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We had such a great time with Jordan & Austin at their engagement session. Jordan wanted to take some shots at Kraft Azalea Gardens and from there we went to Park Avenue in Winter Park. Jordan & Austin are getting married next July in Park City Utah at the St. Regis Deer Valley. We are so lucky to have had a chance to work with them and wish them tons of luck in their wedding! photograph of an antique diamond wedding ringbride and groom kissing engagement session at Kraft Azalea Garden floridaengagement session at Kraft Azalea  Garden floridaengagement session at Kraft Azalea  Garden florida sunlight sunflareengagement session at Kraft Azalea  Garden florida sunflareKraft Azalea Winter park engagement sessionPark avenue Winter park engagement sessionEngagement session winter park floridaPark avenue Winter park engagement sessionEngagement session winter park photography

 

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I had such a great time last week photographing this styled bridal shoot . It was at the Maitland art center, holy amazingness this place is awesome! It is a secluded little fortress of ethereal goodness tucked away in Maitland, Florida. There were some amazing vendors that all spent countless hours putting it all together and it turned out beautifully, rain and all.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from this fun shoot.

Enjoy~ Amalie

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Thank you to these talented vendors:

Venue:  Maitland Arts Center

Tablescapes: Save the Date!

Chairs/Tables: A Chair Affair Rentals

Cake Swing: Carly Ane’s Florals

Cake: Everything Cake

Cupcakes: Anna Cakes

Chandeliers: Swag Decor

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Wedding Gowns: Modern Bridal Shop

Hair/Makeup: Luisa V. Hair and Marigold Scott

Lighting: Elegant Entertainment/Joe Moralis

Coordinator extraordinaire : Adrienne Rundell

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Leslie and Kevin’s wedding was a truly amazing and I knew as soon as Leslie spoke to me about the details that SMP was the perfect fit.

 It is so awesome to have such unique and creative clients, they make my job easy peasy.

 I am so excited to be featured for a third time this year on Style Me Pretty!  Come on go check it out here 🙂

XOXO~AmalieStyle Me Pretty Florida feature Amalie orrange

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I have been meaning to do his post for quite some time, this is the second part of Leslie and Kevin’s amazing picnic wedding.  When I am first contacted by a bride about photographing her wedding I send out a quick questionnaire as a way to get to know a little more about them, their fiancé and wedding plans.One thing Leslie had mentioned was that it was no secret that she would love to have her wedding featured in Style Me Pretty, no pressure whatsoever , ha ha ! I  love to make my brides happy and it was my pleasure to call Leslie and let her know that their wedding was picked to be featured in Style Me Pretty, wahoo!  I will let you all know as soon as it is published, but until then enjoy a few of my favorites from their magical wedding.

XOXO~Amalie

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Wedding planner: Rachel Horan

Catering: Two Chicks & a pot

 Wedding dress: Galina

Groom suit: Tommy Hilfiger

Groom tie: J-Crew

Bride earrings: Nest Pretty Things

 Bride hair piece: Serenity Crystal

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I actually met Sarah a few months back, we met via email and then had a meeting over coffee a few days later, I knew instantly that we would become friends! We talked for a few hours and bounced tons of ideas off each other and just talked about our mutual love for all things crafty. I honestly can say that she has helped me see things a little different in this industry and really kept me on the mindset of being myself and being unique really will set us apart.  Sarah is a super talented and insanely creative woman, she really does put Martha Stewart to shame. Sarah and I have a some styled shoots coming up that I am so stinkin excited about, you will just have to wait and see!  I am so happy to introduce you to the unbelievably talented Sarah!

Check out Sarah’s website at : http://weddingsby2plushue.com/tag/weddings-by-2hue/

Email her at: Twoplushue@hotmail.com

Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/weddingsby2plushue

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up? 

When I was a little girl, I was all over the map in terms of what I wanted to do with my adult life. Somedays I wanted to be an attorney. Somedays I was fascinated with all of the hurricanes that swept across our Sunshine State and I wanted to be a meteorologist. Then, again, every time I went to Sea World, I was convinced that there was a future for me in swimming with a certain famous killer whale. Thankfully, none of the above panned out and I decided to create a career of my own and I became a wedding stylist.

How would you describe your business?

I think above all else, 2+Hue is unique. Though we are a true one-of-a-kind in Central Florida, there are several vintage wedding rental companies scattered about the country. That stated, we are – to the best of my knowledge – the only company that not only rents antique refinished furnishings for events and styled shoots, but also specializes in hand crafting all of the often overlooked smaller custom touches that transform a wedding from pretty to spectacular.

Where are you located and do you travel? 

Though I schedule all of my initial consults at various Starbucks around the greater Orlando area, 2+Hue is based out of my home in Minneola. Yes, it’s really called Minneola. Really. We are in Lake County just north of Clermont. Though most of my weddings take place in Orlando, I am definitely willing to travel in the name of amazing style.

What gave you the idea to start a vintage rental / refinishing company? 

Before I launched Weddings by 2+Hue, I sold my custom refinished home furnishings and interior details at an art and antique market just south of downtown Orlando. On an unassuming January morning, I received an email from Carrie, a wonderfully kind woman whose daughter was getting married in July. Carrie was familiar with my retail inventory and she asked if I would be willing to rent some of my pieces for her daughter’s wedding. I considered her inquiry and did some research. Almost immediately, I discovered that the Central Florida market was seriously lacking when it came to rustic and vintage wedding rental options for brides-to-be. I pitched the idea to my husband and he gave me the thumbs up. The next several weeks were filled with building an inventory, getting the appropriate licenses, permits, and insurance. I even traded in my beloved Honda Accord for a huge black Dodge Ram Crew Cab (which I named Pepper). Soon, I met Carrie and her daughter, Bri, at a Starbucks for our first ever consult and the rest, as they say, is history. On July 20, 2012, I was honored to style Bri, my “original Bride’s” Winter Park Farmers Market reception.

You are so stinkin creative, how do you dream up these magically creative ideas? Is there anything that inspires you to create a piece ? 

First of all, I love that you used the word ‘stinkin’ in this interview. It happens to be a regular in my vocabulary! I wish that I had a direct answer to the question of how I imagine new ideas for rustic and vintage weddings. Honestly, they just come to me. My brain never shuts off and new concepts hit me anywhere, anytime. Sometimes while I am on the treadmill, sometimes while shopping, sometimes while driving. I can say that the vast majority of my inspiration comes from my background in both retail and home interiors. I think that my previous experience in staging and visual merchandising sets the tone for the weddings that I create. I want my couples as well as their guests to become completely immersed in the aesthetic experience of a 2+Hue wedding.

How would you describe your ideal bride?

My ideal bride has guts! She is not afraid to push the traditional envelope of what a wedding typically looks like. Despite the fact that my furnishings often take center stage, it makes my heart sing when I am given the creative freedom to design completely personalized features for a wedding. Currently, I am working on a huge installation piece inspired by a famous retail store display for one of my September brides. She dreamed of such an aesthetic but brushed it off as being too cumbersome to achieve. I saw absolutely no reason why she should not have exactly what she wanted; thus, I am thrilled to make that come to life for her! It is always a plus when I ask a bride where her favorite place to shop is and she answers decisively with, “Anthropoloige”! I know at that point that we are destined to work together.

So tell me about some services you offer besides vintage furniture rental.

As I mentioned previously, furniture rental – to me – is a small portion of what 2+Hue is really about. What seriously excites me is the wedding styling service that we offer. In its simplest form, styling is when I arrive at the venue at least two hours prior to a wedding/reception and transform it from a blank canvas to the exact manifestation of a particular bride’s dream wedding. The styling process begins months before a wedding with consultations, on-site venue meetings, and countless inspiration brainstorming emails and phone calls. I discover what my bride’s absolute dream visuals are for her wedding and I make sure that when she arrives to say “I do”, that everything she wished for is in place. From huge suspended pieces to tiny handmade linen monogrammed bunting, the personalized touches completely make a wedding. In the 5 months since 2+Hue’s inception, I have discovered that brides have somehow been convinced that their dream wedding exists only in the pages of a magazine or the posts of a blog. So not true! I can, and do, make their day every bit as amazing as they had hoped.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my job is the elation that my brides experience when it hits them that they can really have the wedding of their dreams. I am blessed to be able to do what I absolutely love doing and make so many people happy in the process. My job is incredibly rewarding, intensely challenging, and hopefully inspiring. In my opinion, it’s so much better than swimming with that whale!vintage wedding rental photography central florida wedding rentalwedding rental furniture table settingvintage wedding rentalvintage tea party weddingwedding donuts styledwedding vintage table settingvintage wedding tea partysilver tea settingAnd here’s Sarah…..Sarah wedding stylistSarah and her beautiful daughter <3mom and her daughter

  • August 13, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    Tammy Benson - Sarah, is by far, the most fun & unique individual I’ve had the privledge to know. To say she thinks outside the box would be an understatement. There is no box. Her creativity shines not just in these pictures, but in her everyday life. I dare someone to tell her something can’t be done. She has discovered her true calling, which is helping others dream big. I’m so stinkin’ proud of you, Sarah! XOXOReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    Mike Cruz - Cypress Grove Estate House - I loved looking at this! I only met her last week and I’m already a fan!ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    Sarah - Thank you so much, Amalie, for featuring my little company that could on your blog. Thanks also to Tammy and Mike for your kind words!ReplyCancel

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