Photos By Eva Photo Studio
When it comes to hosting fun yet traditional wedding weekends at a private vacation rental home, The Ever After Estate and its sister properties, are "hands down" the best option for a couple to consider for their destination wedding.
Not only can you accommodate 100+ wedding guests, there are overnight sleeping rooms for 40+ family and friends all on site. The convenient Clermont vicinity is less than a 20 minute drive from ALL of Orlando's popular attractions and other overnight accommodations for additional guests.
Danielle and Bill decided to host their destination wedding at The Ever After Estate to create a fun, casual atmosphere - free of the formalities that they may have experienced with a traditional celebration at a resort or hotel.
A native of Florida, Danielle, relied on her mom, Deena, who still lived in the Crystal River area to attend to all of the details of planning the wedding. Danielle, an accomplished song writer and singer in Nashville, was not fussy about her details. But her savvy engagement picture set the tone for the color scheme for her wedding day . . hot pink and neon green.
Although our original design started out with all white table linens with pops of hot pink, neon green and yellow, Danielle and her sister added black and white striped over lays. Centerpieces were a combination of various sizes of white wine bottles from both Deena and our in-house inventory. We also furnished round mirrors, votive candle holders and two smaller glass cubes. Carmen's Flowers provided loose stems of colorful flowers that we fashioned into each of the centerpieces.
Deena attended numerous meet-ups and tastings to help create a whimsical palette of décor she knew her daughter would embrace. Danielle and Bill were able to attend an afternoon of consultations in Tampa, that included us so that we could focus on her menu and event design. But she trusted her mom to make final decisions.
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The unique, themed interior of the Ever After Estate main house and its two other on-site quarters, provided awesome staged photo opportunities.
Estate Owner, Andrew Greenstein, built the home for his children to compliment the fanciful lifestyle of the Orlando theme park area. Its interiors are enhanced with global vignettes and "movie themed" décor. The grounds offer interactive games, small carousels, miniature golf, and water-inspired activities.
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The wedding day began with getting ready tasks in the master bedroom area - spacious enough for all of Danielle's girls . . . including her mom, who was her Matron of Honor.
Bill and his guys gathered in a guest house nearby to get ready, watch college sports, and joke around to break the ice on the formalities of the day.
The day prior we catered the rehearsal dinner hosted by Bill's parents. It featured Cajun cuisine for about 35 family and bridal party members in attendance.
It was decided that the ceremony would be a very solemn, religious event. Bill and his groomsmen constructed a backdrop in the shape of the cross. It was simply decorated and was accompanied by an exchange of wine during the nuptials.
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As guests arrived, Maryn, one of our service staffers, greeted everyone and distributed program fans.
As part of our Private Home Event Services Package, we provided coordination of the rehearsal and ceremony. This included cueing bridal party members.
During social hour on the back patio, we butler-passed an assortment of hot and cold appetizers as guests enjoyed libations from the Tiki Bar. Our inclusive services include bartenders, all mixers, cups, ice, garnishes and clients furnish the alcohol.
Danielle paused to take pictures with her mom, Deena.
After social hour, guests moved to the tent for the main reception.
Centerpiece of the buffet-style meal was our popular Paella, made from scratch in our huge pan just before serving.
Another favorite entrée was our Carved Roast Baron of Beef.
Planning, Design, Coordination and Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts. FL
Photography: Eva Photo Studio
Tent, Lighting, Rentals: West Coast Rentals
Fresh Florals: Carmen's Flowers
Wedding Cake: Goldies Goodies Bakery
DJ Service: Scott Thompson Entertainment