A grand and elegant Florida wedding

Good morning all, today I’m really happy to share Catrece & Bob’s Florida antique-themed wedding with you. Shot by Andi Diamond Photography, this wedding is truly unique with details and decor plucked straight from another era. I love how Catrece and Bob have really done things their way – I’ll hand over to their photographer, Andi, to share her perspective on this truly original wedding: 

Catrece and Bob’s love is a testament to time, in more ways than one! After meeting by chance through Catrece’s father, the two went on their first date in 2008 and have been inseparable ever since. Bob proposed to Catrece in Ashville, North Carolina on December 12th, 2011 at the Biltmore estate. “Bob wanted a place that would stand the test of time,” says Catrice. “This is the reason he picked the Biltmore to propose because the Biltmore has been around since the 1880s.”

“From the start of planning their wedding, Catrece and Bob knew they wanted their wedding to be different than every other they had been to. Their quest was to be unique and think of something outside of the box that would wow their guest and make it an experience they would never forget.”

“I was the editor for my high school yearbook and for my senior year the theme for the yearbook was “Time Marches On,” says Catrece. “At that time, I had no clue that I would marry someone that was an avid collector of antique pocket watches and clocks. Bob’s love of these timepieces just had to be incorporated into our wedding. So what better way to do this then to use clocks set to different hours as the table numbers? We made the escort cards to look like clocks and everyone was assigned to a table by an hour that we set on the clocks.”

Not only was time an important factor when planning their wedding, but the influence of New Orleans, Louisiana was as well.

“I have always loved NOLA and wanted to use special touches to represent my family that live in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. I have been going to New Orleans since I was little and there are very few Mardi Gras I have missed. The fleur-de-lis symbol was used on our wedding invitations, to decorate the cake table, I had a fleur-de-lis brooch in my bouquet and the symbol on the wedding favors for our guest.”

Images © Andi Diamond Photography

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Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography
Caterer: Amici’s Catered Cuisine
Floral Designer: Events in Bloom Florida
Reception Venue: Kapok Special Events
Cinema and Video: VH Video
Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Cake Designer: A Better Cheesecake
Band: Bay Kings Band
Linens and Coverings: First Class Rentals of Tampa Bay
Makeup Artist: Collective Creations

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