Nathaly and Kevin tied the knot during their Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate wedding. With the sun shining bright and a beautiful breeze in the air, it was truly the perfect day for their wedding!
Kevin first laid eyes on Nathaly back in college at a social event. Striking up a conversation, they planned for a date, which led to many more dates and soon a beautiful relationship. After college ended for Kevin, he moved back to Daytona Beach, but would still visit Nathaly regularly. His dedication to her was endless and truly built a strong foundation for their romance to grow upon. Truly the long distance was no match for their love.
The two knew they were falling for one another, but it was Nathaly’s puppy Richard that brought to the surface how much Kevin loved Nathaly. While on a bike ride with her pup, Richard ran off to chase an armadillo and took Nathaly to the ground (of course on accident). Scared and bruised up, Nathaly called Kevin who dropped what he was doing and told her he would head her way for the three hour drive. Nathaly realized how much Kevin cared for her and how much she cared for him. Truly he was her knight in shining armor.
Not long after Kevin made the move to Tampa to move in with Nathaly, and of course Richard their pup. He knew that Nathaly was the one and after nine months (yes, nine months!!!) of planning proposed to her on top of a snowy mountain in Colorado, a shocking 12,000 feet up! As Nathaly describes it, “it was an exhilarating moment… such a great memory… and I did not drop the ring in the snow!”
Fast forward to their wedding day, Nathaly was more than ready to say “I do” to her knight and Kevin to his princess. Our day started off with capturing Nathaly getting ready in the bridal suite at the Omni Resort. My second shooter Whitney headed off to grab the guys while Nathaly put on her dress with the help of her mom buttoning her up. An emotional but beautiful moment took place when Nathaly was about to do her bridal portraits. The tears began to flow as she realized that she was in her wedding gown and about to marry the man of her dreams. I couldn’t help but began to have tears in my eyes as well and of course captured the moment. The beauty in the black and white images for me just shows how genuine love can make you feel. It is overwhelming at times, but truly beautiful.
Heading downstairs to the ceremony site, we found the sun setting as our wedding party was lining up to walk out. Lexie with Blush by Brandee Gaar helped move everyone along to prepare for the ceremony officiated by Sensational Ceremonies. Beautiful ceremony traditions included a candle lighting and reading from Kevin and Nathaly’s close family friend. With “I do’s” said and a first kiss shared, we headed inside for beautiful formal portraits.
The Omni Resort at Champions Gate offers so many stunning luxurious indoor spots for newlywed portraits. Kevin and Nathaly were truly a dream to photograph as Kevin kissed and twirled his darling wife. My sweethearts grand entrance into their reception with music by Orlando DJ and Lighting made for an exciting time as guests screamed and cheered them on, welcoming them to the dance floor.
After dinner we followed our couple around capturing formal portraits of group shots and candid shots of meet and greets. Dancing soon ensued with a mix of Spanish flair and the latest hits. Our night ended with a beautiful couples dance celebrating what means most, the love between Kevin and Nathaly. Wishing my sweethearts an amazing life together filled with adventures and love!
Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Florist: Arlene Floral Designer
Shoes: Alex Marie
Dress Shop: Minerva’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup: Graceful Glow Makeup