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Like many couples who tied the knot in 2020, Katie & Ryan eagerly awaited the day they could celebrate their nuptials with friends and family. They held a formal reception on March 21, 2021, at the stunning Highland Manor in Apopka, Florida. This grand estate is one of Central Florida’s premier wedding event venues. The manor boasts exquisite views, massive oak trees, and simply oozes southern charm.

The couple exchanged a sweet renewal of vows on the lawn in front of 80 of their closest friends and family members. Katie donned a gorgeous sweeping lace gown and was escorted down the aisle to “Satellite” by BT. Following the ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour in the lounge of the palatial Highland Manor.

The reception room was uplit by Soundwave Entertainment in light blue, highlighting the stunning chandeliers that adorn the space. DJ Justin Coulter of Soundwave Entertainment introduced the guests of honor to “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark, followed by the couple’s first dance to “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack.

The Orlando bride and groom wanted to ensure that their eagerly anticipated reception was “one heck of a party,” and that’s exactly what DJ Justin made happen! Guests hit the dance floor and only retreated briefly for dinner and cake cutting. A high-energy mix of 60s-80s rock, swing, Motown, disco, funk, country, and lots of current hits ensured there was something for everyone! The Mr. & Mrs. ended the night with one last dance to “Forever” by Chris Brown, closing the night on this lively Highland Manor reception.

Venue: Highland Manor
Caterer: Dubsdread Catering
Floral: Cindy’s Originals
Photo: Pure Gold Creative
Cake: Aunt Gingibreads Bakery

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Manager Justin Coulter, aka DJ Colt

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Dance Lights
6 Wall Uplights in the color light blue
Cake Pinspot

Bride: Satellite, BT
Recessional: Freedom, Kygo
Introduction: Good Vibrations, Marky Mark
First Dance: A Million Dreams, The Greatest Showman
Father Daughter: That’s What Its All About, Brooks and Dunn
Mother Son: Days Like this, Van Morrison
Cake Cutting: Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
Last Dance With Guests: Forever, Chris Brown
Private Last Dance: A Million Dreams, Greatest Showman

Like many couples who were set to have a wedding in 2020, couple Jordan & Kyle Rozankowski opted to get married first and party later. They celebrated their marriage with friends and family during a beautiful ceremony and reception held at the exquisite Highland Manor in Apopka, Florida. One of Central Florida’s premiere event venues, Highland Manor boasts scenic vistas, mature oak trees and oozes with southern charm. Once a grand private home, the venue provides picture perfect locations for both indoor and outdoor events. Catering at Highland is provided exclusively by Dubsdread Catering, one of Orlando’s finest long-standing catering companies.

The couple exchanged vows under the majestic towering oak tree on the lawn. Escorted by her father, bride Jordan was beaming as she walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys. Surrounded by sixty of their closest friends and family, the couple publicly declared their love for one another in a heartfelt recommitment of their vows.

Cocktail hour followed in the pre-function area. A Disney vocalist mix played in the background as guests sipped and mingled. Shortly after, DJ Justin assembled guests in the ballroom for introductions. The ballroom was decorated with stunning gold chivari chairs and accents. We uplit the walls with a candle light color, which created a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere. All eyes were on the Mr. and Mrs. as they shared their first dance to “Never Stop” by Safety Suit.

The couple put their knowledge of one another to the test as DJ Justin Coulter surprised them with a side-splitting round of “The Newlywed Game.” The evening was rounded out with a delicious buffet catered by Dubsdread Catering, as well as cake cutting, special mother/son and father/daughter dances and the garter and bouquet toss.

One of the highlights of the evening was a planned proposal by Jordan’s sister’s boyfriend. Just before the bouquet toss, Jordan instead turned and handed the bouquet to her sister. At just that moment the boyfriend proposed! “Better Together” by Jack Johnson played as the newly engaged couple shared a short dance together.

Mr. and Mrs. Rozankowski enjoyed their last dance with guests to “Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. As guests headed to the front porch, the couple savored a quiet moment alone as they danced to “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith for their private last dance. Family and friends blew bubbles as they bid farewell to the couple, perfectly capping off this elegant Highland Manor wedding.

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Manager Justin Coulter, aka DJ Colt

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Dance Lights
18 Wall Uplights in the color candle light/warm glow
Cake Pinspot

Processional: Cannon in D, Randi Rokke
Bride:  A Thousand Years, The Piano Guys
Recessional: This Is It, Scotty McCreery
Introduction: Feel So Close, Calvin Harris
First Dance: Never Stop, Safety Suit
Father Daughter: I Loved Her First, Heartland
Mother Son: Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw
Last Dance With Guests: Time of My Life, Dirty Dancing
Private Last Dance: I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing, Aerosmith

Venue: Highland Manor
Caterer: Dubsdread Catering
Floral: The Coffee Garden
Photo: Steven Miller Photography
Video: Live Happy Studio
Cake:  Aunt Gingibreads

Bobby & Gina’s starry sky Highland Manor wedding in Apopka, Florida was truly magical. The night began as the couple exchanged vows on the lawn under a towering oak tree. Vibrant pink and orange flowers were a stunning contrast against the sophisticated hunter green bridal party gowns. Gina was a vision in her stunning long sleeve beaded lace gown!

The lighting we provided at this event was what made it truly unique. We paired wall uplighting in very soft candle light color with stars that were projected on the main wall and ceiling. The overall effect was a beautiful starry sky illusion. Additionally, a stunning circular arch was center stage at the head table, draped in florals with globe lights hung suspended above the couple. 

The reception began as we introduced the newlyweds and they danced beneath a stunning trio of chandeliers to Oh My Love by John Lennon. Guests toasted the bride and groom & enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Dubsdread Catering, the exclusive catering and management firm of Highland Manor. But when the dance floor opened, the party really geared up! Soon, everyone packed the floor and danced through the decades from sock hop classics to current day hits. Finally, guests bid a formal farewell to the newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Gina & Bobby Petruzzelli, set to the stylings of This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies.

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Soundwave DJ / MC:
David Regueiro

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
1 Cake Pinspot
18 Wall Uplights
3 Gobo Machines

Processional: Prelude
Bride & Escort: Aerith’s Theme
Recessional: I Found You by Alabama Shakes
Introduction: Sugar Sugar by Archies
First Dance: Oh My Love by John Lennon
Mother Son Dance: Mama This Ones For You, Beth Hart
Last Dance: Coming Home, Leon Bridges

Venue: Highland Manor
Coordinator: Michelle at Highland Manor
Photography: PB&J Studios
Catering: Dubsdread Catering
Officiant: Teresa Knox
Florist: Flowers by Lesley

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Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design Options:
6 Wall Uplights in Candle Light Glow
Cake Pinspot

Venue:  Highland Manor
Ceremony Processional:  You’ll Be My Heart, Fred Molin
Ceremony Bride:  I Get To Love You, Ruelle
Ceremony Recessional:  I Only Want To Be With You, Hootie and the Blowfish
Introduction:  How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
First Dance:  1000 Miles, Mark Schultz
Father Daughter:  How Long Will I Love You, Ellie Goulding
Mother Son:  Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart

Caterer:  Exclusively by Dubsdread Catering
Floral:  Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo:  Steven Miller Photography
Cake:  Naked Cupcake

Nestled on secluded grounds in Apopka, The Highland Manor is surrounded by ancient oaks and steeped in 110 years of history. Once a grand private home, the Apopka landmark has become one of Central Florida’s premier event venues exclusively available through Dubsdread Catering. Come visit The Highland Manor and find yourself on our sweeping veranda looking out over ancient oaks, rolling scenic vistas, and gracious spaces all providing a classic and stunning backdrop for your special Orlando wedding.

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Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
18 Wall Uplights in Candle Light / Warm Glow
Cake Pinspot

Venue:  Highland Manor
Introduction Song:  I Was Made For Loving You – KISS
First Dance Song:  Amazed – Lonestar
Father Daughter Song:  My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Mother Son Song:  In My Life – Beatles
Last Dance Song:  Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Wedding Coordinator:  Highland Manor
Caterer:  Dubsdread Catering
Officiant:  Pastor David Fox
Floral:  Orlando Flower Market
Photo:  Lyndsay Rae Photography
Cake:  Sweet by Holly

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Venue: Highland Manor

Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
18 Wall Uplights in Candle Light color
Cake Pinspot

Wedding Songs: Hired musicians played
Introduction Song: Can’t Stop The Feeling, Justin Timberlake
First Dance Song: Hired musicians played
Father/Daughter Song: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Mother/Son Song: Never Alone, Lake Antebellum

Caterer:  Dubsdread Catering
Wedding Coordinator:  PS I Love You
Photo:  Photography by Greg Dillon

 

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Venue: Highland Manor

Soundwave Entertainment Services:
Manager Justin Coulter
18 Wall Uplights in Soft Pink
Cake Pinspot
Photo Booth

Wedding Processional Song: Jurassic Park Theme
Wedding Recessional Song: Best Day of My Life, American Authors
Introduction Song: Forever, Chris Brown
First Dance Song: I Get To Love You, Ruelle
Father/Daughter Song: Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
Mother/Son Song: Never Alone, Lady Antebellum

Caterer:  Dubsdread Catering
Wedding Coordinator:  PS I Love You
Photo: Wings of Glory

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Venue: Highland Manor

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Latin Expert Ray Vales
Photo Booth
Lighting ~ 18 Lights in Pink, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Kaira and Horica
Processional: Hoppipolla, Vitamin String Quartet
Introduction: 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
First Dance: Aqualung, Brighter than Sunshine
Father/Daughter: Butterfly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
Mother/Son: Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
Caterer: Dubsdread Catering
Floral: The Flower Studio
Photo: Francine and Lionel Photography
Video: ME Videography

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC

Bride and Groom: Stephen and Nicole
Processional: Ave Maria, Johann Sebastian Bach
Introduction: Shut Up and Dance, Walk the Moon
First Dance: Then, Brad Paisley
Father/Daughter: Butterfly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
Mother/Son: Oh Baby I Love Your Way, Peter Frompton
Venue: Highland Manor
Caterer: Dubsdread Catering
Coordinator: PS I Love You
Photo: Jamie Reinhart Photography
Floral: Lee Forrest Design Floral Boutique
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes