Florida Vow Renewal | Karina and Juan’s Portofino Ceremony

September 9, 2019 by Just Marry!

Florida Vow Renewal | Karina and Juan’s Portofino Ceremony

Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography

THE LOW-DOWN

The Florida vow renewal of Karina and Juan took place at the beautiful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in the last days of December. In an interesting twist, the event was a complete surprise to Karina! Juan took it upon himself to gift his wife with the romantic ceremony overlooking Portofino’s spectacular harbor.

Juan made it happen by creating and sending out actual wedding invitations (to himself and his wife) for a friend’s wedding, so Karina thought she was attending a wedding. The Just Marry! team scheduled hair and makeup for her, and she was told it was a special treat for the wedding she would be attending. Juan planned everything to a T to ensure she was truly surprised…and it went off perfectly!

Check out some of our favorite details below.

THE I-DO CREW

Event Planner: Leanna McDonald, Just Marry!
On-Site Coordinator: Victoria Van Pelt, Just Marry!
Ceremony Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Vista Balcony
Officiant: Rev. Ray Alonzo, A Beautiful Ceremony
Photographer: Matt Jylha Photography
Florist: Raining Roses
Ceremony Musician: Jennie Rudberg, Orlando Violin Music
Hair and Makeup Artist: Shannon Miller-Beatty, Faces by Shannon

OUR FAVE PICS FROM THE WEDDING

Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography
Florida Vow Renewal - Just Marry Weddings - Matt Jylha Photography

WHAT WE LOVED

The Just Marry! Team greatly enjoyed working with Karina and Juan on their Florida vow renewal at the Portofino! Here’s what their Just Marry! planning team, Leanna and Victoria, shared about their event:
  • Victoria's favorite detail

    How could it not be that this vow renewal was a complete surprise for Karina? Her face was priceless when she saw everyone at the ceremony site waiting for her! It was one of the most romantic moments I’ve had the pleasure to witness.

  • Victoria's most emotional moment

    It was really tied into my favorite detail: the surprise! When Karina realized what her husband had planned for her, she teared up. So much love and emotion!

  • A unique element our team enjoyed

    Juan had a sign created that read, “We Still Do.” It had their names and the dates displayed and looked so pretty on the balcony! It’s something Karina and Juan can keep and display in their home as a symbol of their continued love for each other.

MORE EVENTS AT THE LOEWS PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL

There are so many reasons to host a Florida vow renewal at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel! Some of our favorite reasons include the Portofino’s Italian-inspired architecture and lovely European elegance, the option to enjoy a glass of wine and sumptuous gourmet food options at Harbor Nights on select nights, and Musica della Notte, a nightly live opera you can hear from your room or while enjoying a meal in the romantic Harbor Piazza. Check out some of our other events at this popular venue for even more inspiration:

JOIN THE JUST MARRY! FAMILY

Are you planning a Florida vow renewal? Whether you’d like more information about an event at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel or you’re seeking the assistance of a Full Service wedding planner, we can help! Whatever your planning needs, simply fill out the form below and a member of our planning team will reach out to you right away. We would love to welcome you to the Just Marry! family!

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Florida Vow Renewal | Karina and Juan’s Portofino Ceremony

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