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in this issue... ask the expert - How to choose your wedding photographer

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our favorite things

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bridesmaid dresses - Kelly Faetanini Fall 2016 Collection

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from salsa to sundaes - Creative Food Bar Ideas

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same sex wedding etiquette

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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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our queens of fashion - Inspired by Marie Antoinette

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

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tea for two

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5 unique ways - To incorporate family tradition in your wedding

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our 50 best honeymoon hotspots

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4 difficult wedding guest scenarios

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our little black book - Central Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest event professionals

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Damon Tucci Damon Tucci Photography

FLORAL AND STYLING: Flourish Event & Floral Design LOCATION AND PETS: Millicent, Home Owner & Owner of Penguin Entertainment DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES: Solutions Bridal Designer House HAIR AND MAKEUP: About Face Design Team CAKE: Cut the Cake CHARGERS AND SILVERWARE:

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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 32821â&#x20AC;˘407-239-6939 ParadiseCoveOrlando.com â&#x20AC;˘ facebook.com/ParadiseCoveOrlando

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ADVERTISE Central Florida Celebrations and Events oďŹ&#x20AC;ers several print and online advertising options to connect your business to our readers. Having a solid marketing plan for your business is crucial to your success. 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. Central Florida Celebrations & Events is published twice a year by PWG Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Central Florida Celebrations & Events is a registered trademark of PWG Publishing, LLC. The unauthorized use of the trademark is strictly prohibited. The information contained in this publication is believed to be accurate. However, Central Florida Celebrations & Events does not guarantee its accuracy. Central Florida Celebrations & Events cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by the advertisers in this publication.

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It is often said, “at the end of the day all you have a wedding at a high-end hotel will photograph differis your photographs”. In fact, I have heard from many ently than one at a local community center. The comclients that a lot of the day, especially during the ceremony, the whole thing can be a blur. The photographs are a lasting reminder of these precious memories. So, how can a client get the most out of their photographer and photographs? The answer, in my opinion is teamwork and communication between the client and artist. It is much like a dance between subject and artist. Realistic expectations by both parties need to be established. Certainly 10

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munity center is usually harder to work in because the backgrounds available may be less than desirable, and this is when experience comes in handy. Wedding photographers need to make compromises and split second decisions constantly to achieve the best results. So how do I pick a photographer you may ask? Well let’s consider these four important factors to begin with: STYLE, PERSONALITY, EXPERIENCE, BUDGET.


is perhaps the most important element. Websites and social media are easy ways to make sure the photographer’s style is congruent with the vision STYLE you have for your special day. It is important to see a whole body of work rather than just a few of the best ones of the wedding. By seeing an entire wedding you can properly evaluate the work as a whole. Ideally the photographer is trying to tell the “story of the day” through the lens of his or her camera. Each of us sees the world quite differently and because of that we are blessed with a variety of different photo styles. One is not better than another necessarily; they are just different, like jazz and rock n roll. You as the client want to pick one that you connect with on a visceral level.

does matter. Clients, especially the bride, will be interacting with the photographer more than PERSONALITY any other vendor that day. I have known a few extremely talented photographers that were also extremely difficult to work with. Some clients might be able to deal with this, but I find it completely unacceptable. I feel you should find someone who you can trust to exceed expectations and ensure you not only photograph great, but that you also have a wonderful experience as well.

is invaluable for the wedding photographer and something that you will want to research well. EXPERIENCE Would you rather have a surgeon that has done 6 operations or one that has done 600? Definitely 600. You don’t want someone learning or honing their skills on your special day. Things don’t always go as planned at the wedding. Ideally you want someone who can roll with the punches and come home with extraordinary images not EXCUSES. Word of mouth from past clients, vendors and venues, will steer you in the right direction. Don’t be afraid to ask the photographer for referrals from past clients as well.

the “b” word. Budget certainly plays a huge role as well. I myself would love to have a Maserati BUDGET but alas. Your coordinator will be a great help with defining and helping you stick to your budget. While it is important, it is also important not to settle for something you don’t want. Don’t be afraid to flatter the artist, (they love that by the way) tell them your situation, and see if some mutually beneficial custom package can be worked out.

In the end you want it to be a good fit! Remember the photographer is evaluating you as well. Bringing in “lists” from the internet stating bride and groom or cake cutting shots may cause them concern. Many modern photographers are looking for real moments to happen and capture rather than checking off listed shots. A small list of maybe 20 shots, usually family groupings is ok, but hopefully you have chosen someone that does not need to be reminded to take some of the bride and groom together. Photographers welcome suggestions and want you to be happy with the results. Ideally you will pick wisely and trust them to do their thing. You would not tell the surgeon how to operate on you, would you? An engagement session is a great trial run to see how you all work together. Ideally after that there is a rapport and trust between you and the photographer. They will know how to make you look your best and have learned something about your personality. Most Photographers would prefer to have a happy client whose expectations they can exceed rather than telling you they can walk on water- promise you the world, and deliver mediocrity. I would happily refer a prospective client to someone else if I did not think our visions were aligned, rather than just make the sale. At the end of the day you want someone you jive with, feel you can communicate with, and who has a rock solid reputation. Happy Wedding Planning! DAMON’S EXPERT TIPS: Day Before

Try not to consume too much alcohol and get a good night sleep the night before the wedding. Be on TIME! Make sure your bridesmaids or groomsmen are on time as well. It will make a big difference in your photos. Relax as much as possible and try to be mindful and immerse yourself in the day.

Wedding Day

Work with your photographer and planner to ensure that you will have sufficient time to get those must have images. Veils are sexy and make for awesome photographs. Back of the dress shots give a different perspective and also can provide an establishing shot of the venue. The little details are important as well. Once you get to the reception, the hard part is over. It is time to let your hair down and have fun with friends and family.

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From Salsa to Sundaes CREATIVE FOOD BAR IDEAS FOR ANY EVENT Are you looking for some exciting ways to spice up the buffet line? Want to wow your guests while incorporating some of your favorite fun foods? The most popular trend we’re seeing is the incorporation of various food bars. There are tons of options that you can do, from cupcakes to candy to chips and dips. Let’s check out a few of our favorites!

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Sliders.

These portable little bites have ballooned in popularity over the past 5-10 years. They can be made of anything from burgers to buffalo chicken to gyro meat. Serve these up with a condiment station, and you’re bound to delight your guests.

International Themes. Think Greek by offering a food bar filled with different kinds of olives, Greek cheeses and yogurt, and bite-size spanakopita, or a Mexican theme with a taco, salsa, or churro bar, or an Asian theme with stir fry or sushi. This is a great way to bring out your heritage!

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Breakfast. If you’re having a brunch themed event, choose your favorite breakfast food items and feature them. Think pancakes, waffles, biscuits, omelets, or even bacon.

Milkshakes. Ice cream bars are great, but imagine having a station where guests can create their own handspun milkshakes. Talk about nostalgic, memorable, and delicious!

Carnival Fare. Offer up flavored popcorn, different kinds of caramel and candied apples, corn dogs, colorful cotton candy, or some other kind of carnival fare. Guests won’t be able to resist these indulgent favorites.

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Donuts. From sweet to savory, you can’t go wrong with a donut bar. Stock this bar with filled donuts, traditional ring donuts, donut holes, and a wide variety of dipping sauces for guests to try. This is a food bar that guests will love any time of the day.

Potato Bar. Almost everyone enjoys potatoes, and they’re not very expensive. Present guests with whipped potatoes, French fried potatoes, and baked potatoes along with a variety of toppings and let them create their perfect spud.

Fruit and Champagne.

Consider providing a fresh and vibrant food bar with an assortment of sliced fruit served with champagne. Guests can eat or drink them separately or pair them together. You can even include some creative recipes for them to try.

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By Samantha Crotty

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the acronym, LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Same-sex marriage is now legal in the U.S., which means you may attend a same-sex wedding or participate in one in the near future. How exciting! Here are some wedding etiquette tips and traditions that you should know:

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There isn’t always an exchange of rings. While some couples stick with tradition and opt to purchase complementing wedding rings, some couples are exchanging watches or other tokens of their love and commitment to each other instead. The processional can get creative. Unlike traditional weddings where the groom and his attendants process first and wait at the end of the aisle for the bridal attendants and bride to process (usually escorted by one or both of her parents), many same-sex couples walk down the aisle together without their parents or bridal party, or meet halfway down the aisle. There’s plenty of creativity with this part of the ceremony.

Even unsupportive family should be invited. For same-sex couples who are wondering if you should invite a family member to your wedding who hasn’t been supportive of your relationship, the answer is yes. You’re only getting married once, and everyone important to you deserves the opportunity to attend.

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Bridesmaids and groomsmen? Not like you might think. Same-sex weddings often have mixed genders in positions of honor within the wedding party. Rather than a maid of honor, for example, you might have a man of honor or two best men, and so on for females.

Listen to how the couple addresses each other. Some same-sex couples refer to themselves as partners, life partners, husbands, wives, or spouses. Listen to how they address one another and refer to them the same way.

Even unsupportive family should attend. If you’re the family member of a samesex couple who has invited you to their wedding and you don’t personally support the idea of same-sex marriage, set aside your personal feelings for those few hours and attend the wedding. Please refrain from sharing your views on this subject when it comes to their wedding.

Don’t expect all the same traditions as opposite-sex weddings. You may be used to seeing certain wedding traditions that apply to brides or grooms (the bouquet toss or garter toss, for example) that you’re less likely to see at a samesex wedding. Just go with the flow. Everyone will mingle. There isn’t likely to be a side designated for each member of the wedding couple during the ceremony. It’s more likely that guests will be encouraged to sit wherever they’d like. Reception seating is likely to be mixed, too.


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REAL CELEBRATIONS

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extreme bar mitzvah OCTOBER 17, 2015 ORLANDO, FL Friends and family joined Harrison Slone for his Bar Mitzvah Ceremony at the Congregation Reform Judaism. Followed by a luncheon with bagels, salads, yogurt parfaits and more. Later on in the day, the party moved to the Sheraton Orlando-North for Harrison’s XTREME themed party. The party included a mechanical bull, nitrogen ice cream and the Human Powered Snow Cone Machine, a life-sized hamster wheel that uses your energy to make a delicious snow cone. Guests took many turns on the mechanical bull in between sipping on nitrogen ice cocktails and eating nitrogen ice ice cream. Zohler Sobel Entertainment provided the music and entertainment. The music and dancers kept the crowd alive and on the dance floor. Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah was definitely a blast!

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event professionals A Magic Moment CATERER: Sheraton Orlando North RECEPTION MUSIC: Zohler Sobel Entertainment CEREMONY LOCATION: Congregation Reform Judaism RECEPTION LOCATION: Sheraton Orlando North RABBI: Steven W. Engel LIQUID NITROGEN ICE CREAM AND DRINKS: Three 2 Oh 3D PHOTOBOOTH: A Magic Moment PHOTOGRAPHER:

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

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mayan matrimony APRIL 11, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

After 7 years of dating, Veronica Rodriguez and Michael Neves tied the knot during a small celebration in the Mayan-like ruins at the Maitland Art Center. The ceremony was followed by a colorful reception at the Veranda in Thornton Park, the same area where Michael and Veronica met for the first time. On their special day, they were joined by their family and closest friends during a very personal, yet fun-filled ceremony which included traditional Latin food, cupcakes, and a mixture of Spanish and English music keeping their guests on their feet until the DJ announced last call. Veronica began her big day by getting ready alongside her best friends, siblings, and mother in law; while Michael and his friends gathered to share a glass of Whisky. The following morning, the newlyweds were joined for brunch by their families, prior to departing to Asia for a month-long honeymoon.

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event professionals PLANNER: Rebekkah

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

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mission incredible APRIL 4, 2015 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL

The Mission Inn’s beautiful fountains and Mediterranean-inspired architectural details provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding. Our ceremony was held at the Plaza De Las Palmas courtyard amongst our closest family and friends. The courtyard had a simple fountain in the middle lined with italian ruscus, gardenias, and roses. Pink, ivory, and gold sheers draped the archways and set the focal point of our altar. Guests sipped on tray passed prosecco and took in the intimate setting before taking their seats. Lisa Stoner Events and her team did an amazing job of designing and making Danny and my vision come to life right before our eyes. We were inspired by our Italian heritage and the love of family, so the entire day was all about honoring these two elements. The reception was held on a vast green lawn outdoors overlooking a lake. Market lights were strung over the large U-shaped table giving it the perfect “al fresco” atmosphere. Twinkle lights were strung throughout the large bushes bordering the outside of the table. A large grand fountain which is flanked by towering palm trees is the centerpiece of the courtyard. At night, large hurricane vases with candles illuminated the architecture of the fountain. The tablescapes were decorated with hand calligraphed name cards, mahogany rattan chargers, with the menu custom printed on kraft butcher bags.

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Fresh rosemary sprigs with italian loaves were neatly tucked in each menu bag. Grilled lemons nestled amongst crystal cut compotes topped everything oďŹ&#x20AC; while our guests enjoyed the family-style meal. I honestly cannot get over how perfect our wedding was! The the pink lunar eclipse had to have been the icing on the cake. If Lisa Stoner Events had her way, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say she ordered that one custom just for me!

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event professionals PLANNER:

Lisa Stoner Events DRESS SHOP: Solutions Bridal FLOWERS: Lana Faulkner with Fairbanks Florist

LIGHTING & DÉCOR: Get Lit Productions, Swag Decor, Botanica LINENS: Over the Top PHOTOGRAPHER: Silvana

DiFranco VIDEOGRAPHY: Jeffrey Stoner CATERER: Mission Inn Resort and Club CAKE: Slyvette Wittmer Cakes by Design CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: Impulse Entertainment CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Mission Inn Resort and Club - Plaza de las Palmas OFFICIANT: Rev. Glynn Ferguson with Sensational Ceremonies HAIR AND MAKEUP: Simone Rosas with Makeover Station INVITATIONS: Calligraphy by Sarah Hanna, Printing by Darcy Sang RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

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REAL CELEBRATIONS

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pi in the sky MARCH 14, 2015 INVERNESS, FL

The southern chic Thach and Liao wedding took place at a beautiful horse ranch in Inverness, FL. The groom was escorted by the couple’s dog and ring bearer, Dexter, while the bride was escorted by her father in a horse-drawn carriage. Following the ceremony, the cocktail hour was filled with upbeat country music, a photo booth, open bar and personalized games like corn hole and giant Jenga. Prior to dinner, the couple held a traditional tea ceremony honoring their parents and grandparents. The reception dinner atmosphere was meant to feel like a large family dinner with long tables and dinner served family-style. Following the nine-course meal, the newlyweds did their cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, and socialized with guests. Guests could also enjoy their DIY smores kit party favors in a large open bonfire. The night ended with hours of dancing and a grand sparkler exit.

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event professionals Pearl White Events DRESS SHOP: Bijou Bridal FLORAL: Evelyn Klinger LIGHTING & DÉCOR: mason jar chandeliers DIY, marketing lighting from venue LINENS: table runners DIY, napikns from caterer PHOTOGRAPHER: Victoria Angela Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Luxecine CATERER: Hao Wah CAKE: It’s Tasty Too MUSIC: Elite Entertianment CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Lakeside Ranch OFFICIANT: Jack Edmonds HAIR AND MAKEUP: Izzy Ruiz INVITATIONS: Ever After Papier ENTRANCE DRAPING AND CHARGERS: Enchanted Events PHOTO BOOTH: SNAP! Studio Booth PLANNER:

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mariela + johnny’s

a magic wedding JULY 18, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

Perfect Wedding Guide was honored to sponsor the wedding of XL 106.7’s Johnny Magic and Mariela. By using PWG and Central Florida Celebrations Vendors Johnny, Mariela, and their wedding guests enjoyed an incredible black tie occasion at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort. Their team of wedding vendors, found through Perfect Wedding Guide and Central Florida Celebrations, produced an unforgettable event with the direction of their coordinator, Ashlie from Weddings in the City. Guests enjoyed lavish floral, beautiful lighting, exquisite cuisine and danced the night away on the custom dance floor. Their romantic wedding was a magical night for all.

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event professionals Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World速 Resort PLANNER: Weddings Victoria Angela Photography VIDEOGRAPHER: Perfect Sky Productions DJ/ PHOTOBOOTH/UPLIGHTING: DJ Doctor SAVE THE DATE: Flax and Wool Designs CAKE: Party Flavors HAIR & MAKEUP: Brides Be Beautiful WEDDING GOWN: Modern Bridal TUXEDO: Suit City LIMO: Apollos Chariots DANCE FLOOR: Lets Dance On It CUSTOM PROJECTION: Illuminating Magic FLORAL: Atmospheres Floral BABYSITTER: Kids Night Out FURNITURE: Wizard Connection CHUPPAH: Al Dee Productions INVITATIONS: Pretty Peacock Paperie CEREMONY & COCTAIL HOUR MUSIC: Classern String Quartet COCKTAIL HOUR ENTERTAINMENT: See Magic Live AISLE RUNNER: Artistic Aisle Runners CEREMONY & RECEPTION:

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nastassja + travis’

anchored in love MAY 30, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

Nastassja and Travis are a fun-loving couple, who wanted to incorporate their upbeat personalities and love story into their wedding. They met while Travis was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia so “Anchored in Love” was the perfect theme. The couple created a vibrant atmosphere by incorporating hot pink, navy blue, and lots of shimmer and sparkle. After exchanging their vows in the History Center’s historic Courtroom, guests entered the Traveling Exhibit Hall which featured elegant lighting and florals throughout, along with anchor accents and beautiful sparkling linens. The night was filled with heartfelt toasts, dance-offs, and endless laughter with family and friends.

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event professionals No. 1 Wedding Planner DRESS SHOP: Lily’s Bridal FLOWERS: Atmospheres Floral LIGHTING: Orange County Regional History Center LINENS: Plus Catering PHOTOGRAPHER: Cat Lemus Photography CATERER: Plus Catering CAKE: Anna Cakes RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Andre Mack CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Orange County Regional History Center TABLES, CHAIRS & DANCE FLOOR: Orange County Regional History Center OTHER: Our Photobooth Rocks 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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angela’s

angelic baby shower JUNE 27, 2015 WINTER PARK, FL From the moment guests opened their onesieshaped invitations that were covered in pink glitter, they knew they were celebrating the arrival of a baby girl. When guests arrived at The Alfond Inn, a tall white angel holding a bouquet of moss, peonies, and roses stood watch in the atrium of the hotel, as cherubs played at her feet. Angela is a family name, and throughout her life everyone called her “Angel,” and she was about to welcome her own special angel into her life. It was natural that the hostesses wanted to surprise her with a baby shower that used angelic, ethereal elements to celebrate the past, present, and future of their family. The event began with a cocktail hour that celebrated the mom-to-be. Guests were served wine and champagne as they chatted and listened to Victoria, the harpist, play nursery rhymes. It was there that the guests first learned the baby’s name—Aviana. The tables were set with champagne glitter chargers, gold flatware, gold rim stemware, and gold fine china, with a white chocolate baby favor at each place setting for the guests to take home. As guests were served a delicious lunch, they heard stories from several friends and family members that had supported Angela throughout her life. After lunch, the guests headed to the lovely dessert table where an angel shepherd’s hook held a clothes line filled with beautiful onesies, sleepers, bibs, shoes, and tutus. Among the desserts were white chocolate

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champagne rice puddings, black forest cake shooters, strawberry shooters, pink glitter cookie cakes, brownie glitter pops, white chocolate covered Oreos, and pink bubble gum necklaces. Flourish Floral Productions designed a stunning backdrop for Angela to open her baby gifts in front of, with layers of beautiful pink, ivory, and gold sheer fabric and a sweet sign with Avianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and cherubs. Angela even had her very own tufted ivory settee with pink pillows, all surrounded by soft pink lighting. As a ďŹ nal surprise for the family, the lovely hostesses

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gave all of the mothers in the family a porcelain angel to commemorate the day they celebrated, not only a new addition to their family, but the beginning of a new generation as well.

event professionals Flourish Floral Productions FLOWERS: Flourish Floral Productions LIGHTING & DÉCOR & DRAPERY: Flourish Floral Productions LINENS: Over the Top Rental Linens PHOTOGRAPHER: Allan Jay Images CATERER: The Alfond Inn CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes CEREMONY MUSIC: during Cocktail Hour: Harpist, Victoria Schultz RECEPTION LOCATION: The Alfond Inn INVITATIONS: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC RENTALS: A Chair Affair, Inc. (chairs, chargers, china, settee, gold flatware and stemware) DESSERT TABLE: Two Sweets Bake Shop FAVORS: The Wedding Party PLANNER:

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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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andrea + matt’s

gatsby brunch MARCH 8, 2015 WINTER PARK, FL

The best way to describe this event was “special.” So many vendors came together to give Andrea and Matt the Big Little Wedding of their dreams. Everyone involved stepped their game up and contributed something unexpected and out of the ordinary. One of our own was getting married, and we all wanted to make sure everything was perfect. The original theme of the wedding was “Gatsby Garden Party” but it evolved into something that was truly Andrea and Matt. The soft champagne, blush, gold, and silver were the perfect combination of colors for a brunch wedding. The overall feeling was elegant, ethereal, and full of love.

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event professionals Michele Butler Events DRESS SHOP: Rent the Runway FLOWERS: Raining Roses LIGHTING & DÉCOR: Swag Decor LINENS: Over the Top PHOTOGRAPHER: Damon Tucci VIDEOGRAPHY: Perfect Sky Productions CATERER: The Alfond Inn CAKE: Party Flavors CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: Greg Eyma CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: The Alfond Inn OFFICIANT: Sensational Ceremonies-Rev Glynn Ferguson HAIR AND MAKEUP: Your Wedding Makeup.com-Cliff Weir INVITATIONS: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC RENTALS: A Chair Affair, RW Events OTHER: Unity in Glass (Unity Ceremony) PLANNER:

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mahassan + andrew’s

love sparkles MARCH 21, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

The bride and groom were high school sweethearts so when they decided to get married there was plenty of time to plan their perfect wedding. From the design of the invitations to the sparkler exit, they wanted their guests to know that they were going to be treated to a first class event. The ceremony took place at Holy Family Catholic Church followed by a cocktail hour and reception held at the Rosen Shingle Creek. Guests entered the cocktail hour upstairs in a room that circled the dining room below. As you looked below the couples monogram was centered on the dance floor. Mahassan and Andrew attended their cocktail hour and Mahassan surprised Andrew with a Wing Bar where the wings were cooked in front of the guests and tossed in their choice of sauce. Purple “Maharita’s” were passed around coordinating with the shades of purple worn by the bridesmaids. After cocktails, guests were lead downstairs into a room that sparkled with silver glittering tablecloths and an ombre of purple flowers with silver curly willow topped the tables. A candy bar was provided for guests to take home their favorite candy and snacks. It featured sweet and savory items such as a tower of donuts, old fashion stick candy, gourmet popcorn, cheez-

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its and more. The couple share a love for dogs and made sure that there were doggie treats for guests to take home to those that could not make the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pawtyâ&#x20AC;?. After exiting under a canopy of sparklers, The bride and groom were driven away in a golf cart provided by the Rosen Shingle Creek.

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event professionals Busy Bride Wedding Design DRESS SHOP: Something New Bridal Boutique FLOWERS: Carly Anes Floral Studio LIGHTING & DĂ&#x2030;COR: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals LINENS: Over The Top, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHER: Ashley McCormick Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Perfect Sky Productions CATERER: Rosen Shingle Creek CAKE: Rosen Shingle Creek RECEPTION MUSIC: Liquid Entertainment - DJ Jay Edwards CEREMONY LOCATION: Holy Family Catholic Church RECEPTION LOCATION: Rosen Shingle Creek OFFICIANT: Father William Ennis HAIR AND MAKEUP: Hair - Angie Hazen, Makeup - Mel Morgenstein INVITATIONS: The Invitation Lounge RENTALS: Over the Top Linen, Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals PHOTO BOOTH: Our Photo booth Rocks DONUTS: Donut King SIGNAGE: I Love Cards Design PLANNER:

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Catering and Full Event Planning for All of Your Special Event Needs! w:MVKMRME(VMZI3VPERHS*0

JohnMichaelEvents.com

No worries.No stress.

You set the date and we do the rest! Visit us and see why our all-inclusive wedding vendor with catering packages are becoming your new best friend!

TheDiamondPackage.com

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andrea + mickey’s

meant to bee DECEMBER 20, 2014 ORLANDO, FL

For this Bride and Groom’s fairytale wedding, a traditional venue to host 165 friends and family members wasn’t going to cut it. As an event planner and the lead designer of her own wedding, the Bride wanted the event to be unforgettable, while pushing her skills to the limit. The Dr. Phillips Center was a brand new, state-ofthe-art theatre located in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The city had awaited its opening for months, and the public was excited to have a new theatre that would fuel the fire for the arts in Orlando. Not only would the couple be pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, they would make Orlando history in the process. They wanted to transport guests from Orlando to the hills of Hollywood for an Oscar-inspired evening full of drinks, dinner, and dancing, all while incorporating their ‘Meant To Bee’ wedding theme. This element was used on the save-thedate cards, wedding invitations, the couple’s

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website, and it continued through to the playbill guests received—a clever ode to the weddings unique theatre venue. The couple’s love for bees was subtlety incorporated into elements throughout the event, including the cake and bridal bouquet. The night couldn’t have been more perfect. The Groom hired a production team to make it snow outside of the venue, so they could walk through dancing snowflakes to their Cinderellainspired carriage, where they rode off into the night to their happilyever-after.

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event professionals CEREMONY: St. James Cathedral VENUE: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center FLORAL: Greenery Productions

A Chair Affair, Chic Event Furniture LINENS: Over the Top CATERING: Puff ń Stuff DRAPE: Quest Drape DJ: Soundwave Entertainment DAY OF COORDINATOR: Eventfully Yours HAIR & MAKEUP: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry PHOTOGRAPHY: Root Weddings VIDEO: Stoner Video CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes CLASSIC CARS: VIP Transportation STATIONERY: 2u Collection PHOTOBOOTH: TapSnap STROLLING ENTERTAINERS: Houck Entertainment MARIACHI BAND: El Cobre Mariachi RENTALS:

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dani + reed’s

storm troupers JUNE 21, 2015 WINTER GARDEN, FL

Not content to settle for a traditional wedding, Dani and Reed Noland insisted on finding creative and original ways to tell their story as a couple. Their wedding, hosted in the historic Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, wove in elements of vintage movie theatres and pop culture. With a palette of navy, mint and gold, the couple crafted inexpensive décor and DIY projects into a detailed and unique wedding day. In sticking to their 13K budget, the couple looked for outsidethe-box vendors, like gourmet grilled cheese and burgers from Toasted, and bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen ties from the online retailer Azazie. Perhaps most unique of all, Dani and Reed surprised their Guests with an appearance from “Star Wars” Stormtroopers at the reception.

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event professionals PLANNER: Jo Byrd DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal ALTERATIONS: Ann’s Taylor in Altamonte Springs LINENS: Smarty

Had a Party

Sophia’s Art Photography CATERER: Toasted 131, Winter Park CAKE: Publix Power Entertainement, Steve Weinstein CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Garden Theatre, Winter Garden OFFICIANT: Father Brad Page HAIR: Hair by Heather Mead MAKEUP: Kristin Hartley INVITATIONS: DIY BAR: Cocktails Catering DANCE FLOOR: Let’s Dance in It FAVORS: Ms. Bee’s Popcorn PHOTOGRAPHER:

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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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tab’s �idal shower

ooh la la, she said yes! SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 ORLANDO, FL

Paris came alive in Orlando for one day only and it was all to shower good luck and special blessings on a very special Bride to Be. Orlando Wedding Photographer, Tabitha McCausland is set to marry her Prince Charming this coming January in the Bahamas, but before things get tropical, a visit to Paris is in order. In Paris is where you would have thought you were at this gorgeous bridal shower held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel downtown Orlando. Carlisha Magnarella from A Rose Designs Wedding Planning was enlisted from day one to bring Tabitha’s dream shower to life. Working with some of Orlando’s most talented wedding vendors, this dream come true shower was truly an amazing affair. Tabitha loves everything Parisian and there were a lot of details we knew could be incorporated to make this a one of a kind event. From the centerpieces made to look like Chanel perfume bottles to the croqueembouche that adorned the custom dessert table and the Eiffel Tower that so beautifully accented the wall, no detail was left

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untouched. On the guest tables, gold glitter chargers accented the all black and white look of the tables which featured blush pink napkin bows and black/white striped chair sashes. Beautiful vignettes were put together to create fun accents around the room and featured special moments such as a Kiss the Miss Goodbye frame and a Date Night Ideas jar for guests to give their special blessings to Tabitha and even a Photobooth to take some silly pictures together! Congratulations to the Soon to Be Mrs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill!

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event professionals A Rose Designs Events, Carlisha Magnarella FLOWERS: Flower Girl Designs, Sarah Leung FyerFly Productions, Jim O’Neill LINENS: Over the Top, Inc., Jennifer Welsh PHOTOGRAPHER: Castaldo Studios CATERER: The Grand Bohemian Hotel CAKE: Party Flavors Custom Cakes MUSIC: Harpist Christine MacPhail LOCATION: The Grand Bohemian Hotel HAIR AND MAKEUP: Bella con Stile, Amanda Mabry INVITATIONS: Etsy RENTALS: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals & Timeless Charm Rentals DESSERTS: Two Sweets Bake Shop & Cut the Cake CANDY TABLE: Florida Candy Buffets PHOTOBOOTH: Click! Photobooth PLANNER:

LIGHTING & DÉCOR:

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

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B Resort

Magical Weddings. Spectacular Resort.

Price Range

$$$-$$$$

B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, is the ideal setting to celebrate your special day. The next generation of lifestyle hotels, B Hotels & Resorts® invites you to revel in the brand’s Self-Expression Hospitality™ as you plan your wedding celebration. With this unique concept, you are encouraged to tailor your wedding so that it fits your personality, making your special day an absolute reflection of you and your loved one. From the stunning Grand and Majestic Ballrooms to the lush poolside terrace, the stylish resort provides more than 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space for your distinctive event. B Resort presents creative catering selections, crafted by the internationally-recognized China Grill restaurant team, and specializes in custommade menus and excellent service to deliver an exceptional event.

Total Sq. Feet

25,300

Event Spaces

13

407-827-3393 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 www.BResortLBV.com

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Capacity

700 guests

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


Del Frisco

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

Price Range

rehearsal dinners

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.

$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

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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

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Eve Orlando

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$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


Four Seasons Resort Orlando

venues

With its exclusive lakeside setting and serene, lushly landscaped location, guests will be wowed from the moment they arrive to Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort. Four Seasons offers a collection of versatile settings to create the vision of your dreams. Featuring gorgeous outdoor wedding lawns, the elegant Grand and Palm ballrooms, and two exquisite lakeside event rooms for intimate ceremonies and receptions, Four Seasons Resort Orlando provides an ideal venue for weddings of any size. Beautiful lawns under the stars set the stage for memories of a lifetime, and the lakeside setting is an ideal backdrop for stunning photographs. Destination wedding weekends offer an opportunity for family and friends to connect and enjoy this special time together on the golf course, at The Spa, and by the pools. The resort offers activities for all ages: a serene adult-only pool, three Har-Tru tennis courts, a five-acre waterpark and a complimentary kids’ camp are included. Guestrooms are the largest in Orlando, each featuring a furnished balcony and a 5-piece marble bath. Rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch options abound in our private dining rooms, event spaces, beautiful outdoor terraces and manicured lawns. Experience the destination that has been named Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond Award rated property. A Dream Come True.

407-313-6745 10100 Dream Tree Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836 www.fourseasons.com/orlando

Price Range

$$$$

Total Sq. Feet

40,000

Event Spaces

3 outdoor/5 indoor

Capacity

650

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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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


Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

venues

The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the ultimate wedding location for your special day. Whether it’s an intimate beachside gathering with casual attire for just a few or 2,000 guests classically attired for a traditional ballroom ceremony, fairytale dreams come true at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Our onsite professional wedding specialist will ensure that all your bridal whims become a reality and help create memories to last a lifetime!

386-947-8015 • 800-223-1056 100 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL www.daytonahilton.com

Price Range

$36-$65

Total Sq. Feet

60k

Event Spaces

31

Capacity

2000

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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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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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

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Kosher

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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

407-836-7035 65 E Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 www.thehistorycenter.org

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Paradise Cove

venues

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

No

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Rosen Plaza

Whether you’re looking for something classic and elegant or intimate and secluded, everyone at Rosen Plaza is here to help make your dream a reality. With award-winning service, beautiful presentations, mouth-watering menus, personalized décor and experienced wedding specialists, your big day will be nothing short of unforgettable. We want to make sure we create a wedding that delivers everything you want and more. Our staff will go above and beyond to make sure every need is met, with a smile. We realize 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


The Royal Crest Room

Jessica Leigh photography

Jason Webster Photography

venues

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

$55-$125


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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inspired by Marie Antoinette

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"Rome" by Ines Di Santo with French lace sleeves and exaggerated low back, $8645. The bouquet was lush white stock flower, accents of cream stock flower and lovely Finesse Pink Roses

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FALL /WINTER COLLECTION 2016 The latest trends in bridal fashion straight from the runways of New York.

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WINNIE CHLOMIN Inspired by the Victorian era, the WINNIE CHLOMIN 2016 bridal collection features 26 ultra glam, romantic styles with daring silhouettes. Signature details include complex but effortlesslooking textures created with layers of tulle, chiffon and the fines nest European lace as well as metallic embroidery, embroidery,. bead-encrusts bodices and Swarovski crystal embellishments. em The collection ranges in price from $2,000 to $5,500 providing the luxurious mastery master that Winnie is renowned for at a price that is sure to please any bride.

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Luxury bridal design house Isabelle Armstrong presents their Fall 2016 collection during New York Bridal Week. This collection showcases an array of timeless designs, beautifully draped silks, delicate laces, unusual fabrications and a boldly colored statement piece that will be sure to surprise this season. The bridal design house drew inspiration from the movie “Dior and I” which highlights the behind the scenes process of the development of a couture collection. This movie focuses on the company’s adherence to Dior’s original vision of elegant and sophisticated design.

ISABELLE ARMSTRONG

Photos by an Lecca

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JEAN-RALPH THURIN Jean-Ralph Thurin’s latest bridal collection is inspired by Marie Antoinette and the beautiful gardens of Versailles.  The opulence that was, the excess that is Versailles.  From the gilded main gate to  the ornate bedroom apartments of Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette.  The beautiful chapel and manicured gardens set the tone as the inspiration for the Fall 2016 bridal collection. Using modern silhouettes, Jean-Ralph Thurin incorporates overly detailed embroidered bodices, ball gowns with volume and excess fabric befitting present day royalty.

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Located on Lake Osceola in Winter Park, the home where our photo shoot took place was designed in 1975 by famed architect, James Gamble Rogers, about whom several books have been written.

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5 Unique Ways to Incorporate Family Tradition in Your Wedding

by Susan Southerland

One of the most time-honored traditions in weddings is the adage, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Although the popularity of this tradition waned over the past decade, it’s making a resurgence. Weddings are such sentimental events. What better time to incorporate things that hold meaning to you and your family? Here are some of the unique ways my couples have infused their weddings with Something Old: 122

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deux BROACH BOUQUETS. I loved the broach bouquet created by one of my brides. She sent out an e-mail to every guest prior to the wedding day asking for any broaches she could borrow. Then she carefully arranged them into a stylish, vintage-inspired bouquet. All but one of the pins was returned after the wedding, but the photos of the incredible bouquet will last a lifetime!.

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CELEBRATING LOVE. One of my favorite ways to see couples honoring their families is having the DJ ask that couples of a certain age take the dance floor. Sometimes they ask for the couple who has been married the longest, or it may be couples who have been married for more than a certain number of years. It’s a sweet way to recognize true and timeless love, and a very creative way to bring in the “Something Old.”

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PICTURES. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had couples hang black and white images from their grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; weddings on the ends of the church pews. Other couples have created jewelry with old photos, such as keychains and lockets, to carry with them. Sometimes having that image to look at for inspiration can make the wedding day complete.


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ACCESSORIES. From hair clips to tie pins, my couples have shown a lot of skill in repurposing old family heirlooms and incorporating them into their weddings. Don’t be shy about asking relatives for old items they’re willing to part with. You may be surprised at what you can do with them!

Looking for more ideas? visit HeadOverHeelsWeddingBlog.com

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50best hot spots OUR

HONEYMOON

by Samantha Crotty

When planning your honeymoon, the destinations can seem endless and overwhelming. Whether you are looking for the most luxurious white sand beaches, a budget friendly trip or somewhere with delicious foods, our lists will help you ďŹ nd perfect location.

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BEST BEACHES 1. Playa Paraiso - Cayo Largo, Cuba 2. El Nido - Palawan, Philippines 3. Baia do Sancho - Fernando de Noronha, Bra Brazil azziil 4. Elafonissi Beach - Crete, Greece 5. Waipio Valley Beach - Big Island, Hawaiii 6. South Beach - Miami, Florida Cayman 7. Seven Mile Beach - Grand Cayman, C Ca ayym man m n IIslands slands

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2. El Nido Resorts, 3. ABC News, 8. Flickr, 10. Kiwi Collection, 11. Fork + Taco, 15. Era Ora, 18. Google Search, 20. TripAdvisor, 21. Lonely Planet, 24. Joyful Vector Travel and Tour, 26. Huffington Post, 29. YouTube, 31. Sonoma Uncorked, 32. Yoga on Siesta Key 34. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, 40. HGTV, 41. Belize Scuba, 43. Flickr, 44. Conde Nast Traveller, 47. Rock Resorts

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DIFFICULT WEDDING GUEST SCENARIOS (and how to deal with them) by: Susan Southerland

Sometimes weddings bring out the best and the worst in people. I have seen beautiful demonstrations of love and support, and I have witnessed downright nastiness. The best time to deal with potentially unruly guests is before they show up on the wedding day. Here are a few troubles Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve encountered over the years and some details of how I handled them.

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Sometimes future mothers-in-law aren’t happy with their child’s choice of spouse. That was evident in one wedding I had a few years ago. The motherin-law decided she was going to wear a white sequin dress, stating she was going to make sure everyone was looking at her rather than the bride. Naturally, the bride was quite upset that she would be competing with her mother-in-law. After repeated pleas to the groom’s mother that went without acknowledgement, we decided to purchase a bridal gown embellished with stunning gold accents. The bride looked breathtaking in it, and on the wedding day the groom’s mom looked foolish for being in all white and she had to listen to what a stylish, bold choice her daughter-inlaw made with such a breathtaking gown.

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ANGRY EXES CRASHING THE PARTY.

One bride I worked with had a nasty breakup with a really troubled boyfriend prior to meeting her fiancé. Once the ex found out about the wedding, he repeatedly threatened to crash the wedding and embarrass the bride. Our solution was to host the wedding at a private club that required that guests be on a list to be admitted onto the property. The security guards were able to deal with the angry ex before he could set foot anywhere near the ceremony and reception.


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This may not be as dramatic an example as the two above, but not following the proper food handling would have resulted in a serious reaction including hospitalization or death for one of my bride’s brothers. To make sure he would be safe, we had a meeting with the chef early in the planning process to make sure the proper menu was created. We met with the chef again two weeks prior to the wedding to make sure that he remembered about the food allergy.

DIVORCED FAMILY MEMBERS NOT COOPERATING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Divorce can really bring out ugly behavior among exes. This can be a huge problem for group photos on the wedding day. I worked with one sweet couple who had multiple divorces in their families, most of whom would not stand together in photographs. Our solution was to set up different stepfamily groupings around the venue, and the bride and groom went from one to the other to get the photos they wanted. It’s always best to plan ahead when you see trouble brewing before your wedding day. Don’t be afraid to have open conversations to make your concerns known, and be creative when finding solutions. You want to celebrate on your wedding day, not be a referee.

Looking for more ideas? visit HeadOverHeelsWeddingBlog.com

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Damon Tucci Photography

Perfect Ending

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407-265-2205

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Misty Miotto Photography

Serving Central Florida brides for over 15 years. 1063 S. Clarke Rd. Ocoee, FL

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

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PARTY FLAVORS CUSTOM CAKES 407-578-2082 orlandocustomcakes.com See our ad on page 138

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

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Around theW�ld Weddings from

Brittany & Justin

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Brittany and Justin married in Lake Como on one of the most beautiful corners of the lake at Villa La Cassinella. 60 guests joined them for a threeday affair. The festivities started with a family style welcome dinner at the intimate Al Veluu overlooking the lake, which featured the Milan symphony orchestra. The wedding day started with guests being picked up by private boat and delivered to the Villa. The head mixologist from the Bvlgari Hotel Milan curated the cocktails for the special day and attendees were welcomed with imported champagne from France and fresh barriers, selected by the bride. The bride was preceded by her 3lb maltipoo and her mother as a string quartet serenaded her down the aisle. Dinner was held in a magical tent featuring endless candles, silk tablecloths and gold-rimmed china and crystal. The bride and groom performed a choreographed tango for their fi rst dance complete with lunges, jumps and dips. Aft er the tango, the live band erupted into dance

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VENUE: Villa la Cassinella PLANNER: Becky Mathews Weddings & Events DRESS SHOP: Panache bridals FLOWERS/LIGHTING/DECOR: Figli dei Fiori PHOTOGRAPHER: White Fashion Photographer VIDEOGRAPHY: Marco Abba Videography CATERER/WEDDING CAKE: Max & Kitchen CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: Scarlett Entertainment OFFICIATE: Rita Annunciata HAIR AND MAKEUP: Amberlee Beauty INVITATIONS: Connor CALLIGRAPHY: calligraphykatrina.com


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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