1.24.2012

Married: Lonna + Andre

Lonna + Andre had an absolute blast on their Orlando wedding day + it truly shows through their photos. Here are some of my personal favorites from their big day- enjoy!

Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: Mystic Dunes Resort + Golf Club
Photographer: Chapman Photography
Videographer: STVS Video
DJ/Lighting: DJ Brett James Entertainment
Floral: Fiora Design Studio
Cake: Party Flavors
Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair
Dove Release: A Touch Above
Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry


1.22.2012

A Wedding Planner's Wedding Plans: Post #3

Less than 10 months! The count down is on! Corey + I have gotten a lot done for our wedding since my last post. We finally have our DJ! I’m so excited to have Darrin from Fun Factory Entertainment at our wedding. He was my original pick but wasn’t available when we first began our search. Darrin will also be providing our wedding day rentals (chairs, chargers, etc.) through his company Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals.
DJ Darrin at a recent At Last wedding we worked together
We recently received all of our engagement photos from Sarah Bray Photography! Sarah did an AMAZING job- see the recent blog post HERE! Our pictures are everything we could have asked for + more. I mentioned in my previous post that Corey + I would be taking our engagement photos in Oakland. After Sarah went to scoop out the location she let me know that she wasn’t impressed with the backdrops we’d be working with there and suggested we change our setting. We ended up using two locations: Leu Gardens + Cypress Grove Park, + I’m so glad we did! We have the perfect southern vintage photos that I dreamed of.
We recently did a lot of what I consider “the fun stuff”, like purchasing my wedding dress! My mom + I live four hours away from each other so whenever we’re together we take full advantage of doing some wedding planning. When I went to visit over Christmas we did some wedding dress shopping + I fell in love with the most amazing dress. This was the second time we looked at dresses + nothing I’d seen before compared to the dress I ended up buying. I can’t wait to wear it!
Corey + I also booked our honeymoon (more “fun stuff”)! We are leaving the day after our wedding on a seven-day cruise on the Norwegian Jewel! The cruise goes to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Caymans, and Mexico. I think I might be more excited for the honeymoon than the wedding! It was great for us to book this early because now we can make a payment towards our honeymoon each month rather than having one large bill all at once.
Next step in our planning process will be booking our transportation. We want a vintage Rolls Royce to pick us up from our wedding after we do our exit. There is only a limited amount of the type of car we want so I want to secure it before its too late, especially since our wedding is during such a busy wedding month.
Until next time...

1.17.2012

Married : Wendy + Omar

It was such a pleasure to help Wendy + Omar plan their beautiful Orlando wedding for the past year! The weather turned out just perfect for their rooftop ceremony + the reception went off without a hitch. Check out some of these photos to see it for yourself.

Planner: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Venue: Double Tree Downtown Orlando
Photographer: Mandy Blair Photography
Videographer: Creative Cinema
Officiant: Lon Tosi, Sensational Ceremonies
DJ: Tagas Events
Floral: In Bloom
Cake: It's Tasty Too!
Hair/Makeup: Debra's Do's + Makeup Too
Photobooth: Red Eye Photobooths

1.10.2012

Engaged : Amanda + Corey

As you may have seen throughout our blog, one of fabulous Orlando coordinators, Amanda, has been posting about her experience planning her own wedding as a wedding planner (check out the latest post, here!). Recently, she + her lovely fiance Corey got their engagement photos done with the ever-so talented Sarah Bray Photography so of course, I must share! I had so many favorites from this session so check them out + let us all know what you think!
They even brought their boy, Rascal- what an adorable little family!

1.09.2012

"The Knot's Best Of Weddings" Winner!

At Last Wedding + Event Design has been selected as a winner for nationwide, The Knot's Best of Weddings! This is truly a wonderful honor... We appreciate all of the fantastic brides out there who made this possible for us. Thank you!


1.03.2012

Married : Ashley + Josh

It was so wonderful to work with Ashley + Josh to help create a magnificent Orlando wedding day! Their special day took place at the ever-so beautiful Casa Feliz where we were adorned with the historic architecture + decor. Jonathans Flowers created some elegant accents for the bridal party, including the brides cascading blue + white bouquet. Ashley carried it down the aisle while she walked with her father to the elegant sounds from A Beautiful Music. After the ceremony + cocktail hour, guests found their seats to the spectacularly lit outdoor space, provided by Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals. However, the indoors was transformed into a party space where Soundwave Entertainment kept everyone dancing the night away. Additional entertainment was provided by Just 4 U Photobooth + the delicious cake was from Perfect Cakes (yum!). Ashley + Josh's family + friends saw them off with sparklers into their elegant limo, thanks to Crown Limousine.

Enjoy these photos of their exquisite + special wedding day, courtesy of Johnny Q Photography.