US Navy Dr. Phillips Wedding Downtown Orlando

Dr. Phillips Wedding in Orlando

April 29, 2017  |  Brynn and Justin

I immediately get excited whenever I get to shoot a Dr. Phillips wedding! This incredible venue always gives us the prettiest reception backdrops with floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown Orlando! But Brynn and Justin’s perfect day didn’t come without a few hiccups along the way! And as much as it can freak out the couple before the wedding, it’s all part of their story of forever! And I think it’s pretty important to recognize the tribulations and how we overcome them! So that all couples know that THIS is exactly why you hire professionals!

The Couple

Before we get in to all of that – let’s start with Brynn and Justin themselves! They actually attended the same high school in Oviedo, but didn’t know each other! They graduated about a year apart but didn’t realize until they ran in to each other later in life. When Justin knew he wanted to propose, he chose a trip to NYC for the big moment! But his plans got a little derailed when Brynn decided she wanted to make a pit-stop at Pier 45, instead of the quiet rose garden he pre-selected in Chelsea (their favorite area). He proposed on the Pier to a happy teary enthusiastic YES! They decided to stop by the rose garden after, which was gated and locked! So it looks like Brynn may have unknowingly saved the day after all!

The Wedding Day

Ok so back to those hiccups! In early April we all found out about a giant parade and concert happening right in front of their reception venue! There’s a beautiful lawn overlooking the building just out front where we typically love to take photos. But a lively concert, party-goers and food trucks would put a serious damper on our plans! So Brittany with Tickled Pink Brides and I concocted a plan to travel over to the beautiful Rollins campus for bridal party formals instead!  After much re-organizing, schedule changes and phone calls, we made it happen! In the end, everything worked out perfectly – even better, if I do say so myself!

Brynn and Justin share their home with their 2 amazing pups, Hudson and Lyric! Since they came along for their engagement session, I was excited to see them again for the wedding! The wild child, Hudson, was incredibly well-behaved; and Lyric was flawless as ever!

Since Justin is in the US Navy, he surprised his grandfather by wearing his Naval uniform for the ceremony, before changing to a royal blue suit for the party! It’s the cutest “First Look” ever, and I love that we captured his reaction!

They ended the reception with a huge confetti canon and Chick-Fil-A nugget delivery!

Featured In: Elizabeth Anne Designs


Planner: Tickled Pink Brides, Brittany
Ceremony Venue:  St. Stephen Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Hair and Makeup:
 Makeover Station
Floral Design: Peddles Florist
Videography: Love & Lustre Films

Photo Booth: Flash by KWP
Arthur’s Catering
Cake Artist:
Who Rescued Who
Sorella Vita
Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia from CC’s Boutique

Blush wedding dress Nude wedding heels Nude Wedding details Grand bohemian wedding party Wedding rings Orlando Bridal party in blush Maid of honor flowers Detail of bridal bouquet Bride holding ivory bouquet Bridal poses Bridal party orlando David Yurman wedding ring Gunmetal grooms rings Getting ready picture with the groomsmen Grooms dad Grandfather on wedding day Groomsmen giving a toast Prayer before ceremony Bride crying with bridesmaids Grooms funky socks Bride coming down the aisle Church ceremony Walking down the aisle Medals on grooms tux Bride and groom formals Bride and groom walking in greenery Bride holding bouquet Good Labrador excited for wedding Dogs of Orlando I love dogs and weddings Kick up your heels Grooms sock choice Bridal party in blue and blush Bridal formals Posing a bridal party Posing the bridal party Bride and groom kissing How to pose the guys the girls Bride holding a hat Bride and groom formals Bride and groom pictures Bride and groom holding each other Selfie on wedding day Dr.phillips center Orlando wedding Purple reception space Gold wedding charger Crisp white wedding Customized wedding napkins Champagne and white cake Bride and groom announcement First dance of bride and groom First dance Open bar Orlando Dancing wedding guests Wedding guests Flash wedding photobooth Photobooth orlando Colorful wedding lighting Beautiful wedding reception Groom dancing Good streamers reception Dancing at reception Black and white dr.phillips center Dr.phillips center couple