WEDDING AT CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT VERANDA
ORLANDO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | COURTNEY AND DEANDRE
Courtney and Deandre tied the knot at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom at Veranda in Metrowest, Florida. The weather was great. Family and friends gathered together to witness their union. Courtney's cousin flew in from Atlanta to sing a special song as Courtney made her way down the aisle. I met Courtney at a Wedding Expo held at The Crystal Ballroom Veranda, Metrowest. I want my couple's to really take in the UI Experience without forced persuasion, and so I watched her eyes as she looked through each page of the wedding album that I had on display. DeAndre smiled as she continued to look through the album. The room was filled with talented photographers and vendors that I know very well, but she kept returning to my table. I knew they were meant to be a #UICouple and Courtney a #UIBRIDE from the moment she first exchanged her initial greeting towards me.
A few days later we spoke on the phone (after meeting at the Wedding Expo) and that's when she continued to share why she loved my imagery and why she had to have me. Courtney and Deandre joined the UI Wedding Family! That's right - they made it official and I was so excited to have them. We talked about the details of their special day (throughout her planning process), and I also gave her some resources and advice along the way.
How Did They Meet & The Proposal (From The Bride): DeAndre and I met on OK Cupid - a dating site. The proposal took place at Fred's market restaurant. When we arrived all of my family was there. DeAndre made it seem as though we were all having breakfast together. We ate and laughed. It was a great time. During the middle of breakfast DeAndre got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said, "Yes!"