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Weddings & Private Events at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison Ford Wedding: Nicole & Philip | Fort Myers Wedding Venues

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 15th

This video slideshow of Nicole & Philip’s wedding at the Mysore Fig Tree at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is so full of joy!  The talented Impressions Photography never ceases to amaze us with the way they capture the beauty of our property and the emotions of our couples.  This video is so fun, you’ll wish you were there!

Wedding Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Photography: Impressions Photography / 239-437-1838 / www.impress-photo.com
Officiant: Florida Weddings Online / 239-728-2592 / www.floridaweddingsonline.com

Love Letter Wine Box | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 1st

Here’s a wedding ceremony idea that is sure to wet your guests’ eyes: Sealing the wine box with love letters or vows.

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Before the wedding, the bride and groom should take time to write a letter to themselves explaining what it is they love so much about their betrothed and why they are getting married. During the ceremony, it is explained to their guests and each private letter sealed and placed in a box with a bottle of wine.  If ever the couple finds their relationship facing hardship, the box and the wine should be opened, and each should take a glass of wine their own letters and read them privately to remind themselves of their love and commitment.  If the box remains unopened for 10 years, it should be opened in celebration on the couple’s 10th anniversary.

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Alternatively, the couple can each write love letters to one another or write out their personalize vows.  The box with a bottle of wine is sealed after the ring ceremony, and is placed in their home to serve as a reminder of their love and commitment to one another. They can open it on their 5th wedding anniversary, each reading the love letter or vows from the other, while enjoying the wine.

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

Christina Bowman Love Letter Wine Box | Wedding Ceremony IdeasChristina 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

Photos by Jamie Lee Photography and  Matt Steeves PhotographyPreferred Vendors of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Few things are as classic as a white wedding.  With moderate touches of plum in the bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties, Trish & Rory’s January Florida wedding at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, was the perfect balance of elegance and fun.  Enjoy these photos of their perfect day as captured by Edison Ford preferred vendor, Luminaire Foto.

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

Wedding Photography: Luminaire Foto / 239-848-8926 or 239-848-8927 / www.luminairefoto.com

DIY Home Town Wedding: Laura & Tyler | Fort Myers Wedding Venues

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On May 14th

 

Laura and Tyler got hitched last April in the Coconut Grove at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, overlooking the Caloosahatchee River and held their reception in Laura’s parents’ backyard.  We just love their DIY style!  Edison Ford Preferred Photographer, Matt Steeves captured these amazing photos of the event.

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Wedding Ceremony: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Wedding Reception: Private Residence
Wedding Photography: Matt Steeves / 239-246-1707 / www.mattsteeves.com / matt@mattsteeves.com
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Fabulously Chic Weddings / 239-565-0415 / www.fabchicweddings.com / courtney@fabchicweddings.com

Tree Wedding: Cortney & Ron | Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On May 9th

Cortney & Ron planned their Fort Myers, Florida destination wedding from Ohio.  In February, who wouldn’t want to leave the midwest and soak up some sun for a Florida wedding?  Enjoy these beautiful images of their wedding at the Mysore Fig Tree from Edison Ford Preferred Photographer, Joe Cappasso.

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Wedding Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239-334-7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Wedding Photographer: Joe Capasso Photography / 239-273-4977 / www.joecapasso.com
Wedding Florist: JH Designs / 239-277-0544 / www.jhdesigns.invitations.com

The Wine Ceremony | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On May 5th

If you are looking for wedding ceremony ideas to make your wedding ceremony special, consider including a wine ceremony.

In a wine ceremony the couple gives each other a drink of wine from the same glass after the rings are exchanged.  It serves as a reminder that although one may perceive the wine as sweet, and the other as dry, being right is not more important than being happy.  By putting one’s commitment to love first, their lives will grow deeper and richer like a rare and fine wine.

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

Christina Bowman 240x300 The Wine Ceremony | Wedding Ceremony IdeasChristina 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

Photo by Matt Steeves Photography, a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

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.  no look wedding exchange love letters estate wedding Lindsay & Rays Aviation Themed Wedding | Fort Myers Wedding VenueNot 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 Makeup: The Dos & Donts for a Florida Wedding

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