August 3, 2014 | Orlando, FL
One of the most amazing perks of my job is getting a front-row seat to weddings from all areas of the world – different cultures, religions and traditions. There is virtually no other job that let’s me have such an inside look at these beautiful churches and their cultures. At these celebrations, I get totally swept away with the beauty of their tradition, and Claire and Michael’s 2 hour ceremony was no different!
Surrounded by friends and family in this beautiful church, Claire and Michael became royalty with an ornate crown and robing ceremony, but my favorite tradition was when the bride is walked to the church by her father, and met by her groom. They walk down the aisle, their journey to marriage, together.
Following the ceremony, we met back at the Portofino Bay hotel for their beautiful portraits and a super fun and exciting reception!
Claire’s wedding day style was beautiful and elegant. She added a beautiful lace top to her Enzoani mermaid gown, that she removed for the reception. She kept everything else very simple – with gorgeous diamond accents. Michael wore a classic black tux with black bowtie.
I’m so excited to share their wedding day, and if you want to see more, check out their beautiful feature on Style Unveiled!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Hair Makeup: LeJeune Artistry
Coordinator: April Dorsey and Amanda Carakar, The Dtales
Florist: Atomosphere’s Florals
Cake Artist: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Dj and Band: Al Dee Productions
Stationary Company: The Invitation Lounge
Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens
Dress Shop: Patricia South Bridal
Men’s Suit Designer and Store: Hugo Boss