This. Wedding. You. Guys. <3
If I could bottle up a wedding day and clone it for myself, this would probably be the one.
Erica and Shawn were married at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton, a place I’m convinced is what inspired Ashman and Menken to write “Be Our Guest.” It is a favorite Orlando venue that I wish we worked at more often, but our absence just makes it that much sweeter when we do. <3
If you’re familiar with our blog, you’ve come to know Lisa Stoner, an Orlando wedding planner who is one of our dearest friends. Lisa coordinated Erica and Shawn’s day, and we were so excited to work with her that the night before felt like Christmas Eve. I’ve said in the past that Lisa Stoner is my real-life Mary Poppins. She’s gorgeous, magical, and makes wedding dreams come true. I can neither confirm nor deny that she travels by umbrella! ;) Lisa holds such care and admiration for her couples and her quality of service is unparalleled in this community. I’m honored to be her occasional colleague and proud to call her my best friend! If you’re a Root couple, Lisa Stoner Events will put you in the best care possible, bringing your event from good to
practically perfect in every way!
We also had the privilege of working alongside Lisa’s husband, our (other) dear friend Jeffrey Stoner! If you’ve received our recommended vendor list, you’ll see that Jeffrey is on our very short list of preferred film makers. The photo/video relationship can be a tricky one. Given that Nate and I both photograph every wedding, it can quickly become a “too many cooks in the kitchen” situation and change the energy of your wedding day. Jeffrey is the kindest, most positive man who I swear is somehow related to my husband! He’s professional and brightens the mood of every wedding just by being a part of it. Our work styles are so similar, so we never have to worry about being in each other’s ways or clashing shooting styles. I don’t have to worry about him bossing around our brides or not being aware of his surroundings and knocking me to the ground during a ceremony (yes, that’s happened.) His end product always results in a classic film that I know won’t seem dated in the years to come. If you’re interested in booking Stoner Video for your wedding day, check out his website here!
This dress was a favorite- That beading! <3 In my mind Erica still wears this every day, btw.
Erica and Shawn got ready next door to each other so Nate could shuffle back and forth between the rooms. So nice!
One of my favorite bridal portraits ever! It’s even a favorite on our new site. :)
Look at this huppah!!!!!
“Lisa Poppins” getting our girl ready for her walk down the aisle. :)
Can we just take a second to ooh and aah over all those individually cut and perfectly placed ribbons?!
We stole the newlyweds away for some photos before the room reveal.
I was absolutely speechless. <3
We had the privilege of working with None Other not once, but TWICE this month! I’ve never danced so much behind the camera. These guys are one of the best bands we’ve ever heard play a wedding and we so hope to work with them again. If I couldn’t love them more, the lead singers, Clint and Lyli, just got married! <3 I can’t say enough wonderful things about this group. Go book them for your wedding!!
Erica and Shawn, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your amazing day!! :)