Bride and Groom Portraits Illume Rooftop Restaurant

Wedding Venue | JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Resort

Wedding Photography | Orlando, Florida

As a wedding photographer, my goal is to capture not just the moments, but the emotions that make them truly special. Love knows no bounds, and when it blooms, it creates moments that are meant to be cherished for a lifetime. I had the privilege of being the wedding photographer for the incredible love story of Eric and Alexys. Their wedding was a celebration of love joy, and the promise of forever. It was set at the stunning JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, a beautiful venue in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando Wedding Venue: JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of documenting love stories in some truly mesmerizing venues. JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort stands out as one of my absolute favorites because of it’s luxurious feel. Situated in the heart of Orlando, this resort offers an unparalleled setting for couples to celebrate their special day because sophistication and charm ooze from every aspect of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort. It’s an ideal choice for couples seeking a truly memorable wedding experience because of its elegant architectural design.

A Beautiful Bridal Suite for a Beautiful Bride to Get Ready

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa offers a luxurious and spacious bridal suite where Alexys looked stunning. I was truly amazed by how spacious the suite was. There was plenty of seating, a large island, a microwave, and even a bathroom. Alexys had a large wedding party so this bridal suite was perfect for them!

To get ready, Alexys wore her bridal attire impeccably, with every detail carefully chosen. There was plenty of sunlight peeking through the suite. The suite provided a peaceful sanctuary, perfect for the enchanting transformation happening inside. As loved ones shared tender moments, Alexys blossomed into a vision of beauty!

Bride and bridesmaids in getting ready robes
Mom and Daughter Getting Ready Bridal portraits at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek, Wedding Photos by Phavy Photography
Getting Ready Bridal portraits at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek, Wedding Photos by Phavy Photography

The First Look at Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

The best spot for the first look was at Illume rooftop because of the panoramic view of the Orlando skyline. As Eric and Alexys stepped onto the rooftop, it was each other that captured their attention. As they locked eyes, a rush of emotions swept over them. Their hearts beating in synchrony with the rhythm of their shared excitement. In that moment, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of the rooftop restaurant, time seemed to stand still, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the depth of their connection. With a mix of anticipation and overwhelming joy, they exchanged smiles that spoke volumes, silently affirming the profound love they held for one another. It was a moment they would cherish forever, the beginning of a new chapter in their journey together, marked by the promise of endless adventures and unwavering devotion.

A Wedding Day of Elegance and Emotion

The wedding day was a perfect reflection of Eric and Alexys’ personalities—elegant, vibrant, and filled with emotion. The bride looked like a vision in her exquisite lace gown because it seemed to be made just for her. Her eyes sparkled with happiness as she walked down the aisle, escorted by her proud father.

The groom, stood at the altar, looking dapper in his tailored suit. You could feel his anticipation and excitement building as he eagerly awaited the arrival of the love of his life. The ceremony was a heartwarming blend of laughter and tears, as their closest friends and family bore witness to their vows.

Love in Every Detail

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about the details – it was absolutely incredible! Seriously, every little detail was just perfect. From the beautiful flowers on the ceremony arch to the personalized favors waiting for each guest, you could really feel the love they have for everyone there.

And let me tell you about the reception – it was like stepping into a fairy tale! The hall was decked out with twinkling lights and the tables looked so fancy with their elegant settings. And don’t even get me started on the food! They had this amazing menu with all these delicious flavors that had everyone raving. It was clear that Eric and Alexys wanted everyone to have the best time ever. From the moment it started to the very end, their wedding was all about celebrating their love and making sure everyone had a blast. It was definitely a day to remember!

Wedding Portraits as the Sunset at Illume

During the golden hour, we had the most amazing chance to take some stunning portraits of Eric and Alexys. Picture this: as the sun gently slipped below the horizon, it painted everything in a warm, romantic light. And there they were, the newlyweds, wrapped up in each other’s arms, sharing these sweet, unforgettable moments that we’ll cherish forever. It was like something out of a fairy tale, capturing their love in that golden glow.

Bride at Illume Rooftop, Orlando Florida

Wedding Reception Fun | Dancing the Night Away

Eric and Alexys threw one heck of a wedding bash! When they strutted into the reception hall, the whole place erupted in cheers and applause. Their entrance set the tone for a party filled with laughter, joy, and all-around good vibes.

Their first dance was so beautiful because you could tell they were so in love.

Furthermore, as the night rolled on, the party only got better. Folks of all ages busted out their best moves, grooving to every beat like there was no tomorrow and everyone had so much fun. Laughter filled the air, and smiles were plastered on everyone’s faces as Eric and Alexys soaked in the love from their nearest and dearest.

Their reception wasn’t just any ol’ shindig but a full-on celebration of their epic love story. It was the start of their happily ever after. And when the night finally came to an end, they knew they’d be reminiscing about those magical moments for years to come.

A Love to Last a Lifetime

Eric and Alexys’ wedding was not only a ceremony but a testament to the power of love, the beauty of commitment, and the joy of coming together to celebrate a shared journey. As the night drew to a close, there was no doubt that these two souls were embarking on an incredible adventure. Their future will be filled with laughter, tears, and countless moments of love.

For more of Eric and Alexys’ wedding day, check out the video below.

Video credit: Wayferer Film Co.

Being a part of Eric and Alexys’ wedding was an honor that I will forever hold dear. As a wedding photographer, I am not just a spectator but also a storyteller. I love capturing the essence of love and turning it into visual memories so they could look back at these moments forever. Their love story will continue to inspire me because it reminds me of the magic that exists in the world and the beauty of two hearts becoming one.

To Eric and Alexys, may your journey be as bright and beautiful as your wedding day. May your love continue to grow with each passing moment, and may you always find joy in each other’s embrace.

With love and gratitude,

Phavy Photography

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Wedding Photographer inJacksonville, FL
Phone: 904-228-1350
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