This was a rare wedding where Ollie woke up pretty sick the day before and grandparents weren’t able to take him, so we called in reinforcements and our 2nd shooter Kim was able to play “Jensey” for the day!! Nate and Kim killed it per usual, and of course when I started editing Hannah and Evan’s photos, I wanted to cry because I missed out on such a fun weddinggggg!! <3
Evan and Hannah have one of my favorite meet-cutes!! I’ll let her tell the adorable story herself…
“So we met the night I arrived to Orlando for my Disney college program. After driving across the country from texas we went straight to Disney springs to shop around the night before check in. While checking out at World of Disney I noticed the cast member had a DCP name tag that said Evan from the University of Tennessee. Being super excited to be talking to the first CP I met upon arriving there for my own, I asked him about when he arrived, how he’s enjoying it, etc. He told me he had just arrived two weeks earlier and was loving it, then told me good luck on my program and winked at me.
Two days later my mom and I finished moving in to my DCP apartment and wanted to grab lunch on property. I texted in a group chat I had joined from the DCP Facebook page aptly named DCP feminists asking where to park to get lunch on the boardwalk, and I received a response from none other than Evan Hamilton himself. I clicked on his photo and asked my mom if he looked like the cute boy from world of Disney and she said yes omg text him and I said no way that’s weird but she encouraged me to do it anyway. A month later I asked him out to see Happily ever after fireworks on Main Street and the rest is history!”
I think you’re going to loooove these photos- I was immediately smitten when I saw Hannah’s wedding dress but my jaw dropped when I found out it was designed by her childhood best friend! This was what Hannah had to say about her dress : “I had the honor of having my wedding dress designed and custom made by my childhood best friend and day one fashion inspiration, THE Mariah Sliwinski. Mariah is such a force and so unbelievably talented. Growing up by your side and watching you work your magic through every step of the design process made this whole experience so much more special and memorable. There are so many special touches to this dress that help tie my own a story into it, from the lace from my mother’s wedding dress lining the inside, to the hidden Mickey at the end of the train.”
One of Nate and my songs (and now a family favorite since Ollie is obsessed too) is “Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” Before we eloped, we’d planned on making our wedding exit to that song and I just think it’s one of the most romantic songs ever written. So naturally, my favorite part of their day was when Hannah and Evan made their exit in a (fringe-less) surrey on the Boardwalk!
Hannah and Evan, thank you for letting us be your photographers and I hope you love your photos as much as I loved editing them!! <3
Ohhhhh Jena and Scott. <3
From the second we got a red View-Master in the mail for their save the date, I kneeeeeeew this couple was going to be a perfect fit for us. Jena and Scott were originally set to sail February of 2021 but of course Covid had other plans. I’m so, so happy they stuck with their plans and had faith in us to photograph their day!!
My favorite story from the wedding was during Scott’s brother’s speech. Scott called him right after finally kissing Jena, the girl he had a crush on in high school. The only thing that maybe topped the love between Jena and Scott was all the love everyone had for Jena and Scott, not just individually but as a couple.
I want to keep talking but I’m getting antsy to start sharing photos, starting with my favorite!!! We were taking photos at the smoke stack when Donald and Daisy casually walked by and we got to capture this sweet moment! <3
These cruises can be so overwhelming for wedding guests who have potentially never been to Disney, but also never cruised! Jena was an incredible hostess, my favorite thing being when she put all of her guests (and us!) into a big group chat. She was able to use that to tell everyone about where and when to meet, what was going on, and tips for getting the most out of their trip. Their guests always knew where Jena and Scott were if they wanted to join in the fun! <3
Always my must-take photo! <3
“Think Scott will cry?” I asked Jena as we walked to their first look. She laughed, “Oh ABSOLUTELY not!!”
Bridesmaids bouquets, but make them MAGICAL!!
This processional was e v e r y t h i n g.
Ok ok keep scrolling down for part two!! :)