Archive for May, 2013

Posted on May 22, 2013
Posted in Weddings

Southern Estate Wedding

Southern Estate Wedding

The photographers: Lotuseyesphotography.com

I’m excited to share these gorgeous photographs from the Wedding of Jennifer and Anthony. I’m always amazed by the wonderful people, and places that we get the opportunity to photograph. I certainly count my blessings every day. Jennifer and Anthony made our day a blast and both are super fun, kind and down to earth. It’s no wonder that they have decided to spend the rest of their lives together!

The Location

The wedding took place at Jennifer’s parent’s home which is a beautiful Estate just outside of Orlando. It was an outdoor affair with sparkling white lights hung through every branch and tree. The front and back yard was transformed into a cozy, romantic and beautiful wedding venue (check out our previous post titled “DIY Wedding Ideas for your perfect Wedding” to get some decoration Inspiration for your backyard wedding!

The house is gorgeous to begin with! Thank god the pictures spoke a thousand words because this wedding was indescribably beautiful. The happy couple found each other at a friend’s house right in my neighborhood of Winter Park and they have been best friends and madly in love ever since.

They were a pleasure to photograph! Thank you Jennifer & Anthony.

Check out these Adorable flats to keep your feet happy the whole day!

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Southern Estate Wedding

Southern Estate Wedding

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Posted on May 13, 2013
Posted in Weddings

DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding ideas for your perfect Wedding!

I am excited to finally write this blog post about DIY Wedding ideas for your perfect Wedding!
This blog post provides brides and grooms with the resources needed to create personalized, homemade wedding decorations and details to adorn your special day! I have also includes some photographs shot by us of DIY wedding decoration ideas that we loved as well as links to some of my favorite DIY Wedding sites.

Adding unexpected personal touches is a fun and unpredictable way to wow your guests and can sometimes save you a fortune. It will add a sentimental value to the externals rather then ordering the standard catalog wedding favors.

Getting Started!

The first step of planning any wedding (besides selecting the date and location) is selecting a wedding theme that screams your personality.

This step involves reaching inwards and picking out what you love, the colors, textures and overall  mood that represents who you are. Are you a southern Gal? Are you family oriented? Do you like the glam or enjoy the simple things in life? Perhaps you are a nature lover? No one knows you better than you, so select your theme based on the things that  suits who you are. Some go for country, some go for black and white, and some go for a mod theme. Some are more traditional, while others are more about entertaining their guests. There are endless possibilities! From the wedding invitations to the chairs, the theme will play a big role in selecting your details.

Picking your color palette

The second step in planning your actual wedding theme should be picking your color palette! I would suggest to purchase some physical copies of wedding magazines and cut out images and colors that draws you in. You probably already have an idea of the colors that you love and want to include in your wedding theme. You can piece it all together easier by having a visual palette available. This helps in making sure that all of the colors looks fine and dandy together. You might surprise yourself with an additional color that just happens to go perfect with your desired color theme.

More couples are going for 3 or more colors now a days instead of two.

Getting started!

DIY is a lot of fun and a good excuse to bond with friends and family.

There are plenty of helpful DIY websites out there that allows you to collect snippets and Ideas on things that you can make yourself. Now this all might sound confusing to you. Where do I even start? Well first of all, I would suggest that you write down a list of things that you will need to order or rent for your wedding day and decide on a realistic budget.

An example would be:

  • Chairs
  • Table cloths
  • Lighting
  • Party favors
  • centerpieces
  • flower decorations
  • Archway

and the list goes on. Start selecting things from this list that you think that you can piece together yourself.

The little things like details, ornaments, centerpieces, backdrops etc can really add up in $$$ so this is where  DIY comes in handy! Your wedding should feel like your home, a place that represents who you are.

Here are some of my favorite websites for Wedding DIY!

mydiyweddingday.com

diy.weddingbee.com

Pinterest DIY Weddings

DIY Network

Check out these amazing DIY Ideas that we photographed at weddings.

What a great gift to give your guests who shared your special day with you!

What a great gift to give your guests who shared your special day with you!

A table with light refreshments such as fruits ensures that your guests are hydrated throughout the day. placing boxes under the table cloth create fun dynamics of different heights.

A table with light refreshments such as fruits ensures that your guests are hydrated throughout the day. placing boxes under the table cloth create fun dynamics of different heights.

Making sure that the VIP's are comfortable! This is too cute.

Making sure that the VIP’s are comfortable! This is too cute.

Check out these wedding schedule cards.

Check out these wedding schedule cards.

 

I love this bridal bouquet made out of scrap jewelry.

I love this bridal bouquet made out of scrap jewelry.

 

 

Afraid that the kids will get restless? make sure that they are entertained during the reception. This Indian tent was filled with with  toys.

Afraid that the kids will get restless? make sure that they are entertained during the reception. This Indian tent was filled with toys.

 

 

This couple made sure that Grandma was there with them!

This couple made sure that Grandma was there with them!

 

 

Simple lamps converts dark outdoor areas into well lit wedding venues!

Simple lamps converts dark outdoor areas into well lit wedding venues!

 

 

I love the flowers along the isle!

I love the flowers along the isle!

DIY Wedding Ideas

Cute umbrellas keep the bridesmaids cool.

Cute umbrellas keep the bridesmaids cool.

Make some cute signs using scrap wood!

Make some cute signs using scrap wood!

How cozy is this?? End a fun filled night with some warm beverages!

How cozy is this?? End a fun filled night with some warm beverages!

DIY Wedding ideas

 

Posted on May 09, 2013
Posted in Weddings

Mission Inn FL Wedding Photographer | Lotus Eyes Photography

 

Mission Inn FL Wedding Photographer

 

We had the honor of photographing the Gorgeous wedding of Sharla and Jonathan Kristof this past weekend held at the Mission Inn Resort and Spa The Wedding Ceremony was held at the Mission Inn’s Pavilion at Marina Del Rey on Lake Harris. It was an intimate wedding with close friends and family members. The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and perfect temperature!

Next stop was the newly constructed Lakeview Inn’s rooftop for a fun filled reception with a 360 view. The rooftop was beautifully decorated and the cool breeze ensured that everyone was comfortable as the sun shone brightly before it set.Congratulations to the happy couple!! here are some of their photos! You can like us on Facebook to get our blog updates and to tag yourself if you are in any of our photographs.

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Posted on May 07, 2013
Posted in Weddings

Maitland Art Center Wedding

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Maitland Art Center Wedding

Check out Tiarra and Ozzy’s Romantic Wedding at the Maitland Art Center. I love the soft and light colored bridesmaid dresses.

We had the pleasure of photographing this couple before their wedding at an engagement session. They are super cute and truly love each other!

All Photos by Lotus Eyes Photography.

Maitland Art Center Wedding

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