I had such a blast with these two during their engagement session at UCF last Summer and I knew from that brief time I spent with them that their wedding day was going to be nothing short of amazing! And I was SO right. It was so much fun capturing all of the incredible moments between them, their families and closest friends. And of course all of their fraternity and sorority brothers and sisters were there to party the night away and let me tell you– they know how to party! Together they laughed, they cried and they created some truly amazing memories.
Their ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. It’s such an expansive property that they were both able to get ready there without ever running into each other. Their wedding ceremony took place in the atrium which has incredible natural light while still being fully covered and air conditioned which is perfect for any weather.
There were so many awesome moments, but I think my favorite part of the entire day as the photographer was capturing the way that Mike looks at Courtney with so much love in his eyes. Even in a still photograph, you can clearly see that his heart is filled with so much love for her and it really was something special. I asked Courtney a little more about her and Mike and here’s what she had to say!
Venue – Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Wedding Coordinator – Joie de Vie Weddings & Events
Cake – Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Ceremony Soloist – Stephanie Hayes
Rentals – Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
DJ/Lighting – Groove Maestros (Carl & Andre)
Floral – Floral Creations by Blanca
Hair Stylist – Lavish Looks – Darnisha Parker
Makeup Artist – Brittney Tyler
Officiant – Pastor Charles Jones
Stationery – Hugs & Bliss
Dress Designer – Stefan Jolie for Bijou Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses – White by Vera Wang
Wedding Shoes – Betsey Johnson