Mark and Tracy were married on May 1 at 310 Lakeside Restaurant. I am often a little tentative about heading into Orlando as I am not as familiar with the area as I am Brevard County. Fortunately, my season tickets to Orlando City Soccer helped in this regard. Their venue was just off the 408 and a snap to get to. A quick tour through Google Maps in street view mode had acquainted me with a convenient parking garage right across the street. Mark and Tracy picked an excellent place for their wedding.
Not just because it was well located, but the venue itself is fantastic. 310 Restaurants is actually two restaurants, 310 Lakeside and 310 Park South. And 310 Lakeside is located at 301 E. Pine, which can get a bit confusing so I recommend you not think about it too much. Their staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Their flexibility with regard to weather is exactly what I like to see.
When I arrived we were still unsure whether the ceremony would be held out on the patio or inside the restaurant. The weather had been mizzling all afternoon. That's more than a mist and a little less than a drizzle if you're wondering. More serious weather seemed like it could move in at any time...or not. It was one of those completely up in the air situations.
The good news was an inside wedding would not be a bad option at all. 310 Lakeside has a wonderfully private section with full picture windows overlooking the patio by the lake. This really is an ideal wedding venue for someone who wants the best of everything within a few steps. Park atmosphere, city sophistication, garden patio, elegant restaurant...just lovely! As you can see we did manage to have an outdoor ceremony. Yeah!
Mark and Tracy planned their Orlando destination wedding from British Columbia with family members traveling in from many parts of Canada and the groom's side popping over from Wales! This was one of those weddings where the guests made the experience even more wonderful. They were so friendly and everyone could not have seemed any happier for Tracy and Mark.
They had a harpist for their ceremony music and I was so glad the weather cooperated for her to bring the instrument. I understand it was touch and go for awhile whether she could even get it out in the elements to transport it to the wedding. Mark's father was his best man and Tracy's sister her Maid of Honor. Their wedding was the epitome of elegant simplicity and seemed absolutely perfect for these two. Miss Bubbly and her Handsome Welsh Prince!
Priodas by Dic Jones
Boed i chwi egni newydd
Liw dydd yng ngwres yr haul,
A thyner wawl y lleuad
Liw nos i fwrw'r draul,
A golched cynnesgawod law
I ffwrdd eich gofid a phob braw.
Chwythed awelon ysgafn
I adnewyddu'ch nerth,
Ac na foed i chwi lithro
Lle byddo'r llwybrau'n serth.
Boed i chwi'n ysgafn droedio'r byd
Gan rhoi i'r ddaear barch o hyd.