Orlando Florida Wedding Venue | Mariah and Zachary at The Garden Villa

September 20, 2023 by Just Marry!

Orlando Florida Wedding Venue | Mariah and Zachary at The Garden Villa

Bride and Groom exiting their wedding to a champagne toast


Mariah and Zachary held their July wedding at the beautiful Orlando, Florida wedding venue, The Garden Villa. Our team had the pleasure of working with this sweet local couple because their Just Marry! wedding planner, Ellis, is long-time friends with them. She was so honored to be part of their special day!

We thought Mariah and Zachary’s wedding color palette of blush, ivory, beige, and sage green was perfectly on-trend and perfect for a summer wedding. The soft shades were romantic and timeless, and looked wonderful in their photos! The couple held an outdoor ceremony beneath The Garden Villa’s signature gazebo followed by an indoor reception in the ballroom, where they were welcomed with a sweet champagne toast.

There were wood accents included throughout the event’s design, from the wooden ceremony gazebo and communion presentation to the wooden chandeliers in the reception space. We thought this added such a nice warmth and natural beauty to their décor. Even the touches of brown floral and the bridesmaid’s attire enhanced their chosen color palette. It all came together in a simple, yet elegant style that we loved!

Be sure to read on to learn more about Mariah and Zachary’s wedding at this remarkable Orlando, Florida wedding venue!

Pinterest pin for a wedding at The Garden Villa in Orlando


Wedding Planner: Ellis McRee, Just Marry!
Ceremony Site at The Garden Villa: Upper Patio
Cocktail Hour Site The Garden Villa: Lower Patio
Reception Site at The Garden Villa: The Ballroom
Officiant: Pastor Christian Ramos
Photographer: Moments with M
Floral/Decor: Sarah Bergeson, Lake Baldwin Church
Caterer/Rentals: Cocktails Catering
Cake Baker: Publix Bakery


Bride holding her bouquet
Bride holding a bouquet with memorial pins attached to it
Bride getting ready for the wedding
Groom sitting in a library
Groom watching his bride process up the aisle
Bride being escorted up the aisle by her father
Bride processing up the aisle
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Bride laughing during the wedding ceremony
Bride and groom sharing their first kiss
Bride and groom celebrating after being announced as husband and wife
Bride and groom kissing at the end of the aisle
Bride and groom portrait in black and white
Bride and groom portraits
Bride and Bridesmaids
Groom and Groomsmen
Bride, groom, and wedding party portrait
Bride and groom portraits
Bride and groom having their first dance and touching foreheads
Bride and groom kissing during their champagne send-off


The Just Marry! Team so enjoyed working with Mariah and Zachary at their beautiful Orlando, Florida wedding venue, The Garden Villa! We asked their wedding planner (and friend!), Ellis, a few questions about the big day and this is what she shared:

How was the couple’s planning experience?

It was amazing! Mariah and Zachary got engaged in May and asked me to be their planner in June. I helped them plan this wedding rather quickly, which eased their stress. It was a joy helping them bring everything together!

What was something about this event that really stood out to you?

I loved the color palette and floral! It was light, bright, and perfect for summer!

What was something about the wedding day that truly touched you?

Mariah and Zack have been very close friends of mine for years! My husband was a groomsman in the wedding, too. Mariah and I got coffee together one June morning, and she asked if I would coordinate her wedding. I (of course) said yes, we hugged and cried happy tears! It was a true honor and joy to be a part of their wedding day in such a special way. I’ll cherish this memory forever!

As our team was setting up, I made my way to the bridal suite to check on the bridesmaids and Mariah. When I saw Mariah, she was already in her wedding dress. I wasn’t prepared for her to be all dressed and ready yet! I was so surprised that I was overcome with happy tears. She was a stunning bride! J Her photographer captured my reaction on camera. It was such a sweet moment!

What was the couple’s choice of first dance song?

“Sweetest Thing” by Allman Brown.

What modern or trendy elements did the couple include?

Mariah and Zachary had a beautiful greenery wall for photos. All guests took photos on a Polaroid camera and then pasted the photo in the couple’s guest book along with writing a thoughtful note. It will be such a lovely keepsake!


We’ve worked with thousands of delighted couples on their Orlando weddings, and we just love featuring them here on Just Between Us! Be sure to check out some of our previous posts for all the wedding inspiration and planning tips you might need. Then head over to our planning page to learn how we can help bring your big day to life!


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Orlando Florida Wedding Venue | Mariah and Zachary at The Garden Villa

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