What happens when two wedding planners mix their favorite princess movie with the love of all things Disney? A Disney Princess and the Frog wedding theme styled shoot of course!
The wedding planning team who put together this inspiration shoot are Emma and Jessica with Rêverie Events by Jessica Renee. When we asked about where the theme came from, Jessica shared, “Emma’s favorite Disney movie is The Princess and the Frog. Jessica loves all things Disney. Put them together with a little sprinkle of pixie dust and you get a trip down the bayou in New Orleans.”
After choosing the theme, step one is the venue! Paddlefish is a true Central Florida paddle boat wedding venue. Why did they choose Paddlefish?
- Disney theme + Disney property = win win for prospective Disney-inspired couples
- The Paddlefish restaurant is a paddle ship, similar to the ship shown in The Princess and the Frog movie
- Private event space on the 3rd deck perfectly fit for a micro wedding
Wedding Venue Map Tip: If a true Disney wedding isn’t in cards or in the budget, consider celebrating at one of the area restaurants or hotels. Their relationships with Disney often allow for character appearances at your wedding!
Hear from our planners how they tied the Princess and the Frog wedding theme throughout the entire shoot.
Theme & Decor
This micro wedding styled shoot was inspired by Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. We kept the ceremony decor pretty simple with just a floral garland mounted to the railing of the private deck of Paddlefish, capturing the essence with the view of Disney Springs and the Saratoga Springs Resort.
We also utilized the venue’s existing chairs for seating which is a great saving for the couple. The venue’s existing tables and chairs were perfect to set for a total of 20 guests for a reception in the indoor space…social distancing approved.
By setting 2 long tables for 10 guests, we were able to showcase various floral centerpieces, united with a delicate table runner, slim green garland, and mismatched candles.
The place settings were modern “froggy”, with a copper geo charger, reminiscent of a lily pad, and mismatched green goblets from Treasury Rentals.
Let’s not forget the stationary! The custom menus and place cards (which are totally symbolic of a frog’s tongue) made our table fit for a princess.
As for the dessert display, we featured a flower wall from Orlando Flower Walls that just leaped off the theme from our dining tables…beignets included of course.
The flowers sourced from Orlando Wholesale Flowers and both chosen and designed by Le Fleur Atelier reminded us of the beauty that could be found in the bayou down in New Orleans. The look was lovingly referred to as “elegant swamp”.
Our bride’s bouquet included hints of pink and purple blooms, but the star of the bunch were these Silver Brunia Balls that resembled little frog toes! Adding a few phiesmeralda leaves gave us the feel of flowers floating on a lovely lily pad.
We continued the theme throughout the guest tables with a few beautiful green glass vases filled with the same blooms, and an added slim green garland gave the finishing touches.
A few of our favorite personal touches that make this shoot perfectly Tiana: the venue was Paddlefish in Disney Springs. We know our Disney brides would appreciate being on Disney property without the hustle and bustle and the price tag of a DFTW. Not to mention that there’s a scene in the Princess and the Frog movie where they are on a ship, just like Paddlefish.
As if that wasn’t enough, The Moxie Workshop created the most detailed invitation suite complete with a drawing of Paddlefish itself.
To top it all off, the Best in Brass New Orleans style brass band provided entertainment, bringing our vision full circle.
Watching the bride and groom dance to a live performance of “Almost There” among other NOLA hits was so surreal.
The main focal point of the Princess and the Frog wedding themed shoot was our beautiful bride and her gorgeous Tiana inspired gown, provided by Lily’s Bridal. Newly released from the Allure x Disney Weddings bridal collection, the strapless “Tiana” gown was a key element. As described by Allure: Our Tiana-inspired gown evokes the opulence and elegance of the Jazz Age.
The slender silhouette with a strapless, sweetheart neckline gives this dress a gorgeous and understated beauty. Delicate and sweet; tiers of soft tulle and Alencon lace cascade the length of this gown– very modern with vintage flair.
We kept any jewelry or accessories pretty minimal and simplistic so as not to muddle the gown.
The Bella by Yanice beauty team glammed up our bride with a simple loose low updo and fresh wedding day makeup with some subtle hints of greens in the eyes.
The groom’s ocean blue peak lapel slim fit suit is designed by Leonardo Cordero Suria. As described by the shop, Leonardo 5th Avenue, the suit wants to evoke the tropical color of the Caribbean beaches while still being relevant and fashionable at any time or occasion. Paired with a light green bowtie and an “elegantly swampy” boutonniere, Prince Naveen would be proud.
Elegantly swampy and romantically intimate, this micro wedding is perfect for a Disney inspired couple with a little swing in their step.
Our featured Wedding Venue Map trusted vendors in the shoot:
Floral Designer: Le Fleur Atelier
Flower Wall: Orlando Flower Walls
Special thanks to all the other vendors that participated in the shoot:
Planning & Design: Rêverie Events by Jessica Renee
Photographer: Emma Anne Photography
Videographer: Ben Jimenez Video
Flowers: Orlando Wholesale Florist
Tabletop Rentals: Treasury Rentals
Stationary & Signage: The Moxie Workshop
Cake & Desserts: The Unorthodox Baker
Entertainment: Best in Brass
Hair & Makeup: Bella by Yanice
Bridal Boutique: Lily’s Bridal
Dress: Allure x Disney Weddings
Menswear: Leonardo 5th Avenue