Hailey & Tony | Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine | Hammock Beach Resort
Our Lisa Stoner Events team got to know this wonderful couple as we worked with Tony’s family planning his brother Johnny’s wedding a year or so ago.
Hailey is a beautiful bride who had a vision for a very elegant and sophisticated look and I would say she nailed it! She selected a luxurious, form-fitting wedding gown with an open back and simply embellished crystal waist.
Accenting the gowns simplicity, she wore a cathedral length veil with blusher and carried a lush bouquet with cascading white phalaenopsis orchids and elegant vines. Tony looked very handsome in a classic black tuxedo with a phalaenopsis boutonniere.
A Roman Catholic Nuptial Mass was very important to Hailey and the breathtakingly beautiful, historic Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, with its 450 year history was the perfect location.
The couple exchanged their vows on the beautiful altar with its elaborate gold and white woodwork with gold statues depicting Christ, flanked by statures of St. Peter and St. Augustine.
After the couple exchanged their vows they took some time for beautiful portraits and strolled the historic streets of St. Augustine.
Guests made their way to the oceanside Hammock Beach Resort. Cocktails, dinner, and dancing were on the South Tower Deck where the reception tables were set in a large U shape.
For her reception, Hailey wanted rich jewel tones, greenery and gold accents offering a nostalgic vibe. Long tables were layered with taupe colored linen and accented with thick ropes of greenery, dotted with deep burgundy, purple and blue floral pieces.
The corners of the U-shaped tables were anchored with tall gold urns overflowing with greenery and the same jewel toned flowers. Gold chivari chairs, chargers with gold bands and custom menu cards with cold tones completed this elegant design.
Hailey and Tony began the evening with their First Dance to ‘Say You Won’t Go’ by James Arthur. This was followed by a very traditional Armenian wedding reception, which included the traditional flag-waving dance and the flag positioned behind the couple during dinner.
During the cutting of this stunning five-tiered wedding cake with cascading sugar flowersTony surprised Hailey with fireworks which were perfectly timed for when they kissed after their cake cutting!
Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who helped to create the details of this elegant, sophisticated wedding.
. Florida Wedding Planner – Lisa Stoner Events
. Wedding Ceremony Venue – Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine
. Wedding Reception Venue – Hammock Beach Resort
. Hair and Makeup – Luma Bridal
. Wedding Photographer – Dana Goodson Photography
. Florida Wedding Videographer – Jeffrey Stoner Video
. Wedding Flowers – Details Flowers
. Lighting – Fyerfly Productions
. Linen – Connie Duglin
. Chargers, China and Stemware – A Chair Affair
. Reception Music – DJ Elvis Tershana
. Wedding Cake – The Pastry Studio
. Photobooth – Shutterbooth
. Cigar Roller – Julio Cordero
. Transportation – BKCK Limo Services
The Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida
When Amanda first started discussing the overall design of her wedding with our Lisa Stoner Event Planning team, she conveyed that she wanted a wedding that was elegant but still approachable, stylish and fresh.
Amanda and Pete share a love for the beach, so The Hammock Beach Resort was the perfect location for a luxurious Palm Coast wedding weekend; with the vastness of the Atlantic ocean as the backdrop for their wedding ceremony, and ocean breezes and a breathtaking view for their wedding reception.
They both quickly embraced the idea of dark green, leathery tropical monstera leaves as a design thread that carried throughout the wedding with shades of white and gold as accent colors.
In keeping with the elegant, stylish and approachable feel, Amanda selected her wedding gown from Hayley Paige’s Blush collection. Her ivory beaded ball gown had a scalloped sweetheart neckline and spaghetti strap detail with a full, cascading tulle skirt. Beautiful drop earrings, matching bracelet, hair comb and stunning Badgley Mischka satin heel evening shoes with hand designed crystal embellishments were the perfect accents to this amazing gown.
Amanda carried a cascading white bouquet of lush white phalaenopsis, full round white ranunculus and fragrant white freesia against the backdrop of monstera leaves; personalized with five lockets of family photos. Her bridal party carried similarly styled bouquets with white dendrobium orchids and monstera leaves.
Not to be left out, Pete and his groomsmen looked sharp in their classic black tuxedos accented with phalaenopsis boutonnieres and monogramed cuff links.
After a First Look and spending some time for private portraits, the couple hosted their ocean side wedding ceremony on Hammock Beach’s Lodge Lawn. Classic white garden chairs, two simple white columns with cylinder vases of monstera leaves and white orchids, the Atlantic Ocean and hedge of palm trees provided the perfect backdrop.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception by the pool while Amanda, Pete and the wedding party took some time together for photos.
Lush white floor length linen set a blank canvass to add bold accents: gold chiavari chairs, clear glass charger plates with gold rims and gold flatware.
Monstera leaves were used as an accent under the table settings in addition to the tall vases that drew your eye up to the billowing white ceiling draping.
A gold cake stand held a smooth white buttercream wedding cake with ruscus leaves as a simple accent and a gold custom cake topper.
Amanda and Pete closed out their amazing night with a kiss and a shower of sparklers.
Thank you to all of the professionals who made this beautiful day possible:
· Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
· Wedding Venue: The Hammock Beach Resort
· Orlando Wedding Officiant: Matt Hettler
· Wedding Photographer: Nate Puhr
· Floral Design: Details Flowers
. Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry and Design
. Hair Styling: Chad Stokes Hair
· Lighting: Fyerfly Productions
· Linen: Over The Top Linens
· Ceremony Music: Fyerfly Productions
. Wedding Reception Music: Fyerfly Productions
· Gold Flatware: A Chair Affair
. Wedding Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique
. Calligraphy: Do Tell Calligraphy
. Custom Columns: Rachael Kasie