Mervat & Brian were among the first couples to have their botanical garden wedding at the
newly renovated Celebration Gardens! We recently completed a massive expansion of our
Orlando botanical garden wedding venue, doubling our event space in size and adding a brand
new, open-air pavilion. Our lush new landscaping provided the perfect backdrop for this
couple’s pink and white themed nuptials.
This botanical garden wedding included a first look, a ceremony under our signature Gazebo,
and a custom outside catering menu that we had the pleasure of serving.
We invite you to check out this wedding to see what your botanical garden wedding could look
like at Celebration Gardens!
Before the Ceremony:
Mervat and Brian’s botanical garden wedding day started with them getting all dolled up in our
getting ready cottage. This humble abode doubles as both a bridal suite and a groom getting
ready area, complete with large vanity mirrors and cozy couches. On one side of the house,
Mervat and her bride tribe got their hair and makeup done and slipped into their gorgeous
gowns. On the other side of the cottage, Brian and his guys hung out, relaxed, and donned their
suits and ties.
Mervat wore a stunning white wedding dress with lace detail and beading from top to bottom.
She had her hair swooped into a low chignon with a sparkly hairpiece and then finished off her
bridal look with a beautiful pink and white bouquet.
Prior to their botanical garden wedding ceremony, Mervat and Brian had their first look on the
front lawn of the cottage, surrounded by the lush natural greenery in our landscaping. They
then took couples’ portraits within our gardens. Some of our favorite shots from the entire day
are of them beneath our vine-covered arch!
Ceremony at the Wedding Gazebo:
Celebration Gardens’ primary wedding site is the Wedding Gazebo. This is a darling white
gazebo with wooden deck flooring. It is lovely just as it is, or decorated with floral sprays and
white fabric draping, which is what Mervat and Brian chose to do! They had white drapes on
either side of the gazebo to frame the altar and gorgeous pink and white floral accents to add
pops of color.
They had a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony, so we set a low cocktail table with ivory linen
and 5 white garden chairs in the center of the gazebo.
When the processional began, Brian walked down the brick-lined aisle that leads up to the
gazebo. His parents came after him and Mervat’s parents followed suit. When it was time for
Mervat’s grand entrance, both of her sons escorted her down the aisle. When she arrived at the
gazebo, they all had a seat and the ceremony commenced.
After exchanging vows and rings, they were married! Bubbles filled the air as the newlyweds
walked back up the aisle and through the gardens together.
Reception in the New, Large Pavilion:
Mervat and Brian’s botanical garden wedding continued in our outdoor gardens. At that point,
the bar opened in this newly expanded area to mark the start of their abbreviated cocktail
hour. We now have a large covered bar with a white wooden bar front that is twice the size
that it used to be!
While guests grabbed a drink and enjoyed the garden scenery, the newlyweds took family
photos in front of the getting ready cottage and in another part of our gardens. With our
expansion, the backdrops for photos are endless! There is immaculate landscaping throughout
every inch of our property, giving your photo backdrops variety and natural beauty.
Their botanical garden wedding reception for the rest of the evening would be under our brand
new, large event pavilion. This is a covered pavilion with existing market lighting and brick-lined
flooring. It’s the perfect place to dine and dance the night away!
Celebration Gardens’ Rose Package:
For their botanical garden wedding, Mervat and Brian selected our Rose package on a Sunday
for 70 guests. This package includes 5 hours of event time and all the tables, chairs and linens
you’ll need. It also includes the following vendor services:
• Buffet meal by John Michael Events
• Personal floral (bouquets & boutonnieres)
• Ceremony floral & décor (white fabric draping and floral sprays for gazebo)
• Wedding Cake
All of our botanical garden wedding packages here at Celebration Gardens are completely
customizable! If you already have your own officiant, like Mervat and Brian did, we can easily
remove that from the package.
Additionally, Mervat and Brian chose to swap out the buffet meal in the Rose package for our
service only package. This meant that they brought in an outside caterer to provide authentic
Middle Eastern food and our wonderful serving team serviced the food on the wedding day.
Dancing in the Gardens:
After dinner and toasts, guests enjoyed Mervat and Brian’s wedding cake. They got to choose
from 3 different flavors: vegan marble strawberry, marble strawberry, and marble with
Then, Mervat changed into her reception dress, which was a sleek white and silver gown with
fringe all over. It was perfect for dancing, which is exactly what they did! Together with their
loved ones, they spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating with the pavilion’s twinkle
lights sparkling overhead.
Their botanical garden wedding wrapped up with a final private moment for Mervat and Brian
in our outdoor gardens. They captured romantic night portraits with their photographer before
heading off into their future together as new husband and wife.
A Botanical Garden Wedding Day:
Check out Mervat and Brian’s photo gallery from their botanical garden wedding at Celebration
Thank you to these talented Orlando wedding vendors, who helped make this botanical garden
Venue: Celebration Gardens
Photographer: Sterling Photography
Caterer: John Michael Events
Floral: Atmosphere’s Florist
Wedding Cake: Scotchies Bakery
DJ: Power Entertainment
Videographer: Sugar Pop Productions
Interested in a Botanical Garden Wedding at Celebration Gardens?
Celebration Gardens is Orlando’s premier botanical garden wedding venue, located in Winter
Park, FL. We recently completed a huge expansion that doubled our event spaces and gardens
in size, giving you more options for your wedding! Our Wedding Gazebo, lush gardens, and
Large Event Pavilion provide a seamless flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception.
We also offer all-inclusive wedding packages to make wedding planning as simple and stress-free as possible!
Are you interested in having a botanical garden wedding with us? Contact us today! Our
friendly team members would love to chat with you and provide you with a customized quote.