Tale As Old As Time

Tale As Old As Time

Lauren and Justin | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Lauren and Justin came to Lisa Stoner Events from New York and were high school sweethearts.

Lauren is very thoughtful and tenderhearted, she was always thinking of her guest’s journey for the wedding and their overall experience during the Orlando wedding weekend.

Lauren has been a life-long Disney LOVER! (seriously, how do these girls know and find me? I am guessing Like attracts Like!) Justin is truly a prince and he would follow her to the end of the earth and what I remember about him was how truly devoted he is to her.

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The rehearsal dinner was at Disney’s California Grill located at the top of the Contemporary Resort. The welcome reception and a casual farewell brunch were held at The Summerhouse at the Grand Floridian. The majority of her portraits were taken at The Grand Floridian as well!

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Lauren looked stunning in her A Line satin gown with sweetheart neckline; accented with crystal embellishments, chapel length gown and beautiful white Badgley Mischka open toe pumps with crystal bow. Lauren carried a full, round, hand tied bridal bouquet of soft pink roses wrapped in pearls and accented with lockets filled with family photos.

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Their traditional Greek Orthodox wedding was held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland and she arrived in a classic white Rolls Royce.

This ornate space was accented with an aisle runner, some simple white pew arrangements and full white arrangements on gold candelabras on the altar.

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I suggested The Ritz Carlton Orlando for her wedding reception because it offered the flexibility she needed. The resort had all of the same luxe appointments that she was looking for, and I knew the service would be exemplary.

After the ceremony at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, guests made their way back to the Ritz Carlton’s Davinci Lawn. We were able to design a very gracious, elegant and grown-up “Beauty and the Beast” vibe.

Long luxurious guest tables with lush low floral pieces of full white hydrangea and soft pink roses were adorned with shimmering votive candles in gold glass and tall golden candelabras. The elegant tabletop design with simple white chargers, dupioni silk napkins and custom menu cards was complimented with gold chivari chairs.

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This very open outdoor design in a u-shape not only created a chic space for dinner to accommodate 100 guests but also offered plenty of room for Greek dancing.

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Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who brought this fairytale to life.

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.     Orlando Wedding Planning: Lisa Stoner Events

.     Wedding Photography: Leah Jean Photography

.     Orlando Wedding Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner Video

.     Wedding Floral Design: Greenery Productions

.     Orlando Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox of Greater Orlando

.     Orlando Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

.     Wedding Band: Simon Sez Entertainment

.      “Getting Ready”: The Grand Floridian, Walt Disney World Resort

.      Hair & Makeup: Dale Dees

.      Linen: Over the Top Linen

.      Classic Car: VIP Transportation

.      Stationery: 2U Creative

A Classic, Greek Inspired Affair | Stephanie and Peter’s Wedding Video Highlights

A Classic, Greek Inspired Affair | Stephanie and Peter’s Wedding Video Highlights

Rich in Greek tradition, shimmering Florida sunshine and a couple that savored it all…

The story of Peter and Stephanie Drymonis unfolds here!

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

Elegant Yet Relaxed St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Wedding || Stephanie and Peter

Elegant Yet Relaxed St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Wedding || Stephanie and Peter

Stephanie and Peter’s St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Wedding

I remember it like it was just yesterday with this wedding on the blog today. Stephanie and Peter tied the knot at their elegant yet relaxed St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church wedding. Throughout time, this wedding has remained very close and special to my heart. Once you see the photos, you’ll see why! It is the sweetest!


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I know you must think I say that about all the weddings I share with you. In fact, it’s pretty accurate! But, that’s what happens when you have the opportunity to work with the most amazing people every year. I’m incredibly thankful for the time I get to spend with each and every one of my amazing couples. I love when I get to have fun planning with the parents, too. But, you know what’s even better? When I still keep in touch with them after their big day like I have with Peter’s parents, Elias and Lisa. (She makes the best baklava EVER, by the way!)

An Elegant Yet Relaxed Style


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With a bride that was a model and local Florida pageant winner, you would probably think that she’d want her wedding to be just as glitz and glamourous. However, that wasn’t the case when Stephanie came to me to help her plan her big wedding day. While she had her fair share of glitz and sparkles in that former part of her life, she craved something different for her wedding day – both personally and aesthetically. While Peter’s priority was to pay homage to his Greek heritage, Stephanie really wanted an elegant yet relaxed wedding day. To create the more graceful, effortless glamour that Stephanie wanted, we created her wedding’s design around creamy tones accented with blush and gold.


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events

Their Traditional Ceremony

Needless to say, their ceremony inside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church was one filled with so much beauty and tradition. With gorgeous arrangements atop columns at the beginning of the aisle and on the altar along with simple pew markers by Raining Roses, we really let the beauty of the church shine during their ceremony. (Look at those photos. I mean, WOW!)


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lis Stoner Events

Their Soft, Elegant Reception

Meanwhile, at Stephanie and Peter’s reception, we created a soft and beautifully elegant space designed around those creamy tones she loved so much. The blush and creamy tones along with the clear glass accents in the centerpieces and table settings really brightened up the space and gave off a soft, relaxed vibe. If I must say so myself, it complimented perfectly with the space’s grand windows, gold accents with the chairs and chargers, bountiful floral, and dramatic blush ripple draping to give their event an elegant and luxurious look.


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Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events

I loved their incorporation of their Greek heritage into the reception details with the Jordan Almond favors in delicately embroidered bags as well as the tagged greenery on each menu card and the homemade desserts made by Peter’s mother. Not to mention, their wedding cake’s breathtaking detail by The Pastry Studio made it a focal point of the reception. It was almost too gorgeous to eat!


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events


Greek Wedding | Lisa Stoner Events

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Drymonis!

One of the things I loved most about Stephanie and Peter’s wedding was how we were able to make their day really embody who they were while paying homage to their heritage. I most appreciated all the ways we were able to incorporate their Greek traditions from the ceremony to the music and homemade desserts at the reception prepared by Peter’s mother herself.


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Stephanie and Peter, I am so thankful that you chose me to be a part of your elegant and romantic wedding day. You are absolutely the sweetest couple with the sweetest families, and it was such a joy to work with you all. I hope to have more couples like you to cherish in the future. I wish you all the happiness and well wishes in the world as Mr. and Mrs. Drymonis!


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