Our Feature Friday blog is where you’ll find out what’s happening in and around Orlando. We’ll focus on wedding-related events (but throw in some odds and ends, too, so we keep you guessing!). Know of an event coming up that we didn’t list here? Please comment and let us know!
We’re halfway through the month of May, the busiest month of the year for weddings in Orlando! With event planners and local venues so busy making the dreams of brides and grooms come true, there aren’t many wedding-related events going on this weekend. Fear not, however! There are still plenty of great things to do, such as these outstanding offerings:
5/18/12 – If you’re seeking a fun escape from wedding planning tonight, head over to Hard Rock Live and catch the Lisa Lampanelli Comedy Show. Known for making Jay Leno call her the “most outrageous comic we have ever had on the Tonight Show,” this “Tough Love” comedian is sure to bring some laughter to your day! Tickets are $45 per person and doors open at 7:00 p.m.
*Just Marry! Tip: You can make a night of it by enjoying a meal at the Hard Rock Café, or venturing over to Universal’s City Walk after the performance. There are also wonderful hotels nearby, such as the Loews Hard Rock Hotel, Portofino Bay Hotel, and Royal Pacific Resort, so you can stretch it into a weekend getaway. You can even check out their wedding sites while you’re there!
5/19/12 – If you’re considering a beach-themed wedding, you can get some inspiration while supporting a great cause by attending the Island Luau Jam 2012 this Saturday. Hosted by the Orlando Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, this event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market. For $40 in advance or $50 at the door, you can contribute to this fundraiser while enjoying great food, cocktails, and entertainment.
*Just Marry! Tip: This event promises “island attire” and live music, so there is sure to be great ideas for tropical-style weddings. You might even be able to hire the band or caterer for your event! Keep an eye out for details that you love, then contact us to help make it happen.
5/18/12 – 5/20/12 – This is the last weekend to experience the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, one of the most popular events in Orlando each year. Get inspired by nature and explore the park’s custom topiaries, botanicals, live music, and special programs, including presentations done by some of the nation’s most talented and knowledgeable designers. There are even special deals going on for Florida residents, so don’t miss out!
*Just Marry! Tip: This is one of the best chances to explore options for live floral and plant décor for your wedding or event. Chat with designers from such networks as HGTV to get advice on elements that would work well at your event, whether you’re local to Orlando or just stopping by!
These are just a few highlights of Orlando events happening in the coming days. Please tune in next week for a new Feature Friday with other exciting and fun happenings in “The City Beautiful.”