When we say a wedding gown can set the tone for a wedding, we truly mean it. This next bride’s uncle designed her wedding gown, right down to the Anna Sui embroidery he discovered eight years prior and held onto for just such an occasion. Bailey and Zain incorporated whimsy and personal flair into their vintage garden wedding, reflected in the numerous flamingo accents throughout the reception. Special thanks to photographer Chad Cress for sending this wedding our way!

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From the photographer, Chad: The venue was absolutely beautiful with the modern architecture, clean lines, and wooden walkways framed by lush palms and the Floridian jungle. Bailey’s personal DIY decor touches were everywhere to be found and totally reflected this couple’s personality. Pink flamingo accents, hanging paper lanterns, a mandatory hat dress code, and a beautiful handmade chandelier were a few touches that really personalized this wedding.

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One of my favorite pieces of this wedding was Bailey’s dress. The dress, designed by Bailey’s Uncle James (a Jacksonville-based designer), is a 1951-inspired garden length gown in layers of point de espirit, brightly embroidered silk organza, and peau de soie, with contrast trimmed petticoats. Did you get that? If that’s not cool enough, the vintage Anna Sui floral embroidery was found in New York about eight years ago and kept by James with Bailey in mind.

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Wedding vendors (New Smyrna Beach, Florida):

Reception Venue: Atlantic Center for the Arts / Wedding Photographer: Chad Cress / Wedding dress: James Mountain Designs / Bridesmaid dresses: Lela Rose

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