Hello lovelies! I have another dazzling wedding submission from Central Florida wedding planners, At Last Wedding + Event Design, to share with you all. Sweeties, Serena & Mitchell, celebrated their wedding at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, and Parris Photography was there to snap photos. I truly love their wedding palette of black and white with accents of green – just beautiful. Such an invigorating combination of color’s and green just happens to be one of my favorite hues too 😉
Take a peek at the photos and read through the bride’s comments below:
What was your Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Style?
From the Bride, Serena: Our wedding planning, inspiration and style was classic, with some vintage and romantic aspects. We both agreed black and white was the way to go, it’s a timeless color palette that would still look good when we look at our photos in 50 years. Black and white is also a color combination I have always liked. Neither Mitchell nor I prefer anything really trendy, but we wanted to incorporate a pop of color with the black and white. After looking at several colors to add, we were both drawn to the look emerald green as our pop of color. In planning during the summer and fall of 2012, I was having a hard time finding things in the emerald green color but this past spring the color became popular fortunately and now it’s everywhere!
Eventually, after deciding on an ivory wedding dress, I had to change the colors to black, ivory and emerald green. Once I chose my fit and flare style wedding dress, it was really easy to find romantic and vintage aspects to incorporate to the wedding. Some of the touches I added were the handkerchief both my grandmother and mother used in their weddings, I used to wrap around my bouquet of flowers, my wedding shoes with feathers on them, soft white lighting all around the reception and finally the flowers: ivory roses, anemones with black centers, lisianthus, and ranunculus all in the shade of ivory, while bridesmaids bouquets were ivory and green. When the wedding day finally arrived, the color palette turned out exactly how we wanted and we just loved the look of everything!
How did you meet?
Mitchell and I met through work in the fall of 2009. At the time, I was a sales rep for a steel framing manufacturer in Atlanta and Mitchell who works for a building supply distributor, was one of my customers in Orlando. We were just friends for a year through work but discovered we had so many things in common and enjoyed our time and conversations together. After dating a little while but knowing our relationship was serious, we decided I should move to Orlando and I found a new job in Orlando during the summer of 2010. We got engaged on February 24, 2012 and the rest is history!
What was your Favorite memory of the day?
Both Mitchell and I enjoyed the moment I walked down the aisle. I enjoyed having my dad walk me down the aisle as I always dreamed about, seeing Mitchell at the alter under the wedding arch, and all of our wonderful friends in beautiful ceremony backdrop Mitchell and I planned. Mitchell enjoyed seeing me in my wedding dress for the first time and also the special vows we made to each other.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
Get your fiancé involved from the very beginning. Decide what is really important to the two of you and forget the things that aren’t important. If there are traditions, suggestions or any ideas you don’t care for, don’t feel pressured to use it. Just remember that as long as you have a dress, your groom, a marriage licenses and the ones you love there, everything you really need for the wedding is there.
Before you get your heart set on anything for the wedding, plan your budget. Whether you have money from parents or you’re paying for the wedding yourself, know your numbers. Get lots of quotes from venues and talk to many vendors so there is a wide variety of personalities and price ranges to choose from. Choose vendors that fit you and your fiancé’s personalities because you will be dealing with the vendors for quite awhile.
No matter how much you plan and stress over details, there will be details that will be missed or things that you cannot control happen. Typically, no one but the bride knows when things don’t go according to plan, but you just have to roll with what happens. Guests are there because they’re happy for you and your groom and want to see you enjoying your special day. Have fun and enjoy the day!
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Parris Photography
Ceremony Musician: Harpist Christine MacPhail
Officiant: George Hobbs with A Beautiful Ceremony
DJ/Lighting: Tagas Event & Production Services
Floral: Carly Ane’s
Cake: Anna Cakes
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair