Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com

Florida Grown Wedding: Eric & Roman at The Bonnet House

Chelsea Erwin Photography

Credits

Venue: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Photography: Chelsea Erwin Photography
Videography: Chris Snyder Studio
Event Styling: The ALTARnative
Catering: A Alexander Event Catering
Florals: Coastal Blossoms
Lighting: SFL Productions
Hair & Makeup Styling: Muse A Hair Salon, Sean Donaldson Hair & Halo by Israel Edri
Invitations: Minted
Place cards and Table numbers: Sunshine Party Studio
Cake Topper: BHLDN
Bridal Salon: Unique Bridal
Getting Ready Robes & Tees:Modern Kimono Robes & Leopold Apparel
Garter: The Little White Dress
Mint & Flamingo Neckwear:Handmade by Emy & Minute Papillons
Flamingo Socks: Vans

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If you recall their utterly adorbs paddleboard engagement session, you can understand our excitement when Chelsea Erwin's submission for Erica and Roman's wedding hit our inbox. Let's just say, their authentic creativity and rad team of pros did not disappoint. This is a goodie, y'all!

blue coral wedding invitations from Minted / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com flamingo socks / photo by chelseaerwin.com getting ready drinks / photo by chelseaerwin.com

These two grew up together, and share the same passions: life near the water, travel, and spending quality time with friends and family. There's plenty for them to base a marriage on, but this bit from Erica is probably the most meaningful: We have always been on the same page with our core beliefs and values which was what eventually helped us take the step towards marriage after dating for 6 years.

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Roman is one of the least selfish people I know and his love for his friends and family is contagious. So I really wanted to have a wedding that celebrates this important decision in our lives, but also honors and allows us to celebrate all of the people who influenced who we are today. It was a fairly sizable wedding with over 140 people but it felt really intimate at the same time which was exactly what we wanted to accomplish.

rose and berry boutonniere by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com groomsmen in blue and grey / photo by chelseaerwin.com boho bridesmaids / photo by chelseaerwin.com wild boho style bridesmaids bouquet by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com

I enjoyed taking photos before the wedding ceremony with our bridal party. This allowed for Roman and I to spend quality time with our friends and family during the cocktail hour and spend more time with each other on the dance floor during the reception.

bride in a sweetheart tulle gown and wild bouquet by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com rose flower girl crown / photo by chelseaerwin.com flamingo wedding party / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com bride and groom fox masks / photo by chelseaerwin.com

Our theme for our wedding was Florida Grown since Roman and I are both born and raised in Florida. The Bonnet House provided the perfect location to achieve this with its outdoor, vintage feel with lots of lush greenery and charm in every corner. They had an extremely helpful "day of the event" coordinator named Nicholle that made planning our wedding there a great experience. Lastly, the venue was located on the beach which we loved.

Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com wedding ceremony 'can I get a witness' sign / styling by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com potted plant ceremony altar at The Bonnet House / styling by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com protea aisle markers / photo by chelseaerwin.com garden roses, berries and amaranthus / photo by chelseaerwin.com 1 Corinthians aisle markers / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com

Before we joined the cocktail hour, we had the ability to walk around the reception area to admire and take in every beautiful detail executed by our stylist Angela Compton from The ALTARnative and our florist Alexandra Clark from Coastal Blossoms. We enjoyed a cocktail and some food with our band, The Uproot Hootenanny, who were finishing their setup and even rehearsed our first dance on the empty dance floor while signing the lyrics to our song.

bride and groom getaway golf cart / photo by chelseaerwin.com DIY getaway car cans / photo by chelseaerwin.com
“It was the perfect moment to stop, reflect and really be grateful and present in the moment.”
flamingo escort card display / styling by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com flamingo escort card display / styling by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com roses and amaranthus / flowers by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com cake with a BHLDN flamingo cake topper / photo by chelseaerwin.com cake with a BHLDN flamingo cake topper / photo by chelseaerwin.com Florida flamingo themed drink table / photo by chelseaerwin.com engagement photo card box / photo by chelseaerwin.com flamingo table numbers and natural centerpieces / styling by The ALTARnative / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com Bonnet House Florida wedding / photo by chelseaerwin.com

All of our vendors were friends and people we had relationships with so it was really neat spending the day with people we really loved, from the girls getting ready with stylists I've known since I was 15, our florist who I was able to trust to do whatever she desired with our flowers and add an element of surprise to the day when I showed up, our stylist and photography team who I absolutely trust and adore and have too much darn fun working with while planning and putting their creative visions to life.

Another moment that was really special to me was the surprise of receiving a digital file of our finished wedding photos from Chelsea Erwin and a wedding video trailer from Chris Snyder Studio while we were still in Hawaii on our honeymoon! It was such a neat experience to be able to take the time to reflect on the most amazing day of our lives while in paradise with all the time in the world to browse. Not to mention, the quality and finished products far surpassed all of our expectations!

And here's the wedding trailer for your viewing pleasure:

Congratulations, Erica and Roman. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet day with us and high fives to all the creatives that made it happen!

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  1. SUE VECCHIO/FRIEND OF PAT QUINN says

    wOW! WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO START THE REST OF YOUR LIVES TOGETHER. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE AND GROOM AND SUCH AN AWESOME VENUE :) THANKS FOR SHARING IT!

  2. Amy says

    I’ve been looking everywhere for those cake toppers!!! We live by Sunken Gardens in St. Pete, FL but are eloping abroad and want a piece of home. Any chance the beautiful couple would want to sell them?