Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida-Chapter 1: A Victorian Garden in Wonderland: The Alice in Wonderland Wedding of Jessica & Wade

Like any good story you have your beginning, middle and end. This story moved to five different locations and three of those were venues. So we are going to start with Chapter 1. This is the story of the how Jessica followed a white rabbit and found her mad hatter Wade.

So let me introduce you to this story the way that they introduced it to their guests. This is from their wedding website..

Dearest friends and families,

It seems that the impossible is not altogether just that, for Jessica and Wade are getting married. That they have found occasion to marry at all is perhaps the most curious thing...that they are marrying one another is not...as those who know them will attest. That they are quite clearly meant for one another is the most sensible thing in the world. If you have come this far, it has been at their request...and perhaps you are prepared to a bit further. Perhaps you are even ready to go down the rabbit hole altogether...and share this joyous occasion with them.

Tara Sproc did a great job second shooting and assisting me that day! I can't wait to work with her again.

Keep your eye on the dress, it has a surprise.

Unfortunately this was cut from it's role in the wedding, but I thought it was awesome.

Something to keep the guests occupied while they wait

An introduction to the lead characters.

It's about to get exciting.

What a great family!

A tea sipping ceremony

In case you missed it. Yes he does have a tail.

Don't want to be late. We have a simply dreadful luncheon to make it to.

While you are waiting for the next chapter, tide yourself over with something from their engagement session. You can also find out how we met.

The Characters -
Event design by Jessica and Wade
Wedding Consultant- Erica Petramala with Occasions
Videographer - Eric Von Billington
Photography - Pilster Photography
second photographer/assistant - Tara Sproc
Ceremony- Bok Tower
The Mad Hatter Tea party was at Chalet Suzanne
The girls got ready at the Holiday Inn Express and the guys at Bok Tower
Second Reception- Columbia Museum
Hair and Makeup by Holly Nazaro from Collective Creations
Ceremony Music by guitarist Bobby Koelble
Officiant- Chuck "Mandaddy" (Who kept the crowd crying and laughing at the same time and is also available for Death Metal Performances)
Floral done by Events in Bloom
Music provided by DJ Hellroy
Cakes by A Piece of Cake & Cupcake Spot
Catering by Columbia Restaurant
Rentals from Coast to Coast
Awesome outside the box artwork by Travis Louie


Stacey said...

I love it! That is so neat and creative. Very beautiful.

The Invitation Lounge said...

As always Chad does an excellent job! I can't wait until the birthday party!

Ramona Kwong said...

I've always loved Bok Towers for weddings but this was so beautiful! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog, I had not noticed pilsterphotography.blogspot.com earlier in my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

Charissa said...

Thank you! So glad you are enjoying it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at pilsterphotography.blogspot.com could post it.


Charissa said...


We are sorry that you are having trouble with one of our links, but you need to be more specific about which one. Currently it appears all of the links work, but we will be happy to help you further. Please send us an email at info(at)pilsterphotography.net and we will.


Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

I have a message for the webmaster/admin here at pilsterphotography.blogspot.com.

Can I use part of the information from your blog post right above if I provide a link back to this site?


Charissa said...


You are welcome to use it. Please keep any watermarks intact and it
Would be great if you could email us at info(at)pilsterphotography.net where it is up at.


Anonymous said...

Hello there,

This is a message for the webmaster/admin here at pilsterphotography.blogspot.com.

Can I use part of the information from your post right above if I give a link back to your website?


Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at pilsterphotography.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


Charissa said...


What link are you having trouble with, I would be happy to give you a new one if we have it. You can also email us at info@pilsterphotography.com and we may be able to help you.


Robbie@ collage photo frame said...

I love everything about this very unique theme of this wedding! It's not everyday you can see such wedding. The setting is just perfect. The pictures are very nicely done, it's like a work of art, really great shots.

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