In 2015, the historic Capen House was brought to its new home next to the Polasek Museum. We were asked to put together a photo shoot with our fellow fabulous vendors to introduce it to future brides and grooms. We took inspiration from the home’s art and decor to create a look that was timeless and romantic, with a color scheme of serenity and rose quartz. Interestingly, this color combination was actually chosen as the Pantone color of the year in 2016! We’d like to think our styled wedding had something to do with that, or at the very least, we have very advanced taste in color. The photos below tell the story of a beautiful day of re-introducing The Capen House, and we’ve been honored to plan a number of weddings with them since this day. The above photo shows the lovely invitations and Save the Date designed by Dogwood Blossom Stationery. All photos are courtesy of Kathy Thomas Photography.
We began by photographing our beautiful bride. Her gown was a masterpiece of lace and flower details from The Collection Bridal. The sparkly and simple jewelry she wore was courtesy of Maria Elena Headpieces. Her hair and make-up were done by True Love Bridal Beauty. Finally, the gorgeous bouquet was composed by our floral designer for the day, Bluegrass Chic. We next ventured outside to explore the outdoor ceremony space, a lovely grassy area with a view of the lake.
Rows of seating were set up by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, with a huge display of flowers by Bluegrass Chic set up on a pedestal at the end. Between the ceremony space and the house, the cocktail hour was set up, with serenity blue tablecloths on tables and more floral arrangements from Bluegrass Chic. The proximity to the lake and dock allowed for some lovely photos of the bride & groom outside, providing future couples with an idea of what photo opportunities they would have at The Capen House. We then moved inside to get an idea of what interior shots would be available, finding a cozy and romantic room that reflected the color scheme.
At last, it was time to move onto the reception. Our journey began with gorgeous and simple table assignment cards, designed by Dogwood Blossom Stationery. The reception was set up in a gorgeous white room, surrounded by art, sculpture, and glowing chandeliers.
Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals provided chairs and tables, and the lovely classic table numbers and menus were made by Dogwood Blossom Stationery, with food provided by Arthur’s Catering. Accents of gold came in the form of the chargers and silverware, as well as gold-toned Chiavari chairs. One final classy detail came in the form of a wine bottle placed at each table. Last but most definitely not least, we have the gorgeous, intricately-detailed cake, made by Cut the Cake.
Much thanks to the venue and vendors we worked with on this beautiful shoot, we had a wonderful time with all!
Venue: The Capen-Showalter House • Cake Designer: Cut the Cake • Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery • Jewelry: Maria Elena Headpieces • Gown Designer: The Collection Bridal • Caterer: Arthur’s Catering • Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals • Hair & Make-up: True Love Bridal Beauty • Florist: Bluegrass Chic • Planner: Anna Christine Events • Photographer: Kathy Thomas Photography