Everlasting Love

Yonna and Jay | The Alfond Inn

Yonna and Jay met later in life; Jay was a widower, and when they found each other, believe it or not, they actually lived on the same street.

They have worked hard to successfully blend two families of grown children and grandchildren to the point where it is nearly impossible to tell whose is whose. A large extended family vacation before the wedding set the tone for the big day to come.

To that end, one of the things of utmost importance, when Yonna and Jay came to Lisa Stoner Events, was to make sure every family member or guest felt included and loved. They did not want a typical wedding reception; they wanted more of a dinner party where two people happened to get married.

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Yonna’s gown was custom made by Holly Smith with Tears of Joy Seamstress. Yonna and her sister Star made a number of trips to Miami to source the fabric for this beautiful embellished lace gown.

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Jay looked dapper in his classic black tuxedo with bow tie and monogrammed cufflinks.

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Family and friends were welcomed with lovely embellished jute tote bags filled with treats and information on the wedding and farewell brunch.

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Their First Look was touching, much like our first meeting where they looked lovingly into each other’s eyes, held hands and called each other their Everlasting Love.

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Their outdoor wedding ceremony in The Alfond Inn’s Courtyard was held in the round with Yonna and Jay exchanging their vows on a raised platform in the center. The stage for this beautiful downtown Winter Park wedding ceremony was set with clear chivari chairs and oversized white floral arrangements with touches of greenery.

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In typical fashion, the couple got a sneak peek of the ballroom décor; but remained in the room to welcome family and friends, rather than making a grand entrance.

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For this elegant dinner party, the Alfond’s Ballroom was wrapped in fabric draping and soft warm up lighting and candlelight. Clear glass trumpet vases topped with explosions of white flowers, smaller crystal vases, glass candlesticks and beaded glass chargers lined long family friendly tables.

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Yonna and Jay opened the dancefloor with their First Dance to ‘At Last’ and the band kept the dancefloor full throughout the evening.  Guests closed out the night with the cutting of the beautiful four tiered wedding cake.

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Thank you to all the vendors who helped make this milestone family event such a huge success.

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.      Orlando Wedding Planner: Lisa Stoner Events

·     Winter Park Wedding Venue: The Alfond Inn

·     Hair Stylist & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design

·     Floral Design: Country Club Flowers

·     Wedding Photography: Liga Photography, LLC

·     Officiants: Pastor John Fisher / Ann Rintelmann

·     Cake Artist: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

·     Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

·     Reception Music: The Buzzcatz

·     Draping: Dazian

.     Lighting: Fyerfly Productions

.     Ceremony Chairs: The Alfond Inn

·     Reception Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

·     Linens: Over The Top Linens