The most beautiful geologists you ever did see. <3
Maureen and Justin came all the way from Sonoma to get married. They didn’t even get to visit their wedding venues until the day before their wedding! :) Luckily you can’t go wrong with Sea Breeze Point and the Attic at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn!
One of my favorite moments from their wedding day happened just after the ceremony: Maureen and Justin tucked away and shared private wedding vows. I have so much love for these two- Enjoy some favorites from their day! :)
“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” Love this Walt Disney tie clip!
Sleeping Beauty vibes. <3
Justin’s face seeing Maureen for the first time. <3
Ok- It’s a tie for my favorite. <3
It’s a tradition for Maureen and her cousins to take a spoon photo! I wish you could hear the clunking of the spoons falling on the deck! :)
Maureen and Justin, thank you for having us!!! Enjoy the rest of your honeymooooooon! <3
They became best friends immediately after meeting and bonding over Disney, and then dated soon after. There was never a question of where they’d get married- Megan even kept a note from Trent early on that talks about maybe having a Disney wedding in their future! :)
If this wasn’t enough to make you love these two, Megan worked at Journey Into Imagination with Figment, and we got to swap a few crazy guest stories from our time as cast members!
Thank you to this vendor team for making it a lovely one! :)
Ceremony Dress – Martin Thronburg/Madeline Gardner from Eva’s Bridal International (in Chicago)
Reception Dress – Madeline Gardner from Brides & Beyond (in Ohio)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom and Groomsmen Suits/Tuxes: Michael Kors
I love a dress with sleeves! <3 <3 Still in love with these bridesmaids!! :) This first look <3 < 3 <3Immediately after their first look, Megan’s pastor came out to pray over her, Trent, and their parents. <3When your best man is your twin brother! ;)For those of you worried that your groom won’t be emotional when you walk down the aisle if you do a first look… ;)Getting married during lovebug season in Florida means you might have some friends join you! :)Favorite. <3 After the wedding, Nate met them at the Boardwalk Inn for a few more just-married photos! :)
Megan and Trent, thank y’all for everything- We wish you the very best!!!! :)
I (incredibly selfishly) love this day because I love seeing our brides and grooms sharing photos of them with their parents on their wedding day! :) Today is *extra* special because it’s Ollie’s 2nd birthday, but I’ll share more about that later- Today is Vanessa and Brian’s wedding preview post. Which makes me immensely happy because Vanessa is an amazing Mama to her little, Ryder! <3
Thank you to our vendor team for making this such an amazing day! :)
These photos were on Vanessa’s bouquet to remember her grandmother. She loved Disney and was quite the spitfire. <3
Favorite shot of the day- Nate took this of Brian and Ryder’s shoes. <3
Vanessa and her girls got ready in a ballroom at the Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center. I looooooved this space, because there was plenty of room for her girls to spread out, but there was also this long hallway with gorgeous window light so we could pop out and shoot details, and even get Vanessa dressed!
Father daughter first look. <3
Not pictured : The utter confusion when Vanessa saw her wedding gift from Brian was a pair of Vans, lol! This was when she opened the box and saw they’d been hand painted with her favorite Disney things. <3
LOOK. AT. THIS. FAMILY. PHOTO. <3
Vanessa surprised her *Dad* with a ride in Cinderella’s Coach and his reaction was precious!
Don’t let their small size fool you ;)
Off to the American Adventure Rotunda for their reception- My favorite space! <3
Vanessa’s choreographed dance to “My Girl” with her father gave me all the feels…
But so did Brian’s dance with his mom to “You’ll Be in my Heart.”
Vanessa, Brian, and Ryder- Thank you for having us along for the ride. And happy Mother’s Day, Vanessa!!! :)
All part of the same circle of friends in Siesta Key, Erin and Tom’s moms planned for Erin to join Tom’s family on a VIP tour at Walt Disney World. Sparks flew immediately, and they spent their first evening together at Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tour watching Wishes… and subsequently staying up talking until 2am! I love that their wedding day brought this story full circle when they ended their day with a dessert party overlooking the Magic Kingdom fireworks. :)
I love all of our couples, but boy do I love the ones who can roll with changes. Being an Orlando photographer, more often that not, we’re faced with Plan B’s. Maybe the heat is more than our bride anticipated, maybe there’s a freak cold front that brought 40º temps in March. More often than not, it’s rain. :( I feel like I spent more time on my phone watching the weather radar than ever on this day- Hoping and praying it’d just disappear, but instead, it just kinda threatened all day. Just about everything was moved- their cocktail hour, reception venue- Even Illuminations was canceled! We’ve never seen that happen!
But you’d never know it by being around these two. They took every change in stride and kept everyone else’s spirits up in the meantime! And with Disney, even the backups are pretty darn great. :)
I’m so excited to share photos from this wedding! From the classic silhouette of Jenna’s dress to her ponytail up-do at the reception, I felt like we were photographing a wedding for People Magazine! We loved getting to know their families and how crazy these two are for each other. Enjoy!! <3
These dapper gents!! <3
Nate *always* gets my most favorite relaxed portraits! Don’t even try to tell us you’re not photogenic- You just haven’t met Nate’s camera yet! :)
Reactions to seeing their girl in white! <3
Beauties. Every single one of them. <3
Whenever I see a bird before a wedding at the Grand, I assume it’s one of Cinderella’s checking to see if our bride needs help getting in her dress (she did not.) Thank you, bird! <3
Pleeeeeease click here for the rest of this beautiful day! <3
After their ceremony, it was on to portrait time around the Wedding Pavilion! :)
This liiiiiight! <3
5 minutes of downtime sure does look different now vs. 2 years ago! Super quick video call with Ollie to tell him goodnight! <3
Their reception was supposed to be outside in Italy but got moved indoors to China for bad weather. They absolutely took it in stride though, and I kinda love that we got some portrait time in a pavilion we’d never shot in before!
Jenna’s ponytail was my favorite!!! :)
Anytime you have a Disney attraction sign behind you during a wedding moment- I call that a win! :)
Jenna and Tyler’s wedding day was also his birthday! Jenna surprised him with a special cake and everything! :)
Teamwork makes the dream work! ;)
Jenna and Tyler, we loved loved working with y’all. Thank you for the honor!!!!