Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding sunset

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

When our team so often creates over-the-top, romantic arrangements for weddings, it was a special treat for us to switch directions and create minimalist, modern designs for this Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes wedding.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

Edwin and Keith knew exactly what kind of design they wanted: sleek and sophisticated. Fortunately, they had the powerhouse Lisa Stoner Events handling the entire day, so the wedding epitomized sophistication and a one-of-a-kind type of luxury! Capturing the day from one incredible detail to the next (and preserving it for the rest of us to admire!) was the phenomenal Root Photography.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

The outdoor ceremony was perfectly timed to the sunset, starting with breathtaking views of swimming colors on the horizon, ending with the early beginnings of nightfall.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding sunset

As the nightfall arrived, it was time for the ceremonial leather branding….didn’t we mention that Lisa Stoner Events had created a one-of-a-kind wedding experience? Each groom branded the leather swatch with his initials, creating a truly unique, monogrammed piece that will hang in their home as a reminder of this incredible day.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding brand

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding brand

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding brand

After the awe-inspiring ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds on the lawn!

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

In keeping with the modern wedding, we created centerpieces that were sleek and minimalist in their design. Each table featured a sculpted boxwood, framed by another smaller boxwood border.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding centerpiece

We kept the accents to a minimum, using a hint of white orchid in one corner of each frame to complement the rest of the table design. To add a final layer of depth to the masculine, modern design, we incorporated tea lights within the box, set below the sculpted boxwood as a sleek accent for the nighttime reception.

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding

After enjoying incredible food and dancing out on the lawn, and then again in the ballroom, it was eventually time for us to say goodbye to the newlyweds. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this modern wedding, and we wish Edwin and Keith nothing but happiness in their new life together! Congratulations, you two!

Modern Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Wedding




Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

Photographer: Root Photography

Filmmakers : Seltzer Films

Lighting: FyerFly Productions

Stationery & Monogram Design : Eleven Note

Drape: Swag Décor

DJ: Inpulse Entertainment

Furniture: Chic Event Furniture

Linen: Over the Top Rental Linens



Backyard New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve is always special, and there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a wedding! Kate and Josh are such a sweet couple, and their New Year’s Eve wedding will tug at our heartstrings for years to come!

Team James had the pleasure of designing the floral for Kate’s sister’s wedding a year ago, and it was an honor to be called back for another Devine wedding! Kate’s parents’ backyard made the ideal venue for such a beautiful day, with Weddings Unique bringing every detail together flawlessly, while Kristen Weaver worked magic with her camera lens, as usual!

The blush and white color scheme was soft in its elegance, allowing us to create the most lovely and romantic arrangements. The entire space had a backyard garden wedding atmosphere in the late afternoon, transitioning to an ethereal atmosphere during the nighttime ceremony with fairy lights gently lighting the night sky.

Kate made a stunning bride as she walked down the aisle, wearing a big smile and a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown as she carried her lush bridal bouquet. We lovingly created her bouquet with blush hydrangea, white peonies, and champagne roses throughout, with ranunculus blooms and blush rice floral. Dusty miller and clusters of seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus made for an elegant finish.

Kate’s bridesmaids looked stylish and beautiful, dressed in an assortment of beautiful gowns for a Gatsby-inspired touch. Their bouquets were truly striking against their gowns, crafted with blush hydrangea blooms with open cream and champagne roses throughout.

The floral throughout the ceremony was created with Kate’s vision in mind: magnolia foliage woven into stunning garlands accented with baby’s breath. Everything came together for a truly breathtaking ceremony at this New Year’s Eve wedding!

Joshua looked so proud and overjoyed throughout the entire day, and it was little wonder why! They made the most adorable couple, and it was a beautiful sight to see two souls so in love with one another.

Pretty soon, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds at the reception. Every detail was beautiful, with lovely white wooden round tables draped with stunning blush lace, topped with assorted gold mercury vessels holding lush arrangements created to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

All too soon, the evening came to an end, and it was time to bid our newlyweds farewell. Congratulations again, Kate and Joshua! Designing the floral for your New Year’s Eve wedding was an honor, and we wish you a long, happy life together!


Event Planner: Weddings Unique

Venue: Private Venue

Hair & Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Floral Design: Lee James

Band: The Buzzcatz

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Second Shooter: Jessica Friend

Ceremony Musicians: Paint it Black Quartet

Photo booth: Flash by KWP

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Rentals: Chic Event Furniture  /  AFR Furniture Rentals

Bridal Salon: Solutions Bridal

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Videography: Luxecine

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta

Ritz Carlton: Elizabeth and Boyd

We took a trip down to Ferngully for Elizabeth and Boyd’s wedding at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, and we loved every moment of it! Lisa Stoner Events went above and beyond for the planning of this event, and it showed in every detail, each beautifully captured by Jensen Larson Photography.

It’s been a long time since we’ve had this much fun with the flowers at a wedding. To go along with the Ferngully theme, we kept the flowers big, plentiful, and colorful. Boyd looked extremely handsome, choosing to complement his navy tuxedo with an orchid boutonniere that matched Elizabeth’s bouquet. Elizabeth looked gorgeous and free, the purple flowers in her curls and the colorful orchids in her bouquet striking against her pure white strapless gown and long veil. The black tuxedos and blush gowns donned by the groomsmen and bridesmaids were perfect for balancing out the pops of color throughout the florals and décor.

wedding hair floral

orchid boutoinnere

flower girl floral baskets

The flower girls carried unique floral baskets, carefully crafted to go with the theme. Grand lanterns adorned the aisles as they walked past, providing an aura of earthy warmth. Elizabeth and Boyd said their I Do’s beneath a lush floral arch, surrounded by their loved ones and tiny lights. The venue glowed; the lighting by FyerFly Productions had a big part in bringing Ferngully to life.

ferngully wedding ceremony floral

lush floral wedding arch

orchid bridal bouquet

blush bridesmaid dresses

The reception décor was magical, to say the last. The chic drapes from Swag Décor, the candles scattered across the tables, and the fantastic cake topped with fresh flowers all came together to create one memorable evening.

purple bridal bouquet

purple orchid reception floral

purple wedding reception floral

purple wedding cake floral

Ritz Carlton Wedding Reception

monique lhuillier wedding dress

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Boyd! We couldn’t be happier to have been a part of your wedding, along with these wonderful vendors:

Planner: Lisa Stoner Events
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Lighting: FyerFly Productions
Photographer: Jensen Larson Photography
Band: Bay Kings Band
Custom Signs: Chalk Shop
Decor: Swag Decor
Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens
Furniture: Chic Event Furniture Rental
Video: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Bella Collina: Billy and Mackenzie

Best Photography: Billu & Mackenzie: Couple: Orlando Weddings

Billy and Mackenzie started  off with an intimate ceremony at Latter Day Saints Temple surrounded by close family and friends! Next, the lovely couple headed on over to BELLA COLLINA to join all of their wedding guests! There was an incredible view on the lawn at Bella Collina and a dreamy floral arch from LEE JAMES, it was perfect! Not only was the floral arch absolutely stunning but so were all the other floral elements of this wedding. Each flower and detail of the entire wedding were captured by the husband and wife photography team at BEST PHOTOGRAPHY and by captured in  video by videographer WHITE IN REVERYMARIA WITH BLUSH BY BRANDEE coordinated the entire day and did not miss one detail!

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

PARTY FLAVORS created the yummy tiered cake of perfection for this wedding and if the cake was not sweet enough TWO SWEETS BAKE SHOP set up a dessert table. A fun photo booth was displayed for guest to engage and enjoy by

PARTY BOOTHS. After guest had satisfied their sweet tooth they were able to dance the night away thanks to the DJ from SOUNDWAVE ENTERTAINMENT. Then of course you can not dance away without a dance floor which was brought by LETZ DANCE ON IT.

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

Best Photography: Billy & Mackenzie: Wedding, Couple: Orlando Weddings

As always a giant thank you to all of the amazing vendors and nothing but warm wishes to the bride and groom!


Videography: WHITE IN REVERY



Florist: LEE JAMES



Decor & Event Styling: RW EVENTS



Market Lights: GET LIT ORLANDO




Reunion Resort: Boutique Bridal Showcase

We always love every opportunity to inspire soon to be brides with our beautiful creations. The Boutique Bridal Showcase was no exception to our lovely floral endeavors! Under the skillful planning of Blush by Brandee Gaar dozens of local Orlando vendors gathered at the Reunion Resort on Sunday, March 2nd, to transform the already stunning resort into wonderful ceremony and reception areas. No detail went unnoticed by the skilled lenses of the  Rhodes Studios team. Please don’t hesitate to indulge. RhodesStudios_BridalShowcase_LeeJamesFloral_Grande Ballroom With such an amazing atmosphere and so many fellow wedding professionals around it was almost impossible to settle down! We finally let our floral arrangements unravel in the gorgeous Grande Ballroom. A sophisticated arrangement of white chaise lounges from Chic Event Furniture encircled the middle of the ballroom. A perfect spot for guests to take a break from dancing and still feel like their apart of all the fun. Kirby Rentals provided the white chiavari chairs with sharp black cushions. Their contrasting black and white linens combined with their sleek silver linens and chargers were the perfect accents. RhodesStudios_BridalShowcase_LeeJamesFloral_long table close up RhodesStudios_BridalShowcase_LeeJamesFloral_round table RhodesStudios_BridalShowcase_LeeJamesFloral_head table with drappery behind it We kept the look simple and elegant with an array of tall and short centerpieces dawning crisp white roses. Candles were delicately placed around the centerpieces to enhance the soft curve of each petal. Swag Décor draped the wall behind the head table from ceiling to floor with billowing white linens. The sight was absolutely breathtaking. Every inch of the room was wrapped in soft lighting from the experts at Soundwave Entertainment. The delectable three tiered cake was made extra sweet by Party Flavors. RhodesStudios_BridalShowcase_LeeJamesFloral_cocktail table and cake Being able to collaborate with so many wonderful vendors at the Boutique Bridal Showcase was a perfect start to the month. We’d like to give a huge thank you for all of the professionals that made the day possible. Photographer: Rhodes Studios Venue: Reunion Resort Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar Floral Arrangements and Table Décor: Lee James Floral Designs DJ and Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment Cake: Party Flavors Drapping and Crystal Curtain: Swag Décor Linen, Chargers and Chairs: Kirby Rentals Furniture: Chic Event Furniture