Naples Wedding Planner | Timeless Private Residence Wedding for Stacy & Ryan

It's no secret that private residence weddings are on the tippy top of my favorites list. There is something incredibly romantic about beginning your love story in a home environment. Whether your own or someone else's, the history of a private residence tends to enhance the ambiance of the day.

We handled the design, florals and planning for Stacy & Ryan. And this venue set the tone for every single detail & design element. From the paper goods to the waterfront ceremony, the Olde Florida feel was front and center.

This residence was truly breathtaking! A cool detail- the house was built in 1929, and the only way they were able to complete it (during the great depression) was because the original owner had set all the money aside in escrow.

Design Details

I created the bridal bouquet with mainly white roses and a variety of eucalyptus textures. The bridesmaid's bouquets were either crafted exclusively with greenery or greenery and a subtle white floral accent tied with cascading, smooth gray + white textured ribbon. 

Centerpieces were created in rectangular rustic wood boxes with a variety of hearty blooms- including, brunia berries, caspia, white + blush roses, marsala hued ranunculus, white daisies & carnations. Although Daisies and carnations aren't usually in my designs, these worked wonderfully for adding dimension, texture and extra "fluff" in the arrangements, and added a homey feel that enhanced the down-home family feel of the day. 

I loved that the reception decor was anchored with crisp, bright white. The family style seating with classic chiavari chairs under a canopy of massive oaks was stunning.

This is just a sneak peak of the wedding day- check back soon for more of the gorgeousness!

Photo: Kaity Brawley Photography | Paper: DM Paper Designs| Catering: Artichoke & Company | Planning / Design / Floral: Elleson Events | Video: All in White Films | Venue: Private Residence Transportation: Naples Transportation | Hair & Makeup: Hair & Beauty by Jen |Dress: Pronovias from Laura Jacobs Bridal

Naples Wedding Planner | Styled Engagement Shoot, Jackie & Ehren

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for Jackie & Ehren's engagement shoot. The couple decided on the Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL for this stunning photo session. And after seeing it come to life in these gorgeous photos, it's no surprise why! 

The location was secluded and romantic. The spring added a touch of tropical feel and the pathways were perfectly paved for posting. 

Design Details: 

Jackie's bouquet was created with roses, peonies with a touch greenery. The almost back accent flower is black berry scabiosa! The bouquet was tied with blush pink silk ribbon in two textures, pleated and flat. 

The greenery shrug/shawl garland was created with eucalyptus leaves. It was really fun to create such a unique piece for the styled engagement session. It was not only different but truly beautiful! It blended well with the surroundings of the Wekiwa Springs State Park and really popped with Jackie's pretty pink pastel skirt and lace top. 

Styled engagement photo of bride and groom at Wekiwa Springs State Park
styled engagement session at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Bride wearing pleated blush skirt and lace high-neck top, holding garden style bridal bouquet.
Future bride and groom holding hands during engagement session/ photos at Wekiwa Springs State Park
Eucalyptus garland used as greenery/floral shrug for styled engagement shoot at Wekiwa Springs State Park
Bride holding eucalyptus garland instead of a bouquet. Floral styled shawl. Greenery garland used as floral shrug.
Bride and groom holding hands for styled engagement session photos at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Bride wearing Morning Lavender blush pink pleated maxi skirt and beaded, lace top.
Barefoot engagement session at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL.
Free form, loose, garden style bridal bouquet created with peonies and roses in blush and white, with loose, free flowing silk ribbon around the clutch. Created by wedding planner, designer and florist, Elleson Events in Naples, FL
Calligraphy wedding invitations, save the dates with watercolor flower accents

Photo: Hunter Ryan Photo | Styling & Florals: Elleson Events | Paper goods: On Three Designs | Brides outfit: Morning Lavender

Naples Wedding Stylist | Sexy, Home Based, Lifestyle Engagement Session

There is a buzz building around lifestyle engagement shoots and we have to say, we love it! There is something so intimate, cozy and candid about having your engagement photos done in your home & on your property.  As a couple, you likely spend much of your time together at your house. So what better location pick than that to showcase your day-to-day, love-filled activities! It's an exciting time to look back on and a beautiful memory of the 'early days' in your relationship.  Marlene & John's engagement session is the perfect display of a sexy lifestyle session that took place at their home (which is SO gorgeous and charming)! 

Lifestyle engagement session at couple's home in Naples
Engagement photo of future bride and groom on their porch swing at home
boat dock on the intracoastal waterway
engagement photos of future bride and groom on the intracoastal waterway, Naples, FL
Lemons on a cutting board
Lifestyle engagement session in Naples home
"Elleson Events comes alongside the classic bride, working with her to weave timeless, understated gatherings, offering full-service wedding planning and styling along the coast of southwest Florida. From vision casting and planning to execution and floral design, Elleson Events curates all the details of your wedding under one roof".

Naples Wedding Planner | Romantic, Garden Inspired, Waterfront Wedding at Gasparilla Inn & Club

This romantic, garden-inspired, waterfront wedding at Gasparilla Inn & Club was one of our favorites of the year (okay, we admit that we're only a few weeks in, but that doesn't make the statement any less true)! Jen and Laurence are a wonderful couple. They have one of those seemingly effortless qualities about them. They just fit. Their wedding was an authentic representation of their elegance and ease as individuals & a couple.  

I loved that they wanted to take care of all the details in one place. Which means I had the opportunity to plan, design and style the wedding day.  Although I offer these services separately, it's a perfect scenario for me to be able to do it all! Nothing makes for a cohesive, consistent wedding more than combining the planning and design into one! 

Design Details: 

This wedding was all about the greenery! Which meant it had a fresh, spring-inspired feel despite being a Winter wedding (which, let's be honest, in Florida doesn't really mean the same thing as most other places). 

The ceremony arch was created with smilax- which is my favorite next to eucalyptus- and subtly accents with white florals. 

With accents of white (and the softest of blush) florals in the form of ranunculus, roses and hydrangea.  

The French farm chairs are both luxurious and casual- they were the perfect pairing for the waterfront wedding. We used smilax garland to enhance the outdoor ceremony's decor and then pulled it into the reception via their centerpieces. 

Speaking of centerpieces, the vessels were a gorgeous, modern open rectangular shape in wedding white, mixed with a low sight-line freeform arrangement in a short white compote style vase. The combination was stunning! The greenery incuded more smilax, as well as lemon leaf, spirea, eucalyptus, and queen ann’s lace.

Outdoor, waterfront ceremony
garden style bouquet with white florals & greenery
christian Louboutin silver stiletto wedding shoes
White, beige and grey wedding invitation suite
First kiss for newlyweds during ceremony
beachfront wedding photo of bride and groom
newlyweds photo of bride and groom
bride holding a white, garden style bouquet wearing a fitted silk wedding dress
Bride and groom posing for photo at Gasparilla Club
Family photos on the wedding day at Gasparilla Club
Flowergirl holding gorgeous white and blush garden style bouquet with roses and eucalyptus
Tented wedding reception with French country wood chairs, garden style florals with greenery.
Tall, modern, garden style centerpieces
Wedding reception all white and silver place setting
Greenery centerpiece at wedding reception
bride and groom holding cocktails in monogramed hemstich napkin at wedding reception

Photos: Hunter Ryan Photo | Venue - Gasparilla Inn & Club , Boca Grande | Paper goods - DM Paper Designs | Planning & Floral - Elleson Events | Linens - LaTavola Fine Linens | Hair - Number 9 Salon, St Pete, FL | Makeup - Lasting Luxe | Entertainment - DJ Dayve / Vanderbilt Strings | Video - DSW Films

Naples Wedding Florist | Modern, Upscale Glamour Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Wedding

Ryann & Alan are a fun loving couple with amazing style.  Pink and gold have been a popular color scheme in the recent years, but this couple wanted a modern twist on the new classic. with the Hyatt at Coconut Point and Colony at Pelican Landing as the backdrops for the wedding day, I knew that every detail would look stunning on their beautiful, sundrenched patio. 

Design Details:

I created Ryann's bouquet with various pink toned flowers, including peonies, ranunculus and traditional roses with greenery and berry accents. I completed the look with a soft pink ribbon around the stems. It added an extra feminine quality and looked lovely against her fabulous wedding gown!

The acrylic seating chart was one of my favorite elements. It was glamorous and elegant, and incredibly chic. 

The couple decided on a mix of ghost and gold chivari chairs for the reception. The clear acrylic ghost chairs at the head table is a stylish choice, and the gold chivaris for the guests is a classic seating staple for any upscale affair. 

The soft pink sequin linen was the perfect selection for the guest, head and sweetheart table.  Paired with gold flatware and crisp white linen napkins, it was a perfect mix of traditional and elegant. 

The long head table was decorated with garland, while the round guest tables were adorned with either low, lush floral centerpieces or copious floating candlelight. 

Be sure to check out the published feature on Every Last Detail too!

Blush garden style bridal bouquet with garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus
Sparkly Badgley Mishka Bridal Heels
Calla Blanche Style 16127 Wedding Dress
Flower Girls with tutu's and flower crowns
Blush and gold Catholic Wedding Ceremony
Blush and gold Catholic Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom First Kiss
Bride and Groom portraits at Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point Florida
Bride and Groom portraits at Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point Florida
Bride and flower girls at Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point Florida
Gold, blush, and acrylic seating chart with vines
Gold, blush, and acrylic seating chart with vines
Gold, blush, and acrylic seating chart with vines
Blush and Gold outdoor wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point
Blush and Gold wedding reception with garland centerpiece
Blush and Gold wedding reception with garland centerpiece and ghost chairs
Blush and Gold wedding reception with garland centerpiece
Blush and Gold wedding reception with gold chiavari chairs
Blush and Gold sweetheart table with vines and candles
Blush and Gold sweetheart table with vines and candles
Bride and Groom first dance
Bride and Groom first dance
Bride and groom cake cutting
Photo booth with rosette backdrop

Photo: Trenholm Photo  | Paper Goods: Luster Designs | Coordination: PartyRox | Venue: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point | Design & Florals: Elleson Events | Dress: Calla Blanche  | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Hair & Makeup: Bluewater Salon

"Elleson Events comes alongside the classic bride, working with her to weave timeless, understated gatherings, offering full-service wedding planning and styling along the coast of southwest Florida. From vision casting and planning to execution and floral design, Elleson Events curates all the details of your wedding under one roof".

Naples Event Stylist | Cozy Holiday Gathering as seen on Style Me Pretty Living

We all know that nothing brings family together like the holidays. And we're always inspired by the joy, love and heart that the holiday brings. I created a tablescape that was comfy and cozy. A meal to be enjoyed by the fireside while family and friends gather, laugh and remember the reason for the season. This family Christmas tablescape was created with subtle rustic elements, elegant, timeless garland, softly textured silk, a touch of gold and copious candlelight!

 The Fireside Holiday Champagne cocktail we concocted can be made at home using: 

1TB Cointreau

1.5tsp cranberry juice concentrate

Fill the rest with champagne

Garnish with fresh cranberries and holiday sprig

You can view the Style Me Pretty Living feature here

Intimate family dinner with farm table and x back chairs
Intimate family dinner with farm table and x back chairs
Intimate family dinner with farm table and x back chairs
Fabric calligraphy place cards and x back chair
Fabric calligraphy place cards and x back chair
Vintage glasses, gold flatware, lace chargers
Candle and greenery centerpiece on a wooden farm table
Candle and greenery centerpiece on a wooden farm table
Fabric calligraphy menu on lace charger
Glen Gerry handmade brick fireplace
Fireside holiday champagne cocktail

And a few behind the scenes images just because. 

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Intimate family holiday dinner

Styling & Design: Elleson Events | Photography: Hunter Ryan Photography

"Elleson Events comes alongside the classic bride, working with her to weave timeless, understated gatherings, offering full-service wedding planning and styling along the coast of southwest Florida. From vision casting and planning to execution and floral design, Elleson Events curates all the details of your wedding under one roof".

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