Today we revisit a gorgeous outdoor rustic wedding on a rainy day in March of 2018. Cecily and Steven held their ceremony and reception at the Capen House in Winter Park, Florida. While there was a touch of rain that day, it wasn’t anything that could bring our happy couple down. We loved their rustic aesthetic with touches of travel inspiration. Join us in remembering this special day, thanks to photography from Lora Rodgers Photography.
Cecily and Steven’s big day began at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Cecily and her bridesmaids got ready together in fun floral robes, with hair and makeup done by Kristy’s Artistry Design Team. The bridesmaids wore mauve halter-top gowns, while Cecily wore a strapless white gown with a sweetheart neckline and lacy train. Meanwhile, the groom and groomsmen dressed in classy grey suits, pinning on simple boutonnieres from Porch Therapy.
Before the guests had begun to arrive, Cecily and Steven met for a first look. The happy couple were nothing but smiles when they saw each other for the first time. After sharing an intimate moment, they met with the rest of the wedding party for a quick photo shoot together. Soon enough, it was time to hide away before the ceremony!
As guests arrived for the ceremony, they were greeted with a welcome sign painted onto a window pane. We loved the creative idea to paint the program onto the window rather than handing out programs. The ceremony was set up lakeside, with lots of greenery. Guests got out their umbrellas to escape the rain, and took their seats as the ceremony began.
The ceremony was short and sweet, and thankfully there wasn’t a drop of rain as the soon-to-be-newlyweds met one another. They said their “I do”s, shared a kiss, and jubilantly exited the lawn. The guests then made their way inside for the cocktail hour, while the reception tables were set beneath a tent.
We loved the subtle touches of travel inspiration incorporated into the reception. The tables were named after cities that the newlyweds had traveled to, with Polaroids of their adventures attached to the seating chart. The tented reception area was gorgeous, with lots of glowing candles and greenery from Porch Therapy. One of the most fun touches was the incorporation of a gelato cart at the reception, provided by Sweet City Gelato.
At the end of the cocktail hour, Cecily and Steven made their entrance, followed by the sharing of a first dance. They then shared father-daughter and mother-son dances. After a round of touching toasts, everyone moved outside to enjoy the catered Southern food buffet from Swine & Sons. Dinner featured a beautiful acoustic guitar performance from Adam Isgitt Music.
Following dinner, the party moved back inside for dancing and cake. Cecily and Steven cut their cake from Dulce by Kora, with a gorgeous treehouse cake topper. Guests signed the guestbook, made up of maps. Of course, Cecily and Steven couldn’t end the night without tossing the bouquet and garter into the eager crowd of bachelors and bachelorettes.
The night ended with a lavender exit. Cecily and Steven made their way down the dock with lavender tossed upon them by the guests. They then stepped into their getaway vehicle – a super cool boat! They sailed off into the night, a perfect ending for this adventurous couple.
Congratulations to Cecily and Steven, and much thanks for choosing us to be a part of your big day! Thanks as always go to our fabulous vendors:
Hotel: The Alfond Inn • Venue: The Capen House • Hair & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry • Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals • Photographer: Lora Rodgers Photography • Florist: Porch Therapy • Filmographer: Messersmith Films • Planner: Anna Christine Events • Caterer: Swine & Sons • Musician: Adam Isgitt Music • Cake: Dulce by Kora • Transportation: One Way Valet • Gelato Cart: Sweet City Gelato