Parker & Tyler’s Walt Disney World Wedding – November 23, 2016 | Central Florida Wedding Photographers

Parker & Tyler’s wedding was our last for 2016.  Our very first year of being back in business was awesome and this wedding was the perfect book end for us.

I met Parker on the Facebook group, DisBrides on Disney Brides Diary.  She took advantage of one of our early sales and booked us MONTHS ago.  I knew immediately that I was going to love her.  We set up their engagement session at Disney’s Saratoga Springs in June.  It was hot.  It was humid.  We were all melting by the end, but it was so much fun.  Parker & Tyler have such a great relationship – they don’t take things too seriously and enjoy being together.  I was so excited for their wedding.  The months between their engagement session and wedding day seemed to fly.

We arrived to Parker’s room at Disney’s Old Key West about 15 minutes late.  Our electric had gone out the night before.  I was panicking as Steve was driving.  I messaged Parker and told her we were running behind.  She said she was, too.  Apparently, their almost 2 year old decided to party all night and didn’t sleep.  Poor Parker & Tyler barely slept.  We walked into her room and things were very calm.  Parker was already having her hair done by Jackie from Fairytale Hair and Makeup.  As soon as I saw Jackie, I knew all was well.  Our girls are in expert hands when Fairytale Hair and Makeup is there.

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Zoey decided to make her own notes on Mommy & Daddy’s sand ceremony notes…


As I was sitting my camera bag down, I looked and was not sure what I had seen.  This cute little bit was sleeping on the bed, snuggled into some pillows.  She was adorable.  So well behaved and seemed a bit confused with all of the commotion.  She was happy to go back to sleep and shut out the world…

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Parker – you are absolutely beautiful.  Jackie – another amazing job!

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Parker did her own makeup.  I’m pretty sure she had more in her kit than I have ever seen in any makeup artist’s kit.  😉


For weddings, Steve is usually with the groom while i am with the bride.  Per Parker’s request, we did it a little different.  Steve stayed with me while Parker got ready.  We then headed together to the Grand Floridian to catch some pictures of Tyler.  He was a bit nervous, but pretty calm for the most part.

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We were so excited to have the Christmas decorations up at the Grand Floridian.  The gingerbread house smells amazing!  It makes a great backdrop, too.


Parker is here!!!

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Parker stopped “traffic” and turned heads wherever she walked…

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Seriously, Parker – you are stunning!


The Grand Staircase…  A must at the Grand Floridian…

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Parker and her little Cinderella, Laila…

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Parker and her friend made the girls’ dresses.  Her friend made the top.  Parker made the tutus.  They were so fluffy and perfect!

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I am in awe of these pictures…

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The Main Lobby was sooooo super busy.  We were lucky to get this picture with few people in it.

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My view…


Steve’s view…


On our way to the ceremony.  I like when we are able to ride with the bride.  These moments before are some of my favorite…


Great capture, Steve!  Cinderella Castle AND a Monorail!

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Hi, Zoey!  🙂

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Do you see these rings?  Especially the pearls?  Keep these in mind for later.  😉



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Aaaawwww!  Tyler sees Parker for the first time.  They chose to not do a first look before the ceremony.

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Parker’s twin brother, Dustin, was their officiant.

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Mr. & Mrs!!!!!!


“Look at that!  I’m married!”

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Parker – I love how you love your girls…  ❤


All of their Guests…


Parker and her twin brother, Dustin.  No, they are NOT identical!  😉


Zoey was in great spirits despite partying all night the night before!


We did it!  HIGH FIVE!!!


Time for their staged exit…  This is Steve’s angle.  I had my back to the Monorail.  Apparently, this Monorail sat right there for the entire exit.  Thank you Monorail driver!!

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Parker & Tyler got into their limo and took a short ride as their Guests headed to the reception…


They came back and we took some more photos at Picture Point and in the Wedding Pavilion…

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POCKETS!!!  I’m almost embarrassed to admit this – I took this picture.  I never noticed her dress had pockets until the very end of the reception as they were getting ready to leave.  She had put her hands in her pockets and was talking about them.  I LOVE a dress with pockets!  Parker wanted to stick some Gold Fish in there for snacks during the ceremony!  😉

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A true fairytale Princess…

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Remember the wedding rings from earlier?  Well, LOOK!!  Parker’s engagement ring was a single pearl with diamonds.  Her wedding ring has two pearls.  Together, they make a hidden Mickey (he is upside down here, though)…  The pearls were Parker’s grandmother’s….


Love, love, LOVE her shoes!

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Planes, trains and automobiles?  Nope!  Limousines and Monorails!


Taking a couple of minutes to relax on the way to the reception…


Their cake was absolutely beautiful!

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First dance – “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran…

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Father/Daughter dance – “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman…

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Tyler did a father/ daughter dance with Laila and Zoey to “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty & The Beast…


Time for brunch.  Parker wanted ALL of the crepes!

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Parker and Tyler had Steve as their DJ.  This is the second time we were able to work with Steve from Event Concepts.  He is hands down, THE BEST DJ we have ever worked with.  Seriously.  So much fun!  Both weddings we have photographed with Steve had ALL of the guests on the dance floor.  Very interactive.  And funny!

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You can see video of their reception HERE

AND – They did the Wedding Mannequin Challenge!  That can be seen HERE

No judging on the above videos.  I am a photographer, not a videographer!  😉

Taking a selfie to announce they are married on Facebook!


The result…pt

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Last dances of the day…

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Steve – this is crazy awesome!

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Once, again – seriously beautiful.  Inside and out!


Parker & Tyler – Thank you SO MUCH for allowing Steve and me to be a big part of your wedding.  You are not just clients, you are family.  We truly enjoyed every minute and your day was absolutely perfect!  I kept wanting to say that the entire day of your wedding, but, you know…I didn’t want to jinx it!  😉  You were both so easy to work with.  Your girls are absolutely adorable!  We wish you all the best in the future.  Thank you for being the perfect ending to our 2016!


Hair – Jackie with Fairytale Hair and Makeup
Dress – David’s Bridal (Oleg Cassini Illusion Cap Sleeve)
Wedding Planning – Disney Fairytale Weddings (Planner was Sara)
Ceremony – Disney’s Wedding Pavilion
Reception – Whitehall Room & Patio (Disney’s Grand Floridian Convention Center)
Flowers – Disney Floral & Gifts
Cake – Disney’s Grand Floridian Bakery
DJ – Steve with Event Concepts


Some behind the scenes…

Steve – getting down to my level!  😉


I think it was nap time for Tyler while waiting for Steve to bring Parker’s bouquet…


I do what I gotta do…  😉


I’m pretty sure this is a “YES!!!  We are MARRIED!!!  Stress and nerves are gone!  Now time to celebrate with our families!”



2 thoughts on “Parker & Tyler’s Walt Disney World Wedding – November 23, 2016 | Central Florida Wedding Photographers

    1. Thank you, Ashton! Parker was an absolute dream to work with. She was a true life Disney Princess! Her dress was GORGEOUS – and HAS POCKETS!!! I always try to include a picture of us at the end of the day – if I remember to grab one. 😉

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