Naturally Whimsical Florida Wedding at Sydonie Mansion

June 29, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

Conner and Steven’s floral-forward wedding at Florida’s historic Sydonie Mansion was truly a sight to behold. The couple channeled a whimsical and bohemian feel into every detail of the day, combining a muted color palette and organic textures that blended flawlessly with the natural colors and feel of the venue. As the cherry on top, Velvet & Twine worked their magic in creating a captivating floral story with an enchanting ceremony arch, textural ceremony aisle markers, vibrant doorway garlands, wild centerpieces, and bold bouquets that added dimension and life around every turn. Conner looked timeless in a beaded Anna Campbell, and her girls fit the bohemian vibe beautifully with taupe dresses from Show Me Your Mumu. The natural whimsy of this Florida wedding had us hooked from the quiet beginning to rain-soaked end, and Shannon Lee Miller did a brilliant job capturing this couple’s love story.

The Couple:

Conner and Steven

The Wedding:

Sydonie Mansion, Zellwood, Florida



The flowers were definitely the most important and my favorite part of designing our wedding! The girls at Velvet & Twine completely made all my flower dreams come true! They made my vision truly come alive.



The Sydonie Mansion was the only venue my husband and I visited. It’s absolutely charming! When we both saw it we just knew this was the one. It was important for us to get married somewhere that was not only unique but had Florida history. I’ve always had an appreciation for historical buildings being restored and re-purposed, and the Sydonie Mansion embodied that.



The macrame backdrop and rug made my ceremony feel personal. I really wanted to get married on a rug so that I could always commemorate my day through an “everyday” item. Also, the archway that Velvet & Twine did was amazing! I felt strongly about it looking natural to the archway, and the proteas were the perfect touch.

Anna Campbell has this timeless look that I completely fell in love with when looking for a dress. The embroidered jewels brought this extra detail that was feminine, and not over the top. I felt that my dress made a slight nod to the time period that the Sydonie was built. My bridesmaids wore Show Me Your Mumu dresses and Steve Madden shoes. The Irene style from Steven Madden is a low block heel that is extremely comfortable. My Sam Edelman shoes were also a low block heel. Ladies go for comfort, not looks! I also found these beautiful necklaces that were the constellations of each of my bridesmaids’ zodiac signs. They were the perfect dainty touch!

Processional – “Bron-Yr-Aur” by Led Zepplin, played by Brian Hayes on guitar
Recessional – “Pica Pica” played by Brian Hayes on guitar
First Dance – “Magnolia” by John Mayer ft. Eric Clapton

I just remember “Heroes” by David Bowie coming on as the last song of the night, and Steven picking me up in his arms and spinning me around. I felt so much love at that moment not only from him but from all our guests!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Shannon Lee Miller
Venue – Sydonie Mansion
Floral Design – Velvet & Twine
Catering – Puff ‘N Stuff
Cake – Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique
DJ – FyerFly Productions
Live Music – Brian Hayes
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist – Camila Santos Artistry
Hair Styling – Capricci Ricci Salon
Wedding Dress – Anna Campbell via Ivory & Beau
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN (earrings) and Sam Edelman (shoes)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – International Diamond Center


Congratulations to Conner and Steven, and a special thanks to Shannon Lee Miller for sharing this whimsical Sydonie Mansion wedding with Junebug! Love floral-forward wedding design? Then you’ll love this peach and copper Washington wedding at Belle Gardens!

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  1. Love this color !!! Beautyfull wedding !!!

  2. This is a wonderful wedding! Very nicely captured by the photographer (Shannon Lee Miller). I especially love the ceremony backdrop. It definitely helps to pick a historical venue with a nice outdoor space. Great work done by Velvet & Twine! The florals played a large part in this wedding’s look and feel.

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