My, oh, my.
If you follow a lot of Disney blogs, you may have read about a little proposal that took place with Magic Bands. (If you’ve missed out, you can read the story here!)
Jenna got ready at the most charming little cottage room at the Boardwalk Inn.
Aaaaaaaaand, she looked stunning. <3
Then it was off to the Animal Kingdom for some photos- Nooooo big deal. ;)
Yep. Gonna be a looooooong time til we top this one, guys. <3
I love this first dance photo Nate grabbed with Everest in the background.
I will never look at the entrance to Expedition Everest the same again, and neither will these two! Jenna and Liam, thank you so so so so much for inviting us and I can’t imagine a better wedding to kick off our 2015!!
Almost 11 years ago, Nathanial Root told me on our first date that while he loved photography, he would never become a portrait photographer because photographing people was “too awkward.”
Not even a year later, Brian Adams hired Nate right out of college for some help with his web design, which in turn led to Nate coming along to assist at some of Brian’s weddings, which then led to Nate’s roommate asking him to be his wedding photographer. Got it? Good. :)
It was nine years ago today that Nathanial photographed his first wedding.
Oh, the lessons we learned from this wedding, from needing to bring double the memory cards and batteries he’d budgeted for to the hard lesson of not ever, ever, ever following a member of the bridal party to the reception and navigating yourself. (Of course, this was before our phones could navigate and we owned a GPS!) Nate was so glad I was there to be able to help when he was stressed, and I came along to his next wedding as an assistant, and the next, and the next… :)
I was so thankful Nate had put so many hours in assisting Brian and can’t imagine the mistakes we would have made those first few weddings without seeing how Brian worked first. He was the best mentor we could have asked for, and I know so many things we still do today stem from his example.
While I’ll forever cringe at photos from our first weddings (not the photos, but the editing. Ohhhhh, the editing!), I’m still so proud that Nate, who never ever wanted to photograph people, took a chance and photographed Bethany and Mike’s wedding. I can’t even begin to imagine where our life would be now otherwise!
Bethany and Michael, thank you for taking a chance on my sweet husband. And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! <3
Nate and I are so proud to be Floridians today and wanted to celebrate with a promotion! Any gay wedding booked between today and January 31st, 2015 will receive a free USB drive upgrade (containing all edited images)- normally a $650 value. Weddings must take place in Florida, otherwise travel fees must be covered, and obviously we must be available for your wedding date and all that good stuff. We’d love to be your wedding photographers, so please fill out the contact form on our website or blog, or just email us directly at hello(at)rootweddings.com to get the booking process started.
Yay Florida! Yay weddings! Yay equality! <3
THIS WEDDING. <3
These guys were married right before Christmas, and I’m still reeling at how gorgeous everything was. I mean, just look at these two!! It was our longest wedding of the year, but we got to work with a dream team of vendors, our friend Patricia of LeJeune Hair and Make-up Artistry, our best pal Jeffrey Stoner Video, the incredible team of Greenery Productions bringing things to life, and the ever-silly Tracy Marini of Eventfully Yours guiding the ship. Of course, it’s the *one* wedding I was sick for all year, but with a vendor team like that, how can you not be in a wonderful mood all day?!
Andrea and Mickey’s ceremony was held at the always lovely St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.
The priest’s face on the right is my faaaaaavorite. <3
THEN it was time for the event we’d all been waiting for- The FIRST EVER wedding reception at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. I feel like I’ve been waiting for its completion for years, and to be a part of the first wedding felt so, so special. I’ll never forget it!
LOOK AT THIS PLACE.
Dinner was held in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.
And dancing followed in the DeVos Family Room. (Yes, that is mistletoe hanging at the bottom of that stunning centerpiece over the dance floor!) Andrea and Mickey, thank you for letting us be a part of it all, and Jeffrey Stoner, we’ll never know how to thank you for sending them our name! So excited to share more in the coming weeks. :)