On January 25, I was lucky enough to be the wedding photographer and for Steve and Meagan’s Disney Cruise line wedding on the Disney Dream!
This bride and groom decided on a Disney Cruise Line destination wedding with a gathering of close friends and family! It was their first cruise, but also their wedding! It was only fitting that these two tie the knot on a Disney Cruise; Steve actually proposed at Disney World while they were having dinner in Cinderella’s castle! The magic of their love continued with their special Disney destination wedding.
Steve and Meagan had their wedding ceremony on board the cruise ship, the “Disney Dream” in the private event room called the Outlook. The Outlook is located in the top of one of the iconic Disney red smoke stacks. Their wedding ceremony had a spectacular, sun-drenched view from the huge windows. The moments were filled with love, laughter and all the magic one expects from a Disney cruise! Of course, it was mandatory that we got some pictures with the mouse himself. I loved how Meagan and Steve both looked like they were having so much fun in every photograph!
After the ceremony, I stole the bride and groom for some portraits around the ship. We took full advantage of the gorgeous architecture of the different areas on the Disney Dream. As with all things Disney does, the Disney cruise ships are simply spectacular. There is no detail overlooked and I was truly spoiled as a wedding photographer to have so many unique backdrops for photos. From the gorgeous sweeping staircase to the views of the ocean from the balconies, there was something to capture around every corner. And, as the perfect ending to the evening, the sun dipped down into the ocean in a magnificent sunset.
The next day, Steve, Meagan and I ventured out onto Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, in the Bahamas. It was great to be able to capture their love in a more casual way, allowing them to just be happy an in love together in their newlywed bliss. I was happy the asked me to do some post-wedding pictures with them on the island. Getting to spend that extra time with them was so special!
I asked if they had any advice to share with other couples planning a wedding. Meagan shared:
“I would just say, if you’re thinking about doing a destination wedding, just do it. I was nervous at first about our family and close friends not coming, and even though some important people in my life aren’t able to make it, I still have most of the important ones with me. And as simple as it sounds, it’s about you and your significant other, not about anyone else. Do what’s best for you two.”
Meagan and Steve, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your magical love story. I was so fortunate to be able to capture the first moments of your happily ever after. I hope you had a wonderful time on your Disney World honeymoon at at the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village!
Here’s a preview video that our videographer Candace put together. We’re teaming up to offer clients both wedding photography and wedding videography to ensure that every precious moment of your special day is captured. Take a look!