Sarah and Austin are long-time sweethearts. They met in their hometown of Lakeland, Florida and now live in Winter Springs where she is a teacher and he is a paramedic. They had originally though of having and intimate wedding on a cruise, but quickly realized that having those they love around to celebrate their special day was incredibly important to them.
When choosing a venue, they had their reservations. Sarah hilariously described to me her distain of banquet halls with their bad decor, clocks, harsh lighting, and never being the right size for a group. She also wanted to break the Polk County trend and make sure her event didn’t have any influences of country or southern charm. She wanted something different, a bit modern, and a bit industrial. We found a venue that fit all of those qualities in the Winter Park Farmer’s Market.
Sarah’s overall vision for the event was something that really got us excited. She envisioned flowy, Bohemian details anchored in cool shades of blues, greens, and white with a touch of purple. It was going to be eclectic, yet still clean. It was going to be a challenge to keep those different styles balanced, but we knew we were up to the challenge. When it came to choosing decor, Atmosphere’s Floral & Decor instantly won Sarah over. Debbie and her team used three distinctive looks for the centerpieces. The highs and lows, mix of glass and metal, and variation of color—it all came together as something truly unique. Sarah and Austin only added to it by creating their own pieces such as the illuminated “Mr. & Mrs.” signs and the hand written sayings on plaques that hung around the room. Another remarkable piece of edible decor was the ombre buttercream cake created by The Cake Studio. It was a colorful stunner of a confection.
Sarah carried on the mix of cool colors in the wedding party’s attire. The ladies wore dresses in different styles and shades from Little Borrowed Dress and the groomsmen had a pop of color in their tuxes from multi-colored pocket squares. Sarah had her something blue on her feet. By the way, the carpeting at the Alfond Inn completely matched Sarah’s wedding. You would have thought it was intentional!
When it came to photography, Sarah had a check list: candid, natural, spontaneous, and photo journalistic. Concept Photography totally lived up to all of these requirements and more. It’s always such a joy to work with them. Sara and Jason can always capture moments that are so unexpected and can make our couples feel so comfortable.
What an amazing night with amazing people. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Von Heal!
- Ceremony Site & Reception Site — Winter Park Farmer’s Market
- Officiant — Rusty Bulloch
- Floral Décor —Atmosphere’s Floral & Decor
- Cake — The Cake Studio
- Caterer, Chargers, and Linen — Cocktails Catering
- Chair rental — Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
- DJ and Lighting — Power Entertainment
- Photographer — Concept Photography