A Disney Wedding Love Story

Oh, Disney! You did it again. This time with a super wonderful Canadian couple from Ontario. I have been blessed to document many Disney love stories over the last few years, but this one with Kayla and Jer is one for the Disney books.

With many locations for ceremonies and receptions to choose from on Disney property, they chose to have their ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa followed by a delicious brunch reception at the California Grill restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Fun fact, this location offers an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom.

The wedding day began with the bride and groom’s prep. Kayla was hanging out with her girls at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge while Jer was with his guys over at Pop Century Resort. Prep with the guys is always full of laughs and jokes. I really loved how they incorporated their Disney theme into their bowties and socks.

Groom ring Disney Wedding
Groomsman and groom at Disney wedding fixing tie
Disney Groom and Groomsman at Pop Century Disney Wedding

While I was with Kayla and the girls, I saw this beautiful hand mirror and immediately had me thinking of our favorite under the sea princess, Ariel, from The Little Mermaid. Which was a perfect fit for our red-head bride who loves Ariel. Beside the mirror, I saw a handkerchief with a handwritten note. This note was from her mom who saved this handkerchief from her wedding for her daughter. Cue the teary eyes, am I right?

Bridal Wedding Day Details
Disney Wedding Bridal Bouquet

When I heard someone say let’s do the confetti I was super excited! I got all the girls to pile on the bed, which may or may not have made some uncomforting sounds with all the bodies piling on, but it made for a great photo opportunity. The countdown began, 3, 2, 1, toss! With big happy smiles, the girls all tossed their petals into the air. These are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day.

Disney Fairytale Wedding Bridesmaids group shot on bed
Disney Wedding Confetti Fun Photog with Bridesmaids
Disney Wedding Grand Floridian Wedding Gown
Bride with Dress at Grand Floridian
Black and white bridal portait
Bride and sister getting ready for wedding

This photo. This moment. I was in the hallway packing up my things to drive over to the ceremony location and at the same time, dad and Kayla both stepped out of their hotel rooms. This is where dad got his first glimpse at his daughter as a bride. I love this image. For me, it brings back every emotion from that day.

black and white bride and her father first look

Before the ceremony, we spent some time at the Grand Floridian for photos of the wedding parties individually and I must say, the lighting we had this morning was so dreamy. I really loved how every dress popped with the simplicity of the white the Grand Floridian offers as a backdrop. Kayla also told me that all her bridesmaids’ dresses were inspired by Disney Princesses.

Bride and bridesmaids portraits at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Disney Bridal portrait summer wedding

Notice that hidden Mickey in her Disney bouquet. The perfect Disney touch.

Bridal Bouquet at Disney World Wedding
Disney's Grand Floridian Grand Staircase Wedding Party Group Shot
Disney's Grand Floridian Grand Staircase Bridal Portrait
Disney's Grand Floridian Grand Staircase Bridal Portrait
Disney World Wedding at the Grand Floridian
Disney Bridal Portrait
Disney Wedding Bridesmaid and Bridal Portrait
Wedding Party group shot of bridesmaids at Disney Wedding
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Groom portrait at Disney Wedding Venue
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groom and groomsman having fun at Disney wedding
groom and groomsman at Disney's wedding pavilon
fun groom sock photo

Before we knew it, it was ceremony time at the Wedding Pavilion. The aisle runner was perfect for their theme. Although I am a sucker for the moment the bride walks down the aisle with her father, I really loved their unique touch of having all the kids at the wedding walk down the aisle as different Disney characters. We had Bert and Mary Poppins, Tinkerbell, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse and more. They absolutely stole the show when they paraded down the aisle.

Disney Wedding Wedding Pavilion aisle runner
Disney's Wedding Pavilion Details
mother of the bride walking aisle at ceremony
Groom and groomsman enter wedding pavilion
bridesmaids entering disney wedding pavilion
Disney flower girl and ring bearer dressed as characters enter wedding
bride about to enter ceremony
Mom crying in wedding ceremony
bride entering wedding pavilion with dad
groom watching bride come down aisle
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orlando wedding at disney world

You may now “Kiss the Girl.” Insert cheers of happiness here.

first kiss disney wedding orlando

And wouldn’t you know, life is the bubbles. This bubble exit was magical. They twirled and kissed and their guests cheered.

bubble exit disneys wedding pavilion
Disney couple bubble exit

After the ceremony, we had a small window of time to take some photos with the two of them and their wedding party. We enjoyed the beautiful lighting back at picture point and the wedding pavilion before heading over to the Contemporary Resort for their Cali Grill reception.

Wedding Party at Disney's Wedding Pavilion
Disney Love wedding couple
Disney couple love wedding
Disney wedding bride portrait
Disney wedding bride and groom at wedding pavilion
disney couple in love
full body portrait Disney wedding
Disney couple at contemporary resort

This may be one of my all-time favorite venues at Walt Disney World and for two good reasons. First being, that view of Magic Kingdom, but also, the natural light this venue has makes my photographer heart very happy.

Disney California Grill Wedding Reception
wedding reception floral decor

These sisters made up the most amazing musical toast. I was in tears from laughing. They basically were poking fun at their older sister the whole time, in a kind way of course.

The fun was just getting started when we had some friends join us for some cake and dancing. I still remember the look on Kayla’s face when she saw them come running into the room. Pure happiness. With big hugs, they moved onto their cake cutting. Disney did an amazing job on this tiered cake.

That view of Magic Kingdom that I spoke about, where here is it! Fit for any Disney Wedding couple.

If you are anything like me, you could look at beautiful Disney Weddings all day long. So while you are here, why not take a peek at another. Click here to see these couples wonderful Disney day.

At last, we can not forget all the wonderful vendors who helped bring this day together for Kayla & Jer.

Planning / Venue / Cake: Disney’s Fairytale Weddings

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Gown Shop: Garbers Bridal London

Hair / Makeup: Fairytale Hair and Makeup – Staci

Videography: Trinity Wedding Cinema

Stationary: JLB Stationary

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

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