Photographers Steven and Michael had such a blast capturing Ashley and Dan’s special day at one of our favorite wedding venues, The Highland Manor! Both wedding photographers started the day capturing Ashley and Dan’s pre-wedding preparations at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. Ashley and her ladies were almost ready, so we made sure to capture those finishing touches with hair and makeup by Melissa with Juliana Hair and Makeup! Meanwhile, photographer Michael captured Dan and his groomsmen getting ready and dressed briefly, before packing up and heading to Highland Manor early to capture the bride and groom’s flat lay of their wedding details! We have to give a special thanks to Atmospheres Floral, we arrived to Highland and noticed they put together an entire flat lay floral kit for us, so thoughtful! This was incredible because it saved a lot of time trying to find extra details to add into the flat lay, which we really appreciated! Once the wedding party arrived, we prepped Dan and Ashley for their first look outside. Luck was on our side avoiding the stormy day that was forecasted. This first look moment was so sweet, and they even got a visit from their two pups Maverick and Manchester! Make sure to check out their engagement session for more adorable pics of these fur babies! Their dog sitter, Pup Patrol Walkers Orlando, then took them back home to relax after some quick portraits. After the first look, Steven and Michael spent the rest of the time outside capturing the bridal party photos as well as some bride and groom portraits before their ceremony. We then joined the rabbi inside to capture their ketubah signing, and then went back outside for the ceremony under the gorgeous oak tree Highland Manor is known for! They also had a chuppah built as well, incorporating Jewish wedding elements into their ceremony. Their Jewish ceremony included a sand ceremony, drinking from cups of wine, wearing of the prayer shall, ring exchange, then of course sealing the ceremony with a kiss and breaking of the glass!
After being announced as husband and wife for the first time ever, it was time to celebrate! Photographer Steven captured the family portraits outside in front of Highland Manor and soaked up a bit more sun for portraits with the bride and groom while Photographer Michael went to the reception space to capture all of their beautiful details! The ballroom was decorated with florals from Atmospheres Floral and uplighting and draping from Meister Productions! Once all guests made it inside, Dubsdread Catering provided a delicious dinner for everyone to enjoy, and Meister Productions kicked off the dancing, inviting everyone to the dance floor! During the reception they also included a hora which had the bride and groom hoisted in the air on chairs around the party on the dance floor, it was so fun! As guests continued dancing, we snuck out Ashley and Dan for some night portraits! As the party came to an end, their grand exit was outside with super fun fiber optic wands! Ashley and Dan, we thank you for letting us be a part of such a special day, and we wish you nothing but love and happiness!