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Planning a Wedding on a Budget at The White Room in St. Augustine, Florida - by Rae Leytham Photography

I love how today's featured Real Wedding from Rae Leytham Photography shows you that planning a wedding on a budget can still yield an absolutely gorgeous wedding day. 

A few of my favorite creative wedding ideas from the Florida wedding of John & Nathalie include:

  • Gorgeous Lace Wedding Dress
  • Beautiful Baby's Breath Wreaths hanging on the ceremony chairs
  • Fabric Draping from the reception room ceiling
  • Stunning Chandeliers at the ceremony location
Gorgeous Getting Ready for the Wedding Day Photograph / photo by Rae Leytham Photography / St. Augustine Florida
Gorgeous Wedding Photograph of a bride and her flower girl / photo by Rae Leytham Photography / St. Augustine Florida
Love these baby's breath wreaths on the wedding ceremony chairs / beautiful wedding ceremony decorations / photo by Rae Leytham Photography / St. Augustine Florida
You'll wish for rain on your wedding day when your bride and groom portrait look like this / stunning nighttime wedding photograph in the rain / photo by Rae Leytham Photography / St. Augustine Florida

Rae Leytham Photography is a destination & award winning wedding photography team based in Florida. Their photography is all about elegance and style with their local photography covering the Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle, & south Alabama.

Wedding Vendors:
Photos: Rae Leytham Photography
Location: The White Room
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu

What are your favorite creative wedding elements from this Florida Real Wedding? Please share in the comments.

A Romantic Inspired Wedding with Sugar Wildflowers + Vintage Farm Tables

I have one spectacular styled shoot to share with you today. Tabitha of Tab McCausland Photography explains the behind the scenes of the shoot . . . "We gathered up some of the most talented and amazing wedding professionals in Florida and threw in an amazing venue and VIOLA . . . an Evening at the Manor." This shoot features a gorgeous cake, made by Sugar Suite with wildflowers that are completely handmade out of sugar. The romantic flower design includes white peonies, lisianthus, roses, snapdragons, hydrangea, garden roses and dusty miller. Are you ready to be inspired?

Vendor Credits: Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography — Makeup Artist: Bella Con Stile — Veils and Headpieces: Boldly Unique — Floral Designer: Lee Forrest Design — Design and Decor: RW Events Design and Decor — Event Venue: The Highland Manor — Cake Designer: The Sugar Suite — Invitation Designer: The Invitation LoungeSubmitted via Two Bright Lights
Elegant Purple Wedding in Florida from Tab McCausland Photography {with ghost Chivari chairs}
Today's wedding from Tab McCausland Photography is absolutely gorgeous with not only the color purple, but with the spectacular fabric draping over the ceremony area, the beaded chandeliers, the lush florals, the ghost Chivari chairs {LOTS of them} and the silver rhinestone ribbons around the wedding cake. Don't forget to click on any of the square thumbnails for a larger image :)
beautiful pink and purple reception tables | photo by Tab McCausland Photography
first dance with purple uplighting at reception | photo by Tab McCausland Photography
Spectacular rhinestone beading around the wedding cake | photo by Tab McCausland Photography | Cake by Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography
Event Planner: All About the Details
Floral Designer: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Reception Venue: Heaven Event Center
Cinema and Video: Perfect Sky Productions
Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
DJ and Entertainment: Tagas Events
Chairs and Tables: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Elegant Purple and Orange Florida Wedding from Kismis Ink Photography with Cuban Heritage Influences

I'm so excited to start this week off as I have one of the most amazing weddings to share with you. This Tampa, Florida wedding was photographed by Mariana and Khaled of Kismis Ink Photography and is absolutely stunning and the details are captured perfectly. Not only is the brides dress a "super wow" one with beading and a feathery style but wait until you see the wedding cake. Let's get started with some photos of Nicole and Keily's wedding and then more details on the special day . . .

Nicole's purple feathered high heels and feathered-fascinator {seen a few photos down} are pure gorgeousness.

Loving the details on the wedding gown and don't you just love Nicole's purple garter that matches her shoes so perfectly?

Nicole got ready for her wedding in the Bridal Suite of the Don Vicente. This historic inn was built in 1895 and features Persian rugs, ornate furniture, and lacy, elaborate cast iron balconies. Miriana says "Nicole and Keily's first look seems as if it's a scene from an old romantic Spanish film".

The church Nicole and Keily married in opened in 1905 and most of the church's interior design is just as it was a century ago with the Romanesque architecture and seventy stunning stained glass windows.

Nicole is the daughter of Cuban immigrants and their reception was held at the The Cuban Club which was once a unifying force in the Cuban community. Aren't the feathered centerpieces amazing? So different, yet perfect for the setting of this wedding. And, that cake? WOW!!! Loving the bling between the layers.

Have to send Mariana a HUGE thank you for letting me share this spectacular wedding with you today.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Kismis Ink Photography
Caterer: Affordable Catering 
Dress Store: Emelina's Bridal & Boutique 
Linens and Coverings: Kate Ryan Linens 
Transportation: Ambassador Limousine & Sedan
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Sacino's Formalwear 
Event Venue: Cuban Civic Center 

Vibrant Purple and Green Beach Wedding in Florida

Today's gorgeous beach wedding of Heather and Bert took place in Destin, Florida with the bride choosing white Bali flags as a focal point of her decor. White chairs, fresh rose petals and white flower globes adorned with Swarovski Crystals were used to compliment the beach wedding ceremony. I'm in love with the color palette of the fresh and vibrant greens with purples and whites. Princess Wedding was the coordinator behind this magnificent affair.

Wedding Coordination and decorations: Janet Burdash, Princess Wedding Co
Wedding Photographer: Edina Kiss Photography, Destin Florida
Wedding Bouquets: Princess Wedding Co, Destin Florida