A Star Wars Wedding in Orlando, Florida | Orlando Wedding Photographer

A Star Wars Wedding at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne Orlando, Florida | Orlando Wedding Photographer

Samesex Star Wars Wedding at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in Orlando, Florida | Orlando Wedding Photographer

Holy and Kate’s Star Wars wedding at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in Orlando, Florida was SO MUCH FUN to be a part of.

These two are wildly adorable together and I knew from their magical engagement session that we had together in Walt Disney World that shooting their wedding that was STAR WARS THEMED on May the Fourth would be epic. These two have quite the love story, be sure to check out their engagement blog to read about it. I was so honored to document such a special moment in both of their lives. Even though it was really, really hot out, as Florida usually is, and a bird pooped on me during the ‘getting ready’ photos, I had a hell of a time. My little nerdy heart exploded with all of their thoughtful DYI Star Wars decorations, the light sabers for every guest, and how the guests were a part of their Star Wars day in costumes. I asked Holy and Kate some questions to give advice on my future couples, here’s what they had to say.⤵

  • How did you personalize your wedding and what about your wedding was most unique?
    We made it ours by making it a Star Wars wedding (on May the fourth, duh!). We're both big Star Wars fans, and thought it would be a fun way to make our wedding awesome. We incorporated little touches here and there, while still having a (mostly!) traditional wedding. Classy, but super fun!!

  • Anything you would have done differently?
    Honestly everything went really well. Other than the sun being in the bridal party's eyes during the actual ceremony itself, and a few tiny minor details, the wedding went off without a hitch. We tried to keep it super low stress, from the cake to the ceremony, dinner and everything else. The save the dates probably could've been skipped, but even those were fine.

  • What details are you most proud of?
    We had a friend design and make the table centerpieces for the reception , and she did such a great job!! Also, my AMAZING friend is a seamstress and made the dresses for the bridesmaids, did amazing work fixing up the wedding gown and even helped one of the guests with her dress! She was SO great. So what we're most proud of is how we utilized our amazing friends to help us out for the wedding! Including Stephanie, who Holly knew through roller derby. Holly immediately knew that she HAD to had Steph to do the photos. We also had derby friends do the DJing, announcing and officiating! Yay for fantastic friends helping out!!

  • What particular moment of your day will you remember most?
    Having the first look and having some quiet time to be with each other before all the wedding craziness started. It was sweet and so worth the wait. The marrying part was pretty awesome too. ;-)

  • Best advice for another couple?
    DON'T STRESS OVER THE LITTLE DETAILS. Also - hire a wedding planner! We only had ours for the day of but it was VERY worth it to have someone else direct stuff.

  • What was the biggest surprise of your wedding day?
    Seeing each other during the first look. Such a great idea!

  • Finally, what did you love most about working with Zakas Photography?
    Stephanie was professional but also very down to earth. She has a great sense of humor and "got" our sense of goofiness and captured it perfectly in our engagement session and wedding. She was very unobtrusive, most of the time I didn't even notice she was there! She also may be a ninja - she was literally somehow everywhere at once, capturing all the great moments during the wedding. She was very receptive to any suggestions and super laid back.

Venue: The historic Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
Event Planner: Patina & Petals
Catering and Coordinator: Millenia Catering
DJ: DJ Ito
Officiant: Jessica Velez
HMU: Fairytale Hair and Makeup
Dress Designer n/a
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Cake: Sweet By Holly

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