Central Florida Wedding Resources

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Some of our favorite wedding resources are printed publications like magazines and guides, as well as online review websites. In the office we’ve compiled our list of favorite resources for brides and grooms to use in the planning process.

  • Orlando Wedding Magazine This magazine is produced by Orlando Magazine and comes out quarterly. It’s great for trend articles on beauty, food, honeymoons, etc. One of the favorite features is the “Our Big Day” segment which showcases couples on their wedding day. This is a great spotlight for local venues, photographers, and details. Orlando Wedding Magazine is great about interviewing the couple and including special stories about how the couple met and their engagement story.
  • Central Florida Celebrations + Events Magazine This magazine was previously Central Florida Bride Magazine. It has great event questions answered by local event professionals. It’s a great way to zero in on a vendor like a DJ or a florist if you haven’t hired one yet. One of the bonuses of this magazine is that there is great content with articles that are pages long, and there are plenty of advertisements from some of the best vendors in business.
  • Perfect Wedding Guide This publication is a great little guide book that fits perfectly into every bride’s purse. This guide book always includes info about the next Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show – which every bride should at least one for fun! Vendors advertise in this guide book and sometimes even include coupons and specials for couples that book.
  • The Knot This is a great resource both online and offline. The Knot Florida magazine publication is statewide and offers venues and vendor selection for those note afraid to travel outside of the central area. It also offers trends that are nationwide and not just segmented to our state. A wonderful part of The Knot online is their vendor profiles like the Orlando Science Center has. We’re able to include videos for our brides and grooms to see our past weddings in action!
  • Wedding Wire This website is great for finding local vendors and reviews of them. Orlando Science Center has a page with 17 reviews at the moment which is so helpful for future brides and grooms to rely on others past experiences.
  • Style Me Pretty Florida Weddings Blog This blog features great photographers of beautiful weddings in our state. For the brides that love the romance of our SunTrust Terrace, this blog has great themes and decor ideas for your special day.

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Until next time,
Danielle
Manager of Meetings and Events

Event Highlight: Wine For Us

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the American Water Works Association on the Wine For Us Fundraiser for Water For People, hosted in Dino Digs. Although it was a fundraiser, the American Water Works Association made sure to stay away from the cookie-cutter fundraiser mold by adding unique touches to the event (including a sign in the T-Rex mouth!) which made it unforgettable and very successful. Completed by a silent auction with a myriad of timeless pieces, a few local vendors supplying wine and beer for tasting, a live artist, multiple food stations, a cigar roller and a photo booth the night was nothing short of entertaining and delicious! It was such a pleasure working on such a great event for an even better cause!

Ian Davids Photography | Java Lava Catering & Events | K Restaurant | The Wine Barn | Orlando Brewing | Funny Faces Foto | Jessilyn Park | Art a la Carte International | PRP Wine | The King of Cigars

Cheers!
Caroline
Event Coordinator

Wedding Highlight: Mayor Tree ceremony + Terrace reception

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Here at OSC we have a wide variety of brides and grooms that choose our venue for their special day. Each of our weddings are different  from the next. This couple incorporated many elements that made their day unlike any other here at OSC.

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They had their ceremony at the Mayor Tree and the reception was on the SunTrust Terrace. Before their ceremony, they did a “first touch” on the Terrace in which the groom didn’t see the bride, but she was able to see her groom beforehand to calm any nerves.

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The couple had Lee Forrest Design hang ribbons on the Mayor Tree, as well as floating orchids on the Terrace above their dance space. With the Terrace already being a romantic space, the hanging floral designs made for a wonderful touch.

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Even for December, the weather outside was beautiful as they danced to the band under the stars and the lights with downtown Orlando in the background. The band was a perfect choice for this couple as the group of people got to enjoy piano tunes during dinner and later drum-heavy songs for dancing.

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This particular couple had a wonderful atmosphere created for their wedding which you can definitely feel in their photos and in their wedding film below.

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Photo credit: Chris Martin

John and Holly Wedding from White in Revery on Vimeo.

Until next time,
Danielle
Manager of Meetings and Events