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Friday, September 28, 2018

Outdoor Rustic Wedding

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Katie and Jordan are two high school sweethearts that have been together since they were teenagers. With their love for each other and for God, both have only continued to grow. Their wedding finally made official what they and their families and friends have al known for years- these two were created for each other!

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The pair met their Junior year of high school. Both Floridian natives, Katie had just moved from Tampa in Orlando. Both have a passion for missionary work, so dating became the obvious option. For Jordan, it became increasingly obvious that Katie was the woman that he was meant to spend his life with. Jordan had begun to plan his proposal for later in the summer, when, along with Katie and both of their families, they traveled to Nicaragua for a mission trip. Once Jordan realized how special Nicaragua was to the couple, Jordan changed his plans and proposed to Katie while on their mission trip!

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Katie and Jordan tied the knot at Club Lake Plantation, a local Orlando wedding venue. The couple wanted a rustic wedding with elegant elements. Surrounded by Pine trees and lush greenery, Club Lake Plantation was the perfect backdrop to the couple’s event! Katie’s favorite color is green and really wanted the wedding to be rich with natural and earth tones. We think she pulled her vision off flawlessly!

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Like many brides, Katie had been dreaming of her wedding gown since she was a child. However, once she began planning, her dreams were shifted. Katie had thought she wanted a strapless, full ball gown. As she began trying on various gowns, there was nothing that made her happy. But once the bride tried on her Stella York dress, Katie instantly knew that it was the one! For her bridesmaids, Katie wanted something unique and that complimented every one of her stunning friends. The bride had selected a few of her favorite from a color palette and let each girl find the dress for their body. In keeping with the earth tones, Katie knew that she wanted the gentlemen in navy suits, and came upon handsome cobalt blue suits by Calvin Klein.

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Jordan and Katie knew that at the end of the day, the couple wanted to be able to look back and remember and re-live the moments forever. Both knew that in order to do this, they hired Andi Diamond Photography and Eli Meyer Studio for their photography and videography needs, and we think it paid off! Katie and Jordan loved getting to see all of the people they loved in one place. The couple felt that it was a huge celebration with those closest to them.

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Katie and Jordan advise couples who are in the beginning stages of planning their wedding to take their time and prioritize! Katie was still in school while the couple planned their wedding, so she decided to take a year and a half in order to make everything perfect. She says that she didn’t feel rushed and really had time to look at all of their options. The bride also tells us that it never hurts to shop around, even when it comes to purchasing a wedding gown. She never wanted to look back and think that she made a decision too fast. Jordan mentions that prioritizing your vendors was extremely important because they made sure they booked their most important vendors first and spent money on the things that were most important to them.

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We wish Katie and Jordan a lifetime of love and happiness and hope you have enjoyed their rustic Floridian wedding!

 

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Photography: Andi Diamond Photography | Venue: Club Lake Plantation | Event Planning: Your Runway Event | Floral: Wholesale Flowers Orlando | Stationery: Etsy | Videography: Eli Meyer Studio | Wedding Cake: Two Sweets Bake Shop | Hair and Makeup: Karmel Design Team | Catering: Cocktails Catering | DJ: Our DJ Rocks | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Bridal Boutique: One and Only Bridal Boutique in Orlando, Fl | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Bride's Shoes: David's Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids