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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.

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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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in this issue... #orlandolove - A letter from the CFC/PWG staff

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our favorite things

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bridesmaid dresses - THEIA Spring 2017 Collection

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charity events - Shining a light on people making a difference

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behind the scenes - Our onset pro gives you behind the scenes details

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the one i love - Tips for blending cultures

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real celebrations - Central Florida weddings & events

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event venue guide - Our most trusted event venues

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noblesse oblige - Royalty captured on the streets of Orlando

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new york bridal market - Bridal fashion from the runways of NYC

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a grand affair - A regal setting for our royal bride

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maid/matron of honor duties

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unique ideas for something borrowed

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just married - Wedding send-off ideas

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you’re invited - All you need to know about your wedding stationery

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

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floral: Greenery Productions venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel dresses and accessories:

The Collection

hair and makeup: About Face Design Team cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes transportation: Mercedes Benz of South Orlando models: Professionally Pretty stylist: Samaly De Assis

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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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President/CEO: Tammy Elliot

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GET FEATURED We accept submissions year-round. We are always looking for weddings, birthdays, mitzvahs, anniversary parties, corporate events and more. DISTRIBUTION We are always looking for quality locations who would like to present their clients with a complimentary issue of our magazine. For advertising or distribution information, or to be featured in Central Florida Celebrations & Events, email Gianna at Gianna@pwg.com.

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Thoroughly MODERN MILLIE

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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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WE ARE ORLANDO STRONG... In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, it is encouraging to see the outpouring of love from all over the world and especially to see our community pull together in a time of need. The random acts of kindness and giving are what will help us move on from this horrible event but just like 9/11 - we will never forget. Remember not to let the anger and grief get the best of you, but rather to channel your energy into spreading kindness, compassion and love. Remember to be thankful each and every day! Over the days, weeks and months ahead, the victim’s families, first responders and organizations will continue to need our support. If you can, help by donating time or money to a charity of your choice. To lend your support go to www.oneorlando.org With much love and appreciation for you and our community… from our family to yours, Central Florida Celebrations & Events / Perfect Wedding Guide Team

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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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FASCINATORS - 25 STYLISH ACCESSORIES TO TOP OFF YOUR LOOK FASCINATORS, is a one-of-a-kind craft book for making fashionable accessories for every occasion. No professional skill required! available at runningpress.com

THE ORIGINAL CARDS BY MILESTONETM To capture every special moment from “yes” to “I do”, this wedding photo card set is the ideal gift for the newly engaged couple. It features 30 beautifully illustrated photo cards designed by renowned fashion illustrator Danielle Kroll avalilable on amazon.com

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ADULT COLORING BOOK COLOR ME MARRIED The ideal de-stress activity for a bride-to-be and a go-to gift for any friend preparing to tie the knot. Each page celebrates everything we love most about weddings. littlebrown.com

GILDED GOLD Feather Bottle Opener Item: 11215NA shopPWG.com

PERSONALIZED PARTY PERSONALIZED STRAW ST RAW FLAGS MR. MR R. & MRS. Mr. & Mrs. lettering in blackand-white and d-white and personalization options opt tions that make ideal decor pieces pie ces for weddings and engagement gag gement parties. Straws sold separately. sep parately. Item: 31489NA shopPWG.com sho opPWG.com

VENESSA ARIZAGA’S MARRY ME COLLECTION PICNIC TIME - HEART CHEESE BOARD A delightful gift for engaged couples, or for individuals with an affinity for all things heart-shaped. picnictime.com p

This collection has options perfect for the bridesmaid party, a gift for the bride, soon-to-be brides, or just a fun way to tell someone to “marry me!” venessaarizaga.com

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THEIA

SPRING 2017 BRIDESMAIDS COLLECTION www.theiacouture.com

Announcing the launch of THEIA Bridesmaids, inspired by the Greek Goddess of light.

The debut collection will include twelve styles, available in four fabrics; tulle, chiffon, sequins and lace. Drawing inspiration from some of THEIA’s bestselling evening wear and bridal silhouettes and fabrications, the collection includes dramatic cowl back gowns, micro sequins and mix and match toppers. With a soft color palette of neutrals, pastels and metallics, the line evokes a romantic ethereal vibe with a hint of boho chic. The THEIA Bridesmaids collection is designed to complement the THEIA Bride. Her bridesmaid is a fun loving, modern girl who loves fashion. Baring these two facts in mind, a range of styles were meticulously designed to flatter all body types, allowing each girl to look and feel great in her THEIA bridesmaid gown. The goal is to create an entire THEIA bridal party shining from the inside out on the brides’ most important day. The dresses are beautifully constructed and designed so that they can be worn more than once, perfect for the bridal party and perfect to wear again. Priced from $260-$290 at retail, THEIA Bridesmaids will be sold in sizes 0-28. The line will be available at Bridal and Specialty stores across the US and internationally beginning in June 2016. Standard production lead time will be eight weeks. Six week rush options will be available for bridal parties who wish to receive the gowns sooner.

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• Chandeliers • Uplighting • Monograms • Market Lighting

• Textured Lighting • Paper Lanterns

• Centerpiece Lighting • Intelligent Lighting

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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

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charity e v e n t s

Central Florida is a growing city on the move, and one where civic leaders and businesses alike take time to give back to the community they serve. We’re shining a spotlight on these acts of charity and saying thanks for the good they are doing for people that need it most.

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charity e v e n t s

photos by Anesha Collins of Unashamed Imaging

The NFL Alumni Central Florida Chapter and 360 Cookware teamed up with Validus Senior Living, Audi South Orlando, Sweetwater Car Wash, Shubee’s Coastal Grill, Sport Mazda and Florida Sporting News to present the “Flavors of the NFL Alumni” charity event. The “party for a purpose” benefited One Heart for Women and Children” and took place at the Regal Oaks Resort on Sunday, January 24th during the AFC/NFC Championship games. Hall of Fame inductee, Larry Little of the 1972 undefeated Dolphins, joined local NFL Alumni President, Seneca McMillan and Vice President, Lee Paige appeared on Fox Sports that morning. Fox, Channel 9 (ABC) and Channel 2 (NBC) all came to the charity foodie event. HOF Larry Little, Ki-Jana Carter, Cliff Smith, Lee Paige and Ikaika Alama-Frances were among the interviewees and the crowd of over 250 guest loved the local media exposure. 16 award-winning chefs showed up for the cook-off foodie competition and were paired with 23 former NFL players. The players cooked side by side with their chefs and created an instant team like atmosphere, which the chefs really appreciated.. With 16 townhomes, each guest was able to enter and sample the chef’s creations. The NFL players were handing out samples and signing autographs for all the fans. One Heart for Women and Children and the NFL Alumni Central Florida Chapter both raised money for their charities. All of the sponsors, guests, chefs and NFL players claimed the foodie event as a true success and have thrown their support for next year’s Flavors of the NFL Alumni.

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photos by JB’s Cinematic Creations & Photography

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - the American Cancer Society’s nationwide one-day walks – take place annually in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Making Strides walks give participants the power to make a real difference in the battle to end breast cancer. In 23 years, MSABC has become a key driver for breast cancer research and ACS free services, like rides to treatments, accessible mammograms for early detection, and 24/7 phone and online support. It helps ensure that cancer patients and their loved ones do not have to face cancer alone. Not only are they helping those who are currently fighting the disease, they’re helping everyone who hopes to never hear the words “You have breast cancer.” This year, MSABC’s Orlando Strides, the #1 Making Strides walk in the USA, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! On Saturday, April 29th, over 60,000 walkers, supporters and Survivors changed people’s lives one step at a time. This celebration of life began with music, vendors and fun at Lake Eola then continued along the 3.2 mile route with 20 performance locations, featuring live music and volunteer cheering sections. On that day in Orlando we celebrated 20 years of helping the fight against breast cancer.

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onthe set BEHIND THE SCENES

Hair & Makeup: Kari Larsen, About Face Design Team Laurens Look: After prepping her skin with Embryolisse moisturizer I chose all “On Set PRO” cosmetics. It not only looks gorgeous on the skin, it also performs very well on long, hot and humid days. 1st: Foundation primer followed by Luminous Foundation, which provided a beautiful healthy glow to the skin without looking heavy. 2nd: Camoflouge Cover Creme in Medium Beige to conceal under eye circles and brighten the area. 3rd: Eye + Lip Primer was used to keep her shadow from creasing and to keep her eyes looking perfect through the entire shoot. 4th: Brows were groomed & enhanced slightly with Brunette Brow Balm . 5th: To create a very sultry look, I used subtly pigmented shadows to build the colors and go from soft tones to more dramatic deep tones: Cream Dust, Mahogany, Pure Sable and Starry Night topped off with a waterproof eyeliner in Ninja. Black Waterproof Mascara was a must! False lashes were also applied to give her eyes more pop. 6th: I set everything with a loose translucent powder with a “strobe highlighting” technique and softly contoured to define and enhance the bone structure of her beautiful face. I added a gorgeous subtle blush called Sorbet. 7th: For her lips I started with a soft pencil liner by the name of Love Story and finished with Nude lipstick. I added a touch of iridescent gloss to make her lips appear more full. The perfect finish Lauren’s camera ready look was a brush of Satin Glow Mineral Powder in the highlighted areas of her beautiful face. Although minimal touch ups where needed throughout the shoot, Invisible Blot Powder kept her shine free all day! On Set PRO cosmetics, along with other pro products and supplies, are sold exclusively at About Face Design Team.

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THE ONE

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TIPS FOR BLENDING CULTURES By Susan Southerland

If you’re going to be planning a multicultural wedding, begin by chatting with your families. You’ll want to know what they consider the most important elements of their cultures for you to include. Since it probably won’t be possible to incorporate everything they want, I recommend having them rank the elements in order of importance so you can do your best to honor the big things. Here are some other tips for blending cultures in your wedding.

1. CHOOSE THE VENUE WITH CARE

2. CUSTOMIZE THE CEREMONY

3. OFFER A CULTURAL FEAST

Houses of worship all have different rules about whether or not they’ll host ceremonies of couples with different religions, something that is occasionally an issue for multicultural weddings. Begin with the venue you most want to use and consult with them to see if they will marry you. Note any conditions that they may have, such as undergoing premarital counseling. Also, keep in mind that there are plenty of venues out there that place no conditions on your religion or culture, so one of those might best suit you.

Work with your officiant to customize a ceremony that recognizes both of your families’ cultures. However, stick to the most meaningful elements so the ceremony doesn’t get too confusing for your guests.

One of my favorite ways to bring two different cultures together in a wedding is through the food. Discuss options with your catering manager, being sure to respect any dietary restrictions either of your families may have due to their religious or cultural beliefs.

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4. BREAK IT UP

5. BE THOROUGH

Sometimes couples don’t feel their cultures blend very harmoniously, making it difficult to plan a wedding that balances them. I tell those couples to break the wedding up into events: the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the reception, and even the after-party. If it’s too hard to blend your cultures in each of these events, consider alternating the cultures between the events. Your ceremony might be based off your family’s culture, for example, and the reception based off your future spouse’s.

Blending cultures in a wedding should be an immersive experience. You should consider things like your wedding attire, your guests’ attire, the location, the music, any cultural dances or wedding traditions, etc. If you’re going to blend your cultures, really embrace it!

Planning a multicultural wedding can be a fun and sometimes stressful experience. As long as you remember to make choices based on your personalities and preferences, it will all be worth it in the end.

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kristen + maxwell’s

destination true love SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 • ORLANDO, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Kristen and Max met in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. They dated for 3 years while Max battled skin cancer that went into his brain. Kristen was there right by his side holding his hand the whole time. After spending months and months in the hospital, Max miraculously became cancer free and started planning their true love destination wedding in Thorton Park. Kristen and Max’s wedding was an unforgettable celebration that will live on in the hearts of those who witnessed it. Their love for The Keys and Jimmy Buffett inspired everything from the steel drummer to the sunset roses placed on the cake. The day was filled with love, excitement, laughter, and dancing. Romance filled the air with string lights, vibrant arranged flowers, and island decor that really set the tone. Though the Florida weather brought rain, the wedding celebration didn’t skip a beat. The love and commitment that Kristen and Max made that day was too strong to bring down the most cherished moment in their life. The moment they waited for so long and waited patiently for was made into reality with the help of their loved ones and a wonderful team who truly made their dream come true.

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event professionals Joe Hearn Events PHOTOGRAPHER: PNT Photography CATERER: Encore Catering of Central Florida EVENT DESIGN: Joseph Hearn CAKE: Cakes by Elisa CEREMONY MUSIC: Crusin Steel RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Cilo CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: The Veranda OFFICIANT: RoseMary Miller HAIR AND MAKEUP: Nubnobe RENTALS: Downtown House & Carriage PLANNER, FLOWERS, LINENS, LIGHTING & DÉCOR:

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marília + j�é’s

wanderlust wedding MARCH 26, 2016 • ORLANDO, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

For a couple who loves to travel and has lived in different parts of the world, choosing the theme “Wanderlust” was the starting point for their dream wedding between a Brazilian bride and a Spanish groom. They chose Janine Closs, a Wedding Planner with expertise in carrying out exquisite Brazilian weddings and planning Destination Weddings worldwide. Guests came from Australia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Denmark, Colombia, France, Canada and of course the United States. Every structure and attraction was assembled and designed to welcome guests in multiple languages and were assisted by a team of concierges from Brazil. Every detail of the decor was like a trip around the world. Bags, photos, globes, chests, and compasses in a delightful composition of memories and adventures. The colors were inspired by ancient maps: melon, dusty blue, emerald and antique gold, a color scheme that combined perfectly with the sumptuous halls and carpets of luxury at Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. The special attractions began with the bride’s entrance being announced by award-winning Brazilian saxophonist Andre Paganelli. At the reception, the guests dined to the sound of Mexican mariachis and then danced to the exciting rhythm of the samba dancers and their percussionists. The after party set fire on the dance floor to the mixing between electronic music and sax with the performance of “Sax in The Beat”. The night was filled with endless laughter and dancing with family and friends.

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event professionals Janine Closs – J.Closs Events & Weddings DRESS SHOP: Sottero & Midgley – Miami, FL FLOWERS: The Flower Studio LIGHTING: Blast Productions LINENS: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort PHOTOGRAPHER: Layla Eloa Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Blast Vision CATERER & CAKE: Waldorf Astoria Orlando CEREMONY MUSIC: Jeff Scott Guitarist and Andre Paganelli Saxophonist RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Sandro Andalaft (Muzik Corporation) and Sax in The Beat (DJ Edu Brussy and Andre Paganelli Saxophonist) CEREMONY LOCATION: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort – Central Park Gardens RECEPTION LOCATION: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort – The Grand Ballroom OFFICIANT: Father Christopher J. Repp HAIR AND MAKEUP: Jacques Janine Beauty Salon INVITATIONS: Minted Stationery RENTALS: Wish Vintage Rentals CONCIERGE AND GUESTS TRAVEL ASSISTANT: Due B Wedding Concierge CANOPY RENTAL: CHIC Events CUPCAKES: Gigi´s Cupcakes BRIGADEIROS (BRAZILIAN PASTRIES): Martha Sweets CRAFTS AND DIY ITEMS: Jaluza Scrap SAMBA DANCERS AND PERCUSSIONISTS: Brazil Pelô MARIACHIS: Nuevo Guadalajara Mariachis AUDIOVISUAL: Muzik Corporation CHAIRS AND CHARGERS RENTAL: A Chair Affair Inc. PLANNER & DÉCOR:

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cassie + justin’s

nautical wedding weekend SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Mission Inn’s inclusive environment allowed for us to enjoy the entire weekend celebrating with our family and friends. The weekend started welcoming our guests with a cocktail in the Margarita Lounge, followed the next day with a BBQ and field day alongside the their beautiful Marina Del Ray. Our ceremony took place at Legends Courtyard. The large oak tree provide a taste of southern charm, which was complemented by the picturesque green background of the golf course and soothing three tiered water fountain. We completed this simple and charming look by adding ivory rose petals down the aisle. After the ceremony, the guests were led up the walkway to enjoy hors d’ourves and cocktails on the quaint, market-lighted terrace. Katie and her team at Mission Inn did a wonderful job creating a southern nautical look with navy and white canopy table runners accompanied with centerpieces full of hydrangeas and roses. Each table had a hand painted wooden table number and navy menu tucked into a monogrammed napkin. The night was full of love, laughter, and dancing, finished with a cigar bar and night cap at the margarita lounge. We are still swooning over our magical wedding weekend.

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event professionals PLANNER: Debi Kieserman Events DRESS: Brides by Demetrios FLOWERS: Bluegrass Chic LIGHTING: Our DJ Rocks PHOTOGRAPHER: Kathy Thomas Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Gator Bride Video CATERER: Mission Inn Resort CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes MUSIC: Our DJ Rocks CEREMONY LOCATION: Legend Courtyard (Mission Inn Resort) RECEPTION LOCATION: Legend Ballroom (Mission Inn Resort) OFFICIANT: A Beautiful Ceremony – Rev Kevin Knox HAIR & MAKE UP: True Love Bridal Beauty INVITATIONS: Suite Paper PHOTOBOOTH: Photobooth Rocks

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

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ashley + �yan’s

diy paradise MARCH 31, 2016 • ORLANDO, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Our Wedding was one for the books! The wedding and reception took place on the secluded, beautiful Lake Bryan at Paradise Cove (coincidentally my husband’s first name). Our wedding can be described as rustic yet beach themed. We spent most of our time doing many of the decorations together-including the cake stand, wooden cube centerpieces, table number holders, mason jars for the ceremony, directional sign, name cards and all the chalkboard signs. Our DIY projects for the wedding is what made our wedding even more special; it brought us closer together and made our love grow stronger. Our day was perfect and we couldn’t be happier with everyone who helped to make our day SPECIAL!!!

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event professionals Ashley Nicholson and Shanna Paris DRESS SHOP: Calvet Couture Bridal FLOWERS: Blossoms Orlando LIGHTING: DJ Digital LINENS: Cocktails Catering PHOTOGRAPHER: Damon Tucci Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Lyons Street VP CATERING: Cocktails Catering CAKE: The Sugar Suite CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Digital CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Paradise Cove OFFCIANT: Steve Swan-Sensational Ceremonies HAIR: Jeffery Spell and Danielle Arias-Vamp, MAKE-UP: Alicia Wright-Flawless Faces by Alicia INVITATIONS: Shelley Rogers RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals PHOTOBOOTH: The Castaldo Studio Team (Just Photobooth) PLANNER:

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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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lisa + jouse’s

25th anniversary JANUARY 10, 2016 • WINTER SPRINGS, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Lisa and Jouse met 25 years ago during an after party from a Luther Vandross concert. Their love of music may have been what brought them together, but it was their fate that kept them together. You may wonder why the two never had a wedding. Both from a religious background, they didn’t want to spend another year unmarried with two children and on December 31st 25 years ago from today they decided to tie the knot. As their daughter Jasmine Doublette describes it, “that way they wouldn’t go into the New Year unmarried.” Due to the beautiful moment taking place so quickly, they wouldn’t have time to have an official wedding and unfortunately never did until now. With so many vendors taking part in the event, we had to move quickly. Floral and event design by Bold, Beautiful and Beyond Weddings was over the top ranging from raw wood pieces with orchids to beautiful shades of white in the centerpieces. One of their favorite accessories for the event, was the stunning backdrop for the cake that Jasmine created by hand. It was the perfect backdrop for Alehandra with Everything Cakes three tier wedding cake. The beauty and love in her work can truly be seen in every little detail from the sugar flowers to the lace trim. “Being in the wedding industry myself really was a big help. All of my friendors as I call them really stepped in and made it be the night it was. If it wasn’t for them there would be no party.” – Jasmine Doublette with Brides Be Beautiful Wishing this incredible family another beautiful 25 years to come and a big thank you to everyone who participated!

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event professionals Bold, Beautiful and Beyond Weddings LIGHTING: Al Dee Productions LINENS: Over the Top Linens PHOTOGRAPHER: Corner House Photography CAKE: Everything Cake HAIR AND MAKEUP: Brides Be Beautiful VENUE: Luxmore Grande Estate RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals CANDY BUFFET: Florida Candy Buffets PHOTO BOOTH: OhSnap Orlando PLANNER, FLOWERS AND DECOR:

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tara + matthew’s

rock star bash NOVEMBER 14, 2015 • SANFORD, FL

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The Greater Orlando area has many beautiful, sophisticated venues to choose from when deciding where to host your wedding, but it is also home to quite a few unusually unique gems. Our couple, Tara and Matt are unconventional, multi-faceted gems themselves. As rock stars from the local band, A Brilliant Lie, their venue selection had to be a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple: real, raw, hardworking and a bit bizarre. A veteran in the event industry, Tara’s experience was evident in her striking color palette and choice of trusted vendors. Matt, a genuine, romantic and meticulous production manager provided much of the blood, sweat and tears for his beautiful bride’s perfect wedding day. Vintage touches and eclectic ideas merged together wonderfully for this couple’s I-Do’s. Tara and Matt chose a sophisticated color palette of deep reds, brilliant aquamarine, peridot green and mixed metallics in gold and copper. The walk down the aisle was marked by the sound of an accordion, played live by longtime band mate also acting as officiant. The celebration transitioned to the other room where the guests dined on long rustic tables accented with red florals and countless candles. A pergola in the center of the room was draped in light blue fabrics, industrial Edison light bulbs and hanging family photos celebrating their love and warmth. The happy atmosphere was enhanced by quirky details: strolling cabaret dancers, food stations improvised from existing large cable spools, a dessert buffet complete with a single tiered cake with high-fiving silhouettes, kitty cake pops and a super fun, and totally made up hashtag (#turbolamewedding). Every detail of this beautiful wedding was true to their essence as a couple.

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event professionals LOVE Special Events DRESS SHOP: Anglo Couture Designs FLORAL: Flourish Productions LIGHTING/SOUND: Orlando Productions/IGTD Designs DRAPE: Swag Decor The Hons Photography VIDEOGRAPHER: The Hons Photography CATERER: Bento Hospitality & Pat’s Liquor CAKE: It’s Tasty Too CAKE POPS: Pastryology CEREMONY MUSIC: Accordion - Nick Scout RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ - Steve Fame CEREMONY LOCATION: The Factory (warehouse) RECEPTION LOCATION: The Factory (warehouse) OFFICIANT: Nick Scout HAIR AND MAKEUP: Eileen Padin Hair & Melissa Duran Make-up INVITATIONS: DIY RENTALS: Chic Event Furniture Rentals, Lovely Loo’s OTHER: Blue Starr & VarieTEASE Entertainment, Flash Bartending by Barmasutra PLANNER:

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ronna + mark’s

portofino perfection APRIL 10, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

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Ronna makes people at ease and her sparkling personality lights up any room she walks into. On her wedding day, all eyes were on her as she walked down the aisle but she only looked to Mark. Together they welcomed friends and family to their wedding at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and promised each other a lifetime of smiles, laughter and support. We loved the mini bride and groom who walked down the aisle and the flower girl’s crown was so adorable! It seemed fitting that the groom’s cake paid homage to The Godfather, as the wedding took place at the Loews Potofino Bay Hotel, an upscale Italian themed hotel. Guests enjoyed food, a lot of dancing and dressing up to take pictures in the photobooth. Their day was as perfect as they both are.

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event professionals PLANNER: Just Marry!, Jennifer Haskell FLOWERS: Petals by Design PHOTO, VIDEO & PHOTOBOOTH: A Magic Moment CATERER: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel RECEPTION MUSIC: Action Entertainment CEREMONY & LECEPTION LOCATION: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel CEREMONY DECOR: Raining Roses OFFICIANT: Buddy Young HAIR AND MAKEUP: Make-up On Hand, M.A.C at Mall of Millenia RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals OTHER: Bridesmaid Dresses: Unique Apparel

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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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marissa + markus’

luxe appeal APRIL 4, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

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Marissa and Markus wed at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort in a lush outdoor ceremony coordinated by Just Marry Orlando. The florals from Windermere Flowers created a perfect entrance to their family centered ceremony. Marissa’s vision for luxe details and grand appeal came together from the beginning with her ball room gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, accessories from Maria Elena, and of course the most stunning rings from Bayhill Jewelers. Surrounded by close family and friends the couple exchanged loving vows in the outdoor courtyard at the resort. Marissa’s favorite trees and stair case provided the back drop for some gorgeous photos before the evening of elegance began in their ballroom reception. The Buzzcatz band kept the dance floor full of guests dancing before the after party doors opened up to creative lighting and DJ dance party music by Soundwave Entertainment. Olivia Ginn of In Style Imagery was honored to capture the loving couple, stunning details, and gorgeous scenery which created a wedding day this couple will always cherish.

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event professionals EVENT PLANNER: Just Marry! PHOTOGRAPHY: Olivia Ginn, In Style Imagery VENUE: Lowes Portofino Bay Resort MAKEUP & HAIR: About Face Design Team DJ & LIGHTING: Soundwave Entertainment CEREMONY MUSIC: Classern String Quartet RECEPTION BAND: The Buzzcatz FLOWERS: Windermere Flowers and Gifts CINEMA: Life’s Highlights DECOR: Swag Decor FURNITURE: CHIC Event Furniture Rentals ACCESSORIES AND JEWELRY: Maria Elena, Solutions Bridal OFFICIANT: Sensational Ceremonies RINGS: Bayhill Jewelers

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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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lynsey + jonathon’s

family affair

JANUARY 9, 2016 • PORT ORANGE, FL

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Lynsey and John met on a blind date set up by mutual friends and the rest is history. Lynsey’s Uncle Bob was near and dear to her heart and it was always her dream to have him perform her wedding ceremony. When he got sick and they knew he most likely would not be here on earth with us when the wedding came, he wrote down the ceremony. It was the most touching thing of the day for Lynsey and John. And even though another family member read Bob’s words, it was like he was there with them, blessing their future together. “Every aspect of our wedding had a sacred and sentimental meaning to it and my photographers captured it all. I am so thankful for that because it was a whirl wind of a day and now we can relive it in those photos. We had the perfect venue and amazing photographers to capture our most memorable moments. My family helped turn the reception area into a fairytale full of candles, lace, floral and a lot of old keys. We even had a tree filled with family photos guests passed by as they walked to the reception site. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect way to start the rest of my life with the man I love!”

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event professionals Cricket’s Photography VENUE: Estate on the Halifax WEDDING COORDINATOR: Dana Owens DJ: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment VIDEOGRAPHY: Eric Horner Films FLORAL: Garden Gate Florals CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes CATERER: Aunt Catfish’s on the River HAIR: Ulta Beauty GOWN: Brides by Demetrios BRIDESMAIDS: Belsoie GROOM: Men’s Wearhouse CHAIRS: A Chair Affair, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY:

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• We will help you customize your dream wedding and coordinate every detail awlessly • From Intimate Ceremonies to Elaborate Receptions our Certied Wedding Planner will be there every step of the way! • Accommodations for up to 225 people • Complimentary Bridal Suite for Bride and Groom • Bridesmaid luncheons, Rehearsal dinners, Ceremonies and Receptions • 4220 Sq. Feet of Ballroom Space and 242 Elegant Sleeping Rooms

12125 High Tech Avenue • Orlando, FL 32817 | DoubleTree.com 407-275-9000 | Wedding Planner 407-996-0790

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linda + larry’s

sweet tea ceremony FEBRUARY 26, 2016 • MAITLAND, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Linda and Larry’s Vietnamese and American fusion wedding was absolutely incredible and truly personalized. After a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony at their parents homes, they head off to the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne where they got ready and had their first look. Next it was on to the Holy Trinity Reception Center in Maitland for their ceremony and reception. Their big day featured a chic rustic DIY theme that was beautifully executed. Their head table featured a custom made backdrop which showcased their initials “L&L”. They also had a handmade twig and flower arch for their ceremony under which they were married. The market lights which encircled the dance floor were also made by the couple! The personalization also carried through to their table numbers which were named after significant moments in their relationship. Their guest favors were peanut butter & jelly trail mix which is also special to them as it relates to their favorite flavor of craft beer which of course they also had on hand. There was nothing cookie cutter about their day– it represented them to a tee!

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event professionals PLANNER: Runway Events DRESS: Alfred Angelo FLORAL: Jonathan’s Flowers LINENS: Longwood Events PHOTO & VIDEO: Captured by Elle Photo + Video CATERER: Hao Wah Catering CAKE: Le Petit Sweet MUSIC: Power Entertainment CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Holy Trinity Reception Center OFFICIANT: Rev. Tim Herring HAIR AND MAKEUP: Makeover Station RENTALS: Longwood Events

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chelsea + patrick’s

golden ticket OCTOBER 10, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

The reception was accented with gold and deep pinks with a beautiful head table display. The cake took center stage positioned right behind the couple. The band provided a lively and upbeat atmosphere while the couple celebrated with their loved ones. Late night snacks of sliders and popcorn gave the guests a little extra to enjoy while the dancing continued through the evening

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event professionals Susie Weiss, Wonderful Weddings FLOWERS: Flourish Floral Productions LIGHTING, DÉCOR & LINENS: Flourish Floral Productions PHOTOGRAPHER: KT Crabb Photography Four Seasons Resort Orlando CAKE: Four Seasons Resort Orlando RECEPTION MUSIC: The Headliners CEREMONY LOCATION: Holy Family Catholic Church RECEPTION LOCATION: Four Seasons Resort Orlando HAIR AND MAKEUP: Lisa Leitzinger INVITATIONS: Maureen Hall RENTALS: A Chair Affair, Chiavari Chairs

PLANNER:

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ARTHUR ’ S

C R E AT I V E E V E N T S & C AT E R I N G

Eat, Drink, Be Married! Choose Arthur’s to reflect your exquisite taste! Call 407.331.1993 or visit www.arthurscatering.com

the life of the party! to plan the most delicious day of your life!

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samantha’s

sweet sixteen JANUARY 16, 2016 ORLANDO, FL

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

Samantha came to us a year in advance to begin the planning process of her Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland inspired Sweet Sixteen. She wanted to create different vignettes that would help bring the movie to life. As guests enter the foyer they were welcomed by faux stone structures and a 10ft running water fountain to give the feel and look of stepping into a park. To help set the tone for her theme, a circular dancefloor was transformed into a clock. Samantha’s stage was designed and decorated to give the illusion as she would arrive to her party leaving the forest behind her. Her stage was covered by oversized bright flowers, full of foliage and topiaries, a wrought iron fence for her to walk through and a very dark yet magical backdrop. Tables were dressed with two types of linens and centerpieces; half of the tables were covered with a green leafy linen and trees with moss and hanging teacups and pocket watches while the others had a whimsical feel with towers of tumbling teacups and floral. Guests were amazed in every direction they looked, with vignettes amongst the room, a corner was a mulch trail with mushrooms and topiaries leading guests to the bar where a ice teacup luge waited for them to try “Blood of a Jabberwocky”. In another corner was a scene from the Queen of Hearts and her card man, which created the perfect backdrop for the photo booth. Incorporating Samantha’s favorite character, the Cheshire cat, was the most fun. A 3-D fresh flower mold sat in the center of her head table and we kept the guests on their toes as we made him magically disappear and then reappear on different walls of the ballroom as a custom light gobo. The night wouldn’t be complete without Samantha’s sixteen candles and cutting into an out of this world cake which featured different elements of the Alice in Wonderland story, with a open book as the base and a floating teapot on the top. This was definitely a “Super Sweet Sixteen” for the books for Samantha’s family and all of the vendors involved.

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event professionals PLANNER AND DESIGNER: Annie Nuño, The Soiree Co. DRESS SHOP: Minerva’s Bridal FLOWERS: Greenery Productions LIGHTING & DÉCOR: Taveras Productions, Greenery Productions, Wizard Connection LINENS: Over the Top Linens PHOTO & VIDEO: Castaldo Studio CATERER: Hyatt Regency Orlando CAKE: Party Flavors CEREMONY MUSIC: Cocktail Hour/Dinner Music: Christine MacPhail RECEPTION MUSIC: Taveras Productions HAIR AND MAKEUP: Makeup Kristy Alonzo/Hair relative of the family INVITATIONS: Invitation Lounge RENTALS: Chargers, A Chair Affair CUSTOM DANCE FLOOR: Letz Dance on It PHOTOBOOTH: Taveras Productions

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

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Caribe Royale

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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


Eve Orlando

venues

SMALL PHOTOS: ARMOS CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

EVE Orlando was inspired by the energy and glamour of Las Vegas and Hollywood nightlife. This venue was designed to hold state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, modern art, luxury furniture and décor, and 5-star guest service!

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

5,000

EVE offers all-inclusive event and reception packages for our clients and couples to make the planning process easy. The EVE team strives to create the perfect vision for an unforgettable evening. EVE is located in beautiful downtown Orlando, with two balconies overlooking bustling Orange Avenue, with the best view of all that Downtown has to offer!

Event Spaces

4

EVE is the perfect place to end your wedding celebrations. Sip champagne in the lounge, dance the night away under our infamous crystal chandelier, or enjoy a cocktail under the stars with the perfect view of Downtown on out balconies! Each room of the venue will immerse you in the celebration. Just show up and leave the rest to us!

407-602-7462 110 S. Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32801 www.eveorlando.com

$35 - $150

Capacity

300

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

No

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

No

Guest Accommodations

No

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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.

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venues

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Price Range Total Sq. Feet

10,000

Event Spaces

3

Capacity

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

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$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


Harbor Hills Country Club

venues

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

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

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venues

Historic Dubsdread Ballroom

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

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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


Mission Inn Resort

venues

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PHOTO: NU VISIONS

PHOTO: MARC HARMON

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

Price Range

$45.00 - $115.00

Total Sq. Feet

30,000

Event Spaces

10

Capacity

up to 400

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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Let your wedding make history!

Price Range

Located in the beautifully restored 1927 Courthouse, the History Center offers a unique location for your big day. Exchange vows in our charming historic courtroom, or our outdoor park surrounded by the downtown city lights. After your ceremony, your guests can explore the museum’s 4 floors of unique and interactive exhibits before heading to the reception in the Traveling Exhibit Hall.

Total Sq. Feet

65,000

Event Spaces

6

Capacity

225

All of our reception packages include tables and chairs, and use of our state-of-the-art LED lighting system. You can choose a caterer from our list and all of your own wedding vendors to create the wedding of your dreams!

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

No

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No

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Paradise Cove

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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

$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

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Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Florida

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

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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


Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando, Florida

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rhodesSTUDIO Photography and Videography

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

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

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Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida

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

99

Capacity

900+

Ceremony Capability

900+

Outdoor Capability Bridal Suite Available

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

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$140 - $160 ++pp

Yes BOA

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Off-Premise Catering

Yes

Kosher

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes


The Royal Crest Room

Jessica Leigh photography

Jason Webster Photography

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Kristen Weaver photography

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

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

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Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

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

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Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

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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. 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. 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

Price Range

$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

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Page 1-3, 9-10 Inbal Dror 15-18 Tight mermaid wedding dress made entirely with hand-made embroidery on silk. Page 4 Inbal Dror 13-5 Fit-n-flare all over couture silk lace gown with a V-neckline. Page 6 Inbal Dror 16-17 Strapless fit-n-flare couture gown hand embellished with appliquéd lace. Page 5, 7-8 Inbal Dror 15-20 Regal vintage dress made of tiny leather pieces hand embroidered with pearls and swarovski stones. Combined with silk thread in a special crochet work on soft solstice lace. Dress has detachable entry sleeves. All jewelry and accessories are designed by Keren Wolf.

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SPRING COLLECTION 2017 The latest trends in bridal fashion straight from the runways of New York.

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ISABELLE ARMSTRONG

T collection celebrates the freedom of choice. This T Today’s bride is restricted only by her individuality aand imagination. Bridal fashion is limitless and ccontinues to push the boundaries of tradition. W Whether a bride chooses a plunging neckline o or an elegant cover-up, sleek clean lines, floral aappliques, lace or taffeta… anything is possible. A An artful bridal collection embraces endless p possibilities, always within a particular and tasteful p point of view.

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THEIA Thee THEIA Spri Spring 2017 Bridal collection was inspired by a Rafal Ma akiela underwa Makiela underwater photograph. The striking image of a ďŹ gure shr rouded in whit shrouded white having plunged thru the silvery surface conjured im mages of time travel tr images to a distant future where pure white light sh hines eternal. A time when the human race have transcended their shines differences becoming beings of pure love and light.

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FRANCESCA MIRANDA For Spring 2017, Francesca Miranda drew inspiration ation from the women women ach dress aptlyy n amed that have inspired her throughout her life, with each named signing. The co olllection after the woman Francesca envisioned while designing. collection 0’ss portrays women from all era’s and walks of life; The Jackie, a 50 50’s lacce gown inspired gown for the modern bride, the Twiggy an ethereal lace hic g own eman nating perfect for the boho bride, the Marilynn a sexy chic gown emanating Hollywood glamour.

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CLAIRE PETTIBONE From the West coast beaches, and the long, windy drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to wine country and redwoods, it’s easy to see why the world is in a love affair with California. Creating this Romantique collection, I was inspired by the diversity of my hometown. The City of Angels attracts beautiful people from across the globe, from every culture, searching for that ineffable dream.

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SABRINA DAHAN Inspired by the great impressionist to bathe in the choice to express with colors, light and space - Sabrina Dahan’s Spring 2017 collection is full of movement, colorful strokes and less unified looks. The whimsy of the gowns depicts fun and the freedom to express ones self on one the most important days of your life, like the impressionists were able to capture the beautiful fleeting moments from France in the 1800s.

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A grand

affair

The Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando is a regal setting for our royal bride and her subjects.

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Here are some tips on what you can do before, during and after the wedding and what to avoid completely.

BEFORE I DO

Host or Co-Host the Bridal Shower

Keep a Record of Gifts

Be the Bride’s Right-Hand-Woman

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Schedule time for the Bridesmaids to get to know each other

Do some Dress Shopping

Attend Vendor Meetings

Plan the Bachelorette Party

Spread the Word (registries, etc.)

Coordinate the Bridesmaid Duties

Attend All Pre-Wedding Events (Engagement Party, Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner)

Say a Few Words (Rehearsal Dinner Toast)


THE BIG DAY

Know the Wedding Timeline (in the event there is not a coordinator present)

Fluff the Bride’s dress for pictures during Ceremony

Hold the Groom’s ring and Bride’s bouquet

Be Point of Contact for Family, Friends and Vendors

Sign/Witness the Marriage License (if required)

Toast to the Happy Couple

POST WEDDING

Get the Bride’s Suitcase to the car for the Honeymoon

Make Arrangements for all gifts after the Wedding

WHAT NOT TO DO

Don’t Get Too Drunk

Don’t Complain… about Anything

Don’t Make Any Part of the Wedding about You (pre, during or post)

Don’t Embarrass the Bride in your Toast/Speech

Don’t Look Better than the Bride (or at least don’t try to)

See more information at HeadOverHeelsWeddingBlog.com

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We all know the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.� When it comes to borrowing something for your fairytale day, you want that item to be special. You want it to mean something to you and maybe make someone else feel a little special as well. We have some simple, yet creative, ways to incorporate something borrowed on your wedding day!

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CUFF LINKS Borrow your dad’s cuff links or pocket watch for your groom to wear. Incorporating your dad will make him feel special on the day that he’s giving his baby girl away. Warning: there might not be a dry eye in the room when asking him.

Will Pursell Photography

FINE CHINA Enjoy your first meal served on your grandmother’s fine china as the new Mr. & Mrs. What a special touch of vintage this can add to your reception!

Erin Kranz Photography

CLASSIC CAR Drive off into the sunset in a borrowed classic car after your reception. No one said your something borrowed has to be worn!

Heidi-O-Photo

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MOM’S JEWELRY There is nothing more beautiful than antique jewelry. If your mother has a piece of jewelry that has been passed down for generations, wear it. It will complete your look!

Studio 220 Photography

TIE Borrow your dad’s or new father-in-law’s tie to wrap around your bouquet. What a stunning addition! It’s just another way to make the important men in your life feel special on your big day.

Lightly Photography

PICTURE CHARMS Picture charms on your bouquet is a beautiful way to honor a loved one that has passed. They make for a special addition to any bouquet and can be kept for years to come as a wonderful memory from your big day.

Apaige Photography

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SONGS The list of songs used on your wedding day might be longer than you think. If you have a couple that inspires you, consider borrowing the song that the bride walked down the aisle to or the couple’s first dance song. This will make the couple reminisce about their wedding day while attending yours.

Apaige Photography

VOWS It could be your mom and dad or a close family friend that inspires you. Ask to borrow their vows, and then spice it up by adding some words of your own. If you want to write your own vows or have traditional ones, borrow lines from a loved one’s vows and incorporate the words into your wedding decor.

Rachel Robertson Photography

WEDDING DRESS OR VEIL A very traditional bride might consider wearing a wedding dress or a veil passed down to her. Most of the time this would come from a family member but you may also have someone from your wedding party who has gotten married and wants to offer hers. Either way that person will feel special on your wedding day. Kate Preftakes Photography

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Asia Pimentel Photography

For more information, please visit perfectweddingguide.com

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1. Sparklers

Okay, okay…we know sparklers are used all the time at weddings these days. But what you might not have considered about sparklers is that they’re one of only a few wedding send-off ideas that show up in photos in the dark. A couple of others are Chinese sky lanterns, LED balloons, and glow sticks.

4. Silly

String

If you’re a couple who will always be young at heart, exiting your wedding to a deluge of Silly String might be perfect for you!

2.Tambourines Lacy tambourines played by your guests can make for a unique and musical send-off.

3.Lavender. Dried scented herbs like lavender make a delightful send-off idea that’s friendly for the environment.

5.Fairytale

wands

What better way to send off the happy couple than by waving wands topped with colorful ribbons and tinkling bells? This looks beautiful in photos!

6.

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Rainb� sprinkles You know those whimsical colorful sprinkles that bakers use to top donuts or cupcakes? They’d make a wonderfully original send-off item for guests to toss.

During the reception, have guests write messages of lov love on specialty paper that they fold intoo airplanes and then toss during the big send-off. You can ask your Maid of Honor and Best Man to collect them so you can read them later.

8.

A red carpet

You’ll look and feel like celebrities if you exit along a red carpet with your guests snapping photos of you along the way.

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Exit to a festive serenade of noisee makers. Use a variety of them, such as the ones ending in shiny tinsel and others that unroll into colorful tubes.

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All You Need to Know about Your Wedding Stationery By Susan Southerland

Believe it or not, wedding stationery doesn’t just mean wedding invitations. Today with some help from Statistic Brain (statisticbrain.com), we’re going to give you a stationery primer to make sure nothing gets overlooked as you set your budget for this wedding service. The main wedding stationery items include:

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h $150

AVERAGE COST:

Engagement Announcements

plus postage

h

9th Letter Press

plus postage

9th Letter Press

125

$

Save the Dates

Not every couple opts to send out formal engagement announcements, but it’s generally expected if you’re having a larger wedding with a lot of guests who will likely be attending.

Invitations & Reply Cards

h $255

This is the stationery item with the highest swing between costs. Some couples go the ultra-simple DIY print-it-yourself route while others go to custom stationers and design one-of-a-kind invitations brushed with gold leaf. Price these out carefully, accounting for more postage due to heavier weight.

plus (extra) postage

110

$

Today’s couples are getting creative with their programs, sometimes making them into custom games or keepsakes. These types of programs can cost as much as double the average cost.

Menus

h $119

Reception menus are an option that not all couples opt to include, but it makes a lovely touch at each place setting. If you have to cut something out in your stationery budget, you could consider forgoing individual menus and setting up a large menu board at the reception entrance that everyone can see.

Thank You Notes

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$

h $94

Next to the wedding invitations, these are among the most important stationery items you’ll buy. Keep them within your wedding theme and send them within a few weeks of when you receive a gift. Don’t forget that you’ll need thank you notes for any engagement or shower gifts as well as wedding gifts.

plus postage

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Ceremony Programs h

You’ll want to choose a theme that reflects the overall feel of your wedding. Some couples opt to get engagement photos to use on their Save the Dates, which will add to the cost by at least a couple hundred dollars.

Place Cards If you’re doing anything beyond a typical folded card with the guests’ names printed on them, such as placing the cards in special stands or having a calligrapher write the names, the cost of your place cards will definitely increase. It should be noted that Statistic Brain combined this expense with that of table names/numbers. These are the most standard stationery items you’ll need for your wedding. Couples also sometimes pay for their own shower invitations, bachelor/ bachelorette invitations, favor labels, and other miscellaneous items. Don’t overlook the cost of postage for any wedding stationery you buy so you can be sure to stay within your budget. Looking for more great ideas? Visit pwg.com/wedding-blog

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BEAUTY, HEALTH & FITNESS ABOUT FACE DESIGN TEAM 407-647-2700 aboutfacedesignteam.com ON THE COVER See our ad on page 35

BRIDAL SHOWS PERFECT WEDDING GUIDE WEDDING SHOWS 407-936-0380 orlando.pwgshows.com See our ad on page 3, 17, 137, 146

CAKES & CATERING ANNA CAKES 407-792-8096 annacakes.com See our ad on page 140 ARTHUR’S CATERING 407-331-1993 arthurscatering.com See our ad on page 81 COUTURE CAKES BY LIA, LLC 407-953-9853 couturecakesbylia.com

ON PARTY FLAVORS THE COVER CUSTOM CAKES 407-578-2082 partyflavorscustomcakes.com See our ad on page 140 CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS 310 RESTAURANTS 407-373-0310 310restaurant.com See our ad on page 140

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CARIBE ROYALE 407-238-8470 cariberoyale.com See our ad on page 89

PARADISE COVE 407-239-6939 paradisecoveorlando.com See our ad on page 7, 97

THE SHORES RESORT AND SPA 386-322-7257 shoresresort.com See our ad on page 141

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ORLANDO EAST - UCF 407-275-9000 doubletree.com See our ad on page 73

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

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EVE ORLANDO 407-602-7462 eveorlando.com See our ad on page 91 GRAND BOHEMIAN ON THE HOTEL COVER 407-581-4706 grandbohemianhotel.com See our ad on page IFC, 28, 92 HARBOR HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 352-753-7000 harborhills.com See our ad on page 53, 93 HISTORIC DUBSDREAD BALLROOM 407-650-9558 taproomatdubsdread.com See our ad on page 85, 94 MISSION INN GOLF AND TENNIS RESORT 352-324-3916 missioninnresort.com See our ad on page 49, 95 ORANGE COUNTRY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER 407-836-8500 thehistorycenter.net/events See our ad on page 96

ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL 407-996-1285 rosenweddings.com See our ad on page 98 ROSEN PLAZA HOTEL 407-996-0254 rosenplaza.com See our ad on page 99 ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK 407-996-9939 rosenshinglecreek.com See our ad on page 100 SHERATON LAKE BUENA VISTA RESORT 407-550-1008 sheratonlakebuenavistaresort.com See our ad on page 65, 102 TAVARES PAVILION ON THE LAKE 352-253-4300 tavares.org See our ad on page 19, 103 THE BELLA COLLINA CLUB 407-469-4945 bellacollina.com See our ad on page BC THE ROYAL CREST ROOM 407-892-2009 theroyalcrestroom.com See our ad on page 101, 141

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

FLORAL & DÉCOR, LIGHTING, RENTALS A CHAIR AFFAIR 386-479-4308 chairaffairrentals.com See our ad on page 23 ATMOSPHERES FLORAL DESIGN 321-972-2976 atmospheresfloral.com See our ad on page 142 CARLY ANE’S FLORAL STUDIO, INC 407-448-5434 weddingsbycarlyanes.com See our ad on page 143 FLOURISH FLORAL PRODUCTIONS 407-644-7474 flourishproductions.com See our ad on page IBC, 61 GET LIT PRODUCTIONS 407-615-4418 getlitproductions.com See our ad on page 27


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HONEYMOON & TRAVEL WINDERMERE TRAVEL 407-648-9390 windermeretravel.com See our ad on page 142

JEWELERY SIMMONS JEWELERS 407-644-3829 simmonsjewelers.com

PHOTO BOOTHS JUSTPHOTOBOOTH 407-234-5263 justphotobooth.com THE FLIPBOOK PEOPLE 321-438-4819 theflipbookpeople.com

PLANNING J. CLOSS EVENTS & WEDDINGS 407-721-6595 jcloss.com See our ad on page 45

A MAGIC MOMENT 800-345-8433 amagicmoment.com See our ad on page 146

BELLA SPOSA EVENTS 814-572-0896 bellasposaevents.com

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JOE HEARN EVENTS 386-337-0528 joehearnevents.com See our ad on page 41

DAMON TUCCI PHOTOGRAPHY 407-835-7879 damontucci.com See our ad on page 9

THE SOIREE CO. WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNING 407-415-2705 thesoireeco.com See our ad on page 147

J. VLADIMIR PHOTOGRAPHY 407-621-1111 jvladimir.com See our ad on page 87

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REHERSAL DINNERS DEL FRISCO’S OF FLORIDA, LLC 407-351-5074 delfriscos.com See our ad on page 90

VIDEOGRAPHY CASTALDO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO 407-234-5263 castaldostudio.com

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Sheena Sujan • December 12, 2015

Global fashion/beauty icon and entrepreneur, Sheena Sujan, recently got married to the love of her life. On December 12, 2015, the founder of the self-named Sheena Sujan label walked down the aisle in an Oleg Cassini gown at a private, 5-bedroom cabin in Lake Arrowhead, California. The bride stunned in Christian Louboutin shoes, cartier jewelry and Sheena Sujan cosmetics. Sheena Sujan is a multifaceted entrepreneur, who began her career designing 100% Italian Leather handbags, and has recently expanded into a full lifestyle brand by introducing her own life of cosmetics. The Sheena Sujan cosmetic brand launched last October, online at www.sheenasujan. com and in select stores. Celebrity fans of the brand currently include Giuliana Rancic, Kat Graham, Sasha Pieterse, Demi Lovato, and many more.







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Private 5-Bedroom Cabin, Lake Arrowhead, CA BRIDAL DRESS DESIGNER: Oleg Cassini PHOTOGRAPHER: Kurt Boomer Photography Jennifer Conejo BRIDAL SHOES: Christian Louboutin BRIDAL JEWELRY: Cartier CAKE DESIGNER: Niki's Custom Cakes GROOM'S WATCH: Gucci

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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.

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Central Florida Celebrations and Events Sum/Fall 2016  

Perfect Wedding Guide

Central Florida Celebrations and Events Sum/Fall 2016  

Perfect Wedding Guide