The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely perfect for Sarah and Peter’s Howey Mansion wedding just 45 minutes west of Orlando, Florida. Sarah’s strapless Pronovias gown was a vision of elegance, especially when paired with Peter’s custom suit from the Black Tux. The bridesmaids wore different dresses with a neutral pallet of grays and nudes accented by pops of colorful florals pulled right from Sarah’s mother’s garden; the groomsmen cleaned up nicely and were dressed in sharp black suits and nude-colored ties. Sarah, Peter, and the formal party all got ready on Sarah’s family property (which was essentially a real-life secret garden) nestled away in the town of Winter Garden.
Sarah’s family grounds were a gardener’s dream (spoken from the heart of an amateur gardener) and made the PERFECT backdrop for an intimate first look and to knock out all of the formal party group portraits ahead of the ceremony. Completing all of the portraits before the ceremony allowed for the formal party (and bride and groom!) to actually enjoy cocktail hour at Howey Mansion later on. A first look also meant that we were able to take bride and groom portraits at all THREE locations (family grounds, the church, and the remarkable Howey Mansion), which gives their gallery a completely unique to them look and feel.
Sarah and Peter had their ceremony at First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, where the bride and her family had been attending services for their entire lives, giving the location a super sentimental feel.
After the ceremony, guests were welcomed for a spectacular reception for Sarah and Peter’s stunning Howey Mansion wedding, where they enjoyed viewing the first dance and speeches under market lights in a cozy open air reception space. After the traditions were complete, the party went on inside (and downstairs at the hidden speakeasy!) until it was time for the sparkler exit!
A huge THANK YOU to all the vendors who helped make this Howey Mansion wedding possible!