The day began with the hotel suite absolutely abuzz with excitement, and two kids playing cars and keep the mood light. Just the way it should be on every wedding day.
Sarah and Matt put together a celebration filled with their favorite things (football, anyone?) and their favorite people. Emotional toasts, a boisterous reception, a wonderful bridal party, a heartstrings-tugging ceremony, and of course an incredibly-in-love couple — this was a wedding that had all the ingredients of a perfect wedding.
Matt gifted Sarah with a beautiful jewelry box.Sarah — you were stunning.
For one of the sweetest somethings blue ever, she sewed a heart made from her late father’s uniform inside her gown.
Sarah dressed her niece . . . and then her mother and bridesmaids dressed her.Nearby, Matt was
goofing off getting ready with his groomsmen.
Sarah’s wedding gift to Matt: A compass, because “I am never lost with you by my side.” (Feel free to get all sentimental — I did!)
Then came the beautiful, tear-filled wedding ceremony at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.After a long morning prepping for a wedding and then a full mass ceremony, it was great for Sarah and Matt to get a few minutes of downtime with their bridal party outside at Dubsdread during the cocktail hour.I love this shot with the bridal party! (And that gorgeous shade of cornflower blue that Sarah chose for her bridesmaids.)We couldn’t have asked for a more dreamy, romantic, fiery sunset.Inside the ballroom, it was just as beautiful. Silver Chiavari chairs, crisp white and blue linens, a classic cake — and tables the football-obsessed couple named after NFL teams.We’re a huge fan of food stations at weddings — not only because they’re delicious, like this pasta station, but because it’s always entertaining to watch someone cook your food!First dances are some of the best dances.Except maybe for brother-sister dances. . . .
Or aunt-nephew dances!And then this party got started!
Darrin from Fun Factory Entertainment — hands-down one of our favorite DJs, and one of our favorite people we’ve met in the wedding industry — kept everyone on the dance floor for the rest of the night.Remember what I said about how much they love football?And then they were off on a Caribbean honeymoon!Sarah and Matt, we can’t thank you enough for trusting us to capture your memories of this incredible wedding day. You, your families and bridal party and your guests were such a pleasure to spend the day with, and we are so excited for you two as you begin your marriage!
~ Laura + Danny
Hotel: Sheraton Orlando North
Church: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
Bride’s Gown: David Tutera for Mon Cheri, purchased at Carolyn Allen’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Carolyn Allen’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Catering: Dubsdread Catering
Cake: Cut the Cake
Popcorn Bar: Mrs. Bee’s
Flowers: The Flower Lady
DJ: Darrin from Fun Factory Entertainment