As I write this, Miss Andrea the Tropical Storm is passing through and it literally hasn’t stopped raining for hours! Yippee (sarcasm). Days like this, I usually edit, re-organizing my office and take some breathing time to sip delicious hot tea. Summer has been such a blessing so far, I have spent some good time at the beach, had 3 weddings on the west coast of Florida and on my east side, I also got a new do! Still getting used to bangs again, my hair stylist swore I should do it, so I did, eeek, what do ya think? I also attended an awesome bridal show hosted by the sweet gals of Sweet Pea Events at UCF, met a lot of new brides and spent time with my local industry pals. Here are some photos to share, if you want to real time photos, make sure to follow me on instagram!
I have to say that this was one of the most unique weddings I have captured thus far, all for amazing things of course! I met with Lola and Stephen for coffee a few weeks ago as they were visiting Orlando, both are from Canada and I completely clicked with how genuine and special these two were together! As always, I ask how my bride and groom met, I love hearing love stories (hopeless romantic)! So, how did they cross paths? Both of these two lovebirds were late on a flight, the same flight…and sat next to each-other, I mean…how much of a an awesome story is that?! Let’s talk wedding! Despite the Florida rain showers that were arriving from the west coast, we didn’t let it effect our moods, I also felt it made the wedding even extra special. Lola wanted a southern wedding with her unique charm and love for Southern Weddings Magazine type details. Stephen, who works in the television industry, wanted to add his touch and personality for little monsters, quirky decor and cinematic retro movie scores. If I had to describe this wedding, it would be the South meets Tim Burton! The reception was filled with music playing from ET, Disney, circus style popcorn and a pretty intense imported pickle station! Lola created the programs and many other of the illustrations! Overall, I loved the DIY inspirations that was infused in this wedding. Lola and Stephen were a joy to meet and what a fun time, I laughed so much! One of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes was read as they began the vows, ‘We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
Photography: Andi Mans Photography & Design
Coordinator: Sassy Soiree Event Planners and Wedding Coordinators
Venue: Barrington Hill Farm
Floral: Taylormade Wedding and Event Design
Dishes: Dishie Rentals
Furniture and Decor: Wish Vintage Rentals
Quartet: Classern Quartet
Caterer: Puff n’ Stuff
Music: SG Mobile DJ
Cake: Betty’s Cakes
Transportation: Assured Transportation
Officiant: Charmaine Doumaian
I’ve recently re-designed my office space and gosh does it feel much more comfy! I decided to go with neutrals, grays and just a pop of color here and there. A lot of my hours during the day are taken at my desk, lots of editing, browsing through inspiration online and social networking like a mad woman. It’s very important to have an atmosphere where you can be calm, organized but at the same time stylish. Some of my decor can be found at Target, Homegoods and Pottery Barn, but most of all thrift stores. I recently found an awesome coffee table for only $10 (whoo-hoo)!! I cleansed it down, sand-papered it, painted and voila, it’s now in my living room! Goes to show you really can make your very own furniture without spending tons of mula, I’m all about bargains! Happy Thursday Y’all!
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