Bold + Colorful Wedding in Florida

I love the bright, bold colors of today’s peacock inspired wedding! Captured by Angelita Esparar Photography, Abigail and Andre were married in a vibrant outdoor ceremony in Ponte Verde, Florida. With peacock feathers setting the theme, the couple incorporated rich pinks, purples and blues into their wedding decor. I especially adore the gorgeous bouquets and Abigail’s fabulous heels!

A few words from the bride:

Andre and I met through mutual friends during a scrabble game. I beat him of course! We then connected through social media and eventually had our first date. Now, every time we see a scrabble board it reminds us of how we first met. Some of our engagement pictures were taken playing scrabble.

Peacocks were my inspiration. I wanted bold colors for the wedding. Purple, pink, teal and hints of gold went perfectly with the peacock theme. I did not want to overdo the theme by having peacocks everywhere so I stuck with the colors and peacock feathers here and there. The bridesmaid dresses were also a big inspiration and I centered my designs and around them.

Photographer: Angelita Esparar Photography // Videographer: Gator Bride Videography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Crosswater Hall at Nocatee //  Catering: Hao Wah Catering // Rentals: // Bridal Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo // Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Alfred Angelo // Jewelry Designer: Swarovski // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Pacific Plex // Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Groom’s Shoes: Converse – Chuck Taylor’s // Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Edgewood Bakery // Floral Designer: A Fantasy In Flowers // Bride’s Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Fifth Avenue Mobile // Makeup Artist for Bridesmaids: To The Nines by Teresa // Day of Coordinators: Paragon Planning // Rings: Tiffany & Co. // Cake Pops: Rhea’s Cake Pops // Programs: Jinah Song Lee // Invitation Designer: Magnet Street // DJ: Beatsquad DJ Services // Photobooth: The Flipbook People // Officiant: // All images by Angelita Esparar Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Elegant + Modern Wedding in Florida

Wow, what an amazing ceiling! Captured by Minerva Photography, Felicia and Mitchell were married on a picturesque May day in a indoor ceremony overlooking the ocean in Florida. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed a reception filled with gourmet food and dancing. I love the neutral color palette, amazing cake, and stunning venue!

A few words from the bride:

We met on a Teen tour (a traveling summer camp that went to California, Hawaii and Alaska) in 2004. Even though he lived in CT and I lived in FL, we got very close after the trip and then we went to college together and started dating.

I guess I would call [the wedding inspiration] “modern elegance” We wanted to keep it simple and intimate, while maintaining what was meaningful to us in an elegant manner. Our closest family and friends with good food and drinks.

As for style- I looked at a million venues and I was so picky, if the carpet was ugly I wrote the entire place off! The venue really had everything we were looking for from the modern interior, being able to get married on the beach without having to actually go on the sand, and the fact that we had a famous chef cater it, meant that it was good food! The people invited are very important to us so we wanted them to enjoy the day too!

Michelle, our photographer, was amazing. When I began planning, she was one of the first vendors I met with and right away I knew she was going to help make the wedding I had in my head come to fruition. Honestly, the pictures are the most important of the vendors because they capture the event for you. Because Michelle was such a great person, it was easy to get along with her and that shows in the pictures.

Photographer: Minerva Photography // Videographer: Senderey Videos // Ceremony Venue: Sole on the Ocean // Reception Venue: Alba at Sole // Catering: Chef Ralph Pagano from Alba at Sole // Bridal Gown Designer: Tara Keely by Lazaro // Bridal Gown Store: Alegria’s Bridals // Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Lazaro // Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss // Groom’s Shoes: Prada // Cake Designer: Jennifer Rodgers Pastry Chef from Alba // Floral Designer: Miami Garden’s Florist // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Jorge Penn // Invitation Designer: Natural impressions designs // Day of Planner: Karen Maerovitz of Creme de la Creme Event Planning // DJ: Liquid DJs // Officiant: Rabbi Lorainne Ruddenberg // All images by Minerva Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Modern Lake Wedding in Missouri

I adore the simple, nautical details carried throughout today’s feature wedding! Captured by Brklyn View Photography, Christa and Sean were married on a perfect August day in front of their closest friends and family in a ceremony overlooking a gorgeous lake in Missouri. The couple’s showcased their modern design aesthetic with clean, simple blue details. They designed and crafted their invitations, table numbers and ceremony flower holders with the help of an Epson paper cutter. Christa wore a lovely modern gown paired with jewelry from Tiffany’s Frank Gehry collection. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the dock before heading out on the lake for a sunset cruise.

A few words from the bride:

Sean and I first met in architecture graduate school in NYC, but it wasn’t until a few years later that we got to know each other on a road trip with mutual school friends. We went on our first date shortly after and have been together ever since.

I grew up spending summers at my family’s vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The lake has earned a reputation among our friends for being a great vacation spot, so it seemed like a natural location to bring our family and friends from the Midwest and Brooklyn together.

The location became our inspiration. We designed and made our invitations, decorations and flowers to reflect the lake atmosphere and our modern design sensibility. We incorporated personal touches such as having my aunt perform our ceremony and serving our favorite pies made by the local pie lady. We selected The Lodge of Four Seasons as our lake venue. The Lodge provided a great atmosphere with the classic lodge design, the waterfront lawn where we had our ceremony, and the dockside terrace where we had dinner. We decided to forego the traditional DJ and dance party and hosted the reception on a cruise boat. The boat ride was a great end to a fabulous day and allowed everyone to have a little fun on the water.

Our photographer and friend Jainé of Brklyn View Photography did a fantastic job at capturing all of the details and atmosphere of our wedding day. Thank you Jainé!

Photographer: Brklyn View Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: The Lodge of Four Seasons // Bridal Gown Designer: Adele Wechsler // Bridal Gown Store: Designer Loft // Jewelry Designer: Tiffany & Co. Frank Gehry Collection // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: BHDLN // Groom’s Attire, Shoes: Hugo Boss // Pies: Pies by Michele // Makeup Artist: Spa Shiki // Hair Stylist: Spa Shiki // Band: Mark Atkins Lieberman (guitar player) //  Officiant: The Rev. Carol Meredith, Pastor, bride’s Aunt // Cruise: Celebration Cruises // All images by Brklyn View Photography

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