Kim and Josh were married at Shades of Green in Orlando on a beautiful fall day. I have always said that in Orlando, October is one of the best months to get married and with good reason. The weather made for a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding in the courtyard at Shades of Green.
Kim and her attendants were getting their hair and makeup when we arrived. From the moment we got there, we felt so welcome. The whole bridal party were awesome and they smiled for photos from the minute we got there until after the last dance.
The ceremony was held at the Garden Gazebo in the courtyard of Shades of Green. The Magnolia Ballroom hosted the reception where Diverse DJ of Orlando entertained the guests with fantastic music.
Since Kim and Josh had first met on Halloween, they decided to have their wedding on Halloween. For the rehearsal dinner, everyone came dressed in Halloween costumes.
Kim came up with a great way to have a candy bar at their wedding. Since the wedding was on Halloween, they went with Halloween candy and themed the candy bar to match the day.
Shades of Green
Shades of Green is a gorgeous resort tucked away at Walt Disney World right next to The Magic Kingdom. Not many people know about the resort, as it is an official Armed Forces Recreation Center – open only to US Military members and their families. The location is still available for weddings and the two PGA courses were a great location to go for photos after the ceremony.
Bridal Gown: Symphony from Minerva’s Bridal (www.minervasbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com
Hair and Makeup: Magnolia Spa at Shades of Green (www.shadesofgreen.org
Floral: Jonathan’s Flowers (www.jonathansflowers.com
Ceremony: Garden Gazebo at Shades of Green Resort (www.shadesofgreen.org
Officiant: Rev. John D. Williams, Sr.
Reception/Catering: Magnolia Ballroom at Shades of Green Resort (www.shadesofgreen.org
Entertainment: Diverse DJ Entertainment of Orlando (facebook.com/diversedjsorlando
Cake Artist: It’s Tasty Too (www.itstastytoo.com
Photography: DSWfoto (www.dswfoto.com
There have been a lot of small changes behind the scenes at DSWfoto.com. Please feel free to check out the website. I hope you like the changes!
The homepage now has a banner that rotates through some of the most popular areas of our site. It makes it much easier to jump to our blog or galleries.
We recently refreshed the photos in the galleries. There are more samples than ever before, and the photos are bigger and better.
The galleries also load faster than ever before and look amazing on a smart phone or tablet. I love how they look on an iPad/iPhone – where you can thumb through the photos.
We’ve been fortunate to have worked with some amazing clients over the years. I’ve collected the warm feedback that we’ve received and have shared it on our testimonials
This is more of a technical thing, but the blog is now fully integrated with the website so that it feels more seamless. It’s much easier to jump around the site. It’s just a click away to contact us. We’ve also retired some of the photos that appeared at the top of the blog and replaced them with new photos.
New Client Galleries
This is a very exciting change for our clients. We’ve changed how client galleries are displayed. The new galleries will be much easier to navigate and purchase prints. Of course, all of the previous functions will still be available (ordering large size images, print credits, selecting photos for albums, etc.)
DSWfoto has always been active on Social Media. Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We just posted some new photos to Pinterest as well, so check that out as well.
New Blog Category – Wedding Tips
One of the most popular posts last year were the Top 10 Tips for Attending a Bridal Show and Tips for Planning a Florida Wedding. These two articles are part of our wedding tips category that we will be featuring more posts from.
We will have some guest blog posts from other wedding vendors offering their insight and sharing wedding tips.
More to Come…
These are just a few of the changes we have made to the website. There are more on the way!
There are several engagement sessions and weddings that we will be sharing on the blog in the next couple weeks. So, please keep an eye out for those posts!