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Elegant Wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove with Photos by Jonathan Connolly Photography – Mishelle and John

July 28, 2014 | christine
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Exquisitely captured by Jonathan Connolly Photography, Mishelle and John’s wedding is perfect from every angle! The Villa Woodbine was an incredible backdrop for their evening of celebration, where the bride and groom were determined to show their guests a good time. With guests eating, drinking and dancing the night away, they certainly succeeded!

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (40)

The Couple: Mishelle and John

The Wedding: 3.2.2013 – Villa Woodbine, Coconut Grove, Florida

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (39)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (38)

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elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (36)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (35)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (34)

The Goals: Our main priorities were to ensure our guests had the time of their lives by eating, drinking and dancing the night away. Since we both work in the promotions and entertainment business we had a lot of pressure on our shoulders to have an “event” therefore our main goal was to make sure NO ONE sat down twiddling their thumbs. Another priority was to make sure we had all our friends and families there with us to celebrate the big day. We may never have everyone in the same room again so it was important to include all our loved ones.

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (33)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (32)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (31)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (30)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (29)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (28)

The Design: We went for a vintage elegant theme. We incorporated vintage luggage pieces to hold the favors and display the seating arrangements. The flowers and chandeliers gave the room a romantic feel. We wanted our guests to be able to have a conversation which each other without having to scream over arrangements and decor. The venue was by far the most amazing part. It felt like we were in our own private castle nestled in the forest. We made sure to incorporate all the venue had to offer. 

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (27)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (26)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (25)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (24)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (23)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (22)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (21)

The Moments: Our favorite part of the day was our first look. It was great to see each other and spend some time together before the ceremony. We knew once the ceremony began we would not have that quite intimate moment together. Our other favorite moments were the all night dance party and the bouquet toss. The bouquet toss stood out because my (Mishelle’s) mother tackled the bridesmaid for the bouquet and they both almost fell in the fountain. It was by far the funniest moment of the night.

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (20)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (19)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (18)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (17)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (16)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (15)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (14)

The Photography: WE LOVED our photographer. Jonathan and Marie of Jonathan Connolly Photography know how to turn a photo into a piece of art. We didn’t want the traditional “say cheese” photos. We loved how they incorporated different angles, objects, lighting and more into each photo. They were so easy to work with and understood our vision from the moment we met them. We can’t wait to use them again for photos of our son!

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (13)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (12)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (11)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (10)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (9)

elegant wedding at the Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography | via junebugweddings.com (7)

The Advice: Our biggest piece of advice is to not go overboard. Really focus on what you want and the experience you want your guests to have. Focus on what you love and can’t live without, and then everything else will fall into place.

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The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Durant of Bill Hansen Catering
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine
Film-Maker: Nostalgia Film
Officiant: Reverand Eddie Rodriguez
Invitations: Etsy
Catering: Bill Hansen Catering
Florist: Andres Aguilar Designs & Events
Cake: Elegant Temptations
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals
Bridal Shoes: Toms
Groom’s Apparel: Hugo Boss
Hair Stylist: Megan Walker
Makeup Artist: Dunia Rivero
DJ: Rock With U Entertainment

Thank you Mishelle and John for sharing your day with us!

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Bali Wedding at the Alila Villas Uluwatu with Photography by Studio Impressions – Dorothy and Stanley

July 27, 2014 | christine
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On the romantic island of Bali, Dorothy and Stanley were wed in a celebration that was truly out of this world! The couple focused on making each detail reflect their unique personalities, including a carpet of pink rose petals down the aisle, the bride’s favorite, plus a cake topper that was a identical replica of the couple’s wedding ensemble complete with a miniature Vera Wang dress and a dashing navy blue suit. Their big day was as enchanting as it was unforgettable!

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

The Couple: Dorothy and Stanley

The Wedding: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

The Goals: Our most important goal for our wedding was to personalize everything.

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

The Design: We wanted every detail about the wedding to be about the two of us. For example, our invitation showed a bride and groom together on a tandem bicycle as Stanley loves bicycles and is also a bicycle design engineer. Our RSVP card, the design of which I thought was really clever, also featured a bicycle but with four seats the bride and groom were in the front two seats and in the back there were two empty seats reserved for our invited guests. As for me, I love Westies and sweets, so for our desserts table we had custom made Westie cupcakes and Westie and bicycle shaped cookies. I think the best personalized item at our wedding was our wedding cake topper, which featured a miniature bride in a Vera Wang dress custom made to be exactly as my wedding dress (the details of the dress were amazing!), a groom in a navy blue suit just like Stanley’s, along with a bicycle and a little Westie pup.

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

The Location: We held the wedding at Alila Villas Uluwatu. We loved the cabana and the view we had during the wedding ceremony. Our reception was held at the same venue next to the Cabana.

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

The Photography: We were looking for someone who had experience photographing in Bali, and who was very professional and had great artistic talent. Their pictures are so full of emotion and love, but best of all, they allowed us to be ourselves. 

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

wedding in Bali at Alila Villas Uluwatu, photo by Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions | junebugweddings.com

Photographer: Marcus Bell and Adam Finch of Studio Impressions
Ceremony & Reception site: Alila Villas Uluwatu
Wedding Dresses: Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Hugo Boss (suit) and Paul Smith (shoes and socks)
Stationery: Minted

Thank you Dorothy and Stanley, your wedding was a dream!

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Classic Vintage Inspired Wedding from E-Events by Lisa Stoner with Photos by Liga Photography – Michelle and Paul

July 26, 2014 | Christy
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Beaming from ear to ear, Michelle and Paul tied the knot at the The Ringling Museum of Art followed by a fabulous celebration planned by Lisa Stoner of E-Events at The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida. In a stunning Monique Lhullier lace number, the bride walked down the aisle on her father’s arm and married the love of her life, and Abby Liga of Liga Photography was there to capture their perfect happily ever after!

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Couple: Michelle and Paul

The Wedding: 5.26.2013 – The Ringling Museum of Art and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Goals: We wanted our wedding to be romantic, vintage and elegant.

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Design: As I said earlier with the three words: vintage romance with an elegant and classic feel. I have always loved all things vintage so I think that really came through in our wedding – the cocktail and dinner hour played 1920s-1940s music, my earrings were vintage and borrowed from a friend of the family’s grandmother, the tables were lined with cut crystal and mercury glass votives and vases, the table assignments were letterpressed number on blank white cotton cards tucked inside calligraphed envelopes, the guys in suspenders, the 1933 Packard limousine for my dad and I, vintage champagne flutes that were rose colored with a gold rim, the invitations were sent with a collection of six vintage garden themed stamps and trolleys to transport our guests. I also have a strong attention to detail so everything was well thought out and nothing was overlooked – personalized stir sticks and straws for the cocktail hour and the after party, welcome baskets for the guests at check in, tissues and a flavored water station for the guests as they arrived at the ceremony, a photo booth for the reception, personalized programs and menu cards, and custom door hangers for the hotel rooms. My husband and I are also a very fun and carefree couple – we served carnival food (my favorite!) cotton candy, funnel cake, candies apples, caramel popcorn, fried candy bars and soft pretzels with cheese and the groomsmen all wore bright colored polka-dot socks. During the last song (Shout!) we had twelve confetti guns with Co2 tanks that really made the room light up. We also had all sorts of glow favors for the after party (blinky foam sticks, light up sunglasses and glow necklaces).

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Location: I loved the ceremony venue, The Ringling Museum of Art. I feel like it was such a breathtaking place that it made the ceremony that much more intimate and beautiful.

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Moments: As I am sure every bride says, I will never forget walking down the aisle. I never took my eyes of the groom and while there was two hundred people watching, it was the most intimate and personal moment we shared all weekend.

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Advice: Don’t forget about your groom. I feel it is so easy to get caught up in planning for the big day that a bride might easily forget about how to make it meaningful for the groom as well. Try to incorporate his style, too. I used music during the ceremony that I knew would be meaningful for him without letting him know. To his surprise, I walked down the aisle to his favorite song (Clair de Lune). It really made the day special for him and more intimate for the two of us. Make sure his personality and style is represented too.

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

classic vintage pink and gray wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL - by Lisa Stoner and Abby Liga Photography | via junebugweddings.com

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Abby Liga of Liga Photography
Event Planner: E-Events by Lisa Stoner
Ceremony Venue: The Ringling Museum of Art
Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton
Videographer/Film Maker: Jeffrey Stoner Video
Invitation Designer: Alison Rousos
Catering: The Ritz-Carlton
Florist: Botanica International Design
Cake: The Ritz-Carlton
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier
Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridal Headband: The Collection Bridal
Bridal Bracelet: J.Crew
Bridesmaids Apparel: Jenny Yoo
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel: Absolutely Fitting
Hair Stylist: Ana Molinari Sarasota Salon, Spa & Boutique
Makeup Artist: Katie Saunders
DJ: Curtis Carrasco of Inpulse Entertainment
Live Music: Inpulse Entertainment
Transportation: SRQ Trolly and Ambassador Limousine
Rentals: US Tent Rental and Swag Decor
Photo Booth: Bash Booths
Lighting: Bay Stage Lighting
Rings: Bay Hill Jewelers

Thank you Paul and Michelle for sharing your exquisite day with us!

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