Bride & Groom: Deanna & Joshua
Getting Ready Location: Mission Inn Resort
Ceremony/Reception: Tavares Pavillion on The Lake
Videographer: Literal Productions
DJ: Asher Grier
Hair/Make-up: Karmel Design Team
Dress: Casablanca at Minerva’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Officiant: Pastor Rob Duford
Caterer: John Michael Events
Musicians: Strings & Things
Here are some highlights from Deanna and Josh’s wedding! During the event, I had a friend of mine, Laura Davis, act as a second photographer to help capture extra angles. Preparations were held at the Mission Inn Resort where we took some fun pre-ceremony shots. Deanna was in a white plaid shirt, while her bridesmaids were in navy blue – which creatively matched the gowns they would be wearing later. Deanna’s dress was rightfully sheath, conservative but showed off her curves, had long lace sleeves up to her wrist, and trailed off with a fishtail skirt. She looked absolutely stellar! Meanwhile the groomsmen, who were in charcoal shades, offered a toast to the man of the hour. Josh looked sleek and handsome in a flint-grey suit. The blushing bride definitely stood out in traditional white among the neutrals.
I discovered that Deanna is studying to become an Emergency Room nurse for Florida Hospital. Initially, I had to communicate with one of the bridesmaids, Rebekah, due to Deanna’s busy school schedule. On an added note, I’ll be photographing her brother’s wedding in a couple of months. 🙂 After a smooth family portrait session, we proceeded to Tavares Pavilion for the ceremony. The place was stunning, reminiscent of a pier. ProTip: as the location permitted, a sunset will give the photos a romantic glow. However, make sure not to start when the sun begins to set, because then it’ll be dark once the ceremony ends. Start, at least, an hour before sunset time, just in case. If you want photos with your husband with best lightning, I also suggest doing a First Look.
But as traditions hold, Josh chose not to see his bride before the wedding, so when Deanna finally walked down the aisle, he turned very emotional. Tears were shed, and made the event extra touching.
They followed through with a gold and blue theme for the reception, offering a variety of candies in azure shades. Reception, of course, was lively. Everyone held drinks and was on the dance floor right after dinner. They sent the couple off with fireworks before they drove off to share their new life together. It was actually my first time taking photos in Tavares Pavilion and of a fireworks sendoff, so this wedding also opened me to new experiences as well. 🙂