by: Lauren

When you share a love for water and boating, finding a way to incorporate it into your wedding day seems like a given. Chelsea and Drew did just that by exchanging their vows at Paradise Cove for their Central Florida wedding. This lakefront venue provided the perfect setting for their wedding day, and we love that they included some subtle nautical details like a knot ceremony and a grand exit at the end of the evening by boat.

Working as the Assistant Chalk Artist at Chalk Shop Events, Chelsea worked closely with Kim, to design this beautiful day full of custom hand-drawn chalk signs. Chelsea and Drew wanted to focus their design on simplicity and beauty, and they achieved just with the greenery details with full white blooms tucked in, and the chalk signage details were the perfect compliment to really make their design of their day pop! So many fun details, and we love how beautifully Bumby Photography captured every moment.

We also have a special treat for you today, as Chelsea gave us an insider’s look at some of her favorite parts of her wedding day. Thank you so much for sharing with us, Chelsea!

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? 

I think ‘time’ helped us most in the planning process. We were engaged for about a year and a half and that length of time really helped spread out the stress of planning and also allowed us the chance to think carefully about what we wanted and how best to accomplish it. I also have some great friends and family that were always willing to help with anything! 

Also, I work with Chalk Shop Events (Kim McFadden) in addition to my full-time job and she was so wonderful with letting me have freedom with the chalkboards that I wanted to use. She also really helped to execute the setup of everything on our wedding day – it was a relief knowing that she was there, working side by side with my other vendors to make sure that everything went smoothly. 

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding? 

I think the most important things to us were reliability and creativity.  I really valued the recommendations that were given to me by friends that already work in the wedding industry and some of our vendors I was already familiar with like our photographer, florist, and DJ so I knew they would be a great fit!  

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?  

The inspiration for our wedding details really was just allowing our venue to shine. Drew and I are both water people; we love to be out on the lake and when we went to see Paradise Cove, it just felt like us. With the pretty palm trees, water, and sand, I really wanted to choose neutral colors that highlighted the already pretty environment. Our hope was that all of the details we chose would create an intimate, laid back, and fun wedding and I was so happy with how everything came together. 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding? 

I loved the whole thing so it’s hard to pick a favorite! But aside from being married by the end of the day, I think my favorite thing was all of the personalization we included. We wrote the ceremony, a very close family friend was our Officiant, my sister made our wedding cake, our Word Search contained words that were related to our lives together, Drew built the giant Jenga game and the corn hole boards, and I made the chalkboards (thanks to Chalk Shop Events letting me use them and setting them up for me!). I just felt like we worked hard to make the wedding seem personal and fun – even if no one else knew or noticed all the personal touches, it was special to us knowing that they were there. 

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 What is your best piece of advice for other brides? 

Definitely take a few minutes after your ceremony to sneak a peak of your reception area before all of your guests take over their tables. My Matron of Honor gave me that advice before my wedding and so after the ceremony, I made a point of dragging Drew over to the reception area with me so that we could see it before anyone else did. I literally jumped up and down like a little kid because it was so special to me to see all of the details that we had picked come together exactly how I pictured it. 

Thank you so much, Chelsea and Drew, for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer:  Bumby Photography // Bakery: 4 Rivers sweet shop // Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. // Floral Designer: Bluegrass Chic // Design and Decor: Chalk Shop Events // Caterer: Millenia Catering // Dress Store: Minerva’s Bridal // DJ: Our DJ Rocks // Reception Venue: Paradise Cove Orlando

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by: Lauren

Hi friends! You may or may not have noticed that things have been a little quiet here at ELD the past week or so. Well, it’s all for good reason, as my husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Alara Anne (pronounced Ah-lar-ah), into the world on April 1st!

They say that when you make plans, God laughs, and that is surely what happened in our case! We thought we had plenty of time before Alara came, since her due date was April 12th and she is our first child- after all, the first is typically OVER due, right?! But alas, she wanted to make sure to keep us on our toes (and play a little April Fool’s joke on us), and decided that April 1st would be her birthday!

Now it’s time for a little truth. Since Alara was early, my team and I hadn’t quite finished prepping our editorial and social media calendar- we thought we still had at least 2 weeks! Heck, I was even trying to do blog posts while in labor- which didn’t work out very well. All this to say that we’re working diligently to get our posting schedule back on track, and we thank you all for your understanding and support!

And now for a little glimpse of the newborn session that we had a few days ago with Brittany Bishop Photography

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I still have to share my baby shower and maternity photos too! Obviously, another situation in which I thought I had plenty of time still… more to come soon!



by: Lauren

Over 110 guests watched as Allie and Neal said “I do” on the eleventh floor of Houston’s premiere boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa. This venue was chosen both because of its unique décor, and because it was also the same place the couple got engaged! With an amazing city view in the background of their altar area, the space was a gorgeous setting for a ceremony. We love the minimalist approach to the ceremony, which allowed the breathtaking view to play a big part in the design of the space. Though, we love the hanging glass from the greenery arch as the perfect frame for this couple to say their vows.

A modern minimalist design created a huge impact throughout the day, and it did not disappoint in the reception. With lush greenery garlands with white blooms, the neutral color scheme allowed the mixed metallics and mirrored surfaces to really pop throughout the space. By being on the 11th floor, the guests were able to see the gorgeous city views as they danced their way through the evening. We love the mirrored details from the escort display to some of the tabletops, and the reflections gave another unique element to the overall design of the day. En Vogue Events created a beautiful day that truly reflected Allie and Neal’s unique and sophisticated style, and we absolutely love how Minerva House Photography brought their day to life.

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We love some of the bold design choices this couple chose, and there really is no beating the beautiful views of the city at night as they celebrated such a special day!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Event Planning + Coordination: En Vogue Events // Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie // Dance Floor: Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals // Venue: Hotel ZaZa Houston // Bride’s Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Floral: Flower Power Productions // Photography: Minerva House Photography // Chairs: Johanna Terry Events // Head Table Rental: Blooming Gallery // Table Numbers: Z Create Designs // Videography/Slow Motion Booth: Luxe Films // DJ + Lighting: LG Entertainment // 13. Hair + Makeup: Sunkissed and Made Up // Wedding Dress: Mia Bridal Couture // Table Assignment Board: Laced Vinyl Shoppe// Specialty Linen: House of Hough  // Ceremony Musicians: Divisi Strings



by: Lauren

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