Navy and White Wedding // Feature

Seeing our couples featured in magazines and wedding blogs will never get old. It’s so fun seeing their excitement about sharing their wedding planning journey with other couples! Our Cypress Grove bride + groom, Liesl & Richie, were featured on Orange Blossom Bride last week and we’re thrilled to share their classic navy and white wedding with you! A little snippet from their post:

“Liesl was a hostess. Richie was a busboy. They met working together during college, and their restaurant romance blossomed when they hit it off at a party. For their fifth dating anniversary, Richie took Liesl to Savannah, GA and filled the trip with surprises – not the least of which was a ring! Liesl wanted to marry at an old estate house or mansion, and Richie wanted to tie the knot by a lake. With it’s southern charm and waterfront view, Cypress Grove Estate House was the perfect venue for them!”

See the full feature here!

Xoxo,
Kim

Real Wedding | Sayhe + Frankie

It may have rained a bit on their parade, but our couple wasn’t going to let inclement weather damper their day. Their love for one another, bubbly personalities, and sparkly details were more than enough to make this a picture perfect wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House.

Talk about a show-stopping ensemble! Sayhe’s was all about the glamour, and chose a stunning trumpet style gown paired with some killer heels for her bridal attire.

Modern Wedding Invitations

Gold Bridesmaid DressesWe were swooning over the organic style florals, which were incorporated into bouquets and ceremony + reception decor.

Cypress Grove Estate House | Lakeside Ceremony

Tented ReceptionSayhe + Frankie chose a tent as their back-up option and also included flooring – believe us, guests appreciate not having to walk through semi-soggy grass!

Cypress Grove Estate House WeddingOur most favorite image of the lovebirds – did you know they say rain is good luck on wedding day? Stay tuned next week for more on this wedding superstition!

Photos: Landon Hendrick Photography

Real Wedding | Alyssa + Ben

Combine a charming lakeside venue with rustic and champagne details, and you have one delightful soiree! The bride, Alyssa, is originally from the Central Florida area, but currently resides in Boston with her beau, so all of their planning was done from afar with our planning team. Alyssa + Ben are so incredibly detail-oriented and sweet, and their love for one another truly shined through during the wedding.

Church CeremonyThe ceremony was held at Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, where Alyssa grew up and went to school. My oh my, that church is absolutely beautiful!

Church Ceremony

Bridal Party PortraitAfter the ceremony, we made our way to the Cypress Grove Estate House for cocktails, dinner + dancing. The reception was set with farm tables, mahogany chiavari chairs, gold flatware, and gorgeous blooms.

Bride + Groom Lakeside PortraitWe loved that the couple stole away for a few sweet moments on their own ❤

Photos: Sunglow Photography

Real Wedding | Julia + Matt

Remember this beautiful wedding with lush floral and bold colors? We’re so excited to share more of Julia + Matt’s rustic, lakeside nuptials with you!

Firstly, can we all just take a moment to admire Julia’s stunning Watters gown?! It’s the perfect lightweight dress for an outdoor event, and most importantly, for twirling.

Watters Bridal Gown
We adore how the hues of champagne, blush + marsala tied together perfectly with touches of rustic details. We even got to team up with Lee James Floral to create a dreamy seating lounge used during cocktail hour. One of our favorite details, is our Berry settee – she makes such an impact!

Lakeside Ceremony

Berry Social Lounge
Last but certainly not least – the sweets! The Sugar Suite crafted this scrumptious, partially naked, 4-tier cake. Also present, was an array of treats varying from pecan pie to strawberry blonde cupcakes. We just love how these goodies were displayed on our Victoria buffet!

RW Chronicles | Picnic in the Park

Earlier this spring our team member, Cara {the sales manager at Cypress Grove}, hosted a luncheon for some of her vendor pals. It was a great way for vendors to take some time out from a busy wedding season to relax and enjoy the spring weather!

“Being an introverted extrovert, I knew I wanted to host something small but still fun. My office overlooks the gorgeous grand lawn at Cypress Grove Estate House, so a ‘Picnic in the Park’ was a perfect fit! Some of my vendor pals {new and old} came to spend the afternoon catching up, enjoying sandwiches and soda pop, playing games, and cooling off with some yummy Jeremiah’s Italian ice {this was a favorite among all the vendors}.

Picnic in the Park Networker

Soda Pop displayed in Porcelain White Tub

I kept things casual by using bench style seating and adding little pops of color with a gingham table runner + simple floral in milk glass vases. It turned out to be a fun and relaxed event!”

Lunch Display on Vintage Mini Farm Table

Picnic in the Park NetworkerSpecial thanks to A Chair Affair + Flowers by Lesley for sponsoring, and all the vendors that came out!

Sneak Peek | Julia + Matt

This sweet couple hosted a stunning event at Cypress Grove Estate House, full of lush floral, bold colors, and lots of love! We had a blast partnering with Lee James Floral {they’ve done amazing work at several of our weddings} to dream up a stunning social lounge – stay tuned to see more from their lakeside ceremony and rustic reception!

Bride + Groom Portrait at Cypress Grove Estate HousePhotos: Best Photography

Real Wedding | Jasmine + Johnathan

We love digging through the archives and reminiscing over past weddings! One of our fav soirées took place at Cypress Grove Estate House three summers ago – Jasmine + Johnathan hosted an outdoor celebration complete with yummy food, gorgeous bold florals, and a tent to boot {perfect for keeping out those afternoon Florida showers}.

Groomsmen Portrait

Southern Tented ReceptionTheir reception was the perfect mix of rustic elegance – the farm tables brought a touch of country charm while the crystal candelabras, lace runners, and mercury glass votives added just the right amount of elegance + sparkle.

Let’s take a second to talk about this cake! Bundles of colorful handmade sugar flowers graced four tiers of this sweet treat, making it {almost} too pretty to eat.

Southern Fried ChickenJasmine + Johnathan both love southern food, so fried chicken served with collard greens and shrimp + grits were a natural choice.

Bride + Groom PortraitPhotos: ArtPhotoSoul

Real Wedding | Liz + Leo

Bride Portrait + Hayley Paige Bridal GownIn case you couldn’t tell, our bride loves sparkles. Every piece of her bridal ensemble included pretty gems + glistening beads, and it was only natural to include more sparkles in the wedding decor {from the crystal chandelier hung in the ceremony gazebo to the table numbers + candle holders at the reception!

Lakeside Ceremony | Cypress Grove Estate House

We loved the gold accent pieces the couple incorporated into their sweetheart table design – it added the perfect touch of opulence!

Bride + Groom Portrait | Cypress Grove Estate HousePhotos: Amalie Orrange Photography