If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’re a fan of Lynde and Tony, no contest! These two tied the knot at Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, which would typically be an unassuming venue for wizards, but sure enough, their wedding incorporated some of the coolest elements of Harry Potter and the wizarding world; just wait! We began their wedding day capturing their pre-ceremony preparations at a nearby Airbnb in Kissimmee. Onsite Beauty was providing the bridal hair and makeup services with Lynde and her bridesmaids, so photographer Steven and assistant John setup her bridal flat lay outside, incorporating their AMAZING invitations, wands, and the wedding bands, to name a few elements. The gorgeous floral arrangements were created by Posey Blooms. Tony arrived to the house shortly after (separate area of the house), and we captured him getting ready and dressed as well. Once they were both ready, we staged their first look outside, where Lynde tapped Tony on the shoulder to see him for the first time on the wedding day! We’re not lying, tears were shed! :) We then took this opportunity to capture a handful of portraits, before hopping in their limousine from Upscale Transportation and heading to Margaritaville Resort!
When we arrived at the resort, we took the bridal party around the resort for portraits, and then snuck in a few more portraits on the lawns, before it was time for their outdoor wedding ceremony at the Vacation Terrace. Notice the Deathly Hallows symbol at the head of their ceremony aisle, and also their Daily Prophets for guests to read up on the news before the ceremony! In front of their closest friends, family, muggles, and wizards, these two exchanged their vows, rings, and a beautiful sand ceremony before sealing their ceremony with a kiss!
We followed their ceremony with family portraits and took advantage of the gorgeous sunset before heading inside to their wedding reception, which incorporated a VERY impressive setup of Harry Potter-themed decor. Anyone who enjoys the Harry Potter world will be in awe of the wizarding elements they incorporated into their tablescapes and reception. There are a LOT of credits to give for all of these details, including Christine Kirby Studios, Cake and Bake Florida, and even their own family/friends! For example, their seating chart was designed in the form of a marauder’s map, and guests could push their table number button, making the map light up their table on the map, so they knew where to sit. They also incorporated two guestbook ideas, one of which guests could write a message on socks and provide them to Dobby. Check out the gorgeous wedding cake and desserts created by Cake & Bake Florida, and can you believe their personal friends help make the Gringots Bank and the marauder’s map, and potions, by their groomsmen, best man, and maid of honor! Christine Kirby Studios created all of the wedding signs, table numbers, and brochures. We also provided their photobooth throughout the reception, with some wizard-themed props that inevitably made their way onto the dance floor! We shared so many fun moments during their reception, including their first dance, shoe game, anniversary dance, and just partying it up with DJ Joe with Elegant Entertainment keeping the dance floor packed! We snuck Lynde and Tony into the lobby for some evening portraits during their reception. The lobby of Margaritaville Resort has so many great photo spots at night, we had to make sure we took them out! They ended the night and said goodbye to all of their guests through a sparkler exit sendoff, which was so much fun! We have to give a special thanks to Kasey of Weddings by Kasey for her wonderful wedding planning and coordination through the entire wedding day! Same goes to Jessica with Margaritaville Resort! We couldn’t have done it all without them, and we loved how much personality Lynde and Tony incorporated into their big day, and we loved spending the day with them and their friends/family. Congratulations guys and we wish you two the very best!!
Preparations Venue: Airbnb in Kissimmee, near Margaritaville Resort
Event Planner and Designer: Weddings by Kasey
Officiant/Pastor: Hector Castillo
Harry Potter Arch, Gringots Bank, Wedding Favors, Potions, Misc Details: Homemade!