Disney’s Grand Floridian Wedding: Felecia + Ezra
A Grand Floridian wedding would be in the plans for Virginia couple Felecia and Ezra. Walt Disney World is Felecia’s favorite theme park to visit. She has traveled to the Orlando entertainment complex a number of times throughout her childhood and adulthood. It was an easy and the best destination wedding location choice for the couple to make.
The most beautiful summer day in July for a Grand Floridian wedding started with the couple prep at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House in Lake Buena Vista, Florida where the couple 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 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 couple that wants 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 rear of the 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 the iconic Cinderella Castle right through it. As we captured 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 truly a Grand Floridian wedding reception. It was held inside of the Grand Floridian Ballroom and was a good time with great toasts, beautiful wishes from the parents and great entertainment by DJ Crazy Scott. The Victorian-style marvel of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa evokes Palm Beach’s golden era.
The couples Grand Floridian 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 couple 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 one of the best places for destination weddings, The Walt Disney World Resort, to witness their Grand Floridian wedding. It was an unforgettable day. It was a pleasure to have been able to photograph and video their wedding. We previously posted the trailer, but now, here is the official wedding film. We hope that you enjoy watching!
You can view more of Felecia and Ezra’s gorgeous Grand Floridian wedding pictures on their portfolio page. Thank you to my Lasting Blueprint camera crew for the amazing wedding photography and videography.
Photography + Videography: Lasting Blueprint Productions // Ceremony Venue: Disney’s Wedding Pavilion // Reception Venue: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa // Wedding Coordinator: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings // DJ: DJ Crazy Scott // Music: pinkzebra