With a bold color palette of deep reds and soft airy blues, Danielle and Chris’ Central Florida wedding came together in the most beautiful way. The rich textures, classic details, and historic charm that carried throughout the day were no match for the infectious smiles that radiated from this couple throughout their day.
With a love story that started in college and took them to the west coast, these two chose to celebrate their vows in Winter Park, Florida at the historic Casa Feliz. The venue itself offered so much charm and inspiration that accented their overall style perfectly. With carefully curated details that were executed so beautifully by At Last Wedding + Event Design and stunning imagery captured by Nate + Lori, we cannot get enough of the elegance and joy that came from Danielle and Chris’ wedding day.
Special bonus on this Monday as Danielle has shared some behind the scenes from their gorgeous Central Florida celebration!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Throughout the planning process, my husband Chris was extremely helpful and took on tasks without whining. My day of coordinator Jaclyn Fraser of At Last Weddings was by my side the whole way and helped us ensure everything went off without a hitch.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
During the initial booking phase, it was so important that our personalities clicked and that each person was able to share our vision with us. Every vendor we booked were passionate about what they did and shared our enthusiasm.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Our inspiration was drawn from our venue, Casa Feliz. The red brick and egg blue shutters offered a dramatic and picturesque backdrop for our wedding, so I knew every other detail had to be just as unique. I found a palette that one of my bridesmaids coined as a “comforting fall palette” with shades of midnight blue, dusty blue, and cranberry. It blended so perfectly with the stunning aesthetics of Casa Feliz, and while there weren’t many examples of this palette online, it was beyond fun to create my own version of it.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite part of our wedding was the exchanging of our vows in front of all of our family and friends. It was a very raw moment for us to share and had such personal anecdotes that made everyone laugh and cry.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Don’t worry about sticking to what’s traditional when planning a wedding. It’s way more fun and rewarding to create your own traditions, from writing your own ceremony script to asking your Maid of Honor to perform your first dance song. The more personal, the better.
Oh, and before we go, how fun are those custom light sticks that the guests sent these two off with at the end of the evening? Such a fun alternative to a send-off, and what a way to end an incredible evening of celebration!
We love these words that Danielle shared with us, and between the inspired design and personal details the wove throughout the day, they truly created a day so incredibly special to them.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design // Photographer: Nate + Lori // Videographer: Marcoz & Miranda // Venue: Casa Feliz // Caterer: Arthurs Catering // DJ: A List DJ Entertainment // Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music // Floral Designer: Lee Forrest Design // Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet By Holly // Makeup: Makeover Station // Hair: Euphoria Salon // Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting // Furniture Rental: RW Style // Bridal Dress: Amsale from Calvet Couture Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaids Dress: Jenny Yoo from Calvet Couture Bridal // Groom Attire: The Black Tux // Invitations: Minted