Everlasting Love

Everlasting Love

Yonna and Jay | The Alfond Inn

Yonna and Jay met later in life; Jay was a widower, and when they found each other, believe it or not, they actually lived on the same street.

They have worked hard to successfully blend two families of grown children and grandchildren to the point where it is nearly impossible to tell whose is whose. A large extended family vacation before the wedding set the tone for the big day to come.

To that end, one of the things of utmost importance, when Yonna and Jay came to Lisa Stoner Events, was to make sure every family member or guest felt included and loved. They did not want a typical wedding reception; they wanted more of a dinner party where two people happened to get married.


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Yonna’s gown was custom made by Holly Smith with Tears of Joy Seamstress. Yonna and her sister Star made a number of trips to Miami to source the fabric for this beautiful embellished lace gown.


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Jay looked dapper in his classic black tuxedo with bow tie and monogrammed cufflinks.


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Family and friends were welcomed with lovely embellished jute tote bags filled with treats and information on the wedding and farewell brunch.


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Their First Look was touching, much like our first meeting where they looked lovingly into each other’s eyes, held hands and called each other their Everlasting Love.


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Their outdoor wedding ceremony in The Alfond Inn’s Courtyard was held in the round with Yonna and Jay exchanging their vows on a raised platform in the center. The stage for this beautiful downtown Winter Park wedding ceremony was set with clear chivari chairs and oversized white floral arrangements with touches of greenery.


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In typical fashion, the couple got a sneak peek of the ballroom décor; but remained in the room to welcome family and friends, rather than making a grand entrance.


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For this elegant dinner party, the Alfond’s Ballroom was wrapped in fabric draping and soft warm up lighting and candlelight. Clear glass trumpet vases topped with explosions of white flowers, smaller crystal vases, glass candlesticks and beaded glass chargers lined long family friendly tables.


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Yonna and Jay opened the dancefloor with their First Dance to ‘At Last’ and the band kept the dancefloor full throughout the evening.  Guests closed out the night with the cutting of the beautiful four tiered wedding cake.


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Thank you to all the vendors who helped make this milestone family event such a huge success.


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.      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·     Winter Park Wedding Venue: The Alfond Inn

·     Hair Stylist & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design

·     Floral Design: Country Club Flowers

·     Wedding Photography: Liga Photography, LLC

·     Officiants: Pastor John Fisher / Ann Rintelmann

·     Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

·     Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·     Reception Music: The Buzzcatz

·     Draping: Dazian

.     Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

.     Ceremony Chairs: The Alfond Inn

·     Reception Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

·     Linens: Over The Top Linens

 

 

 

Stylish Wedding With The Orlando Skyline

Stylish Wedding With The Orlando Skyline

Irene and  David | Citrus Club

Irene is a very hip, style-savvy, metropolitan woman, so including a city skyline was an important design element for her, and The Citrus Club in downtown Orlando checked all the boxes.

Working with our Lisa Stoner Events team, Irene and David designed a beautiful, Jewish wedding ceremony and an elegant, stylish wedding reception with breathtaking views of the city.

The stunning clear acrylic chuppah was the backdrop to a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony. It was anchored with flowing clusters of hydrangea, blush roses and white phalaenopsis orchids. 


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This chuppah was my favorite design element of this beautiful wedding; Fairbanks Florist did an amazing job of bringing the white dendrobium orchid curtain I conceptualized to life. 

Irene wore a beautiful strapless lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline, the perfect complement to her handtied white rose, peony and bright pink ranunculus bridal bouquet.


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David looked very handsome in his classic tuxedo with a white jacket, black bow tie, and bright pink boutonniere.

While guests enjoyed themselves during cocktail hour, our team was able to transform the ballroom from ceremony to the stage for dinner and dancing. 

While the transformation was happening, Irene and David spent some time together outside for some amazing photographs in downtown Orlando.


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The focal point of the ballroom was the stunning chuppah, repurposed to display Irene and David’s luxurious four-tiered wedding cake. The white quilting with crystal accents, sparkling gold, and soft pink and white floral accents stood out against the shimmering night skyline.


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Long guest tables were draped to the floor with sparkling mauve glitz linen, mirrored panels, votive and floating candles in clear glass.  Tall glass cylinders with pink and white floral arrangements completed the tablescapes.


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The reception began with Irene and David’s first dance to Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head”, followed by a vibrant hora and a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing.


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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 Venue: Citrus Club

·     Hair Stylist & Makeup: Evelisse Hahn

·     Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist

·     Wedding Photography: Kathy Thomas Photography

·     Officiant: Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz

·     Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

·     Ceremony Music: Harp Strings

·     Reception Music  / Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment

·     Draping / Furniture: Swag Decor

·     Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

·     Linens: Connie Duglin

Katie & Rich | Romantic, Glamorous Black Tie Wedding

Katie & Rich | Romantic, Glamorous Black Tie Wedding

Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Katie is a bit of a girly-girl, who wanted a black tie, glamorous, romantic, girly wedding – check, check, check and check!

When someone comes to Lisa Stoner Events and wants a girly and sparkly wedding design, infused with amazing guest experiences, my heart does a little Cha-Cha and we had an instant connection.

The Ritz Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes set the perfect stage for this Orlando black-tie wedding. The resort’s grand, white column gazebo set against the lake was swagged in soft white fabric that swayed in the evening breeze. Accented with a dazzling crystal chandelier, we marked the entrance with huge urns atop stone columns, overflowing with clusters of white hydrangea, soft full roses, a hint of blush, and accented with seeded eucalyptus. 


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A small round table under the gazebo held crystal picture frames of family members no longer with us.  Crystal candlesticks with white memorial candles and a family heirloom bible for the ceremony scripture readings added a personal touch.


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Welcoming guests to an outdoor ceremony with an iced beverage as they arrive is such a beautiful inviting touch.


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Dressed in his classic black tuxedo, accented with a simple white rose boutonniere and white pocket square, Rich waited patiently for his bride’s arrival.


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He did not have to wait long for his beautiful bride, who made her entrance in a stunning form fitted, drop waist gown with a white a beaded sweetheart neckline and accented with hundreds of shimmering crystals falling into a full, flowing ball gown. A soft, loose, cascading bouquet of white cottage roses was the perfect accent.


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The setting Florida sun shimmered across the sparkling chandelier as Katie and Rich exchanged their vows and departed under a shower of fluttering white confetti.


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This Ritz Carlton Ballroom with its beautiful stone arch entrances, crystal chandeliers and soft rose-colored silk wall coverings was the perfect setting for a glamorous, feminine wedding reception.

Katie and Rich were in awe as they viewed the ballroom for the first time.  Billowing white fabric divided the room into two distinct spaces:  dancing and dining.


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The first space offered an oversized white dancefloor adjacent to a chic, modern, lounge area with a semi-circular sofa, cocktail tables with luxurious linen, sparkly accents and soft rose-colored lighting.


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The dining space was designed with a round table in the center of the space, adorned with a stunning crystal vase topped with a lush full arrangement of white hydrangea and soft blush roses. Radiating from the round table were four long guest tables. 


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Guests were welcomed to the wedding reception with a flute of champagne and a unique handmade paper scroll with their name and seating assignment.


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The tables were set with floor length luxurious white linen and rose gold table runners. Flowing arrangements of blush and white flowers, studded with chunky white candles. The table was accented with gold-rimmed charger plates with custom designed pink and white menu cards with a sparkly crystal embellishment.


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Several touching toasts to the bride and groom, a delicious dinner and a scrumptious chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache and extra dark chocolate mousse lead to an evening of dancing, ending in a shower of shimmering gold streamers. 


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Thank you to all of the vendors who made the wedding of Katie’s dreams come to life.

 


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·      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·      Orlando Wedding Venue:  Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

·      Orlando Wedding Officiant:  Sensational Ceremonies

·      Wedding Photographer: Pure Sugar Studios

·      Floral Design: Botanica International Design and Decor

·      Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry

·      Lighting: Get Lit Productions

·      Linen: Over The Top Linens

·      Ceremony / Reception Music:  Inpulse Entertainment

·      Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

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

.      Dance Floor: Let’s Dance On It

.      Draping: Swag Decor