Lake Mary, in Central Florida offers up an amazing wedding venue. It is named the Lake Mary Events Center. It is unique in that it offers a huge indoor cathedral ceiling event space with wall size windows and their magnificent draperies looking out on a gorgeous lake. Acoustically, the center is wonderful. Weddings held there always sound grand. Adjacent to the event space is a large ballroom that is used for receptions. Perfect!
Dakota and his bride Ashley chose this venue for all of its above mentioned features. They brought a large group of family and friends with them to celebrate their coming together as husband and wife. With them was their son Blake who at the time of the wedding was four-years old. They chose Lon Tosi, of Celebration Florida and the Orlando Team of Sensational Ceremonies of officiants to help create their custom wedding ceremony and then to deliver it in his usual grand and emotional style. They wanted a simple and shorter wedding, but Lon indicated that it would be “beautiful and that it would tell their story, regardless of the ceremony length”. And it was!
Dakota and Ashley wanted to have their son participate in the event, and that happened in style. They held a sand ceremony for the three of them. The sand ceremony features the combining of vases of sand into a larger vase. That combining represents the coming together of the participants into a relationship that can never be divided – since the grains of sand can never be divided once they are poured into the larger vase. It is so fantastic that Blake participated along with his parents, symbolically representing that this family will “never be divided”. What a wonderful statement about the depth of love in this family.
In fact, there statements of love throughout the ceremony with the gorgeous What is Love as a start to the whole ceremony! Here is just a short part of that amazing prose: “Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a s seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places”. So, beautiful, so special, so poignant!
Ashley and Dakota assembled a wonderful cast of vendors for their event. Of course, there was the Lake Mary Events Center itself in all of it elegance! Katie from Big Day Celebrations made certain that all went to plan in her usual casual style. Married By Mail secured their Florida Marriage License. They had delivered it to Lon for the wedding, making the whole process of securing a license easy and fun. Nikki Ogden Photography did what they do, in style. Big City Catering provided the delectable food. Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique made certain that the cake matched the event. It was just delicious as well! There were those gorgeous floral arrangements all over – done by The Flower Studio. Our DJ Rocks made it all come to life with their music and the flamboyant Tabitha. Over The Top provided “over the top’ linens for the event that, as always, were spectacular.
Lon Tosi is a successful wedding officiant serving the Central Florida and Orlando area. He has conducted thousands of ceremonies over a decade of service. Lon works with each couple to create a custom wedding document that actually speaks of their story. He always requests that they write special words to one another, that he will read for them. The ceremonies are peppered with readings that they select. As a Florida Notary, he conducts weddings of both a religious and non-religious nature. He also serves as Vice President of Business for Sensational Ceremonies the largest officiating company in North America. Lon is an award-winning officiant. There are numerous videos of his work on the internet for your viewing pleasure.
And it all happened on a sunny day in a magical place in Central Florida!