Modern Multi-Cultural Wedding

Modern Multi-Cultural Wedding

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


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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. 


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Modern Lucite boxes topped with geometric cubes and cascading white hydrangea and hanging amaranthus flanked the couple as they exchanged vows.


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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.


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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.


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Tehsina and Ghadeer made a grand entrance with a Zaffa, a wedding march of crossed swords, dancing and drums; an ancient Arab tradition.


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After an evening of dinner and dancing the newlyweds made their dramatic departure through a shower of sparklers.


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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

 

Details That Reflect Life Moments

Details That Reflect Life Moments

Sarah and Andy |  First United Methodist ChurchDr. 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.


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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.


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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.


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Andy and his groomsmen chose a classic look, but had a little fun with some uniquely personalized socks. 


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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.


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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.


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To say that Sarah and Andy were speechless after seeing the transformation of their reception venue might be an understatement.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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Thank you to all of the amazing wedding vendors who brought this beautiful wedding to life:


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·     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