This sweet couple’s love story has been in the making for some time now; their first date was a walk for Charity in Lake Eola and have been inseparable since then. With two adorable kids, one boy, and one girl they make a happy family of four. On March 17, 2018, Amanda and Jesse made their way down the aisle to say their wedding vows. It was on this day that Amanda officially became a Jones.
Their beautiful wedding was held at the breathtaking Luxmore Grande Estate House. The morning started with the lovely ladies getting their hair and makeup done in the bridal suite. Music was playing as they laughed and joked around, joy was in the air. Everyone was excited to see the couple’s magical day unfold. Amanda “First Look” with her Father was a sweet touching moment to watch. Keeping the traditions of not seeing each other before the ceremony the lovely couple opted to do a ” First Touch” instead, Jesse was blindfolded this way we were sure he did not see her before the big aisle reveal. The two of them were so giddy, it was impossible not to smile along with them.
The ceremony was held in the Jessup Garden, mahogany garden chairs were set for the guest all facing a wooden arch. Down the aisle, white lanterns were placed to mark the aisle way. Rose petals were strewn along the aisle to grace the entrance of the whole wedding party. Jesse and his best man were the first to come down the aisle.The bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down in pairs.Once everyone was lined up at the front of the aisle it was time to send in our blushing bride. She looked radiant in her gorgeous gown and Jesse’s teary eyes as she walked down the aisle gave us all the warm and fuzzies. Amanda and Jesse exchanged vows under a whimsical wooden arch with hanging gold terrariums and beautiful floral arrangement with lush greenery. It was easy for everyone to see the love between them as they said: “I do”.
While guests gathered during cocktail hour the bridal party and family portraits were taking place in front of the wooden arch. The couple was then whisked away for their own personal photo portrait; every photo beautifully captured the love these two lovebirds have for each other.
Back inside the Estate house is where the reception was held. Along the inside of the grand staircase were two hedge walls, hung on these walls were small frames. On each frame were the different table assignments. It was a creative take on the traditional seating chart many see at weddings. As the guest may their way into the Grande Ballroom, the charming sweetheart farm table and stunning cake set by the bay windows was the first thing to catch the eye. The stunning hues of mauve, blush, and green infused into the floral and decor created the most romantic ambiance throughout their reception room!
A designer drawer made it perfect to display their charming candy buffet station. Amanda and Jesse had one of everything; donuts, cake pops, sour rope, personalized cookies, etc. They even provided small boxes for their guest to take their favorite sweets home.
With everyone seated, it was time for the wedding party grand entrance. Each pair danced their way into the room and stood by the head table to await the new Mr. and Mrs. Jones. As the song “Jesse’s Girl” played they made their grand entrance. As if they could have picked any other song. From their entrance, the newlyweds swayed into their first dance, “Just the way you are” by Billy Joel. About halfway through the song, they invited their bridal party to join them on the dance floor. Jesse’s best man and Amanda’s maid of honor both gave heartfelt toasts to honor the newlyweds.
Parent dances were nothing short of sweet and emotional. When Amanda took the dance floor with her Father there was not a dry eye in the house. The emotions the two shared were beautiful, the love was written on their faces. As if emotions were not already high, Jesse and his mom had their dance right after to “What a wonderful world.” After both parent dances were completed, they invited the other couple to join them on the dancefloor for the Longest marriage dance.Then the dance floor was opened to everyone!! That dance floor was overflow and moving the entire evening, right up until it was time for the big send-off. Every guest was lined up with a sparkler to light up the pathway for the newlyweds who truly looked like the stars at a red carpet event. Simply stunning!
Amanda and Jesse’s wedding day was simply perfect. They have the sweetest family and we were delighted to have been a part of their special day! Congratulations, we wish you all the love and happiness in the world!
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Planner: Pavone Events
Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate
Florist: Flowers by Lesley
Photography: Ashely Jane Photography
Candy Buffet: Florida Candy Buffet
Rentals: RW Style
Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Hair and Make up: Laura Reynolds Artistry