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Chic Rustic Wedding in Lake Helen, FL

Fall in Florida is the perfect time for a chic rustic wedding outdoors. The temperature was pleasant, the air was still, and the overcast sky made for absolutely perfect filming conditions.

How They Met

Milena and Casey met at their church, both serving in different capacities as part of the worship team. Casey plays guitar and Milena works the sound. A friendship became more, and before long it was apparent that they were meant to be together. They had been praying for the Lord to bring just the right person to them, and He did.

The Proposal

Milena and Casey are both big Disney fans, and when the time came to propose, he arranged for a family outing to Disney with all his family in tow. They were hiding off in the bushes when he went down on one knee, and asked her to marry him. It was raining and miserable outside, but they were all smiles!

The Big Day

Milena’s mom, Kim, took the reins on this wedding and put together an amazing setting with the help of family and friends!

She painted all the signage, arranged all the flowers in silk for decoration, and sourced and set up all the architectural salvage that was used to make the decor unique. She also made the Donut Wall that were the favors to take away. Her dad made the cross that was at the center of their ceremony, and also made the door entry to the ‘aisle’ that led to the Oak Tree where they said their vows. Milena’s friend Kelly handled their flowers, her friend Ashley captured their photos, her husband’s brother made their cake.

The Style

The theme for this chic rustic wedding was simple and elegant. The colors were white, cabernet, and navy. The style was farmhouse, boho, and unique. What mattered most was that the people they love and that their families, who are such a big part of their lives, were honored. Milena’s boss offered his home and brand new barn for them to use, and they were thrilled to take him up on the offer!

The Takeaway

In Milena’s own words, her favorite part of the day was, “All of it! Just having my friends and family and the pastors we love was what made it special to us.”

Her advice for future brides is, “to take your time and enjoy the day. All the details can be overwhelming, but in the end what matters is that two people who fell in love are making a commitment before God to be there for each other until God calls them home. Family and friends are there to celebrate with you and share in your joy. If one thing doesn’t happen it’s no big deal. In the end you have married your best friend: the day was a success!”

“Ahh-mazing”

– Milena

Wedding vendors team:

Photographer: Ashley Comeens
Officiant: Luke Wycuff
Dress: Lily’s Bridal
Catering: Big City Catering

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