Charm abounded at every corner of this lovely vintage wedding at beautiful Bay Preserve! This beautiful wedding locale is associated with Historic Spanish Point in Osprey and it is breathtakingly gorgeous!
Huge oak trees dripping in spanish moss, the sparkling intracoastal waterway, and a large brick home made it the PERFECT setting for this happy couple who wanted an “Old Florida Lawn Party” wedding!
The bride shared with us at our first consultation that she wanted “neutral colors” that would not compete with the beauty of the venue—she wanted a soft and romantic look, but not too fussy! We love to take a bride’s clear vision and make it a reality! With this color-theme in mind, the bride carried a garden bouquet of hydrangea and blush tone White O’Hara roses with peach hypericum berries, ranunculus, and dusty miller…subtle in color, but dramatic in beauty!
The bridesmaids, each in a neutral gown they had chosen, carried a hand-tied wild flower cluster which included berries and Queen Ann’s lace. Each of the 4 little flower girls had delicate million star baby’s breath head wreaths in their hair and dropped rose petals as they walked down the aisle…so precious!
Before the ceremony, the bridesmaids gathered upstairs in a lovely dressing room for hair and makeup, which was handled by the always expert Tammy Gamso and her team from Fresh Salon and Spa. They also provided the bride with a lovely yet simple up-do…perfect for this wedding!
The ceremony was down near the water, under a huge oak tree! The stunning couple was flanked with 2 pewter-colored urns with large arrangements in neutral, fresh colors like the bride requested. The aisle was lined with cream-colored rose petals for added beauty!
The all-white cake with white O’Hara roses was displayed in the beautiful home. This stunningly simple cake went perfectly with the theme of the day. The groom’s cake had a fun Gator-theme and family photos were used on the mantels, giving the brick house a cozy atmosphere!
Dinner was served on the lawn by the incomparable Michael’s on East with Tracey as the captain. It is always a pleasure to work with such a professional team; their food never disappoints!
The guests sat at tables alongside the water, with table runners of burlap. Vintage bottles and mercury glass were filled with a little bit of “this and that”….a few berries, spray roses, hydrangea…very simple, but as a composite grouping, very effective! The bride used green wine bottles with stenciled numbers for the table numbers—perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better day and we were so pleased with how this charming wedding came together! The bride was pleased as well and this just makes our day!
Please be sure to check out the spectacular photographs in the gallery below. The photography was provided by the outstanding Esther Louise Photography.
And be sure to connect with Gillian Francis if you would like to book a wedding at Bay Preserve or Historic Spanish Point…she’s the best!