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Weddings & Private Events at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Weddings, Teas, Business and Group Rentals at Edison Ford

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On August 2nd

     The beautiful estates of Edison and Ford, the Museum’s new West Porch and the gardens have become very popular spots for gatherings of families, groups and businesses.  It is a great way to add an interesting twist, some history and a lot of beauty for any event or activity.

“We are honored that families want to spend their most special days at Edison Ford.  Couples have exchanged vows, popped the question, taken engagement photos and visited the Edison & Ford Winter Estates to mark their anniversaries,” says Cori Cramsey, Events Coordinator at Edison Ford.  As the Events Coordinator, Cori carefully manages wedding ceremonies, family photos, events and lunch tours.  Edison Ford is a stunning backdrop for significant moments.  Whether you are thinking about a large ceremony or a small one, a wedding reception, baby photos or special events for groups or families, Edison Ford has everything to offer.

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July’s issue of Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated Magazine used Edison Ford for their photography for a Fall clothing feature.  Edison Ford was sought out by the magazines’ editors because of all the unique locations for stunning photography.  No place else offers historical homes, gardens and beautiful trees to serve as a gorgeous backdrop for many of life’s important events. Business groups can also schedule retreats at Edison Ford to conduct meetings and learn some local history.  Most buildings have Wi-Fi and internet. The Museum’s new West Porch is also a great spot for after-hours refreshments and tours of the museum.

Cori recently received her Certified Wedding Planner credentials and is ready to schedule your event at Edison Ford.

Contact Cori Cramsey at 239-334-7419 or ccramsey@edisonfordwinterestates.org for more information.


Ceremony Decor | Southwest Florida Weddings

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On June 29th

When planning a wedding, arches and wedding decor are often a great way to add personal and beautiful touches to your ceremony site. Luckily, at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, you don’t need to add much due to our beautiful gardens. However, adding an arch in the Coconut Groves or  floral arrangements on the aisle of the Royal Palm Allee can be the perfect finishing touch. A decorated ceremony site not only allows the bride to get creative but it also sets the tone for the wedding. Check out some of our favorite decor we’ve seen done here on our property.


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Check out some of our favorite rental companies for wedding decor!

Connie Duglin Specialty Linens /  239-593-0398/ www.cdlinen.com 

Sweet Southern Charm/ 239-872-5477 /  www.sweetsoutherncharm.org

Weddings in Paradise / 239-645-2388/ www.swflbeachweddings.com 


Emilie & Ryan’s Spring Wedding | Fort Myers Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On August 26th

Emilie and Ryan decided to celebrate their wedding day with us at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. It was a beautiful, classic spring wedding with bright colors and a vintage twist. They chose to get married in front of the Mysore Fig surrounded by friends and family. Emilie and Ryan did a first look, seeing each before the wedding ceremony. It was a sweet and private moment that calmed their wedding worries before saying ‘I do’. Check out their first look photos and the rest of their wedding taken by Luminaire Foto!














Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Wedding Photographer: Luminaire Foto / 239-848-8927 / www.luminairefoto.com

Florist: Charlotte County Floral / 941-575-4441 / www.charlottecountyflowers.com




Cakes & Sweets

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On August 6th

Brides are looking to dazzle their guests with more than just taste, they want their cakes to reflect their wedding theme or to represent a piece of themselves. Some brides even skip the cake altogether and choose to have cupcakes or petit fours instead. For the bride with a sweet tooth, adding a desert bar along with their cake is a fun and creative way for their guests to enjoy dessert all night long! Check out some of our favorite cakes and dessert bars.

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Cocktail Hour in the Coconut Grove

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 23rd

Edison & Ford Winter Estates has been chosen by many couples as their wedding ceremony location. In addition to wedding ceremonies, Edison & Ford Winter Estates can also provide an outdoor cocktail hour in our tropical Coconut Grove with the bar provided by the Marina at Edison Ford. The Marina at Edison Ford is conveniently located right next door to Edison & Ford Winter Estates and provides a beautiful reception room located along the Caloosahatchee River. To learn more or to set up a site walk of our property, contact the Edison Ford Events Department at 239-334-7419 or weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates/ 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

The Marina At Edison Ford/  239-245-7320 / http://www.marinaedisonford.com

Wedding Bouquets

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 17th

Flowers are essential to any wedding. Who doesn’t love seeing the bride’s bouquet when she’s walking down the aisle? While bouquets are a fun way to get creative, they can also be very expensive. The best way to save money on bouquets is to pick flowers that are in season when you are getting married. To give you a few ideas, check out the flowers and the bouquets that our brides have done in the past here at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Calla Lilies 

Calla Lilies are unique flowers that can really stand out in your bouquet! The best time of year to choose Calla lilies is in the spring or summer when they are blooming.

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Orchids are available year-round and can add a unique touch to your bouquet. These pretty flowers were also a favorite of Mina Edison’s!

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Peonies are a beautiful, romantic flower to add to your bouquet. The best time of year to get peonies is in the springtime!


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Hydrangeas are simple, elegant flowers. They pair well with many other flowers but also look beautiful in bouquet by themselves.

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Daisies are fun and playful flowers that come in multiple different colors. Daisies bloom in the spring and summer.

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Roses have always been a favorite among brides, a true symbol of romance. These timeless and romantic flowers come in variety of different colors. They are also available year round making them an easy choice for many brides.


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Lastly, don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle your bouquet! There are many different and fun ways that a bride can add a little glamor into her bouquet, whether it be in a small or flashy way, it’s guaranteed to make your bouquet stand out.

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Edison Ford’s favorite flower shops are:

Fort Myers Floral Designs / 239-278-0770 / www.fortmyersfloraldesigns.com

JH Designs / 239-277-0544 / www.jhdesigns.invitations.com

Lyfe of The Party, LLC / 239-593-5433 / www.lyfeoftheparty.com

Patty’s Flower Shop / 239-549-5985 / www.pattysflowershop.com

Planned Perfection / 239-939-7765 / www.PlannedPerfection.com

Signature Florals LLC / 239-437-2860 / www.signature-florals.com

Erica & John | Fort Myers Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 2nd

Erica and John were a fun-loving couple that couldn’t wait to get married and celebrate their special day with family and friends at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Erica and John got married in front of the Caloosahatchee River. They couldn’t have asked for a better day with the beautiful breeze coming from the river. Check out photos from Erica and John’s gorgeous wedding taken by Tiffany Kelly from TRK Photography.


















Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Photographer: TRK Photographer / 239-829-0380 / www.trkphotography.com

Flowers: Patty’s Flower Shop / 239-549-5985 / www.pattysflowershop.com


Bridesmaids Dresses | Southwest Florida Weddings

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On June 23rd

In the past, when it comes to picking out bridesmaid dresses, bridesmaid dresses have always been the same to match perfectly from one bridesmaid to another. Now, we see that the dresses can all be different as long as they are coordinated to the colors and theme of a wedding. This allows bridesmaid’s to show their personal style and feel comfortable, just like everyone should at a wedding. Take a look at the bridesmaid dresses we have seen at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

1. Mismatched Dresses

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Having bridesmaids choose their own style of dress is becoming an increasing trend. Many brides will pick out the color of dress and then have her bridesmaids to chose any fit, allowing them to show off their own sense of style.

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Having bridesmaids in the same style but in different colors is another popular and fun trend!


2. Short Dresses



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Short dresses are perfect for a sunny Southwest Florida wedding!


3. Black Dresses

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Black is a classic and timeless color that looks great on every girl and allows the bride to really stand out. Brides have chosen to keep the black dresses simple or dressing them up by adding a pop of color with the girl’s shoes.


4. Comfortable or Trendy Shoes

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Wearing comfortable shoes is a must for an outdoor wedding and your bridesmaids will thank you for it. However, if you want a less casual look, a small heel with a fun pattern is also a great choice for your bridesmaids.



Kelly and Eric’s Southern Style Wedding | Fort Myers Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On June 11th

Kelly and Eric recently got married in March at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, choosing to have their destination wedding here in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. The couple had an elegant southern style wedding in our Royal Palm Allee, with everything from a Model T to a wine box ceremony. Check out photos from Kelly and Eric’s ceremony taken by photographer, Hunter Ryan Photo.
















Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Wedding Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo / 704-966-9859 / www.hunterryanphoto.com

Old Car Rental: Model T Chauffeur Services / 239-694-3969 / www.modeltchauffeur.com

Southern Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm / www.sweetsoutherncharm.org


Joelle and Dylan’s Vintage Engagment | Fort Myers Photography

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On May 28th

Joelle and Dylan recently had their engagement photo-shoot here at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The photo-shoot was youthful and vibrant as the couple used the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, for their inspiration. Joelle and Dylan were a joy to work with and we wish them nothing but happiness on their engagement. Check out their photos taken by Sarah Crooks.


static.squarespace.comVenue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

Photographer: Sarah Crooks Photography / sarah@sarahcrooksphotography.com /  http://www.sarahcrooksphotography.com/