On Friday, May 15th, 2015, Kim McMillian, the Lakeshore Center’s venue manager along with BeatCreative, and Andi Mans of Andi Mans Weddings put on an extraordinary special event and wedding showcase at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center and the Withers-Maguire House.
Withers - Maguire House
The Withers-Maguire house was the central area for all things wedding related and we also had our Spring Soirée fashion show right on the lawn sponsored by Something New Bridal Shop from Winter Park. We had an amazing tent fully equipped with a stage and seating, display tables for the fashion show sponsored by Kirby Rentals with florals by Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations, a living champagne girl by Dawn Gilmore Productions, a cocktail bar by Premier Event Services, Cuisiniers Catered cuisine providing light appetizers and our DJ and photo-booth sponsor Xclusive Deejays all set-up on the Withers-Maguire house lawn to show the event capabilities for larger scale events to be hosted at the house. Inside the house we showcased a variety of different wedding vendors and caterers that included – Vanity’s Lavish Events event planner, Betty J’s Floral, Arthur’s Catering, in the 2nd room, Young Love Events, Two Chicks and a Pot, the Flower Studio, Bold Beautiful and Beyond Events, Andi Mans Weddings and Party Flavors Custom Cakes.
The highlight of the event was the bridal fashion show tent which was beautiful designed and executed by Kirby Tents, Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations and Xclusive DJs. Something New Bridal Boutique and Andi Mans Weddings coordinated the gorgeous models and bridal wear that strutted down the runway.
On our walk back to the Ocoee Lakeshore Center we showcased the possibilities both wedding arbors can display – with a total transformation of the rustic tin arbor by Europa Design floral and in front of the grape arbor A Chair Affair Rentals set up a gorgeous ceremony set with their silver mirrored arch and white chiavari chairs with red chair pad accents also accompanying the ceremony area we had a saxophone musician playing relaxing sounds sponsored by Dawn Gilmore Productions.
Ocoee Lakeshore Center | Ocoee, FL
Inside the Ocoee Lakeshore Center it was all about a grand party celebration – not only were we celebrating the Lakeshore Center’s first birthday but we were highlighting our vendors. We had vendors showcasing in all areas of the facility – the meeting room we had Party Shots photo-booth, The Invitation Lounge, I Do Weddings by Sheri , the Ocoee Woman’s Club and a Mary Kay makeup provider.
Inside the main ballroom we highlighted at 6:30 p.m. girls fashion show sponsored by Esmeralda’s Bridal Boutique of Ocoee with Mary Kay sponsoring makeup application on our little girls. The girls dazzled the audience with DJ Todd of MTP Productions playing sounds and acting as our Ocoee Lakeshore Center Master of Ceremonies.
Caterers and Vendors
We had a great variety of caterers and dessert vendors offering delicious samples all through the night- Three 2OH Nitrogen Ice Cream, Magic Occasions Catering, Cocktails Catering, Sgt. Bacon, Big Mikes Catering, Florida Candy Buffets, The Classic Affair, planner and rental company – The Wedding Shoppe and photo vendors – RH Photography Communication and the interactive Flipbook People. Inside the pre-function room we had an array of services from A Chair Affair event rentals, Europa Design floral studio, It Works, Foodie Catering, Marc Burgess Productions, Sterling Photography and Bold Beautiful and Beyond Events.
We also cannot forget about our wonderful registration assistants at the Withers-Maguire House Beautiful Bride Magazine and at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center the Perfect Wedding Guide helped us register qualified event renters.
We are also thankful to our talented photographers and videographer – Seltzer Films who did the above sneak peek clip, Ashlee Hammon Photography who covered all images at the WMH and the Spring Soirée fashion show, Joy Wright who captured images here at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center and our architect photographer JL Photo graphic and a great big thanks to the entire parks and recreation team, Jeff Hayes, Mark Johnson, Kim McMillian and the extra recreation staff that helped us out on site.
Behind The Scenes | Special Event and Wedding Show | Ocoee Lakeshore Center | Ocoee, FL
A huge thank you to all the talented vendors who made Let’s Celebrate Special Event & Wedding Show a successful event!