Lauren and Jason knew that they wanted the design of their wedding to give their wedding guests the feel of being in a forest but still have a classy and elegant backdrop. When the couple visited the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World, they fell in love with the venue’s endless tall trees and brush behind the property. This made for a beautiful backdrop to their wedding ceremony and cocktail hour come wedding day.
The rustic elegance with woodsy flair theme continued into the reception space, transforming the ballroom at the venue. Large trees surrounded the dance floor and smaller trees were the centerpieces on the guest tables. Tall hedge walls showcased the stage for the band, the sweetheart table, and their seating chart. With market lights over the dance floor, Edison bulbs over the tables, and accent lighting on the walls, a romantic atmosphere filled the room.
When it came to the florals, deep burgundy popped in contrast to the greenery found throughout the design. Lauren credits their amazing vendor team, especially their wedding planner Debbie of Party Perfect Orlando for bringing their wedding vision to life and making the process so enjoyable.
From Bride, Lauren:
How did you two meet and what is your proposal story?
When Jason sat in front of me on the first day of physician assistant school, I peeked at his computer screen and saw that he was watching a YouTube video with dogs. I immediately introduced myself and asked him if he liked dogs, and he said that he did. (He later tells me that I had a “crazy dog-lady” look in my eyes at that moment. Little did he know!) We started going out on Friday nights with classmates to blow off steam from studying. I began to feel some chemistry for Jason as time went on, and I sensed that he felt the same.
Jason and I went on a vacation to Italy to enjoy his final days of freedom before his medical school started. I didn’t see the engagement ring he was hiding in his bag, and it was even searched at customs! He successfully carried it through London, Rome, Sorrento, and Positano, and then he proposed at the highest point of Capri overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
From Bride, Lauren:
What was the most important part of your wedding?
We wanted to make sure that we could kick back and relax and enjoy all of our excellent vendors on our wedding night! We are also both very busy with our professional lives and did not want to stress about making timely arrangements. To ensure this, we had a wonderful planner who was the queen of details. Debbie Mintzer of Party Perfect Orlando somehow allowed me to be completely involved with every decision and detail without hardly having to lift a finger in the process! Her organization and time management allowed us to completely present the weekend of our wedding. My mom was also an essential part of the planning process, spending countless selfless hours with myself and Debbie to ensure Jason and would have the most memorable wedding!
From Bride, Lauren:
What were your favorite parts of your wedding day?
We tried to stop every so often to witness our guests enjoying our band, our photo booth, their delicious dinners, etc! We felt so honored to be surrounded by our loved ones and we’re so glad they could partake in our epic party! To end our night, Jason and I went outside and ran through an aisle of family, friends, and giant sparkler fountains that erupted from the ground! We went up to our suite in the hotel and our planner, photographer, and parents had gone in earlier that night and repurposed many of our flowers, candles, centerpieces, and lights all over our room! We got to re-live the ambiance of our wedding all over again, and it was so romantic for just the two of us and our pizza from room service!
Venue/Cake: Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World
Planner: Party Perfect Orlando
Photographer: Bumby Photography
Videographer: Seltzer Films
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Entertainment/Band: The Hit Factory Band
Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music
Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station
Rentals: Ocean Hawk’s Rentals and Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Lighting: Get Lit Productions
Photo Booth: The Flipbook People
Stationery: Do Tell Calligraphy and Designs
Dress: Netta Ben Shabu from Solutions Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Linens: Over the Top Inc.