Splashed in a playful palette of yellows and purples, this darling wedding day look is an eclectic blend of the old and the new, the classic and the contemporary. A charming display of old-fashioned details kissed with modern flair, this style profile holds a freshness and femininity that will leave you wide-eyed with wonder! Learn more about the shoot from the planner herself, Jeneen Bellizzi O’Toole of Belle Tulle Events! Images by Orlando wedding photographers Rudy + Marta Photography.
The original name of this shoot was “Periwinkle and Lemon.” We wanted rich, vibrant color, elegance and glamour, and the natural element of the lemons as decor.
Bright yellow, white, and various shades of purple were our primary color palette. The scheme was inspired from a .set of vintage china given to us by a friend. You can see some of the plates on our main tablescape.
Debra of Atmospheres Floral and Decor created amazing mixed rose and wildflower bouquets including floss, berries, daisies, aster, and added variations of these with delphinium and ranunculus to the centerpieces. The cascading showpiece on the drinks table utilized cabbage, which was uber cool and added some major texture.
The style of this wedding shoot is perfect for a couple who want a colorful and interesting look for their wedding. The way trendy, vintage, and classic elements are combined will let their guests know they are fun and irreverent, but still want something elegant that will translate into their photos for years to come.
WHAT TO WEAR
Many people may think this space would be too informal for a ball gown, but something simple and crisp white works here, like this gown from Alfred Angelo in Altamonte Springs. A side-swept hair style is just fancy enough, and a diamante hair clip adds a glam element. Hot pink lips are a fun way to add color to the bride’s look without being too matchy to the color palette. We’d love to see a linen or khaki suit on the groom with a colorful bow tie.
ITEMS TO INCORPORATE
It’s always ideal to add an element of height so your eyes sweep to the ceiling and down to the tables when you enter the event space. The chandelier from Vintage Chic Affairs really anchors the dining space, and textured linens, like the ones from Over the Top Linens are a must! Small details like votives add warmth and crisp lemons can add so much to the tablescape and should not be forgotten.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Don’t be afraid if other colors sneak their way in to your palette. Turquoise wasn’t initially part of our tablescape but our florist had the coolest glass vases, so we tried them with the other pieces and they worked. Don’t fear “going overboard” with centerpieces. Too often we see brides streamline or just stick to one color and it ends up not photographing well and just looking too simple. This is one of the few events in your life where you can be a little “too much.” Trust your vendors, and let go of some of the control. A great planner wants to take your vision and give it that extra oompf that will wow you and your guests. We cannot say enough about having a great team of vendors, like the ones we had for this shoot. We all came together and this shoot evolved into something really beautiful.
Decor and design elements can vary so much; in price. Linens can cost $12 – $60+ and flowers fluctuate by size or season… hiring a planner will help you find alternatives if your budget is tight. Fresh fruit for your party may cost more than you think and you always need more than you estimate. Our best advice is to visit a local farmer’s market 2-3 days before the event and stock up, or, obviously, ask your planner to help you.
It’s easy to imagine guests drinking classic refreshing cocktails at this event, something like a lemon gin fizz with extra garish of lavender. Layered drinks are tons of fun; check with your caterer and bartenders for attractive and tasty drinks to set up for your guests. It’s also really important to offer fun non-alcoholic beverages to guests, especially at outdoor events. Here we have sparkling limonata and fancy bottles of club soda.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
It would be really fun to have food trucks or food stations at this event during cocktail hour or dessert. The property is meant to be explored and it would be a really exciting feature for the guests before and after the main meal. Cascading florals from the beams would be amazing, and you could also incorporate them into the ceremony space.
Planning & Design: Belle Tulle Events | Photography: Rudy + Marta Photography | Cake: Cut the Cake | Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens | Florals: Atmospheres Floral & Decor | Hair: Brie & Brie | Makeup: Ali Lee Artistry | Dresses & Headpieces: Alfred Angelo | Rentals: Vintage Chic Affairs | Stationery: Pretty Peacock Paperie | Venue: The Acre Orlando