Crystal Ballroom at Veranda Wedding: Jacqueline & Paul
Orlando Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Videographer
This beautiful wedding celebration took place in Metrowest, Florida at CrystaL Ballroom at Veranda. This wedding will always hold a special place in my heart as less than 24-hours before this wedding my life changed, but I'll save that for another blog post-- this is about this beautiful couple. The Sherman's (Jacqueline and Paul) had a love-filled and fun-filled wedding with a wedding party of eighteen people.The combination of blush, rose-gold, and silver with a mix of a classic romantic-style added to the luxury feel and shine. It complimented their wedding hashtag #ShermansShine. I love that (Jacqueline and Paul) incorporated small details into their food menu and signature cocktail drink that allowed them to showcase their Creole culture since they were engaged in New Orleans. They danced to "You and I" by John Legend & Mary J. Blidge "Everything." I first met with Jacqueline at her private Air B&B where she and her beautiful bridesmaids got ready. They were already having fun when I arrived. Jacqueline was having her makeup done by Jo Michelle Artistry while I made my way to the room where she had her stunning bridal gown hung and all of her accessories ready for me to capture. I can tell that Jacqueline followed my tips on the wedding timeline I gave her because she had everything ready for me to do my magic -- lol.
Jacqueline's wedding dress was custom-made, and creating it was a very intimate process between the wedding designer and Jacqueline. This totally makes for a significant dressing shopping or should I say "dress making" experience. Jacqueline shopped for fabric in New York, and had several fittings in both the DC Metro Area and Orlando, FL. Talk about wanting to be original and unique; I'm all for that. Her shoes were made by Sophia Webster and Paul wore a custom-made suit as well. It was created by a childhood friend of Paul's.
About The Couple:
Jacqueline and Paul's "first date" was pretty casual. They had an instant connection even though they had only planned "meet up for oysters". They met in Las Vegas on May 24, 2013 by way of two of their friends who both were a part of their wedding party. When they met it Vegas for oysters, they ended up spending the entire day together. Fast forward to April 17, 2016, when Paul proposed on his 30th birthday. Jacqueline surprised him with a trip to New Orleans since he had never been, but she received the ultimate surprise in the end! He proposed at dinner after shocking her with some "fake bad news" that completely threw her off from thinking a proposal was coming that evening. Next thing you know he was on one knee and she was completely shocked. Afterward they celebrated the night away on Bourbon Street with two of their closest friends. That evening was the beginning of their journey to forever. It was intimate, timely, and absolutely perfect!
I love the reason why Jacqueline and Paul chose their wedding date. The date they chose to get married on is the wedding anniversary date for Jacqueline's maternal grandparents who are now deceased. Their marriage was the epitome of love and sacrifice. This made me cry (happy tears) as I was very close to my paternal grandmother, so I love how they chose to pay tribute.