Country Wedding Under a Great Old Tree. Highland Manor, is located in the country town of Apopka. The town itself is nestled in the hills of Central Florida within striking distance of Orlando, Florida and the many attractions that the area has to offer such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Featured at the venue are majestic Oak and Cypress trees draped with Spanish Moss and an historic home with plenty of space to hold large parties for events ranging from business meetings to weddings. It was to this majestic spot that Scott and Amanda brought their family and friends to help in celebrating their marriage festivities. Lon Tosi of Celebration Florida and from the Orlando team of Sensational Ceremonies worked with the couple for many months to create just the prefect ceremony that very much centered around their deep love for one another and their close relationship with family and friends.
The ceremony itself was full of intimate thoughts and readings. For instance, it started off with the following reading: “I feel like everything in my life has led me to you. My choices, my heartbreaks, my regrets. Everything. And when we’re together, my past seems worth it. Because if I had done one thing differently, I might never have met you.” Such beautiful words! They also made certain that Lon took time to thank the parents of the bride and groom for all the love and guidance that they had provided. That made for such a touching and tender moment. The had their hands blessed in the “Blessing of The Hands” ceremony and then they read special words that they had written to each other. Words that spoke directly to their reasons for becoming husband and wife. Lon also read the gorgeous “Union by Robert Fulghum” which ends with these special words: “Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.”
Everything was captured by Joe Marolis the Owner of Elegant Entertainment our to Orlando. Elegant Entertainment provided the sound system for both the ceremony and the reception afterwards along with some amazing entertainment! It was a gorgeous event with wonderful Central Florida weather and all was captured in photos by The Thiemans – Toni and Carlton! Dubsdread Catering made certain that the food was amazing. It was a prefect evening on all accounts. Congratulations to Amanda and Scott!