Orlando Wedding Photography Blog

You may remember Jessica and Robbie from their downtown Orlando Engagement session I posted awhile back. We had a great time that day and I was anxiously awaiting their wedding at Leu Gardens.

Jessica got ready in the home she grew up in, which was nice to see the dress hanging from the same banister, that Jessica passed thousands of times over the years. When we arrived, I saw something that I had never seen before – one of Jessica’s bridesmaids was drawing a sign, using one of the engagement photos as the basis. It was really fantastic to see one of our photos be the basis for, yet another piece of artwork.

The ceremony was held at the gorgeous Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando. After family photos in the sanctuary, we headed to Leu Gardens for wedding party photos and the reception.

I love photographing weddings at Leu Gardens – no matter where you look, there is a wonderful backdrop for photos. Jessica and Robbie had a really great wedding party, who were really easy to work with.

The reception was held in the Camellia Room, where DJ Live did a great job at keeping the guests dancing all night.

We had a great time and Jessica and Robbie are such a sweet couple. It was our honor to be their wedding photographer.

Please enjoy the photos below!

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Town Center Florist of Hunter’s Creek – www.towncenterflorist.com
Hair: Millie Albizu
Makeup: Sephora – www.sephora.com
Bridal Gown: Minervas Bridal – www.minervasbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon – www.amazon.com
Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse – www.menswearhouse.com/
Ceremony: Holy Cross Catholic Church – www.holycrossorlando.org
Officiant: Father Tom Wanitsky
Reception: Harry P. Leu Gardens – www.leugardens.org
Entertainment: DJ Live www.djliveproductions.com
Catering: Arthur’s Catering www.arthurscatering.com
Cake: Publix – www.publix.com
Photography: DSWfoto – www.dswfoto.com

Orlando Wedding Photography - Wedding Dress
Drawing of an engagement photo of the couple by the bridesmaid
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando Florida
Bride getting final preparations fnished before her wedding.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom kneeling at an Catholic Wedding in Orlando Florida
Orlando Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom at the Altar
Groom at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando
Bride at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando
Bridal portrait in a church sanctuary by Orlando Wedding Photographer, DSWfotoJessica's portrait in the church after her wedding
White Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet
Bride and her Bridesmaids outside of the  Garden House at Leu Gardens
Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida
Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida
Wedding Party in front of the Garden House at Harry P Leu Gardens
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom at Leu Gardens in Orlando
Leu Gardens Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom walking in to Garden House of Leu Gardens for the Wedding Reception
Evening portrait of a bride and groom at an Orlando Wedding
Publix Wedding Cake with a Precious Moments Cake Topper
Wedding Reception in the Camellia Room at Leu Gardens
Dancing in the Camellia Room at a wedding reception
Bubble Exit at a Leu Gardens Wedding


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