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Lindsay & Ray’s Aviation Themed Wedding | Fort Myers Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 27th

When a flight attendant marries an Air Force man, an aviation themed wedding is inevitable.  Lindsay and Ray hired Courtney Shaw of Fabulously Chic Events to plan their February destination wedding at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.  aviation themed weddingNot wanting to see his bride before the wedding ceremony, Ray and Lindsay shared love letters during what we like to call a “no glimpse.”  The couple stood on opposite sides of the Ford chimney and shared a moment

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Wedding Photographer: Matt Steeves / 239-246-1707 / www.mattsteeves.com
Equipment Rentals: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com
Wedding Flowers: Libby’s Flowers
Reception DJ: Stereophonic DJs
Wedding Cake: Publix Bakery

Purple Wedding: Jenyfer & Dan

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 17th

Here’s another fabulous wedding shot by Fort Myers wedding photographer,  Photography by Jerri Lynn!  Jenyfer and Dan chose purple to color their April wedding at the Edison Ford. The happy couple pledged their commitment to one another in the Royal Palm Allee and then invited family and friends to join them for a tree planting ceremony.

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.orgWedding
Photography: Photography by Jerri Lynn / 239.989.7032 / www.photographybyjerrilynn.com

Wedding Makeup: The Dos & Don’ts for a Florida Wedding

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 11th

by Dani Taverna, Duality Artistry

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With the allure of warm weather and beautiful, sandy beaches, brides all over the world dream of a Florida destination wedding.  It’s no secret that Florida can be hot and humid all year long; so, I’ll share with you my Wedding Makeup Dos & Don’ts along with some tips on how your makeup application needs to change to accommodate Florida’s unique climate.

My top 5 Dos and Don’ts:

• DO wear a UVA/UVB, spf 30 on your face and body every day upon arrival to Florida.

• DO use bronzers on your face and body for a healthy, bronze glow.

• DON’T spray tan for the first time the day before your wedding.  Experiment with different tones and get sprayed at least five days before your big event.

• DO schedule waxing and facials to be done at least 3 days before your weddingExfoliate the night before with a gentle, nonabrasive face wash.

• DON’T forget to drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated!

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In Florida’s hot, humid sun, it’s all about primers for eyes, face and lips!  Using primers under your foundation gives longevity to makeup, smooths skin’s texture and
minimizes pores. I prefer an oil free primer for most skin types. Priming your eye lids from the lash line to brow will hold powders in place (no creasing) and your shadows will
appear more vibrant.  Apply primer to your lips to keep lipstick from feathering or bleeding.

Prone to crying?  Use waterproof mascara and eyeliner.  Choose brown or purple for more natural look.  Black can be a bit harsh in photos.

Beach weddings can be breezy, so use very little gloss if wearing a veil.

Be confident with your look and say I DO!

A little bit about Dani & Duality Artistry wedding make up artist

Duality Artistry™…is a premier makeup artistry company based in, but not limited to, Southwest Florida.  The founder and makeup artist, Dani Taverna, developed her passion for art and fashion while studying in Florence, Italy, and her talent for makeup artistry followed.  Dani has worked as a regional and national makeup artist, traveling around the United States with innovative cosmetic lines for the past 12 years.

Dani Taverna, along with the Duality Artistry™ team, stays on the cutting edge of makeup and fashion and specializes in fashion, photography, print, special occasion and wedding makeup, Duality Artistry™ is associated with and doing makeup for Miami Beach International Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, K.Hendrix, Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business, Uptowner magazines and DMA cosmetics, just to name a few.

Duality Artistry is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Hipster Wedding: Carmen & Alex | Fort Myers Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 9th

 

Two very stylish hipsters, Carmen & Alex, had the good taste to choose the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for their intimate summer wedding.  Braving the warm August weather, Alex sported a khaki linen suit and Carmen flaunted a gorgeous pink strapless wedding gown and a pair of cowboy boots!  Take a gander at these images of this hipster wedding at the big Mysore Fig Tree  from McLogan Photography; we are certain you’ll think these guys look cool!

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Florida Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Florida Wedding Photography: McLogan Photography / 239-287-3888 / www.mcloganphoto.comCeremony Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239-768-6393 / www.creativeevents1.com

Joining Two Families | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 6th

For second marriages or when there are children from a previous relationship, joining the entire family during the wedding ceremony is important.

Here are some wedding ceremony ideas that involve children.

  • The couple may take vows regarding the children
  • A token of love may be presented to the children to commemorate the occasion
  • A sand ceremony may be performed that includes a color of sand for each member of the new household

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Personalizing your ceremony can be a collaborative effort with your officiate.  For more wedding ceremony ideas, visit www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com.

Wedding Officiant JOP OfficiateChristina Phelps Bowman is the creator of Beautiful Ceremonies, and has been performing weddings for over two decades.  Each ceremony is customized for the specific couple, reflecting their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs.  She is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Beautiful Ceremonies / 239-561-8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net

 

Estate Wedding: Casey & Tate | Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 2nd

Fort Myers natives, Casey & Tate, knew they wanted to get married in their hometown.  The Edison Ford was the perfect fit for the estate wedding they dreamed of.  Casey’s older sister was married at the Fort Myers wedding venue years prior in the Royal Palm Allee.  Wanting to do things a little differently, Casey chose the majestic Mysore Fig Tree as her ceremony back drop.  Enjoy these amazing photos from New Ground Photography, a preferred vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.garden wedding florida

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Estate Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Wedding Planner: Jet Set Wed / 239-410-0661 / www.jetsetwedstyle.com
Wedding Photographers: New Ground Photography / 239.449.8897 / www.newgroundphotography.com
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Florist: Signature Florals LLC / 239-437-2860 / www.signature-florals.com
Event Rentals: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com
Catering: Jordan Webster Catering / 239-437-6200 / websterjg@aol.com
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Yum Yum Cakes /239-939-2253 / www.yumyumcakes.com
Vintage Furniture Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm / 239-872-5477 / www.sweetsoutherncharm.org
Table Runners: Connie Duglin Specialty Linens /239-593-0389 /www.cdlinen.com