January 27, 2023

Dancing Under The Stars At Cypress Grove


It was a spectacular Orlando evening for dancing under that stars at Cypress Grove Estate House.  Maria and Jay and their 90 guests could not have asked for better weather for their outdoor wedding celebration.

The Location
The Estate House at Cypress Grove is a vintage 1925 estate.  The colonial home sits on 80 acres of lush grounds with tree lined streets, aged oak and cypress trees, radiant seasonal flowers, and manicured lawns, all on the cusp of Lake Jessamine. The magnificent outlook from the estate creates infinite wedding photo opportunities.

Lakeside Ceremony
Maria and Jay’s ceremony took place shortly before sunset at the beautiful all-white trellis. Pastor Harry Rubi of Sensational Ceremonies officiated.  A lavaliere microphone, provided by Soundwave Entertainment, was clipped onto the Pastor’s lapel so guests could easily hear. Gentle background music filled the air as family and friends took their seats. The wedding planner, Bella Sposa Events, and Soundwave collaborated to ensure a perfect ceremony.

Cocktails At The Garden
Once the ceremony concluded, guests were led to the elegant garden on the far side of the property where appetizers and beverages awaited them.  The newlyweds selected a modern deep house mix of melodies without vocals to set the tone allowing guests to easily conversate.

Reception Under The Market Lights
The wedding party and newlyweds were formally introduced by DJ Ray Vales, Soundwave’s Latin Expert, to the sounds of “Can’t Stop Us Now,” by Pitbull and Zac Brown Band.  The guests clapped and cheered as the couple whisked through the guest tables to the dance floor where they had their celebrated their first dance. Guests enjoyed a fabulous meal by the exclusive caterer, Big City Catering, one of Orlando’s finest.  As guests dined, DJ Ray played a custom mix of Bossa Nova melodies.

As the meal winded down, the sun vanished just in time to kick off the dance party!  The market lights adorning the reception area and Soundwave Dance Party Lights created the perfect ambiance. Soundwave DJ Ray Vales spun a mix of high energy American and Latin hits. The newlyweds could not have asked for a more perfect outdoor wedding under the midnight sky and gorgeous canopy of stars.

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Bella Sposa Events
Big City Catering
Sensational Ceremonies
Bluegrass Chic
Kristen Weaver Photography

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Latin Expert Ray Vales

Processional:  Hallelujah, Violinia Zhanna Stelmakh
Bride:  Can’t Help Falling In Love, Kina Grannis
Recessional:  My Sweet Lord, George Harrison
Introduction:  Cant’ Stop Us Nowm Pitbull and Zac Brown Band
First Dance:  Everything, Michael Buble

Requested Party Songs:
Feel this Moment, Pitbull
Feels So Close, Calvin Harris
Give Me Everything, Pitbull
I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney
It’s Tricky, Run DMC
Moves Like Jagger, Marron 5 and Christina Aguilera
Danza kuduro, Don Omar
Despasito, Luis Fonsi
Don’t be Shy, Karol G & tiesto
El Teke Teke, Carlos Vives
El Vestido Rojo, Calle Ciega
Gasolina, Daddy yanki
Las Avispas, Juan Luia Guerra