Jaimee and Matt’s wedding day was quite a memorable day for Apopka Photographers Michael and Steven! If you remember, Jaimee and Matt took Steven to Oregon for their dark-sky engagement session, and we instantly became great friends through the trip! When their wedding day finally arrived, we KNEW it was going to be a blast! We also knew they were going to be so chill throughout the day; to that point, we arrived at their Apopka airbnb that morning, we noticed they were getting ready together, not even worried about not seeing each other! Karmel Design Team was busy taking care of Jaimee’s bridal hair and makeup, and Matt was getting ready for his wedding day Sabrage! He led everyone outside and used their custom-engraved sword to pop some champagne for the bridal party!! (It may have taken a couple tries, maybe…) Matt and his groomsmen finished getting ready at the house, so we captured their portraits in the backyard, lakeside! We then packed up and raced over to the Highland Manor to make sure we arrived before Jaimee and her bridesmaids arrived!
Once Jaimee was in her beautiful wedding dress, we setup her first look with Matt, having him step outside and turn his back to the front door! Jaimee then walked down the sidewalk, tapped him on his shoulder, and asked him to turn around, and boom!! Their expression together was priceless, and we spent the rest of our pre-ceremony time capturing their portraits and bridal party photos!! Check out the awesome wood floral arrangements created by Pine and Petal Weddings! Their outdoor wedding ceremony took place under Highland Manor’s iconic oak tree, and was officiated by two members of their bridal party, Ron and Rachel! They exchanged their vows, rings, and of course the kiss!! We quickly captured their family portraits immediately following their ceremony, with just enough time for a few dramatic night portraits under the tree!
Their indoor wedding reception followed, and the ballroom was gorgeous! Complete Weddings and Events not only provided the great music but also the beautiful uplighting around the room! Bonnie with P.S. I Love You Productions took care of setting up all of Jaimee and Matt’s beautiful decor and details, including that amazing cupcake table! Now rather than the DJ introducing Jaimee and Matt to the room, they instead led their guests into the ballroom by dancing! They then jumped right into their first dance as husband and wife! The dance floor was legimately packed throughout the entire evening, and the only time it wasn’t was during dinner, catered deliciously by Dubsdread Catering! Closer to the end of the night, we snuck them outside for some interesting night sky portraits lol! Quite the contrary, it was very cloudy that evening, and all of Apopka’s light pollution lit up the sky so bright, you noticed immediately upon walking outside! Steven thought it was funny, we’ve now photographed Jaimee and Matt under some of the darkest AND brightest night skies we’ve ever seen lol!! We had such a blast with these two, and we now consider them friends for life!! We cannot wait to see where their life adventure takes them next, and thank them so much for inviting us to be a part of it! Congratulations guys!!
Highland Manor Photographer: Steven Miller assisted by Michael of Steven Miller Photography Orlando
Apopka Wedding Venue: Highland Manor
Wedding Planner: Bonnie of P.S. I Love You Productions
Wedding Wood Flowers: Pine and Petal Weddings
Highland Manor Catering: Dubsdread Catering
Orlando Wedding DJ and Lighting: Complete Weddings and Events
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Karmel Design Team
Reception Popcicles: Peak Season Pops
Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero (Dressing Room Celebration) | Alterations by Lee’s Alterations
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