LGBT Couples Don’t Have to be Bound by Tradition

Same-Sex Weddings Altering Traditions

When same-sex marriage became legal in the U.S. in June 2015, LGBT Americans finally got the right to have their unions be legally recognized. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than […]

John Michael Wins WAVE Award

WAVE Award for John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Special Events

We were recently honored to capture first place in the catering category at the annual WAVE awards from Watermark. The awards ceremony was held at the Parliament House in Orlando on March, 10, and we were thrilled to not only be an award winner, but also to provide the food for the celebration. The awards […]

Event space at Celebration Gardens Orlando

Making Your Event a Success

Planning an event can be challenging, particularly if you are not an experienced event planner. You want everything to be perfect (in fact, your job might depend on it), but there are many variables to consider. Obviously, the biggest considerations in planning an event are things like speakers (if needed) and venue, but in this […]

Organic Wedding Food

Green Weddings

In a recent post on its blog, Celebration Gardens mentioned a trend toward more eco-friendly and health-conscious weddings. But what is a “green” wedding, anyway? There is no consensus about the definition of green, not just for weddings but also for food and many other products. That said, here are some things to consider if […]

Central Florida Wedding Caterer

Finding a Wedding Caterer

For many soon to be wedded couples, the fact that catering is frequently the second most costly wedding expense can be a shock at first. However, when you consider how much of the night is centered on the service your catering company provides, you quickly realize how important selecting a wedding catering service for your […]

Wedding Traditions

Special Wedding Traditions – The Anniversary Dance

(This is a guest post by Daniel Carroll, a wedding photographer and marketing consultant based out of New York state.) I started working in the wedding industry without having much personal experience with weddings. There weren’t a lot of big weddings in my family, and those big weddings that did happen were mostly occurred before […]

LGBT Wedding Vendors

How to Find LGBT-Friendly Wedding Vendors

Planning the perfect wedding can be stressful. Same-sex couples have the added challenge of ensuring that the wedding vendors they use are comfortable and, in some cases, willing to perform services. The bottom line is to plan early and be open during the planning process if you want your wedding day to flow smoothly. Finding […]

orlando wedding and event venue open house

Orlando Wedding and Event Venue Open House

It has been a labor of love for the John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering team to restore and renovate what was previously the English Gardens. Now Celebration Gardens, the Winter Park, Florida venue is a luxurious setting with lush vegetation, bright floral accents and plenty of stunning photo opportunities. Our affordable, all-inclusive venue is […]


Thanks to Social Tables for featuring us as a Top 5 Caterer in Orlando! Here’s the article: Social Table winners were chosen based on a survey of current customers in the area. Thanks to all our valuable clients for nominating us for this recognition.


Remember the fresh squeezed lemonade you used to get at the county fair? Well, we can do that! How about adding some flavored syrups like blueberry, strawberry or raspberry and serve it in a mason jar with cute garnishes? Be sure to ask us about this fun new offering.

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