Jamie & Josh’s Cross Creek Ranch Wedding | Amalie Orrange Photography

Driving to Cross Creek Ranch from our home in Orlando felt like we are on our way to the middle of nowhere, and that got me thinking.  What the middle of nowhere is for one is the center of life for another.  When wedding days happen, no matter where they happen, that time, that place and those people who partake are in the center of the universe.  To the couple getting married, even if the closest other person isn’t for miles, it wouldn’t matter.  The only thing that would matter is the love and the laughter and the friendship that only a wedding day could bring.

I saw first hand the center of the Universe for Jamie and Josh on their wedding day.  I saw the family gathered, the friends rejoicing, and the love that was being witnessed by all.  I saw the nerves, the smiles and the dances.  I saw old friends give speeches, I saw a mother dance with her son, and father dance with his little girl, I even saw a horse head photo-bomb the portraits.  Yes, even though it felt like a long drive for me, it did not feel far away at all.

These two love each other, that is apparent as soon as you meet them and I hope it is as apparent in the images that we took.  Their day was fun, laid back, and even had a bonfire for roasting marshmallows.  The beautiful Cross Creek Ranch could not have fit these two any better.  Yes, I have to say, this was right in the center of everything.  Jamie and Josh, thank you for inviting us in and letting us share this amazing day we will never forget it.

Here’s to Jamie and Josh: May wherever you to are be home, and may home always be the center of the Universe.

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Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Floral: Alta Fleura

Cake designer: Alessi Bakery

DJ: Harmonic Events

Catering: Hungry Harry’s

Brides gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids dresses: Vera Wang

Grooms Suit:  Jos. A. Banks

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Three frames from Jamie  & Josh’s Wedding at Cross Creek Ranch. Ahhh so in love! Cross Creek Ranch weddingCross Creek Ranch wedding Cross Creek Ranch weddingOrlando Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Photography | Photographer at Cross Creek Ranch 

Jamie & Josh’s Cross Creek Ranch Wedding | Details of Purple and Green

Everything about Jamie and Josh’s wedding was spectacular! From the beautiful venue of Cross Creek Ranch to the gorgeous bride Jamie and, the amazing purple and green details that Jamie worked so hard to put together. One word, PERFECTION!

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Laurin & Katie’s Cypress Grove Estate House Wedding | Amalie Orrange Photography

 As we arrived  to The Cypress Grove Estate House, Laurin & Katie’s  family and friends were setting up the final details, laughing and lighthearted as they did it.  Laurin, a DJ was taking the sound into his own hands, serious yet lighthearted.  Katie, up stairs hanging out with her friends, was calm and relaxed, taking in the memories that the day would provide.  You could tell even before the festivities started that these two would make this a great day.

Then there are the twists and turns and unexpected things that are bound to happen with any wedding day.  And seeing how couples react to this really tells me a lot about the character and love between couples.  Laurin and Katie met anything that happened with amazing resiliency and determination not to let it affect their big day.  I have endless admiration for these two, they met us with kind, warm and welcoming hearts, invited us in and let us be creative.  I think these pictures are only the tip of the insight of the love that these two share and we are eternally grateful that these two let us be a part of their big day.

Heres to Laurin and Katie, may your love forever spin like the turntables of DJ Sleazy McQueen.

XOXO~ Amalie & Jeff

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Venue – Cypress Grove Estate House
Cake – The Sugar Suite
Flowers – Dream Designs Florist
Catering- Big City Catering
Hair and Makeup – The Parlour Salon and Spa
Dress from- Solutions Bridal
Dress designer- Alyne by Rivini
Grooms and Groomsmen suits- H&M
Draping- Swag Decor

Laurin & Katie | 3 Frames | Cypress Grove Estate House

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Katie & Laurin’s blush and gray wedding details | Amalie Orrange Photography

Here are some of Laurin & Katie’s gorgeous blush and gray details from their Cypress Grove Estate House Wedding.Blush and gray wedding detailsOrlando Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Photography

Kristen & Andrew’s Orlando Wedding

It’s funny, sometimes when I sit to write a blog post I feel more pressure than shooting the actual wedding itself.  How can I sum up in words this amazing couple?  This couple that invited us into their lives, let us be a part of their day, let us have all the creative freedom we wanted and trusting us the whole time with no questions asked.  How do I describe the look that these two shared when the doors opened and Andrew saw his beautiful bride for the first time?  How can I even put into words the real true emotion that Kristen’s mother showed when her little girl walked out in her dress for the first time?  Or the way Uncle Val’s unfiltered speech moved everyone so much, or about how the family, so entrenched with tradition, broke out into a Polish song in their native language with the accompaniment of the accordion?

Yes, sometimes I put a lot of pressure on myself because I feel this story needs to be told.  Then I realize that the story has no business being told by me in writing.  I know that with a couple as kind and friendly and inviting as Andrew and Kristen, I could never do justice with words.  Kristen and Andrew, Amalie and I feel truly grateful to have crossed your paths, it is an amazing path.  I won’t try to sum any more of this incredible day up, no summary would do.  I hope you all enjoy looking at these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them.

Here’s to Kristen and Andrew, may the road you take always be the one with most laughter and joy. (An accordion accompaniment wouldn’t hurt either.)

XOXO~ Amalie & Jeff

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Ceremony: St. Thomas Aquinas

Reception: Maggianos

Flowers: The Flower Lady / Donna Maddox

DJ: White Rose Entertainment

Videography: Mavrik Weddings / Bryce Harrington

Brides Gown: Lily’s Bridal the Casablanca

Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Abby & Nick’s Winter Park Wedding

Meet Abby & Nick, who met inTallahassee, FL while they were both second year law students.  Nick, a die-hard gator fan and UF alum, transferred to FSU law after a year at Ole Miss.  His best friend and fraternity brother was in one of Abby’s law school classes and told Abby she needed to meet his friend who was transferring.  Jokingly, she said, if he’s an obnoxious Gator like you, this Seminole fan is not interested.  Little did she know, their mutual friend talked her up to Nick.  And, that entire summer they all hung out as friends. Their first date was October 24, 2008. I guess you can say, the rest is history.

How Nick proposed:  Nick and Abby both live in Jacksonville, FL.  After a year or so of renting a house with a group of guys, Nick was bit by the “house buying” bug.  Abby would walk through houses with him and comment on design ideas, etc.  At this point, Abby and Nick both knew that any house would one day become their home together.  Fast forward to actually buying a cute, 1960’s red brick house in Jacksonville.  After getting keys to the house, but before moving anything in, amidst drop cloths and paint cans in an empty living room, Nick got down on one knee, said that he wanted to start their life together there in that house. How stinkin sweet is that!

Jeff & I had such a great time with Abby & Nick and we wish them many years of happiness.

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Dyal

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Photographer Amalie Orrange Photography

Wedding planner: Kristen from Blush http://blushbbg.com

 Band : KTG Entertainment: http://www.ktgentertainment.com/

Florals: Apopka Florist: http://www.apopkaflorist.com/

 Catering Levan’s: http://levanscatering.com

Hair:Salon INXS: http://saloninxs.net/

Makeup: Nicole Larson: http://www.nicolelarsonmakeup.com/

Brides gown: The Bridal Shop: http://www.bridalshopavenues.com/,

Designer: Casablanca  Alterations & Customization by Martha Shump Designs

Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Designer Lynn Lugo

Groom & Groomsmen’s tuxes: Absolutely Fitting in Winter Park, FL