Winter Park Wedding by Lora Rodgers Photography
December 28, 2011
Believe it or not, this gorgeous wedding sent into us by Lora Rodgers Photography was all done for under $7,000!! And that includes all the vendors too! Can you believe it? This intimate wedding reception for just 26 guests took place at the couple's favorite restaurant and from the looks of these beautiful images, I'd say it was quite the elegant celebration. See even more here!

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From the bride...From the day we got engaged we knew we wanted a small and intimate wedding.  Our motto for the day would be, "good food, good wine, good people=good times." Our main challenge was finding a reception location for our 26 person guest list.  We also had moved to Ocala, FL but wanted to have the wedding in Orlando where we met and we knew there would be more options.  I spent a lot of time searching online and found almost all my items, vendors and ideas online.  Ideas especially came from Style Me Pretty; which has been a definite daily favorite site to look through even today! For reception locations we knew a restaurant might be a perfect fit for our type wedding and since we are self proclaimed "foodies" we looked into the private room at Luma on Park, one of our favorite restaurants, and we knew we had our reception location. The chapel we chose was in the back section of my previous church and it was beautiful.  Simple wooden pews, glass chandeliers with marble flooring which reflected the stained glass perfectly into the space.

Being that our wedding guest list was so small we did not want our guests and family to be running around during the day helping me out with tasks.   It was important to let them enjoy the day with us so we hired Trishia with Green Button Events for day of coordinating.  She was amazing and helped me in so many ways.

Flowers were so important to me as they help to set the overall feeling of a room.  Brian with Flourish Productions was able to capture the overall feel I was looking for perfectly with amazing florals and tons of candlelight that filled the room and single large table for the reception. Our budget was tight so a lot of DIY projects were in place but with the help of family and friends we happily managed to stay in budget of under $7000.  Out of that budget one of our favorite selections was our photographer, Lora Rodgers.  She did an amazing job in capturing us and all the special moments.

All our "vendors" were such a joy to work with that I wish I could do it all again and can't thank them all enough.  We were so thrilled with our wedding day and couldn't have made it any better.  We got to marry each other, share it with our friends and family, and had a blast! 

Photography: Lora Rodgers Photography / Hair: Jessie Yeager at Stella Luca Salon  / Make-Up: Bride / Brides Dress: Oleg Cassini / Shoes: Badgley Mischka  / Brides Flower headpiece: Till Death Designs / Veil: Preowned Wedding Dresses / Earrings: Swarovski / Maid of Honor dress: Macy's / Grooms Suit: Jos A Bank / Flowers: Brian with Flourish Floral Productions / Church: Annunciation Catholic Church / Reception: The Cellar  / Day Of Coordination: Trishia with Green Button Events / Place Card Cork Holders: Etsy / Place Cards: Grooms Mother / Cake Topper: Lynns Little Creations / Cake: Stellas Modern Pantry / Cake Stand: (base-Grooms Father) Top piece-Roxy Heart Vintage  / Invitations: FedEx Office / Ceremony Music: Guitar and Violin by Kevin Kress / Reception Music: Bride's iPod