Amanda and Jason

MAY 28, 2011May 28, 2011
First United Methodist Church of Winter Park
Winter Park Civic Center
Photographs by Heather Rice

Amanda Schreffler and Jason Yarborough were climbing the walls when they met in January 2010. Literally. Oddly enough they grew up minutes apart in Orlando, but they met in a rock-climbing gym in Virginia, where both had moved for career opportunities. Soon, the athletic, adventurous spirits with similar dispositions were taking their relationship to new heights. Jason decided to break the traditional first date mold by whisking Amanda off to a tango night event—and eventually sweeping her off her feet. “We not only fell in love with each other, we fell in love with dancing and continued to take lessons for months,” says Amanda. Five months later, they took a surfing trip to Melbourne Beach, where Jason proposed during a romantic stroll on the beach. The couple married almost a year later in their hometown, where their families still reside. For Amanda and Jason, the relationship came full circle during their first dance as husband and wife. “The dancing was such an important part of our relationship, it was only fitting that our first dance together be a sensual rumba that broke out into a fiery tango,” says Amanda. “It was fantastic!”


Theme: Elegant Antique Garden
Wedding Planners: Ceremony, Diane Christenson; reception, Roxanne Schreffler (bride’s mother)
On Their Choice of Reception: Amanda loved the beautiful, high teak ceilings, ample room for all of the guests to dance and a breathtaking outdoor patio overlooking Lake Mendsen.
Bridesmaids: 9
Groomsmen: 6
Guests: 150
Bridal Gown: Private Label by G, Maria’s Bridal Designs, Fairfax, Va.
Stylists: Dana Procaccini at Glo Hair Lounge, Winter Springs
Photographer: Heather Rice Photography, Altamonte Springs
Caterer: Magic Occasions Catering, Longwood
Cake: Magic Occasions Catering, Longwood
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs, Orlando
Stationers: Kelly Driscoll, Orlando, and Eloise Hunt, St. Petersburg
Music/Entertainment: Ceremony Instrumentalist Keith Bailey; Reception DJ Meister Productions, Orlando
Lighting/Special Effects: Meister Productions, Orlando
Transportation: Antique Rolls-Royce, VIP Transportation Group of Orlando
Dance Choreography: Sam Fadullon, Dance Factory, Arlington, Va.
Officiant: Rev. Jayne Rideout  
Father-Daughter Dance Song: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
First-Dance Song: “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson, then “Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel
Honeymoon: Turkey and Greece


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