If you love beachy tropical vibes, but really want something elegant, today’s wedding is the inspiration for you. Set at a romantic Florida estate, this destination wedding from NK Productions Wedding Planning, captured by Jacqui Cole, is an absolute dream. We are obsessed with all the vibrant and fresh florals! And how stunning is Bianca’s look? The detailing on her gown and veil is swoon-worthy!
We felt that we had so much to celebrate in our relationship, we wanted a wedding that reflected us – fun and light-hearted while being elegant and romantic. From the beginning we wanted it to be outside and we choose to do it in St.Petersburg, where my parents currently live, because we knew that would give us lots of dates for beautiful outdoor weather. My family is from Brazil and India, and I knew from the beginning I wanted rich and warm colors to encapsulate our day. David and I felt like a tropical flair would add to the fun of our day and bring in family ties. My engagement ring was already gold, and we knew that pairing those florals with gold accents would elevate and match the black-tie affair we knew we wanted. When we started we did not have many specifics of our vision and allowed vendors help guide us throughout the process.
David wanted to incorporate his Air Force status and wear his uniform but also wanted to make it more personal, choosing to change into a regular tuxedo for the reception. Knowing we were going to have the rich navy of the Air Force uniforms in David’s attire guided the rest of our decisions. We wanted the ladies to match, and when one of my maid-of-honors suggested a skirt and top idea, we loved it! It reflected the groomsman beautifully and allowed us to choose whichever flowers we wanted. For my dress, I knew I wanted some lace and had a suspicion I’d go for long sleeves, but went into my bridal fittings with a very open mind. The gown I selected was one picked out by our bridal consultant and was a beautiful reflection of the romantic and tropical vibes we were going for.
We had a couple personal details but the one that really stands out to me is our ceremony itself. We worked with our officiant to design a ceremony that was uniquely ours. We chose passages and vows that were about respecting each other and embracing our differences as we begin our marriage. It was a perfect start to our day and our marriage and it was unique to us.
We knew we wanted a tropical and fun affair when we started the planning process and with our desire for rich colors, we started to turn to deep reds with orange and pink highlights. The colors felt very tropical on their own, and allowed us to be both playful and also elegant. When we first met with Ian and Zoe at Botanica, we were fairly flexible and asked them to help us with choosing specifics. They were really wonderful to work with and created vibrant set of florals for us that really encapsulated the joy and romance we were looking for.
The most important thing for us was food and music! At the end of the day, we wanted our wedding to be a wonderful day for our guests and we realize that most of their experience is those two things and we definitely splurged on those. We also decided to splurge on our photos once we saw Jacqui’s profile. One day, when we tell our kids about our wedding, our pictures are all we’ll have to show them. We wanted be sure they could capture the love and happiness of that day and once we saw her profile, we were sold.
Photography | Jacqui Cole | Venue | The Powel Crosely Estate | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Florals | Botanica International Design Studio | Stationery | Minted | Videography | Eli Meyer Studio | Cake | Wonder Cakes | Rentals | So Staged Event Rentals | Linens | Michael’s on East | Hair and Makeup | Femme Akoi | Dress | Monique L’Huillier from Isabel O’Neil Bridal | Groom’s Attire | Suit Supply | Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo | Submitted via Matchology
Saying hello to a colorful spring with today’s backyard boho wedding from AVH Photography! The fiesta vibes were strong with this wedding filled with tons of vibrant florals. Most of the details were DIY’d with the help of family and friends, creating one fabulous party!
Spencer had wanted to get married in his parents yard since he was a kid. We are so lucky they were on board to have such a big event there. There’s a good chance we would have eloped if it hadn’t been for them and this location. Being that we were on a budget, we wanted to DIY as much as possible. It was really important to me though that the aesthetic and the feel of the wedding still be unique (enneagram type 4, heyy). Being a florist I had my heart set on it being botanically focused, bright and joyful. We also wanted it to feel really magical once the sun went down, so we had candles everywhere and had some of the trees lit up with twinkle lights. Mostly we wanted everyone to feel transported into a romantic, ethereal night of feeling free and happy.
My dress was Lillian West and was purchased from Second Summer Bride in Sacramento. I fell in love with the sort of spiritual quality of the lace. My shoes were comfy slip-ons that I already owned. My sister did my hair and my friend who was also our bartender and one of our florists did my makeup.
We both agree that our favorite part of the whole thing was getting all of our loved ones together in one place. We have a lot of friends and family that are scattered all over and we were so so happy to finally be able to mesh together so many great humans. Dancing the night away with loved ones, connecting with old friends and seeing the whole vision come together were definitely some of our favorite parts. The flower girls and ring bearer coming down the aisle in a barbie jeep caravan was a close second, and my mom walking me down the aisle was another fav. Spencer’s aunt Christina did a beautiful job as our officiant, and we were so moved by all of the help our family and friends offered us.
The flowers were a labor of love and came together with the help of my whole family and a few incredible florist friends who had offered to help. I am a florist, so the flowers were such a fun part of this whole thing. I wanted to do something really bright & colorful, fun and spirit evoking. Nothing too manicured or elegant, I wanted the vibe to feel really natural and alive! I adore marigolds and because it was their season, decided to make them a main feature. We combined them with garden roses, carnations, a bunch of bouganvilla, and other blooms from a friends garden. We collected blue vases from thrift stores for about a year leading up to the wedding for the table arrangements.
Most all of the decor was handmade or DIY. The calligraphy on the glasses, all the flowers, the signs were hand painted by my cousins, the appetizers, the desserts, the garter, the playlists. Spencer’s mom made the ceremony aisle and his dad made the dance floor. Spencer’s sister hand painted a homemade corn hole set. I had found the tequila bar on craigslist about 8 months before the wedding, and we used it for our tv stand in the meantime.
Photography | AVH Photography | Florals | Wild Child Flowers, Rar & Rose Floral Co, Sarah’s Garden Design, and Petals of Love | Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents and Fathom Sound | Catering | Chando’s Tacos | Dress | Lillian West | Wedding Ring | Variance Objects and Monica Squitieri | Bride’s Shoes | Splendid. | Bridesmaid Dresses | Cleobella | Submitted via Matchology
Say hello to dreamy elegance at an Atlanta estate from Laura Anne Watson! The color palette of orange, golden yellow, and green is so fresh. It would be lovely for any season! Elegant and chic details like the floral ceremony backdrop and thin taper candles make the design so effortless. And if you weren’t already in love with peonies, these cream and yellow beauties are sure to make you a fan!
Here in Atlanta, early Spring means new blooms, warm weather…and industrial wedding venues. But if you’re like me, industrial isn’t my thing. I wanted to bring a little inspiration to my hometown of Atlanta and show couples how a Spring wedding can be chic with all the heirloom, al fresco vibes we all love! The Swan House provided the perfect backdrop for our editorial blending southern charm, wild garden florals and estate elegance. Like the Dazzling and Kennedy Occasions created an al fresco tablescape every Atlanta socialite would love to dine at, mixed with the perfect Blackberry Apple cocktail (because Spring needs a little celebration)! With hues from a bright and brilliant color palette of yellows, oranges and rusts, you’re sure to feel the warmth of spring too!
Photography | Laura Anne Watson | Venue | Atlanta History Center | Planning | Like the Dazzling | Florals | Kennedy Occasions | Stationery | The Impressionist | Cake | Cake Envy GA | Rentals | Collection Event Furnishings | Hair and Makeup | Jolie | Film Lab | Photovision | Vintage Car | Atlantic Limousine and Transportation | Dress | Claire Pettibone | Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux | Bride’s Shoes | BHLDN | Submitted via Matchology