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Weddings & Private Events at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Intimate New Years Wedding: Amy & Bobby | Waterfront Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On March 18th

Amy & Bobby will forever mark the first day of the year as the first day of their marriage.  With only a small gathering of their closest family and friends, they said their vows on the Ford Riverside Lawn at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.  Even with an intimate affair, Amy & Bobby did not want to pass up the opportunity to personalize their wedding.  In the photos below, taken by Carrie from Imagine Photography of SW Florida, Amy & Bobby have a “first glimpse” of one another in the Moonlight Garden before Amy and her father are delivered to the ceremony via Model T.

Wedding Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / www.edisonfordwinterestates.org / weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Wedding Photography: Imagine Photography of SW Florida / 239.370.6348 / www.imaginephotographyswfl.com / CarrieErcolani@mac.com

Antique Wedding Car: Model T Chauffeur Services / 239.694.3969 / www.modeltchauffeur.com / info@modeltchauffeur.com

New Years Wedding: Andrea & Luis | Fort Myers Wedding Location

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On March 10th

Andrea & Luis rang in the new year with vows to love and cherish one another in their new lives as husband and wife.  Their waterfront wedding at Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ Coconut Grove was filled with elegant shades of lilac, plum, and lavender.  Mielke Photography captured the elegance of this romantic event.

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions/ / weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Ceremony Chair Rentals: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Wedding Photography: Mielke Photography / 239.481.3517 / www.mielkephotography.net / rosemartmielke@hotmail.com

Wedding Flowers: JH Designs / 239.277.0544 / www.jhdesigns.invitations.com / jhdesigns@embarqmail.com

Wedding Reception Venue: Royal Palm Yacht Club / 239.334.2176 / www.royal-palm-yacht-club.com / rpycbqt@embarqmail.com

Their Wedding Their Way: Amber & Kyle | Outdoor Florida Wedding Venue

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On February 19th

Fort Myers natives, Amber & Kyle, wanted their wedding to be a reflection of themselves, and that’s exactly what they got.  Last weekend, they were married in the Royal Palm Allee at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the event was anything but ordinary.  Matt Steeves blew us away with these incredible photographs.

The reception was held at the Edison Restaurant’s back patio and bar and more closely resembled the best party ever than a wedding reception.  There were no formal seating arrangements, no sit-down dinner.   Heavy hors d’oeuvres were served, including hand-passed corndogs and hamburger sliders.  Amber & Kyle shared their first dance on the golf course green (Amber was barefoot).  At one point, I heard Amber shouting, “Best wedding EVER!”  I’m not sure there could have been a wedding more perfectly suited for these two. 

Wedding Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions / weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Wedding Photography: Matt Steeves Photography / 239.246.1707 / www.mattsteeves.com / mattsteeves@me.com

Wedding Flowers: Fort Myers Florist / 239.931.0506

Cowboys Wed: Whitney & David | Outdoor Florida Weddings

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On October 19th

When Oklahoma State Alumni, Whitney and David, wed this October at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida, their “Cowboy” roots showed through (see the bridesmaids’ boots).   With relatives visiting Fort Myers from across the country and wedding photos of their grandparents’ weddings displayed, this autumn wedding was mostly about family.

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Wedding Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions / weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Wedding Photography: Audrey Snow Photography / 239.334.7669 / www.audreysnowphotography.com / audrey@audreysnowphotography.com

Wedding Arch & Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Flowers: Cape Coral Floral Designs / 239.772.3377 / www.capeflorist.com

When Life Hands You Lemons…

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On June 14th

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The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is teaming up with Studio Six Eleven Events and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to create a Lemonade Wedding Giveaway for a deserving couple that has come upon some sour times!   We are searching for the couple that wants to get married but may be faced with financial obsticals, job loss, health risks or other complicated situations beyond their control.

Step back into “Tropical Old Florida” at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and experience the beauty of Fort Myers that won the hearts of two of the greatest American inventors.  Imagine being surrounded by royal palms, historic bamboo, orchids, countless other tropical plants and old Florida homes along the Caloosahatchee River.  The Edison & Ford Winter Estates has preserved our local history and educated our community on innovation and  natural resource preservation while maintaining the  charm, elegance  and beauty of the Estates. 

Date: September 12, 2010

Ceremony Location:  Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Reception Location: The Heitman House

Reception Coordination: Elle Events

Event Design & Planning and Custom Invitations: Studio Six Eleven

Bride & Groom’s Transportation: Model T Chauffeur Services

Ceremony Flowers: Patty’s Flower Shop

Reception Flowers: Fort Myers Floral Designs

Photography: Duquette Photography and Shari Brownie Photography

Officiant: Elegant Affairs

Groom’s Tux & Ring Bearer Tux: Black Tie Tuxedo

Wedding Bands: Provident Jewelry

Reception Linens: Connie Duglin Specialty Linens

Wedding Cake: Kakes by Karen

One Nights Honeymoon Stay: Hotel Indigo, Downtown Fort Myers

Fill out the contest entry form at www.lemonadewedding.com or stop by a participating Goodwill Store to tell us your sweet love story and the bitter times you’ve shared along with a picture of the two of you.

Fort Myers Outdoor Wedding Video: Virginia & Cameron

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 30th

Virginia and Cameron were married on March 27th in the Coconut Grove at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Check out this adorable video created by Naples Original Video Productions, Inc.

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Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions// weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Videography: Naples Original Video Productions, Inc. / 239.594.5588 / www.naplesoriginalvideo.com / shellvcrp@comcast.net
Officiant: Christina Phelps Bowman of Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies / 239.561.8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net
Flowers: Libby’s Flower Shop / 239.278.1500 / www.libbysflowershop.com / muffy@libbysflowershop.com
Ceremony Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com
Transportation: Model T Chauffeur Services / 239.694.3969 / www.modeltchauffeur.com / info@modeltchauffeur.com

When looking through the photos of Virginia and Cameron’s March wedding in the Coconut Grove at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, “Pretty In Pink” is what comes to mind.  There are elements that hint at an “Old Florida” theme and there are even a few references to birds, a play on Cameron’s last name, Byrd.  But the theme most important to the couple when planning their big day was “Fun.” 

Fun is definitely what they got when they hired wedding planners Kristi Edwards and Julie Johnson of Happily Ever After to make their dreams become reality.   Below is the proof  in photos taken by Luminaire Foto.

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Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions/ / weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Ceremony Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Flowers: Libby’s Flowers / 239.278.1500 / www.libbysflowershop.com / muffy@libbysflowershop.com

Transportation: Model T Chauffeur Services / 239.694.3969 / www.modeltchauffeur.com / info@modeltchauffeur.com

Wedding Planning: Happily Ever After / 239.433.4625 / www.happilyeverafter4u.com / happilyeverafter4u@comcast.net

Photography: Luminaire Foto / 239.848.8926 / www.luminairefoto.com / karl@luminairefoto.com

Reception Location: The Edison Restaurant / 239.936.9348 / www.edisonfl.com / liana@edisonfl.com

Wedding Cake: Mason’s Bakery / 239.334.4525 / www.masonsbakery.com / chrisk@masonsbakery.com

Invitations: The Paper Mill / 239.437.2252 / www.thepapermill-florida.net / loveis@thepapermill-florida.net

Florida Wedding Venue | Two of a Kind: Ranee and Rene's Wedding

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On March 11th

When you meet your soulmate, you expect to have a lot in common.  Having a common first name is not on that list of expectations.  Though they spell it differently, I couldn’t help but call these two “The Ranees” (or “The Renes” – depending on who you ask). 

The wedding took place on a beautiful November afternoon in the Royal Palm Allee on the historic Ford Property at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL.  The tropical turquoise and coral decor really popped against the natural greens and browns of the Estates grounds.  The photos below were taken by Meagan Mason Photography.

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Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/weddings-receptions// weddings@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Ceremony Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Florist: Balloons & Flowers To Go / 239.278.0770 / www.balloonsandflowerstogo.com / balloonsandflowerstogo@yahoo.com

Photography: Meagan Mason Photography / www.myspace.com/megmasonphoto / MasonM620@gmail.com

Winter Wedding: Adelie and Ben

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On February 27th

Beneath the twinkling holiday lights and the crisp December air, Adelie and Ben declared their vows.  With Ben’s family flying in from England for the occasion, the two decided on a sunset wedding two days before Christmas to be held at the festively decorated Edison & Ford Winter Estates.  The palm trees were decked in strings of colored lights, but they did not compare to the radient Adelie as she made her way down the Royal Palm Allee on the Ford Property.  Take a peek at these outstanding photos taken by Maria Angela Photography.

Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / www.efwefla.org/wedding.asp / info@efwefla.org

Ceremony Chairs and Arch: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Photography: Maria Angela Photography / 239.348.5065 / www.maria-angela.com / maria@maria-angela.com

Flowers: JH Designs / 239.277.0544 / www.jhdesigns.invitations.com / jhdesigns@embarmail.com

Lovebirds: The Wedding of Rachel & Steve

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On December 31st

You may recall earlier this year when we posted Rachel & Steve’s Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations.  The two tied the knot last month, and the photos are in.  They are every bit as vibrant as their printed materials promised.  The wedding was held on a perfect November afternoon in the Royal Palm Allee on the Historic Ford Property.  The details are spectacular – take a look:

Ceremony Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates / 239.334.7419 / www.efwefla.org/wedding.asp / info@efwefla.org

Ceremony Chairs: Creative Events & Rentals / 239.768.6393 / www.creativeevents1.com / info@creativeevents1.com

Flowers: Eventz, Inc. / 239.415.2581 / www.eventzinc.com / sales@eventzinc.com

Photography: Jamie Lee Photography / 239.872.0419 / www.jamieleephotography.com / sales@jamieleephotography.com

Reception Location: Royal Palm Yacht Club / 239.334.2176 / www.royal-palm-yacht-club.com / rpycbqt@embarqmail.com

Wedding Cake: Mason’s Bakery / 239.334.4525 / www.masonsbakery.com / chrisk@masonsbakery.com

Invitations, Table Cards, Save-the-Dates: Mama’s Sauce Print Shoppe / 321.251.5445 / www.mamas-sauce.com / nick@mamas-sauce.com