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Love That Was Meant to Be!

Updated: Oct 9, 2019

14 years ago their lives crossed paths at the perfect time. While studying abroad in Spain they began to form their forever bond. Fast forward to this past weekend when they stood in front of their closest friends and family to promise the rest of their lives to each other. Stephanie and Luc are such a sweet and beautiful couple and their laughs are infectious. While planning with them for the past year, I knew it was going to be a fun and exciting wedding! They love to travel and wanted to incorporate that into their wedding along with the tropical décor of her families’ islands. Along with that, most family and friends traveled from far away to celebrate with them so they knew they wanted to recognize that somehow. Anyone attending this wedding was treated to a unique experience of love, excitement, and entertainment!

While planning with them for the past year, I knew it was going to be a fun and exciting wedding!

We started the night with a waving of flags as the couple entered the room! Guests were encouraged to bring flags from their home country to represent how far they have traveled, as well as their nationality, to be with this amazing couple. The bride came in with both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rican flags while the groom came in with the Congo flag! Everyone was on their feet dancing and cheering with excitement.

After dinner, it was a quick dress change for the bride in preparation for their first dance as husband and wife. Some may wonder why as her dress was so stunning but when you are marrying a dancer/choreographer you need to be able to move a little more freely! This was the most anticipated part of their reception for me. I had been asking them about the dance at our meetings and they hadn’t started practicing yet. So, at rehearsal, I asked the bride one last time and she told me they were “winging” it. When I tell you, the groom is an amazing dancer, I am not exaggerating and Stephanie has been his dance partner for 14 years so its only natural that she is amazing as well and their dance was perfection!

The final surprise for guests was when we kicked up the party and boosted the level of fun and entertainment with Samba Dancers! Stephanie donned carnival-style wings to enter with the dancers and Luc, of course! They danced their way in and the guests went crazy. DJ Ciera accompanied by a drummer kept the dance floor packed throughout the night while the samba dancers joined in!

We were sad to see it come to an end but with nothing but a lifetime of love and happiness to Steph and Luc!

~Alison Watkins

Senior Planners | Blush By Brandee Gaar

Photo Credits: Nate Puhr (photo + cinema)

Venue: Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate


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