2017 Wedding Trends


At Heaven Event Venue, we love sharing the latest trends in the events industry with our readers. Some of the new trends that will be happening in 2017 will make you fall in love all over again.

Mix Metals are here to stay!

A mix of industrial and modern vibes, with metallic paired with white hues, are at the top of the palette charts of 2017.  For a combination made in Heaven, showcase soft brushed metallic on bright white accents, this helps you achieve the contemporary, yet hip atmosphere that is so on-trend. This color palate may be combined with modern or industrial touches to create a classy, fashionable wedding. Ways to incorporate metallic accent pieces are through your linen, floral vases, cake accents and décor items for your sweetheart table.

Paper is making a comeback!

The art of letter writing from invitations, to thank-you letters has a more personal feel over Evites and Facebook invitations. We are seeing paper used in floral bouquets and incorporated into multiple facets of wedding décor. This may be due to its economical and environmentally friendly attributes. This is a great way to create a wedding brand with a signature monogram.

People are opting out of the after-party to have more “wedding time”.

Bringing the after-party to the party seems to be the new trend. After all, who wants to risk losing the festive vibes with a venue change? At Heaven Event Venue, we have the blank canvas required to achieve such a feat, allowing your guests to remain in one location, while keeping the positive energy flowing. We can accomplish this with our white sheer draping and state of the art LED lighting or by transitioning the party to another portion of the event space that provides a bar, a dessert station or even a fun donut wall!


Receiving lines are generally designed to follow the ceremony, or at the beginning of the reception.

This was regarded as etiquette until recently, where now it seems to be a too formal and takes away from the couples socializing throughout the event. In lieu of a receiving line, opt for a meet and greet during cocktail hour to give yourself more time with each guest, but check with your photographer first, as this can also be the ideal lighting during some times of the day!

The White Wedding Dress is not your only option… and in 2017 they are taking centerstage in have never been so diverse.


Ombre colors, textured embellishments and intricate beading flooded the runways. We are also seeing soft Pantones, like Ice Blush, Rose Quartz and Iced Coffee gaining in popularity for 2017’s show-stopping weddings. From sleek, modest silhouettes and elaborate beading to  bows that are large, abundant and architecturally draped, the bow is back for 2017!

Every aspect of your wedding should represent who you are as a couple.


Let us help you plan the perfect day from every aspect of décor, right down to the dessert station. Site tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, with occasional weekend availability, depending on our event schedule. To schedule an appointment call 407-488-1800.

Technology and its Use in the Events Industry


At Heaven Event Venue, we are passionate about innovation, always seeking the latest trends in the event industry. And, that passion goes beyond what is trending in décor, cuisine and culture. Since technology has hit the scene it hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. From toys to the entertainment industry, you won’t see anything that hasn’t been enhanced with technological upgrades. We have seen how technology has become essential to corporate meetings and events; with anything from whiteboards and LCD graffiti walls to life sized video conferencing. But, most recently we are seeing how technology is being fused into weddings too. While wedding traditions may vary by country or religion, technology is universal.

At Heaven Event Venue, our facility is equipped with some of the latest in technological advances for your special occasion. Our state of the art LED lighting and LED glow bar can be modified to complement any décor. LED lighting is the perfect way to carry your theme through all aspects of your event. The bride and groom may create a customized slide show to highlight the most significant memories associated with their event.

Looking to add more technology to your event? As an add on service The Heaven Event Venue Team can arrange for 3D Video Mapping from Meister Productions to make your vision a reality with the most technologically advanced projection equipment in the business.

White Wintery Wedding in Heaven Event Venue

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Event Designer: Angels Dream Events
Event Planner/ Coordinator: P.S I Got This
Photography: Al Dee Productions

Jacira and Jason held their wedding day in Heaven Event Venue in Orlando. With the help of Angels Dream Events, Al Dee Productions P.S I Got This, Events by Nini we were able to create a perfect White Wintery Wedding. Our Main Banquet Hall was used and transformed into the perfect ceremony and reception spot.

Once the set up was finished, the banquet hall displayed a beautiful ceremony. Along the aisle, white tree branches, candles and snow were displayed. On both sides of the aisle, chairs were lined so guests could watch the couple say “I Do!”

Following the ceremony, the Main Banquet Hall in Heaven Event Venue was transformed into a reception area. The guest tables had navy blue and silver sequin linens. The tables also displayed tall crystal centerpieces, which held white flowers and white tree branches. This wedding was truly a winter fairytale and an unforgettable night!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Prasad!

Rose + Bryan’s Romantic Wedding Reception Glamorously Styled with Acrylic Accents

LOVE table & candle wall provided by Rachael Kasie Designs.
Acrylic tables provided by Fenice Events

Rose & Bryan’s modern wedding featured luxe details from start to finish. At the entrance of the reception, large white block letters spelled out LOVE topped with glass to hold place cards and decorations while our photo slideshow played in the background. Inside our Main Banquet Hall, guests were seated at clear acrylic tables lit with purple LED lighting. Our clear chiavari chairs complimented the acrylic tables allowing the tall centerpieces to take center stage.

A chic display of elevated manzanita branches entwined with orchids adorned the tables. Floral wreaths of white and purple blooms hung from the ceiling, along with our glass globes for an eye-catching display. Decor cascading down from the ceiling creates depth in larger rooms like our 7,000 sq. ft. Main Banquet Hall.

One of the most stunning details of the wedding reception was a unique candle wall display, provided by Rachael Kasie Designs, creating a soft, romantic backdrop behind Rose & Bryan’s ‘sweetheart table’. Tall floral arrangements of hydrangea, roses and orchids atop white pedestals flanked the candle wall.

We especially love the shot of Rose & Bryan’s first look! View their wedding photos captured by Castaldo Studio Heaven Event Venue Facebok Page.

Marry in Metal Showcase Gallery


We had so much fun chatting with engaged couples at our Marry in Metal Wedding Showcase! Thank you to everyone who attended and also a huge thanks to all of our participating vendors, including Party Flavors, Something Blue by Meredith and Stunning Studios who all contributed to our free wedding giveaway! Special thanks to Live Happy Studio for capturing the showcase with these beautiful photos.

One of the hottest trends for 2016 is metal – rose gold, gold and silver all play well together in this new wave of design inspiration. We wanted to bring the mixed metal theme to Heaven with our Marry in Metal Wedding Showcase. Our booth design featured mirrored panels with acrylic shelving from Max King Events and a steel teardrop sequin linen from GBS linens. We chose to focus on both gold & rose gold table displays for our ‘Heavenly Designs’ tables.

Our rose gold table featured a stunning teardrop sequin linen by GBS with silver glitter charger plates from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals. Our clear chiavari chairs were accented with a blush satin sash woven between the back. Our Heavenly Designs’ tall floral arrangement featured garden roses in light pink and purple hues, white hydrangea, stems of orchids, and a cascading rose trim around a rose gold vase.

Our gilded show table featured a gold sequin linen paired with clear glass charger plates with gold trim. Gold chiavari chairs with gold satin chair sashes set the table. The candelabra held a lush floral display of white hydrangea, roses, carnations, dusty miller with hanging green amaranthus for a unique textured look.

Angels Dream Events decorated the ceremony area with an eye-catching gold sequin backdrop, and candles lined the aisle for a romantic display. Their white aisle runner was accented with an “I DO” spelled out in flower petals. Their show tables matched the metallic theme with silver branches adorned with crystals and a variety of blooms.

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering brought in a unique spoon display featuring delectable bites of Ahi Tuna, while Leefayes Catering gave out samples of savory Firecracker Chicken. Samples of decadent wedding cake from Party Flavors and Sprinkles Custom Cakes were a nice treat, in addition to champagne guests were given upon arrival.

We were very excited for our free wedding giveaway which included a rental of Heaven, coordination from Something Blue by Meredith, hair & makeup from Stunning Studios, and wedding cake from Party Flavors! Congratulations to Iris & Terrance who won the giveaway – we loved their reaction!

Participating Vendors:

Angels Dream Events
Castaldo Studio
Florida Candy Buffets
Fun Planners
Harpist Christine MacPhail
Heaven Event Center/Heavenly Designs
Hilton Garden Inn International Drive North
The Invitation Lounge
Jo Michelle Artistry
Leefayes Catering
Live Happy Studio
Meister Productions
Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Party Flavors
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Sensational Ceremonies
Something Blue by Meredith
Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Stunning Studios


View all the photos captured by Live Happy Studio in Marry in Metal Showcase Album.

Jason & Roberto’s Intimate Ceremony

Photography: Live Happy Studio

Mr. & Mr. Mata tied the knot in Heaven with a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony. Jason & Roberto each wrote their own vows and chose to include a sand ceremony and a special unity candle lighting. Each guest held a candle so that the flame traveled from one person to the next until reaching Jason & Roberto’s parents, through the wedding party, and to the Grooms where they came together as one flame.

It truly made for an unforgettably emotional ceremony! Their wedding was full of emotions, including lots of laughter and smiles, especially when Roberto joined in on Jason’s dance with his mother to the song ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’.

Congratulations to Jason & Roberto and best wishes to the joyous couple!

Win A Free Wedding In Heaven!


Each couple that attends our Marry in Metal Wedding Showcase on February 25th is entered to win a free wedding in Heaven!

Your free wedding would include any Sunday rental in September 2016 which includes the use of our pre-decorated banquet hall, outdoor patio terrace and kitchen. Venue amenities include our lighting system, white leather lounge furniture, custom monogram and slideshow, 12-hour rental and more!

Not only is HEAVEN giving away a free wedding, but Something Blue by Meredith will be providing Day of Wedding Coordination, and Stunning Studios will be doing hair & makeup for the winning bride & 2 of her bridesmaids!

RSVP at marryinmetal.splashthat.com

George & Sade’s Elegant Royal Purple Wedding


George & Sade’s wedding featured shades of royal purple and plums, accented with crystals and candlelight.Their ceremony, which was held in our Secondary Banquet Hall featured a canopy with a crystal chandelier to enhance the space. We especially love the purple aisle runner to match their color scheme.

The reception space featured long tables to seat their 200+ guests for an intimate setting. Tables were set with royal purple linens & silver rosette runners which paired perfectly with silver chiavari chairs from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. Candles and crystal vases filled with purple orchids lined the tables which created a romantic ambiance.

View their photos in Heaven Event Venue George and Sade album, beautifully captured by Lovestorey Photography.

Marry in Metal, A Wedding Showcase

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We invite all engaged couples to our metallic-inspired wedding showcase on Thursday, February 25th from 6pm to 8:30pm!

This is a great opportunity to view our venue, meet with Orlando’s wedding professionals, and receive special promotions and discounts to use towards your wedding. Every couple who attends will also be entered to win a *FREE WEDDING in Heaven!

Engaged couples can RSVP for free, and each additional guest is $5 cash payable at the door.Children are free.

To RSVP, click here!

*Includes a Sunday Rental in September 2016 and Day of Wedding Coordination from Something Blue by Meredith

Participating Sponsors:









David & Jissel’s Royal Blue Ceremony & Reception

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Photography by MBerri Photography

David & Jissel’s wedding was a gorgeous display of royal blue tones with pops of yellow against a draped white canvas. We paired our crystal columns with a white drape backdrop to enhance their ceremony decor. The LED lighting around the room and in their aisle decorations truly created a romantic atmosphere for the couple’s nuptials.

We used white uplights cascading over the backdrop to bring focus to their table amidst the royal blue lighting and decor during the reception. Their centerpieces featured submerged yellow & white orchids with floating candles to contrast the royal blue theme. At the end of the evening, the couple was sent off with a dreamy sparkler exit. Congrats to newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Samons!

View more wedding photos in Heaven Event Venue Jissel and David Album