The first time Stephanie and Zach visited Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, they were wearing hard hats. Months later, they were the first couple to say “I do” at the property. “That in itself was unbelievably exciting,” Stephanie says. The Resort emanated the glamour the couple wanted for their big day, with a golf course, several pools, a “jaw-dropping” grand staircase and crystal chandeliers, and views of the Walt Disney World fireworks display. “We wanted our guests to experience a dream weekend getaway,” she says. “We could not have picked a more perfect property to celebrate our marriage.”
The Scene: The couple chose a white and silver colour palette that was both glamorous and romantic. Floral centrepieces and the bride’s bouquet were made from white phalaenopsis orchids, and candlelight filled the room with a soft, warm glow.
Magical Moment: After the ceremony, the Hotel surprised the newlyweds with a private room where they could spend some time alone together before they joined their guests at the cocktail hour. “We were absolutely blown away,” recalls the bride. “It gave us time to just relax, take it all in, and appreciate how lucky we were to have such a beautiful day with all of our family and friends by our side.”
The Bride Wore: Stephanie wore a fitted Monique Lhuillier lace gown with a crystal sash at the waist. Crystal-embellished Badgley Mischka shoes complemented the glam style.
The Bride and Groom: Stephanie and Zach decided to forgo a “first look” photo shoot before the ceremony. “I wanted the first time I saw my bride to be as she was walking down the aisle,” Zach says. “I wanted to feel the anticipation and emotion that would come with that moment.”
A Personal Touch: The couple honoured the memories of loved ones who couldn’t be there by placing framed photos of them on a candlelit table in the cocktail hour room. “It was very emotional because both of us are from very close families,” Stephanie says. “My grandmother always talked about being present at my wedding, and I know she was.”
Photography Todd and Kristen McCabe, KMD Creations