Wedding Moments: A Classic Wedding Send-Off


Remember the days of yesteryear when the bride would slip away from the dinner and dancing towards the end of the wedding reception to change into her getaway outfit, which was presumably for her to jet off on her honeymoon?

Why on earth did we get away from that? If you can't guess, I;m all in favor of another outfit. [SHOCKER]

The newly wed, Mrs. Daniela Ackerman opted for a sweet lace mini dress with a navy liner to bid farewell to her adoring guests.

These moments were priceless and whimsical with an environmentally friendly confetti toss, Ecofetti, and captured at the precisely perfect moment by {another newlywed!} Abby DiDomenico with Liga Photography


xx, LS


Courtney and Noah at The Alfond Inn: Part II: The Highlight Video!

A picture-perfect day flooded with sunshine, friends that are thick as thieves and the warmth, love and unending support of two families coming together for this once exceptional couple. That is the story that is Courtney and Noah's wedding day.

Imagery is timeless and beautiful, but video, my friends, captures nuances, mannerisms and a different emotion.  

This was an especially poignant reminder as Courtney lost her beloved Pappy shortly after this perfect day. I know that she, and the entire family were not only grateful that he could be there on their wedding day, but also forever more in their wedding video memories.

I'm so pleased to share with you this loving and fun video masterfully done by Jeffrey Stoner. [otherwise known as the Mister!]

xx, LS

Real Weddings: Courtney and Noah Shine at The Alfond Inn

Between the glorious outdoor ceremony and the details inside the ballroom, all I can conclude about Courtney and Noah's wedding was that it had 'shine! [Just like them!]

Every meeting with Courtney was like a playdate for me as we share a mutual passion for all things "pretty" and creative design.  As Courtney works as a visual merchandiser for a major department store, I felt confident suggesting design elements for her to consider.  

We used 4 different kinds of table linen, metallic accents, a "LOVE" marquis and some soft draping that made us all swoon.

I met Courtney through a former bride, Kylie Drummond, and it was especially nice to have 2 "brides" int the house!

Getting ready with the fabulous Simone with Makeover Station:

Noah was preeetty sharp, I'd say! PS: His Grandfather's watch made me cry!

Can't you feel the anticipation with this first look?

Ceremony in the round with buckets of sunshine!

Ready for more "pretty?"

And because there was impossible to scale down all of the gorgeous images captured by Amalie Orrange, here you go, friends!

I loved this wedding and I love Courtney and Noah!  I can't wait to share their highlight video with you tomorrow!

xx, LS



Venue: The Alfond Inn, Winter Park

Photographer: Amalie Orrange Photography

Video: Jeffrey Stoner Video [The Mister!]

Floral Design: Czes Heard

Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Linen: Over The Top Linen

Drape: Swag Décor

Chairs and Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Gown: Monique L'Hullier | The Collection