Bride: Jasmine Anderson

Groom: Jonathan Taylor

Wedding Date: July 27, 2013

Venue: Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House, Orlando, FL

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MakeupBrides Be Beautiful Men’s Attire: Absolutely Fitting

From the Groom:

“The primary reason why we chose Orlando for our wedding was because, at the time, both of my grandparents [Daniel and Irene Aikens] were still living in Daytona Beach and could get to the wedding by car. A little over a month before the wedding, my grandfather passed away. He was such a positive role model for me and an all-around decent, kind and loving person. I was devastated when he passed away. My grandmother is still here with us, and it was such a blessing to have her there to witness our marriage ceremony. I know she wished my granddad could have been there too—the day was bittersweet in that way.”

From the Bride:

Jasmine described the reception as a “glamorous version of a southern garden party. When we saw the southern menu from Big City Catering, that sealed the deal. Fried chicken—yes! Collard greens—of course! Shrimp and grits—absolutely!” They incorporated antique chandeliers, lace runners and succulents (that reminded Jasmine of her grandmother’s favorite porch plants) to bring this vision to life, and Jasmine credits her wonderful vendors and “amazing” wedding planner, RW Events, for making it happen.

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