Real Wedding: Althea + Jason 4-2-2010

One afternoon we received a phone call here at the office from a groom; that is not typical, as our initial inquiries are mostly phone calls from the bride, or the mother of the bride. The groom asked great questions that would make any fiancee proud! I later learned that the couple had gone out to visit the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa and wanted to select a coordinator that would be able to manage their wedding day. Despite their hectic schedules with their respective companies', they wanted to handle the many details for the wedding on their own. Fortunately, our day of package includes worksheets and a timeline that helps them stay focused and on task with the planning. Their wedding plans started out as an intimate affair for about 80 people but by wedding day they were closer to 100 guests over the Easter Holiday Weekend.

Although Althea and Jason live in Orlando, their families and friends live outside of the central Florida area. They wanted to ensure their guests would have a memorable experience. With the help of Angela Bachelor, they were able to select the rooftop space of 20Seven at the Buena Vista Palace. Althea's family is originally from Guyana, so naturally a few traditions such as black cake, were incorporated. Greg Dillon (Photography by Greg) captured the details from the wedding day and the couple and their invited guests had a phenomenal evening overlooking beautiful Downtown Disney.

Althea and Jason took on a major project for their wedding: designing and printing their stationery. Everything turned out beautifully. The bride also made a special entrance by coming down the elevator in the atrium. Her descent provided for a beautiful yet dramatic moment.

One of my favorite photos from the wedding is definitely this one of the bride's bouquet. A cherished bracelet that held special sentimental meaning was attached to the bouquet and it completed her look as a bride. It simply said "Believe". As she walked down the aisle she could feel the charm on the bracelet against her fingers. e

Below is a video montage of a few more photos taken during the wedding day by Greg Dillon:

Althea + Jason: 4-2-10 at the Buena Vista Palace & Spa from Kerline Docteur on Vimeo.

Of course no great event can be a great event without a fabulous team of vendors:
Day of Coordination: Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. 407-296-4008
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa 407-827-2727
Floral : Morning Glory Florals 407-767-2080
Ceremony Harpist: Victoria Schultz 407-579-6854
Entertainment : M.a.d.d. Vybez Entertainment 407-733-1839
Makeup : Your Wedding Makeup (407) 415-3202
Photo : Photography By Greg 407-619-2525
Cake : Publix
Brides Attire: Dress - Minerva's Bridal
Brides Shoes: Angela Nuran

We received a lovely thank you card from the bride and groom two weeks ago. It read:
Dear Kerline,
Thank you for all you did to make our vision a reality! We couldn't
ask for a better coordinator. Your thoughtfulness & kindness were
consistent. Thank you for everything!

Jason & Althea

Thank you Jason & Althea for having Joie de Vie as a part of your memorable day!

Until next time,

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Really nice couple. Congratulations to both of you. Wish you all the best!!
Nice photography!...Love all the pics...

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