Allison and Jesse | Married

October 15, 2011 | Orlando, FL

Shooting a wedding takes on an entirely new meaning when you’re working with a team that stands out as a brilliant group of creative minds. All day I was running from detail to detail, excitedly trying to stick my nose in everything and see what everyone had created. It’s sort of like hanging out with friends, and makes “working” not feel like work at all. Between Luisa, April and Lee – I couldn’t have asked for a better team, but it didn’t end there. Every vendor put their hearts in to Allison and Jesse’s wedding, and it showed in every single element of the day.

Allison and Yessid (Jesse, as his friends call him)  met back in 2005 as students at UCF. I actually love the story of how they met, because it’s a meeting that almost never happened. When Jesse and Allison both decided against staying home to go to a movie on campus, they found each other and have been inseparable ever since. Jesse actually transferred to Savannah for work in the summer of 2010, so they’ve been driving back and forth every weekend just to see each other! Now Savannah is their new home, and they celebrated with homemade Pralines at their reception! Such a cute favor!

After meeting them at a Chick-Fil-A (haha, yes, it’s like my normal meeting spot) – I knew I had to have Jesse and Allison as my clients. They’re one of those couples that just makes you happy! I was happy to see them, spend this day with them, and I get excited every time Allison emails and writes to me! Not that I’m in any rush for them, but I also can’t wait until they have cute little “Jessison” babies because I’m pretty sure they would be incredibly cute and the best baby-dancers in the world.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek
Event Planner: April Dorsey, The D-Tales
Hair and Makeup: Luisa V Bridal Team
Floral Designer: Lee Forrest Design
Cake Artist: Rosen Shingle Creek
Videographer: Travis Hull
DJ: Ray Vales with Soundwave Entertainment
Bridal Salon: Minerva’s Bridal
Bridal Gown: Alfred Angelo
Bridal Shoes: Benjamin Walk
Officiants: Rev. Glynn Ferguson and Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair

After narrowing down my “favorites” to over 200, I had to cut back even more. So Allison and Jesse, just wait until you see your proofing site! Ahh!

Lee did such an amazing job on Allison’s flowers!! So stunning! I hope these end up floating around Pinterest….

The girls were pretty awesome to work with, but the guys…. oh the guys….

This is his “excited” face!


Rosen actually does their own cakes…. and does them very well!!

I would pretty much kill to dance with any boy with 1/2 the mad-dancing-skills as the guys in Jesse’s wedding party

Oh Christian….. ??

And ‘Best Actress in a Bouquet Toss’ is awarded to…. black-and-white-dress-girl!

So funny story. Christian caught the garter…. and his sister caught the bouquet. So we had to switch it up a bit to save Christian’s dignity :)

Hey Claudia…. are you still wobbling?!

I’m usually the whitest girl on the dance floor. And then, there’s April.

Golf cart sparkler exit. Awesome! (and Jesse not running me over as I ran in front of him the whole way = more awesome!)