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Orlando Wedding Venues: The Hidden Gems

I did my fair share of research on wedding venues in Central Florida back when I was planning our wedding and have attended over a dozen weddings in the Orlando area. Some of these venues are fairly new and some have been around for a long time.

Let The Wedding Weekend Begin

Happy Friday loves!

This weekend I celebrate my dear friend from high school's wedding beachside in Tobago. She stood by my side three years ago at my wedding and now I'm honored to see her walk down the aisle. A full wedding and trip recap to come next week. In the meantime, here's a quick flashback Friday of my wedding party and the bride-to-be. 

Wedding photos by S&S Photography

I did a recap of our Wedding at Paradise Cove in Orlando a few years back when I first started blogging. 

You can also follow me on instagram to keep up with my travel adventures. 

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll catch you next week!

Weekending: Disney, Birthday & Wedding Fun

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

My weekend started on Thursday after work. K took me out for dinner and bought me a cute little cake to celebrate my 31st birthday.

Sorry for being MIA on Friday as I took the day off to go to Disney with the hubby and have a little staycation at a resort nearby. 

We spent most of the day at Magic Kingdom and went on a few of the main rides and rollercoasters. I'm going to post more about our Disney trip later this week since it was a fun-filled adventure and I got tons of photos.

We ended that day at Epcot to explore all the different countries and try different drinks and food from around the world. 

 We had dinner at Morroco's Marrakesh restaurant which was amazing!

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed our nighttime balcony view of the resort before crashing.

On Saturday (my actual birthday) we explored the huge resort and had some poolside lunch before heading up to the hotel room to get dressed for our friend's wedding.

The wedding ceremony was outdoors in the garden and the weather was perfect to tie the knot.

We had some fun in the photobooth taking funny photos with friends but also got a nice shot of our group looking "normal".

On Sunday, we checked out of the hotel and went for lunch at Seadog Brewing Company. We've been wanting to check out this place for a while now and were pleasantly surprised to find out they have $2.50 mimosas and bloody mary's on the weekend.
I had an amazing birthday weekend filled with so many fun festivities. Thirty one is treating me really well so far!

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup. 

Wedding Wednesday - Recapping The Details

I found out that my wedding was featured on the yesterday!! They published some of my favorite images taken from our photographer.

Our photographer also did a nice blog post about our wedding several months ago, which you can read here.

I thought I would recap all the details of our wedding which took me over a year to plan out, so here's our wedding in a nutshell:

Theme: Tropical & Elegant

Ceremony Venue: Lakeside wedding

Colors: Champagne & Eggplant

Ceremony Music: Caribbean Steel Pan

Reception Music: Variety - Band & DJ

Food: Buffet Caribbean/Hawaiian

My favorite detail was how we decorated our sweetheart table (thanks Pinterest!)

Joining in today for the Wedding Wednesday Linkup.

Happy Hump Day!

Weekend Festivities

As we approach the end of the year, it seems there's something to celebrate every weekend - weddings, birthdays, housewarmings, and the list goes on. On Friday evening we went to a friend's wedding at Paradise Cove, the same venue where we got married as I talked about in a previous post. The bride looked gorgeous in her dress and we had a great time!

I love the tropical feel of this venue and how serene the lake is. Friday night was a little chilli (at least for us Floridians) so a light sweater was needed.
They had a photo booth at the wedding which we had to make use of ;-)

Saturday night we went out to celebrate a friend's birthday and there happened to also have a photo booth there so I had more photo booth fun with my friend Emily.

After our Friday and Saturday night festivities, I'm enjoying a day at home relaxing (somewhat) - also cleaning and baking. I made a spinach & mushroom quiche and also a ham & cheese quiche, which we dug into right away. We now have enough quiche left over to feed a large family, and there's only two of us in this household. 

Spinach Quiche recipe (found online at but I tweaked it a little bit):

3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 onion
6 oz mozzarella cheese
6 oz. cheddar cheese
1 small can mushrooms
3/4 package frozen spinach - thawed and drained
2 tbsp butter
3 bunches of green onions
1 deep dish frozen pie crust
salt and pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F 
  2. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion in butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Stir in spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into the pastry shell, allowing egg mixture to thoroughly combine with spinach mixture
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining Cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 35 minutes or until set in center. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!