Have you dreamed of having the perfect Florida fairy tale castle wedding since you were young?
The good news is, you don’t have to look farther than one of our very own Central Florida wedding venues, The Howey Mansion, to bring that vision to life. Creating your special fairy tale inspired day can take a special team to produce the perfect dreamy wedding for you and your partner.
A team of local wedding professionals came together to create this epic styled photoshoot to inspire couples planning their castle themed wedding. Read more below on what inspired the designs.
“When your city has a one of a kind stunning wedding venue, this 20-room mansion that was built in 1925 by the community’s founder, William J. Howey, and is surrounded by 15 acres of carefully landscaped greenery, a true architectural gem of Central Florida, you have to bring the best team to design the best Fairytale Castle Wedding.
So we gathered the best among Orlando wedding vendors and planned the most dramatic, epic, opulent wedding concept shoot with lilac and lavender colors – Modern Princess Inspired Concept Shoot!” – Lazzat Photography
Flourish Creative Designs
“I really wanted to do something a little different than the normal “recent trends” that we’ve been seeing so much of lately! While they’re beautiful as well, I really loved Lazzat’s vision for this modern-day, epic princess shoot and just knew I wanted to be a part of it!
I could already envision what I wanted to design from our initial conversation, and I always love getting to work with new vendors in the Central Florida area! Flourish Creative Designs provided a full invitation suite.
Lazzat shared a great mood board that helped to inspire my vision for this suite. The bold, rich color pallet, paired with the elegance of the Howey Mansion is really what helped to inspire this look!
Depending on the number of pieces included in the suite, and the quantity ordered, this look would range anywhere from $3.50 to $6.50 per invitation suite however, we like to work with our couples to design their perfect invitations while working within their budget!” – Flourish Creative Designs
No fairy tale wedding could come to life without a dress fit for a true princess and a classic tuxedo to turn anyone into prince charming.
The team at Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique dressed the bride in a beautiful ball gown complete with a cathedral veil and fitted the groom with a white tuxedo accompanied by a black bowtie.
Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique
“We chose to get involved with this styled shoot because we love working with other vendors in the industry who are just as passionate as we are. The results of this shoot surpassed all expectations and we definitely made the right decision to partner with these talented vendors.
Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique provided a stunning Allure Bridal Gown with jewels and beads fit for royalty with a gorgeous veil to match. They also made sure prince charming was dressed to the nines to greet his true love. What could be more glamorous and royal than a white tux?
The inspiration was a modern princess. We wanted to provide the gauzy fairytale-like elements to the fashions but with a modern twist and I think we accomplished that. When Lazzat called us with the idea there were a few dresses we had in mind. We have so many beautiful gowns to choose from but this alluring gown was perfect for the model and the look we were aiming for.
The combined total of the bride and groom’s fashions would be about $3,000 most of that being the bride’s dress, veil, and accessories. Being Nikki’s bride comes with lots of perks since we can dress the entire wedding party, we offer discounts on a tuxedo and suit rentals as well as our bridal accessories, bridesmaids and mother’s dresses.” – Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique
Ever After Beauty
“I was honored to be a part of such an epic styled shoot with such amazing vendors. I love getting to connect and meet vendors any chance I get!
My team and I provided hair and makeup services for this styled shoot. The hair and makeup were modern princess-inspired.
All beauty sessions are a personalized experience for each bride. Upon signing our contact form on our website, you can receive a custom quote from me!”
“Among many unique features, the Howey Mansion has to offer, the one that stands out is the EPIC Staircase!
The one that you dream to walk down to marry the love of your life, the one that’s the highlight of your venue, the one that no one ever forgets, and our bride and groom, a real couple, Victoria and Brandon, did their first look on this staircase.” – Lazzat Photography
While the staircase at The Howey Mansion is one of the most unforgettable spots on the property, with all of the historic and unique characteristics there are countless special photo opportunities for wedding portraits.
Wedding Venue Map Tip: Uplighting isn’t only for your reception space! The use of uniquely colored uplighting in different spaces of your wedding venue can give just the right subtle or bold touch to make it an extra special wedding portrait.
Dream Designs Florist
“Lazzat Photography expressed such excitement for the project that I couldn’t resist! Plus the Howey Mansion is a quintessential Florida wedding venue encompassing everything that is grand and historic for a Modern Princess Inspired Shoot. Also, it allowed me to get to work along with other fantastic vendors whom I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Dream designs florist provided cake floral and cake table décor vignette, focal centerpiece, individual place card setting blossoms, a groom’s boutonniere and bridal bouquet, as well as flat lays for the detail photos of the invitations.
As the theme was Modern Princess Inspired Concept Shoot, we wanted to create a look and feel with floral designs in all hues of lavender and purple for a princess style wedding.” – Dream Designs Florist
The investment for similar design and decor as this Florida fairy tale castle wedding with Dream Designs Florist would be as follows:
Cake Flowers: $75
Cake Table Décor vignette: $250
Focal centerpiece: $250 per table
Individual place card setting blossom: $2.50 for each place setting
Groom’s boutonniere: $20
Bridal Bouquet: $250
Flatlays for the detail photos of the invitations: $25
No Florida fairy tale castle wedding could go on without a breath-taking cake and display to match! The team at LuBelle’s Cakes provided this gorgeous cake with its unique gold hoop cake stand.
Wedding Venue Map Tip: When choosing the decorations for your cake and cake table, contact your florist to provide flowers that they match the rest of your floral designs throughout the reception space. The floral decor on this cake and cake table are a great example of this.
Your entire wedding day has been a dream come true Florida fairy tale castle wedding. How do you capture all of the magic in one day?
One way our vendors in this styled shoot chose to do so in a unique way is with a live painter that can capture any moment from the ceremony, reception, or even of the amazing venue itself.
“To top it all, imagine having an artist paint a moment from your Big Day… imagine the painting becoming a conversation piece in your home – Priceless!” – Karisa Briest
VIP Wedding Transportation
“Getting involved in a styled shoot is one of the best ways to advertise and market your products and services.
VIP Wedding Transportation provided our White Bentley Continental which fits in with the style of the photoshoot. The cost would range from $300 to $500 depending on locations and length of use.”
“All your memories will be captured by Luxe Filmography (videography) and Lazzat Photography team to relive this most magical day over and over for many generations to come.” – Lazzat Photography
“I chose to get involved in this styled shoot because weddings were put on hold due to Covid, but I didn’t want to discontinue working on my craft and meeting new vendors over the summer. I was also excited to do a styled shoot that perfectly fit my ideal luxury look.
I provided all the videography, both for the shoot itself, as well as some BTS footage of the vendors.
My inspiration was to create a very high end aesthetic like what you might see on Downton Abbey. I shot as much as possible on a tripod using static shots to help achieve this.
This is the same style I strive to achieve at every wedding. My current collections reflect this and start at $2800.” – Luxe Filmography
Bringing a Florida fairy tale castle wedding to life takes a team of vendors to create the magic behind the scenes. Our incredible Central Florida wedding venues and vendors are here to make your dream weddings come true, whether it’s a fairy tale wedding fit for royalty or any other theme you can imagine.
Video highlights: https://vimeo.com/456794535
Our featured Wedding Venue Map trusted vendors in the shoot:
Venue: The Howey Mansion
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation
Beauty: Ever After Beauty
Special thanks to all the other vendors that participated in the shoot:
Photographer: Lazzat Photography
Photography Lighting Assistant: Natasha Cocco
Cinema & Video: Luxe Filmography
Design, Floral, and Decor: Dream Designs Wedding Florist
Bakery: LuBelle’s Cakes
Calligrapher: Flourish Creative Designs
Wedding Gown: Nikki’s Glitz & Glam Boutique
Table Set-Up & Fabric: Braly Event Design
Model: Victoria Beard
Model: Brandon Lieber
Live Artist: Karisa Briest