Summer Wedding Ideas | Jennifer and Zack at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

June 22, 2022 by Just Marry!

Summer Wedding Ideas | Jennifer and Zack at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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THE LOW-DOWN

Jennifer and Zack included many fun summer wedding ideas in their late September event at the Portofino Bay Hotel. This sweet New Jersey couple’s wedding day didn’t quite go to plan thanks to Mother Nature, but they didn’t let that interfere with the celebration! Instead, they had a stunning ballroom ceremony and reception that they and their guests will never forget.

One of our favorite summer wedding ideas we loved from Jennifer and Zack’s wedding was the lush, spectacular floral. Raining Roses did an incredible job! They managed to blend a trendy moody wedding color scheme with bright, summery pops of color. The burgundy, navy, and white colors were also perfect for a summer wedding. There was something beautiful to see everywhere you looked!

Jennifer’s light, airy wedding dress and the pretty floral robes she and her bridesmaids wore while getting ready were also spot-on for the season. But perhaps the ultimate topper to their summer wedding ideas was the “day after” pool party they had. What a wonderful way to beat the heat and kick off their honeymoon!

Read on for more details about this memorable destination wedding at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

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THE "I DO" CREW

Wedding Planner: Jessica Van Heyde, Just Marry!
Ceremony Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Venetian Ballroom
Cocktail Hour Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Indoor Gazebo
Reception Site at the Portofino Bay Hotel: Venetian Ballroom
Officiant: Friend of the Family
Photographer: Victoria Angela
Florist: Raining Roses
Ceremony Music: Tommy Carlton and Carlann Evans
Reception Entertainment: The Hit Factory
Hair and Makeup Artist: About Face Hair and Makeup
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Cake Baker: Portofino Bay Hotel
Caterer: Portofino Bay Hotel

OUR FAVE PICS FROM THE EVENT

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Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Ceremony
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Ceremony
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Ceremony
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Ceremony
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Wedding Party
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Wedding Party
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Portraits
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Portraits
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Portraits
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Portraits
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Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Pool Party
Summer Wedding Ideas - Just Marry Weddings - Victoria Angela Photography - Pool Party

WHAT WE LOVED

The Just Marry! Team had a wonderful time helping Jennifer and Zack bring their Portofino wedding to life! We know future couples will also love the summer wedding ideas inspired by their event. Here’s what their Just Marry! wedding planner, Jessica, shared about the big day:

  • Favorite detail

    The décor was so thoughtful and stunning! It made their indoor ceremony feel as if it was always meant to be that way. Jennifer chose such beautiful colors of floral and such unique centerpieces!

  • Most emotional moment

    Jennifer’s father gave such a lovely toast welcoming everyone to the reception. It was so sweet to see how genuinely happy he was that all of their guests travelled to Florida for his youngest daughter’s big day! You could tell that Jennifer and her dad have such a special relationship.

  • Most surprising moment

    A close family friend of Jennifer is a wonderful singer, and has a tradition of singing “New York, New York” at each wedding. It was such a fun element to add to the dinner service!

  • A nontraditional choice made by the couple

    Jennifer did a first look with Zack, but didn’t put in her veil until right before she walked down the aisle. It was such a special touch to still give him an element of surprise!

  • Menu the couple selected

    Jennifer and Zack chose an amazing menu! At their cocktail hour they had a raw bar, Italian sushi station, and build your own slider station. Their guests loved it!

  • Fave part of the planning process with the couple

    Jennifer was so unbelievably calm throughout the entire planning process. She rolled with all of the punches that life threw her way with such grace! On the wedding day, both she and Zack were so relaxed. It was clear that they just wanted to be married to each other!

  • Where the couple stayed while in Orlando

    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Couple's choice of first dance song

    “She's Got a Way” by Billy Joel

  • A unique element I loved

    Rather than having a sweetheart table or a head table, Jennifer and Zack sat at a table with their parents. I thought that was such a special way to include them in the big day and spend quality time with them!

MORE JUST MARRY! PORTOFINO WEDDINGS

There are many wonderful reasons to have a Portofino Bay Hotel wedding! Some of our favorites include the venue’s Italian-inspired architecture and lovely European elegance, the option to enjoy a glass of wine and gourmet food options at Harbor Nights on select nights, and Musica della Notte, a nightly live opera held in the romantic Harbor Piazza. Check out some of our past Portofino events, then hop over here to start planning your own!

JOIN THE JUST MARRY! FAMILY

Looking for more summer wedding ideas or are you interested in an event at the Portofino? We’d love to help! Whether you’re seeking an all-inclusive wedding package or the services of a Full Service Wedding Planner, we’ll partner with you to bring your wedding dreams to life. Simply Contact Us 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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Summer Wedding Ideas | Jennifer and Zack at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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