I absolutely loved working with Stephanie and Ryan! Stephanie and I did lots of emailing before we finally got the chance to meet up in person. When we finally did, we had a great time along with Ryan, their moms and the flower girl!
Their big day was held at Heathrow Country Club in Lake Mary. Their blush, taupe and gold wedding was beautiful and their vendor team did an amazing job making their vision come to life! Even though the golf course was a little rough because of Hurricane Irma, the pictures still turned out beautiful and we had an amazing sunset!
Before the ceremony, our lovely bride and groom did a first look with the beautiful staircase of Heathrow Country Club as their backdrop. Watching and listening to Ryan before Stephanie came down the stairs was priceless. He was so excited, yet nervous. Treasured Moments Video Productions got it all on film and it is so wonderful to watch! (See below).
Their ceremony was held at Heathrow’s gazebo. A close friend officiated and the ceremony was so sweet! After the two said “I do” they snuck away to capture a few more portraits while guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner, a super fun photobooth and dancing! Oh yes and there was cake and donuts! The night ended with a sparkler exit and they lived happily ever after! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Gookin!
Wedding planning package: Sweet and Simple
Katie’s favorite wedding details / moments: Ryan and Stephanie’s first look was one for the books! I also loved watching Joe teach Ryan how to tie a bowtie. Stephanie and Ryan are just perfect for each other!
Lake Mary Wedding Coordinator | Big Day CelebrationsLake Mary Wedding Venue | Heathrow Country Club Orlando Wedding Photographer | Patricia Matos PhotographyWedding Videographer | Treasured Moments Video ProductionsOrlando Cake Bakery | Sofelle Cake ArtistryWinter Springs DJ | Xclusive DeejaysWinter Springs Photobooth | Xclusive PhotoboothsAltamonte Springs Florist | Events by The Flower StudioOrlando Hair & Makeup Artist | Once Upon A Beauty Hair and MakeupOfficiant | Jean SwetteWedding Dress | David’s BridalMenswear | Men’s WearhouseInvitations | Zazzle
From the bride…“Katie and her husband with Big Day Celebrations are an amazing dynamic duo and went above and beyond to make our day perfect!! Once she arrived on our October wedding day, I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. Everything went so smoothly with all of their help and expertise. She is so passionate and happy to help with whatever you need for your big day. Throughout the process, Katie was always available and responded so quickly with any questions or concerns I had, even when she was out of the country (I didn’t expect her to respond till she got back)! Many times, she’d answer my questions before I could even ask them! Anything I brought up, she had an answer and a solution, and brought up some things I hadn’t even thought of. My husband didn’t know how to tie his bowtie – no fear, Katie’s husband is here!! She made sure every detail was perfectly put together and most importantly, ready on time. She ensured all of my vendors were on the same page as well. It allowed me to enjoy getting ready, our first look, taking pictures and just enjoy the whole day in general. A planner is so necessary for everything to go smoothly the day of, and picking Katie and Big Day Celebrations will take the stress out of all of those last-minute details that no bride should stress over. They both went above and beyond what I expected and am so thankful because our day would have not been the same or as perfect without them!”
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