Angela and David | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Angela and David came to Lisa Stoner Events from New York. They met through their work; Angela is a professional A cappella singer and David is an entrepreneur and sound engineer.
Angela seemed almost exasperated at a design meeting and was struggling to identify her wedding style. She exclaimed “I don’t really know how to articulate what I want to see in the design of my wedding, all I know is that my favorite color is red and my favorite movie is ‘Tangled!’ ”
You see, Angela has a legitimate (and relatable) obsession with Disney, and that was all I needed!!! I think we have our design elements, Rapunzel would be jealous.
Angela chose a beautiful white satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and shimmering gold and crystal embellishments.
The gown was complimented by her full, cascading bridal bouquet of white roses, phalaenopsis and cymbidium orchids and a pop of color with her stunning red pumps.
Her bridesmaids wore knee length red gowns paired with bright red bouquets to infuse more of the red into the design.
David and Angela enjoyed a First Look and some time alone in the beautiful Ritz Carlton gardens, before exchanging their vows.
As the wedding ceremony began David waited for Angela’s arrival with an ear to ear smile on his face.
The aisle to the Wedding Gazebo was lined with large antique lanterns and touches of red and white flowers. The gazebo was draped in a soft grey, sheer fabric allowing the stunning floral chandelier to be a focal point behind the couple.
The Florida sunset behind their outdoor ceremony could not have created a more beautiful backdrop.
Guests enjoyed a relaxing cocktail reception on the resort’s Tuscany Terrace.
The ballroom was ready for an exciting reveal and was draped in twinkling lights on the ceiling. In the center was a communal head table that formed a square that seated nearly thirty people. A tree with cascading orchids and over one hundred pillar candles filled the space in the center of the tables.
The guest tables were set along the softly draped walls and also had trees in the center filled with flowers and flickering candles. A formal place setting with a gold rimmed charger and custom menu card in red lettering completed the tablescapes.
Angela and David’s smooth, white butter cream, five-tiered wedding cake was adorned with cream, blush and pink roses that flowed down the cake and was set against a wall of lights.
The band kept the dancefloor filled the entire evening and they enjoyed some sweet treats and fun snacks while they danced the night away.
Thank you to all of the vendors who brought this fairytale wedding to life!
. Orlando Wedding Planner – Lisa Stoner Events
. Wedding Officiant – Benjamin Stevens
. Wedding Venue – Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
. Orlando Wedding Photographer – Jensen Larson Photography
. Orlando Wedding Videographer – Jeffrey Stoner Video
. Floral – Botanica
. Lighting – Fyerfly Productions
. Draping – Swag Décor
. Linen- Over The Top Linen
. Table Top – Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
. Ceremony /Reception Music – Heatwave Band
. Wedding Cake – Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
. Invitations / Wedding Day Stationery – Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Tehsina and Ghadeer | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
“A smile is always in fashion” is the most perfect quote to describe this fashion forward Orlando multi-cultural wedding celebration.
Seeing Tehsina and Ghandeer smile at each other at their First Look is to know just how much in love they are. They quite literally smile, giggle and look lovingly at each other all the time
An Orlando destination wedding was perfect for this cosmopolitan couple. Tehsina is the biggest Disney fanatic and has been since she and her family traveled here from Canada when she was a little girl. Her family traveled from Canada and England with Ghadeer’s family traveling from New York and the couple traveling from Boston for the wedding planning.
The elements of this chic stylish wedding design reflect Tehsina’s Muslim heritage as well as Ghandeer’s Arabic family background.
Her stunning Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown with fleur sequin and floral lace overlay, an illusion neckline, and three-quarter length sleeve were all beautiful touches for this modest gown.
Tehsina carried a long cascading bouquet of Italian ruscus, white ranunculus and several dozen fragrant stephanotis; the perfect accent to her simple, elegant wedding gown. The best part? It was an exact replica of her mother’s bridal bouquet that Jesus with Raining Roses expertly created. The look on Tehsina’s mother’s face when she (surprise!) first saw the bridal bouquet is what a wedding planner’s dreams are made of!
Even after a First Look and some private time together, Ghadeer, looking smashing in his Tom Ford tuxedo, smiled lovingly as his bride made her entrance escorted by her parents.
Beautiful contemporary arrangements of giant white calla lilies and monstera leaves in tall glass vases filled the aisle to the Ritz Carlton’s gazebo, draped in soft, flowing white fabric.
Modern Lucite boxes topped with geometric cubes and cascading white hydrangea and hanging amaranthus flanked the couple as they exchanged vows.
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the Tuscany Terrace while the newlyweds took a sneak peek at the luxurious, modern reception décor.
Simple black linen allowed the modern metal and glass risers filled with cylinders of floating candles and breathtaking white calla lilies to take center stage. Tall contemporary arrangements connected long guest tables surrounding the custom black and white dancefloor.
The look was completed with gold chairs, gold embellished glass chargers topped with monstera leaves and custom designed menu cards, and a sleek, marble veined wedding cake.
Tehsina and Ghadeer made a grand entrance with a Zaffa, a wedding march of crossed swords, dancing and drums; an ancient Arab tradition.
After an evening of dinner and dancing the newlyweds made their dramatic departure through a shower of sparklers.
Thank you to all of the vendors who made this wedding weekend such a huge success:
. Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
. Orlando Wedding Venue: Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
. Officiant: Rassam Jaffer, bride’s uncle
. Hair and Makeup: Daniela Delaney
. Wedding Photographer: Joshua Behan Photography
. Orlando Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner
. Floral: Raining Roses Productions
. Ceremony Chairs and Tables: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
. Reception Chairs: RW Events
. Lighting: Get Lit Productions
. Draping: Swag Décor
. Dance Floor: Letz Dance On It
. Linen: Over The Top Linen
. Paper and Directory Boards: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
. Ceremony Music: Classern Quartet
. Reception Music: Arabic DJ in Florida
. Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
. Photobooth: Flash by KWP
. Chargers: A Chair Affair
. Hedgewalls: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The couple exchanged their vows in front of a massive arch of soft natural greenery accented with randomly places clusters of white flowers.
Even Hailey and Connor were surprised as they departed their outdoor wedding ceremony in an explosion of confetti.
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.
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.
Their Four Seasons Orlando wedding was filled with the perfect balance of beautiful details, unique elements and touching personal moments.
Guests ended their evening with late night drinks and snacks under a shower of shimmering gold confetti.
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.
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
Isleworth Golf and Country Club