SURPRISE! I decided to sneak in one more Wedding Wednesday…
As much as I would love write about our wedding day each and every week, I’m not going to. I know I could pull out a few more great stories to share, but I do not want to drag the series out either. A set of twelve wedding recaps represents our wedding day well, and if you ever want to know more, you can scroll past the recaps and spend some time reading the posts about planning the wedding.
Is there anything you are dying to know? Ask me!
I wanted to compile the list of what we call our “A-Team” of wedding vendors. I frequently receive e-mails asking about who did what, and I respond with a paragraph and links to a few different posts. Today, I will now have one place to direct anyone asking about who we hired to do what. This is very exciting!
*All photos used in this and all wedding related posts from here on out are from Elegant Imagery.
Our Wedding Vendors
Three cheers to the wonderful people that made our wedding day dreams come true!
Day-Of Coordinator: Ashlie Shea, Weddings in the City
Hiring a coordinator for the day-of was a must for us. If there were any problems brewing that morning, I did not want to know about them.
Ashlie knows what she is doing and made planning our wedding as close to easy as we could get. She was a delight to work with and stayed positive and patient with all of our tedious details.
Photography & Videography
Photography: Elegant Imagery
Videography: Sugarpop Films
We saw Elegant Imagery at a bridal show and fell in love with their fun and artistic photos. After a few consults, they knew exactly what we were looking for and delivered ten fold. Scott and I could not be happier with how our wedding photos turned out, and I am very thankful for our Rock the Dress Photo Shoot!
Brian from Sugarpop Films is a true artist and professional. We hired him last minute, which a little over a month before the wedding. He showed up early to tape personal interviews and came through with even more than we had hoped for. Looking back, I could not have imagined documenting our wedding day without our Wedding Day Short and Surprise Bridal Party Dance videos.
Hair and Makeup
Hair: DeMarco Mireles, Stella Luca Salons (bride and side ponytails)
Hair: Jessica Hartwick, Parlour Salon and Spa (side buns)
Makeup: Kat Quiel, MAC Cosmetics
DeMarco has been coloring and styling my hair for years, so it was comforting to know I was in good hands on the big day. He did my hair and four other bridesmaids side ponytails.
Jessica did the updos for my friend Brittany’s wedding and did a perfect job on the remaining bridesmaids’ side buns.
Kat has also been doing my makeup for years, and I trusted her with my wedding makeup one hundred percent. I had a makeup trial scheduled for the morning of my Bridal Shower, and after almost having to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, she went above and beyond to make it into town for me.
Lee Forrest is creative, efficient, goes above and beyond expectations, and did my bridesmaid Brittany’s wedding – which was gorgeous.
We met with two different florist companies, and by the time we met Lee it was like a breath of fresh air. He got us. Read more.
My Dress and Accessories
Priscilla of Boston – which, sadly, is no longer in business.
I genuinely loved my wedding day look from head to toe and have a lot of people to thank for it. Let’s start with the dress.
Since Priscilla’s is no longer in business, some of their pieces were sold to David’s Bridal, but from what I understand a lot of their collections and pieces were lost. It’s a pity, because I truly loved the store, service and atmosphere of the bridal shop.
Accessories were also purchased from Priscilla’s of Boston. You can get a detailed look at everything I wore in my Getting Ready recap. One thing you don’t see there is the bottom of my shoes. I’m now taking the opportunity to share them with you because I worked very hard on them.
Our wedding monogram was penciled and bedazzled by yours truly.
Bridesmaid Dresses and Groomsmen Tuxes
Taking advantage of the small percentage off for purchasing at the same store, my bridesmaids also got their dresses from Priscilla of Boston.
Our groomsmen and Scott’s tuxes were from Jos. A. Bank. The girls had matching shoes and jewelery, while the guys had matching ties, socks and sneakers.
Wedding Invitations & Programs
Angela Palacio, Paper Charm Design
Angela did a fantastic job capturing the style we wanted. We supplied her with all of the information to print and with the descriptions of our Bridal Party, we set the tone of a fun, personalized wedding right off the bat.
She was creative, efficient and wonderful to work with!
Henry Chapel, First Baptist Church of Orlando
The location was held at Henry Chapel, a side chapel on the property of our church First Baptist Orlando. Since a big part of our growth together happened at this church, we wanted to get married right there and share the story with our guests. Read more.
We fell in love with Heaven Events Center the first time we ever went there. It’s located off a few turns off of a main road in Orlando, but not many people seem to know it’s there.
The only thing here before we got to it was white drapery, a white floor, a black ceiling and a few white paper lanterns. The staff was wonderful to work with and gave us the reigns to do whatever we wanted!
DJ & Lighting
Les and Wendy Kopasz from Soundwave were a pleasure to work with. Their equipment was top-of-the-line and there wasn’t one song played that I didn’t like at our wedding. We hired them for both DJ and lighting and loved the end result. Shout out to Les for letting our break dancers take over the mics! Read more.
Chef Lo, Millenia Catering
After meeting with a few caterers, we went with our instincts and booked Chef Lo from Millenia Catering. I can’t express how grateful I am towards that decision, and I would hire him again in a heartbeat. The food was amazing, the set up was gorgeous and Chef Lo was more accommodating that we could have ever imagined. Read more.
Anna did a great job of re-creating a uniquely beautiful cake we created on paper together. Out of everything in our reception photos, I get the most compliments on our wedding cake. I absolutely adored it!
Special Thanks To…
All of our Families
Pastor David Uth
Our NBA Family
You and our wonderful team of vendors helped us have a pretty close to perfect wedding, and we are forever grateful!