Where do I begin with Anna and Yaser’s fairytale Celebration Florida wedding? It was such a beautiful day from start to finish and, as a lover of all things fairytales, I’m so honored that I could document these moments.
Anna and Yaser were married in the town of Celebration, Florida. Celebration was founded by the Walt Disney Company in the 90’s. This picturesque town is just outside of Orlando, right next to Disney World and its adorable homes and perfect streets make for a beautiful Orlando intimate wedding. I visited Celebration when it was only one street and a few houses. But, now it’s so cool to live near Celebration and to shoot a wedding there! Anna shared that Celebration is a very special place to her and that she used to travel there with her Grandparents and her mom when she was growing up, and now she gets to live there!
Anna originally reached out to me via Instagram and we connected immediately. We had her consultation and chatted for quite a while. She felt like a old friend asking me to be a part of her wedding, and that’s so special. I also got to meet Anna and her mom just two days before her wedding day in Celebration and I could see how laid back and bright she was, which made me even more excited for her wedding day! Anna shared with me that she was hanging a quote in her home 2 days before she inquired with me and then found out that I have the exact same quote on my website.
“But we have to hurry, because even miracles take a little time.” – FAIRY GODMOTHER, CINDERELLA
Talk about meant to be.
I arrived at the hotel to photograph Anna getting ready and found that she had a crew of close friends along with her mom to help her. The room’s vibe was so perfect, there was so much closeness in that group and you could really feel the love and support for Anna. They were playing Disney love songs and each and every one of them helped her with the getting ready process.
Anna had the most beautiful bridal gown! It was full of sparkle (which is my absolute favorite) and she looked like a gorgeous princess! While she was getting into her dress her friends were gushing over how spectacular she looked and she said “The dress is a reflection of how I feel inside.” Whoa. Goosebumps all over.
We headed to the ceremony venue, the lovely Celebration Golf Club where Anna and Yaser had their first look before their ceremony. Yaser was so excited to see Anna and they had the sweetest few moments together before their ceremony started. They were full of smiles and laughter. Then they got married in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends sitting in a circle under a big, picturesque tree. It was perfection. I absolutely loved how they made the circle and had special readings during the ceremony by their friends and family. I will never get tired of seeing the love and closeness that comes from family and friends for my couples through these intimate celebrations.
Anna had a very unique vision of taking their time with Bride and Groom portraits by walking the streets of Celebration and stopping at areas that caught her eye. Let me tell you, that strategy did NOT disappoint! We captured so many different areas that made for absolutely stunning backdrops, including epic sunset portraits. Not only did Anna and Yaser have so many amazing backdrops for their Bride and Groom portraits, but Christmas time made it extra special! And a fun fact about Celebration: they have snow (a rare sight in Florida)! So of course we had to take advantage of magical moment.
Anna and Yaser were so easy going, joyful and in the moment their entire wedding day. You could truly see the love between the two of them with every look and each touch. I’m so extremely honored that they trusted me with their wedding day.
Anna & Yaser – I hope when you look back at these photos in years to come you feel as though you’re frozen in time with all of your feelings of love, happiness and excitement for your future. I am so happy for you. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kassam!!
And they lived Happily Ever After.