The Perfect Backdrop

The Perfect Backdrop
Kraft Azalea Wedding

Orlando Wedding photographer and photography Rhodes Studios

Kraft Azalea Garden provided the perfect backdrop for this wedding.

Their Story

Who would have ever thought that being dropped off at an ice rink to occupy your time while your parents shopped, would turn into a love story.  While James was on holiday with his family, from England, they came by Kissimmee to let him do a little ice skating, while they shopped.  It was there at the front desk that he met Elena.  Fast forward seven years and here they are falling in love and getting married.

Picking their Venue

When Elena and James decided to tie the knot they knew that they wanted something simple, beautiful, and with very little fuss.  They contacted Intimate Weddings of Orlando after looking through the various wedding packages and decided that Kraft Azalea Garden, in Winter Park would be a perfect fit for the two of them.

James waited at The Exedra by Lake Maitland for his bride to join him.  When Elena was ready she walked the meandering path to the tune of Pacabells Cannon in D, to join James by The Exedra.  There they joined hands, exchanged vows and rings and became husband and wife.

The Vendor Team

Flowers by Lesley created a beautiful coral colored bouquet and boutonniere just for the two of them.  The wrapped stem of the bouquet matched Elena’s dress perfectly and the coral boutonniere for James was striking against his blue vested suit.

Edmund Rhodes with Rhodes Studios captured every aspect of the ceremony.  From the couple stepping out of their car, the bride walking in, their ceremony, and their first kiss as husband and wife.

The Ceremony

Rev.Glynn Ferguson with Sensational Ceremonies took time to work with the couple to create a custom ceremony.  They wanted something simple and civil, but with a blessing of the hands and the Apache Wedding Blessing.  “Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.”

Though oceans apart their love now has a start.  We wish them happiness for a lifetime.

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