High school sweethearts engagement session

High school sweethearts, Sarah and Steven, are coming up on their 11 year anniversary of dating! Now, they’re planning their wedding day for March 21st, 2020! We met them out at Leu Gardens in Orlando for a gorgeous sun-kissed session. We love how connected these 2 are - spending the last decade as a team.

Downtown Orlando engagement session with Nate and Kevin

Kevin and Nate initially won us over with their easy-going personalities and undeniable love for each other.

After meeting through mutual friends, they became friends before even considering a relationship. But shortly after, they knew their friendship had grown into something more. A year later, they became dog-dads to their sweet Australian Shepherd, Sydney (who they have admitted that they are overly obsessed with)!

Kevin proposed this summer in Paris (swoon) in front of the Eiffel Tower! They’ve been planning their wedding while Kevin finished school, and they can’t wait to be with their friends and family this fall for their wedding at the Orchid Garden!

Sydonie Mansion Wedding with vintage elegance

The historic Sydonie Mansion was the perfect backdrop for Alison and Miles to get married. Surrounded by friends and family, the shared their own written vows and danced under the stars.

Alison and Miles met back in high school 14 years ago in chemistry class. They recently lived in Gainesville while Miles finished his PhD is Organic Chemistry and Alison was a teacher. They have since moved back to their hometown of Fort Myers with their 2 furbabies!

We love that Alison and Miles ditched the traditional idea of a wedding party and mixed guys and girls on both sides. We love this concept because you should always have your friends by your side on your wedding day - no matter their gender! Alison’s side had her 2 best friends and her cousin. Miles chose his brother, sister and his best friend to stand with him.

One thing we learned about Alison - she is always thirsty! And Miles has assumed the role of husband by vowing to always keep her hydrated (yes, like, it was actually in his vows). Throughout the night he was bringing her glasses of water and we can’t think of a sweeter thing for a new groom to do for his bride!

The future is so bright for these newlyweds! They’re saving up for their European honeymoon they hope to take next year, while they plan their next adventure wherever fate takes them!

Vendors: 

Venue: Sydonie Mansion | Wedding Coordinator: Jeane Cognac Designs | Photography: Eleanor & Pete, Lacey and Gabe | Catering: Cocktails Catering | Florist: Jeane Cognac Designs | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment | Cake: Le Petite Sweets | Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team | Photo Booth: Flash by KWP | Bridal Gown: Martina Liana from One and Only Bridal | Stationery: Minted | Musicians: Anthology Quartet