Thursday, May 28, 2009
Farah & Mike's Saddlebrook Wedding
On Saturday, May 23rd I had the pleasure of handling Farah and Mike's wedding at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. What a great location! Saddlebrook is a hidden jewel that offers many options for both ceremony & reception sites plus it also offers a spa, golf, a variety of restaurants and luxurious accommodations for guests.
When I arrived for Farah's wedding she was sitting in the pedicure chair after just having a massage. As you can imagine, she was really relaxed. Now that's the right way to start off your wedding day! After the pedicure, Farah also had her makeup and hair done at the Saddlebrook salon. Mike and his groomsmen spent the morning by the pool which they said was also very relaxing.
For the ceremony, Farah and Mike selected an outdoor patio. Despite a lot of rain that day, the sun peaked out just in time for the ceremony. Farah carried a beautiful bouquet of black magic roses and stephanotis which was created by DD's Blooms .
Photography was very important to Farah and Mike so they chose Philip Lloyd to capture the special day. I really enjoyed working with him and can't wait to see how the pictures turned out!!
The DJ was John from Prolific Productions and he did a great job keeping the crowd on the dance floor! Farah and Mike's friends and family really know how to dance!!
For favors, Farah rented our candy jars. We filled them up with delicious treats like M&M's, Swedish Fish, Hershey Kisses, Twizzlers, and Gummy Bears. The guests loved filling up Chinese take out containers with all the yummy treats!
The food and cake were both by the chef at Saddlebrook. Everything was delicious and the banquet staff did an amazing job! I sure hope I get to work with them again soon!
Speaking of cake, this couple had a GREAT time with the cake cutting! Thank goodness I had the banquet staff bring over extra napkins "just in case"! Here are some pictures from the cake cutting:
They were both really good sports about the cake smashing!!! What a fun couple!!
Farah and Mike are both doing their residency - so they have had their hands full with planning a wedding and working on their careers. I am so glad I was able to help bring their ideas to reality and be there on the wedding day to make sure everthing went smoothly.
Congratulations Mike and Farah! I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon cruise!
Here are some of the photographs I took at Farah & Mike's wedding: