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Bride and Groom: Christina and Maurice Wimms

Wedding Date: July 17, 2014

Venue: Lake Mary Events CenterIMG_0145a

A gorgeously executed and styled destination wedding in lovely Lake Mary Florida. The wedding took place in the main room of the Lake Mary Events Center that looked out over lush landscape and a lake. Close family and friends traveled down by auto train to support and attend this wonderful couple’s ceremony. Enjoy some of the pictures I captured of their day.


Wedding Colors: Guava (from David’s Bridal) and Black & White Damask
Wedding Theme and/or Style: No particular theme, but we did have a Mickey and Minnie wedding cake topper to capture the Floridian/Disney sprit!

Meet the couple– few sentences about how you met, the proposal, your careers, etc.
Maurice and I are originally from Philadelphia, PA and we currently live in Wilmington, DE. I am a cardiac technician at Chester County Hospital in PA and Maurice is a software tester for JP Morgan Chase. We met almost 9 years ago on Temple University campus. 7 years and 1 child later, Maurice proposed on Christmas day 2012. What inspired me to have our wedding in Florida is that I visit many times during the year. I love the Orlando area so much I thought it would be amazing to say “I do” in the sunshine state!


Where did you get your Bridal Attire? Tux? Bridal party fashion? David’s Bridal, TopWedding.com and Overstock.com

Did you have any extra details added or taken away? My dress was very plain, so I ordered a rhinestone sash from TopWedding.com

Who is the designer? Brides gown, bridal party attire, groom attire: All of the dresses came from David’s Bridal and the groom/groomsmen wore tuxedos from Overstock.com

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Your something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new? N/A

Hair: Sharon Knight of SS Artistry

Makeup: Sharon Knight of SS Artistry

Shoes? DEB Shops

Rings: Jared


Bride’s Accessories: Sears and DEB Shops

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Photographer/Videographer/Photo Booth: Maria Cruz LoveMate Photography

Bouquets: Who designed, where purchased? Country Club Flowers in Lake Mary, FL


Flowers: Coral Roses, Orchids, and  Wax Flowers


Bridal Party Colors: Guava

Bridesmaid Dresses. Where purchased? Who designed? David’s Bridal




Wedding Planner or Coordinator: Myself

Venue Location.  Ceremony and Reception- please explain why you chose this location

Lake Mary Events Center; I chose this venue because it had a beautiful Lakeview and I wanted to still have that outdoor feel without having an outdoor ceremony. Plus, it was very affordable to have it on a weekday!


Who designed the ceremony and reception space? Myself and the bridesmaids

Catering: River City Catering Sanford, Fl

Cake: Cupcake Crazy



Rentals: n/a

Musicians, DJs, Performers: DJ Chuck Johnson




Tent: not used

Lighting: not used

Transportation: not used



Travel/Honeymoon: Las Vegas

Wedding website: not used

Provide the names of anyone special you want included in your story: children, relatives or parents: Our son Quinton, my parents Nylan and Donald Collins, his mother Patricia Wimms, his aunt and uncle Erika and Michael Wimms.

Any Advice for future brides planning a wedding in Florida at the venue you used?

Do your homework!! I planned my entire wedding from out of town and it is so important to find out as much information as you can. Also if you can, visit your vendors as much as you can. I came to Florida twice before the wedding to make sure everything would be perfect. Ask lots of questions and make sure you thoroughly read all contracts. Ask about discounts and specials they may be having.

What was your go-to resource for wedding planning and inspiration? Theknot.com

Any vendors that you would like to comment on: DeShay at River City Catering was phenomenal! She is very attentive to your needs and the food is awesome! Maria Cruz of Love Mate photography takes amazing photos and they were delivered within 2 weeks after the wedding.

How was the process for obtaining the marriage license? Very easy! We didn’t even need birth cerfiticates!

The bride graciously shared  Pictures from LoveMate Photography

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Thank you for allowing I DO Weddings by Sheri to be a part of your wedding day vision!


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