What a dream it was to plan Anabel and Juan’s wedding! Anabel and I connected from the start. She has an effervescent personality and is a true joy to be around. Her warmth is contagious and we had such fun going over the details, big and small, for their wedding day.
The mood was set before the big day with custom stationery, monogram, and wax seal by the ever-talented Siuleth of Eleven Note. My personal favorite touch was the illustration of Anabel and Juan’s beloved dog, Daisy, for the reception cocktail napkins!
Anabel and Juan got ready for their wedding in separate suites at the Four Seasons Orlando, where the reception would be hosted later in the evening. Anabel’s bridal style was feminine and romantic, she wore a beautiful gown by Rita Vinieras from Solutions Bridal Orlando paired with Manolo Blahnik heels. The groom wore an exquisitely tailored tuxedo by Leonardo Fifth Avenue.
The couple were married in a traditional ceremony at the St. James Catholic Cathedral near Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida. The Roman Catholic Cathedral features beautiful murals and we filled the ceremony space with white floral arrangements.
The bride was walked down the aisle by her loving father in a dramatic, cathedral-length lace train.
Just married! Anabel’s joyous spirit is on full display in this heart-warming image.
Back at the Four Seasons, the manicured hotel grounds served as the perfect place for couple and family portraits.
Of course, Anabel and Juan’s wedding portraits would not be complete without their beloved dog, Daisy. It was a big day for Daisy too, her paw-rents were married! She shined in a matching lace dress with Mom. Could these two be any cuter?!
After their portraits were taken, I snuck Anabel and Juan away from the cocktail hour for my favorite moment – the reception space reveal. I believe this image will go down in Lisa Lyons Events history as one of the best reaction shots EVER!
The entire ballroom space was transformed into a dazzling, glamorous reception. White florals by Raining Roses wrapped around candelabras dripping in crystals. Metallic accents abounded with gold chargers, silver chairs, and mirrored tables to reflect it all. Fyerfly Productions set the mood with soft colored gels mixed with pin lighting. It was very much giving “Be Our Guest” if I do say so myself.
Anabel and Juan’s first dance was framed by a floral lined dance floor. The couple danced “on clouds” courtesy of a well-placed fog machine. And, of course, we brought the drama for the finale with cool sparks, courtesy of Fyerfly Productions.
After the couple cut the four-tiered cake, the party started! There were lighted stilt dancers, fire dancers, light sticks, and crazy glasses. The guests danced all night long.
The aforementioned fog machine made a second appearance in the hands of Anabel!
The evening culminated in a massive confetti release, a must for any celebration in my opinion!
Wedding Planning and Design: Lisa Lyons Events
Ceremony Venue: St. James Catholic Cathedral
Reception Venue: Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography
Hair and Makeup: Le Jeune Artistry
Videographer: KEJ Productions
Floral: Raining Roses Productions
Lighting: FyerFly Productions
Reception Chairs and Tables: Gala Rental
Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens
Stationery: Eleven Note
Entertainment: InPulse Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Seating Directory: Treasury Rentals
Wedding Dress and Veil: Rita Vinieris via Solutions Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Leonardo Fifth Avenue