groom whispering in bride's ear outside of the Lake Mary Event Center

Vibrant Lake Mary Event Center Wedding

This wedding’s style is so unique, and we love it! Katie drew inspiration from Kate Spade for her and Kellen’s summery, vibrant Lake Mary wedding. Stripes and deep pinks ruled the day, from the reception table cloths, to the florals, and even Katie’s wedding-day look. Her Hayley Paige dress fit in perfectly with stripes that were subtle enough for a classic wedding, but noticeable enough to make a fantastic fashion statement. Her bridesmaids also got in on the action, with long black and white striped skirts!

Striped table runners decorated the reception linens, and place settings popped with pink napkins and centerpieces. After they canoodled during their lakeside portraits, Katie and Kellen celebrated on the dance floor with friends and family! Find our more about their love story and their special day with comments from the bride below.

From the Bride, Kaite:

Were there any special details and meaning behind those details in your wedding?
The actual day we had our wedding, July 22nd, 2016, was the biggest detail that was special. It represented our ten year anniversary of dating! Also, we did have photos from our past when we were both kids and when we were dating. I feel those are really special because we have known each other since the first grade and started dating back in 2006 while we were still in high school. It shows that we have grown up with each other and helped shape each others lives as adults.

What was the best part of your wedding? Why?
Honestly, there was no specific part that was the best. It was all just so amazing! I will say though, our last dance was very special. It was just the two of us with no one else in the room, well except the photographers. It allowed us to reflect over the day and what an amazing wedding we had!

white high heel bridal shoes with silver accents
vibrant bridal bouquet with pink hydrangeas, succulents, and pink peonies.
bride holding card from her groom on their wedding day that says to my amazing wife
groom tearing up when ready letter from bride on their wedding day
groom boutonniere with a succulent and queen annes lace
unity tree for wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony sign, please take a seat not a side we are all family once the knot is tied
bridesmaid in black and white dress holding a pink bouquet walking up the aisle for wedding ceremony at the Lake Mary Event Center
father of the bride and bride holding wedding bouquet getting ready to walk up the aisle
bride and groom's first kiss in front in the rotunda for their wedding ceremony at the Lake Mary Event Center
groom whispering in bride's ear outside of the Lake Mary Event Center
bride and groom standing under pergola at the Lake Mary Event Center
vibrant bridal bouquet with succulents and pink hydrangeas and roses
bride and groom in from of the lake at the Lake Mary Event Center
escort card table sign, please find your name and seat so the server knows that you want to eat
voltswagon van graphic for wedding used as a guestbook
tall pink and gold floral wedding centerpieces on black and white table cloth
gold table number on guest wedding reception table
bride and groom sweetheart table with black and white tablecloth, pink roses, and gold initials
black and white table linen with pink napkin and groom escort card
white buttercream wedding cake with pink roses and pink uplighting around the cake table
bride and groom's first dance a wedding reception with pink uplighting
bride on the dance floor at wedding reception
let love sparkle sign for grand sparkler exit
bride and groom kissing for grand sparkler exit
couple driving away in vintage car with a just married sticker on the trunk

Advice from Katie, the bride:

Is there anything that you wish you would have done for your wedding?
There really isn’t anything I wish I would have done for my wedding. However, I wish for my bouquet that I found a place to preserve them! I didn’t know about this till after my wedding and it was too late to preserve the flowers. So I would suggest to all brides, find a place right away to preserve your bouquet!

What advice would you give other couples about the wedding planning process?
Definitely get a wedding planner! Having John Michael and his crew really helped tie everything together and make sure everything was in place. They were absolutely wonderful! Also, never wait last minute on anything. If you’re newly engaged, start gathering ideas and pictures of you want right away! And figure out where you’re going to get married, as many of the venues can be booked a year or more in advanced. That way, you don’t have to go with your second choice!

Is there any advice that you would give engaged couples about married life?
Compromise! We didn’t live with each other before we got married and that was a huge adjustment, since we are both very independent people! We both like to do things our own way and once you are married and are living together, you HAVE to compromise! Also, taking the time to listen to one another. You will both have many disagreements but taking the time to listen to each other’s reasoning will help you resolve the issue at hand.

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Participating Vendors:
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Planner: John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering
Photographer:  Rudy and Marta Photography
Videographer: SugarPop Films
Florist: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Cake: It’s Tasty Too!Caterer: Arthur’s Catering
Dress: Hayley Paige from Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique
Makeup Artist: Faces by Shannon
DJ: Junction 88 Productions

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