orlando, Florida 32804
Website: Calvet Couture Bridal

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Foodie Friday at Toasted!

Y’all! If you know me, you know that I LOVE discovering new restaurants and local mom and pops! One rainy afternoon I stumbled upon the delicious mouth watering Toasted of Winter Park, what a discovery! It was the perfect kick to my tummy, who doesn’t enjoy some comfort food? Hot tomato soup with grilled cheese?! These aren’t just ANY grilled cheese sandwiches, all of their breads are Artisan and locally made, baked fresh daily & are preservative free! Options for vegan and gluten free are also available! My personal favorite is the Buffalo, but gosh, I have to tell you all of them are sure to satisfy your foodie heart, the rosemary truffle fries, and homemade mac n’ cheese!! Having an event? Wedding? Toasted now has an adorable food truck where they can cater any celebration! I took a tour of their food on wheels! Toasted will also be opening their 2nd location in Lake Nona come this April! Be sure to stop by, it’s perfect for lunch and dinner! Huge thank you to Meghan at Toasted for the amazing hosting!

What: Toasted | Craft Grilled Cheese & Burgers
Where: 1945 Aloma Avenue Winter Park, FL

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Chile, beauty, vision and heart

Last month I had an amazing trip to Chile, what a stunning country! My mom is from there and I have tons of family still in the capital city of Santiago. A foodie myself, I was so excited to eat and try all the yummy Chilean tastes that would be offered. The fresh and extravagant variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown in the beautiful terrain in Chile, makes all of it scrumptious. Now let’ not just chat about the food here! My uncle and aunt have a home in the mountains, a small mountain town called “Calejo”, where my cousin who is a talented architect! He built a home completely eco-friendly, which makes it even more unique. I literally woke up to crisp air, 55 degrees ( it’s Summer in Chile ) and birds chirping from afar, it was to say the least so very relaxing. Santiago, filled with hustle and bustle of businesses and sky scrapers of modern decor and the Andes mountains wrapping every corner you turn. My mother as a teenager would visit this beautiful beach town called Zappallar, in the shots below that’s where I am, taking it all in. I loved experiencing the raw beauty of Chile. I hope to return soon, as there is so much more I want to discover. If you are ever thinking about traveling somewhere in South America, Chile is a must stop. The beaches, mountains, city, food and gosh, everything can be found here, I mean everything! Enjoy some of my shots below taken with film, oh and cheers…to pisco! If you haven’t had pisco, google it!

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Wedding: Liv + Christian

Liv and Christian’s wedding was so pretty! I loved the Napa feel of the wedding ambiance at the reception! And what about the beautiful black and white attire? Gorg! What an awesome time listening and dancing of course to The Buzzcatz, they really know how to get a party started! This was my last wedding of 2014, but what better way to ring in the New Years with this stunner! Congrats again to these two lovebirds and here are some of my personal favorites! Enjoy!

Photography: Andi Mans
Venue: Quantum Leap Winery
Band: Buzzcatz

Dress: Alvina Valenta Calvet Couture
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Floral: Velvet & Twine
Lighting: Get Lit
Stage: CPR
Linen: Over the top linen
Chairs: A Chair Affair
Coordinator: Tickled Pink Brides
Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Ann Taylor Loft
Catering: Caton Catering
Signage: Moulage Collection

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Maternity: Savannah + Rick

Ah! This was such a precious session for me. Savannah is a friend of mine who just gave birth to a sweet little girl! We took these shots just a few days ago, praying that we could before due to the fact that little Dakota was due anytime! I had such a special time capturing Savannah and Rick together, you can tell they are glowing of excitement for their daughter! Congrats you two!

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