Nicole and Michael’s Cypress Grove Estate House wedding was nothing short of absolute perfection. When Nicole and I first started talking about her wedding, I asked if she wanted to meet me for ice cream at my favorite local Orlando ice cream shop, Jeremiah’s. She later told me that she knew I was meant to be her photographer because I asked her to meet me there. We talked about their bohemian and elegant wedding, and I fell more in love with this couple as they explained their vision. Nicole and Michael wanted hanging plants and geometric table details with a large dance floor so they could enjoy their friends and families.
When wedding day came, I couldn’t believe the incredible weather we had. We were so blessed by the Florida weather; it was a breezy but sunny day with a high of 75. Perfect weather to say “I do” to the love of your life. I met Nicole upstairs in the bridal suite at Cypress Grove Estate House and was greeted by her sweet bridesmaids. What a wonderful group of friends Nicole and Michael have! The morning passed by quickly and with lots of laughter and excitement. Nicole shared a first look with her dad, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people cry in one room. It was such a beautiful moment shared between the two of them. Michael arrived with his groomsmen and they got ready in the downstairs sun room. Pretty soon it was time for Michael and Nicole’s first look! What I love about this couple is that while they are very much in love, they know how to have fun and laugh with each other. They each wrote love letters and stood back to back reading them. It was beautiful. Before the ceremony, we had a leisurely amount of time to photograph their romantic portraits, the bridal party, and the final moments before the guest arrived.
The ceremony was held in the lakeside gazebo, and it was draped with fabric and florals by the incredibly talented Flowers By Lesley. After their sweet ceremony, cocktail hour was held near the lake with lawn games and lounge furniture for guests. We snuck off to take a few more romantic portraits of them before the reception. The reception setup was breath-taking! RW Events and Flowers By Lesley styled an incredible reception space in the amphitheater of Cypress Grove. The bordeaux and copper color scheme was so beautiful! Michael and Nicole danced the night away under the stars with their friends and family. I even saw a shooting star that night!
Dress: The Collection Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu DJ: Joe Farren Cake: Party Flavors Cakes Hair and Makeup: Jasmine Doublette Photobooth: Oh Snap Photobooth Vow Books: Cami Monet Watercolor & Calligraphy