Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

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I know I talk a lot about details here, but if you are here and participating in this medium, I am pretty sure you’ll understand where I am coming from…

Weddings are more than “colors” and “themes.” Weddings are a communion, a reverent celebration, a story, (your love story!) and an experience for not only you, but for your family and friends to savor and remember for a lifetime.

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The fact that this was Brittany’s sensibility when she met with me for the first time told me everything I needed to know and offered me the perfect charge! She and Barret had been on what I call the “wedding circuit.” So many of their friends and peers are getting married and it seemed as if they were going to a wedding every other month! Through these weddings she and Barret attended, she had seen, heard and tasted what seemed to be everything, and she wanted hers and Barret’s wedding to be signature, just like them! *wink.

First things first; starting the day relaxed and confident is the perfect approach to experiencing all of the beautiful moments that are ahead of you as the day unfolds.

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This space here is to give you ample warning (and time to grab some tissues!) as to quite possibly the most emotional Daddy reveal I have ever seen. Now tell me these are not images that will turn into forever mementos!

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Recovered yet? Shall I give you a moment?  Here’s a sweet Bridesmaids reveal as you gain your composure!

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How about a stunning look at Brittany’s processional, a sharp wedding party and some portraits of Brittany and Barret to look at while you take care of that pesky thing in your eye… *wink!

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Brittany’s white, lush and romantic bouquet consisted of white garden roses peonies and, my favorite, ranunculus (seriously, I try to sneak them in every wedding that I am able!) against light touches of greenery. The trailing ribbons were soft, feminine and I loved how the bouquet moved with her in that striking Ines DiSanto gown.

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I love that these portraits here are the perfect transition from the garden aesthetic from just outside Knowles Chapel to what we created inside the ballroom at The Alfond Inn!

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So what sets this wedding apart from the others? Cue the details!

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Designing a wedding reception in a ballroom needs particular attention to details that offer those 4 walls life. We opted for these tall centerpieces with cascading greenery and candles on top to offer a romantic and dreamy glow as guests dined.

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I loved how the seating directory turned out thanks to Andi Mejia Calligraphy!

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This wedding cake was very well deserving of it’s very own backdrop!

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I had four custom trellis panels constructed where vines and greenery were interwoven throughout with touches of white florals creating a 10-12 foot canopy over our bars and cake. It was magical!

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These chic, marble chargers with gold flatware and the vellum menu card with gold foil, were perfect, minimal, yet chic details-

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First Dance, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance; give me alllll the dances!!

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Brittany and Barret, this is one I shall never soon forget! Your confidence and trust made my “job” so worthwhile, and I loved watching this beautiful day unfold for you!

May you forever wear these same smiles!  xx, LS

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THE CAST:

Classic And Colorful

Classic And Colorful

Alexandra & Andreas | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Allie and Andy had originally considered getting married on a cruise but decided not to so that more family and friends could attend the wedding. 

Our Lisa Stoner Events team worked on a few design concepts with Allie and Andy and eventually landed on the perfect fit. Andy comes from a Greek family and incorporating a classic olive branch theme throughout the wedding was just the right touch.

Allie chose a beautiful lace ballgown with a cap sleeve and a full chapel length train cascading from a crystal hair band. She chose bright flowers including peonies and roses with touches of greenery for the bouquets.

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Andy wore a classic black vested tuxedo with a white rose boutonnière and a pocket square.

The entrance to their ballroom wedding ceremony started with oversized arrangements of brightly colored flowers atop wrought iron columns. The aisle of white chivari chairs framed rows of petals and a custom monogrammed aisle runner, bringing in the olive branch motif.


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A luxurious wedding arch of foliage and brightly colored flowers, flanked by lighted trees stood out against a background of soft grey draping.

Andy’s smile was ear to ear as he waited for his bride’s arrival; the two exchanged their vows and sealed them with a kiss.


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Allie and Andy took a sneak peek at the reception design while guests enjoyed the cocktail reception. To say that they were overwhelmed might be an understatement. 


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The space for dinner was separated from the dance floor with a crisscrossed draping and soft lighting. A communal table large enough to accommodate the couples’ immediate family of 46 anchored the reception space. 


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Clear chivari chairs and warm grey tone linen allowed the tabletop design and wedding cake to pop against the backdrop. The brightly colored floral centerpieces, pillar and votive candles in metallic containers filled the tables. 


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Charger plates layered with grey napkins and custom menu cards with olive branches completed the look.


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Allie and Andy’s first dance to ‘Fall Away’ by Bobby Lord, Allie’s grandfather, was just the beginning of a wonderful night of dancing.


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Thank you to all of the wedding vendors who helped create this dream wedding.


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.      Orlando Wedding PlannerLisa Stoner Events

.      Wedding Ceremony / ReceptionRitz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

.      Orlando Wedding OfficiantSensational Ceremonies

.      Hair and Makeup – Kayla Flores

.      Orlando Wedding PhotographerRoot Photography

.      Orlando Wedding Videographer Jeffery Stoner Video

.      Orlando Floral Wedding Designer Fairbanks Florist

.      LightingTLF Events

.      DrapingDazian Fabrics

.      LinenOver The Top Linen

.      Wedding CakeRitz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

 

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