11 Faves of 2011

This past year has been absolutely incredible for At Last Weddings! Not only did a ton of wonderful things happen to me personally but the team planned + coordinated dozens upon dozens of special weddings for so many couples out there. I figured it only be appropriate to commemorate this spectacular year with some of my very own favorite photos of weddings that At Last has done in 2011.

But first, a big thanks to my amazing family who has continuously heard about weddings, weddings oh, + more weddings + has supported me with At Last. Number one shout out goes to my sensational husband Eric who has been through everything with me. In the midst of all of the work with At Last, we had a lot of wonderful things happen in our lives this year- we bought a house, my sister got married {photo below, of course}, + we found out that we will be expecting a beautiful bundle of joy next year.......

And now, here are my favorite 11 At Last
wedding photos of 2011- enjoy!

{1} Travis + Christine
Photo by Krista Marie Photography at Rollins College- such a wonderful use of lighting

{2} Laura + Brian
Photo by Jessica Leigh Photography at the Lake Mary Events Center- look at that sky!

{3} Almarie + Sean
Photo by Mandy Blair Photography at the Maitland Arts Center- I love it when a couple can cool off + just have some fun!

{4} Jennifer + Michael
Photo by Mike Briggs Photography at Eagle Creek Golf Club- I swear I'm not being biased because this is my sister.. this beautiful photo encompasses so much of their wedding day which makes me love it more + more

{5} Sivan + Craig
Photo by Mike Richards Photography at a secret location- I may be cheating because this was their post-wedding photo session but since they are in their wedding outfits, I'll count it!

{6} Sara + Jon
Photo by Bella Allure Imagery at the Albin Polasek Museum- a perfect moment of the father emotionally giving his daughter away all captured in one frame

{7} Megan + Kyle
Photo by Douglas Jackson at the Summerlin House- just look at his face.. now that's love!

{8} Brittany + Adam
Photo by Focused on Forever at Maison & Jardin- again, lighting can make all the difference + it certainly did here!

{9} Christine + Travis
Photo by KT Crabb Photography at Knowles Chapel- a second photo from this wedding by the second photographer.. check out those bubbles!

{10} Joelle + Andy
Photo by Sivan Photography at the Maitland Civic Center- the couple truly enjoying each other during their first dance

{11} Almarie + Sean
Photo by Mandy Blair Photography at the Sheraton Orlando North (getting ready)- this bride was just absolutely stunning, enough said!


Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of our family, friends, vendors,
brides + grooms the happiest of holidays!


Meet : Nicole + JJ

Nicole filled out our fabulous couples questionnaire to share a bit more about herself, JJ + how their Central Florida wedding planning experience has been going for them. Sit back, grab a coffee + learn a bit about Nicole + JJ as they approach their BIG day this January!

All of these sensational engagement session photos are courtesy of Studio222.

How did he propose?
Two days before Valentine's Day we went about our usual Saturday routine of drinking coffee and cookies breakfast together, only this time J.J. had come home from the store with flowers and mimosas. I didn't really read into it and just thought he was being sweet because of Valentine's Day. While cooking the food he kept fumbling around, so I asked a couple times if he was okay. After breakfast I walked into our bedroom to grab something, and our 12 year old chocolate lab followed me in there. He jumped up on the bed and came right over to me with a box in his mouth. J.J. came in the room and I opened the box. To my surprise it was empty and I started laughing, but when I looked up, J.J. was holding open the real box with the ring and proceeded to ask me to marry him. It was super sweet and I'm so glad he involved our dog! I still can't believe he came right up to me with the box and let me take it out of his mouth. It's almost like he knew! :) We celebrated our engagement and Valentine's Day later than night with a romantic dinner.
Which vendor has been the most important to you + why?
Our photographers and caterer were by far the most important to us. We love Becka & Nate Robinson of Studio222! Their work is amazing and we really appreciate how they build a friendship with their clients over the wedding process. It's been fun meeting up and getting to know each other better. Our caterer is Tony Adams and his staff of the Big Wheel Truck/Catering, which is featured all over the Orlando area. Their concept is "Local is Lovely" and all their ingredients are locals and made from scratch. We really think the food will WOW the guests at the wedding!
What has been the best decision you have made throughout your planning process?
I felt a huge deal of stress taken off of me when we decided to hire Jaclyn and At Last Weddings to coordinate our day! Both our venues, The Polasek Museum & The Winter Park Farmers Market are very DIY, and I can't imagine the chaos if we didn't have someone in charge.
SPOILER ALERT: What will be the most unique aspect of your wedding day?
The most special and meaningful part of our wedding day is that J.J.'s father will be performing the ceremony, and we have collaborated to write it all ourselves. We feel like the ceremony is the "true meaning" to a wedding, and it's so special to be able to declare our love for one another in front of our closest family and friends. And of course, we are looking forward to celebrating with everyone afterwards!
What has been the best part about planning your wedding?
For the most part the planning has been easy. We didn't really search long and hard for the "perfect vendors," they just sort of fell into our laps. If we felt a connection with the person(s) and their visions, then we knew they would be a perfect fit to work with on the days leading up to our wedding and especially on our wedding day!
Will you be honeymooning? If so, where?
We will be spending a week in New York City. We love NYC, but every time we go it's always a whirlwind! We are really looking forward to fully immersing ourselves in the City. We are also possibly planning a little trip to Europe this summer.


Married : Megan + Kyle

It was such an honor to be a part of Megan + Kyle's special Orlando wedding day this past October. Though, we ran into quite a bit of heavy, inclement weather, this didn't spoil such a wonderful occasion for the couple. They took the rain + ran with it- check out some of these photos from their big day + notice the adorable photos with the umbrellas!

Thank you to Big City Catering, Elegant Entertainment, Doug Jackson + It's Tasty Too for helping create such a fantastic wedding for Megan + Kyle.


Married : Christine + Travis

There was a fantastic wedding a few months ago + it was certainly a special one because not only did we get the chance to work with a wonderful couple but the groom is actually a fellow vendor friend in the wedding industry! Travis is the owner of Reminisce Productions, which is a videography company that we have worked with many times in the past.

It's always such an honor when another vendor trusts + asks At Last Wedding + Event Design to be a part of such a special day for them. Here are some of the {amazingly} sensational photos taken by Krista Marie Photography + KT Crabb Photography who both captured their flawless day- enjoy!

What a magnificent team of vendors we have to create such a successful wedding for Travis + his gorgeous bride:

Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Ceremony Venue: Knowles Chapel at Rollins College
Reception Venue: Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
Photographer(s): Krista Marie Photography + KT Crabb Photography
Videographer(s): Doug Howard Cinema + Cinema Chic Productions
Floral: Dream Designs Florist
Cake: The Sugar Suite
Band: Jazz Attack
Photobooth: Snap! Studio Booth
Transportation: Crown Limousine
Hair/Makeup: Makeover Maven


E-session Featuring Sarah + Justin

Central Florida wedding coordinators, At Last met Sarah, her mother + sister at a bridal show over the summer + they have all been a pleasure to work with ever since. Sarah will be marrying her lovely fiance, Justin, this upcoming January at the Orlando Museum of Art + At Last is proud to be a part of their special day. Check out these engagement photos they took with Mary Hart Photography over in St. Augustine: