by: Lauren

Taking place at the beautiful Maitland Art Center, this garden wedding captured by Rachel V Photography is absolutely stunning! Rustic style, eclectic details, and a romantic atmosphere combine to create Sonya and Adam’s intimate, Anthropologie-esque wedding… you are going to LOVE it!

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From Sonya:

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

First off my husband was a huge help! I was really delighted by the fact that he was so eager to help plan the wedding. Secondly, our wedding planner Kristy Rapp from Kristy Rapp Events in Orlando was invaluable. She really made sure every detail was taken care of, which was especially important since we had a destination wedding. Finally Lisa from Wish Vintage Rental was an absolute gem. She helped make our vision come to life and it was such a pleasure working with her and having her style our wedding.

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

For me it was all about a great attitude. I wanted to work with vendors who were laid-back but still professional. Everyone that we worked with put my husband and I at total ease and took all of the stress out of planning.

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

For our details and design we were really inspired by our venue The Maitland Art Center. It’s such a natural beauty that we wanted to keep the decor simple, for example our tables were made from reclaimed wood. I also really love the whole vintage and rustic trends that are happening in bridal. We did a lot of “picking” and found great pieces such as vintage china, vases, and other decor to give it a personalized and warm vibe.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

I really loved everything about our wedding but if I had to pick something it’s probably the ceremony location. It was in an old deconstructed chapel with beautifully engraved stone. There was moss hanging down from large trees and the whole mood was so romantic and special. It was a really one of a kind experience for my husband and I.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Honestly, there is always something that will probably go as unexpected. But it’s that unexpected thing that will make for the most memorable story after your wedding is over and most likely it will elicit a huge smile and some laughter. So try not to stress too much and enjoy the experience because it passes by in the blink of an eye.

Sonya’s advice is so true- if something does go wrong on your wedding day, try to just enjoy your experience and not dwell on it! And how amazing is Sonya’s dress?! Not your typical wedding dress, but it’s gorgeous nonetheless- I LOVE it!! Although I think my favorite part of this wedding might be the location paired with the eclectic style- isn’t it all just perfect?

So tell me- are any of you having a wedding with an eclectic style like Sonya’s? What kind of things will you be doing to convey the eclectic style?


Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Rachel V Photography / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Kristy Rapp Events / Reception Venue: Maitland Art Center / Catering: 4 Rivers Smokehouse / DJ, Lighting, Photobooth:: Our DJ Rocks / Cake Baker: Anna Cakes / Tables, Vintage Furniture, Styling:: Wish Vintage Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Makeover Maven / Ceremony Officiant: Jason McKinney
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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

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6 responses to Rustic & Eclectic Garden Wedding

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  1. Heidi B (a Bride)

    Such a darling wedding….so in love, so beautiful, and I adore her pink and gold gown.

  2. Lisa @WISH Vintage Rentals (a Vendor)

    Thanks Lauren for this great feature! Sonya and Adam were a dream couple to work with and styling their wedding was a delight! What happy memories!

  3. Betsy Hansen (a Vendor)

    The Maitland Art Center is definitely one of those unique, eclectic and historic venues! I have photographed there several times, and each time I find some other treasure that I didn’t see before. Love the bride’s gold dress! <3

  4. Dane Kohler (just curious)

    This is one of the best weddings in Orlando, Florida that I have seen.

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