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