Family & friends, hot homemade bbq, cold drinks - what more do you need for a perfect way to kick off the weekend?
A unity ceremony, an evening of food, music, and wine, and a celebration of love from day to night.
The weekend is almost over, but perhaps the "Build Your Best Bloody Mary" bar will help you forget for a little while longer.
It may only be a weekend, but we're planning on jamming in as much fun as possible!
Come and get settled at the house - explore, hang out, do chores (kidding) or grab a quick dip in the pool before the evening festivities. Or, if you're really lucky, get sucked into prepping food or drink for the evening (it takes a village!).
A huge thank you to Betty & Frank, who have generously booked all the hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn under their diamond status (yay perks!).Settle in at the hotel and then come to the house! We’ll fire up the grill around 5PM, but feel free to come earlier.
There will be a selection of snacks, dips, and appetizers rolling throughout the night. We’ll also have chicken legs/wings & pulled pork with all the sides and fixings you could want, Southern BBQ style.
Gerry already has 4 gallons of beer (a lager and a stout) home brewing for just this occasion, plus some old and new favorite brewskies. Sad truth... they are all favorites.
With three signature cocktails (two alcoholic, one non-alcoholic), you’ll have no shortage of tasty options for the night.
Hang out around the pool, pick up a game of darts, and generally just enjoy the night. Feel free to stay and party as long as you like!
There will be an assortment of brunch items at the house you can have at your convenience (including homemade breakfast burritos you just need to warm, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc.) as well as coffee, juice, tea, soda, etc.
Wekiwa Springs State Park is a huge state park 30 mins from the house. It has great hiking trails and a year-round 72 degree natural spring. Lakeridge Winery is 10 minutes from the house. Starting at 10AM, they have tours/tastings and (because it's their 26th annual harvest festival) local artists, crafters, live blues music, etc.
If you are interested in having your hair and/or make-up done professionally on Saturday, please email us ASAP.
The house in Clermont will be open to everyone 24/7.
Feel free to use the game rooms, PS4 for some silliness, the pool, etc. at any time, whether you are staying at the house or hotel.
We’ll have a short and sweet ceremony at around 3PM at the house. This will be followed by some professional photos for the whole group (and some smaller combos). Yes, we'll send copies to everyone!
Our biggest concern is that everyone is comfortable and able to really enjoy themselves. The event and party will be outdoors, and it will be hot and humid! For the fellas, a suit is fine, but plan for taking that jacket off! For the ladies, dress cool and comfortable (long or short dress is fine), but please bring comfortable shoes as we’ll be on the lawn.
We’ll have a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and dessert by an amazing local caterer. We will not have formal seating, though there will be tables and chairs enough for all. Just plan to enjoy and relax altogether as a family.
At approx. 9PM, we’ll move the party inside the house, to relax and continue to revel in married bliss. For the night owls, there will be a sweet late night snack (leftovers of which will be available at the Sunday brunch for those that miss it).
While the time may change depending on how late the party goes on Saturday, we’ll have a rolling breakfast buffet at the house from approx. 11AM - 2PM. This will include a “Make Your Best Bloody Mary” bar and coffees/juices/teas.
While it will be sad to be over, we so appreciate all of you being a part of this weekend. We know how much of a hassle it is for you all to get to Florida, but having a weekend surrounding by our family is so touching for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Bring your appetite as for a few days calories don't count.
Check out some pictures of the house!