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Sweet & Southern – The Summer Wedding of Julianne & Phil – August 27th, 2011 – Winter Park Florida

Julianne and Phil have come to be a very dear couple to me over the past few months. Starting out with their whimsical and carefree engagement session, featured on both Junebug Weddings and Style Me Pretty, to their colorful Southern and chic, yet understated wedding. Then finally on to their Honeymoon photos captured in none other than Zurich Switzerland. (Images to follow this post). It is safe to say that after all this time and beautiful photographs, even I’m smitten with these two. But the whole reason of why we met and began working together was for their wedding that took place on August 27th, 2011 here in Winter Park, Florida.  The morning began with bouts of clouds and rain, thanks to Hurricane Irene, but quickly turned around to be quite an amazing day.  My second photographer Jessica and I met Julianne and her eight bridesmaids at her downtown Winter Park loft to find her Anne Barge wedding dress hanging in the sunlit arched window with a pair of yellow Nina shoes perfectly situated atop her Grandmother’s antique chest.  I instantly knew this wedding was going to be stylish and whimsical just as their engagement photos proved to be. Yellow and gray tones with vintage elements fit the theme for their wedding. Vibrant mixtures of bright yellow gerber daisies and roses made up Julianne’s bouquet, while Phil’s wore a simple yellow rose for his boutonniere.  Her bridesmaids wore short gray dresses, perfect for the Florida heat in August. Each girl wore their own color shoes, something that Julianne encouraged to highlight their personalities. Same with the groomsmen: gray suites with their choice of sock color.  Truly a thoughtful and unique twist to break away from the standard yellow and gray theme.  I can safely say that being a bridesmaid several times over, we appreciate this!  The ceremony was a lovely one and was officiated by Julianne’s Father at The Knowles Chapel at Rollins College.  The celebration continued at the Winter Park Farmers Market while guests sipped on spike sweet tea out of mason jars with yellow and gray striped straws…a perfect signature cocktail. Terri and her team from Tickled Pink Brides perfectly transformed the market into a swanky room with a southern twist again incorporating harvest tables with gray linens and white folding chairs. Understated, yet elegant. Arthur’s catering did a magnificent job bringing home the Southern flair by serving ever-so-fitting chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits martini-style. White paper lanterns swayed in the warm night sky while guests listened to captivating speeches and danced the Summer evening away.  Photographs aside, I was truly happy to see Julianne and Phil married without a hitch. These two individuals are kind-hearted and so positive, I was happy and honored to have been the gal to capture all of these unforgettable memories.  Congrats to the newlyweds!

xoxo – Abby

DRESS:  Anne BargeSolutions Bridal

SHOES:  Nina

JEWELRY:  Paris by Debra MorelandSolutions Bridal

PLANNER:  Tickled Pink Brides

FLORAL:  Petals by Design

CEREMONY:  Knowles Chapel – Winter Park, FL

RECEPTION:  Winter Park Farmer’s Market

CATERING:  Arthur’s Catering

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER:  Jessica Friend for Liga Photography

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