Monday, September 14, 2009


It is not often that I have trouble writing something about a great experience. Probably my procrastination about a post for this fairytale wedding is that I was determined to write the best story, post the best pictures and give the biggest shout outs possible. I think the latter two are no problem. But of course it is not every day that the owner's son gets married. It is and has been my pleasure and at Linda's request that I have had the fortune over the last four years to participate in many wonderful weddings in Orlando and Central Florida. I have designed many wonderful and spectacular events always trying to outdo myself and challenge our design team for something more fabulous than the last. Our company has grown to having little wedding experience to providing floral and decor in 2009 to an estimated 200 wedding clients, some small, many over the top but all with 100% positive feedback. Knowing what I know (or at least I thought) about Matt and Brittany's causal demeanor, I was confident this wedding would be a slam dunk. Well much to my surprise and frankly enjoyment, Matt took interest in every little detail when it came to decor. But he quickly became a "groomzilla" and the first ever for me. I'm not complaining, I thought it was kinda cute. Thankful for me, they both absolutely put their trust in me, our design team and the team of vendors that made me look like a super star. From the onset, Matt and Brittany just wanted a simple black and white wedding with silver accents. As you might imagine as an industry professional, it was important to me no matter what we did or who we called on that every detail was flawless. The end result with lots of planning and support from our extended family is short of breathtaking. So without further hesitation, I am proud and honored to present to you, the wonderful wedding of Mr. & Mrs. David Matthew Grier. Please hold your applause till the end.
The escort card center was a glass table top elevated by battery operated votives surrounded by hot pink rose petals. The escort cards were placed just so by the Eventfully Yours team. Fresh cute white phalenopsis orchids filled each vase.
Black muslin allowed for the white rose petal (over 500 roses) initial and scroll work to be illuminated by over 100 silver candle sticks framing the aisle.
The acrylic structure was designed and built by the team at Occasions by Shangri la which was unveiled at Matt and Brittany's wedding. Each white orchid arrangements atop was designed with over 150 white dendrobium orchid sprays. Orchid drops, black and clear crystals where illuminated by hanging votives as if everything was floating.
The table Matt and Brittany greeted their guest from included over 1,000 stems including mini calla lilies, roses, hydrangea, dendrobium and cymbidium orchid sprays.
The tallest of the centerpieces is our signature 42" silver and crystal candelabra. A design atop and garland included white roses, lilies, stock, and hydrangea.
Short centerpieces include five vases filled with dahlias, astilbe, roses, freesia and hydrangea, each adorned with rhinestone buckles in different shapes.
Simple and elegant, a spray of 100 white dendrobium orchid sprays atop our signature 42" palace vase with hanging crystals all illuminated with hollow votive candle holders.
The white and black flocked linens captured the light to provide each centerpiece a stunning look from every area of the room. The escort card table arrangements doubled as a back drop for the loungers surrounding the dance floor. While the table itself doubled for the cake placement.
The vision for Matt and Brittany wasn't to create the most expensive wedding possible, rather create an environment that represented each of their personalities for their family and friends to enjoy an evening of celebration. By being part of their special day, I find myself just a little bit closer to each of them. However I was only one part of making this fairytale wedding come true. It gives me great pleasure to thank the following individuals and companies for helping me make everything a reality:
The ENTIRE Greenery Productions Family, Linda Grier, Dave Grier, Betsy Shaw, Jennifer Smith of Omni Championsgate and her wonderful and dedicated banquet staff, Tracy Marini and the entire Eventfully Yours team, Over the Top Inc for providing linens, Michael Cruz from BBJ Linens, Paul from PKS for providing the chiavari chairs, Lindsey Cosimi from Room Service Rentals, Bryan Taylor with Tagas, Remmal & Smita with Occasions by Shangri La for providing the ceremony structure and fabric panels, Party Flavors for the picture perfect wedding cake, the following floral wholesalers and brokers, Carlstedts, Blue Ribbon Blossoms, Pennock, Valuflor; Kevin Keelan for the wonderful images you see and his assistant for the day Julie Brewer.

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