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White and Greenery Falcons Fire Golf Club Wedding



White and Greenery Falcon’s Fire Golf Club Wedding Inspiration  Simple and elegant doesn’t begin to describe this amazing day!  This beautiful White and Greenery themed wedding inspiration took place at the Falcon’s Fire Golf Club located in Orlando, FL. The large open spaces and grand ballroom located inside the banquet hall made the perfect backdrop […]

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Mission Inn Wedding | Aladdin, The Little Mermaid & Tangled Themed Weddings



Disney Princess Wedding Inspiration If you were a little girl glued to the screen watching Jasmine fly on a magic carpet, or Ariel talk to her trusted crustaceous friend, or Rapunzel break free from her “mother’s” curse, then you’re the perfect candidate for a Disney wedding inspiration photoshoot. Everyone deserves a fairytale ending, and a […]

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Citrus Themed Orange Tree Golf Club Wedding Inspiration



This stunning Citrus wedding inspiration took place at Orange Tree Golf Club, and as if the name of the venue wasn’t already enough correlation with the Citrus theme, the venue offered both indoor and outdoor spaces making it ideal for this styled wedding.  With 7,036 yards of outdoor space, spacious indoor wedding options, and a […]

Hyatt Regency Sarasota Wedding in Classic White Black and Red Wedding Color Palette Photo of Bride and Groom embracing each other long veil in the air

Classic Hyatt Regency Sarasota Wedding



It was a wedding that was fated since the bride, Hannah, watched and admired the romcom “Father of the Bride” when she was young. She loved the movie growing up- after all, who can’t get some laughs out of Steve Martin? When the Banks family returned to our screens for the special event “Father of […]

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Like Water for Chocolate Wedding Inspiration at Covington Farm



Food and passion is the basis of “Like Water For Chocolate,” or “Como Agua Para Chocolate,” the famous Mexican film based on the novel by Laura Esquivel. Through magical realism, the tale portrays the life of two forbidden lovers: Tita and Pedro, as they navigate their yearning for each other which has many hard obstacles. […]

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Wedding Details: What they are, their Importance [Wedding Flat Lay Checklist]


For Brides

Wedding details are very important in telling your love story on your wedding day but sometimes they are overlooked. This article will help you understand what they are, why they’re important, and how to make the most out of your wedding details.   What is a Wedding Flat Lay?  A wedding flat lay is an arrangement […]

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Davis Island Engagement Photos



Mandy and Diego are such a sweet couple and their engagement sessions were so beautiful. Yes, you read that right, they had a two-part engagement session: a Rollins College Engagement Session and a Davis Island engagement session.  Best Friends Who Fell in Love Mandy and Diego have a beautiful love story. They met at church […]

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What is a Micro Wedding? 3 Ways to Know if it’s Right for You



What is a Micro Wedding?  A micro wedding is an intimate wedding ceremony and/or reception with no more than 50 guests, think something between an elopement and a big wedding. Micro weddings have become popular during the Coronavirus pandemic and they’re an alternative if you don’t want to reschedule your wedding.  The main component of […]

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Yacht Starship Tampa Micro Wedding



Finally, the wait was over, Zach would get his first look at his bride in a matter of seconds. Silence took over as he waited by the water for Kaitlyn to make her way up the stairs to him.  I can only imagine the excitement he must have felt as he heard her come up […]

How to reschedule a wedding during Coronavirus pandemic

How to Reschedule a Wedding Amid Coronavirus [Wedding Planners Tips]



It’s no doubt that the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting the entire world. In efforts to slow the spread of the virus, the CDC  recommended avoiding large gatherings, this includes weddings. Planning a wedding is such hard work and having to reschedule your wedding on top of that, can be stressful. I interviewed a couple of […]

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