Elegant and Refined Disney World Wedding

Over two magical days, Emily and Miguel gathered with their closest family and friends at Walt Disney World for a celebration full of wonder, refinement, and timeless beauty. Their intimate guest list allowed them to treat their loved ones to the best of what a Disney World Wedding can be. From their lakeside fireworks dessert party to start off the festivities to their six course California Grill dinner- complete with more fireworks of course- this is the Disney World wedding all us Disney kids dream of!

The first week of November is one of the absolute best times of year for a Disney celebration. The temperature cools down, the forecast is nearly always clear, and the parks and resorts are in that magical transition from Halloween to Christmas. Every year of my childhood, this was the week my Dad and I came to Disney. It holds many of my most treasured memories. For Emily and Miguel, the fair weather and convenient pre-holidays timing made it ideal for their Disney World Wedding.

Disney's Epcot silver glowing ball of orange, pink, and red at sunset for California Grill Wedding

Monday night’s welcome dessert party featured all the classics- spectacular fireworks, Mickey Shaped pretzels, and a private Ratatouille ride along.

Couple watches and points at golden fireworks with blue and purple lights for California Grill Wedding

Their wedding day was one of romance, elegance, and magical touches. Their paper goods featured a custom Cinderella-esque crest that carried through to their reception place settings. Bride Emily took a fashion forward approach with her sleek gown paired with the timeless but trendy embroidered fingerless gloves. For her reception look, she changed into a bold and sleek high neck, low back gown.

Exceptional portraits were a priority for Emily and Miguel. We used the time between their afternoon ceremony and evening reception for a luxuriously relaxed portrait session around the Grand Floridian.

After the wedding, Emily and Miguel surprised me with the most thoughtful review. Here’s what they had to say: “Katie felt like a longtime friend instantly. We felt very comfortable spending literally the entire day with her, taking her direction, and trusting her artistic process! Katie’s presence and evident passion for her craft were definitely our favorite parts.”

“All of our images feel editorial, intimate, and genuine. They capture us and our loved ones perfectly. We gave Katie minimal inspiration and she perfectly gleaned what style we were going for. It’s difficult to pick a favorite. Katie captured the little ones, our portraits, and the candid shots so beautifully!”

“Katie has a warmth about her, is very detailed, and creates a gallery much more than photos—but rather an archive of moments and memories. “

I am forever grateful to be able to capture memories like these. And so, without further adeu, here is a look at one of my favorite celebrations of 2022 and another first week of November memory I will always treasure!

Reception menu with golden embossed calligraphy with white roses for California Grill Wedding
 Ivory and cream wedding invitations with gold caligraphy, ring box laying on gold frame, and white roses for California Grill Wedding
Bride sits in chair in wedding dress looking out window for California Grill Wedding
Bride sits in chair and puts on tan heels for California Grill Wedding
Groom adjusts tie and looks out the window for California Grill Wedding
Inside of wedding pavilion that is white and baby blue, with altar and white pews for California Grill Wedding
Wedding pavilion with large golden and glass chandelier, with tall white ceiling and blue walls for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Father of bride and daughter walk over white bridge toward wedding pavilion for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Bride sits with white rose bouquet with vail over head for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Father of the bride walks daughter down the aisle in white and blue wedding pavilion for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom hold hands and smile as guests in black tie throw white petals on top of white bridge for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Bride holds ivory rose bouquet and looks to the side with grand staircase for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Black and white picture of bride and groom kissing, holding white rose bouquet for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Groom dips bride and kisses her as white rose petals fall over them for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom stand and smile at each other on pathway with lots of greenery for California Grill Wedding
Bride poses with chin on hand and looks away with white and orange resort in background for California Grill Wedding
Groom wraps arms around bride from behind as they smile on grand staircase with delicate bannister for California Grill Wedding
Bride and groom hold hands and smile on pathway with greenery and white and orange resort in background for California Grill Wedding
Bride and groom embrace and smile into each other's eyes with green lawn and resort in background for California Grill Wedding
Black and white photo of bride and groom smiling against bannister and large chandelier behind them for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Wedding reception long tables with tall candles and silverware for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
3-tier wedding cake with white roses and Disney castle at the top on golden platter for Disney Film Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom smile at each other on porch with disney in the background, and do a cheers with champagne and beer for California Grill Wedding
Bride and groom embrace and kiss outside with golden fireworks in the sky for California Grill Wedding
Black and white photo of bride and groom watching fireworks from balcony for California Grill Wedding

Disney World Wedding Photography by Destination Wedding Photographer Katie Trauffer

I hope you enjoyed a look at this Disney World Wedding . If you are planning a Disney Fairytale Wedding I would be thrilled to talk more about how we can beautifully capture your love story. Click here or use the link below to inquire so we can start planning together. Katie Trauffer Photography is based in Maryland and happily serves beautiful destinations world wide.

Meta: The Disney World Wedding we all dream of from grand Epcot fireworks to a luxurious six course California Grill tasting menu captured on film.