Mike & Melissa | Super crafty, super cool wedding | 1903 Hontoon Deland

What would you do if you had 1000 hand made origami cranes hanging out side, hundreds of hand picked plates, table clothes, and succulents planted in vintage cans in hopes of your beautiful day?   Or if you had a amazing place on a lake, chairs and details all set up in the hope that the warm afternoon sun will provide a beautiful backdrop for the vision you have worked so hard on for over a year?  How would you react if the first rain in what feels like months decides to let loose on your big day?   I can’t tell you exactly how I would react but I like to think it would be like this awesome couple Mike and Melissa.  How did they react?  By laughing, dancing, celebrating, throwing an fun party, and did I say laughing?  There was a lot of that.  Mike’s warm smile and Melissa’s laugh were contagious.  The details were not lost with the rain, quite the contrary, I think that the weather provided a beautiful setting for a couple who did everything themselves starting with the candy bar instead of a traditional cake and ending with a quilt that will be made by Melissa with the names of all the guests.  Yes, this was truly a display of two people in love, planning on taking things as they come and only as they come.  I am honored to have been a part of this life lesson, we can only control what we can, and at everything else we just have to laugh.  Mr. and Mrs. McQuinn, here’s to you! XOXO~ Amalie

I am also so honored that their beautiful wedding was featured on Rock N’ Roll Bride, woot, woot for creative brides!Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photography

Love the first look ❤
Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyMelissa made her own wedding dress!  After the ceremony Melissa and her mom cut the dress, yes I said cut and made it tea length for a night filled with dancing!Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyObsessed with this succulent bouquet. Mike and Melissa had been growing these succulents for the past 4 years in their garden, Ahhhhhh-ma-zing. Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photography I love Melissa’s smile, pure excitement and so honest.Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photography

Orlando weddings photographyIn leu of cake Melissa made a “cake” out of styrofoam, moss and a little bit of crafting paper to look like a redwood tree trunk and filled it with yummy lollipops. Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyI could not stop taking pictures of the centerpieces, every one was so different and so unique.Orlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyOrlando weddings photographyThis is my favorite shot of the night!
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