South Florida Garden Wedding


A lavish wedding requires ruffles, flowers, and color; all of which are found in this styled wedding shoot! The scene is set on a beautiful day in South Florida in the gardens at the Audubon House. The flowers all dressed in pinks and purples pop warmly against the white accents. The aged brick pathway and intimate grounds support the lavish and romantic ambiance of this special wedding day.


The signature flower colors, pink and purple, were brought together with the addition of pale purple and pink ribbons that are hung on each white chiavari chair. Purple is also repeated in the ribbons that are used to suspend antique copper lanterns around the ceremony site.


The bride and groom dressed to fit this outdoor occasion. The bride especially looked beautiful in a 1920’s style headband and freshwater pearl necklace. If one is to have a lavish wedding, be sure to accessorize to fit the scene. It is possible to have a lavish wedding that is informal. The mood of the night is set by a relaxed bride and groom and an outdoor setting.


A lavish look with flowers is created by using a variety of blooms in mounds. A mounded look is created below by using various sized containers all grouped together. The density of this arrangement fulfills the desired voluminous style.


The bride’s bouquet is not your traditional white mass, but in fitting with the rest of the decor, it is full of color! Lavender roses, purple phalaenopsis orchids, purple stock, seeded eucalyptus, and purple lisianthus spill out of the rounded bride’s bouquet. The bundle of stems have been tied up with a wide double-faced satin ivory ribbon.

The stationery suite repeats the pop of purple that is found in most of the wedding decor. A new color, gold, combines with the purple to give a regal touch to the invitation and program. In order to foreshadow the lavishness of the ceremony, the invitation boasts of numerous textures and rich hues. The invitation is an inviting glance into the happy affair that is to come.


After the bride and groom have been married, there is a special spot for them to spend their first few minutes as husband and wife. The color scheme and design choices continue over to this special corner. The space is created by bringing in stand alone pieces such as the window along with hanging elements. The plush love-seat combined with the side stack of items give the effect of an intimate living room in a large outdoor space. For the reception, the bride removes her demure headpiece for a more lavish one. The second hair piece is still in keeping with the ’20’s style, but with a more playful and lavish tone.


Photography: Blueye Images
Venue: The Audubon House in Key West
Wedding and Event Planner: Julie Shreck and Erica Fuhrman of Simply You Weddings
Floral and Décor Designer: Avant-Gardens
Jewelry: Jill’s Regalia
Headpieces: Can Can Couture
Bridal Salon: J. del Olmo Bridal Gallery and Couture
Men’s Formalwear: Timmy Tuxedo’s
Invitations and Wedding Stationery: Invites by Danette
Vintage Furniture: Mi Vintage Rentals
Hair & Make-up: Studio Marie Pierre Hair & Makeup
Models: Carrie Hall and Rusty Lemmon

For more images of this luxurious garden affair, steam through the slideshow below.

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