I know I talk a lot about details here, but if you are here and participating in this medium, I am pretty sure you’ll understand where I am coming from…
Weddings are more than “colors” and “themes.” Weddings are a communion, a reverent celebration, a story, (your love story!) and an experience for not only you, but for your family and friends to savor and remember for a lifetime.
The fact that this was Brittany’s sensibility when she met with me for the first time told me everything I needed to know and offered me the perfect charge! She and Barret had been on what I call the “wedding circuit.” So many of their friends and peers are getting married and it seemed as if they were going to a wedding every other month! Through these weddings she and Barret attended, she had seen, heard and tasted what seemed to be everything, and she wanted hers and Barret’s wedding to be signature, just like them! *wink.
First things first; starting the day relaxed and confident is the perfect approach to experiencing all of the beautiful moments that are ahead of you as the day unfolds.
This space here is to give you ample warning (and time to grab some tissues!) as to quite possibly the most emotional Daddy reveal I have ever seen. Now tell me these are not images that will turn into forever mementos!
Recovered yet? Shall I give you a moment? Here’s a sweet Bridesmaids reveal as you gain your composure!
How about a stunning look at Brittany’s processional, a sharp wedding party and some portraits of Brittany and Barret to look at while you take care of that pesky thing in your eye… *wink!
Brittany’s white, lush and romantic bouquet consisted of white garden roses peonies and, my favorite, ranunculus (seriously, I try to sneak them in every wedding that I am able!) against light touches of greenery. The trailing ribbons were soft, feminine and I loved how the bouquet moved with her in that striking Ines DiSanto gown.
I love that these portraits here are the perfect transition from the garden aesthetic from just outside Knowles Chapel to what we created inside the ballroom at The Alfond Inn!
So what sets this wedding apart from the others? Cue the details!
Designing a wedding reception in a ballroom needs particular attention to details that offer those 4 walls life. We opted for these tall centerpieces with cascading greenery and candles on top to offer a romantic and dreamy glow as guests dined.
I loved how the seating directory turned out thanks to Andi Mejia Calligraphy!
This wedding cake was very well deserving of it’s very own backdrop!
I had four custom trellis panels constructed where vines and greenery were interwoven throughout with touches of white florals creating a 10-12 foot canopy over our bars and cake. It was magical!
These chic, marble chargers with gold flatware and the vellum menu card with gold foil, were perfect, minimal, yet chic details-
First Dance, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance; give me alllll the dances!!
Brittany and Barret, this is one I shall never soon forget! Your confidence and trust made my “job” so worthwhile, and I loved watching this beautiful day unfold for you!
May you forever wear these same smiles! xx, LS
Rebecca & Robert | Chic Modern Garden Wedding | Four Seasons Orlando
This modern, stylish Miami couple love traveling to Orlando for some respite, and especially the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. So, what better place to host a sophisticated, modern, garden destination wedding?
From the time of their First Look near the Four Season’s beautiful garden trellis’, it was easy to see how much in love Rebecca and Robert are by their loving glances; and the smiles lasted the entire evening.
Lisa Stoner Events collaborated with award winning decorator Jose Graterol and created an innovative design that transformed the Four Seasons Orlando’s Grand Ballroom into a stylish, unique wedding reflective of this modern couple.
Rebecca and Robert’s wedding ceremony, ‘the most sacred 20 minutes’ of their lives, welcomed guests into a lush, modern garden. The couple exchanged their vows under a raised wooden arbor embellished with lush ferns, hanging amaranthus and pops of color with soft multicolored hydrangea as well as pink, fuchsia and red roses.
To make the space feel more intimate and bring the modern garden wedding inside we designed a grass lined aisle lined with boxwood hedges, modern mirrored risers and brass lanterns. Dark wood chiavari chairs complimented a dark wood toned backdrop of clean modern draping and lighting in a shadowy branch pattern pulled everything together.
Rebecca and Robert’s ear-to-ear smiles turned to jaw dropping smiles as they got a sneak peak of the Grand Ballroom. What began as a lush modern garden wedding ceremony exploded into a chic, modern, multisensory garden conservatory.
Jose Gratersol’s attention to detail is inspiring and impressive, our collaborative design layered sophisticated, stylish touches from floor to ceiling; from modern lighting patterns on the walls to a unique dance floor surrounded by clean modern lounge furniture.
The focal point of the space was a large modern double sided bar enveloped by boxwood hedges and a garden urn overflowing with lush greens and pops of bright colors. The surrounding guest tables were layered with an assortment of stunning textured linens, glass and gold accents, candles and a wide variety of modern floral designs in gold metal garden orbs and bright monochromatic spheres. Clusters of guest tables were anchored by several fifteen-foot-tall arrangements designed with oversized garden urns and overflowing with lush greenery and floral accents in shades of green.
To Rebecca and Robert: our team loved working with both of you and we know the collaboration of our Lisa Stoner Events team gave you the chic, modern wedding of your dreams!
Thanks to all the vendors who came together to make this day truly unforgettable!
o Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
o Ceremony / Reception Venue: Four Seasons Orlando
o Orlando Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
o Wedding Photographer: Katie Lopez Photography
o Floral Design: Jose Gratersol Designs
o Hair: Franecia Brown
o Make Up: Zayzay LLC
o Lighting: Jose Gratersol Designs
o Linen, Draping and Furniture: Jose Gratersol Designs
o Ceremony Music: Paint It Black Quartet
o Reception Music: Curtis Currasco
o Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
o Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Orlando
o Tabletop: Four Seasons Orlando
o Confetti: Fyerfly Productions
Amanda and Aaron’s Alfond Inn Wedding
Amanda and Aaron tied the knot this spring with a perfectly pink garden inspired Alfond Inn wedding. As if working as a full time nurse and pursuing a master’s degree in nursing wasn’t enough of a handful, I met Amanda when she was also juggling the wedding planning process. She recently moved from Texas to Orlando following her engagement to Aaron, and didn’t know a soul. What she did love was her home with Aaron. Her favorite place to daydream and have a glass of wine after a long day of work and studying was their backyard deck. She loved getting to sit still in the moment with her beloved and gaze at the trees under the twinkle lights. There was something about that favorite place of theirs that melted the worries of the world away.
Their Spring Garden Inspired Design
When Amanda came to me to for help, I knew right away that I wanted their big day together to tap into their favorite place in an elegant and enchanting way that they’d remember for their lifetime to come. Together we were able to create a breathtaking event that truly astonished guests. Needless to say, their beautiful outdoor courtyard ceremony resembled the beauty of a botanical garden with the help of Fairbanks Florist‘s Lana Faulkner. It was complete with whimsical arrangements atop wrought iron columns that lined the bride’s pathway. Not to mention, the bouquets and the bridesmaids’ dresses complimented one another perfectly as a color palette match made in heaven. (I mean, who doesn’t love blush and greenery together?) Amanda’s bouquet was adorned with a blush ribbon that had the perfect portrait look flowing in the wind.
Meanwhile, their indoor garden reception design complete with bountiful greenery, wooden accents, and twinkle lights made this elegant Winter Park, Florida boutique hotel venue feel better than home to this blissful couple. The space featured hanging greenery, garlands, and trees that really transformed the ballroom space into an whimsical garden while the abundance of candles created an intimate space that was nothing short of romantic. Along with the gold accent of the chiavari chairs, the glass chargers, and the elegant greenery inspired curved menus to compliment their blush palette, their reception space was the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication.
Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Campbell!
If you couldn’t tell by the scrunched nose smiles and her eyes twinkling like the lights of their reception space, these two love each other deeply. One of my favorite things about their day is that it really spoke to who they were as a couple. While we were able to share their beloved outdoor space with their closest family and friends in a way that exuded pure romance and whimsy, we infused Amanda’s Caribbean roots by having a Junkanoo band play their entrance into the reception. Not to mention, their wedding was also a dream to pet parents everywhere as they were able to include their fur babies in on the paw-fect celebration!
Amanda and Aaron, I am so honored that you chose me to be a part of your truly magical wedding day. You are absolutely the sweetest couple and were such a joy to work with. I hope to have more couples who radiate as much pure love as you in the future. I wish you all the happiness and well wishes in the world as Dr. and Mrs. Campbell!
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson