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Love is Paradise, and that’s exactly how the brides Meagen and Steffanie felt on May 21, 2021. The romantic island vibe of Paradise Cove in Central Florida was the perfect backdrop. Set against acres of lush Floridian foliage, Paradise Cove offers a variety of breathtaking lakeside spaces for you to celebrate with up to 300 of your biggest fans.

Meagan and Steffanie added creative touches throughout their own ceremony, including personal vows and a violinist accompaniment to our Soundwave’s Latin Expert DJ & MC, Ray Vales. The officiant, who was a close friend to the brides, was supplied a lavaliere microphone by Soundwave to ensure that friends and family could listen to the heartfelt dedication. After the brides shared their first kiss as a married couple, they exited down the aisle to cheers from the joyful crowd and the song “We Found Love” by Rihanna.

The reception began with introductions by DJ Ray Vales, and he set the excitement for the brides’ entrances as the newly pronounced: Mrs. Meagen and Steffanie Riccardo. The newlyweds shared a touching first dance to “Better Place” by Rachel Platten. Gold chivari chairs, classic and beautiful navy accents, candles, and tropical florals added a layer of warmth and elegance to the room.

Guests hit the dance floor and enjoyed being able to make requests for their favorite current hits. The newlyweds also had a list of favorites to add to DJ Ray’s collection of fan favorites. Toasts, dinner, cake cutting, and parent dances rounded out the evening. A great surprise was the brides and their brothers sharing a dance to “Hey Brother” by Tessa Rose Jackson. 

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong was the perfect song to end the evening as guests gathered around for one final dance. With a cool breeze sweeping through the dance floor and the reflection of the moon over the water, Paradise Cove was the perfect setting for a perfect wedding.

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

Processional: Dusk Til Dawn, Daniel Jang
Recessional: We Found Love, Rihanna
Introduction: Roses, Saint Jhn
First Dance: Better Place, Rachel Platten
Last Dance With Guests: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

Venue: Paradise Cove
Kayli Coleman (Paradise Cove)
Caterer: Plus Catering
Officiant: Cindy Diaz (family friend)
Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo: Castaldo Studio
Video: Castaldo Studio

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Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz

Bride and Groom: Katie and Jack
Wedding Processional Song: I Get To Love You, Ruelle
Wedding Recessional Song: Born to Be Yours, Kygo and Imagine Dragons
First Dance Song: Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Song: My Little Girl, Tim McGraw

Caterer:Plus Catering
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
Photo:Takes 2 Photography
Cake:Nothing Bundt Cakes

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Les Kopasz
Photo Booth
Lighting ~ 6 Lights on Blue on the Trees, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Khrishna and David
Introduction: Thunderstruck, AC DC
First Dance: All of Me, John Legend
Mother/Son: My Wish, Brooke Kelly Kilgarriff
Caterer: Plus Catering
Cake: Whole Foods
Photo: Lili Lu Photo

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Ray Vales, Latin Expert
Lighting ~ 6 Uplights on Soft Pink, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Catherine and Michael
Processional: Can’t Help Falling In Love, Haley Reinhart
Introduction: I Got You, Duke Dumont
First Dance: Say Yes, Lukas Graham
Father/Daughter: Yo Primera La Ame, Gilberto Gless
Mother/Son: First Lady In My Life, Paul todd
Caterer: Plus Catering
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
Photo Booth
Lighting ~ 12 Wall Uplights on the Trees and in the Dining Area, Cake Pinspot
Moving Heads for the Club Vibe
Steam Cryo Cannon

Bride and Groom: Nicole and Maksim
Processional: This, Ed Sheeran
Introduction: Oh Yeah, Yello-Stella
First Dance: Better Together, Jack Johnson
Mother/Son: How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
Caterer: Plus Catering
Floral: Blossoms Orlando
Cake: Sweet by Holly
Photo/Video: Miranda Grey Weddings

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
Lighting ~ 6 Wall Uplights in Dining Area, Cake Pinspot
Photo Booth

Bride and Groom: Tammy and Aaron
Processional: A Thousand Years, Piano Guys
Introduction: I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Mother/Son: Child of Mine, Carol King
Caterer: Plus Catering
Cake: Sweet by Holly
Video: Deenice Productions
Photo: Photography by Greg

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
Photo Booth

Bride and Groom: Christina and Evan
Processional: Canon in D, Saint Louis Symphony
Introduction: Can’t Stop The Feeling, Justin Timberlake
First Dance: I See The Light, Tangled
Father/Daughter: You’ll Be In My Heart, Phil Collins
Mother/Son: My Wish, Rascal Flatts
Caterer: Plus Catering
Photo: Anna So Photography
Floral: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations
Cake: Sweet by Holly

Soundwave Services:
LED Lighting ~ 12 Astera LED Lights for Trees
Photo Booth

Bride and Groom: Michelle and William
Processional: Love of my Life, Jim Brickman
Introduction: Special Mix per Bride
First Dance: Special Mix per Bride
Father/Daughter: I Loved her First, Heartland
Mother/Son: A Song for Mama, Boyz II Men
Venue: Paradise Cove
Caterer: Plus Catering
Photo: Ashley Jane Photography
Video: Eloah Films
Floral: Longwood Events
Cake: Lumpy Bumpy Kups N Cakes

DJ/MC ~ Ceremony, Cocktails, Reception
LED Lighting ~ 12 LED Lights in Candle Light / Warm Glow, Cake Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Nicole and Brian
Processional: Bridal March, Vicente Avella
Introduction: Safe and Sound, Capital City
First Dance: Turning Page, Sleeping At Last
Father/Daughter: Daughter, Loudon Wright
Venue: Paradise Cove
Caterer: Plus Catering
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants
Coordinator: Nicole Squared Events
Photo: Vitalic Photo
Cake: Sugar Divas