Thursday, February 14, 2019

"I Do" & Dr. Who

If you could travel through time back to this sunny November afternoon, you could watch as Kristine and August were married among friends, family, and all of the stunning Dr. Who inspired details imaginable. Haile Plantation Hall made the perfect setting for this special day, with an outdoor ceremony in the Square and an indoor reception. 

Waterbear Photography

The bride looked gorgeous in a cap sleeved, tea-length gown and royal blue details, including her nails, shoes, and sash. Her bridesmaids were the perfect compliment in matching blue lace dresses. The entire bridal party carried, handmaid by the bride and her mom, bouquets featuring book pages from the Harry Potter series. 

Waterbear Photography 

 The ceremony turned out to have a surprise guest - a remote control ringbearer! With the rings safely secured inside a tiny TARDIS, their very own K9 was directed down the aisle by their friend and officiant who was dressed as the fourth Doctor. The base of this adorable pup was a remote control car! 

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography

Waterbear Photography

Waterbear Photography

The details of this wedding didn't end after the vows. Every aspect, from unique photo ideas to the groom's boutonniere, were well thought out. The bride was the head of the creative talent! She was able to incorporate so many fun nods to their shared interests as a couple and to Doctor Who. When you're a super creative DIY bride, Masterpiece Weddings is there on your special day to be sure that the vision you have been designing is fully brought to life. We were in awe of all the truly amazing Doctor Who details Kristine & August created and thought of! From their chalkboards, to programs, escort cards, favors and signs - they made them ALL! Wow, right?!

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography

Waterbear Photography 

Inside, there were even more amazing additions for the reception. First, a feast of Italian style appetizers, followed by greek salad and wood fired pizzas. Big thank you to Humble Pie and Taziki's for such a delicious meal. The cake (topped by a custom bride & groom topper) was from T & J Cupcakes, and was much enjoyed, especially by the groom! He won their "Dough" contest and got a facefull.

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography 

Waterbear Photography 
A final photo, directed by the talented Waterbear Photography, made sure the Kristine and August had the brightest send of possible. Glow-Sticks are a great alternative when your venue has restrictions for send-off options.

We're so thankful to have worked with such a wonderful, unique, and creative couple! Congratulations again on a love that will last "through all of time and space!"

Waterbear Photography

The vendors that made it all possible...
Photography - Waterbear Photography
Music - ABC DJ 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

An Intimate Catholic Wedding

Proving that good things come in small ceremonies, Debbie and Carl were married at Holy Faith Catholic Church, among their closest friends and family this past October.   

Images by Masterpiece Weddings 

The bride looked radiant in her tea length gown, which showed off a stunning pair of red heels. Her bouquets, created by The Plant Shoppe, were the perfect match (as was the red velvet wedding cake!). Hair and makeup by Deborah of Gainesville Wedding Hair ensured the bridal party all looked their best on this special day. And to ensure none of this would be forgotten, all of the lovely details were professionally captured by Jimmy Ho Photography. We can't wait to see how they turned out!

Debbie was escorted down the aisle by her daughter, and with her sisters by her side, she said "I do" to her new husband, Carl. 

The wedding party and their guests followed the ceremony with a lovely reception by Celebrations Catering, at the center of which was a whole roasted pig! This tasty addition was a nod to the bride's traditions, and was also a memorable photo op for us! 

We were so happy to be able to share in the special day of these two amazing people. They are a wonderful reminder that true love knows no timeline. Congratulations again to the bride and groom, and thank you for choosing us to take part in your beautiful wedding!

Thank you again to our vendors... 
Catering - Celebrations Catering 
Photography - Jimmy Ho Photography
Music - New Beginnings 
Hair & Makeup - Gainesville Wedding Hair 
Cake - Publix

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Florida Fall Wedding at Rembert Farms

The weather could not have been more beautiful on this October day, and it made the perfect backdrop for Caroline and Elias's gorgeous outdoor ceremony. The oak trees at Rembert Farms created the perfect shady spot for the couple and their guests. And while the shade was certainly appreciated (Florida in October is still hot!), even such huge trees could not overshadow the beauty of the bride and her wedding party, who were glammed up by the lovely ladies at Sixth Street Station salon

The reception was filled with adorable details, starting with the state's signature fruit as a unique twist on place cards. Between the oranges and the sunny skies, you'd hardly remember the rest of the country was already well into the fall season. 

Chalkboards provided by Parlor Room Events

Once everyone found their seats, the party continued inside the elegant barn-turned-event-space situated on the farm, which was draped in white and burgundy table settings, courtesy of Celebrations Catering, that matched the bridesmaids, the roses on the delectable, three-tiered wedding cake, and the stunning floral centerpieces by The Flower Shop

Guests enjoyed a meal, also by Celebrations Catering, featuring delicious vegan options, and the aforementioned cake by Sugar Mama's Sweets, who were featured on Food Network's Cake Wars in 2016. After plates were cleaned, chairs were abandoned as guests were called to the dance floor by the contagious energy of the Bay Kings Band

Quick tip - to ease guest's minds as they dance the night away, providing a transportation option other than driving can ensure everyone can have a good time, and nobody has to stress about parking. For this wedding, the bride and groom chose to have a bus to bring their guests to venue in style. 

This was a wedding to be remembered, and we were so happy to be a part of such a special day! The bride and groom ended the night showered with love from their guests, who were armed with bubbles to blow at the couple as they exited the venue. Shouts of "one more time!" urged them for an encore, and we agree with the guests that we didn't want the night to end either! One more big congratulations to Caroline and Elias!

And thanks again to the vendors that made it all possible...

Venue - Rembert Farms
Catering - Celebrations Catering 
Flowers - The Flower Shop
Hair & Makeup - Sixth Street Station 
Transportation - Premier Event Company 
Chalkboards - Parlor Room Events

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Expecto Matronum! Michele and Ron's Harry Potter Wedding

Michele and Ron's special day was a magical one indeed! The couple celebrated at the Florida Museum of Natural History, with a beautiful ceremony taking place amidst the flora and fauna of the Butterfly Rainforest. The reception was held in the museum's Denny Gallery

Michele started out day on the right foot, with adorable shoes featuring the handiwork of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs. 

The Marauder's Map made another appearance in the table settings, which featured four long tables draped in house colors, and individual maps leading guests on a scavenger hunt to add points to their house cup! 

 Yet another gorgeous detail - the bouquets and corsages were crafted from pages of the Harry Potter series. They were found on Etsy, which has customizable bouquet options that would fit a huge variety of themes and color schemes. 

Other handmade details included a paper-mache sorting hat situated next to the placecards, ready to let guests know which house they belong to, and a Hogwarts-shaped guest book that let guests drop their signatures into the frame like an owl dropping off a package. Many of the decorations were custom made by MasterPiece weddings, and a similar guestbook can be found on Etsy.

The music was preformed by this talented group from Jaclyn Duncan Music, which provides classical and jazz music for special events. 

While Michele and Ron's love for each other is clear, the wedding party made sure that these two will live a charmed life together from here on out! 

Thank you so much to the vendors that made this wedding possible... 

Catering - Celebrations Catering 
Photography - First Kiss Photography 
Hair & Makeup - Lather Beauty Salon 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Vintage Trucks at Your Wedding

If you've been following us on social media for any time at all (and if you're not - you totally should be! @masterpiece_weddings, Facebook, @weddingtalk1, or Pinterest) you've seen we've got a slight obsession with amazing vintage trucks at our weddings.

Here are just a few of our favorite moments from OUR real weddings:

They just shout out vintage, rockin', FUN! And they're so versatile too! They make the perfect photo opportunity for the newlyweds with or without their bridal parties:

You can dress them up all pretty:
wedded bliSS
They can even be your centerpieces - in miniature version, of course:

Once WedA Little Dose of Sunshine, Pinterest, Etsy
And they make the perfect getaway vehicle! Even if you just take a ride after the ceremony to give you both a moment to take it all in - you'll look fantastic doing it!

Fiore Fresco
One thing to think about before you commit to borrowing or renting one: make sure someone knows how to drive it! :) Stick shifting cars aren't the norm any longer, so whoever is going to be taking it for a spin, make sure they've got some experience or have time beforehand for a lesson.

What do you think? Are you using a vintage truck in your upcoming wedding? How? We can't wait for you to comment and tell us about it!