Real Wedding: Michelle + Robert

Such a darling couple Michelle and Robert were! They had the perfect day and weather! After meeting with the two for their engagement session, I know it was going to be a lovely time celebrating their special day! Both of these two had the happiest smiles, need I say more? See some of my favorites below!

Photography: Andi Mans
Venue: Embassy Suites Altamonte
Cake: Michael Anthony Cakes

Hair: Studio Bride
Dress: Stella York purchased at Carolyn Allen’s Bridals
Flowers: In Bloom

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Travel: Colorado

When I dream, I dream of nature surrounding me. What a beautiful place to breath in the fresh air, hear nothing but the trees speaking and visual eye candy everywhere. I loved visiting Colorado this week and what a beautiful time for it. Hiked a decent 3 mile upward trailhead in Estes Park at the Rocky Mountain National Park! Talk about some elevation while working out, worth the Lake view though! I lucked out on perfect cool temps! Here are some #iphone7plus shots I took while adventuring, oh wilderness, I heart you!

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Real Wedding: Sara + Chris

What a sweet couple! Sara and Chris met at college many years ago.  The two reconnected a couple years ago and knew that this was it.  Sara is a frenchie lover, so of course Chris put together a proposal with a brand new french bulldog puppy Oliver, who is more then spoiled these days. Sara was a bride that knew right away the style she wanted so she was elated when her Mom and sister found Bridle Oaks in Deland.  Tucked away is this little gem surrounded by beautiful trees, and beautiful barn, and the most amazing ceremony location. A beautiful simple bouquet of roses, her fiancé used to surprise her with deliveries of orange roses.  Check out those mismatched vintage glasses and plates!  Chris’s grandma and mother brought some of there dinnerware to be used which was so very special. Congrats again and enjoy!

Photography: Andi Mans
Venue: Bridle Oaks Barn
Hair/Makeup: Faces by Shanon
Floral: Julia’s Floral

Catering: River City Catering
Cake: Party Flavor’s
DJ: DJ Phill

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Recipe: Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail for the Season!

I made this easy yet tasty spiced apple cocktail last week at one of my workshops and it was such a hit that I had to share it. Perfect to sip with cheese and crackers or with your Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s the recipe!

1 spiced apple cider jug ( any brand is fine )
1 Welch’s sparking grape juice bottle
1 cup of orange juice
1 bag of cranberries
1 orange (sliced)
Add ice, mix, chill for an hour and serve!

If you want to turn this into an adult beverage, I recommend adding some rum of your choice to the batch right before serving!

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Real Wedding: Jessica + Jacob

Jessica and Jacob were one of the kindest couples. I had the pleasure of designing her dream woodsy wedding. From our first meeting at the Ocala National Forrest with Jessica, her parents and grandmother, there was complete comfort level of appreciation to design and style. I knew she was MY bride! I absolutely fell in love with the earthy and green vibe Jessica wanted created for her dream wedding and I was thrilled to take it on! From lush greenery bouquets bursting with eucalyptus, to a long candlelit family style dinner, what a beautiful night it was. Thank you to the very talented Joel Allegretto for capturing the love and all the details of this special day! Please take a look at some of my favorite moments below.

Event Design/Floral/Coordination: Andi Mans
Photography: Joel Allegretto
Hair: Missy Megginson
Dress: Manuel Mota
Location: Doe Lake Campground
Second Shooter: Daniel Dautel
DJ: DJ Billman
Caterer: Sony BBQ

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West Elm Fall Floral Arrangement Workshop!

Thank you West Elm Orlando for having me host last week’s Fall workshop with these lovely attendees I had the pleasure of meeting. I loved teaching them how to design a sweet arrangement for the home, just in time for the season. Thank you to our floral sponsor @wholesaleflowersorlando for the beautiful blooms, make sure to stop by, let them know Andi sent you! You see it’s more than a workshop, it’s community, bringing strangers together, relationships, inspiration and ministry. God is good.

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The West Elm Orlando location is a stunning one! So many adorable items for your home, please make sure to stop by this Season!

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The ladies enjoyed creating their very own arrangement with help from yours truly! We had lovely conversations, laughs, light bites and fun. I loved getting to know each of the ladies and they did such a great job on their take home designs for this Fall! Bold, bright and lush greenery was the vibe!

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It’s almost that time of the year where we can rock the go-to holiday attire – “little black dresses” come back!

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One of the final arrangements our attendees made! How beautiful are these Peonies, Juliet Roses and Spray Roses! Wow the color!

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Snap & Flutter 1-1 with Emma Shourds

Emma Shourds knocked her 1-1 #snapandflutter styled shoot out of the park! What is Snap & Flutter? Are you a photographer needing to style up your portfolio?! I offer personal 1-1 styled experience just for you amazing photographers! Check this out to learn more! In Emma’s words “these are my favorite photos EVER!” We love to hear this! I loved styling and designing her lush, garden inspired shoot today, from the floral to the tablelscape, ooo-la la! These photos below all taken with my #iphone7plus — can’t wait to see the professional ones from Emma!

Emma’s Snap & Flutter Testimonial”

“Andi was amazing to work with – I loved doing the Snap & Flutter 1-on-1. It was a dream to create a gorgeous styled bridal session & watch it come to life. Andi was there from the start: meeting about ideas, setting up, helping with anything during the shoot & doing most of the BTS work. Her creative eye is stunning. It was such a fun experience!!!”

Styled/Floral/Event Design: Andi Mans
Cake: Cut The Cake
Dress: Badgley Mischka from Casa Di Bella
Hair/Makeup: Emily Lynn and Company
Invite: Cami Monet
Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

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Real Wedding: Vanessa + Hansel

Miami sure is a city that never sleeps. I took a nice little drive down south to spend the weekend with this lovely couple for their big day! Can we talk about Vanessa’s dress, the Watter’s two piece was a stunning choice, light blush, gold hair piece, wow! The venue, Rusty Pelican — wow what a view! At night you could see the city lights off Key Biscayne, as the music captured the room till the night. Take a look at one of my last Summer weddings of the year, definitely went out with a big party!

Photography: Andi Mans
Venue: Rusty Pelican, Miami
Dress: Watters
Suit: Hugo Boss
Coordination: Events by Carmen
Floral: Petals With Poise
Hairpiece: What Katy Did Next

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Beach Engagement: Amanda + Hector

I am so excited to be designing, capturing, and coordinating Amanda and Hector’s wedding next year! My team is going to have so much fun! These two are naturally adorable together and what a perfect backdrop for an amazing couple! These two were next door neighbors and became close friends before officially dating, best friends first, how cute! I’m obsessed with Coquina Rocks beach near Flagler, we were so lucky to have taken these a week or so before hurricane Matthew arrived! Enjoy, and all is safe and sound here in Orlando. Prayers to all effected by the hurricane in Florida, Carolina’s and Haiti. Prayers to you all.

Photo: Andi Mans

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