Mama mia, was this a gorgeous wedding! Last August, the Flora Nova team had the privilege of working with the ever-fabulous Katy of Vows Wedding and Event Planning to design this fairytale white wedding on the groom’s family’s private estate. This was a family affair on a grand scale: after an intimate ceremony at the family’s Catholic parish, the guests heads back to the family manse for cocktails by the pool. Check out those floating lily pads in the turquoise water!
After cocktails, the lucky guests strolled through the gardens down to a custom-built tent on the back lawn (constructed by the amazing team at Cort Party Rental) for dinner and dancing. This family has a love affair with the gardenia and just had to have them, so we obliged: 500 fresh cut gardenias were flown in for the occasion. As you can imagine, the scent when guests walked into the tent was heavenly! Each place setting was graced with a stemmed gardenia, and more gardenias were tucked into the abundant floral arrangements that lined the long dinner tables.
As the evening wore on, Andy, Melissa, and their attendants had the perfect view of the festivities from their 32′ head table loaded with flowers and fully framed by a lush floral backdrop. Dense greenery swags graced the ceiling and called attention to the drool-worthy (and enormous!) crystal chandeliers. Tall taper candles and glittering gold mercury glass votives created a romantic glow as the sun set, and the revelers danced long into the night. What a perfect day!
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Parish
Reception Venue: Private Estate
Wedding Planner: Vows Wedding and Event Planning
Photographer: J Garner Photography
Tent & Rentals: Cort Party Rental
Cake: The SweetSide