Vintage Southern Mansion Wedding Inspirational Shoot | The Howey Mansion

Walking into The Howey Mansion will transport you back in time. The mansion is filled with charm and history making it the perfect location for weddings. This Vintage Southern Mansion Wedding Inspirational Shoot brought together such a talented team of local vendors. The design and vision for the shoot was perfect in bringing out the historic beauty of The Howey Mansion. You will certainly see why it is one of our top choices in wedding venues.

The History

The mansion was first built in 1925 by landowner and citrus grower William J Howey and his wife Mary Hasting Howey. Then after being abandoned for years, a full restoration was completed just this year. It is now open as an event venue and we had the pleasure to shoot The First Howey Mansion Wedding this summer.

There are so many areas to discover and there is not a bad spot to take amazing photos. I have been to the mansion a few times now and I can tell you that one of my favorite places to take portraits is near their ornate iron gates. It is so neat to see the job they did in restoring the mansion.

The Inspiration

I knew without a doubt that this shoot was going to be so stunning. Big Day Celebrations left no details out and the design highlighted the historic beauty of the mansion. As you look through the photos it will be like you are talking a walk through the place itself.

We’ll begin with the beautiful custom artwork created by Dogwood Blossom Stationary. You will notice right away their watercolor portrait of the mansion. They also used that image in their unique invitations. In the invitations they added a bold floral design surrounding the portrait. I was swooning over their engraved acrylic invitations, too!  They are perfection!

Along with the invitations, Dogwood Blossom Stationary created an amazing chalkboard seating display for the reception. It featured the floral design they had created for the invitations and menus. I love the use of roses in the design because they were Mrs. Howey’s favorite flowers.

The reception space was a showstopper! A Chair Affair used a long white table which was perfectly set for an intimate wedding. They also brought in a lovely sweetheart table decorated with greenery and vintage gold accents. Bluegrass Chic went above and beyond with their florals. Their rich vintage colors and grand displays were so breathtaking.

Along with beautiful florals, the table settings matched the design so well. The blue, white and gold vintage dishes from Dishie Rentals were so lovely in the table setup. The white scalloped charger was one of my favorites. The uniqueness of the drink ware and flatware fit so well with the design. The linens from Over the Top Rental Linens were also a great addition.

The cake! I love the southern inspired hand painted cake from Bakers Cottage Cakes. It was artfully decorated with watercolor magnolia flowers. You cannot really get more southern than magnolias. It is indeed a work of art!

Finally, I have to talk about our wonderful models, Britt Chase-Shelleé and Patrick Wimberly. They were incredible to work with and they took so many amazing photos. The handsome suit was provided by John Craig Clothier. Also, our bride looked breathtaking in the Erandi gown by Pronovias and the dress was from the wonderful team at Bridal Gallery of Orlando. It was a perfect romantic dress for our vintage southern mansion theme.She looked so stunning with her gorgeous hair and makeup done by Kristy’s Artistry Design Team.

Our team of creative and talented vendors made magic happen in this Vintage Southern Mansion Wedding at The Howey Mansion. We hope these amazing photos will inspire so many more gorgeous weddings.





Venue: The Howey Mansion

Design and Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Planning and Coordination: Big Day Celebrations

Photography: Bumby Photography

Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team

Stationary: Dogwood Blossom Stationary

Table and Vintage Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc

Cake: Bakers Cottage Cakes

Vintage Table Setting: Dishie Rentals

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Dress: Bridal Gallery of Orlando

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Suit: John Craig Clothier

Models: Britt Chase-Shelleé and Patrick Wimberly

Vintage Southern Mansion Wedding watercolor of the Howey Mansion.Groom accessories including a pipe, handkerchief, and boutonniere.Suit jacket hanging from a coat rack and the rest of the outfit is sitting on a chair.Coat hanging in the Groom's room at the Howey MansionGroom putting on his suit for Vintage Southern Wedding ceremony. Groom buttoning up his jacket. Guy in a navy blue suit looking out the window as he waits for wedding. The jewelry for the bride on display. Wedding dress hanging in a room with a lot of historical architecture.Groom standing in the breezeway at the Howey Mansion.Bride and groom taking portraits in the breezeway at the Howey Mansion.Bride and groom taking photos in front of an old iron gate.Bride and groom lounging on an antique blue couch.Bride showing off her intricate hairstyle.Full shot of the bride lounging on an antique blue couch.Couple taking photos on the grand staircase.Chalkboard seating chart with floral details.Couple sitting at the sweetheart table at their intimate reception.Photo of the couple in the ballroom of The Howey MansionA couple of photos of a couple looking at each other and smiling during their wedding receptionGroom whispering something in the brides ear that makes her smile. Reception space in the ballroom at The Howey Mansion.An intimate wedding reception setup of one long table.Floral centerpieces in shades of reds, golds, and greens. Sweetheart table with greenery and gold details.Reception details from a Vintage Southern Wedding. Vintage place setting for wedding reception.Floral details for the wedding reception.Vintage southern table scape. Vintage plate used in the table design for the inspirational shoot.Smaller floral centerpiece from a vintage southern wedding inspirational shoot.Table setup for southern wedding reception.Antique olive chairs flanking an old steamer trunk.Beverages set up on an old steamer trunk.Couple standing next to the reception table. Bride sitting in a chair at the reception showing off the details in the dress train.Bride taking portraits of her lace dress.Intricate lace and illusion details of the front of the brides dress.Bride sitting on an antique gold chair in her wedding dress.Groom looking out the window as he holds a drink in his hand. Close up of the grooms navy and red suit. Vintage southern wedding cake with watercolor magnolia flowers.Bride posing outdoors with the wedding cake.Gold forks used to eat wedding cake. Edible flower details from the wedding cake. Vintage southern mansion wedding cake close up details.

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