Alyssa’s beautiful, warm smile greeted me upon arrival to her hotel suite. I was only there for a few minutes before my eyes welled up with tears and my heart knew this would be a magical day. Not only were Khaled and I privileged to document Alyssa and Josh’s special moments together, we also shared our wedding anniversary with them.

During our six years of business, we’ve been blessed with wonderful and kind clients. Our hearts are always grateful when our couples and families invite us into their personal space- allowing us to capture unforgettable moments. It makes it that more special when they go out of their way to help us feel a part of their special day. Alyssa and Josh’s family went above and beyond to do just that. Doreen and Carmelo, Alyssa’s parents, have this way of making everyone around them feel comfortable and happy, instantly!

We had the opportunity to meet them both before the wedding day at Alyssa and Josh’s engagement session at Rollins College. It was such a fun day, full of laughs, and it was easy to see that Alyssa and Josh complete each other. The way they look at each other and connect is one of the most beautiful expressions of love I’ve captured.

Their wedding day took place at the historic, Spanish Colonial inspired Mission Inn Resort. It’s a breathtaking and elegant setting in Orlando, Florida. Alyssa and Josh’s wedding colors, navy blue and lavender, along with the overcast sky and gorgeous landscape merged in a perfect harmony.

Alyssa was mesmerizing in her wedding gown, with a sweetheart neckline and the perfect pink satin rose petal Kate Spade shoes. The handsome groom was overwhelmed with emotion when he saw his bride. Alyssa and Josh’s first look was so moving and beautiful. It reminded me how important it is for a couple to take a few minutes on their wedding day to be alone and enjoy that special, yet fleeting moment.

As the couple exited their reception, their family and friends surrounded them with Gators vs. Seminole pom-poms, representing the divided household, all in good fun. Alyssa’s mom had prepared a sweet surprise for their guests as they left- homemade pies in mason jars!

Alyssa and Josh’s wedding was as beautiful as they are, and we couldn’t have been happier working with the talented Brian from Flourish Floral and Susie Weiss at Wonderful Weddings and her fabulous team. Enjoy a selection of our favorite captures from Alyssa and Josh’s wedding day.