Orlando Wedding Photography Blog

I was very excited when Patricia asked me to photograph her wedding at The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs. The Crystal Ballroom is a recent addition to the Central Florida Wedding location landscape, with four different locations.

Patricia and Adolfo were wonderful to work with – we had so much fun at their engagement session that I knew the wedding was going to be a great time.

We arrived at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club, where Patricia and her 4 bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done. We immediately jumped in and started shooting the beautiful details from the day – the amazing dress, the fabulous jewelry, the Jimmy Choo shoes, the beautiful white roses… The list went on and on.

The ceremony was held along the veranda area of The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake. The reception was held inside where DJ Bori Boy threw a party with no intention of ever ending — the dance floor was packed the whole night. After the cake cutting, Patricia changed in to a beautiful silver dress that she wore for the rest of the evening.

Thank you again to Patricia and Adolfo for including us in your wedding!

Please enjoy the photos below.

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Enchanted Flowers – www.ourfreshflowers.com
Hair and Makeup Artist: Jillian Caro – www.jilliancaro.com
Bridal Gown: Angelique Bridal Boutique – www.angeliquebridalboutique.com
Shoes: Jimmy Choo – www.jimmychoo.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Angelique Bridal Boutique – www.angeliquebridalboutique.com
Formal Wear: Angelique Bridal Boutique – www.angeliquebridalboutique.com
Preparations: Hilton Grand Vacation Club – www.hiltongrandvacations.com
Ceremony: Crystal Ballroom on the Lake – www.crystalballroomorlando.com
Officiant: Pedro Mesa
Reception: Crystal Ballroom on the Lake – www.crystalballroomorlando.com
Location Coordinator: Charleen from Crystal Ballroom – www.crystalballroomorlando.com
Entertainment: DJ Boriboy Productions – www.djboriboyproductions.com
Cake: Cake Designers – www.cakedesigners.net
Photography: DSWfoto – www.dswfoto.com

Patricia wore Jimmy Choo shoes to her wedding.
Shiny diamond engagement ring and wedding band.
Wedding dress hanging at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club in Orlando
Flowers by Enchanted Flowers at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club in Orlando
Bride sipping champagne before her wedding at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club in Orlando
Ceremony location at the Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs Florida
Back of a wedding dress by Angelic bridal and formal by Gina
Bride walking down the aisle at The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs
Post Ceremony at The Crystal Ballroom in Altamonte Springs
Bridal bouquet with all white roses by Orlando Wedding Photographer
Wedding couple on the staircase inside The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs
Wedding couple at the bar inside The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs
Lakefront photos in Altamonte Springs of a bride and groom
Lakefront photos in Altamonte Springs of a bride and groom
The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs
The Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs
Head table and chandelier at the wedding in Altamonte Springs
Beautiful wedding cake by Cake Designers of Longwood Florida
Bride and Groom being introduced at their reception
First Dance at a wedding at The Crystal Ballroom
Bride and Groom going under the limbo stick - Second dress for the bride


What happens when a bride plans for a bright and colorful wedding and it rains the entire day? If you are Sarah, your infectious smile and personality overcome it all, and you wind up with a beautiful wedding, exactly as intended!

Sarah and Josh’s wedding ceremony was planned to be outside in the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne with the reception at the I.W. Phillips House. When we realized that the rain wasn’t going to let up, the wedding guests moved in to the reception area, and the ceremony and dancing took place on the porch of the house.

The couple chose to go with vibrant colors for the flowers and bridesmaid dresses that fit their personalities. Guests received colorful sunglasses for the reception, which was fun to see considering the weather outdoors.

I was so glad that they were willing to venture in to the courtyard after the ceremony for some quick photos – I love how the photos under the umbrella came out.

Thank you again Sarah and Josh for including us as part of your wedding. We had a great time!

Please enjoy some of the photos from the day!

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Handmade by the Bride
Hair and Makeup Artist: Weddings by Crystal – www.weddingsbycrystal.com
Bridal Gown by Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal – www.davidsbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal – www.davidsbridal.com
Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse – www.menswearhouse.com
Preparations: Courtyard at Lake Lucerne – www.orlandohistoricinn.com
Ceremony: Courtyard at Lake Lucerne – www.orlandohistoricinn.com
Officiant: Rev. Kevin Knox of A Beautiful Ceremony – www.abeautifulceremony.net
Reception: I.W. Phillips House at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne – www.orlandohistoricinn.com
Entertainment: Memorable DJ Entertainment – www.memorabledjentertainment.com
Catering: John Michael Catering – www.johnmichaelevents.com
Cake: Publix Bakery – www.publix.com
Photography: DSWfoto – www.dswfoto.com

The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne Historic Inn
Vibrant Bridesmaid's Gowns by Orlando Wedding Photographer
Multi color shoes for a bride and her bridesmaids by wedding photographer DSWfoto.
Bright and colorful wedding ring photo by Orlando Wedding Photographer
Bridal Portrait at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in Orlando
Image of a bride on her wedding day at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
Indoor wedding ceremony at the IW Phillips House at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in Orlando
Wedding Ceremony by Orlando Wedding Photographer
Wedding Ceremony by Orlando Wedding Photographer
The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne Wedding Photos
Bright homemade bridal bouquet
Bride and her bridesmaids in colorful wedding dresses
Bride and the groomsmen with large handmaid wedding flowers.
Rainy day photos at a wedding under an umbrella.
Rain at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in Orlando
Wedding Reception at the IW Phillips House at The Courtyard at Lake LucerneCupcake Wedding Cake at an Orlando Wedding
Glow stick exit at a wedding in Orlando


2015 has been an amazing year for DSWfoto. We have worked with so many wonderful couples at their weddings and engagement sessions. It’s been our busiest year ever and we thank you for that! We hope to be sharing many of these events on the blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

We wanted to cap 2015 by sharing an engagement session from earlier this year at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando. Liz and Kevin will be our first wedding in 2016 and we are so excited to be shooting their ceremony and reception at Timacuan Country Club. Cypress Grove is one of my favorite places for photos, so I was very happy when they chose that location for the engagement session.

Their personalities definitely came out in these photos and they were so much fun to work with. Liz and Kevin love fishing, so the pier at Cypress Grove made for a perfect backdrop for some of their more casual photos.

Liz and Kevin are an amazing couple, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2016 than to photograph their big day!

Please enjoy these engagement photos and keep an eye out for the photos from the wedding.

Cypress Grove estate house engagement photos
Orlando engagement photography in a park

Engagement ring and Michael Kors Watch

Cypress Grove Park in Orlando is a great location for engagement photos.

Engagement photos from Cypress Grove park in Orlando
Cypress Grove Orlando engagement photos

Orlando engagement session at Cypress Grove Park

Orlando engagement photographer at Cypress Grove Park
Pier at Cypress Grove Park
Orlando engagement photo session
Couple at an engagement photo session at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando
Engagement photos in Orlando by Orlando wedding photographer DSWfoto
Engagement photographs at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando