Luxmore Grande Estate Wedding - Kim & Thomas

We love working with wedding planners! They are always organized and make any wedding day go by infinitely smoother. We’ve never worked with a wedding planner like this though. This time, the wedding planner was our bride!!! Kim is the owner of Pearl White Events, a great wedding planning business located here in Central Florida.

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We love Kim and have worked with her and her team of planners in the past. When Kim approached us to photograph her wedding, we were BEYOND honored! As a planner, she knows of all the photographers in the Central Florida area and chose us to capture her big day!

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After photographing Kim and Thomas’ incredible destination engagement session at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, we knew that their wedding was going to be EPIC! They planned a two part wedding, with both parts being hosted at the beautiful Luxmore Grande Estate. The first part was a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony honoring Kim’s Vietnamese heritage, followed by a break where everyone could change and relax before returning a few hours later for the second part: a fun, evening wedding reception.

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There were so many special and sweet moments throughout the day. And also, Thomas makes the best faces. Keep an eye out for a few of them scattered through this post.

Kim and Thomas spared no expense on their wedding day. There were so many moving parts throughout the day, and so we were grateful that Kim had her team of planners from Pearl White Events assisting everywhere.

While the Tea Ceremony lunch reception was super cute and classic, CHECK OUT THIS EVENING RECEPTION! Holy guacamole, this was one of the prettiest weddings we have ever seen!

Kim and Thomas, thank you for trusting us to capture your wedding day. It was truly an honor, and we wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness.

Club Lake Plantation Wedding - Ana & Kris - Apopka, FL

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A single tear fell from Kris’ eye as Ana handed the microphone back to the officiant. Ana’s vows had been heartfelt and personal. There wasn’t a single person there who wasn’t also wiping away tears. I may be six years into photographing weddings, but I was sniffling a bit too. This wedding was a little bit more special than most weddings we get to be a part of, and everyone could feel it.

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Kris and Ana’s Club Lake Plantation wedding was special because it wasn’t just about a couple joining to become one, but a whole family. Kris has four beautiful children, and to see how much love they have for Ana and her whole family was so extraordinary. They all had a role to play in the wedding party, and they all did so well.

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This next image is exactly why we encourage all of our couples to have a first look. Many couples are worried that a first look might ruin the aisle moment. Well, Kris is proof that it absolutely does not. He still had that reaction when he realized the love of his life was walking down the aisle toward him to become his wife. He still had tears in his eyes.

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This next image is exactly why we encourage all of our couples to have a first look. Many couples are worried that a first look might ruin the aisle moment. Well, Kris is proof that it absolutely does not. He still had that reaction when he realized the love of his life was walking down the aisle toward him to become his wife. He still had tears in his eyes.

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Also, can we talk about how sweet it was that Ana and Kris included Kris’ kids into their sand ceremony?

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This wedding had a few firsts for us, and one of them was that we finally got to work with the talented ladies of Bella Sposa Events for our first wedding together! Jennifer and her team are simply some of the best planners in Orlando, and we would work every wedding with them if we could. They ran the day so seamlessly and smoothly, and it was such a pleasure.

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Kris and Ana’s first dance song brought me wayyyyyy back. They chose I Cross My Heart by George Strait. There’s just something about country music lyrics that get right to the feels, and this song is no different.

🎶I cross my heart and promise to give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine.🎶

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Ana and Kris, thank you so much for inviting us to capture your wedding day It was truly an honor, and we wish the two of you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Amazing vendor team:

Venue: Club Lake Plantation

Planner: Bella Sposa Events

Florist: In Bloom Florist

Officiant: Ceremonies by Catherine Pick

Dj: Xclusive Deejays

HMUA: Before the Aisle Weddings

Cake: Sweet by Holly

Caterer: Foodie Catering

If you’re in need of an Orlando wedding photographer of your own, click here to contact us!

To see Ana and Kris’ engagement session, click here.

The Delamater House Wedding - Savannah & Eric

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Anticipation was building. It was moments before Savannah was set to walk down the aisle. Eric looked longingly toward the barn doors that soon would open to reveal his beautiful bride. Savannah and Eric had planned for this day for a long time, and the moment was finally here. As their wedding guests rose to greet Savannah as she walked down the aisle, Eric's face broke into an eager smile. The time had finally come.

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Savannah and Eric's gorgeous wedding at The Delamater House was one for the books! Savannah looked absolutely stunning in her Made With Love gown from Olivia Bowen Bridal. The lace detailing was gorgeous, and the dress fit her like a glove. Her bridesmaids were lovely in their blush gowns. It makes our job easy when everyone is as beautiful as this wedding party was!

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The Delamater House is a beautiful upscale barn venue in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This was our first time out to this venue, but we hope to be back soon. The staff was amazing, and the location was absolutely stunning. That tree lined road was something from a fairytale, and the sun shining in from behind it was pure magic. If every Saturday were as gorgeous as this day was, I would die a very happy wedding photographer.

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Savannah and Eric, thank you for trusting us to capture this day for you. Your wedding was filled with so much happiness and love, and it was a joy to be a part of it. We wish you all of the love and happiness in the world. Congratulations again on your marriage!!! We could not be happier for you.

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Vendor Team

Venue: The Delamater House

Florist: Flowers At The House

Planner: Belles & Bowties

Hair & Makeup: Faces By Shannon

Dress Designer: Made With Love

Dress Boutique: Olivia Bowen Bridal

Rentals: Borrowed Dreams Rentals

Are you looking for a photographer for your Florida wedding? Click here to contact us. We can't wait to hear from you!

Museum of Arts and Science Daytona Wedding - Tori & Ben

We’ve mentioned Ben and Tori before here, and how much fun they are to work with. Through their engagement session with us, Ben and Tori got to know how Amanda and I work together, and they gave us full freedom to capture their day. This allowed Ben and Tori to relax and enjoy their big day knowing that we would be capturing every moment for them to remember for years down the line.

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Ben and Tori did a first look. While Ben waited outside with a letter for his bride to be, Tori came around the corner with the biggest smile on her face and a beautiful crown of greenery encircling her head. Once Ben felt her hand on his shoulder, he turned and laid his eyes on his bride for the first time that day. It was a beautiful moment they shared. They each had written a note to the other and traded messages. Each was brought to tears, and the love they had was beautiful to see. Needless to say, moments like these are why we love first looks and encourage them.

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The ceremony and reception was held at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. This is one of the exhibition halls at the Museum of Arts and Science (MOAS) at Daytona Beach. It is a beautiful venue filled with amazing artwork showcasing much of Florida and its old history. During the ceremony, Ben and Tori were on the landing of the grand staircase, and before them were their closest friends and family surrounded by this beautiful artwork. All the greenery in Tori’s bouquet and those of the bridesmaids was perfectly accented by the greenery showcased in the old Florida artwork

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Between the ceremony and reception, we had the opportunity to take some more pictures; only this time inside the museum with the new Mr. and Mrs. We scouted some of Ben and Tori’s favorite pieces and took some pictures highlighting both the wonderful location they chose to be married in and the unique backdrop it made for their wedding pictures. Ben is a lot like me. He is a lot of fun and has a goofy side to him. Something about the setting and one of the pictures really made him think of the artpiece American Gothic, so he wanted to take a picture with him and Tori posing as the American Gothic couple. Tori is always up for anything, so she jumped right on the idea and we all had a lot of laughs as they were creating their own “Florida Gothic”.

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The reception was held in the front room of the museum. Ben and Tori were seated with their wedding party at the head table, and behind them was a long painting spanning the entire length of the wall with images of classic, old Florida. Their family and friends were then seated throughout the room and flanked by more artwork. Their reception was an intimate setting with Ben and Tori making their way around to each table thanking them for joining them on their wedding day. Many of the guests were taking pictures on a Instax camera and posting them to a pin board that had been provided to them with messages of congratulation and thanks.

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At the end of the day Ben and Tori made their grand exit flanked by loved ones all throwing lavender and celebrating the joyous and shining couple. Ben and Tori, thank you for letting us capture your big day. Amanda and I were honored to be there and can’t help but smile as we think back to your perfect day.

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Luxmore Grande Estate Wedding - Michelle & Michael - Winter Springs, FL

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As they twirled together on the dance floor, they only had eyes for each other. A version of Perfect by the Pentatonix played, and Michelle and Michael danced together in their own little world. 🎵Dancing in the dark with you between my arms…I don’t deserve this, darling you look perfect tonight. 🎵After months of planning, their perfect wedding day was here.

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One of the things that drew Michelle and Michael to choosing the Luxmore Grande Estate as their wedding venue was the library room. If you remember from their engagement session blog post, Michelle is an avid reader. She even has her own blog and instagram where she discusses the books she reads (and she reads A LOT of books), and even does give-aways. Check out her instagram here.

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Michelle and Michael planned for their entire wedding theme to be based around reading and books. It was an great idea and had an INCREDIBLE execution! To help with all the planning and execution Michelle hired Anna Christine Events to ensure everything was perfect. Working with a planner really helps ensure that your wedding day is smooth and trouble free. To help bring their vision to life, Michael built this incredible seating chart board. He took old books and converted them to hold souvenir bookmarks that had each guests name on it. The book each bookmark was in was the table their guests would sit at!

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Each table had a literature genre such as Romance (this was Michelle and Michael’s table of course!), and one of Michelle’s favorite genres - Young Adult. Then at each table the beautiful floral centerpieces were elevated by books representing each genre! It was a great idea with a perfect execution!

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To brings things back to full circle, Michelle had the library decked out in some fun stuff too. What does a library in an old mansion sized house make you think of? Clue! Like… the board game! So Michelle and Michael decorated the library with fun little hints of Clue all throughout the library like having an pipe wrench, candlestick, (toy) revolver, and more scattered all around. Their guests loved the idea, and with the photo booth in the library too there was plenty of fun and laughs to be had.

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Michelle and Michael, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting us with your wedding day. Your wedding was truly unique, beautiful, and fun. We loved capturing every page turning moment, and are thrilled that you two have found your happily ever after with each other. It was an honor and a pleasure to photograph your wedding. Congratulations again Michelle and Michael!

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