One of the things we love most about wedding designs is when there is a theme, and this jewel toned vintage romantic wedding look is perfection! (And no, we don’t mean just any theme- we mean a theme where there is a story and intention behind it!) Taking place at one of Central Florida’s newest venues, The Howey Mansion, Kristen Weaver Photography captured this gorgeous look, including a stunning custom invitation created by Heather O’Brien Design. We are so excited to share all of the beauty with you! Kristen’s team was behind the planning of this look, and they are joining us today to share more behind their inspiration:
The idea for this styled shoot was an old-world style with an updated feel. Two things instantly inspired our shoot, first – our incredible venue, The Historic Howey Mansion, and second – our bride and groom!
The mansion restoration was incredible. We fell in love with everything as soon as we pulled into the driveway. It was just the type of “vintage romance” we were looking for. Nothing could top this 1920’s palace. We admired the natural elegance and beauty that both the building and its grounds emitted. Every inch of this beautiful mansion screamed romance, like the old chandeliers and mixed-tile terrace. We wanted to design our shoot to enhance it’s natural beauty.
We loved the idea of having a real couple, so when Khoury and Courtney shared their story with us we knew they were a perfect fit. They got married in a courthouse ceremony because of Khoury’s job in the US Navy. This inspired us to give them both the wedding they always dreamed about having.
Being the very first shoot at the Howey Mansion, we wanted to let its beauty speak for itself. The floral team from Raining Roses Productions blew us completely away. From the bouquets to the elaborate centerpieces, to the candelabras at the altar, to even the cutest floral collar for Max! Our focus for this shoot was a darker romance. We used velvet with deep jewel tone colors and black accents for an intimate feel. RW Style created a stunning emerald lounge area in the ballroom – and it was the perfect representation of our theme… vintage, velvet and jewel tones.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography // Venue: The Howey Mansion // Event Planning: KWP Interns // Event Production: Blush by Brandee Gaar // Floral: Raining Roses Productions // Stationery: Heather O’Brien Design // Videography: KEJ Productions // Wedding Cake: Florida Sweets & Co. // Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals // Vintage Rentals: Dishie Rentals // Furniture Rentals: RW Style // Hair + Makeup: LeJeune Artistry // Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cami // Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting // Other Services: The Pixel Fund // Catering: Arthur’s Catering // Wedding Dress: Anne Barge // Bridal Salon: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique // Bride’s Shoes: Valentino // Bridesmaid Dresses: MISA