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Meghan and Damian’s Disney inspired wedding at the Omni Championsgate had many touches of pixie dust – all showing how much they love the Mouse. They met while working at Walt Disney World, so it seemed right that it played a part in their wedding.

Meghan wore amazing custom-painted Little Mermaid flats (did we mention amazing? They were so cool!) and the harpist played instrumental Disney songs as the wedding party and the bride walked down the aisle.

At the reception, guests were given little cards on which to write advice for the bride and groom for 5, 10, and 25 years in the future – but these two needed no help in showing how much they love and care for each other. The whole day was a wonderful mix of Disney, friends and family. The reception ended with the DJ playing the Mickey Mouse March (M-I-C See ya real soon! K-E-Y. Why? Because we like you! M-O-U-S-E).

Meghan and Damian were an awesome couple to work with. Their speeches at the reception, with some gentle ribbing of each another, had everyone cracking up. It was just a FUN day.

Omni Championsgate


The Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate was a beautiful location for their wedding. Their wedding ceremony was held in the Garden Gazebo with the reception in the Championsgate Ballroom.

Kyle from Blush by Brandee Gaar did a fantastic job as the event coordinator. It always takes the stress off of the bride and groom knowing that their wedding day is in great hands.

We were so excited to be a part of such a wonderful wedding – thank you for letting us join in your special day!

Wedding Vendors

Hair and Makeup: Brides be Beautiful by Jasmine Doublette (www.jasminedoublette.com)
Floral: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creatons (www.cdcfloral.com)
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal(www.davidsbridal.com)
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal(www.davidsbridal.com)
Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse(www.menswearhouse.com)
Event Coordination: Kyle Grafton – Blush by Brandee Gaar (www.blushbbg.com)
Ceremony / Reception: Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate (www.omnihotels.com)
Officiant: Chaplin Charles Caudill
Harpist: Catherine Way (www.harpstringsinc.com)
DJ: Marc Burgess Productions (www.djmarcburgess.com)
Catering: Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate (www.omnihotels.com)
Cake Artist: Party Flavors (www.orlandocustomcakes.com)
Linens: BBJ Linens (www.bbjlinen.com)
Chivari Chairs and Uplighting: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals (www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com)
Photography: DSWfoto (www.dswfoto.com)

Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Wedding Location
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Wedding Dress
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Wedding Shoes
Orlando Wedding Photographer - Bridal Porttrait - Omni Championsgate
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Omni Championsgate Orlando - Wedding Bouquet
Bride in Window at Omni Championsgate by Orlando Wedding Photographer
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Groom's Cufflinks
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Groom Putting on Tie
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate - Groom
Omni Championsgate - Wedding in the Garden
Omni Championsgate - Wedding in the Garden
Omni Orlando - Just Married - Wedding Photography
Omni Championsgate - Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom on steps of Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
Bride and Groom on steps of Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
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Garden Gazebo at Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
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Bride and Groom Walking the Fairway of the Golf Course at Omni Championsgate
First Dance - Bride and Groom - Championsgate Ballroom at Omni Orlando Resort

Meghan and Damian decided to do their engagement photo session in the town of Celebration. I’ve mentioned in the past about how much I like doing photos there, and we had one of the most perfect days. The weather was gorgeous and the crowds were all gone. It felt like it was just the three of us walking around town having a great time.

Meghan and Damian met while working together at Disney World. I’m not sure if anyone keeps track, but there are a lot of couples out there thanks to the Mouse. Last year, while attending the Illuminations dessert party at Epcot, Damian asked the couple at the next table to take a photo of him and Meghan. He then asked for one more photo, and he got down on his knee and proposed.

They are such a sweet couple. We had so much fun with the engagement shoot and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding. As the wedding gets closer, emails from Meghan always end with her reminding me, “36 More Days!!” “18 More Days!” And in just 12 more days, they’ll be wed at the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Please enjoy these engagement photos and stay tuned for sneak peeks from their wedding.
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Celebration Florida Engagement Photography
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Celebration Engagement Photo Session
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Today, I had a guided tour of the brand new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. The resort is absolutely stunning and is a perfect addition to Orlando’s luxury locations to host a wedding.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando Wedding Photographer

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando had their grand opening last week and the grand ballrooms will be opening very soon. I was able to visit some of the spaces that will be used for weddings and they are gorgeous.

One of the things that stood out to me about the resort was that there was diversity, while still being cohesive. The chandeliers that are throughout the resort and in the ballrooms are amazing. The grand staircase in the lobby is the perfect location for bridal portraits.

They made a very smart decision with the 7000 sq. ft. King Meadow Lawn (The ideal space for an outdoor wedding) — Instead of having a permanent structure in place on the lawn for ceremonies, the area is open. This allows couples to have flexibility in planning their wedding — Do we want a gardens backdrop or perhaps the lake? The resort itself may also be an option for the backdrop.

Another smart thing that I appreciate as a photographer — all of the natural light that comes in to the ballrooms through the giant windows. Many of the rooms are also closed off by beautiful curtains that can be raised for the room reveal.

The biggest ballroom is the Grand Ballroom, located on the Lobby Level, which can hold about 700 guests. However, the room can be split in to three. If the room is split, so is the lobby area for the ballroom. This allows multiple functions to occur at the same time, completely separate from each another.

The Palm Ballroom, located on the Palm Level will most likely be the most popular location for weddings. Guests can walk in from the King Meadow or Lady Palm Lawns to this room which is perfect for about 150 guests. There is also a lobby and pre-function area which would be a great choice for cocktail hours. The room has very neutral colors (ivory and light grey) which gives a lot of flexibility.

Orlando is one of the top destinations for intimate weddings and there are plenty of locations throughout the Four Seasons Resort Orlando for an intimate wedding. The intimate wedding spaces were laid out in a way where you and your guests are removed from anything else going on at the resort.

I’m looking forward to all of the function rooms to open and to start photographing weddings here. The resort is a beautiful facility that I’m sure you will fall in love with as well.

For more information on Four Seasons Resort Orlando, please visit www.fourseasons.com.