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.

Kara & Lorenzo’s Regal Eggplant & Gold Wedding


Kara & Lorenzo tied the knot in Heaven in our Secondary Banquet Hall in front of a floral backdrop with strands of hanging flowers. Candles atop mirrored pedestals lined the aisle for a romantic and intimate ceremony setting.

The reception featured deep eggplant hues, brought out by beautiful charger plates, eggplant chair pads, and purple floral arrangements created by RJ Glamour & Innovation. A purple & white 4-tiered wedding cake by Anna Cakes was set beside Kara & Lorenzo’s sweetheart table and was topped with the words “love you more”. Gold chiavari chairs by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals accented the space and made for an elegant and timeless atmosphere.

View their beautiful photos captured by Natasha Smith Photography on the Heaven Event Venue facebook page in Kara and Lorenzo photo album.

Stephanie & Kashif’s Vibrant Indian Wedding Ceremony

Photography by Amita S Photography

This beautiful acrylic mandap adorned with red & purple blooms was created by Suhaag Garden for Stephanie & Kashif’s traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Inside the clear mandap hung crystals, LED lights and floral ornaments. A hedge of flowers accented the mandap’s facade. The translucent mandap was placed on a white stage connected to a large walkway, elegantly lined with floating candles atop a bed of red flower petals. We especially love the modern blend of lush florals with acrylic accents brought out in the acrylic mandap and our ice chiavari chairs for a stunning, unique display!

Stephanie & Kashif’s 300-guest ceremony was held in our Main Banquet Hall.

Visit Heaven Event Venue facebook page to see all the beautiful photos taken by Amita S Photography.

Real Orlando Wedding: 11/3/12 Paula + Royden

Caterer: Creations Catering
Bar Service: Creations Catering
DJ Services: Tagas Event Production
Florist/Decor: Atmospheres
Photographer: SO Photography
Tables & Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Cake: Bake Me A Cake


Vendor Spotlight: Designs by Cornelia- Arlene Blake


Arlene Blake, owner of Designs by Cornelia, always creates the most beautiful events at the Heaven Event Center.  Arlene is a trained professional with impeccable taste whose experience, expertise and contacts have enabled her to create and operate a successful business that specializes in turning other’s wishes into reality.  She is fabulous to work with and knows how to make a bride’s dreams come true.  She is a member of multiple associations and takes her membership very seriously, being sure to stay up to date with the latest trends in the industry.  Designs by Cornelia offers a wide range of services to cater to the clients needs. From engagement party to honeymoon, they can plan every detail of a wedding.  They work with their brides to plan a wedding that is unique and complimentary to their style.   Designs by Cornelia also offers their planning expertise and services for Corporate Events and Social Parties.  They are there to take care of every detail ranging from the venue selection all the way to the gift bags.  Arlene’s fun and bubbly personality shines through even in her blog,  http://designsbycornelia.blogspot.com/.  The Heaven staff always loves to see Arlene and we are excited to get to spotlight her and some of the beautiful weddings that she’s been a part of at the Heaven Event Center below in the photo gallery:

Designs by Cornelia Weddings and Events





Vendor Spotlight: Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering

At the Heaven Event Center, we always love when Orlando Private Bartending and Cocktails Catering owner Avery Potter is here for an event!  At last weeks Yelp! event at the Heaven Event Center, Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering provided guests with delicious drinks and tasty appetizers to go along with the fire and ice theme including a martini bar, fresh bruchetta, and ceviche!  Everyone had a wonderful time and the success of the event would not have been possible without Avery and his amazing staff!

Orlando Private Bartending Services prides themselves on being “The Private Party Specialists.” They believe every party should not only be a great experience for your guests but for you as well. Orlando Private Bartending Services hires only the best. Their bartenders are passionate about what they do and take pride in it. Avery and his team are always professional, dependable, knowledgeable, and personable to each and every guest.  They strive to make the client’s party an event to remember!  They help their clients plan their event, they set up the bar, and they even create a customized inventory based on the guest profile and the food being served.  They offer bartenders and servers, full liquor bars, specialty drinks, beer and wine, tailored bars, food catering, and even come dressed in costume for themed events!

Cocktails Catering, Orlando Private Bartending’s sister company, provides their clients with every catering element they could possibly need.  They strive on providing hassle-free event planning with their creative catering services to help with every detail of any type of event!  Our clients that have used Cocktails Catering are always extremely impressed by Avery and his team and their attention to detail.  They make sure that everything is perfect for their client’s event and their professionalism and superior skills shine through in all of their work.  Their services include: event planning, decor, linens, floral arrangements, custom-designed invitations and thank you cards, exquisite food, spectacular wedding cakes, gourmet tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, bar services, ice sculptures and luges, chocolate fountains, champagne fountains, professional wait staff, and rental items like: glassware, china, etc.

With their tasty cocktails and mouth watering foods combined with their sensational service, we love to recommend our preferred vendor Orlando Private Bartending/Cocktails Catering to our clients at the Heaven Event Center!

Orlando Private Bartending/ Cocktails Catering


P. 407-242-5946




Vendor Spotlight: Tagas Event & Production Services

Bryan Taylor (DJ Tagas)
Tagas Event and Production Services

As the Heaven Event Center’s Preferred Lighting Vendor, we always love working with Bryan and his staff at Tagas. Bryan has provided spectacular lighting and dj services for several events at the Heaven Event Center. Bryan’s outgoing and vivacious personality make him outstanding to work with! He always brings a smile to the staff at Heaven and we are sure to recommend him to our clients.

Bryan is the President and Owner of Tagas Event and Production Services. Having performed at over 600 events, he has a knack for adapting to any crowd and ensures that they will all have a great time. He is able to deliver the style that the crowd wants whether that is very fun and outgoing or more laid back and subdued style of entertainment. He comes from a club DJing background, so rest assured he can throw a great party with beat matching and mixing for crowds that are into that type of thing. He is a national award winning DJ. With thousands of parties and events under his belt, djTagas’ skill and expertise are undeniable. His clients include many of the World’s biggest brands and brightest celebrities, including Pepsi, Hilton Hotels, Edward Jones Financial, Blackberry, Banana Republic, Cy Young Award Winner Zack Greinke, and Platinum Recording Artist Colby O’Donnis. djTagas has also spun for members of the Orlando Magic, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and has shared the stage with artists such as The Commodores and Will.I.Am.

DJ Tagas
p 407.826.5833
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