Casa Feliz Wedding • Winter Park, Florida • April 18, 2017
Floral design: Family friend Julie
Wedding DJ + Lighting: Patrick Cullen of Atomic Entertainment
Coconut + Guava, Amaretto, & Nutella Butter Wedding Cake: Party Flavors Orlando Custom Cakes
Elya & Andres traveled from their home in New York City to tie the knot in Winter Park, where they grew up. These two have a love story that feels honestly more like a fairytale- and their wedding day was a beautiful cultural fusion of their Colombian and Russian heritage. Across the candlelit dinner party tables of their reception, I heard so many beautiful languages being spoken and realized how special this day was.
The couple had an ayurvedic wedding ceremony led by two sisters, their yoga instructor friends Dhyana & Syama in front of elegant blush carnation garlands in the Main room at Casa Feliz.
Elya's father swept her around the dance floor to a classical Russian Waltz that brought me chills, before Andres and his mother brought their own Colombian flair to the dance floor. Elya's sister brought some of her husband's German roots into the mix with a sheet painted with a heart they had to cut out, so the groom could carry his bride through it and complete their first challenge as a couple.
One of the cutest Russian traditions was when all the guests started yelling "gorka", which means bitter, because the world can be a bitter place- so the couple has to sweeten it by kissing as long as they can while the guests count. They sent their guests home with a taste of New York- black & white cookies. It was such a joy documenting this wedding celebration, and I wish Elya & Andres a marriage full of light & love!
Play the Slideshow:
Chapter I: The Wedding Morning
Chapter II : The Ceremony
Chapter III : The Dinner Party
Chapter IV: Reception Festivities
Casa Feliz wedding dance party with Atomic Entertainment
Wedding Venue: Casa Feliz Wedding & Event Venue Winter Park, FL | Facebook | Winter Park Wedding Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan Lifestyle Wedding Photography | Facebook | Instagram | Wedding Videographer: Zach Swee Photo & Film | Wedding Planner: Monica Cullen of As You Wish | Facebook | Bridal Makeup: Shannon Miller of Faces by Shannon | Bridal Hair: Brittney Boscana of Brie & Brie | Farm to Table Wedding Catering: Arthur's Catering and Events led by Marie Fattore | Floral design: Family friend Julie | Wedding DJ + Lighting: Patrick Cullen of Atomic Entertainment | Coconut + Guava, Amaretto, & Nutella Butter Wedding Cake: Party Flavors Orlando Custom Cake | Bridal Gown: BHLDN Blush Gown by Watters Gowns | Bridal Headpiece: Twigs & Honey | Facebook | Instagram
In light + love,
Alanna + Anthony celebrated their destination wedding at the tropical island atmosphere of the Longboat Key Club, Florida. Their Spring wedding was full of tropical luxe vibes, and they tied the knot between two palm trees, which was the perfect way to celebrate Alanna’s Brazilian heritage. Krista Worth Makeup styled our beautiful bride and her bridesmaids, and she wore a lace mermaid gown by Essense of Australia, and a tulle veil. Alanna’s bridal bouquet was full of white double roses, rabbitfoot ferns, greenery and white spring tulips. They gave their guests white rose petals to toss as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife! These water lovers got to board the “She’s The One” boat during their sunset photos, which was such a magical moment that happened spontaneously! The ladies at Swanky Soiree Events did an incredible job coordinating and decorating for their wedding, and their close friend David officated their wedding for them.
Courtney & Isaac tied the knot in an outdoor chapel framed by vine trellis windows handcrafted by the bride’s father. Whimsical details like their blue canterbury bell flowers, white roses, eucalyptus, blue thistles and cottage garden inspired blooms. They chose to do a first look and a Mennonite wedding tradition of a foot washing ceremony together between two rows of pines on the farm.
Marissa walked down the aisle to her beloved Nick to sounds of “Tale as Old as Time” played by a string quartet on the balcony above. Antique roses, burgundy snapdragons and greenery gave this black tie soiree a romantic feel, at Winter Park’s best hidden gem- Casa Feliz Historic home . Featuring fine art wedding imagery by Shaina DeCiryan Wedding Photography, event planning by Kristy Rapp Events, Videography by Matt Agan of S.O. Films, Arthur’s Catering, Peddles Florist, bridal styling by Michele Renee Studios, DJ Darrin of Fun Factory, Nothing Bundt Cake, Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals, and the bride wore an embroidered train off the shoulder gown by Essence of Australia.
Bailey & Cameron tied the knot beneath a centuries old live oak tree during golden hour at the Tuscawilla country club. The bride wore an elegant lace gown with a full length veil, with a stunning ivory rose petal composite bouquet by Violets in Bloom florals. Burgundy bridesmaid gowns, deep wine roses and other warm accents gave this fall wedding an elegant feel. Amber of Hello Beautiful Event Co did an incredible job organizing this day, White Rose Entertainment kept the dance floor humming and It’s Tasty too created an elegant three tier wedding cake with a Dia de los Muertos inspired cake topper.
I need a Delorean to take me back to Gabe & Chad's amazing wedding day at Casa Feliz Wedding and Event Venue Winter Park, FL! Gabe & Chad are two of the most beautiful spirits I have ever met, and they put on one incredible wedding day for their family and friends! This day was filled with everything they love best- and is an amazing tribute to their love of travel (through time and the world!), Orlando City, dancing, amazing food and the beautiful community that supports them 100%. Gabe's talented sister Jessi of Letra Bohemia created incredible calligraphy suite for them also.
WINTER PARK WEDDING VENDOR TEAM
Winter Park Wedding Venue: Casa Feliz Venue Historic Home
Wedding Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan Lifestyle Wedding Photography | Facebook | Instagram
Wedding Planner: Runway Events - led by Olivia Brennan
Videography: Eli Meyer Studio
Casa Feliz Events, Catering & Bar: Arthur's Catering- Crystal Cullison
Wedding Florals: Flowers by Lesley
Officiant: Greg Chase
Chair Rentals: Whitney of Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
ASL Interpreter: American Sign Language Services
DJ: Fun Factory - Darrin Shifrel
Wedding Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes - Richard Gregory
Guitarist: Don Soledad Music
Calligraphy & Graphic Design: Letra Bohemia - Jessi Marshall
Destination wedding photography by Shaina DeCiryan. David and Zohra tied the knot in an intimate luxe destination wedding surrounded by the tropical island atmosphere, golden sunset and coastal cloudscapes of Captiva South Seas Island resort. Their beautiful day was created by Christina & Kourtney of Swanky Soiree Events who designed and planned their wedding, Destiny + Light Makeup, Jam All Day DJ Jamaal, Exclusive Affair Rentals, Alex of DanaLynn Videography, Alpha Weddings and the wedding team at South Seas Island Resort led by Malissa.
Christine + Anthony’s wedding featured a soft Spring blush, navy & gold palette, with plenty of Spanish farmhouse charm from their historic wedding site at Casa Feliz Historic home venue in Winter Park, Florida. Featuring fine art wedding imagery by Shaina DeCiryan Wedding Photography, event planning by Monica Cullen of As you Wish Events, Crystal Cullison of Arthur’s Catering, Lee Forrest floral design, makeup by Simone at the Makeover Station, Orlando wedding & Party rentals, Asher of A-List Entertainment, and Cakes by Anne, a romantic illusion lace Maggie Sottero wedding gown.
Jay & Stephanie have been building an incredible home together, so it was only natural that they tie the knot on their front porch surrounded by all their loved ones! Stephanie has an incredible eye for vintage finds and wore a three generation bridal gown and a 1920s inspired beaded reception gown. To create their amazing flower filled garden party reception the couple collaborated with Julie Miner Events, Absolutely Fabulous and Rent Your Events, and served their Southern favorites catered by from Two Chicks and a Pot.
These two Colorado sweeties traveled back home to Florida to celebrate their wedding at a blueberry farm. Ever After’s brand new wedding barn fit Nick & Allie’s laid back, rustic style beautifully. They were married beneath a wise old Live Oak tree adorned in spanish moss and market lights, where they did a rope braiding ceremony before exchanging their rings. Sunflowers and cowboy boots were enjoyed by all.
Holly & Ryan traveled to Winter Park from their Washington DC home for their wedding at the Winter Park Farmer's Market by InBloom Florist, 4Rivers Catering, Blast DJ Productions, Orlando Wedding Rentals and photography by Shaina DeCiryan Lifestyle + Weddings.