Wedding of the Year Winners are … Morgan & Trey!

The results have been tallied and we are pleased to announce the Grand Prize winners of our Wedding of the Year Contest … Morgan & Trey!

Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Winner ... Morgan & Trey! | Photos by William Arthur Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #ReunionWOY #OrlandoWedding

These newlyweds have received the highest score from the online voting and committee panel which earned them a second honeymoon package. Their wedding was sophisticated yet casual with many sentimental touches. Everyone fell in love with this couple’s Florida-grown love story!

Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Winner ... Morgan & Trey! | Photos by William Arthur Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #ReunionWOY #OrlandoWedding

Read their story and see all the photos from Morgan & Trey’s big day!

You can also check out the weddings that were featured in the Wedding of the Year Contest!

Congratulations Morgan & Trey!

 

Thank you to the team of vendors who helped create this special day!

Event Coordination: Alison, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Linear Park at Reunion Resort
Officiant: Tom Strickland
Ceremony Musician: Clayton Cullaton
Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion at Reunion Resort
Photographer: William Arthur Photography
Videographer: Paul Duhon, PD Videopgrahy
Floral: RJ Kramer Design, LLC
Cake: Party Flavors
Band: Leonard Brothers
Draping/Swag: Swag Decor
Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Soft Seating: AFR Event Furnishings
Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Vote for your favorite 2014 Wedding of the Year!

Vote for your favorite Wedding of the Year Finalist! | Voting open February 2-12, 2015 | #ReunionWOY | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

~Voting is now closed~

We have had a wonderful year of weddings in 2014 and now it’s time to select our Wedding of the Year!

Who is eligible?
Our 3 quarterly winners are eligible for this Grand Prize.
Why only three? … We did not have any weddings in Quarter 3 enter the contest.

How does the voting work?
Each of our quarterly winners will receive scores from the Reunion Resort Wedding of the Year Committee and also from their Family, Friends and Fans through the below poll which is only open for 10 days.

  • 40% of the total score will be from the Poll
  • 60% of total score will be based on the Reunion Wedding of the Year Committee score.  The committee score will be based on the following criteria: 10% Fabulous Fashion, 35% Celebration Decor, 35% Creative Cuisine and 20% Personal Touches.

What does the lucky winner receive?
A romantic 2nd Honeymoon package which includes 3 nights in a Grande Villa, Dinner for Two at Forte or Eleven, Spa or Golf for Two, Welcome Amenity, Intimate Anniversary Cake and Photo Shoot with Professional Photographer.

And the finalists are ….
Vote for your favorite Wedding of the Year Finalist! | Voting open February 2-12, 2015 | #ReunionWOY | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog
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Vote for your favorite Wedding of the Year Finalist! | Voting open February 2-12, 2015 | #ReunionWOY | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

Vote for your favorite Wedding of the Year Finalist! | Voting open February 2-12, 2015 | #ReunionWOY | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

 

Thank you for voting!

Stay tuned …the winner will be announced February 14, 2015.

 

And the Reunion WOY Q4 Winner is … Melodye & Adam!

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the Quarter 4 Winner of Reunion Resort’s 2014 Wedding of the Year Contest … Melodye & Adam!

Reunion Resort's Wedding of the Year Contest Quarter 4 Winner Announced ... Melodye & Adam's Wedding! | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding

See the highlights from Melodye & Adam’s big day!

You can also check out the weddings that were featured in the Wedding of the Year Contest!
Each quarterly winner receives a $250 Reunion Resort gift card and is eligible to compete for the GRANDE Prize and title Reunion Resort’s 2014 Wedding of the Year!

Congratulations Melodye & Adam!

Melodye & Adam’s Wedding

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

 

Melodye and Adam’s love story started in a CrossFit Class.  Both recognized that they had a special connection from the first time they met. A poem Melodye wrote Adam shares the beginning of their journey.

“When I first met him, I was in the middle of a WOD
I got a glimpse of his really hot bod!
But I knew there was more to him than that
So I waited and waited for him to come chat.
Finally he came over and said hi
I saw such kindness in his eyes
At that moment something in me came alive
So I showed him I could deadlift 185.
We talked and talked and set a date
A date that would become our fate
I knew from our first kiss
that we would share a life of bliss
Best friends, soul mates, the One
Doesn’t come close to whats been done.”

Adam also built a strong relationship with Melodye’s eleven year-old son, Jarrett, that completed their connection. The wedding was an intimate, elegant, fairy tale with many personal touches.

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Melodye & Adam

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

 

“I have been a single mom for 10 years so to have my son walk me down the aisle to the man of our lives, it was something so intimate and beautiful and something we wanted to share with just our families.”
– Melodye

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photos Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Melodye & Adam

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photos Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Melodye & Adam's Wedding |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Claire Pacelli Photography | Reunion Resort Wedding Blog | #OrlandoWedding

Photo Courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography

Event Coordination: Alison, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Linear Park at Reunion Resort
Officiant: Pastor Andy Stienespring, Acts Two Orlando
Photographer: Claire Pacelli Photography
Videographer: Jen Adams Photography
Florist: Lee James Floral Design
Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion at Reunion Resort
DJ: Music Mania Events
Cake: Party Flavors
Drape/Lighting: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Hair & Make-up: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team

Tina & Alex’s Wedding

Tina & Alex’s Wedding at Reunion Resort |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Cameron Nunez Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

Tina and Alex’s love story began a long time ago …. in 6th grade.  They decided that they needed to meet other people because, even in 6th grade, they were getting way to serious, so they went their separate ways. But if you ask Tina, she will tell you Alex broke up with her (shhhhh).

Tina & Alex’s Wedding at Reunion Resort |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by Cameron Nunez Photography | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog

In high school they each made bad love decisions, but always remained each others best friend. It was at that time that Tina and Alex made a pact to get married at 30 if they each were not married by then.  Little did they know that this whole time they were each others “one.” Years later, after a night out with friends, their love was rekindled while saying good night in front of an elevator, everything fell into place from there.

A friend suggested that they check out Reunion Resort for the wedding and they thought it was the perfect place. Tina fell in love with the venue right away, while Alex fell in love with the Water Park.

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“Our wedding was beautiful and I could not imagine having it any other place!” – Tina

Event Coordination: Alison, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Linear Park at Reunion ResortOfficiant: Pastor Todd Lamphere
Ceremony Musician: Shaina Harper
Photographer: Cameron Nunez Photography
Videographer: Tanner Deprin
Florist: Country Club Flower Shop
Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion at Reunion Resort
DJ/Uplighting: Soundwave EntertainmentCake: Party Flavors
Photo Booth: Foto Box
Hair/Make-up: Genna Pumo

 

The Reunion WOY Q2 Winner is … Morgan & Trey!

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the Quarter 2 Winner of Reunion Resort’s Wedding of the Year Contest … Morgan & Trey!

Reunion Resort's Wedding of the Year Contest Quarter 2 Winner Announced ... Morgan & Trey's Wedding! | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #OrlandoWedding #WeddingWednesday

See the highlights from Morgan & Trey’s big day!

You can also check out the weddings that were featured in the Wedding of the Year Contest!
Each quarterly winner will receive a $250 Reunion Resort gift card. At the end of the year, each quarterly winner will then compete to determine our GRANDE Prize Winner. Keep coming back to see the beautiful weddings at Reunion Resort and if they will be the Reunion Resort’s 2014 Wedding of the Year.

Congratulations Morgan & Trey!

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

 

 

Morgan & Trey’s Wedding

Morgan & Trey's Wedding at Reunion Resort |#ReunionWOY Entrant | Photo by William Arthur | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionResort #Wedding #Ceremony #Reception #OrlandoWedding

Morgan and Trey have been together since they were 16! They met in high school in Oviedo, FL, and it somehow lasted through their awkward years of growing up. Their relationship even grew through the crazy years of college at Florida State University. They took their relationship slow and even through the ups and downs, Morgan always knew she wanted to end up with Trey, as he is such a gentleman.

Trey asked Morgan to marry him on the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.  Between this grand proposal and the close bond between their families and friends, Morgan knew their wedding was going to be special. Because their families have known each other for years and their friends watched them grow as a couple, Morgan and Trey wanted a sentimental but fun party to celebrate their journey and kick off this new chapter.

Morgan’s wedding inspiration came from a video of a beach wedding that took place a few years ago.  She said “It was beautiful, classic, sophisticated and timeless, but yet casual, light and so much fun!” She wanted to somehow re-create the atmosphere that reminded her some much of their relationship. The outdoor location for their ceremony was selected because the couple both grew up in Florida and love being outside.  The sentimental touches such as their officiant, who is a longtime family friend, added a sweet and classic feel to the ceremony. The reception was a casual affair with a lounge-like feel so that their guests could be comfortable talking, mingling, dancing and enjoying themselves.

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“The wedding was everything we wanted and more! Between all the love and support of our amazing family and friends, our absolutely wonderful wedding planner, Ali Watkins, all our incredible vendors and of course the unbelievably accommodating staff at the Reunion, we truly could not be more grateful!  Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!” – Morgan & Trey

Event Coordination: Alison, Blush by Brandee Gaar
Ceremony: Linear Park at Reunion Resort
Officiant: Tom Strickland
Ceremony Musician: Clayton Cullaton
Reception: Grande Falls Pavilion at Reunion Resort
Photographer: William Arthur Photography
Videographer: Paul Duhon, PD Videopgrahy
Floral: RJ Kramer Design, LLC
Cake: Party Flavors
Band: Leonard Brothers
Draping/Swag: Swag Decor
Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Soft Seating: AFR Event Furnishings
Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Congratulations to the Reunion WOY Quarter 1 Winner … Anna & Houston!

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the Quarter 1 Winner of Reunion Resort’s Wedding of the Year Contest … Anna & Houston!

Reunion Resort's Wedding of the Year Contest Quarter 1 Winner Announced ... Anna & Houston's Wedding! | www.ReunionResort.com/WeddingBlog | #ReunionWOY #ReunionResort #Wedding #WeddingWednesday

See the highlights from Anna & Houston’s big day!

You can also check out the weddings that were featured in the Wedding of the Year Contest!
Each quarterly winner will receive a $250 Reunion Resort gift card. At the end of the year, each quarterly winner will then compete to determine our GRANDE Prize Winner. Keep coming back to see the beautiful weddings at Reunion Resort and if they will be the Reunion Resort’s 2014 Wedding of the Year.

Congratulations Anna & Houston!

 

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

 

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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