Kim contacted us, in her words, when she and Christopher had “been engaged for 100 years and finally settled on a hopeful date.” :)

These guys were married at Walt Disney World on Halloween, and were our first ever Halloween couple! We didn’t know what to expect on the Halloween wedding spectrum, from all their guests dressing up and some sort of themed bridal party or goth look for the bride and groom to a totally “normal” wedding that just happened to fall on Halloween. Theirs happened to fall in the latter category, and aside from their DJ slipping in a few Halloween songs, you’d never even know it was October 31st on their wedding day. In fact, going back through their wedding photos, I had to remind myself that their wedding was around Halloween, and not the middle of April with their amazingly bright and happy color palette!

My favorite story from meeting Kim and Christopher was when Kim told us the moment she knew she and Christopher would be together forever: He had a bar of Mickey soap from the Disney hotels in the 90’s on his computer desk… And she keeps one on hers! Hearing that reminded me of when Nate and I had been dating for a few months when I glanced at him typing in his PIN number- It was the SAME AS MINE! Sometimes you just know right off the bat they’re “the one,” sometimes you just know and then the universe hits you over the head with it a few times to make sure you reeeeeeeeeally know. ;)

I looooooove rehearsal dinner dessert parties! So fun to meet everyone ahead of time, and I love seeing our couples all nervous and excited about the next day.

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I know I tweeted this around their wedding, but I cannot look at these photos without the theme song to “World of Color” being stuck in my head and it makes me soooooo happy. Also, paper flowers are my new favorite. I love the thought of having them to keep forever. :)

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“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty…” <3

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Kim has connected with other Disney runners on Facebook, so when she posted in a group that she was getting married, these guys came to the Yacht Club Gazebo to cheer her on! So fun. :)

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Kim and Christopher had their reception at Ariel’s at the Yacht Club. Every table was themed to a different land. :)

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Can you name that song?

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They had some extra special guests drop by. :)

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Then it was off for some photo time outside of the Magic Kingdom!

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My favorite. And darn it, I want those shoes!!

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Kim and Christopher, thank you for having us and we hope you’re still loving newlywed life!! :)

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Oh, Adelie and Will. <3

These guys were married at Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida, a location we photographed a few years ago and I’d been wanting to shoot again. :)

One week out from their wedding, the forecast was showing a 60% chance of rain. One day out, it was 40%. If you know Florida weather, you know that anything above 30% genuinely leads to a back up location, because it’s not a matter of “if” it will rain, but “when.” Sure enough, the rain held out all morning and afternoon, and only started coming down toward the end of our portrait time. Adelie was amazing and never stopped smiling and never freaked out about a few (rather large) rain drops- I so love the photos we got of them under her umbrella! :)

Adelie and Will, thank you for being so awesome to us! We can’t wait to share the rest of your photos soon. :)

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Adelie, you were such a gorgeous bride! <3

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Heather and Michael are probably the most patient bride and groom in the world!

We photographed their wedding days after moving, and I’m so embarrassed to just now be sharing their wedding preview. You guys, thank you for being so patient and letting us be a part of your fun wedding day! :)

This adorable flower girl happened to be Michael’s beautiful daughter! She was in great spirits despite the fact that until that week, she thought *she* was the bride!

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FAVORITE.

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Continued from Jenna and Liam’s Part I!!!!

I don’t have a photo of him to post, but before I forget- We worked with our new pal, Tyler of Beyond Videography, and cannot say enough wonderful things about him. Go book him here!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding

Oh, Animal Kingdom weddings, you have my heart! <3

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Jenna and Liam’s ceremony location got moved around more times than I remember because of all the construction going on at the Animal Kingdom. I loved where they ended up!

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YOU GUYS.

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Remember their Magic Band proposal? I loved how they incorporated it with their signs for each food served.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

I was surprised the guests weren’t prepared for the cold temperatures- The reception was at the base of Mount Everest, for goodness sake!

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Oh, just a glow stick entrance into the reception. No big deal. ;)

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Too many favorites, but this is definitely one of them!

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TIM HOUSE! I met Tim ~18 years ago and he’s been a close family friend ever since, so it’s an extra special wedding when his smiling face is around! :)

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Love this soooo much.

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Just a little father/daughter dance in front of Everest’s Fastpass+ entrance. :)

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Jenna was born October 23rd and is obsessed with 10:23, so that’s precisely when they scheduled their cake cutting. <3

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Her maids of honor gave one of my all-time favorite toasts, complete with direct quotes from emails from Jenna talking about when she first met Liam. I laughed so hard I was crying! :)

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Jenna and Liam, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding dream team! Talk about setting the bar high for our 2015 weddings! Patricia of LeJeune Artistry, Maxine from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Tyler of Beyond Videography, Tim House, and of course Nate- Let’s all do it again soon! ;)

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It was a total surprise. Jenna received a message on Disney Company letterhead instructing her to report to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn for a magical moment. She assumed it had to do with her birthday later that week and headed to Sea Breeze Point. Jenna’s closest friends and family were waiting for her there, along with Liam, who asked if she was ready for the “next generation” of their lives together, along with a ring box made out of a custom Magic Band box, and painted bride and groom Magic Bands. It was one of the most thoughtful, creative proposals I’ve ever heard, and I cannot even imagine these two Disney obsessed cast members beginning their life together any other way.  (You can read the extended story here!)

I was so excited to finally see THE box!

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Lilly wedding shoes = The happiest wedding shoes! <3

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Talk about a small world moment- I find out Jenna’s family and her bridesmaids are all from Winnetka, Illinois, and with some quick detective work, find out they all went to high school with my cousin, Jamie. What are the chances?!

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I can’t believe we got the fabulous Patricia LeJeune in a photoooooo! (Haven’t booked your hair and make-up artist yet? Stop what you’re doing and book her here!)

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PS- These are always my favorite photos to stumble upon while editing. <3

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Groom Getting Ready

I love a good wedding day letter exchange!

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Bride Getting Ready at Disney's Boardwalk Inn

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First look time!

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Boardwalk Inn Wedding

Boardwalk Inn Wedding

And then we went on a wedding adventure. A reeeeeeeeally big one.

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Kilimanjaro Safari Wedding

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Jenna, you were gooooorgeous. <3

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

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That’s only part one! Come back tomorrow for the ceremony and reception!! :)

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