We sometimes gripe about how hard it is to do a good engagement shoot in the Magic Kingdom because of the heat, the crowds, the light etc. Shooting Lauren + Evan made us eat our words! Not only were they ADORABLE, but the whole the morning shoot was so easy and fun 🙂 Sit back and enjoy just a few of our favs.

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    February 28th, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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What’s the only thing cooler than being proposed to on top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse? How about going back and having your engagement photos taken there 🙂 We had a such a great time with Bethany + Justin, and can’t wait to reunite for their wedding in November!

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Interview with the BEAUTIFUL couple, Lindsey + Kevin:
HOW DID YOU MEET? We met at St. Patty’s Day Parade in Delray Beach in 2011.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU THE MOST TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE?
Lindsey: His eyes and gentleman-like manners and then getting to know that he is willing to take risks, I find that super attractive!
Kevin: Her beauty got me first and then it got better when I talked to her til 3 a.m. She is outgoing, spunky, and intelligent…she’s not just a dumb-ass girl. LOL (exact words)
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? He proposed in a four-seater airplane while flying over the South Florida coastline to Ocean Reef and back on a clear, chilly Florida winter day surprising me on my 30th birthday.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING? I love rustic but since we were married indoors, rustic could not work. My next thought was Hollywood Glam, my love of wine had to play a part, romance, candle-lit, elegance, and make it a PARTY! I like the element of surprise for my friends and family so there were surprises throughout the night.
We agreed on champagne-colored flowers and linens and every other table having 3 foot high silver candelabras lit with tri-leveled candles complimenting below with low Delphiniums, while the other tables had a variety of champagne colored roses, hydrengias and other flowers tightly packed with Blue Delphiniums sprouting out the top to compliment the cobalt blue bridal party colors.
Lighting and music is everything for me, so we chose a very elegant ivory colored aisle, lit by hurricane lanterns two different heights, and a lit chandelier on hanging down from the rotund-shaped altar with dangling champagne flowers to focus the attention up on stage. I knew I always wanted to walk down the aisle to the original version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Just loved it!
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR VENUE: A few months before I was engaged, I helped put on a charity poker tournament and when we were there the night of I just melted at the beauty of the Cathedral Room at the Boca Resort and called my mom saying, This is gorgeous, I would love to get married in this room someday. Who knew about 8 months later I would be standing at the altar there.
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGE? My altar was challenging to come up with an elegant yet glamorous place to say, I do. The other challenge were 2 weeks before and trying to place people at their seats, and doing every last minute detail…programs, place cards, bags for those spending the night, gifts, and writing my heartfelt letters to family and my bridesmaids and my husband to be and still keeping my secret of singing for my husband and surprising my parents with a song as well. They were fun things but just time consuming and stressful.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR WEDDING? Oh goodness, I loved the elegance of the whole event. We had two different level hurricane lanterns to light up the room, 2 chandaliers, one that lit the altar and the other hung over the band. We had a photo booth which gets every crowd going and playful and an ice luge with a Russian Standard model serving. It was very unique. I loved our programs we created for the ceremony as well. I’ve never seen them designed with such detail. I loved that we didn’t do every table the same. 2 different designs, three different linens.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? I had the chance to surprise my parents and my husband by singing 2 songs to them. I sang Not Even The King to Kevin and Feeling Good to my parents supported by the band, which was simply incredible to get to sing with a live band!
DESCRIBE YOUR CAKE: five-tiered, carrot cake with white buttercream that had box shapes large reaching the top in smaller shaped boxes. The first tier, largest to support the rest, had the darkest of the blue flowers in between each tier and the bottom tier had a blue ribbon wrapping around with a “M” placed in front outlined with a circle. Separating each tier was flowers going from bright cobalt blue and faded to a champagne flower. Rather than the usual bride and groom on top or an M to stand for our last name, we chose to do a fondant large ribbon atop that looked like a present. It was stunning!
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER? What convinced Kevin and I to choose our photographers was that they were a married couple having two different perspectives of the same shot, one would be more straight on shots while the other would be at a different angle. Loved their dynamic. Having two also allowed them to be in two different places at one time and was comfortable for the husband to be with the boys while they got ready and the wife to be with us ladies while we got ready and made us laugh and feel comfortable. But what really sold us, surprisingly, was their obvious wedding shots from other brides and grooms but also they had one of the most beautiful trash the dress photos we had ever seen. Loved them!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AS A COUPLE? We are renovating our new home and have enjoyed 2 pre-honeymoons, one to South Beach staying at the Ritz and then we just got back from a glamorous trip to Newport Beach where we got to attend some spectacular dinners and galas at the mansions there. We are looking forward to our honeymoon in 2 and a half weeks to Italy where we will travel to Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Amalfi Coast and explore little places in between.
CAN YOU PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Boca By Design (floral and some linens)
Boca Resort (wedding location, cake and food…)
Russian Standard (Ice Luge and model)
Capture Pod (photo booth)
Blond Events (wedding planners)
Concept Photography (photographers)
Debbie Taylor Band (7 piece band)
Brelex (linens and chargers). We had three different linens, two were from here.
Artistic Impressions – hair and make up

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