by Amy Serrago
Ronnie proposed to Savana at the top of the world, on the Orlando Eye, a 400 foot tall observation wheel in the heart of Orlando, FL, surprising her with a special date night at the famous attraction. At the top, he pointed out at the city and said, “what’s that?” When Savana turned to look out the window of their pod, Ronnie got down on one knee and said, “that’s funny. I thought I saw my wife”. Savana spun back around, shocked by what he’d said, to find him kneeling, ring in hand. He asked “will you marry me?” And of course, she said yes! The vintage touches Savana and Ronnie added to their wedding day were inspired by the beauty and spectacular views of their Lake Dora, FL venue. The Tavares Pavilion features warm wood, antiques and vintage artwork which they chose to enhance with a powder blue and peach color scheme. The grand staircase that led to their first floor ceremony was draped in white tulle. Savana and Ronnie exchanged vows framed by two lush floral arrangements and included a sand unity ritual in their ceremony.
Savana was gorgeous in her fitted gown by Allure Bridal, its vintage-inspired lace had a bit of sparkle to it and its court train added drama. She paired her look with a fingertip veil and wore her mother’s diamond tennis bracelet as her “something borrowed”. Her bridesmaids looked lovely in asymmetrical powder blue gowns and all of the ladies carried bouquets of ivory and peach roses with eucalyptus accents, Savana’s featured blue delphinium. Ronnie and his groomsmen were handsome in gray, each with a powder blue tie to match the ladies’ gowns and a peach rose boutonnière.
At the reception, tables were set with crisp white linens and peach napkins and each held a tall centerpiece of peach and ivory florals. Ronnie created all of the couple’s signage and the vintage theme was enhanced by a wooden guest book and antique card box. The Tavares Pavilion provided the gorgeous antique bar. Savana and Ronnie personalized their day by creating a namesake signature cocktail the “Strickland Sweet Tea” (which was spiked with vodka and lemonade) and by choosing an almost exclusively alternative rock playlist. As Savana put it, “the older the better”. Their DJ kept the dance floor packed all night, spinning the classics and ending the night with “Closing Time” by Semisonic. Rock on Savana and Ronnie!
Bakery:Publix//Transportation: One Way Valet//DJ: Shut Down Productions//Officiant:Weddings by Sam//Floral Designer: Lavender & Lace Wedding Florist//Makeup Artist:Kristy's Artistry Design Team//Caterer: John Michael Events//Dress Designer:Allure Bridals//Apparel:Minerva's Bridal Orlando//Jewelry: Fana//Jewelry: ArtCarved//Groomsman Attire: TheBlackTux.com//Event Venue:Tavares Pavilion on the Lake//Photographer: Our Day Wedding Photography