Donya called me in February of this year to book my wedding planning services for her June 6th wedding. She and Robert had a touching story. This was their 3rd planned wedding and the previous two were canceled due to family tragedies. Despite all of that, Donya was always upbeat, positive, and cheery and I know she’s been surrounded by great support and love her entire life. So they decided to plan the third wedding rather quickly! Besides the venue and the floral designer, they didn’t have anything else booked when they called me. So with less than four months until their big day, we got right to work!
Donya and Robert are two very kind and sweet human beings. I loved working with Donya and met Robert briefly while they were out here for their engagement session. Donya kept me challenged with all of her requests and ideas and I thoroughly enjoy working with her!
The ceremony was a “production show” and a wedding ceremony combined and timing was crucial: the ladies arrived to the ceremony site on a yacht, the bridal party had to be sent down the aisle, the ribbon dancers and band and strings and gospel choir all had to be cued at different times throughout the ceremony and from all different directions, the gondola exit following the ceremony had to arrive on time to whisk the newlyweds away for twenty minutes…and Sam Day the wedding painter and Digs Studio were there to capture all of the special moments!
The ladies arrived to the ceremony in style on the Lady of the Lake yacht.
Their theme of “In the Water, On the Land, On the Mountain, In the Sky” was carried throughout their wedding ceremony and reception.
Mountain Top Gospel Choir
Our beautiful bride Donya
Donya and Robert
Sparkler Grand Exit:
Finally, check out this lovely lovely video by Digs Studio.
Wedding Planner: Green Orchid Events
Venue: Reflection Bay, Lake Las Vegas
Photography/Cinematography: Digs Studio
Floral Designer: Naakiti Floral Design
Yacht: Lady of the Lake, Lake Las Vegas Marina
Gondola: Gondola Adventures
Officiant: Bride’s uncle – Jerry James
Ceremony Music: Duo Mystique, Mountain Top Choir and Band provided by Carla Marrero of Marketing Revolution
DJ: Good Vibrations DJs
Ribbon Dancers: Karin Lawson of KAML Enterprises, LLC
Wedding Painter: Sam Day
Wedding Cake: Tiers of Joy
Chocolate Fountain: Eternally Chocolate
Ice Sculpture: Ice Occasions
Makeup: Makeup in the 702
Transportation: National Transportation Service
Donya and Robert are heading out on a lovely honeymoon in August to Rio de Janeiro!