Captured by Jeffrey Stoner Video, this wedding highlight film tells it all from the very easy and sweet story of a Florida girl falling in love with the boy from NYC.
Romance, bright Florida sunshine, bursting blooms and dinner and dancing in ballroom that evokes the feeling of being nestled in the elegant and courtyard seating of Tavern on the Green.
This is Laura and Kevin!
Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!
Laura and Kevin’s Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding
If you’re not new to this corner of the Internet, you’d know I’m actually a native New Yorker! Being a New Yorker comes with a love to bring a sense of flair for its various cultures into the event styling process. So naturally, when one of my couples shares my affinity for my home state, it makes our time together that much more enjoyable. Today on the blog I want to share one of those couples. Laura is a native Floridian, and Kevin is a native New Yorker. (Needless to say, he and I DEFINITELY got along!) The two tied the knot this spring with a New York’s Tavern on the Green inspired Ritz Carlton Orlando wedding.
The Story of Kevin and Laura
When Laura came to me for help planning her big day, she actually started the design process with me pretty conservatively. She expressed that her main priority were big, beautiful blooms. That’s when I knew the ladies at Velvet & Twine were the perfect florists for her. That is totally their aesthetic! However, once I got a feel for the story that was ‘Kevin and Laura’, the design process became so crystal clear to me. I combined the citrus hues in the florals with soft grays for a city feel that they both loved.
Laura and Kevin actually got engaged at The Ritz Carlton in Battery Park, and the two of them frequented New York to visit his family and friends quite frequently. Kevin has such an admirable sense of loyalty that many of his childhood friends served as groomsmen or wedding guests. Even the priest from his high school was a guest and had a role in their wedding ceremony!
Their Tavern on the Green Inspired Design
Because of their New York trips and love of fine food and restaurants, it became a no brainer. My vision for Laura and Kevin’s design ended up coming from Tavern on the Green off Central Park West in New York City. For their ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, it took place outside at the lakeside gazebo complete with the cutest couple, the most gorgeous blooms, and the prettiest light possible.
Meanwhile for their reception, I had trees brought into the ballroom. We draped the walls in ivory with panels of LED drape with a sheer illusion drape over that to create the look of stars outside. Their reception design was complete with their table as a focal point of the room with their gorgeous cake spotlighted behind them to make the gold detailing shine (almost!) as bright as their beaming smiles. We also had a great DJ with drummers and a saxophonist who strolled through the reception at dinner, much like at an outdoor restaurant. We even played a surprise song for Laura’s maid of honor. But, don’t forget the confetti cannons! (Can this be my signature wedding detail?!) Not only was it an amazing aesthetic touch, it took the dance party to the next level! Needless to say, Laura and Kevin’s wedding day was truly magical.
Congratulations, Laura and Kevin!
Like I’ve mentioned with previous blog posts, one of my favorite things about the design process is creating a space that is not only beautiful, but is an embodiment of who the couple is. (I mean, after all, it’s their day- Right!?) I loved getting the chance to bring a little bit of the big apple to Orlando with Laura and Kevin’s New York Tavern on the Green inspired design. Needless to say, the only thing shining brighter than the LED ‘starlight’ was our gorgeous couple.
Laura and Kevin, I am so honored that you chose this fellow New Yorker to be a part of your truly magical wedding day. You two are the sweetest couple. I very much enjoyed every moment of our time spent together. I can only hope to have more couples that radiate as much love as you do in the future. From one New York lover to another, I sincerely wish you both all the happiness and well wishes in the world as Mr. and Mrs.!
Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!
You may recall seeing the über chic blush and gold wedding of Caroline and Harrison in this previous blog post, but here it is living and breathing in this emotional wedding video feature!
I could listen to the powerful voice of Dr. Howard Eddington, who presided over their wedding ceremony all day long, as well as tearfully watch Caroline squeeze Harrison’s arm and their seemingly stolen glances at one another as they were getting married. *swooon!!*
Be sure to click on the HD option as you take a few minutes to enjoy this grand, yet meaningful and personal wedding day!
Video courtesy of Jeffrey Stoner Video
Venue: Four Seasons Resort Orlando | Planning & Design: Lisa Stoner | Lisa Stoner Events | Photography Amalie Orrange Photography | Hair & Makeup LeJeune Artistry | Cinematography: Jeffery Stoner | Band The Hit Factory | Floral Design Velvet & Twine | Drape: Swag Décor | Brides Gown Oscar De Le Renta | Bridesmaids Dresses J Crew, Weddington Way | Grooms Tuuxedo, Burberry | Paper Goods: Maureen Hal Invitations and Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair | Linen: Over the Top Linen | Ceremony Music: Paint It Black Quartet
Amanda and Aaron’s Alfond Inn Wedding
Amanda and Aaron tied the knot this spring with a perfectly pink garden inspired Alfond Inn wedding. As if working as a full time nurse and pursuing a master’s degree in nursing wasn’t enough of a handful, I met Amanda when she was also juggling the wedding planning process. She recently moved from Texas to Orlando following her engagement to Aaron, and didn’t know a soul. What she did love was her home with Aaron. Her favorite place to daydream and have a glass of wine after a long day of work and studying was their backyard deck. She loved getting to sit still in the moment with her beloved and gaze at the trees under the twinkle lights. There was something about that favorite place of theirs that melted the worries of the world away.
Their Spring Garden Inspired Design
When Amanda came to me to for help, I knew right away that I wanted their big day together to tap into their favorite place in an elegant and enchanting way that they’d remember for their lifetime to come. Together we were able to create a breathtaking event that truly astonished guests. Needless to say, their beautiful outdoor courtyard ceremony resembled the beauty of a botanical garden with the help of Fairbanks Florist‘s Lana Faulkner. It was complete with whimsical arrangements atop wrought iron columns that lined the bride’s pathway. Not to mention, the bouquets and the bridesmaids’ dresses complimented one another perfectly as a color palette match made in heaven. (I mean, who doesn’t love blush and greenery together?) Amanda’s bouquet was adorned with a blush ribbon that had the perfect portrait look flowing in the wind.
Meanwhile, their indoor garden reception design complete with bountiful greenery, wooden accents, and twinkle lights made this elegant Winter Park, Florida boutique hotel venue feel better than home to this blissful couple. The space featured hanging greenery, garlands, and trees that really transformed the ballroom space into an whimsical garden while the abundance of candles created an intimate space that was nothing short of romantic. Along with the gold accent of the chiavari chairs, the glass chargers, and the elegant greenery inspired curved menus to compliment their blush palette, their reception space was the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication.
Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Campbell!
If you couldn’t tell by the scrunched nose smiles and her eyes twinkling like the lights of their reception space, these two love each other deeply. One of my favorite things about their day is that it really spoke to who they were as a couple. While we were able to share their beloved outdoor space with their closest family and friends in a way that exuded pure romance and whimsy, we infused Amanda’s Caribbean roots by having a Junkanoo band play their entrance into the reception. Not to mention, their wedding was also a dream to pet parents everywhere as they were able to include their fur babies in on the paw-fect celebration!
Amanda and Aaron, I am so honored that you chose me to be a part of your truly magical wedding day. You are absolutely the sweetest couple and were such a joy to work with. I hope to have more couples who radiate as much pure love as you in the future. I wish you all the happiness and well wishes in the world as Dr. and Mrs. Campbell!
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson