From the photographer on this Maitland Arts Center wedding: Alyssa and Charles are an adventurous and super cool couple!
They met through mutual friends out at a bar and were basically inseparable from that moment on.
They have been together for 5 years. They lived in Spain for two years teaching English and traveling all over Europe and are super into agriculture.
They got engaged July 2021 at Glacier National Park after a big hike and they got married in December at The Maitland Arts Center, in Maitland Florida surrounded by a romantic and gorgeous ambiance.
I was honored to be their photographer and even more honored to call them friends!
From the bride: The main thing my husband Charles and I wanted for our wedding, was for it to feel like us. We wanted everything to be very personal and thoughtful.
We wanted our family and friends to feel our love and feel like they were truly a part of the special bond they were witnessing us make to each other.
Each of our immediate family members had a special role in our ceremony which made it even more meaningful.
Charles’ mother is from Ireland, and a beautiful Celtic tradition we wanted to incorporate was a handfasting ceremony.
We chose three ribbons that were braided together and used to bind our hands together as a symbol of our two lives becoming one.
We also each read our own vows which was, and will always be, one of the most special moments of the ceremony for me.
The most special moment of our wedding day had to be my walk down the aisle.
Charles and I decided not to do a first look, because we both really wanted to feel the weight of that moment. It was absolutely crazy. It felt electric in a way.
I just remember having tunnel vision during that walk down the aisle aside from looking at my dad.
I was so happy to have him at my side steadying me through it and Charles waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The black tux
Transportation: Apollos Chariots Inc
Jewelry: Melanie Casey Jewelry
Invitation Designer: Minted
Dress Designer: Sarah Seven
Dress Store: Love, a Bridal Boutique
Caterer: Cocktails Catering/Bartending
Restaurant: Francesco’s Ristorante
Cinema and Video: Four Loves Photo & Film
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Makeup Artist: Before The Aisle
Equipment Rentals: Orlando Wedding Party Rentals
Floral Designer: BlueGrass Chic
Event Planner: Priscilla Rose Events
Reception Venue: Maitland Arts Center
Photographer: Meche Ausina Photography