Jackie & Evan’s Wedding

Jackie & Evan's Wedding | Danielle Nichol Photography | ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

Jackie and Evans’ love story began in Tampa, Florida while Jackie was in college and Evans attended medical school.

Shortly after graduation, Evans took a job in Dallas, Texas and they both moved half way across the country, away from their families and friends. This time for them was hard but also helped their relationship grow even stronger and most importantly, made them realize they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

Shortly after Jackie and Evans were engaged, they decided that Florida was their true home and they wanted to come back to celebrate their wedding.

They had a few key aspects that were very important to them- a wedding that had an elegant tone but was also casual and of course, fun! Both Jackie and Evans love the outdoors and wanted part of their day to be enjoyed in the Florida sunshine. Reunion offered a stunning outdoor ceremony location in Linear Park and the Grande Falls Pavilion for the reception. The Pavilion is a wonderful glass enclosed space presenting scenic views with the comfort of a weather protected and climate controlled environment.

Mother Nature decided not to fully cooperate for Jackie and Evans and their ceremony was moved indoors- it went off without a hitch and was absolutely beautiful. Plus, the rain and unique stormy skies left room for some of the most memorable pictures from the entire evening.

The Grande Falls Pavilion provided a wonderful shelter from the rain and the new the couple was able to enjoy their first few married hours watching the sunset and dancing the night away with their closest family and friends.

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Event Coordination: Lisa, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Grande Ballroom at Reunion Resort
Hair & Make-up: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Officiant: Jeff McMullin
Harpist: Stephanie Short
Photographer: Danielle Nichol Photography
Florist: Lowe and Behold
Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion at Reunion Resort
Band: Foreman Productions
Lighting: Get Lit
Draping: Swag Decor
Chivari Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Dance Floor: Letz Dance on It
Cake: Party Flavors
Cigars: Cigar Creations

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Shreya & Jeff’s Wedding Video

Sherya & Jeff's Wedding Video | Video by Anchor Weddings | ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

We are blown away by Sherya and Jeff’s wedding video and excited to share it with you today. Anchor Weddings captured every special moment of this three day Indian Wedding.  Enjoy the celebration of this lovely couple!

“Happy marriage begins when we marry the one we love
and it blossoms when we love the one we marry.”
– Father of the Bride

Shreya & Jeff Wedding Highlight from Jamice Ivie on Vimeo.

Event Coordination: Amen, Pawar, Inc
Baraat: Linear Park
Garba, Wedding Ceremony & Wedding Dinner: Grande Ballroom
Wedding Lunch & Cocktail Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion
Sunday Brunch: Eleven
Indian Caterer: Memories of India
Floral and Decor: Raining Roses
Photographer: Kallima Photography
Videographer: Anchor Weddings
DJ and Lighting: DJ Rahul Patel
Hair and Make-up: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Henna: Tejal Henna
Pandit/Priest: Pandit Shukla
Horse for Baraat: Downtown Horse and Carriage
Cake and Cupcakes: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
UM Bhangra Team: Amit Garg

Kalyn & Bryan’s Wedding

Kalyn & Bryan's Wedding at Reunion Resort |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Victoria Angela Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #Wedding #Ceremony #Reception

Bryan and Kalyn have known each other since they were nine years old! They met in their fourth grade class. In fifth grade they sat back to back in class the whole year and became good friends. In middle school Bryan and Kalyn were completely smitten with each other and all of their peers would constantly say “you two are going to get married!” Little did they know…it would come true!

They split in high school after going to two different schools but stayed in touch every now and then. Their senior year, they started to become close again we got back together! They have been inseparable ever since.

Their wedding inspiration was all about under the sea! They have always loved “The Little Mermaid” and Bryan has always been fascinated by what lies under the sea. It was something they both loved and something fun for their guests to experience, it was a perfect fit! All of the decorations and favors were made by Kalyn and the ceremony arch was made by her father, which shadowed Kalyn’s new last name on the floor.

Kalyn & Bryan's Wedding at Reunion Resort |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Victoria Angela Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #Wedding #Ceremony #Reception

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“I could not imagine life without him and we have been through so much together. I know I can get through anything with him by my side.” – Kalyn

Event Coordination: Lisa, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Grande Ballroom at Reunion Resort
Officiant: Don Kitaif
Reception: Eleven Restaurant at Reunion Resort
Photographer: Victoria Angela
Florist: Jonathon’s Flowers
Cake: Party Flavors
Band: Live Productions
Hair/Make-Up: Elizabeth Bennett

 

 

Anna & Houston’s Wedding

Anna & Houston's Wedding | Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Contest Entrant| Photos by Kristen Weaver Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #ReunionWOY #OrlandoWedding #Wedding #Reception

Houston and Anna met in college at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama through Anna’s brother Michael!  Towards the end of Anna’s Freshman year, Houston and Anna started to become interested in one another. They talked over the summer but it wasn’t until the beginning of Anna’s sophomore and Houston’s senior year that Houston asked Michael’s permission to take her on their first date. Being the protective big brother, Michael responded, “Of course I’d love for you to take her out, but if you don’t think it’s going to be anything serious I’d rather you not take her out the first time. But you’re one of my best friends and I’d love for you to take her out!” That weekend they had their first date and have been together ever since.

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Since Houston was two years older than Anna, he moved back to Atlanta when he graduated. They continued their relationship long distance but made it a priority to see each other as often as possible. Long distance was hard but it made them fall even more in love with each other.  In April of Anna’s Senior year, Houston proposed and then Anna moved to Atlanta after graduation.  Houston and Anna have fun doing anything as long as they are together. Their goofy personalities were made for each other!

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Their wedding inspiration came from a variety of places. Houston and Anna knew they wanted it to be a formal, southern wedding that also reflected their fun personalities. They pulled ideas from weddings of their close friends. Their florist, Lee James, came up with the vision for the ceremony at First Baptist Orlando’s Henry Chapel. Brandee Gaar, their wedding planner, threw a Knot Party at Reunion Resort and they were able to use many elements they loved from that event toward their own reception. Their mothers contributed countless suggestions and it all came together to create the the most beautiful wedding their could have ever imagined.

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“It wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support or our families and friends, our amazing wedding planner Brandee Gaar, our Dream Team of vendors and the overly accommodating staff at Reunion Resort! Thank you to everyone who made our day so incredibly special and more than we ever dreamed!” – Anna & Houston

Event Coordination: Brandee Gaar, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Orlando
Reception: Grande Ballroom at Reunion Resort
Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Videographer: Imprint Cinema
Floral: Lee James Floral Design
Hair/Makeup: M3 Hair and Makeup
Chivari Chairs, Chargers & Flatware: A Chair Affair
Draping: Swag Decor
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Linen: Over the Top
Cake: Party Flavors
Band: Leonard Brothers

Kayla & Joshian’s Wedding

Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

Kayla and Joshian met in 2008 while at Valencia College.  Their relationship started as friendship then turned into love. Kayla and Joshian both work at Universal Studios Orlando.  With friends and family close by they thought Reunion Resort was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding.

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Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

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Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

Kayla & Joshian's Wedding at Reunion Resort | Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest 2014 Entrant | Photos by Andi Mans Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #Wedding

Congratulations to Kayla and Joshian!

The great team who helped with their big day!
Event Coordination: Alison from Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony Location: Grande Ballroom, Reunion Resort
Reception Location: Grande Ballroom, Reunion Resort
Officiant: Pastor John Cavazos
Photographer: Andi Mans Photography
Florist: Amy Lambert, Blossoms Orlando
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
DJ: Live Fusion Entertainment
Hair/Make-up: Stella Luca Salon in Winter Park
Altar Decor: Swag Decor

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 we hosted our Boutique Bridal Showcase. With the help from our fabulous vendors, our top wedding locations were transformed into stunning ceremony and receptions ready for the big day. Thanks to the Rhodes Studios team, we were able to capture and share the amazing designs.

Perfect Wedding Guide: Registration
Blush by Brandee Gaar: Planning Services

Grande Ballroom

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingSoundwave Entertainment: DJ and Lighting
Lee James Floral Designs: Full Table Décor
Party Flavors: Cake
Swag Décor: Draping behind head table and crystal curtain for cake
Kirby Rentals: Linen, Chargers and Chairs
Chic Event Furniture: Furniture Groupings

Grande Falls Pavilion

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingOur DJ Rocks: DJ
Carly Ane’s: Centerpieces
Over The Top: Linen
Origami Owl: Personalized Charm Jewelry
Orlando Wedding and Party Rental: Chargers and Acrylic Table

Linear Park

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Inspiring Decor from the Reunion Resort Boutique Bridal Showcase || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding
Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations: Full Ceremony Decor
Sensational Ceremonies: Officiant Services
Christine MacPhail: Harpist

What is your favorite look or location?  Let us know what you think!

Reunion’s Boutique Bridal Showcase on March 2, 2014

Reunion's Boutique Bridal Showcase || Sunday, March 2, 2014 11am-2pm || You are invited to attend Reunion's intimate Bridal Showcase. Tour the Resort's Wedding Hot Spots and meet with Central Florida's Top Vendors! || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || #OrlandoWedding #ReunionResort

Photo by Brian Pepper & Associates

Reunion Resort is pleased to invite you to our Boutique Bridal Showcase Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The Resort will be showcasing our top wedding locations for prospective brides to tour and see all we have to offer to make your wedding day everything you’ve dreamed of. With help from some of our favorite seasoned vendors you’ll be able to see ceremony and reception locations come to life with trending décor options.

Linear Park Ceremony
Tour our intimate garden setting located at Linear Park for your ceremony. The space boasts seasonal blooms, trickling stone fountains and stone pathways through lush foliage.

Featured Vendors for this area include:
Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations
Orlando Harpist Christine MacPhail

Grande Falls Pavilion
The Grande Falls Pavilion is a wonderful option for ceremony or reception, but we’ve decided to showcase this as a reception location. Surrounded by golf course views, a stone waterfall and lava rock fire pit, this permanently tented outdoor venue is a prime location for brides who want the outdoor atmosphere.

Featured Vendors for this area include:
Carly Ane’s Floral Studio
Orlando Wedding and Party Rental
Our DJ Rocks
Rhodes Studios Photography and Videography
Origami Owl

Grande Ballroom
When it comes to ballroom options, Reunion Resort definitely has one of the best in Central Florida. This elegant space offers crystal chandeliers, soft hues and 20ft ceilings.

Featured Vendors for this area include:
Lee James Floral Designs
Party Flavors
Kirby Rental
Chic! Furniture Rental
Soundwave Entertainment

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne and the ladies from Perfect Wedding Guide at Registration in the lobby. Blush by Brandee Gaar will also be on site to talk with you about their coordinating and full plan services.  And of course, Reunion’s catering staff will also be there to talk with you about each location, the resort’s expansive services, and to provide you with tasty samplings from our culinary team. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Francesca & Matthew’s Wedding

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Frankie and Matt first met while attending classes in college in Ft. Myers, Florida. Though they had noticed each other in class it wasn’t until they began to spend time out of school that they realized they had something special. Both now Certified Public Accountants, they wanted to make their wedding day not only memorable for themselves but for their guests as well. They decided on Reunion for their big day as the Resort provided the bride the elegance she desired and the groom the opportunity to enjoy both of his passions, his bride and golf.

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The Bride looked spectacular in her wedding gown with a beaded bodice and matching tiara. Her bridesmaids wore the signature purple color with matching teardrop earrings and side swept up-dos. The men sported classic black tuxedos and the groom stood out with a white vest and bowtie.

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingFrancesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingThe bride and groom’s vision for the evening was “simple elegance”. They achieved this by choosing design and décor that complimented the existing ambiance. At the ceremony in Linear Park, Frankie and Matt decided upon a white colonnade with fresh flowers. Aisle markers in the same signature colors and custom programs added those special details.

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Cocktail Hour left nothing to be desired. With much of the family coming from New York, it was important to Frankie and Matt to include some of “home” for them by offering a fabulous cocktail hour. In addition to the passed hors d’oeuvres offered, stations to include pasta, sliders and shrimp were also on the menu.

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

At the reception, the elegance continued with gorgeous table settings in the Grande Ballroom. Purple linen paired with silver chaivari chairs, glass beaded chargers and silver napkins complimented the beautiful centerpieces perfectly. As a special touch, beaded napkin rings were used to make the napkins settings in to bows. Frankie and Matt included many special touches to include a photo booth, barista station and even the guests escort cards presented in Mikasa frames as their favors.

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

Francesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingFrancesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingFrancesca & Matthew's Wedding at Reunion Resort || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photos by www.RhodesStudios.com @RhodesStudios || #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWeddingCongratulations to Frankie and Matt; we wish you all the best in life, love and happiness!

The wonderful team of vendors who helped make this day special!
Event Coordination: Taren Schwarz, Diamond Receptions
Ceremony Location: Linear Park at Reunion Resort
Cocktail Reception Location: Eleven Restaurant at Reunion Resort
Dinner Reception Location: Grande Ballroom at Reunion Resort
Officiant:  Rev. Bob Myers
Cake: Party Flavors
DJ/Entertainment: White Rose Entertainment
Florist: Lee Forrest Design
Photography & Photo Booth: Rhodes Studios
Ceremony Decor & Chivari Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Harpist: Christine McPhail
Espresso Bar & Gelato: Espresso Events

Exquisite Receptions in the Grande Ballroom

Exquisite Receptions in the Grande Ballroom || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

With soft hues of blues and champagnes, the Grande Ballroom is a favorite among our wedding couples. Boasting 8,000 square feet, this space can be tailored to accommodate weddings as intimate as 20 guests or as large as 300.

There are a few hidden gems about this space that make it extra amazing! The ballroom is surrounded by a gorgeous foyer that mirrors the décor of the ballroom; a perfect location for a private cocktail hour. The existing furniture pieces in the foyer provide an elegant addition and can be used as beautiful displays for your place cards and guest book.

Photos by Julie Brewer Photography

Photos by Julie Brewer Photography

There are two patio areas as well as restrooms located right outside the ballroom so guests don’t need to travel far from the celebration. A small room located right next to the ballroom is quickly transformed into a bride and groom room. This space offers a quiet sanctuary for the couple to relax, refresh and try some of the delicious hors d’ oeuvres their guests have been enjoying before making the big entrance into the reception.

Exquisite Receptions in the Grande Ballroom || ww.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photo by Rhodes Studios Photography + Video

The subtle hues of the ballroom mean no competition with the colors or design style you choose for your celebration. Some brides embrace the existing style and enhance it with personal design touches while others completely transform the space with a little help from lighting and linen.

Which ever style you choose for your reception, the Grande Ballroom will provide  an exquisite backdrop for your uniquely personal celebration!

Exquisite Receptions in the Grande Ballroom || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photo by unruephoto.com

Reunion’s Wedding of the Year Contest Launch Event

Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Launch Event || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photo by Rhodes Studios|| #ReunionWOY

This past Tuesday we hosted a special VIP event to launch our 2014 Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest! With the help of some great vendors we partner with regularly, we pulled together a spectacular evening. When our guests entered the room they were blown away by the breathtaking centerpiece from Lee James Floral.  The candlelight danced off the silver and white arrangements flowing down the center of the table. Soundwave Entertainment’s blue uplighting softened the room for a relaxing and elegant mood. Reunion’s Culinary Team delighted our guests with the delectable menu and Party Flavors custom cake was the perfect ending.

Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Launch Event || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photo by Rhodes Studios|| #ReunionWOY

The Menu

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Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Crab and Boursin Stuffed Mushroom

Porcini Lamb Lollipop with Aged Balsamic

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Baby Spinach and Arugula Salad

Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans and Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Demi and Lemon Scented Sea Scallops

Celeriac Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Steamed Haricot Verts and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese filling with Butter Cream Frosting

Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Launch Event || www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog || Photo by Rhodes Studios|| #ReunionWOY

What about the contest?

All weddings occurring at Reunion Resort in 2014 are eligible and have the chance to win fabulous prizes! Each wedding has the opportunity to be featured on Reunion’s new wedding blog, as well as social media sites for fans to vote. Quarterly winners receive $250.00 Reunion Resort gift card and the Grande Prize is a second honeymoon at Reunion Resort! Check out the full details on the Reunion Wedding of the Year Contest page.

If you are getting married or know someone who is engaged and would like to learn more about Reunion for the big day, take a look at our Wedding Packages or contact us for more information.

If you already have your wedding booked at Reunion start talking to your vendors, they are going to be the ones to help you with fresh ideas that are unique to you and your fiance.

You never know, you might be Reunion’s 2014 Wedding of the Year!

A special thank you for all the vendors who help make this event possible!

Venue – Reunion Resort Grande Ballroom

Photography – Rhodes Studios

Centerpiece – Lee James Floral Designs

Uplighting & Music – Soundwave Entertainment

Cake – Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linen – Kirby Rentals

Chairs & Chargers – A Chair Affair