Jackie + Matthew
Brevard Zoo

I love sharing something completely different and unique!  Our charming little zoo here in Brevard is such a fun place to have a wedding!  Guests always love the added viewing experience of animals in the backdrop.  Jackie and Matthew have a love for animals so this was the perfect spot for them!

Guests were greeted by an Alpaca and were seated on the back deck of the Nyami Nyami River Lodge for the ceremony overlooking the Giraffe exhibit!  Guests could then move around the cocktail hour to view more animals!  The Meerkat exhibit had a few new babies and the staff brought a sloth for the couple to hang out with, Jackie’s favorite <3

Jackie chose a tropical pallet for her design.  I have an obsession with philodendron leaves so I was so excited to see this awesome bouquet from Violets in Bloom!!

Keep reading for more of their tropical zoo details!  Congratulations Jackie and Matthew!! We loved hanging out with you guys for the day and we wish you the happiest of ever afters!!!

Vendor Recipe:
Venue: Brevard Zoo
Coordination: Toni Stabile
Catering: Renaissance Catering
Floritst: Violets in Bloom
Makeup & Hair: Perfect Bridal Services
DJ: Sophisticated Gents
Videography: Film Monkey
Dress: L.A. Bridal
Cake: Jeni Gallion (a friend of the couple)
Assistant Photographer: Jennifer Shaver Photography

OBSESSED with these sneakers!!

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Jackie + Matthew ~ Hitched! from Harmony Lynn Photography on Vimeo.

Maitland Art Museum Editorial
with Melanie Paige Events!

This week’s adventure takes us back up to Orlando on an art museum adventure!  What an unexpected find, the Maitland Art Museum is!  So full of interesting courtyards, architecture, and design.  Melanie, of Melanie Paige Events, found this gem for our backdrop and put a team of amazing vendors together to execute her design vision.

Starting at Jessica’s studio in Downtown Melbourne, we glammed up our model Danae, picked up the flowers from Julie Miner Events’ studio, Cake from Best Little Cakehouse, and gowns from Olivia Bowen Bridal!  I love our Downtown Community of wedding professionals!!

This styled shoot inspires us with lush greens, pops of blue and silver, and an airy white and stone backdrop.  Silver platters, muslin napkins, tapered candles, deckle edge stationary, all the things that scream romance!

Venue Recipe:
Venue: Maitland Art Center
Planner & Design: Melanie Paige Events + Design
Model: Danae Stephens
Floral: Julie Miner Events
Dresses: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Cake: Best Little Cakehouse
Hair & Makeup: Moments Metro Salon
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Stationary: Styled For Two
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Maitland Art Museum_0006Maitland Art Museum_0007Danae <3  ALL THE HEART EYES.Marble cake.  Enough said.French country with a mix of old world elements!Maitland Art Museum_0012Maitland Art Museum_0013Maitland Art Museum_0014How cool is this place?  Texture and color play!Maitland Art Museum_0015Maitland Art Museum_0016Deckle edge cotton papers, translucent prints, wax seals, vintage stamps, watercolor, silk ribbon, and calligraphy.  Design fun times!Maitland Art Museum_0017Maitland Art Museum_0029An intimate and crazy unique ceremony space!Maitland Art Museum_0018Maitland Art Museum_0019Maitland Art Museum_0020Maitland Art Museum_0021Ridiculously beautiful.Maitland Art Museum_0022Maitland Art Museum_0032Maitland Art Museum_0024Maitland Art Museum_0025Maitland Art Museum_0027I love this gown!  So perfect for this more modern side of the museum!Maitland Art Museum_0026

Christine & Richard
Vero Beach, FL

Christine and Richard chose one of my favorite places on the planet to start their wedding day, the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach!  I love Kimpton Hotels for their detail so getting ready there was the perfect backdrop for Christine’s details and getting ready shots.  Post Ceremony we also took portraits there too, so many nooks and crannies + the always lovely beach for pretty pictures!  We moved over to the Sebastian Baptists Church for their ceremony, Christine’s parent’s church.  And finally, to The Vera Cruz Club House for their reception.  The Vera Cruz Club House is an inspiring space you must see!!  A huge Spanish Style fireplace is the focal point for this cozy reception space with a wall of windows overlooking the river at sunset.  Keep reading for more of their details including some ADORABLE blue shoes and one stunning gown from Olivia Bowen Bridal!!  Also, I saved something extra fun for the very end 😉  Congratulations you two!! I’m so glad we got to share your special day with you!!!

Vendor Recipe:
Prep & Portraits Venue: Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
Ceremony Venue: Sebastian Baptist Church
Reception Venue: Vera Cruz Club House
Planning: Nicole Conn
Makeup & Hair: In2YourBeauty Makeup Artistry
Florist: Buds Etc
Catering: Personal Chef Tony
Dress: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Cake: Cakes So Simple
DJ: Vincent
2nd Photographer: Jennifer Shaver Photography

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Christine + Richard ~ Hitched! from Harmony Lynn Photography on Vimeo.

Casa Feliz Styled Shoot with Sassy A La Mode!
Casa Feliz ~ Winter Park, FL

I am completely honored to have been a part of this styled shoot at the very charming, Casa Feliz!!  Akili of Sassy A La Mode is a dear friend and business neighbor in Downtown Melbourne.  I absolutely love working with her; she has ideas that will inspire the most modern of brides!  I also love that I just show up and take gorgeous pictures of her creations!

I was extra excited to work with Laura, a model I had worked with on a previous shoot.  She allows me to step back and shoot emotion and movement and not just composition.  Her direction inspires creative posing and I just love her.  Thank you so much, Laura!!!

Akili chose such an amazing team of vendors to pull off her vision.  RW Style brought the most fun mix of furniture, Cut the Cake created a greenery inspired cake with a marble finish bottom tier, Marie with Violets in Bloom put together a mix of greenery and white pallet floral bouquets, and Andi Mejia created a unique stationary suite on fabrics, translucent, and handmade cotton papers with copper inks!  Sierra of Olivia Bowen Bridal, our wonderful business neighbor and bestie in Downtown Melbourne lent us three gorgeous gowns and we finished off the look with makeup and hair by Crystal of Bella Chic in Orlando!

Casa Feliz, a restored Spanish inspired farmhouse from the 1930s, is located in the heart of Winter Park.  It now hosts weddings and events for those wanting that picture perfect backdrop.  It is truly one of a kind and a must see for all you venue shoppers!

Vendor Credits:
Venue: Casa Feliz
Styling: Sassy A La Mode
Model: Laura Ramirez
Rentals: RW Style
Florals: Violets in Bloom
Cake: Cut The Cake
Stationary: Andi Mejia
Bridal Gowns: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Bella Chic Beauty

Andi Mejia, you’re a genius!!  I’m not sure what to look at first but I think my favorite piece is the Casa Feliz designed translucent cover paper for the invite displaying the house itself <3

A mix of farmhouse and metallics, a totally stylish Sassy Styled space!casa feliz wedding photographer_0007casa feliz wedding photographer_0008COPPER dreeeeeams!  And the fabric menu is so soft and delicate <3casa feliz wedding photographer_0009casa feliz wedding photographer_0010casa feliz wedding photographer_0011Texture heaven.casa feliz wedding photographer_0013casa feliz wedding photographer_0014Laura <3 <3 <3 My muse!casa feliz wedding photographer_0016casa feliz wedding photographer_0018casa feliz wedding photographer_0020casa feliz wedding photographer_0023casa feliz wedding photographer_0025The ceremony space!  That rug is scrummmmmptious!casa feliz wedding photographer_0026casa feliz wedding photographer_0031casa feliz wedding photographer_0029

Rachel & Eric
Engagement Session ~ Luxmore Grande Estate, Orlando FL

I’m so excited to share this ultra fancy engagement shoot!  I adore these two and all their style <3  We had so much fun exploring one of Orlando’s newest venues, The Luxmore Grande Estate.  Rachel brought so many cute outfits, we HAD to use them all.  AND, they brought their sweet pup, Maverick… Get a load of this face!

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