{Real Wedding} Mackenzie and Beau's Sophisticated Outdoor Wedding

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Mackenzie & Beau Cypress Grove Estate Wedding Orlando, Florida from Paul Duhon on Vimeo.

Epic “Father/ Daughter dance” at Cypress Grove Estate House Orlando, Florida from Paul Duhon on Vimeo.

At our first meeting with Mackenzie we asked her to describe her wedding inspiration.  Although this is not an exact quote, the list went something like this: Alaska, Ireland, pubs, old wood, and whiskey barrels.  What a thrilling moment that was, because instantly I knew this project was going to be fun, creatively challenging, and totally different.  This couple has a long list of places traveled and experiences had – they were a blast to work with and were amazing creative collaborators.  Mackenzie and Beau had a gorgeous wedding day at Cypress Grove Estate House, photographed by The Canovas Photography with floral by Lee James Floral DesignsBlush by Brandee Gaar did a fabulous job bringing together all the details that made Mackenzie and Beau’s wedding personal, sophisticated, and an incredibly memorable good time.

The colors of the day included navy blue and red, creams and champagnes, powder blues, earthy greens, and wood-tone browns.  Taking the whiskey barrel inspiration to heart, we set the tone with printed wood save-the-dates.  Designed to mimic a whiskey label, we printed in blue, red, and gold on Cherry wood and accented the save-the-date with a thin navy satin ribbon. Their wedding invitations followed next with a slightly more refined look.  These arrived in a bronzed wood-embossed folder accented with a navy blue satin ribbon and scarlet red wax seal impressed with their custom monogram.  Inside the folder, we printed navy-on-navy to achieve a subtle but dramatic look.  This tone-on-tone look was mimicked on their envelope liners as well.

Mackenzie and Beau wanted to include personal touches in their wedding, and had many sentimental ideas. Instead of table numbers, the couple’s favorite travel destinations, such as Ireland, Alaska, and tropical hot spots, were used for the table assignments.  We created a unique motif for each table depicting the locale and also adding in memorable elements – iguanas on rocks or waterfalls loaded with frogs – and printed a conversation-starting story at the bottom of each.  To direct guests to their tables, we created a slatted wooden board and affixed lists of tables, each list adorned with leftover wax seals from the invitations.

Their custom monogram was used throughout the wedding; Blush by Brandee Gaar even arranged to have their custom monogram painted on the wooden corn hole boards that guests played for a little outdoor fun.

Even though the wedding had a sophisticated outdoor feel, the reception turned out to be quite the party! Thanks to Messina Productions, the night was punctuated by fantastic choreographed dancing, streamer cannons, and a grand finale of fireworks over the lake.

Congratulations, Mackenzie and Beau! We are so happy that we could be part of your day!

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The wedding professionals that created this wedding are:

Photography: The Canovas Photography
Event Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Catering: Big City Catering
Music/DJ/Fireworks Production: Messina Productions
Videography: Paul Duhon Videography
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs
Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousine
Chairs: Kirby Rental
Hair/Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Photo booth: Photomingle
Cupcakes: Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Molly
Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop
Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Wedding Dress: Galia LahavBoca Raton Bridal

Real Wedding: Rita & Franck’s Sapphire Blue and Lemon Yellow Wedding

Rita and Franck’s wedding day in October at LPGA International was full of special touches and attention to detail.  As the couple are French, as were some of the guests, they chose lots of classic French detail, such as a fleur de lis motif, a croquembouche wedding cake, and even a Bible verse printed in French on the invitations being sent to French-speaking guests.

Rita and Franck chose a color palette of lemon yellow, used for flowers and decor, against a sapphire blue backdrop.  I love Rita’s decision to incorporate real lemons and lemon halves into the centerpieces and decor.  I’m betting their reception smelled wonderful!  They worked in the fleur de lis motif where possible, on printed paper goods and on the seating card holders.

A croquembouche was served as the wedding cake, as is traditional for French weddings.  Gorgeous all by itself – created by mounding profiteroles into a cone and dripping it with sweets – it was made even more spectacular with flowers and curled lemon-zest decoration worked into the tower.  Rita also gave Franck a sweet surprise with a really lovely groom’s cake decorated with the Arsenal Football Club logo in fondant!

Dogwood Blossom Stationery created a fairly traditional, layered wedding invitation for Rita and Franck.  Rita chose pearlized dark sapphire blue paper paired with matte lemon  yellow.  We accented the invitation with a small fleur de lis  in the perfect middle.  Square table numbers were created using the same papers and motif for the couple’s reception.  And because Rita and Franck wanted to give something special and personalized for their wedding favors, we created custom recipe cards using the couple’s favorite family recipes.

What a beautiful wedding!  Thank you, Rita and Franck, for letting me be part of you day!

PS – You can see a few more photos of Rita & Franck’s day on the With This Ring blog here.

Sapphire & Lemon Yellow Fleur de Lis Wedding Invitation

Rita & Franck

Buttercream Yellow Aisle Ribbon

Sapphire & Lemon, Fleur de Lis, Table Number

Blue Fleur de Lis Recipe Card Favors

Croquembouche Wedding Cake & Arsenal Football Grooms Cake

Photography:  Jen Adams Photography

Venue:  LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Florida

Planner:  With This Ring, Inc.

Wedding Cake:  The Pastry Studio

Wedding Invitations, Table Numbers, & Recipe Favor Cards:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

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