Nick was one of my first friends in Florida. I met him on a slow day at the Magic Kingdom when the two of us were working at Dumbo the Flying Elephant. :) I made us become fast friends- You see, after my Disney College Program internship ended, all of the other Fantasyland interns went back home when their program was done. Basically, all of my best friends, the people who I’d lived and worked with for the past 8 months, left Florida. Because my family moved to Celebration right when my College Program was over, I was put on as part time and kept my job at the Magic Kingdom. I was feeling so depressed and lonely one day in August, when I bumped into Nick backstage, gave him my number, and said something along the lines of, “Look. I know this is completely lame, but I really, really need a friend.”
After that, Nick became one of the best friends I’ve ever had. This is us from a Fantasyland party back in ’04.
I really do believe meeting Nick was completely and totally meant to be. How do I know this? Because the next year on Nick’s birthday, I was introduced to his other best friend- A past roommate from UCF, Nathanial Root (*cue angels singing Hallelujah*). I wasn’t looking for love the night we met, but seriously, I experienced my first and last “love at first sight” moment when I met this kid. :)
Nick took this photo of us in his room the night we met. :) Who woulda ever thought?!
Through the years, Nate and I watched Nick meet the wrong girl, after wrong girl…
… Until he finally met the right one- Jessie! :) Nate and I started seeing less of Nick when we started dating, and then that dropped even more after he started seeing Jessie, but these two truly are family to us, and being able to give them the gift of wedding photography meant the world to me. :)
Jessie has always been one of the most gorgeous girls I’ve ever met, but she was just glowing on her wedding day. :)
Why don’t all wedding gowns have pockets?!
Most beautiful siblings EVER.
Nick and Jessie’s reception was held in this amazing venue- The Poinsett Club of Greenville, South Carolina. It was gorgeous!
Most handsome groomsman EVER!
Poor Nate doubled as groomsman and my assistant. It was quite the day!
Here’s the kicker- Our best friend gets married in the one church we’ve ever shot in that didn’t allow photography during the ceremony. None. I was allowed to shoot Jessie going down the aisle, the kiss, and the recessional. How horrible is that?! I wasn’t even allowed to go sit in a pew to watch the ceremony! :(