Winter Park Society
Shea and Shannon married at the beautiful Wind Song Estate. This venue is a private venue and only open to members of a private charity located in Winter Park. The mansion was built in the 1930s and is a throwback to the hay-day of Winter Park society.
Lora Wardman Events worked with Shannon and Shea to create a beautiful wedding to fit their beautiful location and love for Winter Park society. With tables scattered around the lawn, cocktails around the flowing fountain and pool, and dancing right on the edge of Lake Mizell , it was truly beautiful.
Bluegrass Chic really worked their magic for this amazing couple. Shannon works as a nurse at one of Orlando’s larger hospitals and is on the front line of patient treatment. Her family’s ties to Winter Park society allowed them the opportunity to use this beautiful venue and Bluegrass Chic really pulled off the bouquets, boutonnieres, and décor that were a nod to that time gone by.
Lauren Galloway was chosen to photograph this nod to Winter Park society. Capturing images of the couple and their wedding party on the ground and in the adorned rooms of the mansion, she really did an excellent job of preserving these memories for a lifetime.
Arthur’s Catering has been a long-standing establishment in Winter Park society. The Arthur’s team can be found at the most exclusive locations in Winter Park, whether it be public venues or private residences, their culinary team go above and beyond to bring the best food to the table.
Shea and Shannon asked Rev. Glynn Ferguson, the owner of Sensational Ceremonies and an Orlando Wedding Officiant, to work with them to create a beautiful custom ceremony that would fit the two of them like a glove. Rev. Ferguson gave them two of them a homework assignment to write and tell him why they love each other.
Shannon wrote: Shea, I love the way you dance in the kitchen while making cookies just to make me laugh. I love how you can eat a big mac, large fry, chicken nuggets, and two apple pies and still say you need a “snack” when you’re done. I love how every time I come home from work you greet me with the dogs outside before I even get out of my car. I love how you can be grumpy when you wake up. I love how much you love those closest to you, and I love how you treat the dogs. I love how terrible you are at directions. I love that no matter what, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. I love that doing nothing with you is one of my favorite things to do. I love you because at the end of the day, you are my best friend.
Shea, I love you because you not only taught me what true, unwavering love was, you also taught me how to love myself. I love you not only on the easy days, but on the hard days, too. I love you for not only the person you are, but for the person I am when I am with you. With you, I am completely and utterly myself, good or bad, and you love me all the same. I love that no matter where this life takes us, even if that means sliding down an Icey mountain road in North Carolina, I am home as long as I am with you.
Shea wrote: Shannon, I love you more than anything in this world, and I’m the luckiest guy to be able to call you, my wife. My greatest accomplishment so far is standing up here in front of you as this is being read. That I get to be up here with you and tell you how much you mean to me.
When I think of qualities that make a good wife I think of thoughtfulness, being kind, caring, compassionate, and trustworthy. In terms of those qualities, you set the standard high. I love how you’re committed to me, and I know through life’s ups and downs you’ll be there no matter what. I love the respect you have for me and that you admire our differences. You appreciate my qualities and thoughts even if you may disagree. I love that you always think of the small things that tie our family together, and when you buy stuff that makes our house a home(even if that means going to Target without me, and having the red card as your ammunition…I trust you) I love that we can spend time together doing things we enjoy, that we’re comfortable spending time apart, how we make each other laugh, and how you also understand how important football Sundays are to me. I love that you take an interest in what I’m passionate about, and how you support me no matter what.
I promise to always be there for you and provide in the good times and bad((besides a 4th dog that is where I draw the line…people will back e up on this…) I promise to always plan date nights, say thank you, and put our relationship first. I’m not just marrying someone I can just live with. You are someone I can’t live without. I love you.
Congratulations to the two of you.