Hallie & Pat – October 10, 2015 – St. Stephen Catholic Church & Orchid Garden
If there was ever a perfect day to have a wedding, 10/10/15 was it! The weather, the venue, the decor, the vendor team; it was all a dream! We had the pleasure of beginning to plan with Hallie & Pat early on, helping them nail down their design from the get-go. Hallie had a strong vision, and we were able to help her choose the perfect vendors to bring it to life!
Guests enjoyed a beautiful Catholic Wedding Mass at St. Stephen’s early in the afternoon. There was a bagpiper outside of the church, something that Pat wanted to show his culture to guests. As the bride & groom exited the church, they were surprised with a vintage Rolls Royce to escort them to Downtown Orlando for their Orchid Garden Reception. Once they arrived downtown, they were able to take photos with their excited bridal party, while their guests mingled on the first floor inside the beautiful venue.
It’s hard to describe the beauty of the Orchid Garden. As you enter the front doors, you feel like you’ve been transported into a vintage era. The architecture and brick structures were absolutely perfect for the vision that Hallie & Pat had. They are old souls and wanted their Orchid Garden Reception to reflect that. Once cocktail hour was over, the bride, groom and their entire bridal party were introduced down the grand staircase. After sweet thei special first dance and sweet moments dancing with their parents, guest were invited upstairs for their buffet dinner.
The tables were decorated with soft ivory, pink & golds in the linens, flowers & candles. It was simple, yet so elegant. Each table had a candelabra or floral arrangement that accented the decor perfectly. The couple chose to incorporate some seasonal & cultural elements into the menu, which guests seemed to really love. (We know that we LOVED the Pumpkin Ravioli!) After dinner, the cake was cut and guests danced the night away in a great party atmosphere. This couple really did get their happily ever after with a beautiful wedding!
Hallie & Pat, a huge THANK YOU for letting us play a special part in your church wedding & Orchid Garden Reception! We really enjoyed helping you bring your vision to life and planning all of the little details. We wish you all the best in Washington D.C.! XO