This wedding was a loooooong time coming: Kari and Chris met in high school! Engaged years later, their wedding plans were put through the ringer with Covid. Their day ended up being just perfect; it was even one of those very rare not-too-hot-and-not-too-cold Orlando winter days!
Thank you to our wonderful vendor team for making a happy day! :)
Venues | Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and GM Lounge
Hair and Makeup | Stacie Otto
Officiant | Reverend Kevin Knox
We started the day in Kari’s suite at Coranado’s Gran Destino Tower, and let. me. tell. you- favorite getting ready room everrrr!! The space, the natural light flooding in, all the textures and details; it was absolutely stunning. And getting ready at the Gran Destino Tower means you get THIS wall for your wedding dress photos!
I’m always hoping for unique details to photograph our couples’ rings with and I may have been a liiiiiittle excited to play with this Figment popcorn bucket! <3
There are a million reasons to hire Stacie Otto for your hair and makeup, but one of the biggest is no one can lace a wedding dress better or more efficiently than her! <3
First look feels on the lawn. <3
If you’ve never seen a Disney wedding with “Major Domo,” here’s how it normally goes: your officiant asks the best man for the wedding rings, and he panics. Like…. Panics. The officiant gives him a hard time in front of all of your guests, then loudly calls, “does ANYONE here have the rings?” and bam! Major Domo graces his way down the aisle to deliver them. :)
Their getaway car was Chris’s. <3
Nate’s photo on the left, mine on the right. :) Woot woot! Kari and Chris, thank you so much for having usssss!!!! <3
Wendy Hecker says
Love, love, love!! Fantastic photos and story! Especially love the picture of the best man at the altar looking speechless.
And kudos to Stacie for corset duty! What a pro!!
Stacie Otto says
Ahhh this is so amazing! Photos are spectacular…as usual! Such a great couple! And I love a good dress challenge!