Classic Luxury Ballroom Alfond Inn Wedding || Laura + Rory

Luxury ballroom wedding

Laura and Rory’s Alfond Inn Wedding

Alfond Inn Wedding

Laura and Rory tied the knot this past fall with a classic, luxurious ballroom Alfond Inn wedding. Although the two love birds currently call North Carolina their home, Laura grew up in the Melbourne area of Florida not too far from the elegant Winter Park boutique hotel venue. However, it was at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, that she met Rory. The two went on to practice law, and the rest was history!

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Bride wedding dress and flowers

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Father of the Bride Reveal

Groom Getting Ready

Mother of the Groom

Despite the Muted Tones, This Wedding Was Anything But That:

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Naturally, the two North Carolina lawyers approached planning their wedding in an analytical way. But, they soon found that they couldn’t help but fall in love with the charm this Florida venue had to offer. They decided to get married in Florida, and I was more than excited to help give them their dream wedding day. With Laura’s love for muted tones and thistle in the floral design, together we were able to create a breathtaking event that was anything but subdued in nature.

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Needless to say, their beautiful outdoor courtyard ceremony was as grand in style as it was intimate in feeling. I loved putting a modern twist on their classic design with the layout of the ceremony seating to create a more intimate feeling. The couple opted for guest seating in a circle around them as they tied the knot so that everyone had a close seat to take in the moment with them. Beautifully abundant arrangements from Fairbanks Florist‘s Lana Faulkner lined the backs of chairs. All together, the Alfond Inn’s lush, green courtyard complete with the white and greenery filled arrangements gave their ceremony a classic look that is truly timeless.

Alfond Inn Lawn Wedding Ceremony

Bride's Processional

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Bride and groom wedding ceremony

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Meanwhile, their indoor ballroom reception adorned with silver and grey accents was like a fairytale ending to the big day with charm that truly romanced their guests. The lavish centerpieces, abundance of candles, and twinkling wall installations transformed this space into a luxurious ballroom fit for royalty. Not to mention, the clear chiavari chairs paired with glass accents were as perfect as the fit of cinderella’s glass slipper. The glowing princess in her Calvet Couture gown had her breathtakingly beautiful ballroom to twirl the night away in with her sweet prince. And, that’s just what they did!

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The Sugar Suite Wedding Cake

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Congratulations, Laura and Rory!

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My heart completely melted when I saw these images from Vitalic Photography. There is not a single photo where Laura and Rory weren’t completely glowing and grinning from ear to ear. One of my favorite moments of the day was when I had the chance to give Laura her a private ballroom reveal. As you’d expect a lawyer’s personality to be, Laura was quite analytical throughout the entire planning process. However, by her own admission, she was found herself pleasantly disarmed by how emotional she became during the big reveal. She was finally able to see how the all details and plans over our time with one another finally came together, and how simply lovely it all was.

Wedding Couple's First Dance

Laura and Rory, I am so honored that you chose me to be a part of your truly charming 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 Mr. and Mrs!

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So this is love; so this is what makes life divine.” – Cinderella

Bride and groom drinking cocktail

Thank you to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!



Lisa Lyons is a renowned wedding and event designer, and owner of Lisa Lyons Events & Etiquette based in Winter Park, Florida. As an eagerly sought-after event stylist, Lisa Lyons has created extraordinary celebrations for an astute roster of clients, including copious celebrity sports figures, five star corporations and respected private individuals since 2003.





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