Michael and Shelby are the sweetest couple. I am so glad I was asked to capture their wedding day. Their celebration was a classically romantic affair with red and white roses. With a flare of timeless inspirations, the decor was cozy with candle light and a touch of sparkle.
Her dress was a satin, strapless empire waist with a sweetheart neckline and a beautiful bow gracefully laid on the back. The full skirt and chapel train made for a silhouette fit for a princess. Shelby said that the rotunda at Lake Mary Events Center felt like the ballroom from Belle and the Beast, which was perfect for her and Michael’s vision for their day.
The perfect “aisle moment” can bring tears to any eye, but the anticipation can be overwhelming for many couples. So for those couples like Michael and Shelby who wanted the “aisle moment” those moments talking, touching, and reassuring one another during the first touch are precious. We found the perfect spot to take pictures with them touching hands from either side of a door. Just being able to say hello and hear each other’s’ voice beforehand can make all the difference.
The ceremony was a traditional Jewish ceremony performed by a rabbi under a chuppah. They hired a harpist for the ceremony music. At the end, Michael smashes glass and everyone cheered mazel tov!
It was then time for the reception, Michael and Shelby wanted it to be a fun party to celebrate their amazing day with everyone they love. So many of their friends and family love to dance, making the reception very important. Because how often do you get to have a huge party with all of your favorite people!? They kicked off the dancing with the hora! Michael and Shelby were lifted in chairs while everyone danced around them.
I hope you enjoy the details of their day as much as I do!
Ceremony: Lake Mary Events Center (rotunda)
Reception: Lake Mary Events Center (ballroom)
Officiant: Rabbi Sanford Olshansky
Band or DJ: Subsonic Event DJs
Ceremony Musicians: Harpist Christine MacPhail
The Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Caterer: John Michael Events
The Cake: Cakes by Design
Save The Dates: Minted
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Floral: Flowers by Lesley
Hair and Makeup Artist: Kristy’s Artistry
Videographer: Allure Cinema
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals