Engaged : Jamie + Sarah

I'm so happy to share Jamie + Sarah's engagement with everyone today! These two definitely know how to have a good time + it shows in their photos together. Their infectious smiles get us all sorts of excited for their special day coming up this August at the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake but until then, enjoy the pretty photos from the fantastic Live Happy Studio + learn a bit more about these two!

How did you two meet?
We met on Sarah’s first week working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  She worked third shift, and would stop into my office in the morning, which was the end of her day.  We became fast friends, bonding over shared interests like Harry Potter and running. Our friendship grew when I left Animal Kingdom for a new position and we had to make actual plans to see each other. We even traveled as friends for a few race weekends.  We knew each other almost 18 months before we started dating. Most people fall in love and eventually end up best friends.  We were lucky enough to fall in love with our best friend. 

What is the theme/style/colors of the wedding?
Our venue has a bit of a British Colonial feel, with dark wood and exposed beams, so we decided to add muted tropical touches.  Our bridal party will be in pale yellow, and we plan to use pineapples in the centerpieces and d├ęcor.   

Are you honeymooning? Where to?
We're taking an Alaska cruise that leaves out of Seattle, and adding an extra day in that city since we've never been. Sarah's birthday is during the cruise, and she picked that day's shore excursion -- taking a helicopter to a glacier and go dog sledding. It will definitely be an adventure!

What has been your favorite part of wedding planning, so far?
Finding a venue that we both loved, where we could actually envision getting married, was a huge relief and really got the ball rolling with every other decision we’ve made.  Our engagement photo shoot was also a lot of fun.  We brought silly props, danced in a fountain, and basically laughed for an hour straight!


Married : Jordan + Blake

We had a fantastic time this past New Years Eve because we had the great privilege of making sure Jordan + Blake's wedding day went off without a hitch.... + it sure did! It was such a fun celebration to be a part of + guests had an amazing time dancing the night away + enjoying some fun NYE treats + goodies throughout the night. Best Photography rocked their photos, as usual, + we're thrilled to be sharing all the beauty with you today. :)

Our vendor for this fun day:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Best Photography
Venue: Tavares Pavilion on the Lake
Caterer: Big City Catering
Floral: Dream Designs Florist
Cake Baker: Party Flavors
Makeup: M3 Makeup
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Officiant: Terry with Sensational Ceremonies
Jordan's Review of At Last Wedding + Event Design
We hired Jaclyn as our day of coordinator, but she was involved throughout the entire planning process. She was always extremely responsive whenever I needed any help, usually getting back to me within minutes. I was impressed with Jaclyn from day one, and when my family met her at the rehearsal they all knew why. She is personable, professional, and amazing at what she does! Our wedding was so smooth thanks to Jaclyn and her team and everything was set up exactly the way we pictured it. I can't thank her enough for making our day perfect!


Married : Kessiah + Tatsuaki

If you're in the mood for some pretty pink wedding details then look no further! Kessiah + Tatsuaki's big day was full of lot's of vintage glassware, greenery accents + all shades of pink. This was a fantastic wedding to be a part of- I mean, Tatsuaki was in pure heaven each time he looked at his bride, it was so sweet to see!

As far as details from the reception go, I love seeing couples think outside of the box! These two decided to cut + serve their entire cake to their guests, as a way of saying thank you to each of them for attending + being a part of such a big day for them. It was definitely a first for us to do at a wedding + it was a wonderful sentiment from the two of them.

Below are some of the gorgeous photos from Leah Langley + make sure you check out their superb film from Love It Wedding Films at the bottom of this post, too!

Our vendors for the day:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Leah Langley Photography
Venue: Bella Collina
Videographer: Love It Wedding Films
DJ: Party Starters Tampa
Floral: Cheryl's Distinctive Creations
Cake Baker: Sweet Flours
Linen: A Chair Affair
Officiant: Pastor Dan Cupp
Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri

Kessiah's Review of At Last Wedding + Event Design
From the initial consultation Jaclyn provided us with guidance, clarity, direction and encouragement. Throughout the entire wedding planning process I knew I could reach out to Jaclyn if I had a question and she would be quick to respond! Rehearsal and our wedding day went smoothly and effortlessly with the dynamic duo of Jaclyn and Brianna! I could truly relax and be fully present in our day knowing it was taken care of. Jaclyn prepared us for the process and we have utmost confidence she can do anything she puts her mind to! Our guests raved about how smoothly everything went! Even the vendors were impressed with her communication and attention to detail. Our wedding was phenomenal because of Jaclyn's preparedness, wisdom, support, persistence and professionalism for coordinating our wedding! Even after the honeymoon she continued to surprise me with helpful tips for the name changing process. Thank you so much At Last! This was our best decision aside from getting married :)