Everlasting Love

Everlasting Love

Yonna and Jay | The Alfond Inn

Yonna and Jay met later in life; Jay was a widower, and when they found each other, believe it or not, they actually lived on the same street.

They have worked hard to successfully blend two families of grown children and grandchildren to the point where it is nearly impossible to tell whose is whose. A large extended family vacation before the wedding set the tone for the big day to come.

To that end, one of the things of utmost importance, when Yonna and Jay came to Lisa Stoner Events, was to make sure every family member or guest felt included and loved. They did not want a typical wedding reception; they wanted more of a dinner party where two people happened to get married.


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Yonna’s gown was custom made by Holly Smith with Tears of Joy Seamstress. Yonna and her sister Star made a number of trips to Miami to source the fabric for this beautiful embellished lace gown.


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Jay looked dapper in his classic black tuxedo with bow tie and monogrammed cufflinks.


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Family and friends were welcomed with lovely embellished jute tote bags filled with treats and information on the wedding and farewell brunch.


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Their First Look was touching, much like our first meeting where they looked lovingly into each other’s eyes, held hands and called each other their Everlasting Love.


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Their outdoor wedding ceremony in The Alfond Inn’s Courtyard was held in the round with Yonna and Jay exchanging their vows on a raised platform in the center. The stage for this beautiful downtown Winter Park wedding ceremony was set with clear chivari chairs and oversized white floral arrangements with touches of greenery.


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In typical fashion, the couple got a sneak peek of the ballroom décor; but remained in the room to welcome family and friends, rather than making a grand entrance.


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For this elegant dinner party, the Alfond’s Ballroom was wrapped in fabric draping and soft warm up lighting and candlelight. Clear glass trumpet vases topped with explosions of white flowers, smaller crystal vases, glass candlesticks and beaded glass chargers lined long family friendly tables.


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Yonna and Jay opened the dancefloor with their First Dance to ‘At Last’ and the band kept the dancefloor full throughout the evening.  Guests closed out the night with the cutting of the beautiful four tiered wedding cake.


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Thank you to all the vendors who helped make this milestone family event such a huge success.


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.      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·     Winter Park Wedding Venue: The Alfond Inn

·     Hair Stylist & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design

·     Floral Design: Country Club Flowers

·     Wedding Photography: Liga Photography, LLC

·     Officiants: Pastor John Fisher / Ann Rintelmann

·     Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

·     Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·     Reception Music: The Buzzcatz

·     Draping: Dazian

.     Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

.     Ceremony Chairs: The Alfond Inn

·     Reception Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

·     Linens: Over The Top Linens

 

 

 

Hailey & Conner | Practically Perfect Wedding

Hailey & Conner | Practically Perfect Wedding

Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

I have been struggling all week to come up with words to describe what this wedding looked and felt like for me, this couple, and their families…“Practically Perfect” is what keeps coming to mind!

Hailey and Connor have attended many weddings and came to Lisa Stoner Events wanting some signature elements that would create a memorable Central Florida wedding. These elements would have their family and friends talking about their wedding for years to come.

Connor was a standout wearing this show-stopping Ocean Blue custom suite designed by Balani of Winter Park.


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Hailey wore an absolutely incredible Pronovias gown that pairs a crepe skirt, a fabric with beautiful flow and drape, that hugged her body and created a sleek silhouette; and a tulle bodice, embroidered with Chantilly lace appliques and beading created the illusion of an almost nude neckline that accentuated her femininity. 


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The perfect accents to this gowns sleek silhouette were a fantastic pair of Jimmy Choo’s and an oversized, loose, flowing bridal bouquet; consisting of pink peonies, full creamy roses, blush and white ranunculus, anemone, sweet pea and eucalyptus with thick, cascading satin ribbons.


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Hailey and Connor had their First Look on the Four Seasons Orlando’s Grand Staircase.   Then they took some time for some breathtaking wedding portraits and some time alone before their wedding ceremony.


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Their wedding ceremony took place just before sunset and wowed guests as they approached the resorts sprawling lawn. Set with white chivari chairs, the aisle was roped off with a thick broad garland of greener strung between two lush, loose arrangements of blush and white in beautiful garden urns.


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Both sides of the aisle were lined with full, thick clusters of greenery and white hydrangea setting the perfect stage for the entrance of the wedding party, and Hailey’s entrance brought tears to Connor’s eyes.


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The couple exchanged their vows in front of a massive arch of soft natural greenery accented with randomly places clusters of white flowers. 


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Even Hailey and Connor were surprised as they departed their outdoor wedding ceremony in an explosion of confetti.


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Guests made their way to the breathtaking Four Season’s ballroom, draped with shimmering white opaque fabric. Guests dined at round tables with cascading slate blue linen, clear Infinity Chairs and beautiful towering centerpieces that drew inspiration from Hailey’s bridal bouquet.


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Hailey and Conner know their guests very well, so the key to everyone having an awesome time was the  huge twenty-four-foot round, white dance floor placed in the adjacent space, drawing guests in with a fantastic band, photo booth, and chic lounge furniture. 


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Their Four Seasons Orlando wedding was filled with the perfect balance of beautiful details, unique elements and touching personal moments.


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Guests ended their evening with late night drinks and snacks under a shower of shimmering gold confetti.


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However, Hailey and Connor had one more surprise in store: A Grand Exit in an incredible 1958 Lincoln Continental MK III Convertible in a shower of fireworks.


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Thank you to all of the vendors who collaborated with our Lisa Stoner Events team to create this amazingly memorable wedding!

.      Wedding Planner:                  Lisa Stoner Events

.      Wedding Venue:                     Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

.      Wedding Officiant:                 Robert Tolley

.      Hair and Makeup:                   Makeover Station

.      Photographer:                        KV Photography

.      Videography:                          Jeffrey Stoner

.      Floral Design:                         Velvet and Twine

.      Ceremony/Reception Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

.      Custom Draping:                     Swag Décor

.      Dance Floor:                            Letz Dance On It

.      Lighting:                                  Fyerfly Productions

.      Linen:                                       Over The Top Linen

.      Paper/Stationery                     Dogwood Blossom Stationery

.      Ceremony Music:                     Beautiful Music

.      Reception Music:                     Headliners

.      Transportation:                        VIP Wedding Transportation

.      Wedding Cake:                        Four Seasons Orlando

.      Photobooth:                            Photobooth Rocks

.      Lounge Furniture:                   Style House

.      Flatware / Chargers:              A Chair Affair

.      Grand Exit Pyrotechnics:       Orlando Special Effects

 

 

 

 

 

Stacey & Ricky | This Ballroom Reveal Is What It’s All About !

Stacey & Ricky | This Ballroom Reveal Is What It’s All About !


Lisa Stoner + Waldorf Astoria Orlando Wedding + Central Florida + Wedding Planner +Orlando

What can I say about this gorgeous couple that hailed from Bermuda to offer me the distinct honor to plan and design their traditional, yet chic white wedding with perhaps a *splash* of color thrown in by yours truly?

I think Stacey’s initial reaction at her ballroom reveal here says it all, no? *wink


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But– there was so much more to their wedding than that. It was emotionally, romantically and thoughtfully charged wedding and the design touches were only just a part of that.

Hence, the importance of video!

Pour yourself a glass (or a mug!) and do yourself a favor, and watch these sweet highlights from Stacey and Ricky’s gorgeous wedding day!

·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Orlando Wedding Venue:  Waldorf Astoria Orlando

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson – Sensational Ceremonies

·      Wedding Photographer:  Liga Photography

.      Wedding Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner Video

·      Floral Design: Botanica

·      Hair and Makeup: Luma Bridal

·      Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

.      Dance Floor:  Letz Dance On It

·      Draping / Furniture: Swag Decor

·      Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·      Reception Music: DJ Chubb 

·      Wedding Cake: Waldorf Astoria Orlando

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: A Chair Affair