Sydonie Mansion Wedding with vintage elegance

The historic Sydonie Mansion was the perfect backdrop for Alison and Miles to get married. Surrounded by friends and family, the shared their own written vows and danced under the stars.

Alison and Miles met back in high school 14 years ago in chemistry class. They recently lived in Gainesville while Miles finished his PhD is Organic Chemistry and Alison was a teacher. They have since moved back to their hometown of Fort Myers with their 2 furbabies!

We love that Alison and Miles ditched the traditional idea of a wedding party and mixed guys and girls on both sides. We love this concept because you should always have your friends by your side on your wedding day - no matter their gender! Alison’s side had her 2 best friends and her cousin. Miles chose his brother, sister and his best friend to stand with him.

One thing we learned about Alison - she is always thirsty! And Miles has assumed the role of husband by vowing to always keep her hydrated (yes, like, it was actually in his vows). Throughout the night he was bringing her glasses of water and we can’t think of a sweeter thing for a new groom to do for his bride!

The future is so bright for these newlyweds! They’re saving up for their European honeymoon they hope to take next year, while they plan their next adventure wherever fate takes them!

Vendors: 

Venue: Sydonie Mansion | Wedding Coordinator: Jeane Cognac Designs | Photography: Eleanor & Pete, Lacey and Gabe | Catering: Cocktails Catering | Florist: Jeane Cognac Designs | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment | Cake: Le Petite Sweets | Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team | Photo Booth: Flash by KWP | Bridal Gown: Martina Liana from One and Only Bridal | Stationery: Minted | Musicians: Anthology Quartet

Kimye inspired destination wedding at The Acre, Orlando

This was a wedding I couldn't wait to photograph and had been looking forward too. Reema and Jonathan's wedding was intimate, beautiful, and organic from the style to the emotions felt that day. This Indian-fusion wedding brought together Jonathan's German heritage with Reema's Indian culture. They chose The Acre in Orlando for their destination wedding, coming down from their home in Washington D.C. for the festivities!

The day started off with morning cupcakes, Super Smash Brothers and Kanye coloring books. If you couldn't tell from the headline, Reema is a huge Kardashian/Kanye fan. In her "details" she even wanted us to photograph her KKW Contour Kit that was a gift from her friends! And of course, we had to finish off the night with iconic Kimye wedding jackets - hand-painted by Reema. You'll notice Reema is the 'Kanye' of the shot - and that's not by accident!

Reema had a gorgeous sari for her wedding ceremony and then an adorable 1920's inspired white cocktail dress for her reception. With her hands covered in henna and excitement for the day to start, Reema was radiant and beaming with joy. Jonathan also had traditional Indian wear for the ceremony and changed to classic slacks and white button down to enjoy cocktails hour and dancing. With wedding vows that had everyone in tears (including myself) and amazing friends and family that traveled far and near to celebrate their dear friends.

We got hit with a bit of a Florida rain shower, but thankfully it cleared up enough for us to enjoy some post-ceremony photos and amazing Indian cuisine for dinner! The night ended with a celebratory dance party and toasts under the stars.

To say that we were obsessed with this couple and their wedding would be a complete understatement. Letting us have creative and artistic direction in their day made for a fantastic final gallery that we can't wait to show off! So here are about 90+ of our favorite images! Thank you so much to Reema and Jonathan for having us and we can't wait to send out your final images!

Vendors: 

Hotel: ALoft Orlando | Venue: The Acre Orlando | Wedding Coordinator: At Last Weddings | Photography: Eleanor & Pete, Lacey and Gabe | Decor: A Girl and Her Glitter | DJ: Our DJ Rocks | Hair and Makeup: LeJeune Artistry | Calligraphy: The Blue Haystack | Envelope Liner: seahorsebendpress |  Stationery: Basic Invite  | Menu/Programs: Paper Dainty | Florist: Orlando Floral Market | Catering: Memories of India | Rentals: Cocktails Catering | Cake: Sprinkles | Transportation: Crown Limousine | Portable Restroom: Lovely Loo