Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All You Need is Love!

The title of this post truly captures the personalities of this bride and groom. When I first met with Mike and Wendi, they were so focused on the reason for the wedding (the marriage) not much else was important to them. They knew they wanted good food, good music and all their family and friends there. Besides that, they didn't care too much about the details. In fact, when I met with them about 6 weeks before their wedding, they still had A LOT to do! (I can tease them about this...they are such a fun couple!) We went into overdrive and finished the small details that really pulled everything together. I think Wendi finally was starting to feel relaxed for her big day! Then, the church called and said the A/C was broken. For those of you reading that do not live in the south, you're just not going to understand why this is such a big deal. It has been 105 with the heat index here and stifling! The staff from Audubon Park Covenant Church was great though. They brought in commercial fans to start circulating cool air from the fellowship hall to the sanctuary. By the wedding day, it was still warm, but way better! Most brides may have lost it, but Wendi and her sister just began making fans for guests to hold during the short ceremony. The boys, luckily, were wearing linen pants and shirts. Officiated by the bride's father, it turned out beautifully. Then guests were invited to the Winter Park Farmer's Market for the reception, where Sonny's catered the whole event with a ton of BBQ. The colorful cake was provided by Publix and they did a great job. After dinner, the DJ got everyone on the dance floor and it stayed packed all night long. The bride even played a special kid's song for her nephew (That is the picture you see above of everyone surrounding Logan). A special thanks to Noemi Maisonet from Captiva for her beautiful images. I felt like family all night and I truly loved working with Wendi and Mike. I wish them the best!

Thanks to all the vendors that made the night so special:
Reception Venue - Winter Park Farmer's Market
Caterer - Sonny's BBQ
Bartending Services - Party Servers
Photographer - Captiva
Music - Fun4All-DJ
Cake - Publix

Monday, August 16, 2010

Love is in the Air!

Rachel and Chad are getting married Thanksgiving weekend and we are vigorously planning the Big Day! Here is a sneak peek at the beautiful couple and the amazing photos taken by Misty Miotto.

(And yes, that is a karate kick...Chad is the owner and instructor at South Lake Karate Academy.)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Perfect Smiles

Tonya and Dale were all smiles on their wedding day. While the weather outside was not always perfect, there were no worries for them as they had planned an indoor wedding from the start and everything was wonderful.

The wedding was held at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Greenery Productions did an amazing job decorating the rooms. Their altar arrangements tied in the wedding colors beautifully with ivory and burgundy roses, ivory hydrangea, curly willow branches, and burgundy James Story Orchids. They were absolutely stunning. Rev. Miller did an excellent job presiding over the nuptials and even got some laughs during the ceremony.

Guests were welcomed into the reception by DJ Carl who then introduced the bride and groom. And I have to say, I love the song Tonya and Dale chose for their introduction, It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock. It was fun, different and totally all them! After dinner, we got a small glimpse into Tonya and Dale’s life growing up via an amazing slideshow that Dale put together. They both were such cute kids and grew into the beautiful people they are today and luckily, Dale perfected his smile over the years which I’m sure won Tonya over! Then it was time to kick up the music and DJ Carl had the perfect mix to pack the dance floor for the rest of the evening.

A special Thank You to Nadine with Visions Media for the gorgeous pictures. I’m sure the video will look just as wonderful!

Congratulations Tonya and Dale...hope you had fun in Bermuda (and caught up on some much needed sleep)!!!

Thank you to all the extraordinary vendors who helped make this day memorable!
Officiant: Rev. Miller
Photographer/Videographer: Visions Media
Chair Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

13 Years...The Slideshow

A special Thank You again to Marc Harmon and his amazing talent. Click here to view the slideshow of Erica and David's wedding at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Entertainment Tonight!

Lisa and Michael were married under the grand tent at Reunion Resort overlooking their spectacular golf course. Instead of setting the chairs up in rows, they set them up in the round, so they were standing in the center of the tent with their loved ones surrounding them. It was such an intimate feel and so beautiful! After the ceremony, the guests were invited into the luxurious lobby for a cocktail hour while the bride and groom finished their pictures. The bride's father owns a cheese company where he imports cheeses from all over the world. They had the most unique cheese display I have ever seen! They stacked whole wheels of different types of cheeses to make a cheese "wedding cake", and then surrounded the sculpture with wedges of cheeses in different varieties and accompaniments like crackers and fruits. It was gorgeous! You can see a picture of it above, taken on my phone camera. Then, guests were escorted into the stunning ballroom for the dinner reception. Robert J. Kramer designed all the floral elements of the evening, including the amazing centerpieces on the guest dining tables. There were 3 different types of centerpieces in varying heights, but there was one common theme to pull them all together. The bride and groom are television and film connoisseurs, so the centerpieces included actual strips of film woven throughout the flowers. Instead of table numbers, they made cards with their favorite television show posters on them. Guests were sat at tables with names like, Grey's Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother. On the back of each card, they made trivia questions for each t.v. show with the answers next to them, so when guests were waiting for their turn for the food stations, they could play a fun game. Too cute! Speaking of the food stations, Reunion did an amazing job with Suzanne Troutt overseeing the evening. They had a chef manned pasta station with 3 different types of pastas and sauces and a carving station with beef and salmon. Even the salad bar was beautifully set. After dinner, guests danced the night away to music played by Bruce Walrod from Orlando's Got Talent. To end the evening with something sweet, guests were given cupcakes made by the amazing Party Flavors. They were set up on a small round table with a raised round glass piece floating above the table. Under the glass piece were flowers and lights. Votive candles surrounded the cupcake tower on the top of the glass piece. Shutterbooth provided a fun way for guests to let the bride and groom know they were there. They had their pictures taken in the photo booth, then 2 strips of the photos printed out. One strip was for the guest to take home and the other went into a scrap book for the bride and groom's guest book. The guests signed their names next to their pictures and included a well wish for the newlyweds. The whole night was captured in beautiful photos by Christopher Visuals. Congratulations to Lisa and Michael!

Thanks to the following vendors for an amazing evening!

Ceremony/Reception Venue - Reunion Resort
Photographer - Christopher Visuals
Florist - RJ Kramer Designs
Cupcakes - Party Flavors
Photo Booth - Shutterbooth

Friday, July 16, 2010

13 Years...Continued

Click here for video coverage from Erica and David's wedding courtesy of STVS Wedding Videos. They did such an amazing job and were able to turn over this video highlighting the major events in such a short time. Thank you Stan for all your hard work!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

13 Years in the Making...

Erica and David met 13 years ago while in high school where the chase began. David never told me this but I have a feeling it was love at first sight or close to it! They both dated other people over the years but it just never clicked with them and Erica and David always remained friends. Then a little over a year ago the chase came to a close and the only one who figured it out was their nephew Jaden. Kids are so perceptive!

The wedding was beautiful and full of joyous tears, mostly from the groom (sorry David, it was cute). The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort was the perfect setting and the rooms looked amazing courtesy of MonCheri Flowers and Unique Linens. Soundwave Entertainment Systems not only provided the great dance music throughout the evening but they lit up the room to create a beautiful purple hue. After the delicious dinner, it was time for the formal dances and then Erica’s mom’s surprise song dedication. It was an emotional moment and I’m sure most of the room was in tears just like me!

Then DJ Les kicked up the music and opened the dance floor and the Appletinis began to flow. It was soon time for cake cutting which is one of my favorite moments in every wedding reception. I encourage the use of hands instead of forks…it just makes it more fun and unknown on how it will end up. This time was no different…it started out clean but quickly became messy after David put frosting on Erica’s nose not realizing she had a handful of icing and wasn’t afraid to use it. She lathered the side of his face with butter cream and then managed to get it up his nose! I know it sounds icky but it was so cute and then, of course, the kiss…so romantic! It was a night filled with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. A very special THANK YOU to Marc Harmon for the stunning photos…you truly outdid yourself!

Congratulations Erica and David…it was a BLAST!!!

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors who helped make this day memorable!
Ceremony Musicians: Valerie Pernice
Videographer: STVS Wedding Videos