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

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

Lisa Stoner Events was recently selected by Be Inspired PR to design a wedding editorial for them in Florida. We love styling editorial shoots because they are the perfect storm.

Editorial wedding shoots are like clicking with that perfect couple while planning their wedding. That chic, stylish couple who connects with you at the beginning of their planning process; they completely trust your design and vendor recommendations. A couple who is open to exciting elements that are playful and truly reflect their personality as a couple.

For this wedding editorial, we traveled to Tampa and selected the Oxford Exchange. This historic space built in 1891 has been lovingly restored, especially the century-old brickwork, a design element that blends the old with the new.

‘Designed in the spirit of human engagement, the Oxford Exchange is a gathering place housing a collection of ideas and experiences under a single roof.’ Everything a love story, a marriage and blending of families showcases.

The blending of old and new continued with the selection of this stunning Romona Keveza textured satin ball gown; perfectly paired with a unique, loose, oversized cascading bridal bouquet of white hydrangea, white mini calla lilies, white roses, dendrobium orchids and scabiosa blooms accented with ferns and lemon leaf.

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Imagine your wedding photos on this beautiful staircase, in The Shop or The Bookstore. 

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The Atrium, Conservatory and Restaurant spaces with their airiness, unique flooring, and exposed brick opened up a wide range of options. Our selection of a long table draped in vintage lace linen, offered the opportunity to add more stylish modern accents. 

By blending three unique chair styles, accenting with gold and silver and mixing bright, colorful floral arrangements with globe artichokes we were able to add texture and visual interest to create this luxurious design.

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We were able to make the head table stand out by layering a glass charger with vintage porcelain, a satin napkin, and a letterpress menu card under a breathtaking suspended floral chandelier.

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Other fashion-forward ideas included showcasing a trio of wedding cakes wrapped in black fondant, accented with gold stenciling, vintage embellishments, and pink sugar paste flowers.

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This elegant yet modern look was enhanced by using custom engraved toasting flutes, a fun champagne tower, out of this world welcome gifts for family and friends, and a vintage letterpress invitation ensemble with modern touches. 


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Thank you to all of the amazing professionals who collaborated with our Lisa Stoner Events team to make our fantasy wedding editorial a colossal success.

Photography: Vanessa Velez Photography
Florals: Botanica International Design Studio
Bridal Gown: Isabel O’Neill Bridal Collection  – Romona Keveza Collection
Stationery: Copper Willow
Bridesmaid: Joanna August
Groom: Absolutely Fitting
Cake Designer: Chocolate Pi Vintage Confectionery
Engraving: Happily Ever Etched
Table Settings: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens
Makeup & Hair: Makeover Station | Simone
Cinema: Jeffrey Stoner
Veil: Ariel Jennifer Taub