Warm Weather Winter Wedding

white and red cascade bouquet

This Florida warm weather winter wedding inspirational shoot was created to showcase that the feeling of a winter wedding can be done in Florida. It’s not too often that Florida gets really cold temperatures, and certainly rarely snow.

To bring winter to the shoot Swanky I Do’s and an incredible team of Florida wedding vendors incorporated elements that were eclectic, rich in color and a little glam. The color palette included ivory and black stripe, cranberry, emerald and gold. See more in the full gallery here, captured by Vine & Light Photography.

deer head wedding stationery

rose ceremony backdrop

lovely little boutonniere

Vine and Light Photography

Winter decor interpretation

The venue lends itself to be inspired by the beautiful and not so traditional settings throughout the property. Some of the winter interpretation you will see includes gold antlers, fluffy white area rug (our snow!), a malamute (wolf like dog) and the rich contrast of the cranberry, black and white striped linen against the beautiful farm table. We mixed in vintage seating and stemware to compliment the modernness of the black and white striped linen and gorgeous gold rim glass charger plates. One of the highlights from the shoot was the focus on the floral. No table is truly complete without a beautiful centerpiece design. These gorgeous florals were carried throughout the bouquet and boutonniere that really added a pop of color to each image.

mirror used for cocktail tray

cranberry winter cocktail recipe

cranberry winter cocktail recipe

5 oz. freshly squeezed tangerine or orange juice, or cointreau
2 oz. vodka
1 to 2 oz. cranberry juice
1 to 2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
splash of hard apple cider

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour everything in. Shake vigorously, then taste. If you like a sweeter drink, add more cranberry juice. If you prefer it more tart, add lemon juice. Strain into martini glasses.

winter wedding reception inspiration

black white and red table settings

classic place cards

yummy sounding wedding menu ideas

red white and gold wedding cake

see the entire gallery here

Event Designer: Swanky I Do's, LLC

Photography: Vine & Light Photography
Venue: The Acre Orlando
Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationary
Flowers: Bluegrass Chic
Cake: The Sugar Suite
Makeup: Rebekah Singleton Meyer
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rental, Over the Top, Inc., Wish Vintage Rental, Dishie Rental & A Chair Affair, Inc.

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: black, gold, green, red, white
Styles: garden, modern



bridal robes

Who: Wedding Prep Gals
What: Bridal Robes
Where: Serving Worldwide
Why? You’ll See: Vendor Portfolio

Wedding Prep Gals is a family run company, founded by Debbie and Dolores, providing Wedding Day Robes and Accessories at affordable prices for all Brides. While planning Debbie’s daughter’s wedding, they scoured the internet for affordable, quality robes but were unable to find anything that was not imported or of high quality. With over 30 years of experience in the clothing industry, Debbie and Dolores began creating gorgeous, high quality robes, 100% made in Los Angeles. The Wedding Prep Gals take pride in providing a great product with outstanding customer service and would love to be a part of your special day!

Sign for Wedding Chicks Happy Hour

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Free Spirited Vintage Wedding

romantic bouquet by These Buds A Blooming

Lindsey and Morgan’s free spirited vintage wedding was entirely an expression of who they are expressed their eternal love for each other. With Lindsey looking fabulous in her mom’s wedding dress, a street vender style dinner and their DIY wedding venue, we can’t help falling in love with this couple!

Melissa Ergo Photography beautifully captured this day and all its eclectic details. You can see even more when you visit the full gallery here.

feather wedding invite

eclectic bridesmaid dresses

Vintage Wedding Dress

I wore my mothers vintage lace dress, which was amazing and so special, but I did change into a second dress for the reception and dressed it up with boho jewelry…… being comfortable was an ideal way to be a great host and dance!

wedding couple

lace wedding dress

Share Your Wedding Decisions

My biggest advice is that you should be authentic. Choose things that you love and  try not to let how you think other people will interpret your choices influence what your day is like. That being said, be willing to compromise. It’s your husbands day too and if he wants to walk down the aisle with his mom to the Game of Thrones music, HE will be so happy (that actually happened and it was a hit!).

jewish wedding ceremony

Melissa Ergo Photography

DIY Venues Can Be Get Expensive

We had a unique wedding in that it was at our home and we called upon a lot of talented friends and family to help make it happen. I will say, however, turning a a space into a venue can be more expensive than you think! A third of the budget went into tent, toilets, tables, chairs, generators, lights, heaters and building a kitchen for the caterer!

reception sign

pink wedding flowers

magenta floral and candle lit decor

magenta and green garland table centerpiece

Street Vendor Dinner

The dinner was a collection of street style/food truck faire set up in multiple stations. We have traveled the globe together and have found the food of street vendors to be the most memorable! We wanted it to be interactive and fun.

signature cocktail sign

moraccan style reception seating

street taco bar

reception food stations

Authentic Reflection of You

I LOVED my wedding. I really loved everything about it. It was the most true and authentic reflection of who I am, who my husband is and who we are as a couple. We chose every detail, every hidden element of symbolism and each morsel of food to be a manifestation of our creative and free spirits.

rose accesented naked cake

wedding cake topper

Free Spirited Vintage Wedding

Photography: Melissa Ergo Photography
Stationery: Lana's Shop

Coordinator: Shindigs by Stacy
Wedding Logo Illustrator: Saffron Wiehl
Flowers: These Buds A Blooming
Cake: Pastries By Vreeke
Caterer: Cornucopia Caterers
Hair & Makeup: Annette Davenport of Glisten Creations
Dress designer: Reception: Dolce Vita for BHLDN
Shoe designer: Kate Spade
Dress designer: Vintage | Venue: Private Residence

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, pink
Styles: diy, indie, vintage