With its aged brick façade, old world architecture, and tables tucked into a garden, Casa Feliz was a beautiful backdrop for Teri and Jonathan’s elegant wedding day. Although the venue is located in the heart of Winter Park, Florida overlooking a golf course, I completely forgot I was witnessing a wedding in the United States while viewing the couple’s photos captured by V List Member Concept Photography. I was convinced T+J had invited their guests on a European getaway to witness their vows! With bright florals, bridesmaids in lovely champagne gowns, and a couple who chose their vendor team based on the relationships they felt they could build with each member, I’m so excited for you to see this completely elegant and chic soiree.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Jonathan was a huge help during the planning process. He was just as excited as I was for our wedding day and we wanted to make it about us. He helped every step of the way, from setting up appointments to giving his feedback on even the smallest details. I was never the girl who dreamt of her wedding day – obsessing endlessly over all the minute details – so having Jonathan involved in the process made it even more enjoyable.
The wedding day savior was our coordinator, Tracy Marini of Eventfully Yours. Leading up to our wedding day she was available to answer any questions, share ideas, provide feedback, and to fill in any missing details. As our wedding day quickly approached, the many hours we spent with her finalizing the details of the event put us at ease and allowed Jonathan and I to let go and enjoy the day.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding whom to work with for your wedding?
It was important to us to not only find vendors who were passionate about what they do but also with whom we connected with on a personal level. Our initial meetings with vendors were less about their resume and more about the dialog and connection we had with them. We were extremely fortunate to have such an amazing group of vendors to work with. Because of their knowledge and hard work it turned out to be more than I could have ever imagined.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I didn’t actually have a specific inspiration for our wedding day detail or design. I wanted everything about our wedding to be romantic and elegant – with a touch of chic. Everything about our wedding incorporated those elements – from the flowers to the venue – down to every last detail.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Having all of our family and friends in one place, at one time, surrounding us with their love and support – besides marrying Jonathan, of course!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Enjoy the process – every aspect. It will be over in a blink of an eye, so don’t let the stress detract from enjoying your wedding day. After all this is the best day of your life…ever!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Concept Photography // DJ: A-List Dj Entertainment // Caterer: Arthur’s Catering // Dress Store: calvet couture bridal // Reception Venue: Casa Feliz // Event Planner: Eventfully Yours // Floral Designer: Lee Forrest Design // Hair Stylist: LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry // Cake Designer: The Sugar Suite // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tom James // Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas