Our next wedding took place in February of 2016, in the gorgeous Harry P. Leu Gardens. We joined Ashley and Jason for their outdoor wedding, with a color scheme of pink, gold, and blue. They decided to theme it with the phrase “Best Day Ever”, and they weren’t the only ones who thought it was the best – their wedding got a feature on Orange Blossom Bride! It was a day full of fun, ending in a rustic barn reception at the Winter Park Farmers Market. Thanks to the very talented Rudy & Marta Photography, we are able to share the beautiful pictures from their day with you!
As the groom got ready with his groomsmen, the bridesmaids helped Ashley into her gorgeous flowy white dress, themselves in lovely off-the-shoulder pink flowy gowns. The bride wore beautiful jewelry as well, and the bride & groom rings were held in customized rustic wooden boxes. The bouquet and boutonnieres were arranged by Flowers by Lesley, mainly shades of pink with some white accents.
The ceremony venue at Leu Gardens was gorgeous, with rose bushes in the background and flowers all around. Ashley and Jason set up a wooden “Best Day Ever” sign to welcome guests to the venue, and down the aisle there were birdcages full of flowers set upon squares of turf to highlight the garden atmosphere.
The ceremony was just as beautiful as the garden it was held in. Ashley was walked down the aisle by her brother to her waiting groom. Every one of them was visibly elated and full of love. Before we knew it, Ashley and Jason were pronounced man and wife, and they kissed for the first time as a married couple!
Following the ceremony, the wedding party met with Ashley and Jason for a quick photo shoot. The ladies showcased their beautiful bouquets by Flowers by Lesley, and the happy couple took photos with their custom-made parasol that was painted to say “Best Day Ever”.
The guests moved from Leu Gardens to the reception venue, Winter Park Farmers Market. With a rustic barn feel, it was the perfect setting for Ashley and Jason’s wedding to continue. As they entered, the guests were greeted with the guestbook and card box, a “Forever & Always” tribute to lost loved ones, and a very creative form of seating assignments – tags made like bookmarks sticking out of folded-up book pages. The tables featured blue linens and birdcage centerpieces like those at the ceremony, and the sweetheart table featured many accents of gold, such as the “Mr & Mrs” cut-outs. At last, the cake from Cakes by Rian, gorgeous and covered in pink flowers and bedazzles, was topped with a “Best Day Ever” cake topper.
The reception began with the bride and groom’s arrival, revealing that the bride had changed into a gorgeous sparkly gold dress! The happy couple had their first dance in the glowing barn lights, which made for some stunning pictures. After a delicious dinner made by Pig Floyds Urban Barbakoa, the bride and groom cut their cake, tossed the bouquet, and tossed the garter, leading to many thumbs up from the bride. Our favorite touch of the reception was their idea to hand out boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts towards the end, each one of with a sticker that read “A sweet ending to a new beginning”.
The night flew by, and before you could say “best day ever” it was already time for the grand exit through sparklers. We handed out sparklers, each one with a little note that read “Let Love Sparkle!”. Ashley and Jason then walked through an archway of sparkles and stars, a perfect ending to their fairytale night – the Best Day Ever.
Much congratulations and thanks to Ashley and Jason for including us in their Best Day Ever, and thanks to the venues and vendors that made it the Best:
Ceremony Venue: Leu Gardens • Reception Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market • Planner: Anna Christine Events • Florist: Flowers by Lesley • Photographer: Rudy & Marta Photography • DJ: Our DJ Rocks • Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies • Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals • Catering: Magic Occasions & Pig Floyds Urban Barbakoa • Photo Booth: Photobooth Rocks • Cake: Cakes by Rian • Bar Service: Cocktails Catering