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INSPIRATION/TIPS Tropical Chic 6 Romantic Elegance 10 Vintage Glam 12 Blissfully Bohemian 14 First Look 20 Dress Shopping 23 First Dance 26

REAL WEDDINGS Sunny Acres Lodge 32 Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall 36 The Balcony Orlando 40 Hub 925 44

TRAVEL River Cruising 29

PLANNING Vendor Contact List 49 Wedding Timeline 52 Venue/Vendor Guide 55


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Welcome to the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of

Orange Blossom Bride magazine and Congratulations on your engagement! Whether you are newly engaged or well into the planning stages of your wedding, we have plenty of inspiration and tips to guide you along the way! This issue is full of beautiful wedding dress inspiration, as well as tips on wedding dress shopping. Our expert advice will have you saying “Yes to the Dress” in no time! When it comes to the design and decor of your wedding,we have something special for you. We are taking you behind the scenes of this year’s Wedding Vendor Appreciation Party, hosted by Florida Wedding Expo and Margaritaville Resort Orlando. You will get to see the amazing designs your local wedding vendors came up with! At the end of the day, nobody throws a better party than a group of wedding vendors! Wedding planning can be exhausting at times, but knowing that an amazing trip as newlyweds is right around the corner may put a little pep in your step! Be sure to read the latest article from our resident travel agent to learn all about one of the new trends in honeymooning: River Cruising.

HAPPY PLANNING!!

Amanda Schmidt and

Jamie Reinhart Editors-in-Chief

Participating Vendors: Venue: The Acre Orlando | Photographer: Captured by Elle Photo + Video | Dresses: Olivia Bowen Bridal | Florist: Fern and Curl Designs | Hair: Jaclyn Rymer | Makeup: Marin Makeup | Model: Demi Devaux

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WEDDING INSPIRATION

TROPICAL CHIC

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Tropical Chic AT MARGARITAVILLE RESORT ORLANDO

This year Florida Wedding Expo hosted their annual vendor appreciation party at Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The theme for the evening was tropical chic, which matched the upscale, tropical vibe of the resort. To highlight this theme, event sponsors participated in a design challenge, where each showcased their own version of tropical chic. The first area in the challenge was a ceremony space, which was sponsored by Orange Blossom Bride. We handmade a classic, geometric ceremony backdrop that filled the width of the space. Atmospheres Floral and Design added amazing floral to enhance the design. Ivory and gold chairs and tall votive candles with a glass cylinder interior gave a unique touch to the space. The final touch of the design was an aisle runner the mimicked the design of the ceremony backdrop. Inside the main ballroom is where the remaining challenge rooms were set up. The reception space was split in two, with each planner taking on their own design. Live Love Laugh Events filled her space with tons of greenery, bold pink linens, pops of color, and gold accents throughout the space. Bamboo chairs were used around the tables, which tied in with the linens perfectly. The theme was evident throughout all of her design aspects, including the lounge area, table settings, cake table, and a fun and colorful dessert display. Participating Vendors:

Venue: Margaritaville Resort Orlando | Event Organizer: Florida Wedding Expo | Photographer: Flora Bloom Photography Ceremony Space Vendors: Design and Backdrop: Orange Blossom Bride | Florist: Atmospheres Floral and Design | Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Sign: Two Peas Paper Co. | Aisle Runner: Artistic Aisle Runner Winter/Spring 2020

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Bella Sposa Events utilized greenery in her design as well, but instead of the pink went for a blue and green color scheme. She took a similar take on the centerpieces, using tall, gold stands with her floral arrangements on top. Instead of bamboo chairs, she utilized clear ghost chairs to allow the colorful linens take center stage. She also used white on her beautiful dessert cart, and her lounge display was accented with wicker furniture to tie everything together. All three spaces looked incredible, but at the end of the night it was Live Love Laugh Events who was crowned the winner of the design challenge. It was a wonderful night for the Orlando wedding industry. Orange Blossom Bride and all vendors involved were happy to have been a part of it! Fuschia Design Participating Vendors:

Planner and Design: Live Love Laugh Events | Florist: Fern and Curl Designs | Cake: Cake Designers | Dessert Buffet: Florida Candy Buffets | Rentals: A Chair Affair Rentals and RW Style | Linens: Over the Top Linen | Signage: Custom Touch

Blue Design Participating Vendors: Planner and Design: Bella Sposa Events | Florist: Atmospheres Floral and Decor | Tabletop Rentals: Trove Rentals | Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Desserts: Morgan Hunter Desserts | Linens: Over the Top Linens | Signage: Wild Ivory & Co.

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Vintage Glam

AT ADAMS ESTATE

This inspiration shoot at has the perfect combination of vintage and glam, with a slight touch of boho vibes. Burgundy and emerald green paired nicely with the neutral tones. One element we fell in love with was the double diamond ceremony backdrop. The straight lines of the geometric backdrop design were beautifully balanced with the use of loose floral arrangements. Gold accents were also used in the decor, including a custom monogram, which was seen in different design elements throughout the shoot, including the cake topper. And of course, did we mention the bride’s cute little furry sidekick?!

Participating Vendors: Venue: Adams Estate | Planner: Wild Oak Events | Photographer: Casie Marie Photography | Florist: Gather and Lace Designs | Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique | Hair and Makeup: Before the Aisle | Rentals: Ocean Hawks Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Treasury Rentals | Signage & Stationery: Do Tell Stationery and Design | Dress Boutique: The Bridal Finery | Robe and Cape: Girl and a Serious Dream | Hair Pieces: Maria Elena Headpieces Winter/Spring 2020

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Romantic Elegance

AT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO

Inspired by the European zoological gardens, wedding planner Shadow Anderson of The Chaos Coordinator wanted to show couples another side of the unique wedding venue, the Central Florida Zoo. The design was really enhanced by embracing the simplicity that the venue offers. Lush florals and greenery gave that stunning European flair. Dusty Blue tied in all of the elements on this sophisticated and romantic design.

Participating Vendors: Venue: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens | Planning and Design: The Chaos Coordinator Events | Photography: Ashley Jane Photography | Florist: Flowers By Lesley | Cake: Bakers Cottage Cakes | Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Linens: BBJ Linens | Bridal Styling and Dress: Solutions Bridal Designer House | Hair and Makeup: Karmel Design Team | Stationery: Lettered Moments Calligraphy and Designs 12

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Blissfully Bohemian

at The Acre Orlando


Modern Elegance

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Participating Vendors: Venue: The Acre Orlando | Photographer: Captured by Elle Photo + Video | Dresses: Olivia Bowen Bridal | Florist: Fern and Curl Designs | Hair: Jaclyn Rymer | Makeup: Marin Makeup | Model: Demi Devaux Winter/Spring 2020

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WEDDING TIPS AND TRAVEL

FIRST LOOK

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WEDDING TIPS

3 Reasons a First Look May Be Right for You

by In Style Imagery When planning your wedding day, how do you envision the first moment you will see your spouse to be? Some couples want to first see each other in the traditional walk down the aisle while others opt for a first look before guests arrive for the ceremony. Of course, both are lovely ways to begin your new marriage, and whatever you decide as a couple should reflect your wishes for your wedding day. Let’s look at a few great reasons a first look might be right for you.

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THE PHOTOS

Your photographer will help you find the perfect spot with great lighting and privacy at your venue. The photos captured during this time are filled with emotion, anticipation, and of course lots of love. The smiles, the tears, and affection are genuine and so in the moment, and your photographer will be ready to capture it all. When you get to see each other for the first time during your first look, after all those months of planning, this time spent together is a great opportunity to sneak in your couples portraits. You’ll have time to take some beautiful photos before the whirl wind begins. If you take the time for the couple’s portraits before the ceremony, you’ll save on time afterward creating more time for family, bridal party, and maybe a few more couple’s portraits so you can get to the reception and celebrate!

JUST THE TWO OF YOU Often our couples express how quickly the day went by and the first look provided them with an intimate moment being present with one another and sharing their excitement for what is to come. This quality time is for you, before you share the day with your family and friends.

ALL THE FEELINGS Seeing each other pre-ceremony can help calm your nerves. Many couples have said they feel more calm walking down the aisle after having a first look. The opportunity for sharing all those feelings and thoughts together before the ceremony isn’t all about physically seeing what the

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other person looks like, but more about sharing your happiness to begin your wedding day and lifetime of marriage. If you do want a first look be sure to let your photographer and planner know so there is plenty of time built into your wedding day schedule. Whichever way you choose to see each other on your wedding day, it will be exciting, full of anticipation, and lots of love. Enjoy the moments together however you find them and begin your big adventure!

About the Author:

Olivia Ginn is the owner and lead photographer at In Style Imagery located downtown Mount Dora. In Style Imagery provides engagement and wedding photography in Central Florida.

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Dress Shopping

Tips for Having the Best Experience


Wedding dress shopping is something that many girls dream of their whole life. However, when it comes time to actually start the process, it may seem a bit overwhelming. We sat down with owner of Solutions Bridal, Erica Trunk, to talk about what goes into styling a bride for her wedding day. Here are a few things we learned.

SHARE THE DETAILS Let your stylist in on the details of your wedding day. Tell them about your vision, the venue, and any special details of your wedding. It is also important to communicate with your stylist when it comes to your hopes for your wedding dress. Let them know of any special features you hope for your dream dress to include, and any of your amazing features that you want to show off! It is also helpful to clue them in on any fears or insecurities you may have. Having these conversations with your Winter/Spring 2020

stylist early on will help them provide you with the best (and most personalized) experience.

KEEP AN OPEN MIND It’s really easy to think that a certain “style” may not be the best fit for your body type, but you may be surprised. Try on a variety of styles. When it comes to wedding dresses, one style fits all simply does not apply.

HAVE FUN! Shopping for a wedding dress should be one of the highlights of the wedding planning process. You may have to do a bit of searching, or even a bit of customizing your dress, but rest assured, you WILL find “the one’! Participating Vendors: Dresses: Solutions Bridal | Hair and Makeup: Gabriella Anthoney’s Design Artistry | Models: Sabrina Servance and Ally Gursky 25


WEDDING TIPS

What to Consider When Planning Your First Dance

by Serendipity Dance Studio There are many things to consider when planning a wedding; budget, photography, attire, venue, etc. One thing that tends to get overlooked is the first dance. Many couples decide to “wing it”. Instead of letting the magic of your special day stop with the “high school sway”, a choreographed first dance will create a beautiful moment for you and your soon to be spouse to share with your wedding guests.

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WHEN TO START

We recommend reaching out to us at least 3-4 months prior to your wedding. This will give you enough time to learn and practice a dance routine. Remember, this isn’t “Dancing with the Stars” and most people will need a few lessons just to get the hang of a basic box step!

SONG CHOICE Find a song that encapsulates your relationship and that you won’t get sick of. If it’s not on the radio, you can’t overhear it. If you like a particular artist, check out their lesser known songs. Put some thought into it because every time you hear this one song, you’ll get the butterflies all over again.

CREATING A DANCE When creating a dance, we focus on style, tempo and length. The style of the song dictates what sort of dance, be it a swing, waltz, rumba, etc. The tempo is important because that dictates how fast (or slow) YOU move. As far as timing, we have the capability to edit in-house. Two to Three minutes is a solid amount of time for a first dance song. Remember that time will move slower when dancing in front of a crowd.

A choreographed first dance can keep the magic flowing throughout your wedding. Committing to dance lessons is also a fun and great way to work together and try to release some stress from wedding planning. We absolutely love working with our wedding couples. Our goal is always to prepare a dance that represents you as a couple and to prepare you to dance it confidently. If you have any questions or need help narrowing down your wedding song, Serendipity Dance Studio is here for you!

DANCE LESSONS A couple’s dancing ability is what dictates the number and frequency of the lessons. Most of our couples come to us with little to no dance experience. Our instructors know how to teach the basics and lead into a full choreographed first dance.

About the Author:

Serendipity Dance Studio is located in Downtown Celebration, FL and provides wedding choreography for all types of wedding dances.

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TRAVEL

River Cruising

Why it’s Our New Favorite Way to Travel!

When you think of a river cruise, you may think that it’s a vacation for an older crowd. After talking to our honeymoon travel expert, Theresa from Get Out! Custom Travels, we learned that this is not the case. River Cruise companies have been working towards creating a more trendy cruise experience, making it a perfect idea for a honeymoon! Here are a few of our favorite reasons why you should consider a River Cruise!

MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS We can potentially blame Instagram for this, but people are racking up some pretty ambitious vacation destination bucket lists. A river cruise allows you to visit multiple destinations over the course of one vacation. The best part is that unlike an ocean cruise, a river cruise is a port-intensive trip, meaning that you spend more time in each city, allowing you to explore a bit more! Winter/Spring 2020

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY

A river cruise does have activities planned for you, but everything is completely optional. If you would rather skip the morning to have breakfast in a quaint cafe, you are completely free to do so. The flexibility to be able to have included options as well as free time is the best of both worlds! We also love that your cruise staff will be able to guide you and give you recommendations for when you do want to explore a city on your own.

LOCAL CUISINE

One of the best parts of travel is to try the local cuisine. Some may think all-inclusive means that there will be a generic menu. On a river cruise, you are eating fresh, local meals. You may even get the opportunity to try dishes that you wouldn’t have necessarily wanted to try if you went to a local restaurant. For more details or to book your next river cruise, visit getoutcustomtravels.com 29


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Sunny Acres Lodge

Tori + Byron When planning their wedding day, Tori and Byron knew that they wanted to include their love for the outdoors. Sunny Acres Lodge fit their vision perfectly. They loved how it was an outdoor venue, but also that the indoor vibe allowed them to feel like they were bringing the outdoors inside. Loose flowers and greenery throughout their decor enhanced the feeling of bringing the outdoors in, giving their wedding the true rustic, garden theme they were going for.

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One of the favorite parts of Tori and Byron’s day was the send off to their reception. Instead of waiting until the end of the night for a send off, the couple had their guests throw flower petals as they made their way to the cocktail hour/ reception area. They chose to do this because they wanted all of their guests to be participating, and knew that if they waited until the end of the night they may run the chance of some of their guests missing out. When asked about tips they had for the wedding planning process, here is what they had to say: We would definitely recommend hiring professional vendors, or at least go with a venue team you trust to help you with the little details on your big day! Sunny Acres had an amazing team & we could not have made our special day happen without them!

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Participating Vendors: Venue: Sunny Acres Lodge | Photographer: Christina Janel Photography | Florist: Cathlee Tomkow| Cake: Publix | Catering: Unique Events Catering | DJ: Graingertainment | Ice Cream Truck: Eleanor’s Ice Cream | Hair: Hair by Leeanne May | Makeup: Angelica Gonzalez | Dress: Mikaella from The White Magnolia Bridal Collection | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

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REAL WEDDINGS

Venue 1902

Janaye + Patrick Janaye and Patrick loved the look and the feel of their wedding venue from the moment they saw it. Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall truly speaks for itself, so they planned decor elements that would enhance the venue without taking away what was already there. Keeping the integrity of the venue in mind, they went with flowers and decor that was classic and light. Mauve, ivory, and plum with accents of gold perfectly complemented the venue’s white walls and ceiling of the reception space. The soft pink up-lighting, with the glow of the chandeliers, created the perfect ambiance for the evening.

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The couple noted that their ceremony was the best part of the day. They incorporated a hand-washing ceremony and wrote their own vows. These two components made their outdoor wedding ceremony feel intimate and really reflected their love in a special way. When asked if they had any advice for newlywed couples, they had this to say: Take joy in adding “husband” and “wife’ titles into introductions and conversations. It may not always feel that different to be married right after the big day, but simply reflecting on the fact that you just committed to living life with your best friend and biggest fan is sometimes the best part.

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Participating Vendors: Venue: Venue 1902 | Wedding Planner: Runway Events | Photographer: Sydney Marie Photography | Videographer: Wayfarer Film Co. | Florist: Oviedo Florist | Cake and Desserts: Morgan Hunter Desserts | DJ/Uplighting: Soundwave Entertainment | Photo Booth: Shutterpro | Rentals: A Chair Affair | Pipe and Drape: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Hair: Schatzi C | Makeup: Imago Dei by Milan | Ceremony Dress: David’s Bridal | Reception Dress: Something New Bridal Boutique

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REAL WEDDINGS

The Balcony Orlando

Albert + Logan The Balcony Orlando is a wedding venue that shows off all that The City Beautiful has to offer, all from an 11 story view! This venue boasts rooftop weddings, which allows you to give your guests a few of Lake Eola and the city’s skyline, all while dancing the night away under market lighting that mimics the stars in the night sky. Albert and Logan’s rooftop wedding at The Balcony Orlando was full of color, creativity, and culture. Their wedding took place right in the heart of Downtown Orlando, in front of their closest friends and family. 40

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The unique design elements were presented right away, as they chose to have a circular wedding ceremony setup. The use of ghost chairs gave this a fantastic modern look. The decor was finished off with four stunning floral arrangements placed on large, white pillars. The flowers were vibrant hues of blue, purple, and pink. For their ceremony, the couple wore traditional Vietnamese attire. The colorful, modern decor transitioned perfectly into reception decor, where they added elegant white detailed tables with glass mirror tops. Their centerpiece was a tall clear vase with teal blue flowers filling the entire vase. The table was finished off with maroon napkins, adding an extra pop of color to their design.

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Participating Vendors: Venue: The Balcony Orlando | Wedding Planner: Anna Christine Events | Photographer: Capture by Elle Photo + Video |Videographer: The Richards | Florist: Lee Forrest Design | Cake: Jillycakes | Drag Queen: Kaija Adonis | DJ/Uplighting: Our DJ Rocks | Officiant: Renee Silverman/A Lovely Ceremony | Signs: Erlyn Cristy | Reception Suits: H&M | Catering/Bar: John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering | Photobooth: A. Harris Photography | Rentals: A Chair Affair 42

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Hub 925

Angela + Graham Angela and Graham envisioned a wedding that was moody and dark while still remaining classic and timeless. The couple loved the atmosphere of their venue, Hub 925. The venue’s vibe allowed them to stay minimalistic in decor. The decor they did choose to include was full of rich color, amazing texture, and a unique cake design.

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They used a mix of round and long farmhouse tables with black linens, lined with greenery. The tablescape was topped off with floral arrangements and candles. One detail that the couple loved was the classic tapered candlesticks and candelabras along with the beautiful florals. All of the candlesticks were thrifted and hand-painted by Angela’s father. Overall, she describes their decor as minimalistic with a little edge. Angela noted that her veil was the most special item that she wore on her wedding day. It was handmade by her grandma for her cousin’s wedding day. Her cousin let her use the veil on her wedding day as her “something borrowed”.

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Participating Vendors: Venue: Hub 925 | Photographer: M.A.D. Images Inc. | Florist: Fern and Curl Designs | Cake and Desserts: Sweet Miss Vs | Officiant: Suann Wright | Catering: Cocktails Catering | Bridal Party Hair: Weddings by Crystal | Makeup: Vicky Reyes | DJ: 2Tone Events | Dress: Miss Stella York from Nicole Maree Bridal | Menswear: Men’s Warehouse

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You will be hiring multiple wedding professionals to help make your wedding day come together. One of the best things that you can do to ensure that your wedding planning is less stressful is to stay organized, especially if you do not have a full planning wedding planner. Make sure to keep track of all of the details and contracts that you get from each.

CEREMONY VENUE Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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WEDDING PLANNER Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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RECEPTION VENUE Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

PHOTOGRAPHER Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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FLORIST

VIDEOGRAPHER Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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BAKER Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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DJ/MUSICIAN Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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TRANSPORTATION Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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RENTALS Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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HONEYMOON Contact: Phone: Email: Deposit: $ Payment: $ Payment: $

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Wedding Timeline X

There are so many details that go into planning a wedding and a certain time frame to get those details done. We have created a quick cheat sheet for you to stay organized and make sure you do not forget anything. Happy Planning!

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make sure your engagement ring is insured

select groom’s and groomsmen’s attire

decide on your wedding date

decide on your wedding invitation wording

create a wedding budget decide on your wedding style

start planning your honeymoon

create a preliminary guest list

select a baker for your wedding cake/dessert

find a ceremony and reception venue

create your wedding registry

select an officiant

schedule bridal hair and makeup trials

create a wedding website

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narrow down guest list to fit in budget and venue have an engagement party order your wedding dress book your wedding planner and photographer send out save the dates decide on and ask wedding party members if your venue does not have a caterer, find and book one get estimates for decor and lighting rentals set up hotel room blocks for out of town guests

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book your videographer book your florist

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send your wedding invitations

finalize details with caterer and rentals purchase decor/details you are not renting purchase your wedding rings start planning your rehearal dinner reserve your day of transportation start dance lessons for first dance

3 MONTHS

have your bridal shower finalize playlist details with your DJ or band get your marriage license finalize ceremony details with officiant decide on wedding favors

2 MONTHS

start brainstorming your wedding vows finalize menu create wedding ceremony programs send “thank yous” for your bridal shower gifts have your bachelor and bachelorette party purchase presents for future spouse, wedding party, and parents schedule your dress fitting

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final dress fitting

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shop for honeymoon clothing have your emergency kit for the wedding day and your “something old, new, borrowed and blue”

1-2 WEEKS follow up with guests who haven’t RSVP’d give final guest count to caterer, baker, and venue make escort cards and/or display confirm all final payments and details if you are giving a toast, prepare your speech pick up your marriage license give your day-of schedule to your vendors and wedding party provide ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner information to those attending

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pack your wedding overnight bag

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make sure details are clear with ceremony and reception sites pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure designate someone to take your wedding gifts home

After all the planning for your wedding celebration, don’t forget to make sure that at the end of the day you are a legally married couple. Here are the locations to apply for a marriage licence in the Central Florida area.

Brevard County

1 DAY BEFORE have your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner give marriage license to your officiant bring any ceremony details with you to your rehearsal get a good night’s rest

Clerk of the Court 400 South St. Titusville, FL 32780 (321) 952-4604

Lake County

County Clerk of the Circuit Court 122 E. Main St. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 253-2650

Orange County

WEDDING DAY!

make sure you eat breakfast exchange gifts with spouse and give gifts to parents and wedding party

Enjoy Your Wedding Day!

POST WEDDING

freeze the top layer of your wedding cake send “thank yous” for wedding gifts

pick up groom’s attire

if you are planning to, change your name

leave honeymoon details with a family member

have your dress cleaned and preserved

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WHERE TO MAKE IT LEGAL IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Clerk of the Courts 425 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 836-2067

Seminole County Clerk of the Court 301 N. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 665-4375

Volusia County

Clerk of Circuit Court 101 N. Alabama Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-5911

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Dragonfly Farms FL

The Acre Orlando

750 Osmosis Dr. Palm Bay, FL 32908 (321) 427-8683 brandy@dragonflyfarmsfl.com dragonflyfarmsfl.com see on p.48 Photo: Liz Cowie Photography

4421 Edgewater Dr. Orlando, FL (407) 704-5161 theacreorlando.com sales@theacreorlando.com See on Cover, 14-17 Photo: Darling Juliet Photography

The Banyan Estate

The Club at Bella Collina

1490 Marie St Malabar, FL 32950 (321) 536-9080 banyanvenue.com info@banyanvenue.com see on p.3

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15920 County Rd 455 Montverde, FL 34756 (407) 469-4999 bellacollina.com/weddings-events/ weddingsandevents@bellacollina.com see on p.57 Photo: Nate + Lori Photo and Cinema

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The Royal Crest Room 5330 Michigan Ave St Cloud, FL 34772 (407) 892-2009 theroyalcrestroom.com karen@theroyalcrestroom.com Photo: Al Dee Productions

Up the Creek Farms 3590 Valkaria Rd. Grant-Valkaria, FL 32950 (321) 499-4232 upthecreekfarms.com info@upthecreekfarms.com Photo: Lisa Marshall Photography

Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall 301 W 7th St. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 986-8600 venue1902.com hello@venue1902.com See on p.36-38,54

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Wedding Pro

The wedding professionals that you hire will be the key piece in making your wedding vision come to life. Our wedding vendor directory is the perfect place to find your wedding pros.

What makes our directory different?

The wedding professionals listed in our directory are extensively vetted. This ensures that they are not only an expert in their field and provide couples with impeccable service, but have a great record of working well with other wedding vendors. This is so important to making sure your wedding runs smoothly.

WEDDING PLANNERS

FLORISTS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Your Favorite Day

Events by The Flower Studio

Ashley Jane Photography

(407) 318-6949 contact@yourfavoriteday.com yourfavoriteday.com See on p. 47

Bella Sposa Events

(814) 572-0896 hello@bellasposaevents.com bellasposaevents.com

Melanie Paige Events & Design

(941) 524-5291 hello@melaniepaigeevents.com melaniepaigeevents.com

P.S. I Love You Productions (407) 603-5102 psiloveyouprod@gmail.com psiloveuprod.com

Pearl White Events

(407) 519-0646 contact@pearlwhiteevents.com pearlwhiteevents.com

Taylor Rae Events

(407) 591-9610 info@taylorraevents.com taylorraeevents.com

VIDEOGRAPHERS Ty Albers Videography

(407) 614-7772 info@tyalbersvideography.com tyalbersvideography.com

(321) 422-0823 andie@theflowerstudioonline.com eventsbytheflowerstudio.com

see on p.35

Atmospheres Floral and Decor (321) 972 2976 info@atmospheresfloral.com atmospheresfloral.com See on p.7,9

Christina Janel Photography (407) 221-3966 hello@christinajanel.com christinajanel.com See on p.32-34,35

Bluegrass Chic

Jamie Leigh Photography (407) 701-2356

Fern and Curl Designs (321) 298-2676

Sophia’s Art Photography

fernandcurldesigns@gmail.com fernandcurldesigns.com See on Cover, p. 6,8,14-17,44-46,47

(407) 873-4951 info@sophiasartphoto.com sophiasartphoto.com See on p.48

Le Fleur Ateleir (352) 217-4947

Steven Miller Photography

yolanda@idoeventandpr.com lefleuratelier.com See on p.10-11

(407) 504-7314 smiller@stevenmillerpix.com stevenmillerpix.com See on p.58

Pixies and Petals

Bumby Photography

(407) 900-3231 info@bluegrasschic.com bluegrasschic.com

jamiegleigh@gmail.com jamiegleigh.com See on p.4

(863) 221-4939 jennie@pixiesandpetals.com pixiesandpetals.com

(407) 864-0003 bumby@bumbyphotography.com bumbyphotography.com

EVENT SITTERS

Captured by Elle Photo & Video

FairyTail Pet Care

(813) 701-9663 woof@fairytailpet.com fairytailpet.com

(407) 749-2896 elle@capturedbyelle.com capturedbyelle.com See on Cover, p.14-17,40-42

Tootles Event Sitters

Casie Marie Photography

(407) 349-7749 info@tootleseventsitters.com tootleseventsitters.com

Winter/Spring 2020

(563) 528-1152 ashley@ashleyjane-photography.com ashleyjane-photography.com See on p.10-11,22,23-25

(352) 304-2197 hello@casiemariephotography.com casiemariephotography.com See on p.10-11 59


PHOTOGRAPHERS

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Flora Bloom Photography

Beauty Brigade (321) 430-7175

(407) 476-3513 amanda@florabloomphotography.com florabloomphotography.com See on p.6-9

info@beautybrigadellc.com beautybrigadellc.com See on p.28

In Style Imagery

Bella Con Stile’ Beauty

Couture Cakes

(407) 953-9853 info@couturecakesbylia.com couturecakesbylia.com see on p.61

Bake A Wish

(352) 250-2935 olivia@instyleimagery.com instyleimagery.com See on p.20-21

(407) 285-7486 amanda@bcsmakeup.com bcsmakeup.com

(407) 967-8915 info@bakeawishonline.com bakeawishonline.com

Leah Langley Photography

Jazz It Up Artistry

(386) 456-7633 info@jazzitupartistry.com jazzitupartistry.com

Bakers Cottage Cakes

(407) 506-8660 leah@leahlangley.com leahlangley.com See on p. 26-27

Lauren K Downing Photography (239) 691-3075 laurenkdowningphotography @yahoo.com laurenkdowningphotography.com

Rachel Doyle Photography

(407) 619-6020 racheldoylephotography@outlook.com racheldoylephotography.com

Rania Marie Photography (407) 928-9340 rania@raniamariephoto.com raniamariephoto.com

Rudy & Marta Photography (321) 270-9524 info@rudyandmarta.com rudyandmarta.com

DJ/LIGHTING DJ Danny Garcia

(407) 668-0648 danny@djdannygarcia.com djdannygarcia.com

Soundwave Entertainment (407) 905-0324 info@djsoundwave.net djsoundwave.net See on p.38

Karmel Design Team

(407) 575-5317 info@karmeldesignteam.com karmeldesignteam.com See on p.10

Marin Makeup

(407) 710-5494 ashley@marinmakeup.com marinmakeup.com See on Cover, p.14-17

RENTALS A Chair Affair

(386) 479-4308 ann@chairaffairrentals.com chairaffairrentals.com See on p.6,38,41-42,Back

Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

(407) 739-5740 info@orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com See on p.7-9,10-11,38,39

Lil Epic Design, LLC

(407) 928-8332 ellicemae@lilepicdesign.com lilepicdesign.com

Ocean Hawks Rentals

(407) 797-5511 events@oceanhawksrentals.com oceanhawksrentals.com

(407) 580-7695 info@bakerscottagecakes.com bakerscottagecakes.com See on p.11,18

Everything Cake

(321) 438-9408 info@everythingcake.com everythingcake.com see on p.4

Morgan Hunter Desserts

321-229-7711 morganhunterdesserts@gmail.com morganhunterdesserts.com See on p. 8,38

Sweet Miss Vs

(321) 616-0646 sweetmissvs@gmail.com sweetmissvs.com See on p.46

HONEYMOON PLANNER Get Out! Custom Travels

(407) 970-0348 theresa@getoutcustomtravels.com getoutcustomtravels.com See on p.29

CATERER Two Chicks and a Pot

(321) 252-5111 hello@twochicksandapot.com twochicksandapot.com See on p.43

See on p.10-11

RW Style

(407) 374-2534 hello@rwstyle.com rwstyle.com See on p.6 60

CAKES AND DESSERTS

PHOTO BOOTHS Party Shots Orlando

(407) 542-1292 jenn@partyshotsorlando.com partyshotsorlando.com Orange Blossom Bride


STATIONERY AND INVITATIONS Two Peas Paper Co. (321) 247-6145

paige@twopeasdesigns.com twopeasdesigns.com

See on p.7

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHERS Ashley Jane Photography

(563) 528-1152 ashley@ashleyjane-photography.com ashleyjane-photography.com See on p.22

BB by Bumby

(407) 864-0003 info@bbbybumby.com bbbybumby.com

DANCE STUDIO

Serendipity Dance Studio

(407) 973-3409 info@serendipitydancestudio.com serendipitydancestudio.com

see on p.26-27,58

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