Chris and Natalia met on Cinco de Mayo in Orlando through mutual friends from college. Natalia had just graduated from UF the weekend prior and was getting ready to move down to Miami for work, so she was definitely not expecting to meet her future husband that weekend! After two and a half years of long distance, they ended up moving up to Orlando in 2019 and getting engaged at the Biltmore in early December during a trip to Asheville.
Ultimately, they planned an elevated garden-party wedding at Cypress Gro with neutral colors and pops of black that included a formal, traditional dress code to match the glamour of the affair. Keep scrolling to see all of the incredible photos by Meche Ausina Photography of this classic wedding at Cypress Gro. Florals were courtesy of In Bloom Florist, with Bronze + Glow Beauty creating gorgeous hair and makeup looks. Make sure to also scroll all the way to the bottom to click on the full gallery! Every single one of the photos of this wedding day is #goals.
While it is easy to think that a black and white wedding may lean towards a simple pallet and backdrop, this wedding day was anything but basic! The details of everything, down to the bride's Loeffler Randall shoes, took every element to a new level. Their florist, In Bloom Florist, included anemones with black centers in order to stay on theme, and the groom's black velvet shoes upped the ante on style. Hurricane glass coverings over the candles added a sophisticated elegance to the reception tables, while the natural foliage and flowers mixed with white roses brought a natural elegance to die for throughout the entire day. There was a softness about each and every element to contrast the sharpness of the black and white. This couple truly could not have asked for a better design and setting to say their I Do's!
The couple's photographer had a few words of wisdom not only for them, but for any couples waiting to say "I Do" on their big day! "Take a deep breath," said Meche Ausina Photography
. "You’re going to be amazing models [for your wedding portraits]! The couples who are usually most nervous are the couples who totally rock their session, so be encouraged! Don't forget, however, to send your videographer and photographer a list of important/special shots you wouldn’t want to miss. Making a "detail box" for all your important details will help you keep track of everything leading up to the big day, and on the big day itself!"