Jewel Tones // Spring Inspiration

One of the things our couples love most about Cypress Grove is the Old Florida feel which is so hard to find anymore, especially in Orlando! Once surrounded by orange groves, we wanted to play into that old Florida citrus plantation feel and use the Estate’s surroundings to complement that aesthetic.

With the sunlight reflecting off gorgeous Lake Jessamine, golden rays project stunning shades of pinks and oranges which we wanted to capture in the showcased floral. The house itself stands beautifully in a crisp white with emerald green shutters to accent so the same palette was used for our linens and candy buffet. We wanted to show our couples the very landscapes they fell in love with could be implemented into their wedding day details.

We focused on rentals that our couples love to see – a unique dessert display, wood elements, and rustic chairs to complement. Our emerald buffet was the perfect accent piece to Florida Candy Buffet’s colorful display. Our Wesley farm tables and matching French Country Chairs added the southern elegance our couples love and paired wonderfully with our linen covered Captain’s tables! Incorporating two table styles adds such a fun design element 😉

Xoxo,
Alecia

Spotlight // Vendor of the Month

| KT Crabb Photography |

Another month, another incredible vendor deserving of our really awesome “Vendor of the Month” award! Special shout out to February recipient, KT Crabb Photography! Aside from quite possibly being the sweetest person alive, our girl Katie is incredibly talented! So much so, she was our 2019 Lookbook Fashion Editorial photographer! Have you seen the stunning double exposure cover she created for us?!?!

Yes we love her, but so do her couples and industry creatives alike. Get to know our favorite New York loving, yoga guru some more below:

How did you get into photography and grow your business into what it is today?
It all started out as a class in college (go Knights!), and I was asked to capture a friend’s proposal. Being able to share those images and see the emotion they evoked (man did they cry), it was such a valuable interaction, and everything just fell into place. Here we are 11 years later! 

Who is your ideal client?
Someone who values the marriage the most, but appreciates the aesthetics of the day and their guests.

How would you define your photography style?
I am a fine art, film photographer who loves to capture tangible love and share it so you can look back and keep coming back to that overwhelming feeling of emotion.

Who inspires you as a photographer?
Rodney Smith, it is incredible how he saw the world through his iconic shots and Eric Ryan Anderson who I studied under, and he taught me the importance of a calm presence and creating an atmosphere of ease.

What are some of your favorite moments to capture?
It changes every season based on where I am in my own life honestly. When I was engaged, it was the walk down the aisle. Once I was married, it was the bride seeing herself for the first time. Now that Albert (her cutie pie we can’t get enough of) and I are thinking about growing our family, I love capturing the parents with their children.

Any bucket list locations you would love to shoot at?
Hawaii, New Zealand, Lake Como and I would love to capture a pop-up wedding!

Anything exciting planned for the 2019 year?
Yes! I am shooting my first European wedding this year! I also would like to expand the company by adding another team member as well as expand into the luxury market more!

You’re a little quiet, what’s something everyone should know about you?
I am not afraid to try something new and I am all about experiences!

If you haven’t already, check out Katie’s insane talent at @ktcrabbphoto

Xoxo,
Alecia