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WEDDING BLOG

Vintage-Inspired Florida Garden Wedding at Maitland Art Center

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This Maitland Art Center wedding had vintage details, modern vibes, and personal touches all over! Julie and Thomas knew they wanted to have a spiritual wedding that included all of their family and friends in as many ways as possible, so they recruited their guests to make their desserts and artwork for the venue. Julie rocked an amazing vintage bridal style with her lace Tadashi Shoji gown, handmade gold birdcage veil, and fuzzy stole. We love how Jessica Perez Photography captured this couple’s radiant love for each other as well as some very smooth dance moves!

The Couple:

Julie and Thomas

The Wedding:

Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida

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Don’t view things as hiccups but creative challenges. We collaborated on everything together and figured out how to make things work. So when our venue said no to flower petals, the “balloon squad” was created. And, quite frankly, that is so much cooler then flower petals!

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Thomas: For me, the most memorable moment was the anticipation waiting for Julie to come down the aisle.

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Once we buckled down to plan our wedding, we did a “visioning” session to pinpoint what was most important to us. Three things really stood out. 1) That our commitment was bigger than just the two of us. It was between Thomas, me, and God. 2) Family! We have wonderful loud, loving and fun families. And this day was about the two families coming together. 3) Celebration! When you see the reception you will understand…oh, and the budget! So I guess, it was four things.

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Julie: The most memorable moment for me was after we were married, and we ran out of the garden. I remember thinking–we did it! It was beautifully surreal…like we were floating.

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There is one word for our photographer Jessica–LOVELY. Jessica shared our day with us. She has a beautiful aesthetic, relishes in details and has a calming spirit. So working with her is like having one of your dearest friends with you who also happens to be an amazing photographer.

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Thomas‘ grandmother baked the most delicious Russian Teacakes. Julie‘s dad baked her favorite middle eastern date cookies. Thomas‘ uncle made his famous ice tea! He also led an incredible communal art project (so all of our guests had a hand in creating a unique piece of art). Our dear friends helped so much!

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We didn’t have a theme or colors. We focused on how we wanted our friends and family to feel; their experience from the time they arrived to the time they left. So the vibe had to be cool, creative, and fun. It just fit.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jessica Perez Photography
Event Planning – Once Upon A Wedding
Venue – Maitland Art Center
Floral Design – Porch TherapyA Beautiful Theme
Catering – Black Bean Deli
DJ – Issac Vallejo
Makeup & Hair Artist – True Love Bridal Beauty
Wedding Dress – Tadashi Shoji
Groom’s Apparel – Black Lapel

 

Congratulations to Julie and Thomas, and a huge thanks to Jessica Perez Photography for sharing this wedding with Junebug! Love this wedding’s vintage inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this Bondi Beach wedding with vintage Australian vibes!

xoxoGabby

 

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