Orlando Florida Wedding | The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne | Megan and Hector

I loved meeting Megan, a teacher, and her fiancée Hector to talk about their wedding at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. Megan and I talked dresses and shoes while Courtney and Hector talked bike racing. A perfect fit. I loved her handmade details, vintage feel and Tom’s wedding shoes. See below for some of Megan’s thoughts about her beautiful wedding and advice for brides-to-be.

Catering : John Michael Events
DJ: Randy Price
Coordinator: Events by Yram
Flowers: Jonathan’s Flowers
Cake: Costco
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Tom’s
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse

Describe your wedding day style in one sentence: Vintage elegance
Wedding day color scheme: Wisteria, ivory, and gray
Describe your wedding planning process – I started with the venue and that set the slightly vintage feel for the day. The dress came next, which was more formal than I had expected wanting, so that helped set the tone for the remaining details. The rest was mostly about finding the least expensive way to get what I wanted, since we were working with an extremely tight budget.
What advice would you give to future brides for their wedding day? Don’t be afraid to make decisions based on what YOU want. Don’t get talked into doing things because others say you just have to do this or have to have that. It can save you money and make the day a reflection of the two of you.
Anything you would have done differently? The caterer agreed to make a dish not on their menu. Even though the sample they made was very  good, on the day-of, that dish was pretty bad. It’s probably best to stick with what your caterer does best.
Most memorable moment during the planning process: Putting on the dress that was the one!
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? Finally getting settled into our house, and then leaving it to travel – someday.
Which moment are you the most excited to see in photos? Our first-look photos!
Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them. The cake! Everyone commented that it by far the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. I was getting quotes of $1000 – $1500 we  for something simple. Instead, we went with one of our favorite cakes – a round multi-layered chocolate masterpiece from Costco. We bought four, put three of them on cake stands of varying heights with some flowers on the table (one extra cake, just in case!), and it looked great! We had it served with fresh raspberries. The total cost for the cake and berries was less than $100. I also loved my shoes. I am not a frequent wearer of heels and I had a long staircase to descend, so I wanted a comfortable wedge. I discovered that Tom’s makes a shoe often used for weddings, in an ivory grosgrain. I love all of my regular Tom’s, so they were perfect!

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