Classic Wedding at Casa Feliz

Choosing a venue was an easy task for Jessica and Jeffrey, as Casa Feliz was their dream venue and they always knew they would get married in Winter Park. They fell in love with the romantic feel of the Winter Park venue and chose decor that would accent its beauty. They opted for simple flowers and incorporated greenery to stay in line with the aesthetics of the venue.

Jessica wore a Hayley Paige “Pepper” dress and a veil that was borrowed from her “little” in her sorority. She also added a simple pair of nude heels and a pair of Kate Spade “Mrs” earrings. To finish off her bridal look Jessica wore her engagement ring and a ring her parents gifted her on her 16th birthday. She has actually worn the ring ever since the day she received it. Jeffrey wore a blue suit, white dress shirt, and a floral patterned, blue and silver tie. He finished off his look with all brown accessories and shoes.

A couple of fun facts about Jessica and Jeffrey’s wedding is that they chose personalized koozies for their wedding favors. This made perfect sense because the couple collects them! They also opted out of having a wedding cake and decided on donuts instead.

Ourdoor Wedding at Casa Feliz Bride wearing a short white robe hugging her mom after giving her a gift on her wedding day. Bridesmaids in blush dresses seeing the bride for the first time. Bridesmaid first look. White bouquet with greenery on a staircase at Casa Feliz Bride surrounded by her bridesmaids, who are wearing blush. Bride looking over her shoulder holding her bouquet.

From Bride, Jessica:

How did you both meet?

We met in middle school youth group at our church. In the summer before high school our best friends started dating which meant that we were spending a lot more time together. After a little while of hanging out we realized that we both liked one another and during our first few months of the 9th grade became boyfriend and girlfriend before first period in front of our lockers when Jeff nervously asked me to be his girlfriend before running away to homeroom! 12 years later and here we are!

Groom shoes, watch, boutonniere, and tie. Groom in a blue suit. Groom walking with his groomsmen in the archway at Casa Feliz. Outdoor ceremony setup showcasing the front of the house at Winter Park wedding venue Casa Feliz. Unplugged wedding ceremony sign.

From Bride, Jessica:

What were your favorite parts of the day?

Our favorite parts of the day were, of course, seeing each other for the first time as I was walking down the aisle. I have seen this man smile a lot in our years together but I will never forget the joy on his face and the joy I felt walking down the aisle. We had a blast once all of the formalities were out of the way and we could enjoy dancing the night away with all of our favorite people. There is no better feeling than knowing and loving every person in the room. There are so few occasions where you can see everyone you love in one place and it was amazing to experience.

Wedding ceremony taking place at Casa Feliz Winter Park bride and groom's first kiss. Bride and groom walking away from the ceremony site.

From Bride, Jessica:

How did he propose?

One weekend in November, I drove home to surprise my mother for her birthday. While in town, we planned a weekend trip to Savannah for my parents, Jeff, and I. When Jeff realized I’d planned a trip to Savannah (our favorite city in the world), he knew he needed to propose while we were there. This way my parents were able to join us for our huge moment as well.

The night we got to Savannah, we did a haunted pub crawl and had an amazing night. We woke up early the next morning for breakfast and a stroll in Forsyth Park so that I could show my dad the fountain that I love so much (and secretly my dream proposal spot). When we got to the fountain my mom asked that we take a few pictures of them near the fountain and offered to return the favor.

After a few photos of Jeff and I (he hates photos), I was about to walk away and Jeff grabbed my hand and said “can we take one more”. In that moment, I looked at him like he had 3 heads because he despises photos. Right then, I noticed that he had his hand (quite literally stuck) in his pocket trying to remove the ring box to pop the question.

It was a perfect moment and my mom captured the whole thing in photos. It was my dream proposal with my dream guy!

Wedding party picture with bride and goom kissing in the middle. Outdoor Casa Feliz reception with white linens and greenery down the middle of the table. Plates have blue napkins and grey menus. White candles with a table number for wedding decor. Wooden farmhouse table with eucalyptus leaves and candles. Bride and groom's first dance inside of Casa Feliz Bride and groom leaving their reception. Bride and groom kissing at night, with their guests behind them.

From Bride, Jessica:

Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 

Try and enjoy it. It is so stressful and it can take away the joy you should be experiencing in those months leading up. Don’t let anyone make you change any part of your vision. Don’t let people tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. It’s your day. Make it yours!

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Participating Vendors:
Venue: Casa Feliz
Caterer: Arthur’s Catering
Photographer: Chantell Rae Photography
Invitations: Minted
Florist: Porch Therapy
Wedding Planner: Priscilla Rose Events