With some of the most incredible bouquets we’ve had the pleasure of photographing, thanks to Velvet & Twine, an incredible couple and some of the most beautiful sunlit moments, Jessica and Thomas shared a day of love, happiness and style with us! Now, we’re bringing their highlights to our readers to share in their most perfect wedding day at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, FL.

Alfond Inn wedding with lush floral accents

November 17, 2017  |  Jessica & Thomas

Jessica and Thomas actually met while living half a country away from each other! Jessica was in her third year of dental school in Pittsburgh while Thomas was living here in Winter Park. They met through mutual friends (who are actually married and were in their wedding party) and decided to try things out! Jessica said she knew from their very first date that she would marry Thomas – but it wasn’t until a surprise proposal on the lake at Hillstone that she finally got the chance to say yes!

For me, I knew their wedding day would be incredibly special. Working with Jessica, Thomas and her mom had been so easy – so I wasn’t surprised at all when I arrived to excited chatter and a calm atmosphere. Everyone was relaxed and ready to see Jessica walk down the aisle to her husband-to-be!

I also got to work with an incredible team, which always makes the day fun and easy! All the planning details were expertly coordinated by Susie Weiss from Wonderful Weddings, and the flowers were some of my favorites of all time – created by Velvet & Twine. The icing on the cake was working alongside Jeffrey Stoner Video. His behind-the-scene antics are my favorites. From the clients to families to vendors – it’s weddings like these that remind me why I love what I do so very much!


Photography: Kristen Weaver / Getting Ready Venue: Alfond Inn  /  Ceremony Venue:  Knowles Chapel, Rollins College  / Reception Venue:  Alfond Inn  / Florist: Velvet & Twine  / Planner: Wonderful Weddings    / Hair and Makeup: About Face Design / Bridal Salon: The Collection Bridal  / Bridal Gown: Martina Liana  / Band: Wings of Sound  / Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes / Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang / Stationery: Maureen Hall Stationery  / Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video  / Linens and Lighting: Flourish Design Studio