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We had a great time at Liz and Nick’s June wedding at First Congregational Church in Winter Park. I always enjoy weddings at that church, with it’s bright white interior and brick exterior. The balcony in the sanctuary also allows for a great vantage point of the ceremony – a perfect spot for a second photographer.

You may remember Liz and Nick from their Lake Eola engagement session earlier this year. Some grooms leave all of the planning to the bride. Nick, on the other hand, was super involved in all of the details in the planning from the beginning — both Nick and Liz were wonderful to work with!

The reception was at one of my favorite locations: Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary. The room was beautifully decorated and coordinated to match the wedding colors – mint green and yellow. After some sunset photos along the grounds, we headed inside where DJ Roeshink kept the party going. Liz and Nick’s first dance was to You and Me by The Dave Matthews Band. The newlyweds ended the perfect day with a sparkler exit to a waiting limo.

Thanks again Liz and Nick for sharing your day with us.

Please enjoy some photos from the wedding!

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Oviedo Florist
Hair and Makeup Artist: Beaute Speciale
Bridal Gown by Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Formal Wear: Express
Preparations: Westin – Lake Mary
Ceremony: First Congregational Church of Winter Park
Wedding Coordinator: Suzanne Graffham of Winter Park Wedding Company
Officiant: Terry Warner of Sensational Ceremonies
Reception: Timacuan Golf and Country Club
Location Coordination: David DeAssis
Entertainment: DJ Vroe of Roeshink Entertainment
Catering: Timacuan Golf and Country Club
Cake: Publix Bakery
Photography: DSWfoto

Westin Lake Mary - Wedding Preparations - Bridal Gown
Oleg Cassini Bridal Gown
Westin Lake Mary - Wedding Preparations - Bridal Shoes - Alex Marie
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Winter Park Wedding Photography
Groom Portrait - First Congregational Church of Winter Park
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Winter Park Wedding Photography - First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church of Winter Park
Winter Park Wedding Images by DSWfoto
Wedding Party Photos at First Congregational Church
Bride and Groom at First Congregational Church of Winter Park
Bride and Groom's Shoes and Socks
Timacuan Country Club - Wedding Party
Timacuan Country Club - Bridal Bouquet
Bride and Groom Portraits on a Golf Course
Timacuan Country Club Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom - Timacuan Wedding Photographer
Lake Mary Wedding Photographer
Sunset Wedding Photographs - Golf Course
Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary Wedding Photographer
Timacuan Reception Photography - First Dance
Timacuan Country Club - Publix Cake - Cake Cutting
Sparkler Exit - Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary Florida

First Congregational Church was a great location for Kellie and Kevin’s Winter Park wedding. Originally built in 1884 and renovated in 1923, the church has classic architecture on the outside and gorgeous large windows that lit up the inside.

Kellie looked radiant walking down the long red velvet aisle. We loved her choice of colors – the bridesmaids looked beautiful in their long raspberry gowns and the bouquets by Peddles were amazing.

After the exchange of rings, the officiant performed Marry Me on guitar. The bride and groom exited the church through a wave of bubbles, and then all of the guests gathered for a big group photo on the steps.

The reception was held at Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the terrace, while we took the wedding party to the golf course for photos.

This wedding had a lot of special touches – an instagram hashtag to collect photos from guests, an AMAZING dessert table with all kinds of assorted goodies, and framed photos from their parent’s and grandparents’ weddings.

The DJ played a great mix of music that kept everyone of all ages dancing for hours – including a conga line. After the bouquet toss, Kevin surprised us all by running out in a cape and boxing gloves to Eye of the Tiger. He was ready to get that garter!

At the end of the night, guests gathered with sparklers outside to bid the bride and groom goodbye. It was a wonderful day – thank you for letting us be part of it!

Wedding Vendors

Floral: Peddles
Bridal Gown by Allure Designs from Coming Attractions Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: La Jeune Mariee Maids & Social Occasions
Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony: First Congregational Church of Winter Park
Officiant: Shawn Garvey
Reception: Timacuan Golf and Country Club
Location Coordination: David DeAssis
Entertainment: DJ Vroe of Roeshink Entertainment
Catering: Timacuan Golf and Country Club
Photography: DSWfoto

Winter Park Wedding - First Congregational Church
Winter Park Wedding - Bridal Portrait
Winter Park Wedding - First Congregational Church - Bride and Bridesmaids
Winter Park Wedding Photography - Bridal Portrait
First Congregational Church of Winter Park Wedding - Bride and Bridesmaids
Winter Park Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - Peddles Wedding Flowers
First Congregational Church of Winter Park - Groom with Groomsmen
Winter Park Wedding - Groom Portrait
First Congregational Church of Winter Park Wedding
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First Congregational Church of Winter Park - Wedding Formals
Winter Park Wedding Photographer - First Congregational Church Bubbles Exit
Lake Mary Wedding - Timacuan Country Club - Bridal Party
Timacuan Country Club - Bride and Groom
Timacuan Golf and Country Club - Wedding Photography
Timacuan Golf and Country Club - Wedding Photography
Timacuan Golf and Country Club - Wedding Reception
Timacuan Lake Mary Wedding Reception - First Dance
Timacuan Wedding Photography - First Dance
Timacuan Golf and Country Club - Wedding Photography - Sparklers Exit

When Allura and Chris scheduled their Winter Park engagement session, they asked if they could include their dog. I said “Yes!” without hesitation because I love when couples bring their pets along for engagement photos. I even did a blog post about that very subject. Wilson, a Yorkie-Chihuahua mix, was so sweet and loved being in front of the camera. A big thanks to Allura’s mom and dad who kept an eye on him while we took photos.

Allura and Chris signed up for the premiere engagement session, allowing us to travel to multiple locations. These are always a lot of fun to do, because we get more time to work together and they get a chance to wear several different outfits.

Winter Park Engagement Photos on Park Avenue


We started the photo session along Park Avenue in Winter Park. It’s one of my favorite places for photos because there’s always so much going on – lots of bustling activity with the shops, restaurants and people everywhere. It’s also a social spot for pets, as sometimes there are more dogs than people. Every time I go there, I find somewhere new to shoot!

Winter Park Engagement Photos at Rollins College


Rollins College is one of Central Florida’s most beautiful and historical treasures. After a quick change of clothes, we took a bunch of photos on the the grounds of Knowles Memorial Chapel and some fun ones on Mills Lawn.

Allura and Chris will be getting married later this year at Tuscawilla Country Club. We’re so excited to photograph their wedding, so please keep an eye on the blog for photos from the big day!

Speaking of Winter Park, we’re very excited to be participating in the Winter Park Bridal Stroll this Sunday, February 8, 2015. Come visit our booth at the Park Plaza Gardens (319 South Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL). We’d love to see you.

For more information on the show, visit www.winterparkbridalstroll.com.

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Winter Park Engagement Photography - Park Avenue
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Winter Park Engagement Photos - Park Avenue
Winter Park - Rollins College - Knowles Memorial Chapel
Winter Park - Rollins College - Knowles Memorial Chapel
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Winter Park - Rollins College Engagement Photography - Forever and Always
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Rollins College Winter Park Engagement Photography
Rollins College Winter Park Engagement Photography
Rollins College Winter Park Engagement Photography
Rollins College Engagement Photos - Kissing on Lawn