Traci & Steve: Wedding at Cypress Grove
Cypress Grove | Orlando | Florida
Traci is another example of a bride who handed the reins over to us completely. From the first time we spoke, to the first time we met, to the wedding day, Traci kept telling us that we had “full creative control” (which is pretty much the 3 best words any photographer can hear). “If you want a certain picture and I’m off talking to someone, literally grab me and pull me away!” is what Traci told us on the morning of the wedding. Nate and I just smiled at each other knowing that this was going to be a good day. I cannot emphasize how important this trust relationship is. If you’re an upcoming client of ours and you feel disconnected, give us a call, we’ll go get coffee, or wine, or cheesecake and just hang out. We promise we won’t bring our cameras. ;) Traci and Steve not only trusted us, but they really brought us in and made us feel like friends. The magic that was created is unmistakeable and Traci and Steve’s wedding is undoubtedly one of our best to date. We are extremely proud of it. But it’s not all us, Traci was a planning goddess! She had pages of details that she had hand-chosen to incorporate. Seriously people, pages! I couldn’t even fit all the details into this post and I have over 50 images in here! I’ll have to dedicate another post just to her details! ;) Her goal was to get her wedding into her favorite wedding blog,Southern Weddings. Let’s see how we do…
Loubou’s…my heart is all aflutter!
Wondering what’s on that computer screen?
Well hello bachelor number one!
Natalie did such a fabulous job with Traci’s makeup. She even brought an airbrush machine!
And Teresa worked her magic on the locks…
Traci wanted to scope out the ceremony and reception site as it was getting set up…
Jim Hjelm, ladies and gentlemen…
…and Betsy Johnson!
Something old: Her fathers hospital bracelet from when he was born
I love his face…
Last chance Steve!
Traci & Steve’s “babies”…
Dum, dum, da dum…
Work it out!
Traci and her bridesmaids are all old soccer teammates…
…and are all beautiful
I think this was Traci’s favorite detail:
Kristen was such a wonderful coordinator. Seriously, just look at how amazing this wedding turned out!
Traci’s dad was by far the most fun father of the bride we’ve ever met…
Greenery productions blew our minds with the amazing arrangements:
Smooches & Sunsets
Traci & Steve,
Congratulations! And thank you so much for trusting us and allowing us to be as creative as we wanted. It means so much to us that you allowed us that freedom on such an important day in your lives. We wish you years and years of wedding bliss! And we absolutely cannot wait till you are back here in Florida for your trash the dress session.
Traci’s recommended vendors:
Getting ready location: The Grand Bohemian Hotel
Venue: Estate House at Cypress Grove Park
Wedding Coordination: Kristin at Blush
Wedding Gown: Jim Hjelm
Reception Dress: Forever 21
Makeup: Natalie at Knockout Artistry
Hair: Teresa at Capricci Ricci Salon
Shoes: Kate Spade, Christian Louboutin, Betsy Johnston
Catering: Creative Cuisine
Linens & Runners: Custom by a family member
Stationery: Glory Thorpe at Revelry Invitation Studio
Floral: Tom Murphy of Greenery Productions
Photography: US! ;)
Since Nate and I are a team, we usually only end up with pictures of one of us at a time shooting but we were lucky enough to have our oh-so-fantastic assistant Matt with us at Traci’s wedding and he got this shot of both Nate and I shooting the mother/son dance….