For Denise and David, their wedding was not just a celebration of their love for each other, but also a celebration their friends and family. “We wanted them to know how much we valued them in our lives”, says Denise. To really personalize their ceremony, they had their dear friend, Brian, officiate. Brian injected the humor and laid-back style that personifies Denise and David’s life together. Denise puts it this way, “knowing us as personally as he does, his non-traditional ‘vows’ were exactly what we wanted. We knew we’d be unhappy with an officiant that we had to pick out of a phone book.” We couldn’t agree more, having a close friend or family member perform your wedding ceremony is a great way to make your day uniquely yours!
Denise looked gorgeous in her form fitting halter dress with its sparkling beaded accents and her shoes were an absolute knockout! David was dapper in his classic three piece tuxedo, a look his groomsmen mimicked. Denise’s bridesmaids’ short dresses in shades of gray and lilac looked fabulous in the garden setting and the bouquets were the perfect mix of lilies and greenery in white and pale purple. Denise says she can’t thank Molly from the Orlando Flower Market enough for creating “an extension of the gardens in the bridal bouquets, centerpieces and an amazing fountain display which was the focal point of the ceremony. It was all breath-taking!” Yes it was!
Denise and David could’t wait to have all of their friends and family in one place at one time to celebrate their marriage and they had a small surprise for everyone. “We had secretly been taking dance lessons for our first dance. It was well worth it when we heard the oohs and ahhs and applause when David dipped me.” After the happy couple kicked off the party with their newly acquired dance moves, guests were treated to an absolutely scrumptious buffet dinner before dancing the night away. Congratulations Denise and David!
Photographer: Haleigh Nicole Photography//Other:Brittany Johnson//Invitation Designer: Minted.com//Cake Designer:The Lumpy Bumpy Kupz n Cakes//Jewelry: Goldsmith Jewelers//Caterer:Uncomming Catering//DJ: Lugo Entertainment//Event Planner:Shannon Philibin//Floral Designer: Orlando Flower Market//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:JoS A. Bank//Bridesmaid Dresses:Bill Levkoff//Dress Designer: Bridal Gown Studio//Hair Stylist: Velvet Lab Hair Studio//Makeup Artist: Velvet Lab Hair Studio//Officiant:Brian Arthur//Reception Venue: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne//Ceremony Location: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne//