Hilary & Rob | Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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