Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Wedding: Felecia + Ezra
A Disney Fairy Tale Wedding in Orlando at The Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort would be in the plans for Virginia couple Felecia and Ezra. Disney World would be Felecia’s favorite destination to visit. She has been a number of times throughout her childhood and adulthood. It was an easy choice for the two to make on where to have their destination wedding.
The most beautiful summer day in July started with the bride and groom prep at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House in Lake Buena Vista, Florida where the bride and groom would be staying for their wedding vacation. The resort hotel is unique because the traditional African kraal inspires the landscape and there are 4 lush savannas. Your view oversees over 200 birds and hoofed animals.
The wedding ceremony was held at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, which is on the shores of the private island Seven Seas Lagoon. A perfect setting for any bride and groom to have a fairy tale wedding.
As everyone in attendance awaited the Bride’s entrance, composer Michael Giacchino’s We’re in the Club Now from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures hit movie Up! was played. That was a nice touch to the processional as it gave it a modern day Disney feel. During the ceremony, groomsman Gerald Latham (singer/actor) sang a cover of the Stevie Wonder classic, Ribbon in the Sky and a wonderful poem was read as well.
After the wedding recessional, the newlyweds went outside to the rare of Disney’s Wedding Pavilion to the picture point area to take their first photos together. What is cool about the area is there is an ivy trellis arch with intertwined gold wedding rings and you can see Magic Kingdom Park through it. As we photographed and filmed the couple by the arch, the Disney wedding planner staff gathered the guests to line up on the bridge to prepare them for the streamer wand grand exit. Following the pictures, the duo made their way to the bridge through a sea of streamers flying through the air and then into a limousine. There were A LOT of streamers! It was a war zone walking through them as we filmed!
The reception was inside of the Grand Floridian Resort Ballroom and was a good time with great toasts, beautiful wishes from the parents and great entertainment by Dj Crazy Scott.
The wedding day concluded with a trip to Epcot Center to watch their IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show and into the American Heritage Gallery to have the dessert party. At the party the bride and groom spoke about the journey that the two made to Orlando for the wedding and thanked everyone for making the trip down to celebrate their wedding.
Felecia + Ezra’s magical day was shared and cherished by friends and family that traveled from all over the country to see the two wed in Felecia’s favorite place in the world, Disney World! It was an unforgettable day. It was a pleasure to have been able to document their destination wedding. We previously posted the wedding film trailer, but now here is the official wedding film. We hope you enjoy watching!