Details That Reflect Life Moments

Details That Reflect Life Moments

Sarah and Andy |  First United Methodist ChurchDr. Phillips Center

Breathtaking weddings are made of details; not just the beautiful details, but when you are truly lucky, the details that are meaningful as well.

Recently, our Lisa Stoner Events team had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Andy to plan their spectacular downtown Orlando wedding.

Their wedding ceremony was held at the historic First Methodist Church of Orlando with its shimmering marble and colorful stain glass altarpieces.


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Sarah wore a beautiful Romona Kevesa strapless tulle ball gown with a beaded lace bodice and sweetheart neckline. 

For her bouquet, Sarah wanted orchids.  As a schoolteacher, the orchids held a strong meaning;  her students frequently gave her orchids as gifts. Her beautiful cascading white phalaenopsis bouquet, the perfect accent to her tall slender frame, and was a detail that carried through the entire wedding.


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Sarah’s bridal party wore soft pink bridesmaid’s dresses and carried handtied bouquets of off white and antique pink roses, white dendrobium orchids, and a white phalaenopsis from her bouquet.


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Andy and his groomsmen chose a classic look, but had a little fun with some uniquely personalized socks. 


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Another beautiful detail, that went unnoticed by many, was found in both Andy’s boutonniere as well as his mother’s corsage.  Included in each of their personal flowers was a small piece of one of his father’s shirts. A silent, personal remembrance as his father had passed away unexpectedly shortly before the wedding.


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As guests arrived for the wedding reception at the amazing Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, they enjoyed a little fun during the cocktail reception with personalized cocktail napkins printed with Fun Facts about Sarah and Andy.


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To say that Sarah and Andy were speechless after seeing the transformation of their reception venue might be an understatement.


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This sleek, modern, almost industrial space with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled views of downtown Orlando was softened with draping, warm lighting and a color palette of light grey and pink.


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A breathtaking chandelier of flowers and soft lights was installed as a focal point over the dancefloor, centering the space. The dancefloor was flanked by a long head table on one side with a soft geometrically patterned linen, clear glass cylinders of candles, silver mercury glass and soft pink and white floral bouquets. 


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Round guest tables balanced the other side of the dancefloor, draped in light grey linen accented with arrangements of white hydrangea, soft white and pink roses, orchids and dusty miller. Clear glass chargers with silver rims, custom designed menu cards, crystal chivari chairs, and a romantic five-tiered wedding cake of quilting and lace completed the design.


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Thank you to all of the amazing wedding vendors who brought this beautiful wedding to life:


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·     Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·     Orlando Wedding Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church of Orlando

·     Orlando Wedding Reception Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

·     Hair Stylist & Makeup: Makeover Station

·     Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist

·     Wedding Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

·     Wedding Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video

·     Photo Booth: Flash by KWP  

·     Catering: Hyatt Catering

·     Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

·     DJ: Jacob Towe

·     Bridal Salon: Calvet Couture Bridal

·     Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza

·     Veil: Sara Gabriel

·     Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

·     Linens: Over the Top Linens

Maureen & Tim | Lush Greenery Infused Wedding

Maureen & Tim | Lush Greenery Infused Wedding

Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings and incorporating lush green foliage sets a stunningly modern, fresh backdrop to Maureen and Tim’s Ritz Carlton, Grand Lakes wedding.

Maureen wore a form-fitting modern lace gown with a scalloped sweetheart neckline and illusion back by Canadian wedding gown designer Calla Blanche, known for their luxurious fabrics and incredible silhouettes. 


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She paired her gown with a Badgley Mischka, peep toe evening shoe with a crystal embellished heel.   A soft, round, hand-tied bouquet with creamy cottage roses, white roses with seeded eucalyptus with greenery added the perfect touch to a beautiful gown.


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Tim wore a very handsome navy vested suit with a soft off-white necktie and pocket square. One of my favorite photos is of Maureen’s bridal bouquet against the background of Tim’s dark suit, it really stands out.


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The two met up for a First Look in the resorts Spa Garden, and a little alone time.


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They chose to host their outdoor wedding ceremony under the Ritz Carlton’s Gazebo. White garden chairs accented with white tea roses, seeded eucalyptus and English ivy softened the aisle and complimented the thick garlands of greenery adorning the columns of the gazebo.


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The beautiful greenery of the distant tree line, headwaters of the Everglades and setting sun painted the perfect backdrop for their Central Florida wedding ceremony.


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Their wedding party and photography would not have been complete without a special appearance by this sweet baby, Bucky!


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Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Citrus Garden, a lush garden setting surrounded by palms and Florida citrus trees while we whisked Maureen and Tim away for some time alone and some wedding portraits.


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The Plaza Ballroom with its wrought iron chandeliers, silk wall coverings and mirrors provided our Lisa Stoner Events team a neutral pallet to transition the greenery from outside to inside. To design a grand entrance and focal point for guests as they entered the ballroom, we installed off white panels of draping just inside the entrance and added a glass entry table with an oversized urn of cascading greens, flanked by two greenery topiaries.


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The ballroom side of the drapery panel was the perfect location to place their four-tiered wedding cake surrounded by a waterfall of greenery.

 


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Placing the head table just beyond the wedding cake offered a stunning backdrop for our couple. Tables were draped with soft white linen and overflowed with crystal cylinders, floating candles, ropes of lush greenery and tall draping arrangements of elegant ruscus and seeded eucalyptus. 


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Maureen and Tim danced the night away with their guests after opening the dance floor with their First Dance to ‘Stand by Me’ by Florence and the Machine.


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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 Anne Conway

·      Wedding Photographer:  Root Photography

·      Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist

·      Hair and Makeup:  LeJeune Artistry

·      Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Ceremony Music:  Catherine Way Harpist

.      Reception Music: Fyerfly Productions

·      Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

·      Chairs, Chargers, Glassware, China: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

.      Additional Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

.      Paper / Stationery: Minted