Not too long ago our Lisa Stoner Events team was asked to plan an Orlando wedding industry event for our colleagues at The Knot.
We chose a “White-Hot” theme and we loved every aspect of it. White really lends itself perfectly to Welcome Receptions and provides for a fun wedding weekend and also to summer events.
Start with a beautiful location; in this case the all-white tented space at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando was the perfect blank canvass for our design. We started with a dramatic entrance feature: a show-stopping white balloon arch combined with lush white greenery.
The next design element was the layout of the space itself. A beautiful white orchid chandelier hung over the dance floor area in the center of the tent. An abundance of modern lounge furniture was spread across the room, providing ample seating for guests.
Our design team incorporated multiple food stations, enticing the guests to sample delicious, lite, bite sized samplings while mingling and dancing. Speaking of dancing, we were sure to bring in an amazing DJ to keep the dance floor packed.
Another element not to be missed was a refreshing signature cocktail, uniquely presented from a feature bar, by our energetic bartenders. The mojitos were refreshing and plentiful.
For some interactive entertainment we drew guests into the party with a vibrant acapella flash mob and a fun photobooth with props.
Last, but certainly not least, we cannot forget about the sweet tooth. Guests were treated to some delicious, miniature sweet treats.
Remember to invite some stylishly dressed guests to help with the authenticity of the theme.
We know your family and friends will have as much fun with a fabulous White-Hot Party as our colleagues did.
Be sure to call our Lisa Stoner Events team to discuss designing your upcoming wedding, milestone family event or corporate gala.
. Venue, Catering & Bar: Waldorf Astoria Orlando
. Event Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
. Floral Décor: Raining Roses
. Photography: Wings of Glory Photography
. Videography: Jeffrey Stoner
. Draping: Swag Decor
. Furniture: AFR
. Linens: Wildflower Linens
. Flash Mob: The Vocal Company
. Balloon Company: Guy Rexford, Balloon World Orlando
. Lighting + Music: DJ Jacob Towe, LLC
. Photo Booth: Omarvelous Productions
. Stationery: Dogwood Blossom
. Beauty: LeJeune Artistry
Sarah and Andy | First United Methodist Church | Dr. Phillips Center
Breathtaking weddings are made of details; not just the beautiful details, but when you are truly lucky, the details that are meaningful as well.
Recently, our Lisa Stoner Events team had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Andy to plan their spectacular downtown Orlando wedding.
Their wedding ceremony was held at the historic First Methodist Church of Orlando with its shimmering marble and colorful stain glass altarpieces.
Sarah wore a beautiful Romona Kevesa strapless tulle ball gown with a beaded lace bodice and sweetheart neckline.
For her bouquet, Sarah wanted orchids. As a schoolteacher, the orchids held a strong meaning; her students frequently gave her orchids as gifts. Her beautiful cascading white phalaenopsis bouquet, the perfect accent to her tall slender frame, and was a detail that carried through the entire wedding.
Sarah’s bridal party wore soft pink bridesmaid’s dresses and carried handtied bouquets of off white and antique pink roses, white dendrobium orchids, and a white phalaenopsis from her bouquet.
Andy and his groomsmen chose a classic look, but had a little fun with some uniquely personalized socks.
Another beautiful detail, that went unnoticed by many, was found in both Andy’s boutonniere as well as his mother’s corsage. Included in each of their personal flowers was a small piece of one of his father’s shirts. A silent, personal remembrance as his father had passed away unexpectedly shortly before the wedding.
As guests arrived for the wedding reception at the amazing Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, they enjoyed a little fun during the cocktail reception with personalized cocktail napkins printed with Fun Facts about Sarah and Andy.
To say that Sarah and Andy were speechless after seeing the transformation of their reception venue might be an understatement.
This sleek, modern, almost industrial space with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled views of downtown Orlando was softened with draping, warm lighting and a color palette of light grey and pink.
A breathtaking chandelier of flowers and soft lights was installed as a focal point over the dancefloor, centering the space. The dancefloor was flanked by a long head table on one side with a soft geometrically patterned linen, clear glass cylinders of candles, silver mercury glass and soft pink and white floral bouquets.
Round guest tables balanced the other side of the dancefloor, draped in light grey linen accented with arrangements of white hydrangea, soft white and pink roses, orchids and dusty miller. Clear glass chargers with silver rims, custom designed menu cards, crystal chivari chairs, and a romantic five-tiered wedding cake of quilting and lace completed the design.
Thank you to all of the amazing wedding vendors who brought this beautiful wedding to life:
· Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
· Orlando Wedding Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church of Orlando
· Orlando Wedding Reception Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
· Hair Stylist & Makeup: Makeover Station
· Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist
· Wedding Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography
· Wedding Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video
· Photo Booth: Flash by KWP
· Catering: Hyatt Catering
· Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes
· DJ: Jacob Towe
· Bridal Salon: Calvet Couture Bridal
· Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza
· Veil: Sara Gabriel
· Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
· Linens: Over the Top Linens
Isleworth Golf and Country Club
Sarah and Michael met at school in Texas and both are Geologists, studying the earth’s physical structure and substance. So, in order to design a wedding that rocked their world, Lisa Stoner Events and our curated team of Central Florida Wedding Professionals really focused on textures and organic elements.
Sarah chose to wear a beautiful Hayley Paige, moondust organza, A-line bridal gown, with a beaded neckline and sheer open back. She carried a stunning textured bridal bouquet of huge King Protea, full light pink roses, blue Scottish thistle and white anemone framed by soft grey dusty miller. Her wedding party wore soft blue-grey bridesmaid’s dresses and carried bouquets that matched Sarah’s.
The lawn at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere was the perfect location for their wedding. A simple, late afternoon, wedding ceremony was held facing the club’s freshwater lakes with native Florida grasses and cypress trees as the backdrop. Sleek white boxes topped by crystal trumpet vases of lush greenery accented with unique soft pink flowers added a pop of texture and framed the couple exchanging their vows.
After sealing their vows with a kiss, guests showered the happy couple with confetti.
Following the ceremony, Sarah, Michael and their wedding party took portraits against the backdrop of the lake as well as on the club’s lakefront dock. Guests watched while enjoying a cocktail reception from the outdoor terrace.
The Isleworth Ballroom was the perfect setting for this wedding; the architectural elements of the columns with soft white lighting, the vaulted ceilings with hand cut wood beams, wrought iron accents and rustic lantern chandelier touched on all of the elements of texture.
Round guest tables anchored the room with tall crystal vases with an explosion of white dendrobium orchid stems. In the center of the room were long, rectangular tables with low, flowing arrangements tying in the same flowers as Sarah and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Our team tied everything together with slate lamour floor length linen, matching napkins and seat cushions on crystal chiavari chairs. The tables were accented with chunky pillar candles, mercury glass votive candles, textured glass chargers with a gold band, hammered gold napkin rings and dark slate custom menus.
This wedding was the perfect example of listening to your couple, developing the perfect team of wedding professionals to design a luxurious wedding with elements that truly reflect the couple and their personalities.
Thank you to all of the professionals who made this beautiful day possible:
· Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
· Wedding Venue: Isleworth Golf & Country Club
· Orlando Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
· Wedding Photographer: Nate Puhr
· Floral Design: Lowe + Behold
. Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry and Design
· Lighting: DJ Jacob Co.
· Linen: Over The Top Linens
· Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music
. Wedding Reception Music: DJ Jacob Co.
· Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: A Chair Affair
. Wedding Cake: Isleworth Golf & Country Club
. Directory Board and Menu Cards: Dogwood Blossom Stationery