Erica & Taylor | Classic Southern Wedding

Erica & Taylor | Classic Southern Wedding

Classic Southern Wedding | Knowles Chapel at Rollins College | Interlachen Country Club

I loved working with Erica and Taylor, they are the ultimate, traditional Southern couple; they wanted a classic Southern wedding with some vibrant pops of color, and a fun party.

The keys to telling this couple’s story were layering in soft beautiful details that share their Southern hospitality and infuse luxurious elements into their Winter Park Florida Wedding creating a warm, sweet, and welcoming environment.


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Wedding invitations set the tone for this black-tie wedding; classic, yet elegant a simple white stock with black lettering in a soft script font; accompanied by envelopes with beautiful hand addressed calligraphy.


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Erica chose a beautiful lace A-Line ball gown with a sheer cap sleeve paired with a cathedral length veil and a very traditional fingertip length blusher. She chose the perfect accents, a simple gold bracelet, gold and pearl earrings and my favorite, champagne gold glitter Jimmy Choo pointed toe pumps.


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The bridal party wore simple tiffany blue bridesmaid’s dresses which were the perfect backdrop for their soft, loose bouquets of cream, pink and burgundy peonies, soft full roses, ranunculus, ferns and seeded eucalyptus. 


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Erica and Taylor chose the historic Knowles Chapel at Rollins College, a beautiful Mediterranean Revival building with high vaulted ceilings and dark wood pews which were accented with hanging lanterns and soft floral nosegays anchored with oversized garden urns overflowing with lush flowers and greenery in soft creams and pinks with subtle pops of color.


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Paired with the country club’s superior food and service, we set out to create a wedding reception that was warm, inviting and the epitome of Southern hospitality. Softening the space with white, flowing draping and soft lighting created a beautiful base for long guest tables, allowing for ease of conversation, layered with beautiful lace linens, arrangements with chunky candles in silver and glass, mercury glass and silver julep cups.


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The floral centerpieces were a mix of tall, full arrangements carrying through the colors and textures of the wedding party flowers; paired with lush, low, flowing arrangements combining fruit and floral. 


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Our favorite details were very focused on Southern charm; beautiful white charger plates with gold trim were enhanced with custom round menu cards, pressed glass added a feeling of warmth, home and elegance as did the custom, monogrammed hemstitch linen napkins. The dark burgundy pear added a fun, unexpected touch of whimsy to the place settings and added a new element to the floral décor carried through the day.


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Their band, Atlanta Showstoppers, provided the fun party Erica and Taylor were looking for keeping the dance floor packed all night and the addition of some comfortable lounge seating and a welcoming outdoor terrace space complete with fire pit offered guests a relaxing environment.


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


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

·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Ceremony Venue: Knowles Chapel at Rollins College

·      Reception Venue: Interlachen Country Club

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant: Fr. Walsh

·      Wedding Photographer:  Virgil Bunao

·      Floral Design: Velvet and Twine

·      Hair:  Studio Cara

·      Make Up: Anna Yebba

·      Lighting: Our DJ Rocks!

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Draping: Swag Decor

·      Furniture: AFR Event Furnishings

·      Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·      Reception Music: East Coast Entertainment – Atlanta Showstoppers

·      Menu Cards: Dogwood Blossom Stationery 

.      Invitations: The Paper Shop

·      Wedding Cake: Sprinkles Cakes

·      Tabletop- Chargers, Glassware, China: A Chair Affair

·      Transportation: Destination MCO

·      Classic Car: VIP Transportation

 

Tavern on the Green Inspired Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding | Laura and Kevin

Tavern on the Green Inspired Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding | Laura and Kevin


Tavern on the Green Inspired Wedding || Lisa Stoner Events || Ritz Carlton Orlando || Jordan Weiland Photography

Laura and Kevin’s Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding

If you’re not new to this corner of the Internet, you’d know I’m actually a native New Yorker! Being a New Yorker comes with a love to bring a sense of flair for its various cultures into the event styling process. So naturally, when one of my couples shares my affinity for my home state, it makes our time together that much more enjoyable. Today on the blog I want to share one of those couples. Laura is a native Floridian, and Kevin is a native New Yorker. (Needless to say, he and I DEFINITELY got along!) The two tied the knot this spring with a New York’s Tavern on the Green inspired Ritz Carlton Orlando wedding.


Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Wedding || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Botanical Wedding Invitation || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Starry Nigh Ballroom Wedding || Lisa Stoner Events || Ritz Carlton Orlando || Jordan Weiland Photography

The Story of Kevin and Laura

When Laura came to me for help planning her big day, she actually started the design process with me pretty conservatively. She expressed that her main priority were big, beautiful blooms. That’s when I knew the ladies at Velvet & Twine were the perfect florists for her. That is totally their aesthetic! However, once I got a feel for the story that was ‘Kevin and Laura’, the design process became so crystal clear to me. I combined the citrus hues in the florals with soft grays for a city feel that they both loved.


Peony Bridal Bouquet with French Ribbon || Lisa Stoner Events || Velvet & Twine || Jordan Weiland Photography


Peach Bridesmaid Bouquet || Lisa Stoner Events || Velvet & Twine || Jordan Weiland Photography


Peach Peony Bridal Bouquet || Lisa Stoner Events || Velvet & Twine || Jordan Weiland Photography


Peach Peony Bouquet || Lisa Stoner Events || Velvet & Twine || Jordan Weiland Photography

Laura and Kevin actually got engaged at The Ritz Carlton in Battery Park, and the two of them frequented New York to visit his family and friends quite frequently. Kevin has such an admirable sense of loyalty that many of his childhood friends served as groomsmen or wedding guests. Even the priest from his high school was a guest and had a role in their wedding ceremony!


Ritz Carlton Battery Park Engagement || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding Gazebo || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ritz Carlton Orlando Citrus Garden Wedding Party || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography

Their Tavern on the Green Inspired Design

Because of their New York trips and love of fine food and restaurants, it became a no brainer. My vision for Laura and Kevin’s design ended up coming from Tavern on the Green off Central Park West in New York City. For their ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, it took place outside at the lakeside gazebo complete with the cutest couple, the most gorgeous blooms, and the prettiest light possible.


Bride + Father Processional || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography



Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding Gazebo || Lisa Stoner Events || Velvet & Twine || Jordan Weiland Photography



Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding Gazebo || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding Gazebo || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ring Bearer Down! :) || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ecofetti Recessional || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding Portrait || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography

Meanwhile for their reception, I had trees brought into the ballroom. We draped the walls in ivory with panels of LED drape with a sheer illusion drape over that to create the look of stars outside. Their reception design was complete with their table as a focal point of the room with their gorgeous cake spotlighted behind them to make the gold detailing shine (almost!) as bright as their beaming smiles. We also had a great DJ with drummers and a saxophonist who strolled through the reception at dinner, much like at an outdoor restaurant. We even played a surprise song for Laura’s maid of honor. But, don’t forget the confetti cannons! (Can this be my signature wedding detail?!) Not only was it an amazing aesthetic touch, it took the dance party to the next level! Needless to say, Laura and Kevin’s wedding day was truly magical.







DJ and Drummer || Lisa Stoner Events || Ritz Carlton Orlando


Confetti Blast || Lisa Stoner Events || Ritz Carlton Orlando Wedding || Jordan Weiland Photography

Congratulations, Laura and Kevin!


First Dance || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography


Father of the Bride Toast || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Phtoography

Like I’ve mentioned with previous blog posts, one of my favorite things about the design process is creating a space that is not only beautiful, but is an embodiment of who the couple is. (I mean, after all, it’s their day- Right!?) I loved getting the chance to bring a little bit of the big apple to Orlando with Laura and Kevin’s New York Tavern on the Green inspired design. Needless to say, the only thing shining brighter than the LED ‘starlight’ was our gorgeous couple.



Laura and Kevin, I am so honored that you chose this fellow New Yorker to be a part of your truly magical wedding day. You two are the sweetest couple. I very much enjoyed every moment of our time spent together. I can only hope to have more couples that radiate as much love as you do in the future. From one New York lover to another, I sincerely wish you both all the happiness and well wishes in the world as Mr. and Mrs.!


Wedding Planner and Bride || Lisa Stoner Events || Jordan Weiland Photography

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