Leanne and John tied the knot on May 29th at the trendy Winter Park Farmers Market in Winter Park, Florida. The two met over nine years ago in high school through mutual friends. Leanne was a junior and John was a senior. High school sweethearts blossomed to a lasting romance. True to John’s romantic side, he proposed to Leanne during a walk along a boardwalk in Cocoa Village. Leanne knew from the first day she had met him that she wanted to be with him forever, and of course said yes. Little did she know, he had one more surprise up his sleeve. Later that night, John took Leanne to Murdock’s restaurant and had all of their family and closest friends waiting to surprise her!
Right in the heart of Winter Park, the Winter Park Farmers Market welcomes visitors on the weekend to buy local produce, flowers, and trinkets. Situated next to the railroad track, the SunRail passes by regular sounding its horn almost saying hello! While the venue is rustic, it is intimate and perfect for a wedding. Leanne’s vision for her wedding day was “warm and inviting.” They wanted their “guests to feel the love and joy of the day.” Soft touches helped keep the rustic venue intimate and welcoming, ranging from lighted candles floating in water, the letters of L O V E spaced across the bridal party table, hand made table numbers, and tons of pastel flowers. One of my favorite touches was a handmade backdrop for their ceremony filled with fabric ribbons hanging by a wooden bar from the ceiling. Guests crowded in for a close up view of the couple saying their vows and having their first kiss. After we headed out for family, bridal, and newlywed portraits. The dark, red, brick wall was perfect for traditional but fun family portraits. After family portraits, we headed around to the back of the Winter Park Farmers Market building for bridal shots.
The back of the building has massive wooden walls, previously used for hauling goods in and out of the building from the train. It was the perfect spot for more funky bridal party shots of the groomsmen, groom, bride, and bridesmaids. After tons of family and bridal shots, we took a time out for just John and Leanne in the rose garden about a block away from the Winter Park Farmers Market. It is always important to take a moment alone from all of the excitement of the big day for just the bride and groom. The rose garden was the perfect intimate and quiet spot to grab newlywed shots. Leanne is incredibly photogenic and with John by her side they are just an absolutely stunning couple.
The reception was just as important to the two as their ceremony. They both wanted to ensure guests would have a great time on the dance floor partying and keep partying all night long in celebration of their big day. From table signs that read “you can find your seat here, but your place is on the dance floor” to a sweet little ladie’s room kit stating “you look great, now go dance,” they reminded guests to get back to having a fun, carefree time. The open bar helped loosen everyone up and the killer music from Our Dj Rocks kept everyone out on the dance floor dancing the night away. Wishing these two the very best in their journey through life together!
Venue: Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Getting Ready Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Hair Salon Ciseaux
Makeup: Let’s Make Up by Corrin Hallett