Orlando Wedding | Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding of Rachel and Timm

February 15, 2019 by Just Marry!

Orlando Wedding | Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding of Rachel and Timm


Rachel and Timm held their Orlando wedding at the spectacular Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on the last day of June. Their wedding colors of silver, white, and Tiffany blue perfectly reflected the summer season as well as the magnificence of the venue. We loved how the color scheme was reflected in details like the reception lighting, the wedding cake embellishments, and the wedding party attire.

Rachel looked simply radiant, like a princess out of a fairytale! We adored her flowing Ysa Makino ball gown as well as the jeweled headband she wore. Timm in his trendy gray suit and black tie paired beautifully with his bride. The happy couple made this Orlando wedding one of the most entertaining of the year!


Wedding Planner/On-Site Coordination: Susan Southerland, Just Marry! working with Cherish Events
Ceremony Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Tuscan Foyer
Reception Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Venetian Ballroom
Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson, Sensational Ceremonies
Photographer: 5 Star Productions
Videographer: 5 Star Productions
Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music
Reception Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment
Lighting: FyerFly Productions
Florist: Fairbanks Florist
Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Stationer: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Macaron Favors: Sweet Design Studios
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals



The Just Marry! Team greatly enjoyed working with Rachel and Timm on their big day! Here is what their Just Marry! wedding planner, Susan, shared about their event:
  • Most emotional moment

    I had worked very closely with the bride’s mom, RoseMarie, on the décor for the wedding. Both she and Rachel had a very specific vision for the reception. When it was time to do a preview of the reception, I took RoseMarie’s hand and we walked into the ballroom together. She was overwhelmed. She said that everything was exactly as she envisioned and more. This was her email to me after the wedding: “Hi Susan... just had to send you an email, but this time to say a big THANK YOU for your time in making my daughter’s wedding the wonderful event it was. We are still getting comments from guests as to how much they enjoyed themselves. The decor was SPECTACULAR... you achieved my dreams for my only daughter’s wedding and I will always be grateful to you for this.”

  • Fave part of the planning process with the clients

    Throughout the planning process, everyone was so sweet and upbeat. You could feel how excited they were about the wedding day and the marriage. It’s so gratifying to work with a couple and family who love each other deeply and are having fun with the process!

  • What the bride wore

    Rachel wore a stunning Ysa Makino wedding gown that she purchased at Bridal Reflections NYC. The dress had delicate bead work and beautiful illusion paneling in the bodice and the back, making it both elegant and on-trend!


There are so many reasons to host your Orlando wedding at the Portofino! Some of our favorites 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 Universal Studios wedding venue for even more inspiration:


Are you considering booking a wedding at the Portofino Bay Hotel? Or would you possibly like more information about hosting an Orlando wedding? 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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Orlando Wedding | Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding of Rachel and Timm

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