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 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.
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