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For the sophisticated bride with a style all her own, the exceptional Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando provides a chic and one-of-a-kind wedding venue for your special day.

325 S. ORANGE AVENUE • ORLANDO, FL 32801 • 407-313-9000

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You know when it’s right. That perfect fit of everything you’ve imagined mixed with those amazing intangibles that never even crossed your mind. And just like that special someone you’ve found, a perfect venue awaits at Reunion Resort. Choose an ethereal outdoor garden ceremony, formal gala in Grande Fall’s glass-encased pavilion or rooftop intimacy at Eleven. #WeddingsbyReunion

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Salamander Hotels & Resorts — Now this is luxury.

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in this issue... questions to ask your rental company

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our favorite things

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bridesmaid bliss - Theia Fall 2017 Collection

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the ultimate wedding morning playlist

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men’s wedding fashion trends 32 real celebrations - Central Florida weddings & events

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event venue guide - Our most trusted event venues

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planning a last-minute wedding

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a day in havana - Under the blazing Orlando Sun

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new york bridal market - Fall 2017 Collections

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mojitos and maduro - Our Cuban fantasy on the grounds of Isleworth CC

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5 wedding dÉcor & planning tips

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wedding planning - From start to finish

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is social media right for your wedding?

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our little black book - Central Florida’s finest event professionals

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Victoria Angela Victoria Angela® Photography

Annie Nuño The Soirée Co.

event design & coordination: Annie Nuño, The Soirée Co. photography: Victoria Angela® Photography venue: Isleworth Country Club bridal attire: Calvet Couture Bridal groom attire: Carolyn Allen's Bridals & Tuxedos hair and makeup: About Face Design Team rentals, china and flatware:

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invitation, menu and place cards:

Dragonfly Custom Design furniture, pews: AFR Event Furnishings transportation: Coles Classic Cars models: Professionally Pretty

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Tucked away in a private corner of Lake Buena Vista, Paradise Cove is an idyllic oasis on the shores of Lake Bryan. Twinkling lights and tiki torches add to the magical glow of this secluded paradise. Rainbow-hued Adirondack chairs, a palm-thatched cabana and a sandy beach lend an island vibe to the setting. Paradise Cove will customize a wedding to fit your vision and budget. 13245 Lake Bryan Drive, Orlando FL 32821•407-239-6939 ParadiseCoveOrlando.com • facebook.com/ParadiseCoveOrlando

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Victoria AngelaÂŽ Photography Chairman:

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Creative Director: Namiji Suarez

Contributing Editor: Samantha Crotty

GET FEATURED We accept submissions year-round. We are always looking for weddings, birthdays, mitzvahs, anniversary parties, corporate events and more.

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For 33 years Winter Park’s premier bridal salon, The Collection Bridal has been dressing Central Florida’s most fashionable brides. At the helm, is Millie Harris, the backbone of this Park Avenue landmark and the face of one of the most exclusive bridal boutiques in the South. Recently named one of ‘The Top 50 Bridal Salons In America’ by BRIDES Magazine, internet savvy brides have gured out that they can come here to nd the designer gowns that many travel to New York City and beyond to seek out; designers like Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Inbal Dror, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Naeem Khan, and Lazaro, Millie Harris casually recalls how she would sit on the sofa and chat with a young Vera Wang about the latest trends in bridal and how reality television shows like ‘Say Yes To the Dress’ have changed the salon experience for today’s bride. “We are in the fashion business. Trends and styles change in here, but one thing never changes. We love our brides, ” says Harris. “They aren’t just here to try on dresses. They are here for the experience we offer. We pamper them all the way through the gown process, from the moment that they walk through the door for their consultation, to the day of their last tting.” Harris continues, “ One of the most rewarding moments is when a bride stops in with her young children years later to visit us, or even better when they bring their grown girls to shop for their own dress!”

Because it’s so much more than just the dress... Monique Lhuillier | Vera Wang | Inbal Dror Reem Acra | Carolina Herrera | Lazaro and much more...

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TO ASK YOUR RENTAL COMPANY

(so you can enjoy your engagement)

Let’s face it. Planning your wedding shouldn’t be a chore. It’s prepping you for a lifetime union long after the ‘I Do’s’ and you don’t have time to get caught up in the stressful details. It should be exciting! You’re worried about the oral arrangements being the perfect size, the color palette being just right, and deciding whether or not you are able to exceed your budget just a bit (go ahead, order that extra tier of cake). Of course, the

décor is one of the biggest concerns for many brides because ultimately, this is what everyone notices the second they walk into the room. The true key to designing the wedding of your dreams is to consult with a reputable rental company that acts as a “one-stop-shop” for all your furniture and décor needs. With their expertise on your side for advice, you can’t go wrong! Consider asking these questions to give you peace of mind on your wedding day: Do you have experience with my Ceremony/ Reception venue?

Rental companies who have worked with your venue would know of any procedures instituted by the venue that you aren’t familiar with such as

restrictions on certain décor and materials. They also should be familiar with the layout, making them an excellent resource for table placement and popular décor that compliments the room. You’ll be surprised by ideas you may never have thought of that you’d love! How can I make my event special?

Keeping in the loop of trends, rental companies can provide creative ideas to make sure your wedding looks one-of-a-kind. For example, indoor ballrooms can come to life with the use of specialty lighting, and themed décor. Items like whiskey barrels & farm tables will give way to rustic environments. Outdoor spaces can be transformed from a wide-open lot to a custom venue with the use of an elaborate tent & lighting designs. Check with your rental company to see what products set them apart from the rest! Which vendors do you often work with?

Chances are, if your rental company is reputable and has good reviews, they also work alongside other trust-worthy vendors in your area (venues, photographers, florists, caterers, coordinators) and can make recommendations. It’s likely they’ll

give you sound advice and not to mention, act as a team on your wedding day to make sure it all goes smoothly. How much of your product do I need for my guest count?

Be sure to take advantage of the knowledge from your consultant. Once you know the size of your guest list, your venue, & wish list, he or she can advise the appropriate products to maximize space & enhance design. The style of chairs, size of the tent, and the amount of draping needed will only add to the atmosphere of the room. What should I do to reserve the rentals I want?

Event budgets have a tendency to run tight and some companies ask you to pay up to fifty percent of the cost of your rentals upfront. Deposits are the not-so-fun part of weddings, but they ensure that you have reserved the particular items you want. Confirm with your rental company ahead of time that the deposit is applied to the total cost of your order and if you can make payments along the way so it’s not so overwhelming when the day gets closer.


GO BOLD – Get Creative with These Top Trends It’s not unusual to go overboard on Pinterest or want to recreate what was seen in the latest bridal magazine these days. Everything has its own beautiful appeal to each style & let’s face it: we want it. But, as we say hello to 2017, it’s becoming a new trend to take the advice of Journey, and “go your own way.” Couples today want their wedding to show who they are, to be a fun experience for guests, and to not appear nor give the feeling of being outdated. Here are top trends that can be key to putting your own interpretation on romance and fun!

MIXED METALS This can be as simple as combining accents of silver and gold in your décor, or as bold as incorporating this trend into table linens, flatware, dinnerware, and even into bridal party attire. Say goodbye to having to choose! This is the one time it’s okay to want it all.

COPPER EVERYTHING A wave of copper has quickly become incorporated into not only home décor, but also wedding décor. Copper chargers are an excellent way to make a statement with this trend. Mixing it with gold flatware creates a warm and glam environment for any wedding.

LOUNGE SEATING

MIXED SEATING

Tell your guests they can stay awhile by using lounge seating! Rental companies today are making it more available because the demands for a more relaxed environment are increasing. Not only can your guests sit back and enjoy your beautiful vision, they can talk to and enjoy the company surrounding them rather than being stuck to a table or dance floor.

Long gone are the days of one choice of table and chair. Getting creative with the layout can be a fun way to show personality and allow guests to interact better with each other! Use both rounds and banquet tables – or use larger Kings tables that seat more & leave room for additional table décor. Include multiple styles of chairs that compliment each other for an effortless look. Don’t compromise your flare for fun by thinking it all has to be the same. You’ll find that when you mix modern with rustic or chic with whimsical that your options are endless!

Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals is a full service, family owned and operated rental company servicing Central Florida since 2008, providing a “one-stop-shop” resource for chairs, charger plates, tents, tables, pipe & drape, wireless LED uplighting, dance floors, centerpieces, cake stands, & more. Visit www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com or call (407) 739-5740 for more information.

TENTED RECEPTIONS The best part about tented weddings is that they have the freedom to be different every time. There are often limited restrictions (other than occasional permits) and you create the vision from the bottom up. Whether your simplistic or grand, any reputable rental company can bring function and style to the party! Use elegant drapery to hide unsightly poles and add market lighting for practical, but romantic lighting.

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Vendys 2016 GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

The Vendys is an opportunity for the Central Florida wedding community to vote for fellow vendors based on their expertise, integrity, innovation, and inspiration to others. Congratulations to all of our winners! Photo Credit: Castaldo Studios

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Entertainment The Flipbook People

Thank you to all of the wedding professionals that contributed to an amazing evening:

Cakes & Sweets Party Flavors Custom Cakes Event Rental, Décor and Lighting A Chair Affair Floral Atmospheres Floral Bridal Attire & Formal Wear The Collection Bridal

Planner The Soirée Co. Wedding & Event Planning

In business for up to 10 years A Chair Affair

Bridal Beauty About Face Design Team

DJ White Rose Entertainment

In business for 10-20 years About Face Design Team

Catering Arthur’s Catering

Photo & Video Rhodes Studios

In business for over 20 years White Rose Entertainment

Honeymoon & Travel Premier Romance Travel

Ceremony & Reception Bella Collina

Officiant Sensational Ceremonies

Awards sponsored by: Sensational Ceremonies

Transportation VIP Wedding Transportation

Grand Bohemian Hotel Annie Nuño with The Soirée Co Greenery Productions Arthur’s Catering Anna Cakes Cut The Cake Party Flavors Custom Cakes Nothing Bundt Cakes Eklectic Entertainment About Face Design Team A Magic Moment Rhodes Studios Castaldo Studios D Squared Productions Letz Dance On It Get Lit Chic Event Furniture Rental Sensational Ceremonies Taveras Productions

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Nowhere in Lake County can a bride find a venue like this, serenely floating over the water. Its décor has a tropical vibe with one-of-a-kind antiques, artwork and hand–crafted finishes. The staircases were designed with brides in mind. Whether it is a grand entrance descending the staircase; arranging a bridal party for photos; or getting married on the center steps, this grand staircase with a lake backdrop viewed through the glass window walls, is unmatched in beauty.

352-253-4300 200 S. Disston Avenue, Tavares, Florida 32778 www.tavares.org


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BECKETT LEATHER WATCH BOX Wrapped in cognac leather and detailed with topstitching, the watch box from our Becket Collection brings great looks and smart storage. It’s finely handcrafted with cotton-twill lining. Add monogram to make it your own. potterybarn.com

COUPLES KEY DATES THROW PILLOW W/INSERT - 22X22 - BLUE Any special date becomes the foundation of this highly stylized and sentimental tribute to your favorite couple. Choose from blue, natural or red. personalcreations.com

THE 60-OZ CANTEEN Holds a full pitcher or two regular wine bottles. Enjoy your favorite cold or hot beverage, anytime, anywhere. Crafted from stainless steel with proprietary triple insulation. Keeps drinks ice cold for up to 25 hours or hot for up to 12 without freezing or sweating. corkcicle.com

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Fresh fig and cranberry, rooted by the rustic aromas of leather and violet, finishing with hints of musky earth tones. shop-rewined.com

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• Chandeliers • Uplighting • Monograms • Market Lighting

• Textured Lighting • Paper Lanterns

• Centerpiece Lighting • Intelligent Lighting

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Check, Your Move Alexandra Calvet, owner of Calvet Couture Bridal, walked by the giant chess set in Winter Park on her way to work every day. She thought it would be a great place for photos and wondered why more people didn’t use it. A casual talk with a photographer and viola she was clearly right, it is a great place for photos.

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�Ultimate Wedding THE

MORNING PLAYLIST BY SHANNON GROGAN

Wake up, it’s your wedding day! Set the mood while playing throwbacks, classics and new hits as you and your wedding party get ready. This Pre-Wedding Playlist is all you need to warm up your dancing shoes before you hit the dance floor with your soon-to-be spouse. Pair this playlist with a glass of bubbly to put some pep in your step for the big day ahead.

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Drunk in Love – Beyonce ft. Jay Z

TiK ToK – Kesha

Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Chapel of Love – The Dixie Chicks

Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

My Humps – The Black Eyed Peas

Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera

Bitch Betta Have My Money (Ghetto Life Remix) – AMG

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

I Say A Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin

2 Become 1 – Spice Girls

Angel – Shaggy Rayvon

Wannabe – Spice Girls

My Girl – The Temptations

Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears

My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson

You and I – Lady Gaga

This Kiss – Faith Hill

Party for Two – Shania Twain ft. Billy Currington

Just To See You Smile – Tim McGraw

Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain

Love’s Got a Hold On You – Alan Jackson

Crazy in Love – Beyonce ft. Jay Z

Steal My Girl – One Direction

Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce

Kiss You – One Direction

Love on Top – Beyonce

I Want Crazy – Encore – Hunter Hayes

Marry You – Bruno Mars

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

Milkshake – Kelis

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

This Love – Maroon 5

You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton–John and John Travolta

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

All I Have to Give – Backstreet Boys

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Tearin’ up My Heart – Radio Edit – NSYNC

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Dancing Queen – ABBA

SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

My Love – Justin Timberlake

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Sugar – Maroon 5

Love Song – Sara Bareilles

Hey, Soul Sister – Train

Drunk On Your Love – Brett Eldredge

You Look So Good in Love – George Strait

Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

It’s Gonna Be Me – NSYNC

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Getting’ Jiggy With it – Will Smith

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

No Scrubs – TLC

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Little White Church – Little Big Town

What is Love – Haddaway

Rude – MAGIC!

Kid In Love – Shawn Mendes

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Love in This Club – Usher Jeezy

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We’re looking at what’s hot now and what’s on the horizon in men’s wedding fashion. Whether you’re a groom or a guest, you’re sure to get inspired by this list:

1. GROOMS IN WHITE

Who says the bride is the only one who should wear white to the wedding? Today’s fashion experts urge grooms to do the same.

2. FACIAL HAIR

Light facial hair or scruff has become quite fashionable for grooms and groomsmen.

3. POWDER BLUE ACCENTS

Powder blue has been one of the most popular accent colors for grooms. If you’re gravitating towards a powder blue suit, we recommend going with just the blue jacket and pairing it with black pants for a more timeless look.

4. BOW TIES

Bow ties have been a trend for a few years now and we don’t see that changing any time soon. This enduring neckwear offers either a formal or fun look depending on the fabric and pattern you choose.

5. OR NO TIE AT ALL

It has become more fashionable for grooms to forgo their neckties and wear collared shirts paired with vests or a jacket. This look is best suited to more casual weddings. Stick to ties for formal affairs.

6. SATIN �PELS

In a nod to proms and formals of yesteryear, wedding fashion designers have introduced suits pairing more than one fabric, such as wool jackets with satin lapels.

7. RED

Bright, popping red has also started trending. If you’re a groom who doesn’t want to be missed, this may be the accent color (or, if you’re really bold, the suit jacket color) for you!

Find more fashion trends at pwg.com/wedding-blog

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KRISTIN + MICHAEL’S

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Real Cele�ati�s KRISTIN AND MICHAEL

Kristen and Yardley (Michael) were together for 12 years, and having all that they needed, what they really wanted for their friends was a great Downtown O-Town dance party wedding in the Mills 50 District. With all of their friends telling them “It’s About Time” that automatically became their hashtag, which carried over to their Shop Local step & repeat photo backdrop and also became a neon light design for the ceremony decor on a white studio wall. The reception was in a warehouse that had a modern industrial vibe, enhanced with natural greenery and elements of the outdoors it created a cool city meets garden aura. Classic R&B on the turn table kept the guests dancing all night. Some of the guests even got lucky with their lottery ticket favor. The brides dress was an ultra-modern style and as the night went on she changed into a sheik white pants suit so she could dance comfortably in style with her friends. A terrific sparkler exit on the city streets ended the night as Kristin & Yardley said farewell.

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event professionals Joe Hearn Events FLOWERS: Porch Therapy PHOTOGRAPHER: Azuree Witala CATERER: Black Bean Deli CAKE: Publix MUSIC: DJ Will Duran CEREMONY LOCATION: Mills 50 District RECEPTION LOCATION: The Orange Building OFFICANT: Meg Castello PLANNER: Joe Hearn Events HAIR AND MAKEUP: Alchemy Studio RENTALS: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals EVENT DESIGN /DÉCOR/LINENS:

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Real Cele�ati�s SONDRA RAE AND MISSY

Sondra Rae, Missy, and their wedding guests spent the first of October celebrating love at Mission Inn Resort. This location provided the perfect fall backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. Sondra Rae knew it the night Missy finally moved back to Orlando. She was supposed to be in her life! There is just something about Missy that makes all of her problems go away, like nothing can go wrong in life. Fast forward to a magical proposal, think mouse ears kind of magical, the couple was flooded by emotions about their wedding day. After talking with their wedding planner, Weddings in the City, the stress subsided and all Sondra Rae and Missy had to do was dream about the epic moment when they’d said “I do”. Perfect Wedding Guide is honored to have been a part of such an incredible celebration. This beautiful wedding is proof that love wins and love will always win.

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event professionals White Rose Entertainment VENUE: Mission Inn Resort PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Rice Photography FLOWERS: Atmospheres Floral and Decor CAKE: Cupcake Hearts Event Concepts LIGHTING: Illuminating Magic PLANNER: Weddings in the City DRESS SHOP: Modern Bridal

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A Romantic Setting is yours at The Club at Bella Collina. The unique Tuscan design will give you and your guests the experience of a destination wedding without the travel. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas are available, so the creative bride with a specific vision can have her dream wedding.

www.BellaCollina.com | 15920 County Rd 455 | Montverde, Florida 34756 Contact us today to start planning your perfect wedding. Call (407) 469-4911


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Real Cele�ati�s KATHERYN AND ALAN

Katheryn and Alan had the most beautiful wedding at Mission Inn Resort this past May. It was a day spent with their close friends and family and was filled with lots of love and laughter. Katheryn giggled all day because of all of the excitement. You could see she was so excited to be marrying the man of her dreams! Katheryn and Alan wanted a simple, yet beautiful, wedding and they got just that. The couple wanted to incorporate small accents to tie in the Spanish-style look of Mission Inn. They did this through Spanish tile table numbers and tile accents on their wedding cake. Since the wedding took place in the Spring, they also wanted to include bright and colorful floral and table linens. In Bloom Florist executed their vision perfectly through the use of white lanterns with floral base and wooden boxes filled with stunning floral. The hand-made table runners added just the right touch to the overall table-scape. The couple also chose to incorporate a lasso ceremony during their wedding. This Mexican tradition was performed by the bride’s Aunt Sylvia and it added such a personal touch to the ceremony. After a wonderful meal and dancing, the night ended with a sparkler exit in the beautiful Plaza de las Palmas.

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event professionals PLANNER: Big Day Celebrations VENUE: Mission Inn Resort and Club DRESS: Brides by Demetrios FLOWERS: In Bloom Florist DJ, LIGHTING: White Rose Entertainment LINENS: Over the Top PHOTOGRAPHER: Live Happy Studio TUXEDO: Men’s Wearhouse CAKE: Top Tier Wedding Cakes by Karen Alvarez OFFICIANT: Orlando Wedding Chaplain HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kristy’s Artistry

Design Team CHAIR RENTALS: A Chair Affair PHOTOBOOTH: Photobooth Rocks

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Spark your inn-terest!

M ISSIO N INN R E SORT

WHERE TIMELESS FLORIDA CHARM MEETS MODERN DAY ROMANCE www.MissionInnResort.com/Wedding | -- | Wedding@MissionInnResort.com


IRENE + DAVID’S

chicago meets orlando MARCH 12, 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s IRENE AND DAVID

Have you ever seen a wedding where the chuppah was outfitted with a custom floral curtain that served as an ethereal ceremony site AND a glamorous cake display with a panoramic view of Downtown Orlando? From the initial stages of wedding planning, bride Irene Korshak had the same priorities: a highly styled wedding with hints of glamour, and a joyful celebration in which both family and friends would feel comfortable and well taken care of. Irene enlisted the help of wedding planner, Lisa Stoner to not only find the perfect venue, but to curate the right team to pull off a signature wedding with personal, styled elements that would offer guests a most memorable wedding experience. With deep family and personal ties to Chicago, a downtown wedding venue that could host the ceremony and reception with a view of the Orlando skyline became a paramount goal, and The Citrus Club’s space and food and beverage team made the choice a swift one. The traditional Jewish ceremony was airy and bright with a clear acrylic chuppah and floral curtain customized by Lana Faulkner with Fairbanks Florist. Soft drape enhanced the walls to draw all attention where it rightfully belonged: the bride and groom! Later, the aesthetic for the reception was enhanced with specialized lighting,and deeper colors were utilized, along with some elements of sequin and mirrors to raise that glamour priority up a notch! Wedding details from florals, drape, lighting and a layered table setting made this wedding a photo opportunity for all in attendance!

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event professionals Lisa Stoner Events DRESS SHOP: Calvet Couture FLOWERS: Fairbanks Florist LIGHTING & DECOR: Soundwave Entertainment/Swag Decor LINENS: Connie Duglin Linens Kathy Thomas Photography WEDDING VENUE & CATERER: Citrus Club CAKE: Sprinkles Custom Cakes CEREMONY MUSIC: Harp Strings Inc. RECEPTION MUSIC: Soundwave Entertainment OFFICIANT: Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz HAIR AND MAKEUP: Evelisse Hahn INVITATIONS: The Paper Shop at Park Ave RENTALS: Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals

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The best kept secret of Central Florida

Discover the elegance and traditional charms in a romantic setting where ambiance, quality and service are understatements!

Overlooking Picturesque Lake Griffin Competitively Priced Menus Versatile Rooms from 50 to 400 Guests for Impressive Ceremonies and Receptions 352-753-7000 • 6538 L AKE G RIFFIN R OAD , L ADY L AKE , FL 32159 WWW . HARBORHILLS . COM

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LEANNE + DANIEL’S

grand slam APRIL 9, 2016 • LAKE MARY, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s LEANNE AND DANIEL

April 9, 2016 was the best day of our lives. I started the day with family and closest friends getting pampered and having my hair and makeup done by Kalie and the About Face Design Team. Photographers arrived later from Victoria Angela’s team to start taking photos and another group joined my fiancé and his groomsmen as they were suiting up for the big event. We both headed to the church in limo’s serviced by VIP Transportation Group. The chauffeur’s gave us next level service and made us feel like royalty. The ceremony was at St Stephen Catholic Community in Winter Springs. Daniel grew up going to this church and while we dated I also grew to love the community there. Then we headed to the our reception site at Lake Mary Events Center where our guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the gorgeous rotunda with floor to ceiling windows that faces the lake! After photos our wedding coordinators with At Last Weddings whisked us through our guests to have a quiet moment together, take a second to absorb all that was happening before the reception started and have a quick bite to eat, then head to the reception. DJ Ray had the whole room on the dance floor for the entire reception, and we had him for an extra hour! Levan’s catered the reception and cocktail hour, provided all of the table settings, linens, and bartenders. Working with Duane at Levan’s was a great experience, he is laid back which helps you to relax when making stressful decisions but he makes sure everything is executed just as you discussed. A very close family friend, Sylvette Wittmer who happens to be the owner of Cakes By Design crafted our stunning wedding cake. We wanted a “naked” cake dressed in fruit. It was absolutely delicious, we didn’t have a single slice to take home! Lee Forrest designed our floral arrangements and help set the warm, rich feeling in the room. VIP Transportation scooped us up as we made our sparkler exit through the front entrance. I don’t know if you can ever really thank people enough for creating those emotions and memories that will last a lifetime but to everyone that helped in our wedding day Daniel and I thank you!

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event professionals At Last Wedding + Event Design DRESS SHOP: Debra’s Bridal - Jacksonville, FL FLOWERS: Lee Forrest Design LIGHTING: Soundwave Entertainment DÉCOR: Swag Decor Levan’s PHOTOGRAPHER: Victoria Angela® Photography CAKE: Cakes By Design Inc CEREMONY MUSIC: St Stephen Catholic Community RECEPTION MUSIC: Soundwave Entertainment CEREMONY LOCATION: St Stephen Catholic Community RECEPTION LOCATION: Lake Mary Event Center OFFICIANT: Father John Bluett HAIR AND MAKEUP: About Face Design Team INVITATIONS: Nanzy Chiramonte TRANSPORTATION: VIP Wedding Transportation

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TYLER + PAUL’S

gatsby gala JULY 2, 2016 WINTER SPRINGS, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s TYLER AND PAUL

Close friends and family traveled from the Caribbean and all over the States to see this stylish couple tie the knot. Vintage glamour inspired the wedding design, and we couldn’t have been happier to assist on such a special evening. Luxmore Grande Estate was a perfect venue choice for Paul and Tyler because it evokes the “Great Gatsby” style they love – the grand staircase and crystal chandeliers were the special touch the couple was looking for and sealed the deal! Tyler chose a stunning trumpet gown from Lily’s Bridal while her groom wore a custom ivory suit jacket. Surrounded by their sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, Paul teared up the moment he saw his gorgeous bride. The love these two college sweethearts share was felt through their written vows and tears of joy. Their floral centerpieces were adorned with feathers, pearls and soft touches of sparkle. The couple worked closely with Everything Cake to design a cake that captured the 1920’s aesthetic. As two families became one that evening, they danced the night away. The celebration concluded sweetly with a homemade rum cake and sparkler send off.

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event professionals RW Events DRESS SHOP: Lily’s Bridal FLOWERS: RJ Glamour & Innovation RECEPTION LOCATION, LIGHTING, LINENS, CATERER: Luxmore Grande Estate Photography VIDEO: Tolbert Films CAKE: Everything Cake MUSIC: DJ Bright Light Paul Smith RENTALS: RW Style

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DW Digital


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MICHELLE’S

baby shower FEBRUARY 22, 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s MICHELLE ' S BABY SHOWER

Everyone loves a good baby shower. The excitement and anticipation of a new life hang heavy in the air, making each one an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Michelle’s baby shower, however, stuck with us because of its unique theme. The paintby-numbers theme was incredibly creative and had been lovingly incorporated into every element of the party, from the paint can invitations, the paint by color mini canvas place settings, the indulgent and exquisitely detailed cake from Party Flavors Custom Cakes, complete with fondant paintbrushes and paint splotches, to the tiles each guest was given to paint in between painting their canvas and snacking. Incorporating the gender reveal into the theme was also a brilliant move, as the décor was evenly split between pink and blue, right down to the toppers for the chameleon tables, with just the slightest hint of gold glinting on the tables from the dinnerware. And, of course, everyone was eager for Michelle to dig into the cake and see what hue the insides would be! Finally, once all the ladies’ tiles had been painted, they were collected and arranged on a large picture frame to reveal the baby’s gender. Brilliant!

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event professionals PLANNER: BeatCreative

Marketing FLOWERS: Lee James Floral LINENS: Kirby Linens PHOTOGRAPHER: Castaldo Studios Marketing RENTALS: A Chair Affair STYLING: Weddings Unique – Andrea Grier

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CATERER:

Foodie Catering

CAKE:

Party Flavors Custom Cakes


All you need is love. We’ll take care of the rest. Enjoy the wedding of your dreams. Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort combines style and elegance to create an ideal venue for a celebration you will never forget.

Visit www.sheratonlakebuenavistaresort.com or call 407-550-1008 SHERATON LAKE BUENA VISTA RESORT p-407-239-0444 f-407-239-4566 12205 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32836 www.sheratonlakebuenavistaresort.com donna.cooke@sheratonlbv.com ©2010–2012 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Preferred Guest, SPG, Sheraton and their logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its afliates.

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MAGGIE + TRIPP’S

strawberry fields MARCH 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s MAGGIE AND TRIPP

Maggie and Tripp, were married in the quaint St Andrews Catholic Church in Orlando, FL among their family and friends. Maggie’s parents were married in St. Andrews as well so it was a very meaningful day for all. After their ceremony, we went back to the bride’s family strawberry farm, Brook Hollow Farm. If you haven’t been there to pick strawberries, you are truly missing out. For the reception, everything at their stunning home was beautifully styled and decorated with charming, rustic pieces all from RW Style. Between the market lighting, beautiful white tent, and amazing scenery, it was a perfect day all around!

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event professionals PLANNER: RW Events FLOWERS: Florida Flower LIGHTING & DÉCOR: RW Events PHOTOGRAPHER: Rania Marie Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Videographer Bryan Dillard CATERER: Char-Don Catering CAKE: 4Rivers Sweet Shop | LePetite Pies RECEPTION MUSIC: Weddings Only DJ Fred CEREMONY LOCATION: St Andrews Catholic Church RECEPTION LOCATION: Brook Hollow Farm Wedding HAIR AND MAKEUP: Audrey Dimmick Hair & Makeup RENTALS: Sperry Tents, Letz Dance On It, RW Style

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YOUR Wedding! YOUR Way! YOUR Budget! Rentaland Tents and Events can provide you with everything you need for your wedding! With an inventory of Clear Top and White Top tents, colored tent liners, tent and ceiling draping, tall pipe and drape, lighting, tables, chairs, elegant linen, tableware and much more‌ All you need is food and entertainment! All of our tent draping, colored tent liners, ceiling draping and tall pipe and drape is custom made in our design studio, which helps to keep your pricing budget friendly! Give us a call for more information, or visit our website!

11829 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Ste. B Orlando, FL 32837 www.RentalandParties.com 407-851-7368 CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

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CARA + KEITH’S

bride & breakfast JUNE 18, 2016 PALMETTO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s CARA AND KEITH

Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast was the perfect setting for Cara and Keith’s wedding. Their whirlwind romance started in Vegas and ended with Keith proposing in Lake Como. Cara envisioned a very natural and organic feel for her wedding and chose shades of white, greens and taupe. The day was filled with so many memories but the most special one was Keith surprising Cara with a rose gold wedding band. The couple had initially agreed to have their rings tattooed on the morning of the wedding before the ceremony. As a planner, we get to share so many great moments with our couples, my favorite moment of the day was when Cara put on her dress and screamed with her infectious smile “I’m getting married today”. The couple chose to write their own vows and wedding ceremony and married under the large oak tree overlooking the river. The cocktail hour was fun and laid back. Guests replaced their escort cards with polaroid pictures and played cornhole on the custom boards made for Cara and Keith. The reception took place in a tent on the terrace under a canopy of string lights, adorned with lanterns, candles, greens and simple white floral. The party came to life as “The Bergs” were introduced for the first time as husband and wife. The couple and their friends and family danced the night away to songs from the eighties and nineties and completed the night with a Sparkler Exit. Now we are excited to welcome our first Pavone Events Baby, Baby Berg!!

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event professionals PLANNER: Pavone Events DRESS SHOP: Solutions Bridal Designer House FLORAL: Beneva Flowers & Gifts LINENS: Connie Duglin Linens PHOTOGRAPHER: Black & Hue Photography CATERER: Auditorium Catering DESSERT BUFFET: Hands On Sweets MUSIC: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast OFFICIANT: Eddie Morales RENTALS: A Chair Affair, Inc., U.S. Tent Rental

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SAY ‘I DO’ IN

SPLENDID STYLE

For the sophisticated bride with a style all her own, the exceptional Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando provides a chic and one-of-a-kind wedding venue for your special day.

325 S. ORANGE AVENUE • ORLANDO, FL 32801 • 407-313-9000

GRANDBOHEMIANHOTEL.COM

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BRANDEN + JENSEN’S

tribal dance JULY 15, 2016 • LAKE MARY, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s BRANDEN AND JENSEN

We had such a blast capturing Branden and Jensen’s wedding day at Noah’s Event Venue in Lake Mary, Florida. Our two grooms met at Florida State University as Orientation Leaders, and are the sweetest couple. We began by capturing their preparations in groom suites at Homewood Suites in Lake Mary, with their wedding party’s hair and makeup services provided by Kristy’s Artistry Design Team. Once they were ready, we proceeded over to Noah’s Event Venue, where we captured their bridal party photos before the ceremony. Officiated by Kayleigh Bordenkircher, their indoor ceremony took place in Noah’s trademark ballroom. They exchanged their personal vows and sealed their ceremony with a kiss and a dancing shuffle down the aisle. We captured their personal portraits around Noah’s before heading back inside for their indoor wedding reception. Their cookie wedding cake was created by Publix. Puff n’ Stuff Catering provided the delicious dinner, and Premier Bartending provided the bar services. DJ Jeff and Charles of White Rose Entertainment absolutely rocked their reception with a great variety of music and smooth mixing to keep the dance floor packed! They even helped us get all of the wedding guests together for a huge dance floor selfie. Branden and Jensen also grabbed their FSU group for a choreographed dance only they would know. At the end of the night, Branden and Jensen ran out through a sea of sparklers, into their limousine provided by VIP Transportation Group. What a classy exit!

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event professionals PLANNER: Nicole Gerardi of Nicole Squared Events LIGHTING: Noah’s Event Venue & DJ Jeff & Charles of White Rose Entertainment PHOTOGRAPHER: Steven Miller and Michael of Steven Miller Photography CATERING: Puff n’ Stuff Catering BAR SERVICES: Premier Bartending Service CAKE: Publix CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Jeff and Charles of White Rose Entertainment CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Noah’s Event Venue HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team TRANSPORTATION: VIP Wedding Transportation MARKET LIGHTING: ASK Rental Services

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ASHLEY + ELLIOT’S

barefoot fairy MAY 28, 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s ASHLEY AND ELLIOTT

Take details full of moss, fairies and mystical creatures and you will have some of the amazing themes that made up Ashley and Elliott’s wedding day! These two are definitely an easy-going couple and they made sure that their special celebration reflected those aspects of their personality. Ashley went barefoot through the ceremony (though, she was adorned with some foot jewelry!), which was the perfect fit to her. All of her brides maids dressed in shades of blues and other earth tones, to go along with the whimsical setting. Crystal rocks, driftwood, mini fairies and a whole lot of moss set the mood for this dazzling evening! After the incredibly emotional ceremony, guests enjoyed their time socializing, drinking blended coffees, eating special ice cream desserts and hanging out on the lounge furniture placed throughout the space. Ashley’s unique fairy-filled enchanted forest vision for her wedding day most certainly came to life!

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event professionals PLANNER: At Last Wedding + Event Design FLOWERS: Dream Designs Florist LIGHTING: Soundwave Entertainment LINENS, CHIAVARIS, CAKE STAND, VOTIVES: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals PHOTOGRAPHER: Sivan Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Seltzer Films CATERER: Arthurs Catering CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: Soundwave Entertainment CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Paradise Cove OFFICIANT: Renee Silverman with A Lovely Ceremony HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team DRAPERY: Classic Event Decor LOUNGE FURNITURE: The Event Warehouse TRANSPORTATION: VIP Wedding Transportation

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Eat, Drink, Be Married!

Choose Arthur’s to Reflect your Exquisite Taste Call 407.331.1993 or visit arthurscatering.com to plan the most delicious day of your life!

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

wedding guild luncheon SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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Real Cele�ati�s WEDDING GUILD LUNCHEON

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort offers a collection of versatile settings featuring gorgeous outdoor wedding lawns, the elegant Grand and Palm ballrooms, and two exquisite lakeside event rooms for intimate ceremonies and receptions. Plancha was the beautiful setting for one of 2016’s Central Florida Wedding Guild luncheons. Wedding and event professionals enjoyed an amazing menu plus specialty drinks created by the Four Season’s own mixologist. Experience the destination that has been named Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond Award rated property for yourself at www.fourseasons.com/orlando/weddings. Four Seasons Resort Orlando: A Dream Come True.

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event professionals Annie Nuño, The Soirée Co Wedding & Event Planning FLOWERS: Lee Forrest Designs PHOTOGRAPHER: Tabitha Photography CATERER: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort RECEPTION MUSIC: Eklectic Entertainment RECEPTION LOCATION: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort INVITATIONS: Minuteman Press RENTALS: A Chair Affair, WIsh Vintage Rentals PLANNER:

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Classic. Elegant. Timeless.

HISTORIC DUBSDREAD BALLROOM 407.650.9558 549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804 dubsweddings@taproomatdubsdread.com www.taproomatdubsdread.com

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VENUE GUIDE

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event

central florida

A useful resource of the most trusted event venue locations throughout all of Central Florida.

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Caribe Royale

venues

It’s the day you’ve always dreamed about. Now that it has finally arrived, you want everything to be perfect. Let our family take care of your family and friends on your special day. And the wedding experts at Caribe Royale are here to create a one-of-akind wedding experience that exceeds your expectations – all while offering wedding packages that help take the guesswork out of the planning process. Let us give you the royale treatment so you can create your beautiful memories at the Caribe Royale.

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

120,000

Event Spaces

50

Capacity

407-238-8470 8101 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32821 www.cariberoyale.com

$50 - $190

100,000 sq.ft

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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rehearsal dinners

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

An American culinary institution, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Orlando serves flawless cuisine with bold and delicious flavor, hosts an award-winning wine list with more than 1,200 wine options and provides a level of service reminding guests that they are the boss. Offering prime steak, fresh seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco’s is an exceptional steak house unparalleled in Central Florida area. With two floors that include two bars, four private dining rooms and a picturesque patio, Del Frisco’s Orlando boasts more than 400 seats and endless opportunities.

407-351-5074 9150 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 www.delfriscos.com

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Price Range

$31 - $51

Total Sq. Feet

17,000

Event Spaces

8

Capacity

500

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

No

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

No


Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

venues

PHOTO: KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY

As Orlando’s luxury landmark hotel, we offer the ultimate setting for chic, stylish, and magical weddings. The hotel’s unique ceremony locations including the Bohemian Rooftop Gardens, Wine Room, Galleries, and exquisite ballroom adorned with intricate onyx chandeliers, gold-plated ceilings, rich color palette, and amazing accoutrements are anything but expected. Sumptuous menus and stellar service promise an unforgettable wedding.

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

10,000

Event Spaces

3

Capacity

407-313-9000 325 South Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 www.grandbohemianhotel.com

$165 - $200

2500 sq.ft

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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venues

Harbor Hills Country Club

Explore one of Central Florida’s premier wedding destinations and discover why Harbor Hills Golf & Country club is the ideal location for your special day. Surrounded by rolling hills and sprawling oak trees, Harbor Hills Clubhouse overlooks Lake Griffin and has one of the most breathtaking views in Central Florida. As one of the most experienced full service wedding venues in Florida, we are dedicated to making sure all the details of your perfect day come together beautifully. Located in the quaint town of Lady Lake, Florida, Harbor Hills has been a destination wedding location for over twenty years with brides from Ocala, Orlando and Gainesville selecting our unique and romantic location for their special day. Harbor Hills is Central Florida’s full service wedding planning, catering, ceremony and reception destination for weddings in and near Orlando, Lady Lake, Gainesville, The Villages and surrounding Marion and Sumter Counties. Contact our wedding coordinator to schedule a full tour of Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club wedding facilities and wedding services.

352-753-7000 6538 Lake Griffin Rd Lady Lake, FL 32159 www.harborhills.com/weddings

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Price Range

$35.95-$80.00

Total Sq. Feet

10k/20k with clubhouse

Event Spaces

8

Capacity

300

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

Yes


Historic Dubsdread Ballroom

venues

Dubsdread Catering can host your Orlando wedding in the most sought locations in Central Florida. You are the center of our attention when you entrust us with your wedding. From the moment you arrive on site, you’ll have a personal attendant to take care of anything you may need. All of our weddings receive complimentary ceremony and reception coordination services. This includes your ceremony rehearsal as well as wedding day coordination services. We also welcome outside coordinators. We love being creative, so let us help create a ceremony and reception tailored to your specific cultural or family customs. Just ask! We host wedding receptions at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, Highland Manor, the Veranda at Thornton Park, and are approved caterers for Leu Gardens. Your wedding is an event you have long dreamed of and we take that very seriously, making every effort to ensure your complete satisfaction. Whether you prefer a plated or buffet style wedding reception, we are happy to accommodate any specifications that you may have.

407-650-9558 549 West Par Street Orlando, FL 32804 taproomatdubsdread.com/weddings

Price Range

$40-$100

Total Sq. Feet

7,200

Event Spaces

8

Capacity

350

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No

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venues

Mission Inn Resort

PHOTO: KATHY THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Forever starts at Mission Inn Resort. Escape to one of Central Florida’s best hidden secrets for beautiful garden weddings. Over 1,200 rolling acres of Southern beauty and Spanish-inspired plazas allow you to select the picture-perfect setting for your special day. With its architecture, romance and European charm, Mission Inn Resort becomes a grand stage for creating unforgettable memories as you celebrate your new life together. Our HISTORY becomes a part of your STORY. From creating the perfect atmosphere to overseeing every step of the event, we offer a variety of services to make your wedding the experience of a lifetime. Regardless of your wedding size, our experienced and dedicated staff of wedding professionals will gracefully attend to every detail to help turn your wedding day into a stylish and unforgettable occasion that is all about you! Why settle for just the wedding when you can make it a wedding celebration weekend? Mission Inn is the perfect destination venue close to home with the capacity to accommodate an intimate affair or even the most elaborate of guest lists. Your guests will benefit from a splendid range of services at Mission Inn Resort including comfortable accommodations, fantastic resort activities such as championship golf, boating, swimming, trap and skeet shooting, relaxing at Spa Marbella, many dining options and so much more. Call today to schedule your complimentary tour!

352-324-3916 10400 County Road 48 Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737 www.missioninnresort.com/wedding

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Price Range

$56.00 - $168.00

Total Sq. Feet

30,000

Event Spaces

10

Capacity

up to 330

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Ready Room Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

Yes


OrlandoWorld Center Marriott

venues

Bring your fairytale wedding to life in a gorgeous venue with personalized service and attention to detail. Our glamorous ballrooms and flexible outdoor event space can host weddings of all sizes. Let our Certified Wedding Planners handle the details from custom menus designed with our expert culinary team to accommodating cultural traditions. Our 200 acre resort paradise is conveniently located 1.5 miles from Disney®, so you and your guests will find plenty to do before or after the celebration. Create unforgettable memories and say “I DO” to that special someone at Orlando World Center Marriott.

407-238-8702 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32821 www.OrlandoWorldCenterWeddings.com

Price Range

$135 - $159

Total Sq. Feet

50,000+

Event Spaces

Yes

Capacity

450+

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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Paradise Cove

Your Wedding in Paradise!

Price Range

One of Central Florida’s best kept secrets, Paradise Cove is truly a unique and beautiful venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner or special event! With our private white sandy beaches and palm trees swaying overhead, you will feel as if you have traveled to a far off tropical destination. The beautiful silhouette of the cypress against the dramatic sunset will not disappoint. Our twinkle lights fill and transform the cocktail patio and pavilion into a magical fairy tale!

Total Sq. Feet

3,500 Pavilion + Suite

Event Spaces

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At Paradise Cove, you are renting the venue from us and bringing in all of your own vendors to create your event. The only list we have you to choose from is a catering list, but there are tons of options! Any other vendors you may choose on your own or we can make recommendations for you. We also allow you to bring in your own alcohol as long as it is served by a bartender with specific insurance requirements! This allows you to control your vision for your event and your budget!

407-239-6939 13245 Lake Bryan Drive Orlando, FL 32821 www.paradisecoveorlando.com

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$35.95 +

Capacity

350

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No


Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Florida

venues

At Rosen Centre Hotel we bring the wedding of your dreams to life. Our luxurious accommodations, award-winning service and breathtaking reception spaces make for an unforgettable wedding day filled with glamour and excitement. We appreciate how special this day is for you and your guests, and we are dedicated to tailoring your celebration of love and commitment to perfection. With everything from delectable menus and personalized décor to our experienced Wedding Specialists and attentive staff members, we take care of every detail on your special day, so the only thing on your mind will be saying “I do.” For more information, email us at YourSpecialDay@ RosenCentre.com.

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

150,000

Event Spaces

35

Capacity

9840 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 RosenWeddings.com

1800

Ceremony Capability Yes, up to 3000 Outdoor Capability

407-996-1285

$63 - $100 pp

Yes, up to 400

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando, Florida

Whether you’re looking for something classic and elegant or intimate and secluded, everyone at Rosen Plaza is here to make your dream a reality. From award-winning service, beautiful presentations and mouthwatering menus to personalized décor and experienced wedding specialists, your big day will be nothing short of unforgettable. We are committed to creating a wedding that delivers everything you want and more, and our dedicated staff goes above and beyond to make sure every need is met, with a smile. We appreciate how much your wedding day means, and we would be honored to serve you on your special day. For more information, email us at RPCatering@rosenplaza.com.

407-996-9700 9700 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 RosenPlaza.com

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Price Range

$100 - $140++ pp

Total Sq. Feet

60,000

Event Spaces

Indoor/Outdoor

Capacity

1000

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes


Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida

venues

Celebrate the most important day of your life at one of Florida’s most luxurious and breathtaking destinations. Nestled in the natural elegance of 230 lush acres, watch the wedding of your dreams come to reality at Rosen Shingle Creek. Share your first dance as a couple in Orlando’s only two-story ballroom, indulge in gourmet cuisine prepared by master chefs, and make memories with loved ones while we take care of the details. With decades of experience, our staff and Wedding Specialists are prepared for every celebration, from intimate rehearsal dinners to extravagant receptions. Your beautiful journey together begins at Rosen Shingle Creek. For more information, email us at sales@RosenShingleCreek.com.

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

95,000

Event Spaces

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Capacity

900+

Ceremony Capability

900+

Outdoor Capability Bridal Suite Available

407-996-9939 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 RosenShingleCreek.com

$140 - $160 ++pp

Yes BOA

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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The Royal Crest Room

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Kristen Weaver photography

A Wedding is the Ultimate Fairytale. When you get married at The Royal Crest Room, the entire experience is wonderful! Our ceremony location is unsurpassed, “out-ofthis-world,” romantic -- set in our private, lush Wedding Garden. Your Grand Entrance through the first Pergola, down our long brick paver aisle towards the ever-so-stately Pergola will “wow” your guests! They will find the outdoor setting for cocktail hour incredibly charming. The spacious brick-paved Terrace with a golf course backdrop is even more picturesque with our little winding pebble creek bed and handsome three-tiered large stone waterfall. Add Market Lighting for the perfect ambiance! Our ballroom is still brand new, elegant and neutral. We take care of everything … the food, drinks, details, and most importantly, you! We take you out to our Stone Bridge and other amazing spots on the golf course for what-will-be your priceless photographs! You then join the party and celebrate with no worries whatsoever! Choose The Royal Crest Room and begin your “Happily Ever After!” truly happy!

407-892-2009 5310 Michigan Avenue St. Cloud, FL 34772 www.theroyalcrestroom.com

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Jessica Leigh photography

Jason Webster Photography

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale. – anonymous

Price Range

$35 - $85

Total Sq. Feet

4200

Event Spaces

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Capacity

230

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No


Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

venues

All you need is love. We’ll take care of the rest.

Price Range

Enjoy the wedding of your dreams. Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort combines style and elegance to create an ideal venue for a celebration you will never forget.

Total Sq. Feet

15,000

Event Spaces

400

Capacity

300

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

Yes

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort recently underwent a $26 million reinvention centered upon a dramatic new palm pool courtyard. There are multiple all-new wedding spaces ranging from intimate outdoor areas to grand ballrooms, designed to accommodate any size event. Our exquisite event staff is trained to manage every facet of the big day, and our chef has created inventive menus to delight every palate, offering highly-customizable packages to reflect your personal tastes while exceeding expectation. Our knowledgeable wedding consultant will listen to your vision and create a perfect experience for you, your family and guests.

407-550-1008 12205 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32836 www.sheratonlakebuenavistaresort.com

$55-$125

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venues

Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Nowhere in Lake County can a bride find a venue like this, serenely floating over the water. Its décor has a tropical vibe with one-of-a-kind antiques, artwork and hand– crafted finishes. Whether it is a grand entrance descending the staircase; arranging a bridal party for photos; or getting married on the center steps, this grand staircase with a lake backdrop viewed through the glass window walls, is unmatched in beauty. With extraordinary views and a scenic pier that stretches over picturesque Lake Dora, the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake provides the perfect setting to gather with family and close friends to say, “I do.” The private bride’s room is exquisitely appointed and furnished with lounging chairs and loveseats. The groom’s room, a quiet gathering space with doors opening to an outdoor deck, offers a private view of the lake, a wall mounted big screen T.V., and comfortable seating. The 150-foot-long, 40-foot-wide, brick-paved pier leads from the lush gardens to the glass entry doors. Lined with gas lamps, it is perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hour, or a reception under the stars.

Price Range

A seaplane dock is conveniently located at the venue for a celebratory seaplane fly-by or to whisk the happy couple to their honeymoon destination by air. We look forward to celebrating your special day with you!

352-253-4300 200 S. Disston Avenue Tavares, Florida 32778 www.tavares.org

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$35.95-$100.00

Total Sq. Feet

14,000 with pier

Event Spaces

Indoor/Outdoor

Capacity

350

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

No

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No


WHAT TO DO

if you’re planning a last-minute wedding BY SUSAN SOUTHERLAND

Getting engaged is such an exciting time. However, the exhilaration of saying “I will” can quickly be replaced by the overwhelming concerns surrounding planning a wedding. Most people think of wedding planning as a lengthy process. For a number of reasons, such as needing to spread out payments, or certain venues and vendors booking up well in advance, having months to plan your wedding is almost a must. If you’re a couple who finds yourself in a situation where you’re planning a last-minute wedding (due to military deployment, for example), here are some tips to help you with your planning:

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ESTABLISH THE BUDGET Even last-minute weddings need a budget. Your first conversation should be with each other, then with your families. Set your overall budget and make sure you’re clear on any parameters set by financial contributors, such as specific guests they want invited. MAKE THE GUEST LIST This is your second most important task. Remember, the smaller the guest list, the more your budget will stretch. Narrow the list down as much as possible and don’t second-guess yourself. It’s time to make quick decisions. INVITE YOUR WEDDING PARTY A personal invitation is a wise choice whenever possible. Maybe set up a lunch date with the attendants you’d like to invite and ask them there. FIND THE VENUE AND SET THE DATE If you have a specific style in mind for your wedding, start with venues that fit the look. The more flexible you are with your ceremony date and start time, the more likely you’ll find a venue at the last minute. If the venue is looking to fill in slow times, you might even be able to negotiate a discount. EXTEND INVITATIONS Depending on when your wedding is taking place, you may have to forgo formal paper invitations and head right to the phone or e-mail. Paper invitations are recommended however you have to be practical too. HIRE YOUR VENDORS You may want to consider hiring a wedding planner who has vendor connections to

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make this task as easy as possible. If you’re hiring your vendors on your own, be sure to do your research so you don’t make any costly mistakes. Your venue may have a preferred vendor list to help you narrow down your options.

PURCHASE OR RENT YOUR ATTIRE You and your wedding party will likely be purchasing your wedding attire off the rack if you’re really close to the wedding date. Most suit and tux rental places will have more flexibility, so gentleman may want to start there. Brides, don’t be stressed if the local bridal salons say they can’t accommodate


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with your future spouse and register for gifts, then spread the word to guests so they know where to shop. Kate Preftakes Photography

last-minute requests. Hit up Google and look for wedding and bridesmaid dresses in your area. You may be surprised at which stores carry wedding attire on their racks. REGISTER FOR GIFTS These days you can set up registries online in a matter of minutes. Take an hour or two

PLAN THE HONEYMOON If you’re having a honeymoon, decide where you’d like to go and see what kind of lastminute deals you might be able to get. A professional travel agent can be an amazing asset for this. Don’t forget to make sure you have updated passports if you’re leaving the country. HANDLE THE DETAILS If you don’t hire a wedding planner, you might want to have a planning party with your families and/or wedding attendants to knock out the smaller details like putting together favors, deciding on floral designs,

choosing the reception menu, and printing out wedding stationery items. CREATE THE WEDDING DAY AGENDA Your vendors will all need to know where they need to be and at what time. Communicate with all of them regularly to confirm their service details and put it together in a wedding day agenda that gets distributed to all of them. HAND EVERYTHING OVER AND ENJOY YOUR DAY We highly recommend handing your wedding details over to a professional wedding planner or someone else you trust who isn’t attending the wedding. That way you and your treasured guests can relax and enjoy the big day.

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HAVANA Under the blazing Orlando Sun

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Page 1-2 Lazaro, Style: 3610 Ivory crepe trumpet bridal gown with organza textured skirt, strapless sweetheart neckline, shear corseted Chantilly lace bodice, natural waist, crepe skirt finished with layered ruffled organza, chapel train. Page 3 Lazaro, Style: 3609 Ivory venise lace trumpet bridal gown, V neckline front and back, shear appliqued bodice, cut out side panels on skirt, chapel train. Page 5-6, 8, 10 Anna Campbell, Style: Coco One of a kind with its lustrous pearl tone beading that ripples softly like waves over the body. Fine lace falls dreamily into a slim fitting skirt that skims over the figure and then expands into a bounteous train Page 9 Sarah Seven, Style: Whitman

CONTRIBUTORS:

event design & coordination: Annie Nuño, The Soirée Co. venue: Isleworth Country Club bridal attire: Calvet Couture groom attire: Carolyn Allen's Bridals & Tuxedos hair and makeup: About Face Design Team rentals, china and flatware: A Chair Affair floral: Greenery Productions cake: Isleworth Country Club linens: Over The Top Rental Linens invitation, menu and place cards: Dragonfly Custom Designs furniture, pews: AFR Event Furnishings - Orlando transportation: Coles Classic Cars models: Professionally Pretty

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l a d i r B arket M FALL COLLECTIONS 2017 The latest trends in bridal fashion straight from the runways of New York. 112

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Berta

The inspiration for the new BERTA collection is derived in many ways from the world of Botany, and in particular – Flowers. As the crown jewels of the plants world, Flowers are fascinating to behold, magical to smell and have an endless array of colors. They arouse all senses, and have an admirable inner-complexity.

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Olia Zavozina Inspiration for my new 2017 Collection came from my Celebrity brides this year. Designing their dresses brought me back to the little girl who dreamed of grand, elaborate gowns with long owing trains, beautiful fabrics and laces, magical, shimmering silhouettes of Princesses and Queens.

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ClairePettibone I had this id idea for a collection inspired by the four seasons some time ago, and this fall, it all came together. Creating four looks tto epitomize the season they represent, while maintaining the versatility to be worn by brides for any maintainin year, was a really interesting project. I was able to time of yea myself in the beauty of nature, and delve into the immerse m variety of ccolor, texture, and motifs that have been painted and written about, and even worshiped, over by artists, sung s the history of mankind. Honestly, this has been one of my collections to design. favorite col

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Theia

I’m excited to share with you THEIA’s Fall 2017 Bridal collection. This season the collection returns to its roots embracing the destination bride. Shoulders are exposed and emphasized, wrapped in cotton guipure laces, ethereal silk mousselines, delicate embroideries and hand beaded tulles.

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CONTRIBUTORS:

event design & coordination: Annie Nuño, The Soirée Co. venue: Isleworth Country Club bridal attire: Calvet Couture groom attire: Carolyn Allen's Bridals & Tuxedos hair and makeup: About Face Design Team rentals, china and flatware: A Chair Affair floral: Greenery Productions cake: Isleworth Country Club linens: Over The Top Rental Linens invitation, menu and place cards: Dragonfly Custom Designs furniture, pews: AFR Event Furnishings - Orlando transportation: Coles Classic Cars models: Professionally Pretty

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mojitos and maduro Our Cuban fantasy on the grounds of Isleworth Country Club. photographs by Victoria AngelaÂŽ Photography

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cuban mojito INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons of sugar Juice of half a lime 2 mint sprigs 2 parts of sparkling water (9cl) 1 part of rum or Havana Club A単ejo 3 A単os (4.5cl) 4 ice cubes step1: In a tall glass, add 2 teaspoons of sugar, the juice of half a lime, 2 mint sprigs and 2 parts of sparkling water (9cl) step2: Muddle gently. step3: Add one part of Havana Club A単ejo 3 A単os and the ice cubes. step4: Stir well, and enjoy responsibly! Recipe courtesy of havana-club.com

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wedding décor and planning TIPS you don’t want to miss!

Wedding planning can be stressful, especially when it comes to planning the décor, but it doesn’t have to be. You want the décor on your wedding day to be special and memorable, and achieving that is a bit easier than you might think. Just take a look at these five wedding décor tips, and you’ll see what we mean!

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1. MIX AND MATCH: FLEXIBILITY & FREEDOM Deep blue chargers, creamy white florals, white chameleon tables and rustic French Country Chairs created a unique combination that just looked stunning. The mix of different colors really drew the eye and made an impression. Many thanks to Cricket’s Photography for the photo. You can even try mixing and matching your chairs.

is an unexpected, unpleasant surprise. Do your research well in advance; check with your wedding venue and make sure vendors are permitted onsite. Inquire with your venue on all of their mandatory policies, insurance parameters and other contract guidelines when hosting your wedding so you ensure your deposits are refunded and you do not incur any additional fees. Also, make sure that you can trust your vendors. Check their references, confirm that they have event insurance with the required limits of liability, and make sure they’re reputable.

5. ENJOY THE PROCESS Don’t forget to have fun! You want to look back on your wedding day with fondness and affection, not anxiously waiting for it to be over with just so that you can take a break and relax. Don’t be afraid to hire a planner – not only will they end up becoming your biggest advocate and possibly a best friend, but you’ll find yourself more relaxed and having tons of fun. You are investing too much into this day – not just financially, of course, but emotionally – so trust a good planner to not let something go wrong the day of.

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Check out this beautiful table design. The pure ivory lace runner on the table is gorgeous, but our favorite part has to be the contrasting Natural Wood Chiavari Chairs and Mahogany Chiavari Chairs. The contrast is immediately noticeable, but stylish and trendy. Thanks Scott Watt Photography and Greenery Productions for the photo. 2. LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE. Your wedding should be unique and important to you. Let it tell your story, from how you and your fiancé met to your shared interests. For a special touch, incorporate photos of the two of you into your centerpieces, or have a unique wedding favor for your guests, such as a copy of your favorite book. Or, you could even feature a quote from your favorite TV show or book. Your guests are there to celebrate you so don’t be afraid to let your personality come through in the details. 3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK Trust us, the last thing you want on your wedding

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4. PLAN AND RESERVE EARLY Of course, you most likely have a specific vision for your wedding and dreams you want to fulfill. Well, don’t let a little procrastination get in the way. While most companies are flexible enough to make changes to your booking as necessary, keep in mind that wedding dates get booked up quickly, and the vendor you’ve been eyeing for the past six months might not have the availability or inventory to accommodate you. For example, these French Country Chairs are so popular, you’re going to want to reserve some fast if they’re just what you need for a rustic wedding. So, definitely prioritize booking your vendors as quickly as you can.

Above all, as you go through planning the details of your wedding, don’t forget that your big day is all about you and your partner. Stay true to yourselves, don’t be afraid to fulfill your dreams, and make it a day that you will love and look back on fondly for years to come. With a little planning and some great décor pieces, your wedding is sure to be a success.

Event Rentals... More than Just Chairs We believe your wedding should be perfect and our event decor will add elegance to your reception, regardless of the venue. We offer chiavari chairs, folding tables of all types, rustic farm tables in mahogany and white washed finishes, church pews, mismatched vintage china, crystal trees, cherry blossom trees, glass chargers, table number options and more.

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FROM START TO FINISH Here is your very own Wedding Planning checklist to make sure you cover everything before the big day!

STEP ONE

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1. Establish your Wedding Budget 2. Choose a Wedding Date 3. Start your Wedding Guest List

4. Ask your Wedding Party 5. Hire a Wedding Planner 6. Find a Venue

7. Book your Officiant 8. Research Vendors


STEP TWO

STEP THREE

1. Build a Registry 2. Purchase your Wedding Attire

1. Book your Invitation Designer/Calligrapher 2. Start Researching Honeymoon Destinations

3. Interview Wedding Vendors 4. Hire Photo-Videographer

5. Book your Band or DJ 6. Reserve a Block of Hotel Rooms

3. Send Save-the-Dates (if not sooner) 4. Book Florist

5. Arrange Transportation (for yourselves and guests)

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STEP FOUR

STEP FIVE

STEP SIX

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1. Book the Rehearsal Dinner Venue 2. Ensure your Invitations are on Track 3. Meet your Baker

1. Finalize Menu and Flowers 2. Order Favors

4. Start your Hair and Makeup Trials 5. Choose a few of your favorite songs and make a do not play list

3. Choose Readings and Readers for the Ceremony 4. Purchase Rings

1. Get Everything Printed 2. Mail Invitations (6-8 weeks prior to the wedding)

3. Write or Decide on Vows 4. Purchase Day of Accessories 5. ConďŹ rm Day of Transportation


STEP SEVEN

STEP EIGHT

1. Bachelor/Bachelorette Party 2. Wedding Shower 3. Start Recording RSVPs

4. Apply for Marriage License (every state varies) 5. Mail Rehearsal-Dinner Invitations

6. Have your Final Fittings 7. Start Seating Arrangements 8. Purchase Wedding Party Gifts

1. Make a List of Unusual Photo Requests for your Photographer 2. Review Music and Reception Timeline with DJ/Band

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STEP NINE

STEP TEN

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1. ConďŹ rm Arrival Times with Vendors 2. Send a Timeline of the Day to the Wedding Party and Vendors 3. Pick Up your Wedding Attire 4. Final Head Count to Florist and Caterer

1. Get Nails Done

5. Finalize Seating Chart 6. Break in those Shoes 7. Get Facials and Waxings 8. Pack for your Honeymoon

2. Wrap Wedding Party Gifts

3. Spray Tan


STEP ELEVEN

1. Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner

2. Give Wedding Party Gifts

DAY BEFORE

MORNING OF

1. Get Some Sleep

1. Eat Breakfast

2. Get Ready with Your Wedding Party

3. Get Married!

Information provided by Susan Southerland

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Not sure if utilizing social media is right for your wedding? Here is a pros and cons list to help you decide.

PROS • You get to see your wedding through the eyes of your wedding guests. • You don’t have to wait weeks (or months) for your photographs. Instead, you get to browse through your friends photos on Instagram and Facebook immediately. • It allows all of your wedding guests to be a part of your big day. No more worrying about picking select folks to stand beside you, every guest does something.

CONS • Wedding guests are constantly looking at their phones instead of experiencing the wedding you planned and paid for. • Wedding guests can get in the way of photographers, which means your professional photos will have cell phones in them. • Even if you wanted to save the images, they will be low resolution photos (think Instagram size and it’s quality).

Now that you’ve gone through this list, is social media right for your wedding?

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CARIBE ROYALE 407-238-8470 cariberoyale.com See our ad on page 83

PARADISE COVE 407-239-6939 paradisecoveorlando.com See our ad on page 7, 90

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GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL 407-581-4706 grandbohemianhotel.com See our ad on page IFC, 69, 85

REUNION RESORT 855-421-4393 reunionresort.com See our ad on page 1

PERFECT WEDDING GUIDE WEDDING SHOWS 407-936-0380 orlando.pwgshows.com See our ad on page 3, 129, 134, 137

HARBOR HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 352-753-7000 harborhills.com See our ad on page 49, 86

ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL 407-996-1285 rosenweddings.com See our ad on page 91

CAKES & CATERING

HILTON ORLANDO 407-313-4300 thehiltonorlando.com See our ad on page IBC

ABOUT FACE DESIGN TEAM 407-647-2700 ON THE aboutfacedesignteam.com COVER See our ad on page 31

ANNA CAKES 407-792-8096 annacakes.com See our ad on page 133 ARTHUR’S CATERING 407-331-1993 arthurscatering.com See our ad on page 77 COUTURE CAKES BY LIA, LLC 407-953-9853 couturecakesbylia.com PARTY FLAVORS CUSTOM CAKES 407-578-2082 partyflavorscustomcakes.com See our ad on page 133

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HISTORIC DUBSDREAD BALLROOM 407-650-9558 taproomatdubsdread.com See our ad on page 81, 87 ISLEWORTH GOLF & ON THE COUNTRY CLUB COVER 407-909-2000 isleworth.com LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATES 407-749-0783 luxmoregrande.com See our ad on page 57 MISSION INN GOLF AND TENNIS RESORT 352-324-3916 missioninnresort.com See our ad on page 45, 88 ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT 407-238-8598 marriottworldcenter.com See our ad on page 89

ROSEN PLAZA HOTEL 407-996-0254 rosenplaza.com See our ad on page 92 ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK 407-996-9939 rosenshinglecreek.com See our ad on page 93 SHERATON LAKE BUENA VISTA RESORT 407-550-1008 sheratonlakebuenavistaresort.com See our ad on page 61, 95 TAVARES PAVILION ON THE LAKE 352-253-4300 tavares.org See our ad on page 19, 96 THE BELLA COLLINA CLUB 407-469-4945 bellacollina.com See our ad on page 41, BC THE ROYAL CREST ROOM 407-892-2009 theroyalcrestroom.com See our ad on page 94, 134

THE SHORES RESORT AND SPA 386-322-7257 shoresresort.com See our ad on page 134

FASHIONS CALVET COUTURE BRIDAL ON THE 407-245-7000 COVER calvetcouturebridal.com KRUSTALLOS COUTURE BRIDAL 407-463-1375 krustalloscouture.com THE COLLECTION BRIDAL 407-740-6003 thecollectionbridal.com See our ad on page 11

FLORAL & DÉCOR, LIGHTING, RENTALS AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS - ON THE COVER ORLANDO 407-608-5141 afrevents.com A CHAIR AFFAIR 386-479-4308 chairaffairrentals.com See our ad on page 9, 132

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RENTALAND TENTS & EVENTS 407-851-7368 rentalandparties.com See our ad on page 65 SWAG DÉCOR, A ROSE BRAND COMPANY 407-422-3851 x512 swagdecor.com See our ad on page 137

INVITATIONS DRAGONFLY CUSTOM DESIGN 407-521-2144 ON THE dragonflycustomdesign.com COVER

JEWELERY SIMMONS JEWELERS 407-644-3829 simmonsjewelers.com

LIMOUSINES & TRANSPORTATION APOLLOS CHARIOTS 407-221-2437 apolloschariots.com See our ad on page 73 COLE’S CLASSIC CARS LLC 407-895-0211 ON THE colesclassiccars.com COVER

MERCEDES BENZ OF SOUTH ORLANDO 407-367-2700 MBSO.com See our ad on page 15

PHOTOGRAPHY A MAGIC MOMENT 800-345-8433 amagicmoment.com See our ad on page 138 VICTORIA ANGELA ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY COVER 407-730-0614 victoriaangela.com See our ad on page 53

PHOTO BOOTHS THE FLIPBOOK PEOPLE 321-438-4819 theflipbookpeople.com

REHERSAL DINNERS DEL FRISCO’S OF FLORIDA, LLC 407-351-5074 delfriscos.com See our ad on page 84

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PLANNING BELLA SPOSA EVENTS 814-572-0896 bellasposaevents.com EVERLASTING EVENTS 407-864-6880 everlastingeventsfl.com JOE HEARN EVENTS 386-337-0528 joehearnevents.com See our ad on page 37 THE SOIREE CO. WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNING ON THE 407-415-2705 COVER thesoireeco.com See our ad on page 139

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Lights, Camera, Wedding

When an Orlando based photographer marries her dream man, a local DJ, you better believe that wedding will be fabulous.

Tabitha & James • January 6, 2016 FLORAL AND DESIGN: Lee

Forrest COORDINATOR: A Rose Design LOCATION: One and Only Club Nassau Bahamas JW Jaeger STATIONERY: Dogwood Blossom TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Marc Burgess HAIR AND MAKEUP: Lauren Markow/Marla May DRESS: Vera Wang SUITS: Men's Warehouse ISLE RUNNER: Artistic Aisle Runners VIDEOGRAPHER: Jeffery Stoner PHOTOGRAPHER: Inije Photography DJ: FyerFly


YOUR BIG DAY. OUR BIG HONOR. We are dedicated to bringing your perfect wedding day to life. Whether you are looking to plan an elegant gathering or a grand affair, the experts at Hilton Orlando will create a memorable experience for you and each of your guests. We have elegant indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners and rooms for your guests. The Promenade is a new outdoor area that features water and fire fountains in a beautiful garden setting. To learn more visit thehiltonorlando.com/weddings or call 407-313-8400.

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A Romantic Setting is yours at The Club at Bella Collina. The unique Tuscan design will give you and your guests the experience of a destination wedding without the travel. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas are available, so the creative bride with a specific vision can have her dream wedding.

www.BellaCollina.com | 15920 County Rd 455 | Montverde, Florida 34756 Contact us today to start planning your perfect wedding. Call (407) 469-4911

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Central Florida Celebrations and Events Winter/Spring 2017  

Central Florida Celebrations and Events Winter/Spring 2017

Central Florida Celebrations and Events Winter/Spring 2017  

Central Florida Celebrations and Events Winter/Spring 2017