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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.

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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.

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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!

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Vendors:

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!

Vendors:

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

Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort

Every wedding is special, but Christina and Joseph’s Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort was double the fun! This wedding was an absolutely stunning two-day event, expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, with every special moment and detail brilliantly captured by Bow Tie Photo.

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The ceremony at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration was simple, but memorable.

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Christina looked so beautiful as she walked down the aisle, wearing a stunning gown with lace touches, her hair in a sophisticated updo. Of course, her bouquet had to be just as elegant to match! We created her beautiful bouquet with white hydrangea, accented throughout with open pink and white O’Hara garden roses, and cream and champagne roses. Soft touches of Italian ruscus and some seeded eucalyptus greenery for texture completed the arrangement.

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For Joseph, we crafted his boutonniere with simplicity and elegance in mind, using a white ranunculus to complement his bride’s beautiful gown. It was just so heartwarming to see Christina and Joseph stand together throughout the ceremony; they made such a beautiful couple!

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All eyes were on our couple, but the bridesmaids and groomsmen made quite a style statement as well! The bridesmaids wore the most lovely pale blush gowns, their bouquets created to match with blush ranunculus. The groomsmen donned matching boutonnieres of pink ranunculus.

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As beautiful as the ceremony was, the reception at Reunion Resort was truly breathtaking! Shimmery golden linens added a regal look to the tables, perfectly paired with tall glass bell vases. They towered high with lush bouquets of hydrangea blooms, open cream and blush pink roses throughout, with beautiful white orchids spilling out. We even added accents of Italian Ruscus for color and texture. It all came together flawlessly, with everything a perfect fit for Christina and Joseph’s sweet and elegant natures. This Blush and Gold Wedding at Reunion Resort really was unforgettable!

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After two days of laughter, happy tears, and memory-making, it was finally time to say goodbye to our newlyweds as they began the next chapter of their journey together. Congratulations again, Christina and Joseph! We wish you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for choosing us to design your wedding floral arrangements, and thanks to the great vendors who made your special day a success:

 

Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Church: Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Venue: Reunion Resort

Videographer: Stan Pe Films

DJ (Night 1): Event Concepts

DJ (Night 2): Our DJ Rocks

Caterer (Night 1): Sizler Indian

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Hair/Make-Up: LeJeune Artistry

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Draping: Swag Decor

Dance Floor: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Pin Spotting: FyerFly Productions

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Photobooth: Grainger Entertainment

Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation

Photography: Bow Tie Photo

Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina: Lisa and Jay

Sometimes, things don’t go exactly as planned, but there’s always a silver lining! Lisa and Jay’s Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina was stunning, and it was beautiful to see two such loving souls come together!

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With Blush by Brandee Gaar at the helm, every detail of the day was unforgettable, with William Arthur Photography capturing it all for a lifetime!

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All eyes were on Lisa, a vision in white as she walked down the aisle. Her bouquet stood out beautifully against her gown, created with blush hydrangea, white peony blooms, blush ranunculus, lissianthus, pink garden roses and, for a bit of contrast, black-eyed panda anemone!

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Jay looked very handsome in his suit, a big smile on his face as he watched his bride walk towards him. To match Lisa’s beautiful bouquet, we created Jay and the groomsmens’ boutonnieres with ranunculus blooms and Italian ruscus foliage for a simple but elegant style.

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Of course, we didn’t forget about the bridesmaids! The ladies looked lovely in long blush gowns, their bouquets a perfect complement with their soft, romantic tones and textures. Blush pink hydrangea and open champagne roses accented with lissianthus and ranunculus created unforgettable arrangements.

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Shortly after the touching ceremony, it was time to celebrate! Unfortunately, a bit of rain drenched the outdoor reception area, but all of the amazing vendors came together to make sure that Lisa and Jay’s Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina would still be perfect!

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Sure enough, the reception was a stunning affair. The tables were adorned with white-washed wooden vessels holding beautiful petite floral arrangements, all designed to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Royal blue linens on the tables and stylish black chairs completed the look, creating a totally unique yet timeless tablescape.

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The dance floor had been soaked in the rain, but Jay didn’t let that stop him from dancing with his bride! Their first dance might not have gone exactly to plan, but it made for some beautiful memories and gorgeous photos.

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As with all things, this Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina eventually had to end, and everyone gathered to wish our newlyweds well as they left as husband and wife.

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Congratulations again, Lisa and Jay! Thank you for choosing us to create your wedding floral designs, and thanks to all the fantastic vendors that came together to keep the day going smoothly:

 

Venue: Bella Collina

Planning: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies, LLC

Harpist: Christine MacPhail

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Music: Power Entertainment DJ service

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Rentals: RW Events, LLC

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Bridal Makeup: Let’s Make Up by Corrin Hallett

Photography: William Arthur Photography

 

An Elegant and Rustic Wedding: Lauren and Cody

The best weddings are those of the best couples, and Lauren and Cody are just the sweetest! Their wedding at Bella Collina was absolutely stunning, and all the credit for making their dream wedding come to life goes to the ever-talented Blush by Brandee Gaar. Every detail was designed to create the ultimate luxurious experience,  with each moment brilliantly captured by Kristen Weaver Photography.

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There was a slight chill in the air, but there was more than enough love and excitement to keep everyone warm! Lauren was a picture-perfect bride as she waked down the aisle, with her hair cascading down her shoulders and a big smile on her face.

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Her bouquet had been specifically designed to complement her dress, using flowers of the palest shades and varying textures. Café au lait dahlias, champagne roses, mother of pearl roses, and white hydrangeas all found their place in her bouquet.

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Foliage garlands curled around pillars for a brilliant pop of green, adding just the right amount of color to the ceremony. But undoubtedly, our favorite part of the ceremony had to be the artist painting it all in real time! It was a unique but gorgeous touch!

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Soon after the romantic ceremony, the party began! The reception on the lawn was simple, yet stunning! The décor was a mix of rustic and luxurious, with elements of gold resting on the mahogany tables from A Chair Affair. Our floral centerpieces stood tall on the tables, regal. All of the décor just paired together flawlessly, and just perfect for Lauren and Cody’s sweet and down-to-earth natures.

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As with all good things, our couple’s wedding day came to an end, but the memories that were made that day live on. Congratulations, Lauren and Cody! Team James wishes you all the best; it was a pleasure to design your wedding floral!

 

 

Vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Tables and Chairs: A Chair Affair

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Dress Designer: Legends Romona Keveza

Videography: Marcoz and Miranda

DJ: MBC Entertainment  

Linens and Coverings: Over the Top Rental Linens

Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks

Calligrapher: Prairie Letter Shop

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

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.

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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.

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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.

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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: Nick and Kristen

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. It’s the perfect way to describe Kristen and Nick’s wedding at Bella Collina. The planning and design of the classic white wedding were by none other than Alison Watkins of Blush by Brandee Gaar, and she did a marvelous job, as usual.

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The ceremony was simple, classic, and elegant. The couple made their vows below a beautifully crafted floral arch, Kristen looking every bit the beautiful, blushing bride. Her bridal bouquet, created with blush and ivory roses, was the perfect complement to Nick’s white rose boutonniere.

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests took the party indoors for an awesome reception. Floral centerpieces adorned the tables, greenery lusciously draped across the sweetheart table, but the star of the show – other than the bride and groom, of course – was the cake. Created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes, the majestic five-tier confection stood tall, beautifully offset by the floral arrangements on each side. Classic and delicious!

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Congratulations, Kristen and Nick! We hope the rest of your lives together is as beautiful as your wedding day. We’re glad to have been a part of it, but we couldn’t have made it as great as it was without these amazing vendors:

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

Planning/Coordination: Alison Watkins / Blush by Brandee Gaar

Hair and Makeup: Lejeune Artistry

DJ & LED Lighting:  Soundwave Entertainment

Cake:  Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson / Sensational Ceremonies, LLC

Seating: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Photography: Rhodes Studios

Miscellaneous: Kirby Rentals

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Venue: Bella Collina