If you have your heart set on a forest or garden wedding in Central Florida, look no further than The Pinery wedding venue in Howie in the Hills, FL!
The Garden at The Pinery
At the front entrance of The Pinery wedding venue in Howie in the Hills, FL you’ll find a lush, tropical feeling garden. In a separate blog coming soon I’ll be posting a bit of a “photographic venue tour” of The Pinery but for now you’ll have to take my word for it. This is where Julia and Trevor did their First Look! Just check out how golden the sunshine is coming through the foliage and palm trees!
Not everyone chooses to do a First Look before the ceremony but I love it when they do! I’ve found that the groom is so much more comfortable showing his excitement when he doesn’t have 100+ guests staring at him AND he’s able to actually TELL out loud the bride how beautiful she looks.
The other perk of doing a First Look is that we typically have so much more time for bride and groom portraits! It’s a win win!
I want to be sure to give a big shout out to the whole vendor team who made this gorgeous day possible! First of all, I photographed these pictures alongside Amy Britton Photography who also planned and coordinated this event!
Hair and makeup by Madison with Mindset Makeup!
Florals, decor and planning by Events with Elena! Just wait until you see the GORGEOUS tablescape she put together for the reception!
I REALLY love how this wedding dress and cathedral length veil flowed for these pictures!
When Jeremy and Christina designed the different spaces for The Pinery wedding venue in Howie in the Hills, FL they really worked to give it a “Garden of Eden” feel!
I just love how much fun Trevor and Julia have together!
The floral arrangements Elena did for these portraits are just perfect!
The Forest at The Pinery | Howie in the Hills, FL
The wedding ceremony set up in the quiet forest of The Pinery is truly one of a kind! Where can you get married in a forest in Florida? The Pinery is where!
I love these rustic benches that are all set up and ready to accommodate your guests!
“You may now kiss your bride”…
… and “I now pronounce you husband and wife!”
Every groom needs some spotlight too I’m convinced! After all, he’s half of the relationship and marriage!
A Forest Reception at The Pinery
Can you pa-lease check out this STUNNING reception set up?! First off, I should tell you that these magical lights are something that Jeremy and Christina designed and built into their venue and I just LOVE them! But second, this beautiful tablescape was crafted by Elena! So classy!
The wedding cake was masterfully baked and decorated by Victoria with Baked Heavenly Sweets!
If you get married at The Pinery in Howie in the Hills, FL just imagine all the magical portraits we can get under these lights!
The other person that hasn’t gotten any credit for his part is Brian the videographer with BR Focus Films. If you’re looking for a videographer, go check out his website and work! And for a highlight film of our evening, find it here!
Some of my favorite, creative portraits happen as the sun begins to set…
… and dusk settles in. Being able to capture not only warm, sunshiney photos but also magical, epic evening portraits will really round out your wedding pictures, adding so much variety to your gallery! It’s something I make sure to do for all of my couples!
I am so glad you came by to check out the magic that can be created at The Pinery Wedding Venue in Howie in the Hills, FL! Thank you again to every one of the hard working wedding professionals, especially Amy who extended an invitation to me, that made these photos incredible! I am so grateful to have been a part!