I always love working at unique venues and Historic Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida is unique and full of charm. I love to explore the little alcoves and archways and quaint brick facades, and the house set behind the lush green golf course is perfect for portraits. I was so excited when Frank and Amanda asked me to photograph their wedding there in June. Their vintage details and bright, summer colors of yellow sunflowers and blue dresses and ties popped perfectly against the accents of the historic house. I had so much fin capturing their wedding day. I loved seeing the two of them swooning over one another and I can’t help but giggle when I look back and see all the pictures of Amanda, so clearly overcome with excitement she was wrinkling her nose as she smiled from ear to ear. ADORABLE!
Amanda and Frank had an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour planned, but the thunder and lightning came about an hour before the ceremony, and was followed by a terrential downpour of crazy rain! I was fearful the bride would be dissappointed her dream outdoor wedding would now be moved inside, but Amanda took it in stride and smiled saying, “I LOVE the rain, and can’t think of a better way to have my wedding than an intimate inside ceremony”. The wedding was moved into a smaller room with a view of the golf course from the wall of windows. Frank and Amanda’s ceremony was amazing. Renee from A Lovely Ceremony was their officiant and the event was full of laughter and happy tears. I love the moment Frank wiped away Amanda’s tears during their vows. I got a little choked up myself.
The reception was a fun party as well. Everyone packed the dance floor and watched as Amanda and Frank stole the show. Frank and his mother shared a sweet moment as well as they danced the mother son dance. So many special moments to treasure. I always feel honored to have been chosen to be the one to capture the special memories for my wedding couples. Out of all the photographers out there, they chose me! Lucky, lucky me, to get to spend the best day of their lives with
I always have a great time working alongside amazing vendors, but it’s extra-special when I get to work with vendors I have had the pleasure of working with at other weddings, because I know the excellent work and professionalism they offer. When your wedding team works together well and have the best interest of the bride and groom at heart, the day is a guaranteed success! We all had a great time working together to help their celebration be the most amazing day of their lives. So many special moments to treasure. I always feel honored to have been chosen to be the one to capture the special memories for my wedding couples. Out of all the photographers out there, they chose me! Lucky, lucky me, to get to spend the best day of their lives with them, making memories!
VENUE: Historic Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida
PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Rice Photography
OFFICIANT: A Lovely Ceremony
CAKE: Perla’s Cakes
FLORIST: In Bloom
CATERER: Arthur’s Catering