As more and more couples look for unique venues to tie the knot in, museum weddings are becoming so much more common. I was so happy to see this Orlando Museum of Art Wedding submission because not only is it beautiful, but it’s the first time I get to feature this venue here on The Learned Bride. Anna and Brooks planned a perfect springtime wedding and it was captured perfectly by Emily Katharine Photography. Enjoy!!
“Anna and Brooks were married this April at the Orlando Museum of Art. They met each other through mutual friends, after growing up in the same area. It was football season, and Brooks, a South Carolina student, came down to Gainesville for a football game. Brooks spent a good chunk of time at Anna’s apartment that weekend, and sooner or later, they realized they really wanted to see each other again. They decided to start dating shortly after football season ended and they began their long distance relationship. Three years of traveling was so worth it though. Last year, two days before Christmas, Brooks surprised Anna with a gift. This wasn’t any old Christmas present. It was wrapped beautifully (with the help of Brooks’ mom)! Anna opened the gift and found their love story in her hands in a photo book. The last page of the book came with a very special question and an extra gift from Brooks.”
“The wedding day was finally upon us, and Anna’s mom and sister helped her into her dress – complete with corset back. Anna wore her grandmother’s engagement ring around her neck – a beautiful diamond that had a semicircle fan of diamonds around it – that had been reset as a necklace. Anna and all of her bridesmaids carried simple and beautiful callalily bouquets created by Flowers by Lesley – she always does a fantastic job! Anna and Brooks did a first look across the street from their venue. They saw each other for the first time under a huge gorgeous oak tree. Lucy, their sweet pup, joined us for a few photos too! Anna and Brooks wanted to take all of their photos before the ceremony. This was a first for us – but it was such a fun change! After the ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Anna and Brooks got to enjoy cocktail hour with all of their guests – mingling in the museum around a beautiful Chihuly centerpiece.”
“The reception began with the first dances – a choreographed number by Anna and Brooks, a sweet first dance between Anna and her father, and a hilarious upbeat breakout to Uptown Funk You Up with Brooks and his mom. Truly a first for us to witness – which was so awesome.
The tables were decorated with floating candle and callalily centerpieces – with turquoise accents and gold chiavari chairs – it was truly a beautiful setup. All perfectly planned by Plan It Events.
All of the guests had an amazing night dancing the night away. And let me also say that a highlight of the night was the flaming donuts – not sure if you have ever experienced those from Arthur’s catering…but you’ve got to! Highly recommended – and I’m not even a donut person!
The night ended with Sweet Caroline and a sendoff through a tunnel of ribbons! It was truly a fantastic wedding and the love that Brooks and Anna share resonated throughout the event.”
Photography: Emily Katharine Photography // Venue: Orlando Museum of Art // Planner: Plan It Events // Dress: Alfred Angelo // Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal // Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry // DJ: Marc Burgess Productions // Catering: Arthur’s // Florist: Flowers by Lesley // Rentals and Lighting: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals // Videographer: Lexoria Wedding Films