I wish I knew where to begin with this story. So I guess I’ll begin at the beginning. I met Lauren and her family almost 2 years ago. She was a bridesmaid in a wedding I did. Towards the end of the evening I met her family and her then boyfriend Brandon, where we chatted and exchanged numbers for future photo possibilities. Later that week I get a text from Lauren that she was actually a reading teacher at my children’s school (small town Buffalo) and my kids adore “Miss Lauren” From there we developed a friendship. With her families love for the Philadelphia Eagles it was a match made in heaven. One afternoon Lauren and her mom came over to talk about an engagement shoot and the plan for the wedding. You see, with Disney weddings you have to book you wedding date 18 months in advance. It was then that they asked me if I would be the photographer and I was SOOO honored and excited I screamed. So what felt like a long time away really wasn’t. Lauren spoke about her and Brandons love for Disney and the Movie “Up” and how special it was in their relationship and all the details they were going to have on their day.
Fast forward 18 months later and I am standing in the lobby of the Grand Floridian looking at the exquisite details that Disney so perfectly does. Butterflies filled my stomach but I could not WAIT to start the day, by the way is was 6:00am haha we had an early start for an early ceremony. The morning started with Laurens details and then over to the boys, then back to the girls for the final details! Lauren looked right out of a fairy tale. adorned in family pearls and a gorgeous dress by Stella York from Victorias Bridal her and her bridal party made their way to Disneys Wedding Pavilion. Brandon was there waiting for her at the end of the isle with a look on his face I will never forget. After the ceremony we roamed the grounds of the Grand Floridian and made our way over the the reception room where we were suprised with a performance by the Dapper Dans!! They were amazing I almost peed myself haha.
To say these two are soul mates is an understatement. L.O.V.E thats what their whole day was about. Their marriage was the center of the entire day spent along with their closest family and friends in a place that makes them happy. THAT is how weddings are suppose to be.
To Lauren and Brandon, thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me on your journey and trusting me to capture the most important day in your lives. I cannot wait to watch what the future holds for you both. You are amazing to my kids and they love you both to pieces.
Lastly I want to give a big should out to Disney Fairy Tale Weddings for making the day and the schedule beautiful and run so smoothly. They also did all the gorgeous florals. Also to Beauté Spécialé for the gorgeous hair and makeup for the girls!