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

 

KATIE & LARRY | ELEGANT TENTED WEDDING RECEPTION

KATIE & LARRY | ELEGANT TENTED WEDDING RECEPTION

First United Methodist Church | Private Residence

When Katie and Larry first came to Lisa Stoner Events they wanted a central Florida wedding; black tie optional that was tailored, romantic, elegant and classic. But I also realized they have a great sense of humor and wanted to incorporate that too.

You see, Katie and Larry met on tinder and fully embrace their love story; so the wedding hashtags #loveatfirstswipe and #tinderellamarriestinderfella were perfect for their wedding.

We looked at luxury hotels and various classic styled wedding venues, but Katie always dreamed of having her wedding reception in the home where she grew up. With a view like this, we can certainly see why.


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There was only one catch, no one had lived in the home for a few years as her parents had since downsized and put off the task of readying the home to put on the market. Katie’s wedding was the perfect jump start to getting the home ready.

Katie and her bridal party got ready at her parents’ home, she wore a striking white lace mermaid style gown with a sweetheart neckline,  cathedral length sheer veil with lace embellishments. Accenting this beautiful gown she carried a lush round bouquet of white roses and luxurious, fragrant gardenias with a full white satin stem wrap. Her wedding party wore deep purple bridesmaid’s gowns and carried bouquets of roses in white and various shades of pink.


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They were transported to First United Methodist Church for a beautiful classic wedding ceremony officiated by Katie’s childhood pastor. The sanctuary was decorated with hanging flower clusters on each pew that coordinated with the oversized white garden urns on the altar, overflowing with full white hydrangea and brightly colored pink and fuchsia roses.

These two sharply dressed gentlemen created quite a stir as they announced Katie’s arrival.


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After the wedding ceremony guests made their way to the family home where the cocktail hour was hosted on the ground floor of the house. As guests entered the backyard they were greeted by a beautiful black and white custom dance floor covering the family pool. One of the highlights of the evening was arranged by Katie’s father, retired professional golfer, Scott Hoch. He arranged for Darius Rucker of “Hootie and the Blowfish” to record a special wedding wish for the couple to be played just after their first dance.


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The wedding reception was hosted in a show stopping clear tent, which was draped in soft pink fabric and adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers.  The tables were draped with deep purple linen which made the gold chiavari chairs and gold floral risers pop. Tables alternated with tall and low arrangements of white hydrangea, white roses as well as roses in various hues of pink, with soft tendrils of ivy trailing from the overhead arrangements. Soft lighting outside of the tent bathed the trees and Spanish moss in soft light that could be seen from inside the tent. 


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Katie and Larry’s wedding cake was a beautiful four-tier cake which alternated layers of white quilting with pearl accents and shimmering gold, accented with gold ribbon and surrounded by the bridal party’s bouquets.


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Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this wedding so memorable!

·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Orlando Wedding Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church

.       Wedding Reception Venue: Private Residence

.       Catering: Hyatt Regency

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: Bill Barnes

·      Wedding Photographer:  Jensen Larson Photography

.       Orlando Wedding Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner Video

·      Floral Design: Raining Roses

·      Hair Styling: Megan Bassett

.      Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

·      Lighting: Get Lit Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Ceremony Music: Linda van Niekirk

.      Wedding Reception Music: Leonard Brothers Band

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: A Chair Affair

.       Specialty Furniture / Draping: Swag Décor

.       Tent: The Top Event Company

.       Dance Floor: Performance Staging   

.       Wedding Cake: Lana Harm   

.       Portable Restrooms: Comfort House Equipment Rental

.       Transportation: Mears Transportation

.       Valet: Valet Today, Inc.

 

Andrew & Matt | Unique, Personal and Intimate Wedding

Andrew & Matt | Unique, Personal and Intimate Wedding

Andrew & Matt | Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

A family is the people you surround yourself with, partially by circumstance and partially by design.  Andrew and Matthew worked with our team at Lisa Stoner Events to create a unique, elegant and fun intimate wedding for about forty of their family.

The Four Seasons Orlando offered a beautiful backdrop for their Central Florida wedding ceremony and reception.


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As with many same sex couples, Andrew and Matt chose to get ready in the same suite, spending time together, and  capturing some formal portraits on the Four Seasons amazing staircase prior to the wedding ceremony.


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The grooms exchanged their wedding vows on the resorts Areca Lawn followed by their cocktail reception on the Queen Terrace and intimate dinner reception in the Queen Room.


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Andrew and Matt got a sneak peek at the reception décor and then personally welcomed their guests to dinner. 


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The room was set with a forty-foot-long feasting table draped with creamy, off white, floor length linen, gold chiavari chairs and beautiful tall crystal vases topped with large, loose greenery arrangements with long, trailing bright yellow tulips and crystal candelabras. A towering greenery wall centered the space, breaking up the ballroom walls.


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The tables were set with custom menu cards made of beautifully carved wood and clear etched charger plates, beautifully carved wooden place cards and clusters of greens and candles.


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In addition to unique details like the personalized carved names, the wedding was infused with wonderful, interesting details such as a Welcome Toast by the grooms, live music, a local caricature artist, boxed Italian leather luggage tags as guest favors, and guests were entertained by the amazingly talented, hysterically funny, Miss Richfield 1981! She had all of the guests in stitches and posed for some fun photographs.


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Andrew and Matt ended the evening by cutting their amethyst geode wedding cake topped with Lego men and dancing to “You’ll Be In My Heart”.


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Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!


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·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Orlando Wedding Venue:  Four Seasons Orlando Resort

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: Don Carlson

·      Wedding Photographer:  A Harris Photography

.      Wedding Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner Video

·      Floral Design: Lee Forrest Design

·      Lighting: Get Lit Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Ceremony and Reception Music: Joe Farren

·      Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Orlando Resort

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: Four Seasons Orlando Resort

.       Caricature Artist – Sarah Kantz

.       MC / Host –  Miss Richfield 1981