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How To Have A Modern Day Nature Inspired Wedding


How To Have A Modern Day Nature Inspired Wedding

You love the great outdoors and all the beauty it has to share. So why not take a few pointers from all the parts of the world that inspire you and turn them into an awesome theme for your wedding day? Melinda Orona Weddings + Events and Ash Simmons Photography pulled together an amazing group of wedding vendors to bring you this gorgeous natural wedding inspiration that took all of its designs cues from the Coldwater Gardens

You can see more of this wedding inspiration by scrolling down, oh, and there is also a fabulous cocktail recipe below as well. And as always be sure to check out the full gallery for even more beautiful photos to "Ooo" and "Ahhh" over! 


modern blue and green wedding invitation suite


wedding dress ready for a weddingmodern wedding shoes

half up beach wave wedding hair


classic tuxedo groom stylehere comes the bride


wedding ceremony in a garden


wedding butterflyhexagon wedding backdrop idea


wedding kiss

The Location

We put together this styled shoot to create inspiration for a spring or summer bride looking for a modern twist to a classic garden wedding. Katlin and Taylor (a real-life couple) became our bride and groom. The overall designs and vision for this elopement were pulled from the natural elements of the venue. Coldwater Gardens in Milton, Florida is filled with a variety of vibrant gardens, greenhouses, aquaponics, European honey bee hives, and so much more. Focusing on the natural beauty of the venue we were able to reduce the costs of decor while embracing its natural beauty.

The Decor

The ceremony was held on the lush green grass, nestled in a corner of colorful shrubs filled with butterflies and flowers. This was a perfect place for this sweet couples’ nature inspired nuptials. The honeycomb-shaped arbor was a custom piece designed specifically for this venue.

The romantic tablescape was tucked away under a cascading willow tree. The table was adorned in a natural flowing runner, and filled with honeycomb accents which pulled in the surrounding organic elements of the honey bees. A gorgeous floral centerpiece was composed of radiant flowers to give it the perfect pop of color among all of the surrounding greenery.

We went modern with a traditional black tuxedo and Stella York dress. The dress was sleek, yet simple with a low, cowl back in a draped crepe fabric. Reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour, a court train finishes this look while fabric-covered buttons trail the length of the back and train for one final touch of elegance.


cheers to the newlyweds


sweet wedding kiss photocowl backed wedding dress


red and white wedding bouquet


wedding couplegreenhouse wedding photos


garden wedding venue


wedding bunny

Honey Mint Julep Recipe

INGREDIENTS
2 Tbsp boiling water  |  8 mint leaves  |  1-1/2 Tbsp honey  |  2 oz bourbon  |  crushed ice  |  Mint sprigs

DIRECTIONS
Pour boiling water from a kettle or pot into a small bowl. Add mint leaves; stir until wilted. Add honey; stir until dissolved. Let mixture stand until cool; strain and discard mint. Combine 2 oz. bourbon with honey mint syrup. Pour bourbon mixture over crushed ice in a frosted tumbler or tall glass. Garnish with mint sprigs.


Honey Mint Julep cocktails


honey inspired wedding cocktailoutdoor wedding table


organic inspired wedding table


natural wedding table decorhoneycomb inspired wedding dishes


neutral and natural themed wedding place setting

Budget Breakdown

Venue $2,800
Cake + Desserts $600
Photography $3,000
Videography $3,000
Rentals $350
Officiant $300
Hair + Makeup $100
Tuxedo Rental $250
Dress $1,600


honey bee inspired wedding cake

Get a closer look at this nature inspired wedding shoot with this film created by The Wild Soul Films.

https://vimeo.com/310484632

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PhotographersAsh Simmons Photography@ashsimmons
Bridal BoutiquesSimply Elegant Bridal@simplyelegantfwb
Cakes & CateringBluejay’s Bakery@bluejaysbakery
Event Planning & DesignMelinda Orona Weddings + Events@melindaoronaweddings
FlowersSunshine Designs Florist@sunshinedesignflorist
Groom & His MenIke Behar
Randall’s Formal Wear
@ikebehar
Hair, Makeup & BeautyHalyley Gurney with Gulf Coast Glam House
Kaitlyn Carroll with Arrow Salon and Spa
@gulfcoast_glamhouse
@arrow.salon.spa
OfficiantsBryan Adams with Beach Preacher@beach.preacher
Paper Goods & CalligraphyFeathered Heart Prints@featheredheartprints
RentalsHemstitch Vintage Rentals@hemstitch_vintage
VenuesColdwater Gardens@coldwater.gardens
Wedding DressesStella York@missstellayork
Wedding FilmsThe Wild Soul Films@thewildsoulfilms