Make Your Wedding Unique

Most weddings have a similar structure – the ceremony followed by cocktail hour and ending with a reception. Incorporating elements that make the event unique to you and your fiance is what’s going to make the the day special and memorable! Maybe it’s your design style, your taste in cuisine, or what you enjoy doing together that will set your wedding apart from the rest. That brings me to our Cypress Grove couple, Tala + Michael. The two are amazing performers and they treated guests to a unique acro yoga routine during the reception. Did I mention these two are ah-mazing!?

Photos: JP Pratt

How did you meet?
“We were only acquaintances when we were asked to pair together as acrobatic partners for an upcoming show at The Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. We agreed and began practicing together every day. We fell in love quickly and the rest is history! We did our first performance about one month after being paired together to a sold out audience of about 200 people. (And nailed it! Lol).”

Why was it important to you to include a performance at your wedding?
“Acro was a huge part of our love story. It’s how we met, how we fell in love and something that continues to keep us connected. We wanted to express and share all of those emotions through our favorite art form. Plus, we like being hams for the camera! :-P”

What challenges did you face during the planning process?
“I really can’t say I faced too many challenges. Alicia was amazing in recommending vendors and walking me through a lot of the process. Of course I stressed over details and wanting everything to be perfect. The biggest problem is probably that there are TOO many options and ideas out there and having to narrow them down!”

What aspect of the wedding were you and your fiance most looking forward to?
“Michael will tell you that he was most looking forward to the moment he first saw me coming down the aisle. For me, gosh, the entire day was pure magic. I was really looking forward to the reception. I wanted the wedding to be a celebration where we laughed and danced with all of the important people in our lives and got to shout out love out to the world. And the reception and the entire day felt just like that. It was absolutely perfect.”

Video: KEJ Productions

Side note: grab a box of tissues before you watch their wedding film 😉

Xoxo,
Kim

Inventory in Action | Willow + Emmett

These two are quickly becoming the popular kids over at Cypress Grove! Miss Willow and Mr. Emmett make the perfect pair for events with a rustic elegant feel, a favored theme at this romantic lakeside venue. Instead of the traditional white or ivory draping, the couple opted to frame these two pieces with a fun colored option making their sweetheart display really pop!

Willow + Emmett {rustic sweetheart table + wine barrel buffet}

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 | Kristin + James

Remember Cinnamon? Well, his mommy + daddy tied the knot in a beautiful wedding full of pretty purple + white details. He was just as excited {or maybe more excited with all the new faces to play with} as we were for this sweet couple to finally say “I Do!”

Bridal Portrait | Purple Wedding DetailsBlossoms Orlando created stunning bouquets in shades of purple, lilac, and lavender, which paired perfectly with the amethyst bridesmaid dresses.

Groomsmen Portrait

This groom, lol! James was such a fun-loving guy from the get-go, and put a smile on everyone’s face throughout the day.

Custom Wedding Coverse ShoesThe couple exchanged gifts before the ceremony, one of them being these awesome “bridal” Converse {the groom changed into his new shoes for the reception}! Even sweet little Cinnamon got a present =)

I love items that do double duty – like the table numbers that doubled as “thank you’s.” Pro tip: This is a great way to be cost effective since the couple only had to print one thank-you per table instead of one per guest.

Dessert DisplayOh, the sweets table! Instead of doing one large wedding cake, Kristin + James opted for a small cake and lots of yummy treats for their guests {cupcakes featuring oreos, peanut butter cups, fresh strawberries, and Andes mints}.

Photos: Bumby Photography

Sneak Peek | Liz + Leo

Our sweet couple hosted a vintage inspired garden wedding at the stunning Cypress Grove Estate House, and we’re just smitten with the lovely images captured by Amalie Orrange Photography! Be sure to stay tuned for the full feature on Liz + Leo’s soiree!

Rustic Vintage Wedding SignageThe bride incorporated just a handful of rustic touches, which paired perfectly with the subdued color palette of pinks + ivory.

This dress! The bride picked out a {stunning} gown by a favorite designer – Miss Hayley Paige.

Bride + Groom Portrait | Cypress Grove Estate House

Sneak Peek | Caitlin + Alex

? Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Morehead! ?

This wedding was truly a family affair. The love these two receive from their families was overwhelmingly beautiful to see. The more we got to know each other the more I learned that they appreciated not only each other’s quirks but their strengths. Caitlin and Alex couldn’t be more perfect for each other. Planning + styling this wedding was such a joy and reminded me why I love what I do.

Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography
Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography

xoxo,
Shadow

Real Wedding | Jessica + Casey

We just love spring time – blooming flowers, pretty pastels, and lots of weddings! Our coordination clients Casey + Jessica incorporated both lovely florals and a color palette of delicate shades of pink and green into their Cypress Grove event.
The morning started out with the gals primping and prepping in the bridal suite, while the guys arrived later in the afternoon.

Bridal Suite | Cypress Grove Estate HouseGroom + Groomsmen | Cypress Grove Estate House

Once the bride was all dolled up, she and her groom met for their first look in the rose garden. It’s one of our favorite spots for a first look at Cypress Grove, and Jessica + Casey’s private moment there was so sweet!

Lakeside Ceremony | Cypress Grove Estate House

A simple, yet elegant, reception was held in the amphitheater, and let me tell you, this group LOVED to dance! They enjoyed a fun filled evening under the stars while breaking it down on the dance floor!

Outdoor Reception | Cypress Grove Estate HouseOutdoor Reception | Cypress Grove Estate House

Photos: Molliner Photography

Real Wedding | Christina + Ricklen

This sweet couple hosted an elegant garden inspired wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House. They decked out this lakefront venue with lush florals, sparkly chargers, and some of our favorite rentals – farm tables! Did you know we have these in two sizes – our standard 8′ farm tables and 60″ square tables? Mixing these with round guest tables gives the reception space just the perfect rustic touch =)

Elegant Garden Inspired ReceptionElegant Garden Inspired ReceptionVintage Inspired Social LoungeBride & Groom at Cypress Grove Estate House

Photos: Ashley McCormick Photography

Featured Inventory
Gregory
Square Farm Tables
Tiger Settee + Chair
Windsor

Real Wedding | Navy + White Springtime Soiree

Jessica made such a beautiful bride, and her sweet fiance made a handsome groom ;)The couple celebrated their nuptials with 130 of their closest family and friends, and we had the absolute best time coordinating their ceremony and watching them say “I Do!” P.S. These two were just featured on The Knot! Check it out here!!!

Jessica + EricJessica + Eric 2Jessica + Eric 3

Vendor Team
Photos – ArtPhotoSoul
Floral – Flowers by Lesley
Catering – Big City Catering
Venue – Cypress Grove Estate House
Sweets – The Dessert Lady
DJ – Soundwave Entertainment
Officiant – Sensational Ceremonies