A tropical themed rehearsal dinner at the new Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World

For a couple who loves Disney, it was only suiting for The Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World to host their rehearsal dinner! Elizabeth and James welcomed guests on the rooftop of this modern resort to celebrate their last night with friends and family before becoming newlyweds! Surrounded by palm trees and vast views of the Disney property, it was only right to have a tropical themed rehearsal dinner.

Their guests definitely understood the assignment. The women dressed in brightly colored dresses and the men chose bold tropical prints! I love rehearsal dinners because I get to meet all the key players before the big day. Hearing the stories from friends and family makes the client/photographer relationship just a little more personal to me. Elizabeth has two hysterical brothers who awarded her with six trophies during their speech. It was probably one of the best wedding toasts I’ve heard in a long while. They were also the best dancers at the reception – but shhh, don’t tell the other guests (more on that in a future post)!

Steel drummers played while family and friends ate a delicious dinner of Caribbean inspired food. Finally, their guests were treated to a front row seat of Disney fireworks at the end of the night. It was the perfect evening before the wedding day festivities at Bella Collina the following day!