French Blue and White Lakeside Wedding

This Florida garden party inspired wedding gave us all the spring time vibes with the color scheme of navy, french blue, sage and white. After an intimate church ceremony the couple had their reception at The Capen House overlooking Lake Osceola. The lake also provided the perfect wedding exit for the newlyweds as they made their way out of the reception on a pontoon boat. Some of the favorite details of this wedding were the naked cake, signage, and of course the outfit change!

Tell us about your attire choices.

From Bride, Caroline:
For my dress, I knew I wanted something simple and classic – but I swore I’d never have a ballgown! Naturally, the second I put on my beautiful L’Amour Calla Blanche ballgown “just for fun” I knew it was the one. It had the simple and classic feel I was looking for, but the long train (my favorite part!) and gorgeous back gave it the perfect amount of elegance for our wedding! My bridesmaids looked beautiful wearing two different styles of Arctic Blue Sorella Vita dresses – the clean, simple lines were the perfect contrast to my big ballgown! Paul and his groomsmen all looked very sharp in their navy blue suits, which perfectly complemented our blue color scheme and casual vision for the day.

Tell us about the your wedding vision.

From Bride, Caroline:
Neither of us are late night people, so we quickly decided we wanted to have a day party for our wedding and reception! We wanted it to be casual but also elegant and classic, which we were able to achieve through the afternoon setting at the historic Capen House on beautiful Lake Osceola. The afternoon ended up being exactly what we had envisioned – our guests spent time shooting oysters, drinking margaritas, and dancing to our fabulous band.

What was your favorite part of the day?

From Bride, Caroline:
We both agreed that our favorite party of the day was how relaxed and confident we both felt all day long! Paul and I both hate being the center of attention and have a tendency to become stressed, so we were a bit nervous how we might feel on our big day. But from the moment we woke up until the party finally stopped late that night, neither of us had an ounce of nerves! It was the most amazing feeling to have that level of confidence and ease about the whole day, as it really allowed us to enjoy every single moment.

One moment we were so glad we had was after our exit from the reception before going to the after party. We exited our wedding on boat from the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, which was so unique and fun – the Boat Tour is one of our favorite activities whenever we’re in Orlando visiting my family. After we pulled away from the Capen House dock, our sweet boat driver took us on a peaceful 15 minute cruise around Lake Osceola. It was the first moment Paul and I had alone as husband and wife, and we loved every second of it! We were able to enjoy the sunset while sipping on our cocktails and reflecting on all the fun moments of the day so far. It was so special to have that time together!

Participating Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: The Capen House
Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Videographer: Adam Lora
Florist: Blossoms Orlando
Desserts: Morgan Hunter Desserts
Caterer: 4Rivers Specialty Cakes
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup: LeJeune Artistry
Dress: The Collection Bridal
Dress Designer: L’amour calla Blache
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita
Band: The Faze Band
Calligraphy: Andi Mejia
Transportation: VIP Transportation Group
Seafood Bar: Oyster Bob
Boat Rental: Scenic Boat Tour
After Wedding Party Venue: The Porch

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