This fabulous Orlando wedding is filled with personalized details and stunning views. Above all, it reflects the love and commitment of this beautiful couple.  From the unbelievably gorgeous stairway entry to the glowstick exit. Every single element to this wedding is a testament to the future this couple is building together.

Orlando rooftop wedding venue
newly weds enjoy a quiet moment

Pre-Wedding prep

Unquestionably, the hours leading up to your ceremony can be filled with nerves and anxiety. As well as pure excitement and joy.

Socialite Events, the planner for this real Orlando wedding, shared some of the pre-wedding details. Certainly an important time for this bride to spend with her family and friends.

Starting with the Bride getting ready with her mother and bridesmaids. It’s always such a special moment to see the mother helping her daughter into her wedding dress. And in this instance, her veil as well.

Then the personalized accessories. For instance, a bride hat with matching denim jacket and jeans. Next a personalized purse. Admittedly, we are in love with this purse. I mean, check out this custom Mrs. Calderon clutch. Of course, the champagne. We cannot forget the champagne.

bride and her mom at Dr Phillips Center Orlando, FL
bride putting on veil for wedding day at Dr Phillips Center
bride and her I Do Crew at Orlando wedding venue
custom bride hat
personalized wedding day jacket for bride
personalized wine bottles for wedding day
wedding details in a personalized purse for bride

Did we mention the custom purse? We can’t stop drooling over it.

Modern Orlando Wedding Reception

The new Mr & Mrs Calderon hosted their wedding reception in the DeVos Room at the stunning Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Without a doubt, the perfect location for a modern reception, with a hint of glamor.

The bride and groom mixed long black tables with stunning white orchids. Coupled with floating candles and glass chargers. Adding to that, hints of blush in their textured velvet napkins. Along with, a custom monogrammed dance floor. Further the DJ is placed high above the guests. Without a doubt creating a one-of-a-kind reception.

As night falls, Downtown Orlando provides breathtaking views of the city and its lights.  For this reason, the Orlando wedding venue has floor to ceiling windows. As a result, The City Beautiful becomes a stunning backdrop at the reception. 

modern wedding styling in reception tables
modern DJ set up for downtown Orlando wedding
floor to ceiling windows at Orlando wedding venue
custom wedding sig at Dr Phillips Center Wedding
personalized monogrammed wedding sign
custom photo wall at Wedding reception
custom bar featured on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

Every single detail added to this dream wedding day. Specifically the personalized details found on every possible surface. The Calderons emblazoned their name on everything from the welcome sign, to the photo wall. In fact, it was on the bar and the dance floor too. 

rooftop Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place on the rooftop of the Dr. Phillips Center. For the ceremony the bride and groom choose to mix natural elements of wood with feminine floral pieces. As a result, creating a juxtaposed against the glass and metal elements of the rooftop. Additionally, they included a mix of seating to create interest. Thus giving the guests a comfortable place to sit during the ceremony. Correspondingly they added a custom wooden aisle and altar.  Finally, as the bride and groom exited, the couples last name was displayed on a custom made baffle.

But before we can share photos from the ceremony, we must talk about the grand staircase entrance for the bride. Singularly the most exquisite way for a bride to ascend to meet her future husband at the altar.

Orlando wedding venue, the Dr Phillips Center
city views during Orlando rooftop wedding
saying I Do with Orlando City View
saying I Do at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
wedding floral and decor by greenery productions
city view wedding at dr phillips center
downtown Orlando rooftop wedding floral

Grand exit From This Fabulous Orlando Wedding

At the end of the night, The Calderon’s guests gathered downstairs to send them off. Complete with glow sticks. As a result, the couple exited through a tunnel of neon lights. Flanked by their family and friends. 

Ending this perfect wedding day, the new Mr & Mrs were whisked away in a Rolls Royce. Unquestionably ready to begin their happily ever after.

glow stick exit from wedding
luxurious weddind transportation
bride and groom leave fabulous Orlando Wedding

Wedding Vendors who contributed to this dream wedding:

Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts | Event Effects | Greenery Productions | A Chair Affair | Over The Top | New Sense Productions | Kim Cardwell Photography | Bakers Cottage Cakes | Jazz It Up Artistry | Beautiful Music | The Bridal Finery 

Visit the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog for more real wedding inspiration, expert advice and styled shoots to plan your wedding day.

modern style wedding stationery
3 tier white wedding cake by Bakers Cottage Cakes

The modern theme of this Downtown Orlando wedding was carried out from beginning to end. We cannot leave this post without showcasing the sleek stationery. And finishing with a sweet ending with the 3 tier wedding cake by Bakers Cottage Cakes

As wedding vendors, we like to explore all the Central Florida wedding venues. Because we produce monthly events, we are always on the look out for something new or something WOW.  So far this year, we have patronized 4 different styles of event venue. From Tuscany to downtown Orlando. And by the end of the year, we will have personally experienced at least 12 different wedding venues.  Join us on our journey, starting with these four spectacular locations.

I Said Yes! to Networking at Central Florida wedding venues

Bella Collina

Bella Collina is a luxury Orlando wedding venue conveniently located just 30 minutes from Orlando. Without a doubt you will be surrounded by the spirit of Tuscany. From the moment you pull up to the private entrance. All the way through to the stunning views. Assuredly your wedding guests will be swept away to a picturesque Italian countryside.

For our event, we were treated to exquisite cuisine and impeccable service. Coupled with the design and planning of Blush by Brandee Gaar. Together creating a memorable experience for all of our guests. 

Bella Collina, a Central Florida Wedding Veneu
Bella Collina wedding veneu
reflecting pool at Bella Collina Weddings, a Central Florida wedding venue
gold place setting at Bella Collina
gold and purple reception tables at Bella Collina Weddings
dessert served at Bella Collina
chicken entree served at Bella Collina
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I Said Yes! hosts events at Central Florida wedding venues

Wedding professionals that created this stunning event: Venue – Bella Collina | Planner- Blush by Brandee Gaar | DJ – Our DJ Rocks | Photobooth – Photobooth Rocks | Florist – InBloom | Stationary + Signage – Two Peas Paper Co | Desserts – Bakers Cottage Cakes | Photography + Videography:  : Contempo Photos + Videos

Central Florida Wedding venue - The Wellvue

Unquestionably, working with Weddings by aVenue means we are going to be treated to the ultimate in attention to detail and care. From the soft pink linens and place settings. To the perfectly pink florals and cake accents. The room was awash with a soft color palette that was both welcoming and comfortable. 

In February of 2022 we hosted our monthly event at The Wellvue. This Central Florida wedding venue is the private event space at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Further, it is an elegant and unique venue. Including a magnificent grand lawn and gardens, free onsite parking, and over 25,000 square feet of event space.

However, the heart of The Wellvue is the exquisitely designed Commons with high ceilings banked in windows. As a result this large gathering space is rich with natural light.

wedding cake by Sweet Miss Vs
pink wedding reception
chargers at The Wellvue Wedding Venue
pink reception table at The Wellvue
live entertainment by Felix and Fingers
live dueling pianos by Felix and Fingers
appetizers by Foodie Catering
passed hors d'oeuvres by Foodie Catering

Contributing wedding vendors: Venue – The Wellvue | Planner – Weddings by Avenue | Food – Foodie Catering | Bar – My Bar Service | Rentals – Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Entertainment – Felix and Fingers | Artist – Cartoon You Caricatures | Floral – Atmospheres Floral and Décor | Photography – Cona Studios | Linen – Connie Duglin Linen

the MEZZ orlando

Hidden in the heart of Downtown Orlando, The MEZZ is perfect for the couple that loves city life. And nightlife. This expansive wedding venue. features wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows. Subsequently providing a sweeping view of the beautiful brick-lined streets below. Of course we must mention the impeccably furnished décor, featuring modern art. Finishing with the innovative LED lighting.

Assuredly the ghost chairs were chosen to reflect the purple lighting. Along with the black linens that set the tone for the moody, jazzy piano bar feel of this event. Certainly a must for this event, is a lounge singer and keyboardist for entertainment. Both provided by iRock Your Party. Whom also provided our DJ and MC services.

No event is complete without food. Indeed we were treated to a delicious menu provided by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. Consisting of Passed Hors d’oeuvres: herb shipped goat cheese crostini with port poached shaved bosc pears, crushed pistachios. Plus pancetta wrapped date and ahi tartare crisps with wasabi cream.

Also chef stations with Atlantic salmon and carved tomahawk steak. Including aged cheddar mac and cheese. To finish off the night…blueberry shortcake.

If you are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind space for your wedding, be sure to stop by and check out The Mezz.ghost

The Mezz, a Central Florida Wedding Venue
iRock Your part at The Mezz
The Mezz Orlando, a Central Florida Wedding Veneu
lounge singer by iRock Your Party
carving station by Puff 'n Stuff Catering
carving station provided by Puff 'n Stuff Catering
Ocean Hawks Rentals typewriter
Le Fleur Atelier at The Mezz
lounge keyboardist at The Mezz Orlando

Wedding professionals who contributed to this event creation: Venue – The Mezz | Planner – Weddings by aVenue | Catering – Puff ‘n Stuff Catering | DJ + Entertainment + Lighting – iRock Your Party | Linen  – Connie Duglin Linen | Photography  – Steven Miller Photography | Florals + Rentals – Le Fleur Atelier  | Rentals – Ocean Hawks Rentals / GoTo Event Rentals

the Monroe, a Central Florida Wedding Venue

If you haven’t visited The Monroe in the Creative Village in Downtown Orlando, you are definitely missing out. This unique wedding venue is located on the ground floor of The Julian Apartments.  And is a diverse social gathering place with a main dining room, bar, lounge/study. Plus a backyard patio, semi-private dining area, and daytime coffee bar. Furthering it’s uniqueness are the bold murals that create stunning backdrops for your photos.

As Floridian, we all love to take advantage of beautiful weather and the outdoors. So this event started with specialty drinks on the patio. Then we moved into the main dinning space to have a meal to be remembered.

Chef served us some of their menu favorites.

First Course: White Bean Humus (olive oil, sumac, lavash cracker) | Buttermilk  with honey mustard butter

Second Course: Buttermilk Fried Chicken (tomato, pickled peppers, clothbound cheddar, buttermilk ranch) and The Monroe Burger (double patty smash burger, smoked provolone, secret sauce, pickles, shaved onion, potato bun)

Dessert: Oatmeal Cream Pie and Buttermilk Panna cotta with fresh blueberries and caramelized milk.

While creating your wedding plans, remember to include some of the unique Central Florida wedding venues, like the Monroe. Not only can you have your full ceremony and reception here. But you can also have a shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, just reception or any number of your wedding events.

outdoor ceremony venue at The Monroe
sitting area at The Monroe Orlando, a Central Florida Wedding Venue
A Central Florida Wedding Venue, The Monroe Orlando
The Monroe specialty cocktails
The Monroe Burger
specialty desserts at The Monroe
mural at The Monroe, a Central Florida Wedding Veneu

Venue – The Monroe | Photography – Natural Flash Photography | Floral – InBloom 

Keeping following the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog to see where in Central Florida the wedding pros go. In the meantime, join us at an I Said Yes! Wedding Show….Get Tickets Here.

Wedding Venues in Central Florida include event spaces from Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tavares, and everything in between. From barns to ballrooms, gardens to estates, and tons on the water. Search for Florida’s Best Wedding Venues right here on I Said Yes!.

The venue ultimately should be the first vendor you book for your big day. That is to say, you can’t have a wedding without a location. However, we know you want it to be…the perfect one.

Our list of venues will give you an abundance of choices no matter what style of location you are looking for.  In addition, each venue has a professional wedding expert on hand to help you navigate their space.

First, review the wedding venues below. Next, click the links and learn more. Then contact them directly for information, scheduling tours and availability by clicking the “Request Pricing” button.

In conclusion, we are excited to help you on your journey to finding your perfect wedding venue.

(cover photo venue: Villa Festa)

make your event memorable
Venue: Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Unique Variety of florida wedding venues

Villa Festa

518 E New York Ave
Deland, FL 32724

Historic home offering an all new wedding venue PLUS vacation rental concept in DeLand, FL. In other words, say “I Do”, then continue the celebration by staying the whole weekend. Or even the whole week.

D'Space orlando Event Venue

6838 Hoffner Avenue,
Unit 1200
Orlando, ,FL 32822


Orlando’s First Modern-Industrial Event Venue”. This innovative venue features a multi-functional space with a twist of modern-industrial design. 

Celebration Gardens

1871 Minnesota Ave
Winter Park, FL

An elegant and unique indoor/outdoor venue. In addition a breath taking ambiance with gorgeous flowers and lush greenery year-round.

Museum of Arts & Sciences

352 S Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL

Art, culture and romance flow through each of the spaces. Including a variety of unique indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options.

Sugar Mill country club

100 Clubhouse Circle
New Smyrna Beach, FL


Coastal charm and elegance will greet you at Sugar Mill Country Club. 

Barn or Farmhouse style

The Legendary Horsepower Ranch

280 Campbell Ranch Run
Geneva, FL 32732

The Legendary Horsepower Ranch is an all-inclusive venue hosting rustic style weddings nestled in the heart of Central Florida. Our property sits on 22 acres of beautiful land and acres of white picket fencing backed up to 500 acres of National Forestry.

Legacy at oak meadows

590 Bennett Road
Pierson, FL

Not just an event, but an experience to last a lifetime. We are rustic, waterfront event venue complete with summer kitchen, open air barn and gorgeous property.

stunning views of the water

Brannon Center

105 S Riverside Dr
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Central Florida’s premier wedding venue located on the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Additionally, just steps to historic downtown and minutes from the beach.

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

100 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL

Your big day is our big honor. Share your vows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Then dance the night away in one of our grand ballrooms. 

tavares pavilion on the lake

200 South Disston
Tavares, FL 32778

The Tavares Pavilion on the Lake offers an 8,000-square-foot event facility located over the water. Further positioned at the end of a 40 ‘ x 150 ‘, brick-paved pier. Moreover, adorned with ornamental railing and gas lamps. Without a doubt lighting the way to your perfect wedding day.

The Plaza Resort and Spa

600 North Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL

Exchange your vows on the beautiful Seabreeze Terrace against the backdrop of the lapping ocean waves. After, host an elegant pre-reception hour in the Grand Colonnade. Then raise a toast in one of the magnificent ballrooms.

resort wedding venues

caribe royale orlando

8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

From polished ballroom spaces to scenic outdoor settings, Caribe Royale Resort features a gorgeous collection of venues for your wedding celebration. Find the perfect locale across 60 lush, picturesque acres at our resort.

Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando FL

Celebrate love, we will do the rest. In short, it is our mission to take your wedding vision from dream to reality. With locally sourced cuisine, experienced wedding planners and breathtaking indoor and outdoor venues.

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.

This lakeside wedding venue was exactly what Martha & TeVaun’s wanted for their outdoor ceremony and reception. Both were held at the Lakeside Enclave in Groveland, Florida. The Lakeside Enclave is a sprawling property that includes a lakefront ceremony area and outdoor covered reception area made of repurposed storage containers. Additionally, there is a quaint and stylish guesthouse on the property. As well as a firepit and lakeside dock area. Without a doubt this property is a nature lover’s dream that celebrates the beauty of Central Florida and its many lakes.

getting married under a tree at Lakeside wedding venue
outside wedding reception at The Enclave
getting ready room is a cottage at The Enclave wedding venue
lakeside wedding venue in Florida The Enclave

Getting Ready

To get ready on site ,the Bride took advantage of the guest house. Her photographer from M.A.D. Images came early to get photos of her during the hair and makeup process. As a result they were also able to get some beautiful photos of Martha and her Mother putting on her veil. Meanwhile, TeVaun was already dressed and ready. He had photos taken with close family and friends outside while they waited for the ceremony to begin.

wedding dress hangs in getting ready room at The Enclave
bride looking in mirror by Mad Images
bride getting ready in bride cottage at The Enclave
mom helps bride get ready with he rveil
groom getting ready for Florida wedding
bride and her bridesmaid at Florida wedding

Lakeside Wedding Ceremony

The couple had an intimate wedding with 29 guests present. As you can see, the ceremony took place at the lakefront area under the large Oak Tree. Further, the long brick aisleway underneath the trellis made for a gorgeous entrance. One other thing, the couple added a fun triangular arch behind them during the ceremony. The trellis has bougainvillea flowers growing around it and the couple hung beautiful white draping to complete the romantic ceremony look.

here comes the bride at The Enclave
wedding ceremony by the lake at Florida wedding
groom sees his bride for first time
groom cries when he sees his bride
They said I DO at The Enclave

cocktail hour

After the ceremony, guests headed over to the cocktail hour area. Allowing the wedding party to take the remainder of their photos. The Lakeside Enclave venue offers ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception spaces all at the same location. Therefore, guests are able to walk to each event space. During this time, Martha & TeVaun’s DJ got the party started while their guests enjoyed some adult beverages and passed appetizers provided by Cocktails Catering.

intimate wedding party at The Enclave Central Florida
under the night lights at Florida wedding venue
cigar lounge area at lakeside wedding, Florida

Dinner & Reception

After Cocktail Hour, guests headed to the covered reception space to get ready for the dinner portion of the evening. The reception space at Lakeside Enclave is like no other. For example, the reception area can seat 150 guests. And has fresh brick paving, as well as, market lights. In fact, the two outsides of the covered area are made up of repurposed storage containers. Admittedly giving a different look than your typical outdoor wedding. Inside the storage containers there are designated spaces for catering staff and buffet, bartender, DJ, and cake. There are cutouts in each storage container so that they operate similar to service windows.

The guests enjoyed the unique setup and the couple had their dance floor in the center of the dinner area. Before dinner, the couple had their first dance as husband and wife. Dinner was served buffet style and provided by Cocktails Catering.

reception area at The Enclave
me and you lakeside wedding
lakeside wedding at The Enclave Central Florida

Following the cutting of the cake, the guests enjoyed dancing and cocktails for the remainder of the evening. Even after dark, the cocktail hour and reception area remain well-lit by the market lighting throughout the venue.

cake cutting at The Enclave
bride enjoys reception at outdoor wedding Florida
groom dances at backyard wedding at The Enclave Groveland FL
grand exit from The Enclave under the lights

At the end of the evening, Martha and TeVaun did a grand exit by running through the lit trellis while their guests wished them well!

Blog content provided by The Enclave. The following wedding vendors helped create the perfect lakeside wedding for Martha & TreVaun:

Photography M.A.D Images  | Catering Cocktails Catering | Venue Trellis 925 Lakeside Enclave | Flowers Kim E’s Florals | Cake B Cupcakes  

Find more wedding planning inspiration, real weddings and expert advice on the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog and the I Said Yes! Wedding Magazine.

This rustic ranch wedding venue provided a stunning backdrop for this real wedding in Apopka, FL. Certainly Club Lake Plantation and its lush landscape and venue options are wonderful just as it is.  However, Brittney and Michael wanted to add their personality into their wedding. For instance, fun glasses, silly photos and socks to name a few.

rustic ranch wedding ceremony
bride and her bridesmaids enjoying prep time
fun socks for the groomsmen

You and Your I Do Crew

Brittney and Michael spent the morning with their I DO Crews. Without a doubt the bride and her bridesmaids celebrated the day in true style. Starting with monogramed matching outfits. Paired with love shades and of course champagne. Once it was time to get wedding ready, they slipped into their beautiful green gowns.

Similarly, Michael and the gents sported custom suits. In fact, each groomsmen personalized the lining of their suit. Adding to the style of this fun wedding was the groomsmen’s socks. 

Make your rustsic ranch wedding personal
photo on I Said Yes! by Carrie Wildes Photography
rustic ranch wedding photo of bride and bridesmaids
suit lining picked by each groomsmen
fun socks for the groomsmen
the groomsmen get ready at rustic ranch wedding
rustic ranch wedding groomsmen

Rustic Ranch Wedding Venue

Club Lake Plantation is the epitome of rustic ranch wedding venues. The property has two lakes and is surrounded by live oaks and beautiful landscape. Further the outdoor ceremony space provides an unforgettable setting for your perfect wedding day.

Before the ceremony Brittney and Michael did a first look with the lush landscape as the backdrop. Following that, Brittney entered the ceremony through a set of barn doors.

Brittney and Michael added their personal touches to the ceremony in a variety of ways. Starting with the gorgeous white, pink and green florals on the arch. And we absolutely must show off the most amazing flower guy ever!  Who may, or may not, have also passed out beer as he proceeded down the aisle. Coupled with the surprise of the best wedding pet attendants ever, who made quite an entrance of their own. Admittedly one of our favorite wedding ceremonies to date.

first look at rustic ranch wedding Apopka, FL
here comes the bride at rustic ranch wedding
I Do at Club Lake Plantation
floral detail on wedding arch for a rustic ranch wedding
flower man on I Said Yes!
best flower boy ever at this rustic ranch wedding
pet attendant on I Said Yes!
here comes the pup down the aisle

They did it Their Way

We always say, “Do your wedding your way.” Unquestionably, Brittney and Michael have a great group of friends that helped them celebrate in a uniquely personal way.  This dream wedding day was relaxed, fun and guest-focused. All the while being true to the new Mr. and Mrs. personalities. 

For example, the reception was filled with dancing, good times and a celebration of the newly married couple. Ending in a sparkler exit.

cheers we said I Do at Club Lake Plantation
wedding party showed their unique style
Mr and Mrs have moves on dance floor
time for some shots at this weding
sparkler exit at Club Lake Plantation

Wedding professionals who contributed to this rustic ranch wedding:

Venue: Club Lake Plantation Wedding  | Wedding Coordinator: Bella Sposa Events | Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography |  Catering: Picese Rising Catering | DJ/Band: Michael Hill | Floral: Gather & Grace Designs | Officiant: Anthony Doane | Hair: Robert Potter | Cake: SK Sweets | Donuts: Five O Donut Co | Transportation: Apollos Chariots | Gown: CC’s Bridal Boutique

Get inspired to plan your dream wedding with more wedding blog inspiration on I Said Yes! 

On January 1st, 2022, the new, and beautiful, Sterling Event Venue opened its doors.  This Tuscan styled wedding venue is privately hidden among the hills and lakes of Clermont, FL. Unquestionably it is a magical place. Starting with the elegance and beautiful stonework. Next the trees and spring. Adding to that, the dreamy bridge crossing the stream and taking you to the the ceremony site. Singularly the perfect venue to celebrate the most special day of your life. And for this team of wedding vendors, a stunning backdrop for the first styled shoot of the year.

Sterling Event Venue provides gorgeous wedding backdrop
wedding day photo ideas

The Beauty of Dusty Blue

The theme of the styled shoot is “The Beauty of Dusty Blue”. Admittedly dusty blue and coral colors were picked because they coordinate so well with the building as the backdrop.

detail sot of flowers on blue and white wedding cake
pink, blue, white wedding flowers

invitation Suite

Without a doubt we are in love with the stunning invitation suite by Kait from Bare Lettered Design. The invitation suite was in a beautiful dusty blue color. Just perfect for the shoot. Further, the address on the envelope was hand calligraphy done by Kait. Correspondingly making the invitation suite more personal. 

wedding invitation suite by Bare Lettered

Ceremony set-up

Elise van der Lee, the photographer, said, “The ceremony set up was one of my favorite elements of the shoot. The beautiful hexagon arch was center stage. Coupled with the light colored walls. And the chandeliers. Making the setup so dreamy.”

The arch was decorated with flowers. Likewise a flower-piece was placed on top of some crates that matched the arch. Finally, were the candles and candle holders. Such a beautiful set up to say yes to your best friend!

celebrating I DO on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
wedding reception flowers coral, blue, white
ceremony decor at Sterling Event Venue styled shoot

Sterling Event Venue Reception Venue

The Reception and Sweetheart table are draped with beautiful table linens from Olivia Jade Event Linens. Of course in a dusty blue color. Adding to the simple, but lovely table setting are matching napkins. Further, two beautiful flower pieces went in the middle of each table. Identically in dusty blue and coral to go with the theme of the styled shoot.

reception tables outside at Sterling Event Venue
dusty blue wedding reception place setting
pink, blue, white wedding flowers

The cake is displayed on a vintage cart from EVP Rentals. As you can see, it is a welcome addition to the cake display. Speaking of cake, the gorgeous 3 tier cake was designed by Milk & Honey Clermont.  Also accented with flowers,  giving the finishing touch to the cake.

Matching cupcakes were added to complete the display. Best part of the day, is when the vendors and photographers could try one of the cupcakes.

3 tier wedding cake by Milk and Honey Clermont
wedding cake detail shot by Elise van der Lee Photography
wedding cupcakes by Milk and Honey Clermont

Wedding Attire

The groom’s suit is from  Leonardo Fifth Ave. An amazing company that has the most handsome suits. And, they can custom make your wedding suit.

Afarose provided the bridal gowns.  This is an online bridal boutique that has lovely and affordable dresses. 

beautiful wedding gown on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
Sterling Event Venue grand entrance staircase

Sterling Event Venue Picture Spots

Sterling Event Venue has so many gorgeous spots for wedding day portraits. We used the beautiful staircase inside the building for some bride & groom pictures. Along with the large windows for some romantic bridal portraits.

Outside the wedding venue offers a wide variety of picture spots. Certainly the bridge with the stream running under. As well as the lush landscape and rocks.

stunning outdoor wedding venue Clermont FL
lush outdoor landscape at Sterling Event Venue
one of many photo spot at Sterling Event Venue
wedding day photo ideas by Elise van der Lee photography
bride gazing out window at Sterling Event Venue
bridge at Sterling Event Venue
grand staircase at Sterling Event Venue Florida

Whether you are looking for an outdoor wedding, ranch wedding or elegant affair, Sterling Event Venue has options for you. We thank all of the wedding professionals involved in this styled shoot for sharing their skills with us, and you. In fact, you can connect with some of these vendors with the links below. Or, visit an I Said Yes! Wedding Show or I DOs and BREWS wedding planning date night. Happy planning!

Contributing Wedding Vendors

Planner & Photographer: Elise van der Lee Photography
Venue: Sterling Event Venue
Arch & Vintage Cart: EVP Rentals
Florist: Decked Out Diamond Events
Hair Artist: Marley Roth
Makeup Artist: Awe Glammed Up
Dress Boutique: Afarose
Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry
Groom Clothing: Leonardo 5th Avenue
Stationer: Bare Lettered
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Linen: Olivia Jade Event Linen Rentals
Cake Artist: Milk and Honey Clermont

See more styled shoots on the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

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.  

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

Love is an Art. Admittedly we think is a top contender for the best wedding theme ever. However, it was also the theme of a recent I Said Yes! event. So great was the theme, that we also turned it into styled shoot. Furthering our ability to share it with you. Indeed to inspire your wedding planning process.

No doubt the wedding planner who designed this event is full of creativity. Unquestionably every single detail reflected the theme. Meet Rebecca, of Live Love Laugh Events. Seriously, even her shirt coordinates. 

wedding planner creates Love is an Art styled shoot

The Wedding Venue Set The Stage

Obviously we have to start with the wedding venue. That is to say, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Arts at MOAS. Singularly the perfect location for this Love is an Art theme. For instance, the one-of-a-kind Florida art hanging in the gallery. Coupled with the grand staircase (prime location for your wedding ceremony grand entrance). Then filled with love in the form of dance. 

Love is an Art dance performance
first dance example at styled shoot

As aforementioned, a choreographed dance was created especially for this event.  Without a doubt, all were entranced by this pair as they showcased the love of a marriage. Further, two hearts coming together as one. Certainly adding a choreographed dance to your wedding day will bring joy to all those in attendance. Also, it is a wonderful way to build trust and communication as newly weds. According to Oceans Dance Studio.

the Reception Tables

Starting with deep teal linens. Coupled with gold chargers and burnt orange napkins. Adding the soft glow of candles. And finishing with fall colored florals. These reception tables are simple, and elegant. One other thing, the menu cards carried the Love is an Art theme as well.

Love is an Art styled shoot
Love is an art table setting for styled shoot
Love is an Art at MOAS Daytona Beach FL wedding veneu
florals from Love is an Art styled shoot

Love is an art, even the food

Chef Heather, of Whatever’s Clever Cuisine, creates food for your soul. She prides herself on using the finest of local, fresh ingredients. Furthermore, chemical free. As a result she recreates old world recipes from all cultures.

Above all, Chef says, “Food is my absolute passion and I love when people are able to experience the most authentic, slowest cooked meal without lifting a finger!”

appetizers by Whatever's Clever Cuisine
teal and gold wedding reception table
entree by Whatever's Clever Cuisine
dessert shooters by Whatever's Clever Cuisine

The meu Chef prepared included:

Passed hors d’oeuvres: Pumpkin Pesto Crostini’s – French baguettes sliced & toasted with house made pesto, baby spinach & baked pumpkin, basil garlic & shaved parmesan

Plated salad: Gorgonzola Apple Salad -Walnuts, cranberries & apples with house local honey, mustard vinaigrette on organic arugula greens

Plated main entrée: Arroz Caldo –  House braised chicken, ginger, lime, hard boiled egg & leeks over jasmine rice

Dessert: S’mores dessert shooters – ganache chocolate with cream cheese marshmallow layered with buttery graham cracker crumbs topped with toasted marshmallow

I Said Yes! Shares With You

I Said Yes! works with some of the top wedding professionals in Greater Central Florida. Because they create events for us, we can share their talents with you. First through our Wedding Inspiration Blog. Second through their online listing on Third in our wedding magazine. Finally face to face at our I Said Yes! Wedding Shows and I DOs and BREWS events. From our team to you, thank you for trusting I Said Yes! to help you find your wedding vendors and plan your perfect wedding.

Creators of this event

Central Florida wedding vendors who created this Love is an Art styled shoot:

Venue – Museum of Arts & Sciences, Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum

Catering – Whatever’s Clever Cuisine

Planner – Live Love Laugh Events

Bar – Fun Coast Bartending

Entertainment – DJ Jukebox Bully

Photography and Videography- Dreamscape Photography

Linens – Over The Top Linens

Dancers – Oceans Dance Studio

We used a recent I Said Yes! event to create a fall-inspired styled shoot. Certainly bringing together a variety of ideas and inspiration to showcase this wedding theme idea. As usual, pumpkins and fall colors. However, some additional fun elements were added also. 

fall inspired styled shoot to inspire your wedding planning

Pumpkins and Fall colors

Without a doubt each element of this fall-inspired styled shoot was carefully picked and placed. Starting with burnt orange table runners atop wooden farm tables and chairs. Next each table held various pumpkins. For example, blown glass, burlap and painted. Coupled with decorated lanterns and the soft glow of candles. Finishing with ivory linen napkins and wooden napkin rings on white plates with wicker chargers. 

detail shot of fall inspired styled shoot
room view from fall inspired styled sho

Fall-inspired styled shoot turned oktobefest

Assuredly you can kick this fall inspiration up a notch. Or you can tone it down. Of course, we chose to kick it up. Correspondingly turning it into an Oktoberfest. That is to say we themed the food and the beverages as well. First an appetizer of beer cheese and pretzels. Next Apple Cider Mimosas and beer from Castle Church Brewing. Third a meal including chicken schnitzel and pumpkin bread pudding by River City Catering

beer cheese and pretzels at fall inspired styled shoot
cheers to a fall inspired styled shoot
Oktoberfest wedding theme serves Castle Church Brewing
backyard mobile gatherings at D'Space Orlando
fall inspired styled shoot reception tables

Furthermore the beer was served from a mobile bar that this venue allows inside. Along with a beautiful interior and exterior, the Backyard Gatherings Mobile Bar has a built in photo backdrop. Likewise the VW Bus DJ booth by Mix on Wheels kept the energy high and provided a fun photo booth at the back. One other thing, we ended the meal with Sunset Creamery Gelato Cart, hand dipped and served in delicious cones.

sunset creamer at fall inspired styled shoot
serving gelato at your wedding

Unquestionably we want you to have your perfect wedding. Without a doubt, the one you have been dreaming of. So to help you with your wedding planning, we invite you to to get inspired with more real weddings and styled shoots featured on the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog. As well as access to  The Best Free Wedding Planning Checklist

Also meet local wedding vendors face to face at the upcoming I Said Yes! Wedding Shows and I DOs and BREWS wedding planning date nights.

Central Florida Wedding Professionals who contributed to this styled shoot:

Wedding Venue: D’Space Orlando

Planner & Desinger: All the Details by Danielle

Caterer: River City Catering

Gelato Bike Cart: Sunset Creamery

Bar Trailer: Backyard Gatherings Mobile Bar

Rentals: Festejos Party and Event Rentals

DJ: Mix on Wheels

Photographer: Chris Gillyard Photography

Videography: Angelo Productions 

Mirror Photo Booth: S&M Photobooth

Beer: Castle Church Brewing

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