Classic And Colorful

Classic And Colorful

Alexandra & Andreas | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Allie and Andy had originally considered getting married on a cruise but decided not to so that more family and friends could attend the wedding. 

Our Lisa Stoner Events team worked on a few design concepts with Allie and Andy and eventually landed on the perfect fit. Andy comes from a Greek family and incorporating a classic olive branch theme throughout the wedding was just the right touch.

Allie chose a beautiful lace ballgown with a cap sleeve and a full chapel length train cascading from a crystal hair band. She chose bright flowers including peonies and roses with touches of greenery for the bouquets.

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Andy wore a classic black vested tuxedo with a white rose boutonnière and a pocket square.

The entrance to their ballroom wedding ceremony started with oversized arrangements of brightly colored flowers atop wrought iron columns. The aisle of white chivari chairs framed rows of petals and a custom monogrammed aisle runner, bringing in the olive branch motif.


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A luxurious wedding arch of foliage and brightly colored flowers, flanked by lighted trees stood out against a background of soft grey draping.

Andy’s smile was ear to ear as he waited for his bride’s arrival; the two exchanged their vows and sealed them with a kiss.


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Allie and Andy took a sneak peek at the reception design while guests enjoyed the cocktail reception. To say that they were overwhelmed might be an understatement. 


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The space for dinner was separated from the dance floor with a crisscrossed draping and soft lighting. A communal table large enough to accommodate the couples’ immediate family of 46 anchored the reception space. 


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Clear chivari chairs and warm grey tone linen allowed the tabletop design and wedding cake to pop against the backdrop. The brightly colored floral centerpieces, pillar and votive candles in metallic containers filled the tables. 


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Charger plates layered with grey napkins and custom menu cards with olive branches completed the look.


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Allie and Andy’s first dance to ‘Fall Away’ by Bobby Lord, Allie’s grandfather, was just the beginning of a wonderful night of dancing.


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Thank you to all of the wedding vendors who helped create this dream wedding.


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.      Orlando Wedding PlannerLisa Stoner Events

.      Wedding Ceremony / ReceptionRitz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

.      Orlando Wedding OfficiantSensational Ceremonies

.      Hair and Makeup – Kayla Flores

.      Orlando Wedding PhotographerRoot Photography

.      Orlando Wedding Videographer Jeffery Stoner Video

.      Orlando Floral Wedding Designer Fairbanks Florist

.      LightingTLF Events

.      DrapingDazian Fabrics

.      LinenOver The Top Linen

.      Wedding CakeRitz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

 

Modern Multi-Cultural Wedding

Modern Multi-Cultural Wedding

Tehsina and Ghadeer | Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

“A smile is always in fashion” is the most perfect quote to describe this fashion forward Orlando multi-cultural wedding celebration.

Seeing Tehsina and Ghandeer smile at each other at their First Look is to know just how much in love they are. They quite literally smile, giggle and look lovingly at each other all the time


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An Orlando destination wedding was perfect for this cosmopolitan couple. Tehsina is the biggest Disney fanatic and has been since she and her family traveled here from Canada when she was a little girl. Her family traveled from Canada and England with Ghadeer’s family traveling from New York and the couple traveling from Boston for the wedding planning.


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The elements of this chic stylish wedding design reflect Tehsina’s Muslim heritage as well as Ghandeer’s Arabic family background.

Her stunning Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown with fleur sequin and floral lace overlay, an illusion neckline, and three-quarter length sleeve were all beautiful touches for this modest gown.

Tehsina carried a long cascading bouquet of Italian ruscus, white ranunculus and several dozen fragrant stephanotis; the perfect accent to her simple, elegant wedding gown. The best part? It was an exact replica of her mother’s bridal bouquet that Jesus with Raining Roses expertly created. The look on Tehsina’s mother’s face when she (surprise!) first saw the bridal bouquet is what a wedding planner’s dreams are made of!


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Even after a First Look and some private time together, Ghadeer, looking smashing in his Tom Ford tuxedo, smiled lovingly as his bride made her entrance escorted by her parents.


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Beautiful contemporary arrangements of giant white calla lilies and monstera leaves in tall glass vases filled the aisle to the Ritz Carlton’s gazebo, draped in soft, flowing white fabric. 


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Modern Lucite boxes topped with geometric cubes and cascading white hydrangea and hanging amaranthus flanked the couple as they exchanged vows.


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Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the Tuscany Terrace while the newlyweds took a sneak peek at the luxurious, modern reception décor.

Simple black linen allowed the modern metal and glass risers filled with cylinders of floating candles and breathtaking white calla lilies to take center stage. Tall contemporary arrangements connected long guest tables surrounding the custom black and white dancefloor.


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The look was completed with gold chairs, gold embellished glass chargers topped with monstera leaves and custom designed menu cards, and a sleek, marble veined wedding cake.


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Tehsina and Ghadeer made a grand entrance with a Zaffa, a wedding march of crossed swords, dancing and drums; an ancient Arab tradition.


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After an evening of dinner and dancing the newlyweds made their dramatic departure through a shower of sparklers.


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Thank you to all of the vendors who made this wedding weekend such a huge success:

.      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

.      Orlando Wedding Venue: Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

.      Officiant: Rassam Jaffer, bride’s uncle

.      Hair and Makeup: Daniela Delaney

.      Wedding Photographer: Joshua Behan Photography

.      Orlando Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner

.      Floral: Raining Roses Productions

.      Ceremony Chairs and Tables: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

.      Reception Chairs: RW Events

.      Lighting: Get Lit Productions

.      Draping: Swag Décor

.      Dance Floor: Letz Dance On It

.      Linen: Over The Top Linen

.      Paper and Directory Boards: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

.      Ceremony Music: Classern Quartet

.      Reception Music: Arabic DJ in Florida

.      Wedding Cake: Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

.      Photobooth: Flash by KWP

.      Chargers: A Chair Affair

.      Hedgewalls: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

 

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