Though Cameron Parks and Scott Millard went to law school together, it wasn’t until they were set up by mutual friends – after graduation – that the pair went on their first date. After building their relationship together, Scott proposed during a getaway to Marco Island, Florida.
With the help of Très Chic Southern Weddings and Events, the couple spent a little over a year planning their nuptials in Orlando – the city they had made their home. “We didn’t really have a specific theme, per se,” the bride explains of their vision for the big day. “We just wanted it to be very elegant. We went with a subtle color scheme of blush, cream, gold, and silver.”
As the sweethearts wanted to be surrounded by loved ones for the occasion, there were a dozen bridesmaids and groomsmen each, as well as a guest list of 250 friends and family members. In addition, four darling flower girls and a ring bearer preceded the bride down the aisle of the church. Cameron looked resplendent upon her entrance in a ball gown with a tulle skirt and bodice featuring intricate beading, embroidery, and long illusion sleeves while carrying a simple bouquet of white calla lilies. Following their first kiss as husband and wife, the bride and groom recessed down the aisle, arm in arm.
The ballroom had a chic and modern look, with patterned metallic linens, gold chiavari chairs, and unexpected centerpieces. There were a variety of arrangements, the most striking of which featured unique Lucite stands. One had rounded pieces reaching into the bouquet of orchids and calla lilies, while king’s tables almost appeared to have a display of florals and candles floating above.
In addition to a five-tier wedding cake that featured a custom topper of the newlyweds and their Siberian husky, Kona, guests enjoyed macarons and a fun photo booth for their favors. Though the reception officially ended at 11PM, an after-party kept the festivities going until 2AM. There, revelers enjoyed French fries, homemade potato chips, cotton candy topped with sprinkles, and glowing accessories.
Though she admits she underestimates how much is really involved in planning a wedding, Cameron says she wouldn’t change a thing. For brides and grooms preparing for their own nuptials, she advises: “Enjoy the process! It goes by so fast!”