Amanda and John chose The Lake Mary Event Center for their wedding. They loved the large bay windows in the rotunda that overlook the lake. And the view of the sunset out the back of the venue is one of the best in Central Florida.
Before the girls arrived at the venue Amanda had her makeup and hair done by Juliana Makeup and Hair Design. As soon as they arrived to the venue we used that opportunity before anyone else arrived to hang her dress, from David’s Bridal, in the rotunda and grab some detail photos, like her Kate Spade Keds.
As Amanda got dressed the guys arrived and we wasted no time in setting up a first look for the couple. Before they turned around and saw each other for the first time they read each other’s vow’s, it was a beautiful moment that I’m glad we were able to capture for the couple. From here my second photographer Laurie and I took portraits of the couple using all the great spots the Event Center has to offer. We also had enough time to get portraits of the bridal parties before the ceremony started. All the flowers were made from wood by Hey Bouquet!
For the ceremony the couple elected to keep the curtains closed, while there is no right or wrong answer, I love this choice because I think it creates a more intimate setting and really focuses attention on the couple. They said their I do’s and had their first kiss as husband and wife while all their guests cheered. The cocktail hour took place in the front hall of the venue next to the large ballroom. While the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour we took the new couple around to even more spots for portraits, an advantage of a first look, more epic wedding photos. After that they were introduced and enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife. Soundwave Entertainment kept the party going and people dancing all night! Dinner was deliciously provided by Magic Occasions.
After lots of dancing and cutting their cake from Publix, I snuck the couple out for one last Posed-candid photo in the rotunda that they loved. The rest of the night was full of smiles, laughs, a lot of dancing and a grand sparkler exit. Congratulations Amanda and John, we wish you nothing but the best for your future! Please enjoy this preview of your amazing wedding day!