Words cannot truly describe how amazing this wedding session was! For their wedding elopement session, Angela and Todd took us to one of our favorite places to relax and photograph on our days off, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, in Okeechobee, Florida! It’s about two hours away from Orlando, so in a way, this was a destination for us as well! We met the couple at the park campground, and with the help of Katie and Joe with An Epic Elopement, helped them get ready for their big moment! Katie was a great help to them getting all of their local vendors and wedding details including the beautiful wedding flowers and bouquet by Bluegrass Chic, the awesome and colorful cake by Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique, and the fabric florals provided by Ragga Wedding! Angela’s wedding dress was provided by One & Only Bridal Boutique, and thank you to Carousel Atelier Calligraphy for the awesome signage, vow books, and announcements!
Once they were ready, we proceeded outside the campground, where they exchanged their personal vows and sealed the ceremony with the important kiss!! We then raced the sunset around the beautiful park capturing their personal portraits! Even once the sun went down, we took advantage of the beautiful clouds and sky for some great silhouette photos!
Now here’s the cool park about these elopements with An Epic Elopement! We had a few hours to kill before going into our next photo session, so we actually setup a campfire and cooked dinner all together and watched the sky get dark!! We LOVE it when our couples are so laid back that they don’t mind relaxing and getting to know us!
About Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park: This Florida State Park is wide open, with open views of the horizon in any direction, pretty unique to Central Florida! What is so great about this park is that it’s the first state park in Florida to become an official Dark Sky Park, designated by the International Dark Sky Association! This means they advocate and motivate nearby cities to use their outdoor lighting economically and shield their lighting properly, to minimize what is called ‘light pollution’. The result, getting to look up on a clear night and seeing a jaw-dropping amount of stars!
Once it was dark enough outside, we began the second half of our portrait session, which co-starred the incredible Milky Way Galaxy, easily visible with the naked eye considering Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park‘s distance from most major cities around Central Florida! Angela and Todd were amazing sports, considering that these night sky wedding photos we captured were completely real and natural, and required them to stand perfectly still for 15 seconds at a time (not to mention the Florida bugs they had to ignore!) The images we were able to capture were simply astounding, and we cannot thank them enough for this session and all of the patience they had for it!! We thank them both so much for this great night sky wedding elopement session, and congratulations again guys!!
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