Amanda + Alexandre

April 14, 2012
Knowles Memorial Chapel Rollins College, Winter Park
Citrus Club, Orlando
PHOTOGRAPHS BY Liga Photography

The Bride Amanda Forbes, 29, is a public relations senior account executive at Fry Hammond Barr.
The Groom Alexandre Mestdagh, 35, is an attorney at Mestdagh & Wall, P.A.
How They Met The couple met at Fiddler’s Green, an Irish pub in Winter Park. Both were there to watch a 2010 World Cup soccer match with friends, and Amanda and Alex ended up sharing dessert. But the USA team lost, and they went their separate ways. As fate would have it, however, they ran into each other at Starbucks in Thornton Park the next morning. They talked and had an instant connection.
Their Engagement Both Amanda and Alex love to travel, so it was only natural that Alex would propose on a weeklong trip to the West Coast. “It was in Portland [Oregon] on the second day of the trip that we hiked Multnomah Falls, just outside the city. It was a gorgeous day,” Amanda says. “As we got to the top of the waterfall, Alex proposed.”
Their Wedding The couple opted for a contemporary-style wedding, with their reception at the classic Citrus Club.

Getting to hold hands without seeing each other before the ceremony; that was an amazing feeling.” —Amanda

Contemporary with chevron print accents
Wedding Planner
Tickled Pink Brides
Rivini, Solutions Bridal
The Baking Bar
Citrus Club
Botanica International Design & Décor Studio
Darcy with Pearl Beach Paperie
White Rose Entertainment
1941 Rolls-Royce (borrowed from a friend); Mears Transportation
Father Glenn Charest, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park
First Dance
“Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra)
First Dance Choreography
Olivia Gale, The Zebra Room
Northern Italy

The table arrangements featured floral centerpieces with white hydrangeas and orange roses

The bridesmaids in coordinating gray dresses.

Table numbers were spelled in French, a nod to the couple’s out-of-town guests.

Orange tulips added pops of color.

The cake was made of ombre cake spheres.

The cake topper showcased the couple’s love of biking.

Escort cards, which featured a chevron design, were surrounded by coffee beans.

Guests tossed rose petals as the bride and groom made their grand exit.

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