As you can probably tell by now, I’m a sucker for a beautiful outdoor wedding because well, Florida. So, when Ashley reached out to me about photographing her and Kyle’s outdoor spring wedding at Floridian Manor Estate I literally did a happy dance around my living room. No, literally. My Jack Russell, Blurr got all excited and jumped around with me too. She’s a hoot. But…back to Ashley and Kyle - their day was absolutely filled to the brim with unique details and laugh out loud moments. I am so excited to share it with you!
I may be just a little biased but spring weddings in Florida are something out of a fairy tale - you know the kind - similar to what Belle reads before she meets the Beast. Spring time Weddings in the Orlando area almost always have amazing weather - it isn’t too incredibly hot and the humidity is just bearable enough for all of your guests to feel comfortable sitting outside during your ceremony.
Ashley’s gorgeous bouquet was hand tied with ivory ribbon by Prange Florist and filled with pretty peaches and pinks, perfect for her Outdoor Spring wedding at Floridian Manor Estate in Osteen, Florida.
Ashley’s little pooch, Honey passed away just a little bit before her wedding and I made sure to capture as much of the little sentimental pieces that were here, as possible. Honey was at their engagement session, so I’m really glad that there are even more special photos of her before she passed.
As Ashley got ready in the gorgeous private estate home with all of her Bridesmaids and Matron of Honor, Kyle and his Groomsmen got ready in another little building on the property.
Before their gorgeous outdoor spring wedding, Ashley and Kyle also exchanged gifts to each other before their ceremony started. I love it when my couples decide to get each other sweet little gifts to open during their getting ready moments. The gifts always bring a few happy tears because they are always so meaningful to each of them.
The Bride and Groom’s gorgeous ceremony was held under a huge oak tree on the property and their family and friends were all gathered on gorgeous dark wood chairs with black leather cushions.
The Officiant, Wiley Lowe sounded exactly like a sports announcer and his voice was so smooth! Every once in a while it would kinda make me giggle. haha! Of all of the hundreds of weddings that I have photographed, I have never ever heard an officiant have a sound as unique and awesome as that. He was amazing!!
The ceremony location that Ashley and Kyle picked for their outdoor spring wedding at Floridian Manor Estate is absolutely breathtaking. The huge oak tree canopy created such wonderful shade and a beautiful backdrop for their sweet vows to each other. Gosh, just look at those trees! I am in love!!
So so so so so romantical! The sun was peeking through the trees and the Spanish moss in just the perfect glowy way that I had to throw Ashley and Kyle there for a gorgeous just-married portrait.
The open air reception dinner was held inside of the antique garage at Floridian Manor Estate. There were multiple food stations that had all of the Bride and Grooms favorite foods - tacos included!
Your wedding day is going to fly by - seriously! So, I try to sneak each of my couples away when the sun is setting (typically during the reception) so that we can grab just a couple of gorgeous sunset photographs. These are always some of my couple’s favorites!
Deciding to have your wedding at Floridian Manor Estate is such a great choice because there are so many options for locations there. After dinner, Ashley and Kyle’s wedding guests continued the party at the open air barn on the property! Dancing ensued!
Sparkler Exit!! Woohoo! What better way to have all of your wedding guests send you off as a married couple, than with a fantastic sparkler exit!! I have a ton of tips for couples that decide to do a sparkler exit at their wedding because they are my all-time favorite way for the Bride and Groom’s Grand Exit!
Special thanks to the following amazing vendors:
Venue: Floridian Manor Estate, Osteen, FL - floridianmanorestate.com
Cake: Creme de la Cocoa - cremedelacocoa.com
DJ - Stan Ariel for Dance with me DJ - dancewithmedj.com
Assistant Photographer - Mandy Faber of Semm Fabor Photography
Bride’s Hair Artist - Kendi Sullinger for Sessions Hair - sessionshaircompany.com
Bride’s Wedding Dress - Bridal LTD in New Smyrna Beach, FL