Orlando Beach Wedding: Jennifer & Kadey
April 11, 2016
Jen and Kadey met while they were both working at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Jen was immediately smitten by Kadey, but Kadey wouldn’t own up to her feelings for Jen for another 328 days (but who’s counting). For that year of friendship prior to dating, they traveled with friends, spent countless nights staying late after work talking and trained for a marathon. They even planned a trip to Ireland.
On July 24, Jen used the ruse of work to sneak out of the house to give Kadey the ultimate surprise. Kadey abruptly awakened to find a beach bag, a rose and directions to pack for a weekend getaway in only an hour. Jen stole Kadey away to Clearwater, Florida for the weekend. That night, Jen took Kadey on a romantic stroll on Pier 60 with paparazzi following them along the way. After they ventured down to the water, Jen asked a “stranger” to take a picture for the happy couple. Kadey turned around to find a message in a bottle and Jen on one knee.
There were many wonderful moments during the day. Jen’s favorite memory is the first dance when their friends and family cheered for them. Kadey loved walking down the aisle with her dad, a retired Navy officer, by her side. During his speech, he talked about how proud he was to be wearing his uniform that day, because he spent his career fighting to keep our country safe and one where every person has equal rights.
Jen and Kadey’s advice to other couples is, “Remember yourself. Throughout the planning, don’t let people try to add things in or take things out that really represent you as a couple. This day is for you. Don’t give in to family obligation: Surround yourself with people who support you and your love for each other.”