Martha’s Vineyard Bridal Inspiration
At the new Olivia Bowen Bridal! Downtown Melbourne, FL

Us Downtown Melbourne Business Gals are all giddy with excitement.  There are so many new changes happening and people moving around Downtown right now.  One big move is our bestie, Sierra from Olivia Bowen Bridal!  Sierra is expanding to a bigger space which happens to be the building next door to the HLP studio!  If you happen to be strolling Downtown anytime soon, perhaps Food & Wine Festival this weekend YAY, take a peek in the window to see the shop coming along!  Sierra asked Melanie of Melanie Paige Events to put together a shoot while the new shop was under construction; so we all got to work gathering fun inspiration!  Sierra renovated the space with beachy wood floors and coastal accents so her main idea was to showcase her Martha’s Vineyard inspired details!  Bright whites, soft blues, grays, gold, and hints of the beach – oyster and driftwood textures… If you love that combo, this shoot is just for you!

Vendor Credits:
Gowns & Venue: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Planning: Melanie Paige Events
Florals: In Bloom Florist
Tabletop: Styled For Two
Models: Danae Stephens & Meghan Ireland

The space!  Sierra took over three shop sections for her expansion, this is the front room and main entrance.

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Elizabeth & Wil

St. Augustine is only two hours North of my home in Satellite Beach and yet, I’ve never explored the area!  Wil and Elizabeth are currently living in different states so an engagement shoot location was up for the choosing and I was so excited when we agreed on Historic Downtown St. Augustine.  So much history and color which was the perfect backdrop for Elizabeth’s outfit choices!  We had so much fun touring the area and getting to know each other… I adore adventure shoots!  And I love these two cuties!!

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Amanda & Patrick!
Eau Gallie Yacht Club

I have had the best time getting to know these two throughout their planning experience!!  I adore this bride as we became good friends this year and I was so excited to see her enjoy this special day with the one she loves in an absolutely stunning gown.  She looked AMAZING!!  Her and Patrick are such cuties; you are going to fall in love with them and then again with their stop action video.  Their friends and family were so easy to work with, we were able to have some extra fun with pictures!

Did I mention she let me design her invitation suite!?  And it fits perfectly with her sunflower theme.  If you love sunflowers, this is surely the inspiration for you!!  Amanda and Patrick, thank you for trusting us with your memories!  We had so much fun dancing the night away with you and wish you a ~forever and ever~ of happiness <3 XOXO!

Vendor Recipe:
Prep Venue: Hilton Melbourne Beach
Ceremony Venue: Holy Name of Jesus
Portrait Location: Gleason Park
Reception Venue: Eau Gallie Yacht Club
Dress: Olivia Bowen Bridal: Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL
Makeup: Joyous Faces
Hair: Misti Blu Day
Cake: Publix
Stationery: Styled For Two
Florist: Petals Florist
Live Band: Howl at the Moon Orlando
Cookies: Pink Apron Confections
Assistant Photographer: #awesomeassistantjenn

Don’t you love!?  Sunflowers, yellow, and blue themed tri fold with matching detail/rsvp cards featuring a few of their engagement photos!

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Amanda + Patrick ~ Hitched! from Harmony Lynn Photography on Vimeo.

La Cita Style Shoot with Julie Miner Events!

Anybody else out there obsessed over pretty pattern tile and all things velvet?  Well get ready for this combination of bridal beauty at La Cita Country Club in Titusville!!  Julie Miner Events is responsible for finding this gem of a venue for us and I just went creative crazy when I saw this front room entrance space.  The tiled fireplace and floor alongside these blue velvet couches had my mind spinning with ideas and together, Julie and I came up with this rich palette of navy and burgundy to style.

Vendor Recipe:
Venue: La Cita
Planner: Julie Miner Events
Makeup: In2yourbeauty Makeup Artistry
Dresses: Olivia Bowen Bridal: Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL
Decor Rentals: Absolutely Fabulous Event Rentals
Cake:Creative Cakes by Dawn
Linens, Tabletop items, & Stationery: The Styled For Two stash 😉
Models: Juliana & Tyler!

What a room right?  Inspiring!!
A white muslin tablecloth table flanked with two blue velvet couches fit this space perfectly!

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Abby + Casidy
Private Residence, Melbourne Beach, FL Wedding!

Private property weddings are my absolute favorites!!  I love the relaxed feel and unique space combination.  They are typically smaller, more intimate weddings full of DIY details just like this one! So meaningful and unique to the couple <3  This private beach wedding fit Abby and Casidy perfectly.  Everyone loves these two for their sweet and cool nature.  We were all so happy to be a part of such a beautiful day!  And the weather… boy oh boy did we get lucky.  Florida has been a hurricane for what seems like forever.  We were all on our toes to see if it would magically clear for the day and poof!  The storms parted and we had perfect sunny weather just for Abby and Casidy!

Abby chose the prettiest greens and rich burgundy colors.  When I say DIY, I mean Abby created nearly every single detail on her own.  You’re sure to be inspired by all that she created for her perfect day!  Abby and Casidy, we just loved every moment and are honored to have been their to capture your sweet love story!!!  We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Vendor Recipe:
Pineapple Beach House, Private Residence, thank you host Haley!!
Dress: Olivia Bowen Bridal: Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL
Florist:  Violets In Bloom Florist
Catering: Two Chicks and a Pot
Makeup: Makeup By Sadia
Hair: One Love Salon
Cake: The Best Little Cake House (in Melbourne)
DJ/Band: Johnny Danger
Rentals: Mimosas & Moonshine
Chairs & Tables: Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals, inc.
Assistant Photographer: #awesomeassistantjenn

Abby designed her own invitations!!

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Extra cuteness!!!…

Abby + Cassidy ~ Hitched! from Harmony Lynn Photography on Vimeo.