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Orange and White Florida Wedding

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Winter weddings in warm climates are always fun because they incorporate elements associated with the season and take advantage of options that come with warm weather. I love how Leeann and Andrew pair a deep orange with black and white for their wedding colors while having an outdoor ceremony and capturing some stunning photos at their venue. Enjoy this beautiful Florida wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Leeann + Andrew

February 28, 2015

Bradenton, Florida  |  Palma Sola Botanical Park

What was your budget?

$10,000 total

Flowers: $450

Cake: $250

DJ: $650

Food: $800


Hair & Makeup: $650

Photography: $1500

Wedding Planner/Servers: $500

Officiant: $200

Venue:  $1500

Dress and alterations: $1500

Miscellaneous decor: $1000



How many guests did you have?

We had 93 guests.



What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

We did all the decorating at the reception and ceremony so a lot of it was personal.  We included engagement photos, growing up photos, and we carried the garden theme into the flowers at the reception with flower garlands and rose centerpieces. My mom made a lot of the floral pieces and the lace tablecloths.



What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We used a local restaurant for catering.  We had our own servers so instead of paying $30 plus per person we paid $10 per person for food.

After getting an estimate from a florist, we decided to do mostly artificial flowers.  We did include real rose petals at the ceremony and the send off and real roses in the table centerpieces.



What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

We chose our venue because they allowed us to do our wedding our way.  The most important thing is to do what works for you, rather than what you think you are “supposed to do”.  We didn’t stress over the details.  The wedding day reflected the personality of the bride and groom.



What was your biggest splurge?

The amazing dress!  This was the only place we spent more than we had planned…but it was worth it.



What was your favorite detail?

It may sound silly, but the cake topper was great.  It was not easy to find one that had realistic people, but we found one that actually looked like me and my groom.  There’s even a picture of us in the same pose right behind the cake!



What is the most memorable moment of your day?

That moment when the ceremony is over and we were announced as husband and wife.  It was a great feeling of joy and especially relief as we could just have a good time with friends and family once that was done.




DJ: Traveling Sound and Light • Photographer: Darin Crofton Photography • Catering: Demetrios • Venue: Palma Sola Botanical Park • Rentals: Taylor Rental • Wedding dress: Jon’s Bridal • Roses and flower petals: Sam’s Club • Hair and makeup: Tiara Styles Beauty





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