Looking for the perfect setting for your special day? Look no further than Central Florida, where endless stunning wedding venues await you. From the vibrant city of Orlando to the serene shores of Daytona Beach, and every charming spot in between, we’ve curated a list of the finest wedding venues to make your dream wedding a reality.

At I Said Yes!, we understand that choosing the right venue is crucial, as it sets the tone for your entire celebration. That’s why we’ve handpicked a diverse range of venues to suit every style and preference, ensuring that your wedding day is nothing short of perfect.

Explore our carefully curated selection of wedding venues, each offering its own unique charm and ambiance. Whether you envision an elegant ballroom affair, a romantic garden ceremony, or a picturesque waterfront celebration, we have the ideal venue for you.

Our featured venues boast professional wedding experts who are dedicated to helping you bring your vision to life. From the initial tour to the final details, they’ll be by your side every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and stress-free planning process.

Take a closer look at our featured wedding venues below, and click on the links to learn more about each one. Ready to take the next step? Contact the venues directly to inquire about pricing, availability, and to schedule a tour.

We’re thrilled to be a part of your journey to finding the perfect wedding venue. Let’s make your dream wedding a reality together.

(cover photo venue: Villa Festa)

Legacy at Oak Meadows Wedding Venue
Venue: Legacy at Oak Meadows

Unique Variety of florida wedding venues

Villa Festa

518 E New York Ave
Deland, FL 32724

Say “I Do” at this historic home-turned wedding venue in DeLand, FL. With a vacation rental concept, you can extend the celebration for a weekend or longer

Museum of Arts & Sciences

352 S Nova Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Immerse yourself in art, culture, and romance at this unique venue offering a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options.

Celebration Gardens

1871 Minnesota Ave
Winter Park, FL
407-960-2853

Experience the epitome of elegance at this indoor/outdoor venue, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful flowers year-round.

Hyatt House Orlando Airport

5472 Gateway Village Cir,
Orlando, FL 32812

Host your wedding at this modern hotel near Orlando airport, featuring flexible meeting spaces, beautiful outdoor lawn space, and expert assistance for seamless planning.

Legacy at Oak Meadows

590 Bennet Rd,
Pierson, FL 32180

Experience rustic charm at this waterfront event venue, complete with a summer kitchen, open-air barn, and stunning property for a truly memorable celebration.

Pegasus Manor

37245 County Rd 439,
Eustis, FL 32736

Located near the historic town of Mount Dora, this versatile venue offers spacious indoor and outdoor spaces, ancient oak trees, and picturesque gardens for your perfect event.

Holiday Inn Orlando Airport

5750 T.G. Lee Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32822

Step into modern elegance at this hotel boasting flexible event spaces perfect for both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations.

stunning views of the water

Casani Estates

11306 South Bay Lake Rd,
Groveland, FL 34736

Nestled on the shores of Twin Lake, this lakefront venue seamlessly blends indoor comfort with outdoor beauty, offering stunning views and serene surroundings.

Tavares Pavilion on the lake

200 S Disston Ave,
Tavares, FL 32778

Exchange vows over the water at this breathtaking event facility located at the end of a picturesque pier, offering unparalleled views for your special day.

resort wedding venues

Evermore Orlando Resort

1590 Evermore Wy,
Orlando, FL 32836

Let the dedicated team at Evermore Orlando Resort guide you through every step of your wedding journey, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

Need inspiration and ideas for picking your perfect wedding venue.  Then read
Real Weddings and Styled Shoots featured on the I Said Yes! FL Blog

Then meet venues in person at the next I Said Yes! FL Wedding Expo and I DOs and BREWS wedding planning date nights.

Brew Up Your Love Story

Planning a wedding can be an exhilarating journey, but it often comes with its fair share of stress and anxiety. From choosing the right venue to selecting the perfect flowers, the to-do list can seem endless. That’s where I DOs and BREWS comes in, a wedding planning date night that’s bound to transform your wedding planning experience from mundane to magical.

Bridal Expo Meets Date Night

Photos by Daylin Lavoy Photography

Imagine a night where love meets flavor, and excitement blends seamlessly with relaxation. I DOs and BREWS is precisely that – an unforgettable evening where engaged couples can immerse themselves in the world of wedding planning. Furthermore, you can indulge in a delightful array of beer, wine, spirits, and mouthwatering food samples.

This event is not your typical wedding expo; it’s a wedding planning date night designed to make the process enjoyable and stress-free. In fact, instead of the usual hustle and bustle of traditional bridal expos, I DOs and BREWS offers a fun-filled and relaxed environment where you can plan your big day with ease.

Local Love: Meet The Dream Makers

One of the highlights of I DOs and BREWS is the opportunity to meet some of the most talented and creative wedding vendors. These professionals are the crème de la crème of Greater Central Florida’s wedding industry. In fact, they are ready to turn your wedding dreams into reality. Whether you’re envisioning a fairytale wedding or a chic, modern affair, you’ll find experts in every aspect of wedding planning, from florists and photographers to caterers and wedding coordinators.

No need to rush from booth to booth, overwhelmed by a sea of options. Instead, you can engage in meaningful conversations with these top wedding professionals, getting to know them on a personal level and gaining insights that will make your wedding truly unique.

A Night Of Love And Laughter

I DOs and BREWS is not just about checking items off your wedding to-do list; it’s a celebration of love and togetherness. Bring your significant other and relish an evening filled with laughter, inspiration, and pure wedding planning bliss.

As you sip on your favorite brews and savor delectable food samples, you’ll find that wedding planning can be a shared adventure. Strengthening the bond between you and your partner. Moreover, it’s a chance to discuss your visions and desires, ensuring that your wedding day reflects your unique love story.

i mustache you a question
Photo by Daylin Lavoy Photography

The Perfect Date Night

I DOs and BREWS is the perfect setting for an intimate date night with your beloved. It’s a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life and immerse yourselves in the world of weddings. Whether you’re newly engaged or well into the planning process, this event offers something for everyone.

So, say goodbye to the wedding planning stress and hello to a fun-filled, relaxed evening at I DOs and BREWS. Unquestionably, it’s an experience that will leave you inspired and excited about your upcoming wedding, all while creating lasting memories with your partner.

I DOs and BREWS is where love meets flavor, and wedding planning becomes a delightful journey. It’s an evening of love and conversation, where the dream makers of the wedding industry come together to help you create the wedding of your dreams. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary wedding planning date night – it’s an opportunity to make your journey to ‘I Do’ as enjoyable as possible. Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

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Georgia DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.619.6232
georgia@isaidyesfl.com

Jeremy DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.907.0000
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Sierra L’Estrange
Admin Manager
I Said Yes!
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Find your Orlando Wedding DJs by comparing and researching the top experts in the industry. Music plays such a huge role in your wedding day. Assuredly, it is so much more than just pushing “Play”. Make sure your DJ is creating the right atmosphere, right from the start. Above all, your DJ is keeping that vibe going all night.

Our experts know how to bring the party and keep your guests on the dance floor. Plus they make sure your event runs smoothly from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception.

Starting with the best DJs, with the best music. Then adding the best MCs and sound. Finally coming together to create the atmosphere that will make your dream wedding, memorable.

ORlando Wedding DJs

New Beginnings Events

Orlando wedding DJ on I Said Yes! FL

Robert is the owner/operator of New Beginnings Events. His passion for music keeps him up-to-date on the latest trends. Further, his craft is his passion, and it shows in how he draws a crowd to the dance floor again and again. Whether you want to reflect a certain mood, genre, or generation, Robert can help you orchestrate the perfect playlist to suit your event.

 

Your Soundman DJ & Service

Your Soundman DJ & Service on I Said Yes! FL

For over 20+ years, Your Soundman DJ & Service has made it their mission to turn every special event into an incredible experience. This team of experienced professionals works with you every step of the way and ensure you and your guests have the time of your life. Click below to check out all of their services including: DJ services, basic coordination & MC service, up lighting packages, custom monograms, and so much more!

Diamond DJ Events

Diamond DJ Events on I Said Yes! Fl

Our award-winning DJ/Mc’s deliver extreme attention to detail and will represent YOU and your unique style. We always communicate with all of your vendors so that you can relax and enjoy. Additionally, each Dj comes equipped with the most extensive music collections in the DJ business. Subsequently playing the songs that you and your guests want to dance to.

Complete Weddings + Events

Central Florida wedding DJ on I Said Yes! FL

If you’re looking to tie the knot or throw an epic event, you have come to the right place. Complete Weddings + Events in Orlando, FL will help you find not only the right wedding DJ, but the right photographer and videographer too. Plus we have fun photo booths and lighting rentals to elevate your event.  Absolutely we will give you the type of unforgettable experience you’re looking for. When you party with Complete Weddings + Events, it’s completely about you! 

RJM Entertainment

RJM Entertainment on I Said Yes! FL

Want a packed dance floor, great music, and no “cheesy DJ gimmicks”? RJM Entertainment has the perfect talent for your special day. This team provides high levels of professional wedding DJ services, photo booth, and lighting entertainment to the Central Florida area. The passion and dedication they bring to each wedding provides a unique experience for all clients on their most important day. 

More Orlando Wedding DJs

Our DJ Rocks

Orlando wedding dj on I Said Yes! FL

We “gotchu”! Our Orlando Wedding DJs collaborate with you on what vibe you are looking for and what music you do and don’t like. To clarify, we will pick your brain like crazy to get as much detail as possible before your event or wedding (we’ve even got an online planning system you can use!). And as your DJ and MC, we act just like a thermostat, reading the temperature in the room and bringing it up or down as needed. Our goal is to make sure not only YOU and YOUR friends are dancing, but also your family and their friends.

Aloha Erica Wedding Music

Aloha Erica on I Said Yes! FL

Aloha Erica is a 5-star rated and award-winning live music artist. Erica specializes in ceremony music, cocktail hour, and reception music. As well as, rehearsal dinners, private events, and private parties. Not only will you receive personalized guidance to the best weddings songs, but your packages come with all necessary equipment, song requests, and so much more. Check out her site to learn more and book your dream wedding musician.

Sol Rise Entertainment

Sol Rise Entertainment DJ on I Said Yes! FL

SOL Rise Entertainment is a group of individuals educated and experienced in entertainment. With over 50 years of combined experience, this team has been featured at Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Full Sail, The Waldorf Astoria, Disney Springs, and so many more. Book your wedding DJ, live music, event management, and event technology with SOL Rise Entertainment. 

Now it’s time to decide which DJ is perfect for your dream wedding. Here are 7 Important wedding dj tips every couples should read to help you finalize your decision. 

See some of these DJs, and more in action at the next I DOs and BREWS event or I Said Yes! Wedding Show

Cover photo by: PB and J Studios

To Be or Not To Be

Throughout time, wedding trends have come and gone. Traditions begin to fade, and unique locations become the new norm. When choosing your wedding venue, there are many factors that come into play. Factors that are out of your control, the main one being the weather. Knowing how to evaluate the perfect venue can be difficult, that is why we compiled the below list of tips.

Bending Branch Ranch on I Said Yes! FL
Venue - Granville Farms
country themed wedding on I Said Yes! FL
Photo by Dreamscape Photography

Indoor Venues

Pros

As said above, control is the big word when choosing your wedding venue. Indoor weddings eliminate the issue of control, by creating a weather-resistant environment. Most, if not all, indoor wedding venues are climate-controlled and weather-proof. You have the opportunity to splurge on your decor and florals without the fear of wind knocking them over. Your wedding cake can be decorated with buttercream, instead of fondant, because of the climate-control. There are so many opportunities to explore design styles, themes, and layouts.

Cons

There are a lot of positives to having an indoor wedding, but nothing can compare to the beauty and joy of nature. Outdoor weddings can take place under towering trees, on beautiful sandy beaches, on a ranch, and so much more. The choices are endless when looking for your wedding venue.

LGBTQ+ wedding photographer on I Said Yes! FL
Art gallery wedding on I Said Yes! Fl
Photo's by Dreamscape Photography
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Outdoor Venues

Pros

Outdoor wedding venues have a lot of positives to consider. You have the opportunity for beautiful wedding photography with an ample amount of locations to shoot in. Outdoor wedding venues offer larger spaces, romantic settings, kid-friendly, natural lighting, and so much more. You have the opportunity to use mother nature to your advantage and save on decorations. Make your wedding day personal by choosing any theme your heart desires. Nature matches everything! The most important decision when choosing an outdoor venue is attire. Outdoor weddings offer a breath of fresh air, literally. You have the opportunity to have less formal attire and enjoy the weather and sounds of nature. A comfortable guest is a happy guests!

Cons

The main event of an outdoor wedding is none other than Mother Nature. And she is not always in a friendly mood! Your outdoor wedding may always be threatened by a chance of rain, strong winds, or heat. If you are determined to have an outdoor wedding during the summer, try offering guests parasols or fans as a wedding favor. Always have a backup plan, regarding the weather, to play it safe. Check out a local wedding tent rental company for your safety plan. A beautiful clear tent with cafe lighting may be your dream wedding come true. If the heat got you down, try renting from a portable air vendor. I Said Yes! has tons of preferred rental vendors for you to explore. Some outdoor wedding venues may have restrictions, so make sure you speak with your vendor at the meeting. 

The Choice Is Yours

No matter what you choose, your wedding should be personal and memorable for you and your fiance. Sit down and have a conversation about your, can’t live without, vendors. It is always wise to take the pros and cons into account. Take the chance to discuss the fine details and what you both have in mind for your wedding day. This moment is about you, so make it one to remember. No wedding venue is perfect, but you get to make the space yours. If you are in need of assistance, email us and we will guide you toward your perfect Florida wedding planner.

Georgia DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.619.6232
georgia@isaidyesfl.com

Jeremy DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.907.0000
jeremy@isaidyesfl.com

Sierra L’Estrange
Admin Manager
I Said Yes!
407.286.8088
info@isaidyesfl.com

You're Engaged, Now What?

It finally happened! You’re engaged to the love of your life and on cloud nine. With this surreal moment playing over and over again in your head, you start to wonder what comes next. Take this time to live in the moment and spend time with your new fiance. Go on a date, watch a movie, and cherish your time together. Then you can move on to planning the wedding you have always dreamed of. 

wedding acoustic guitarist on I Said Yes!

Step 1: Spread The Word

Now that you are engaged, it’s time to spread the word. Call your parents, siblings, BFFs, and more. Let the world know you are marrying the love of your life. When all is said and done, take that ring selfie and post it on your social media.

Step 2: Pick A Date

If you have a date already in mind that is perfect! If not, don’t stress because you have some time. Picking a wedding date should be a mutually agreed time for both you and your fiance. Don’t allow outside opinions, such as family or friends, to sway your choice. This is your day, not theirs. 

Your wedding vendors are the professionals that fabricate your perfect wedding day. These vendors have the capability to create exactly what you envision. Before knuckling down and choosing your vendors, you must create your budget.  Check out the below steps to creating your wedding budget.

First, layout all of your assumed wedding expenses by Vendor:

Jenna Michele captures couple smiling in front of graffiti wings
Photo by Jenna Michelle Photography

You decide which expenses are most important to you. Once you have your list of priorities, write down what you are willing to spend on each service. You can do the research and learn what your city/state prices look like. The most important part of your wedding day is that it reflects exactly what you and your fiance envisioned. 

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second, Determine your non-negotiables:

This can include a design, destination, or type of food/drink. Decide the items/services you absolutely can’t live without. Once you have your non-negotiables and your priorities listed you can now begin to contact vendors that catch your eye.

Third, Create Your Timeline

There are many websites that have prefabricated timelines so you can plan your wedding easily. A key tip from wedding professionals is to plan ahead. Choose your wedding date and use that as your determining factor when planning. Not all vendors you are interested in will be available for your wedding date. Make sure you ask the vendor if they are available for your wedding date as soon as you contact them.

Fourth, Stick To Your Timeline:

Make sure you stick to your timeline so your wedding planning experience is stressless. This should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Make sure to enjoy every minute of it and spend quality time with your future spouse.

The best way to save time and money is to attend wedding planning events such as I Said Yes I DOs and BREWS. I DOs and BREWS are fun for both you and your fiance, with samples of beer, wine, food, and desserts. It provides you with a relaxing date night after work to wedding plan and spend time together. 

Step 4: Finally, Choose your bridal party

Once you have your wedding vendors in place, you can begin to choose your bridal party. Don’t pick just anyone, take the time to choose your best friends/family who mean the most to you. Your bridal party should be the people you can’t see yourself getting married without. Picture those people at the alter with you. If you can’t see it working, then make them a wedding guest instead. Last but not least, it is now time to relax and countdown the days. This is the most exciting moment of your life, so take the time to cherish it. 

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Georgia DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.619.6232
georgia@isaidyesfl.com

Jeremy DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.907.0000
jeremy@isaidyesfl.com

Sierra L’Estrange
Admin Manager
I Said Yes!
407.286.8088
info@isaidyesfl.com

Wedding planning made easy is what is in store for you when you attend I DOs and BREWS. Undoubtedly this wedding planning date night will help you work toward completing your wedding planning checklist. Whether you are just getting started, or almost done, let this one of a kind wedding expo add a bit of fun to the process.

couple enjoying I DOs and BREWS
celebrate wedding planning made easy at I DOs and BREWS
the Copper Piano Dueling pianos at i DOs and BREWS
couples find their wedding planner at I DOs and BREWS

Why Is It a date night

Although promoted as a date night, certainly you can bring whomever you wish. From your fiancé to your besties to your future in-laws.  In fact, we want you to share this experience with your entire tribe. Above all, this night is for you, so do it however you want. With whomever you want. But, we call it a date night because…

First, when you are busy planning your dream wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the whole process. For this reason, we bring you a date night. That is to say, a night for you and your fiancé to come out, have a few drinks and work on these important decisions together. However, we believe even date nights are fun shared with friends. So as aforementioned, bring them along and enjoy the evening with your most important peeps.

Next, we provide the food, the brews, the fun and the vendors to meet.

Last, you can win prizes and that is a sweet ending to a great night.

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prize winners celebrate I DOs and BREWS
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this couple enjoys wedding planning made easy at I DOs and BREWS

What to expect

Unquestionably this event is about meeting wedding vendors.  Specifically we say wedding planning made easy, because you can meet many kinds of vendors in one night. Further, you have the opportunity to achieve these things:

  1. Educate yourself on what products and services are available for your wedding
  2. Ask questions and find out which vendors provide the products/services you need
  3. Get to know the wedding vendors to see if you are a good fit or each other.  Remember, you are going to be with some of these people on the most amazing and intimate day of your life. Absolutely you want to feel comfortable with them.
  4. Gather information to make informed decisions
  5. Some vendors will offer show only specials, find your favorites and take advantage of their special offers
 
Second, enjoy food and desserts samples from local wedding catering services. As well as cakes and dessert
 
Third, partake in the complimentary samples of beer and wine too. Remember to drink responsibly.
 
Fourth, live entertainment is performed in multiple areas throughout the event. For instance, DJ’s, and The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos, to name a few.
 
Fifth, interactive entertainment. For example, Air Affair wedding bounce house, axe throwing, and Orlando Photo Bus. These were specifically available at the Hourglass Brewing Longwood I DOs and BREWS.
 
Last, prize drawing at the end of the night. You could win anything from free dance lessons, to even a honeymoon, and everything in between.
Orlando Photo Bus at I DOs and BREWS wedding planning made easy
Exotic Limo at I Dos and BREWS
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axe throwing at I DOs and BREWS

Wedding Planning Made Easy

Because you are able to meet many different types of wedding vendors in one evening, it makes the process of finding your wedding vendors easier. Also, you get to enjoy the evening with your fiancé and/or friends and family. And you enjoy food and spirits, all the while partaking in some fun activities. Unquestionably our goal is for you to have fun planning your wedding and to get one step closer to your dream wedding. 

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Exotic Limo at I Dos and BREWS
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All photos by Dreamscape Photography.

Hourglass Brewing Longwood I DOs and BREWS sponsors:

Venue: Hourglass Brewing Longwood / Sourglass

DJ’s: iRock Your Party / Soundwave Entertainment / Complete Weddings + Events

Photography: Dreamscape Photography

A family heirloom can add a sentimental touch to your wedding day. Certainly there are many ways to include them in your festivities and we believe this real wedding did a wonderful job of honoring their family heritage.

father of the bride creates arch for wedding

family heirloom ring

The bride says, “A sentimental touch we had in our wedding is the family heirloom ring from my late paternal grandfather. The ring dates back to the early 70s. It was restored with the original band and diamond, and didn’t even need to be resized. I guess I have my grandmother’s fingers! Similarly, I wore my great grandmother’s pearl earrings, adding to the beautiful heirloom details of our day. Additionally, we included a photo memorial table for family members who were only able to attend in spirit.

family heirloom wedding ring

Involving Family and Heritage

This Florida wedding was filled with love, family involvement and sentiment. For example, the bride’s father is a skilled carpenter. For that reason, he built the wedding arch for the ceremony. (Which can now be rented at their venue, Sugar Mill Country Club). 

Also, the groom’s mother was as the officiant of the ceremony. 

Further, this couple paid homage to their heritage by including catholic verses in the vows to reflect their families religious ties.

real wedding at Sugar Mill Country Club
real wedding featured on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

While not actually a family heirloom, the involvement of family members created life long memories for this couple. For instance, the I DO Crew is a combination of many loved ones. Specifically the best man being the groom’s best friend. Further the bride’s mother helped plan every detail.  Also the groom’s mother assisting with organization. Lastly, the groom’s grandparents and aunt traveled from New York just for the wedding. The bride said, “This was very special for us.”

Choosing Your wedding Theme

We asked the couple how they chose their wedding theme. They answered, “We spent months deciding on our wedding theme and colors.  Admittedly, we wanted something unique. Therefore we chose navy and cinnamon for our colors. Because it was festive for the season of our wedding. Personally I struggled with what kind of greenery to go with those colors. After searching Pinterest for days, I found a Bohemian themed wedding with neutral dried floral. Instantly I knew that was it. Chiefly because I planned to make all of the arrangements myself. And the dried floral allowed me to make the arrangements in advance.”

Another reason for the Bohemian style is it reflects their laidback lifestyle and personal taste. This DIY Bride also  made and designed all of the signs, menus, party favors, and name cards to tie in the Boho theme.

family heirloom at real wedding on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
father of the bride creates arch for wedding
gold white candle wedding centerpiece for wedding at Sugar Mill Country Club
gold table setting for wedding at Sugar Mill Country Club

Although the wedding theme and florals were Bohemian. The reception tables were a bit more classic. Including white linens, mirror centerpieces and floating candles. Add to that gold accents for a more classy vibe.

wedding planning Advice

Wedding planning is amazing, fun and stressful all at the same time. So we asked this bride to give some wedding planning advice.

“I wish I would have known to simplify my décor search to be more realistic. It turned out beautiful, but I only used about half of the décor I thrifted. This was partially due to freak weather, since there was wind gusts of over 40mph, but I had purchased much more than I needed in retrospect.”

“In particular, I would have put aside more time to get myself ready. I spent so much time running around trying to make sure every detail was perfect, I didn’t give myself more than an hour to get ready. I didn’t get to unwind with my girls in the locker rooms like I had planned. Especially because I was so worried about everything being exactly as I had imagined. I should have let the staff take care of everything without stressing about little things so I could let myself relax.”

“Lastly, my advice is to create a budget and try to stick to it as much as possible. Of course, set time aside for yourself on your special day. And if you’re planning on getting fit for your wedding day, set goals for yourself. I wish I would have spent more time in the gym leading up to our day.”

We thank these newlyweds for sharing their wedding day and wedding planning advice. Adding to the bride’s advice, we suggest hiring a wedding planner.  At minimum for day of, if not more.  

Join the I Said Yes! Wedding Planning Tips + Tricks + News Newsletter to get advice and inspiration right to your wedding inbox – Click Here.

Thank you to Sugar Mill Country Club for providing the photos and content for this blog post.  

Real Backyard Wedding

Love was in full bloom for this gorgeous rustice elegance, backyard wedding.

Hailee and Mike celebrated their special day surrounded by the people most important to them. The weather was perfect for a ceremony on Lake Toho in Kissimmee. Then they moved to the reception which was held in the backyard of family-owned land. The property was completely transformed with a gorgeous clear tent, flooring, lighting and florals. 

Tent and Decor Design

Being a wedding industry professional for 7+ years, Hailee has designed and seen hundreds of weddings. The day finally came for her to officially design her own backyard wedding. Hailee had her vision and everything planned when it came down to color combinations, lighting, floral, tenting, tablescapes, and much more. Needless to say, Mike didn’t have much say, but the event turned out beautifully. The happy couple booked their wedding furniture and decor with Rentaland Tent and Event Rentals as well as RW Events. 

Carvalho wedding blue themed stationary
Carvalho Wedding Ceremony
Carvalho Tent Wedding

Getting Ready for the Ceremony

The morning of the wedding was pretty stress-free. Hailee was confident in her vendor team and wedding planner Pavone Events handling it all for her. The ladies got dressed at Hailee’s childhood home and had an emotional first look with her dad and grandmother while Mike and his mother had a first look before the ceremony. Hailee’s hair and makeup were done by Kristy’s Artistry Design Team.

Family is one of the most important aspects in Hailee and Mike’s life and they both wanted to incorporate their family in parts of their wedding day. Hailee was escorted down the aisle by her father and grandmother. The couple’s closest friends and family stood next to them in support of their union.

Details, Details, Details

The details were so important to Hailee and Mike because they wanted to be able to re-live their beautiful day every time they go back to their wedding album. One of the much-needed details was the restroom trailer, which was provided by Luxe Flush. The trailer was stationed in the backyard of the family property with the tented reception space as well. Hailee and Mike danced on a cloud to “Heaven” by Jason Aldean which matched their hashtag perfectly #oncloudcarvalho. The first dances had everyone in tears. Hailee and Mike LOVE cake pops so instead of a traditional cake topper, they went with cute little bride and groom cake pops and fed them to each other when it was time to cut the cake.

Bride, hailee, get's walked down the aisle by father and grandmother
Happy couple during first dance surrounded by a cloud of fog on the dance floor
Hailee, bride, hugging her bridesmaids for a picture

The Party Starts Here

As soon as the dance floor opened after dinner, it was full all night. The entertainment by Kenny Kings El Timbalero and party music selection by Press Play Entertainment was phenomenal and had everyone on the floor wobble-ing, cupid shuffling, and many more moves no one knew about. You can see the energy and fun everyone was having in the photos. Along with a night full of partying was a delicious meal provided by Big City Catering.

I've Had The Time Of My Life

It was time to wrap up the end of a perfect day full of love and family. Hailee and Mike had a sky lantern release with their parents and the wedding party followed by the last dance to “The Time of My Life.” They truly did have the time of their life on their wedding day and exited to their getaway car, Mike’s choice of a blue Ford Mustang.

Wedding guests and party dancing on the reception dance floor
happy married couple kissing at reception exit through glow sticks

CEREMONY VENUE Brownie Wise Park | RECEPTION VENUE  Family Estate | PLANNER Pavone Events | TENT + RENTALS Rentaland Tent and Event Rentals | FLORAL DECOR Stems in Bloom by Rentaland | LOUNGE FURNITURE + FARM TABLES RW Events | DJ PressPlay Entertainment | HORA LOCA Kenny Kings Music | FOOD Big City Catering | CAKE Cake and Bake | PHOTOGRAPHY Tihler Shay Photography | HAIR + MAKEUP Kristy’s Artistry Design Team | RESTROOM TRAILER Luxe Flush

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Granville Farms Real Wedding

Shannon and Taylor’s wedding was an absolute dream. They were married at the beautiful Granville Farms at Lake Helen, Florida. Nestled among 22 acres of stunning pine trees, this venue set a breathtaking scene for both the ceremony and reception.

Venue

The rustic ceremony area, complete with a grand fireplace, was the perfect backdrop for their I DOs. Following, Shannon and Taylor had their first dance beneath a dazzling chandelier in the 7,000 sq foot barn. Surrounded by a room full of loved ones. Their special day included beautiful floral, that fit their theme perfectly. Thus portraying a romantic and classic yet rustic feel. Along with the rustic interior, the venue offers 22 acres of lush, colorful landscapes and cozy gathering areas. Granville Farms is a dream destination all couples seeking both tranquil beauty and luxurious comfort.

Taylor and Shannon
rustic and chic wedding stationary and floral
granville farms inside ceremony with brown high beams and farm style chairs

Ceremony

Shannon and Taylor chose a traditional chair setting with lanterns surrounded by greenery as aisle décor. The popular brown, farmhouse style chairs matched the interior of Granville Farms perfectly. The dark wood crossbeams provided a warm feeling for the ceremony on their special day. This location provide ample lighting for later ceremony times as well. The happy couple used the grey stone fireplace and mantle as their backdrop. Therefore, the bridal party attire, as well as the couples attire, popped beautifully.

Details

This rustic wedding set a beautiful scene for the happy couple to get married. The bride wore a lace and floral patterned dress with a short trail. Her veil framed the couples attire well. In contrast, to her white, lacey wedding dress, the groom wore a traditional black suit. The suit was paired with a white rose boutonniere to compliment the bride’s bouquet. The groomsmen matched the grooms attire, while the bridesmaids wore different fabrics in a nude color palate. For all of those reasons, the bridal parties attire contrasted beautifully against the outdoor scenery and the indoor, rustic feel.  

Taylor and Shannon wedding photos
groomsmen standing with drinks in hand
bride and her bridesmaids standing in a liner smiling at the camera

Reception

Granville Farms has a large interior area for both ceremony and reception spaces. Shannon and Taylor converted their ceremony space into the reception space during their cocktail hour. They used the same chairs from the ceremony as the seating for the reception. This is a very cost effective idea for all couples on their wedding day. Furthermore the couple used the greenery and lanterns from their ceremony as the centerpieces for their reception. In addition to the rustic, elegant reception was their four-tier cake decorated with simple, white sugar paper flowers. The happy couple chose to include macarons and tarts as their other dessert options. What better way to celebrate a happy union than sweet desserts.

indoor wedding ceremony with white linens, farm style cross-back chairs, and lanterns surrounded by greenery as centerpieces
happy married couple holding hands on cake cutting knife while cutting a slice of the simple, white, four-tiered cake

Photography: 28 North Photography | Planner: Joe Hearn Events | Venue: Granville Farms | Florist: Goldies Flower Truck | Hair and Makeup: Moonstone Artistry | Catering: Cocktail Catering

Georgia DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.619.6232
georgia@isaidyesfl.com

Jeremy DeFrancisco
Owner
I Said Yes!
407.907.0000
jeremy@isaidyesfl.com

Sierra L’Estrange
Admin Manager
I Said Yes!
407.286.8088
info@isaidyesfl.com

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