Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

Brittany & Barret | Urban Garden Wedding

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Recovered yet? Shall I give you a moment?  Here’s a sweet Bridesmaids reveal as you gain your composure!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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So what sets this wedding apart from the others? Cue the details!

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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.

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I loved how the seating directory turned out thanks to Andi Mejia Calligraphy!

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This wedding cake was very well deserving of it’s very own backdrop!

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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!

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These chic, marble chargers with gold flatware and the vellum menu card with gold foil, were perfect, minimal, yet chic details-

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First Dance, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance; give me alllll the dances!!

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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

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THE CAST:

Hilary & Rob | Glamorous White Lace Wedding

Hilary & Rob | Glamorous White Lace Wedding

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Hilary and Rob are HUGE University of Florida fans; so much so that when it came time for their engagement photos they arranged for photos alone in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium!

But when it came time for the wedding there were no Gators colors. Hilary wanted the Lisa Stoner Events team to design an all-white décor for the wedding. The bridal party wore white and the guests were also invited to come in white attire.


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Hilary started the day with wedding portraits in an all-white Ines DiSanto (Eva) figure flattering mermaid style wedding gown of contemporary lace; accented with a simple crystal embellishments from Solutions Bridal in Orlando. She carried a soft, loose, handtied bouquet of lush white peonies, soft full white roses and white stephanotis with trailing white wavy satin ribbon.


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For the beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, they chose the beautiful outdoor gazebo overlooking the lake, golf course and headwaters of the Florida Everglades. White garden chairs complimented the white gazebo which was adorned with tall glass cylinder vases with single specimen bouquets containing white hydrangea, clusters of white tea roses, lush white peonies, white phalaenopsis orchids as well as huge cymbidium orchids.

The aisle was bordered with beautiful scalloped waves of soft paper flowers in a variety of hues of white, made by Hilary and later repurposed adding dimension to the long guest tables at the reception, making them look oval in shape.


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Prior to the start of the ceremony Hillary added a matching A-Line Ines DiSanto (Theia) overskirt with a full train, adding a sheer cathedral length veil for a completely different look; complimenting Rob’s handsome, classic three button black tuxedo with stephanotis boutonniere. 


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Guest were welcomed to a beautiful wedding reception that carried on the theme of all-white décor and modern lace. Guest tables were overlaid with white lace linen, paired with classic gold rimmed white charger plates with custom menu cards.  The menu cards echoed the gold chiavari chairs and gold floral containers wrapped with white satin ribbon and crystal embellishments with white flowers incorporating many of same flowers as the ceremony, with the addition of white larkspur for texture.


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The focal point of the wedding was a show stopping paper flower wall we incorporated as a backdrop to display their beautiful four-tier off white wedding cake adorned to reflect the modern lace applique and satin buttons of Hilary’s gown. Placement of their sweetheart table with lush orchid arrangement and custom carved name piece allowed guests the perfect view of the newlyweds, their wedding cake and the flower wall backdrop.


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After some time alone, and Hilary’s quick change into a short white scalloped edge dress the couple made a sparkling entrance to dance the night away. 


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

·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Orlando Wedding Venue:  Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: The Honorable Kevin Weiss

·      Wedding Photographer:  Victoria Angela Photography

·      Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist

·      Hair and Make Up: Makeover Station

·      Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Ceremony / Reception Music: Inpulse Entertainment

·      Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes