2 Stunning Wedding Destination Films That Every Engaged Couple Needs to See
Orlando Wedding Photographer | Orlando Wedding Videographer
YARITZA & REINHARD | BAL HARBOUR, FL | THE RITZ CARLTON
How They Met:
(Yaritza) "He was a bartender at a club I went to often with friends. He had been working there six years, yet I never met nor saw him all the times I went. We were introduced briefly by one of my co-workers. She had been dating his friend from college. My co-worker and I returned to the club three days later. It was the eve of Valentines Day. By the end of night he pulled me away and kissed me. He asked me to be his Valentine and I said "Yes!" It had been five years since either of us had a valentine. Four days later he asked me to be his girlfriend and I said "Yes!" And here we are 6.5 years strong. "
Why They Chose To Do a First Look;
We expected the day of the wedding to be crazy and by doing our first look we were able to have a moment to ourselves. It also helped reduce the nerves. We felt a first look would give us a more intimate moment and also give us more time during the cocktail hour to take pictures with family and wedding party."
Tips for A Successful "First Look":
There are definitely pros and cons to doing a First Look, but from my experience, if the couple's follow their photographer/videographers direction the pros outweigh the cons. Here are some tips to a successful First Look.
1. Create a Wedding Timeline that includes the First Look and doesn't rush on the time needed to do so.
2. Allow your Photographer(s) or Videographer(s) to select the best location for the First Look. They have the expertise to make the First Look a success.
3. Willing member(s) of the Groom and Bridal Party: At least one person from each to assist the couple to meet, but separated of course.
4. Bring the Groom down at least 10 minutes before the Bride is escorted to the location.
5. The willing member(s) of the Groom and Bridal Party that escorted the Bride/Groom to the First Look location need to let the couple embrace and enjoy the moment after they've brought the couple to the location.
6. Brides, don't be afraid to cry. This is a private and meaningful moment.
Cinematography: Unashamed Imaging
Ceremony Venue: The Ritz Carlton
Pre Ceremony Venue: The Ritz Carlton
Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton
Photography: Landon Hendrick Photography
Hair: SoBe Make Up Studio
Makeup: SoBe Make Up Studio
Flowers: Annie Flowers
Catering: The Ritz Carlton
Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Bridal
Bride Accessories: Arley Hoyos
Hair Piece: Maria Elena Hairpieces
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Groom Attire: J. Ferrar
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy
Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Tux
DJ: Miami DJs
GIOVANNI & ALEXA | DAYTONA BEACH, FL |
CRYSAL BALLROOM AT SUNSET HARBOR
Giovanni and Alexa were married on a beautiful day in Daytona Beach, Florida at The Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor. Unlike most love stories, they actually met on Facebook over the summer. They had a few mutual friends and then they started talking over Facebook messenger. After a couple weeks they eventually exchanged numbers. Giovanni was going to Trinidad with his family on vacation, so right before he left they met at City Walk to see a movie.After that night Alexa knew that she wanted to get to know him better. While he was gone they talked non-stop.
It was as if they had known each other for so much longer; they realized that had a connection. After this discovery, they decided that when he got back, they would see each other again. As the summer of 2011 was coming to a close, Giovanni had just gotten back home. They decided that they would visit City Walk again, but this time on a "real" date.
Cinematography: Unashamed Imaging
Pre Ceremony Venue: Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor
Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor
Ceremony Venue: Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor
Photography: Photography by Captiva