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Orlando DJ Weds Her Love: Sondra & Melissa

Heather Rice Photography

Oct. 1, 2016

Sondra and Missy were introduced at the party of mutual friends. Sondra was an Orlando radio station DJ, and Missy was an Orlando police detective. The two began dating and had a whirlwind romance.

When Missy decided to propose, she included all their best friends who helped set them up and did it Disney style. Sondra was so surprised and of course said “yes!” The two began preparing their fall dream wedding at the gorgeous historic venue Mission Inn in Central Florida.

Their wedding was full of magic and so much love. The two ladies weren’t sure they would ever see the day when they were able to legally wed. Having all the people they loved so much be able to witness them exchange vows was a dream they both longed for.

Heather Rice Photography

They planned the perfect celebration for their big day, complete with gorgeous fall colors and floral details, and of course only the best music and dancing would do for a radio DJ.

Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography

Both brides were escorted down the aisle by their fathers, and the mothers of both brides were the “flower girls” who carried an adorable sign to announce their entrance. They were married by a fellow radio DJ, and were serenaded by the beautiful electric violin music.

Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography

Their celebration was a party from beginning to end, but the two managed to have some really special emotional moments alone together when they did a “first touch,” where they were separated by a divider and exchanged love letters and held hands. It was such an emotional moment, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography
Heather Rice Photography

Sondra and Missy had matching “bride” Converse sneakers made and both wore special Orlando pride socks to commemorate the Pulse nightclub victims. The day ended with a magical sunset that allowed for gorgeous silhouette photos, capturing the beautiful love story between these two ladies

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Photographer: Heather Rice Photography // Hair Stylist: Luxe Salon //Dress Store: Modern Bridal Shop // Event Designer: Atmospheres Floral and Decor // Bakery: Cupcake Hearts //DJ:Event Concepts of Florida // Other:Illuminating Magic // Reception Venue: Mission Inn Resort // Makeup Artist: Touched By Taylor Tyler // Event Planner:  Weddings in the City // DJ: White Rose Entertainment

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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