Crystal Ballroom At Veranda Wedding: Nicole & Andre
Orlando Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Videographer
The weather had been fairly cold over the past several weeks, so while I am normally excited for all of my weddings, I was uber excited because there was no humidity. The weather was perfect. This wedding was also being featured on LoveStoriesTV Instagram Stories so it helped that I could walk around the venue and not break much of a sweat.
I arrived early, as always, but also to capture some behind the scenes for the LoveStoriesTV Instagram Stories takeover, to take a look at the setup, and to keep an eye for the arrival of the Groomsmen, who eventually met me upstairs to kick-off their getting ready time.
Nicole arrived shortly thereafter with some of her bridal party. She was all smiles and ready to see her future hubby for The First Look.
Wedding Colors: Red and gold.
How They Meet & The Proposal (From The Bride):
In Fall 2007, Dre was a recently high school graduate, and Nicole was in her senior year of high school. We met through a mutual friend and became friends ourselves. Through ongoing conversation was learned that we had a lot in common and our differences balanced each other.
The first date:
Andre invited her on a date, where his lack of a dependable car ended the date before it started. Let’s just say a policewomen had to help push the car out of the middle of the rode. Dre was persistent! He asked Nicole on another date where they watched a “The Simpson” movie at the Altamonte Mall and had dinner. The dinner conversation was lively with a lot of laughs and common interests.
On September 27, 2015, Dre planned a romantic dinner at Seasons 52 in Altamonte Springs. We were seated at a private, outside table that was decorated with red rose petals. We ordered dinner and had a normal conversation, but his demeanor was ‘off’. He was wanting for right moment until dessert was served with letter written in icing “Would you marry me?” At that moment, Dre went down on one knee and pop the question and Nicole ecstatically said “Yes!”
Wedding Style (The Dress):
The process of looking for a dress was stressful because I didn't know how I would know which dress is "the one." So my first thought was to ask almost all of my wedding party to accompany to David's Bridal on a Saturday. There were two things wrong with my idea: going to a bridal store on the busiest day of the week and I took too many people with me. The bridal store was so busy that my bridesmaids had to run around the store to select dresses for me to try on, since the associate was working with 2-3 brides at a time. The bridal party was there to encourage me but they also provided many different options on the every dress that I tried on. After this long and stressful day, I vented to my wedding planner, she then scheduled a day for herself and my mom to accompany me to look for a dress. This was the best decision ever. We found my wedding dress - Oleg Cassini Off the Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress with an added embellishment belt from David's Bridal. My shoes were from DSW Calvin Klein Gayle Pump.
The First Look that reminded me of high school love. These two are so cute.
I can't get over how stunning they both look!
Dapper in blue...I love it!
These flower girls were so cute and totally slayed the Ceremonial walkway.
Loved this mixture of colors on the Bridal wedding party!
Wedding Vendor Team:
Venue: Crystal Ballroom at Veranda
Photography: Unashamed Imaging
Videography: Unashamed Imaging
Coordinator: Katy Turchich and Ashley Markowski of Coastal Coordinating
Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini
Bridal Shoes: Calvin Klein
Makeup: Jo Michelle Artistry
Groom Attire: Men's Warehouse
Calligraphy Mirror: Two Peas Designs
Officiant: Dr. Gene Pritchard - Grace Bible Church
Car: Dream Limousine
Bridesmaids Attire: Azazie
DJ: DJ Sebastian and MC Kelly - DJ Live Productions
Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo - Men's Warehouse / Tie- Beard and Tie Co
Floral: Rochelle Koontz - In Bloom Florist
Caterer: Chef Tony Renaissance Catering
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Invitations: Vista Print
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks