It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce Elaine Lott from Bridlewood Ranch.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
We help make dreams come true and love every minute of it!
What did you do before you did this?
Multifamily real estate management, and still hold that position
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
By popular demand. We were asked on several occasions to share our special place with others. We’re so glad we did because we have come to know a lot of amazing people.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
Besides getting to know some really special people, my favorite ‘thing’ is that I am the first one to see our Brides and be able to share five quiet and private minutes with them before they walk down the aisle. At the end of the night when we feel genuine gratitude from our couples and they tell me they were blown away…… that’s why. It’s personal joy!
What motivates you to do this every day?
Love! the love we receive from our couples and their families, some of who have become extensions of our own family make motivates us to continue each day.
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
“They have never in their lives, in any state or country, felt the kindness this whole wonderful group of individuals had shown us. When you can’t understand, but FEEL, that alone speaks volumes”
How did you decide on the name of your company?
Our love of horses and wine.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We provide a great space for their special day, but the experience is what we feel most passionate about. Not only for our couples but their families as well.
What type of events do you specialize in?
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
One word… FUN!
Why do couples hire you?
Because we care! this isn’t just a business to us, it’s a passion.
What does your most popular package include?
Our most popular package is the Secretariat. It is an all-inclusive package that makes planning a little less stressful.
Tell us about some of your package options and the price range for these packages?
From DIY to all-inclusive plus packages, we offer a little of everything with prices starting at $3700 for three days.
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
I can not say enough about this place, and the loving people who run it. It’s been a few days now and I feel like it was all a dream. My husband and I got married on March 14th, 2020 and from day one, Elaine was the most accommodating person on the planet. We fell in love with Bridlewood Ranch the moment we found it. EVERYTHING…Not only did everyone go above and beyond for our special day, but there were so many meaningful touches. From the gorgeous chandeliers to the decorating, the blueberry patch, unicorn (WE HAD A UNICORN), sparkler send off and our very own “happily ever after“ fireworks, no words could express how enchanting the whole day was. Our bridal suite and groom saloon were personalized completely to us. My photographer and videographer had the best time capturing the most iconic photos, and the sunset was incredible, I can’t wait to share! But the most important thing was how beautiful and caring the whole staff was. For instance, my parents are both disabled, they are nonverbal and don’t really communicate in any way. They need 24 care around the clock. Elaine, James, David, Alyssa, the whole crew, made sure my family, had everything they absolutely needed. From building custom ramps specifically for them to running and getting food and drinks, and making sure they were all as comfortable as possible. So no one would feel out of place or “different”. And you see, half of my family there didn’t even understand English, they are Polish and came from out of state. They have never in their lives, in any state or country, felt the kindness this whole wonderful group of individuals had shown us. When you can’t understand, but FEEL, that alone speaks volumes. Elaine was gracious, kind, caring, and above all, treated us- like family. I wasn’t blown away when all of my guests contacted me to let me know how amazing everything was and how she made them feel. My husband, Michael, and I are forever in debt for the most amazing day of our new life together, and how Bridlewood Ranch made it all come true. I can only hope that one day we can all show the same kindness. Easy, comfortable, accommodating, charming, and understanding. Bridlewood Ranch is the gem of Central Florida. A+ doesn’t even describe it.”
“Bridlewood Ranch could not be more perfect of a place to have your special day. The venue is gorgeous the staff is so wonderful. Elaine is completely awesome! From our first tour at Bridlewood, we knew we had found the place. They were so flexible and available to answer any questions we had they let us tour again with my family and then again when we signed our contract. They had package pricing with preferred vendors that made wedding planning a dream. I can not say more good things about this place. Anyone who wants a rustic beautiful wedding, go check them out!!!
The day of the wedding I and my bridesmaids spent the day getting glammed up in the cottage with enough room for two glam teams and a photographer, Elaine and her team were out working hard decorating the venue making everything perfect the guys had their own cottage that Bridlewood stocked with booze and drinks as well. The whole day ran smoothly they took care of every detail.
Thank you so much Bridlewood Ranch!!!”
“Where do I even begin. This past Saturday was one of the best moments of our lives.
Let me start with Elaine and the venue, Bridlewood Ranch. Elaine is one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met. She took care of us and our family throughout the entire process of planning this wedding from beginning to end.
Alyssa Cannizzo with Cannizzo Events was a lifesaver! She was my go-to throughout what should have been a stressful process, but it was not with her! She answered every late night text from not only me but also my mother and mother-in-law. She took my vision and made it a reality!
Julio with Help-a-Host was phenomenal! I can’t tell you how many compliments we have gotten on the food served!
David! With DNR Sound Solutions. You. Were. A. Rock. Star. You took our musical vision and choreographed it into our favorite playlist. You added your own flair that complimented our style and got everyone involved!
Malala Glam! Wow! I am so impressed with the outcome of everyone’s hair and makeup! You guys are an amazing team and worked with such professionalism. You made me feel like a queen on one of the best days of my life.
Dana with DR Photography, you were so fun and imaginative. We had a blast sneaking away for our moonlight picture. You did a phenomenal job capturing our vision and moment. Looking forward to working with you in the future!
Gina with The Sugared Oven, once again you blew everyone’s taste buds away! I can’t put into words how grateful I am for you making our wedding cake. I will continue using you for every party that requires a cake! P. S. I’ve received numerous phone calls and texts inquiring who made the cake so I’ll be sending them your way!
Denise with Southern Style Floral Design, our floral design was a dream come true! We had a vision and she hit the nail on the head.
Cocktail Crafters, I never looked over and saw a line at the bar. That is a wonderful thing at a wedding. They were very professional, attentive, and did an amazing job crafting specialty cocktail drinks. Needless to say, every little thing when off without a hitch. Bridlewood Ranch, and the packages they offer, get a 10/10 in our book.”
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