Last week I had the absolute honor of photographing Jessica and Dan’s gorgeous Casa Feliz Wedding nestled in historic Winter Park and my feet may have been tired but my heart was full of life and love. It was another one of those wonderful collections of memories that made me feel like I was hanging out for 9 hours with a bunch of friends who I had known forever. Jessica, Dan and I had met earlier this year after Jessica found me on instagram (YES! Life’s little successes!), and I could tell from her initial email that this was a couple I wanted to welcome into the #kcpfamily IMMEDIATELY. We met at a Panera one weekend, because after all, meeting in real life can be vastly different than a few little conversations via email and text, and after 30 minutes of chatting, which included talking about our mutual love of Disney, and Dan telling me that he was awkward in front of the camera (I love a challenge, Dan!!) I knew, at least on my end, that I was SOLD!
Their sweet energy was contagious, and their story was unique! They were technically already married, but wanted to now invite their extended friends and family along for the adventure, and to have a party fit for their fun-loving personalities! And BOY did they! Their reception was full of laughter and hysterical antics, and at one point one of Jess’s sweet bridesmaids, Sonya, got up with the live band and SANG HER LITTLE HEART OUT! It was amazing. Although there were moments of slight worry about the rains coming in, everything worked out perfectly (as it always tends to do when you are surrounded by joy!), and it could not have been a more beautiful day. This elegant yet rustic wedding is one that has a sweet little Disney castle shaped place in my heart, and I am so thankful to have these two amazing people and their wonderful friends and family as a part of my life in a really cool way.
Congratulations to the Mac Donell’s!!
Bay King’s Band | Just Blow It | Anne Barge, purchased at Calvet Couture | For Her and For Him | Flower Girl Designs | Arthur’s Catering | Andrea Pavone of Pavone Events | Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Vista Print | Cake: Anna Cakes | Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
First look goodness….
Dan teared up!!! I can’t handle it…
When your beautiful bride twirls like the perfect modern day princess that she is!!
I wasn’t kidding…Sonya got up, WITH the band, and just sang her little heart out so beautifully! I think these faces say it all..
“We wan’t a picture with YOU”…… cue the happy crying.