These two are the real deal. Genuine, kind, giving, loving, I could go on and on because they are truly special, and left an impact on our hearts. It was such a fun and chill day photographing their destination wedding at The Club at the Strand in Naples, Florida. Everywhere Camilla and Andrew walked all day they were smiling from ear to ear. And Camilla you truly looked like a fairytale – you floated so elegantly all day in your beautiful gown. From their emotional first look and prayer, to the amazing hanging alter Isn’t She Lovely Florals created, to the heartfelt speech from Camilla’s dad – just a sweet day. We wish you two a lifetime of love!!!
Venue: The Club at the Strand, Naples Florida
Florals/Design: Isn’t She Lovely Florals
Hair/Makeup: J&A Makeup Artistry
Reception Stationary: Luster Designs
DJ: A DJ with Class
Video: Eric Horner Films
Cake: Mikkelsen’s Bakery
From the warmth and love radiating from these two, you’d never know we had the most randomly chilly weather in Sarasota on their wedding day. Cheyenne and Will didn’t seem to care though – all they wanted was to enjoy their beautiful destination wedding at The Longboat Key Cluband dance the night away with their closest family and friends – and with a few space heaters – they did!! :)
Venue: The Longboat Key Club
Hair/Makeup: Elegant Brides
Floral: Flowers by Fudgie
Cake Artist: Pastries by Design
DJ: Wiley Entertainment
Mallory & Andrew had the best weather for their destination wedding in Sarasota! How can you go wrong with the classic architecture of The Powel Crosley Estate, the elegance of Mallory’s gorgeous Mori Lee gown and a tuxedo clad groom??? Absolute classic beauty.
Venue: Powel Crosley Estate
Hair/Makeup: Julie Harris, BRIDALartistry -Rachel Reumann
Stationary: Reaves Engraving Inc
Floral: Floral by Design
Cake: Catering by the Family & Wright’s Gourmet
Catering: Catering by the Family
Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Band: Bay Kings Band
Pastor: John DeBevoise
Video: Randall Productions
Gown: Mori Lee
Shoes: Adrianna Papell
It all started with the silhouettes from ELD’s logo and we ran from there. Since we are in Southwest Florida a large majority of the weddings we photograph are on the beach with palm trees – so we wanted to inspire Florida brides to see beyond that. How could we bring a Napa Valley vineyard/barn wedding to Florida? That was our goal!! It needed to be elegant, organic, and classic without going rustic at all.
From Kelly: “The point of inspiration shoots is to give real couples ideas that they can incorporate into their own wedding day and I truly think we achieved that with this shoot. We took a farm in Florida and were able to achieve the feel of a Napa winery. We chose a color palette of white and gray with a little bit of gold trim on the dishes and stuck to natural elements for decor and details. The dress from The White Magnolia was perfection with its delicate tulle and illusion top. It fit our vision perfectly and was lightweight and comfortable for our bride to wear outside. I am obsessed with the invitation suite that The Magnolia Tree Paperie came up with. Not to mention the slate place cards and the bread bag menus! I am a lover of unexpected details and I think those place cards and menu bags fit the bill! She also did an excellent job on our bride and groom signs which we paired with the silhouettes again to carry on that theme. Another favorite detail of mine was the wine and cheese pairing station. Nothing says “Napa” better than local wine and cheese during cocktail hour. And can I just mention the cake for a second? Hands on Sweets hand painted this beauty and I wanted to take it home. Watercolor cakes are my favorite at the moment and they did an incredible job bringing my vision to life. The table itself might be my absolute favorite element of this shoot. Taylormade Floral and Event Decor did an outstanding job (as always!) and Kate Ryan Linens provided the perfect compliment to the florals and the rentals by A Chair Affair. Those french country chairs were a must on Tiffany’s list for this shoot and A Chair Affair came through for us in the best way. I am so thankful because they really are perfection!”
Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo | Planner & Designer: Kelly Hancock Event Planning | Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. | Cake: Hands on Sweets | Linens: Kate Ryan Linens | Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair & Makeup Artistry | Invites & Calligrapher: Magnolia Tree Paperie | Floral Designer: Taylor Made Wedding and Event Flowers | Venue: The Lange Farm | Groom’s Attire: The Tuxxman | Bride’s Attire: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection
You may have noticed we’ve been a bit more quiet than usual here at Hunter Ryan. Well THIS is why!We’re patientely, ok – scratch that – NOT patiently on my part (get this baby out!!) waiting the arrival of our second child right now. We’re over the moon elated to be welcoming a little boy into our family soon. Like as in any day now – yup – patiently waiting – lol! :)
So in the meantime, I’ve been in full on nesting mode. Spending an entire day freezer cooking up a storm to have meals when he arrives, cleaning like a crazed lady, folding and sorting little tiny baby clothes and of course – preparing the nursery!!
It was super hard for me to describe what “theme” I was going with when friends and family asked. So it ended up sounding like some crazy idea that I’d try to explain as “vintage – ish with modern patterns in all grey and white, some touches of natural wood here and there – but no real color – oh and bunnies – lots of cozy and vintage bunnies.” Um yeah – that’s my theme. I wish I was one of those people who could just walk into Babies R Us and say “that one – yup that set right there – baseballs or elephants or whatever” and be satisfied and excited to decorate my nursery. But unfortunately/fortunately (depending on the day) I’m just not. The creative in me – just has to – well – create! So I hadn’t seen anything on Pinterest that wow’d me – so I came up with “vintage-ish modern patterns in all grey and white with bunnies!” It was a crazy idea I saw in my head and I am so happy it actually all came together!
I picked a bed sheet here, a blanket there, a changing pad cover custom off etsy, made almost 100% of the decor myself – from Goodwill to JoAnn’s to Craigslist (including my little attempt at calligraphy), had an amazingly talented friend crochet/knit the entire mobile custom for me, sewed the valences, found the rocker on craigslist and upcycled it myself – along with the dresser, crib and changing table. All upcycled stuff we DIY’d. I just knew I wanted it to be personal – so I poured my heart into it. The biggest things I knew I wanted were: a funky “gallery wall,” a custom mobile with crocheted animals and a funky upcycled (and comfy) rocker. I’m no designer, but I’m really happy with his bright happy little bunny nursery.
While we wait – we wanted to invite you into our little home and share our son’s room – just waiting for him! :)
And as you might have noticed – his name is: ASHER DAVID!!!! It’s very special to us – it means “blessed beloved.” The name David is also after his late grandfather – my daddy! :) And I hope he looks like a mini-Cody.
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