Nicole & Steve’s Polynesian Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers


Wow its insane to think this was our first wedding of 2011.  This year has flown by at warp speed my friends.  It has been an amazing year all around and we were so happy to have kicked it off with this incredibly fun destination wedding that took place at Paradise Cove in Orlando.  Nicole & Steve are a crazy fun couple who live in Washington D.C.  They planned their wedding in Orlando to provide a winter escape for friends and family.  They wanted their destination wedding to be tropical and filled with Polynesian flair to represent Steve’s heritage.  Although the weather this past January was a bit chillier than they would have liked, the sun was shining and it was a whole lot warmer than the snow covered streets these two left behind.  Steel drums, hula dancers, tropical flowers and fruity drinks all welcomed guests into Nicole & Steve’s tropical paradise.  The groom and his attendants rode into the ceremony on a speed boat as Nicole’s father walked her down the aisle.  Guests cheered and family held up German and American flags as Nicole and Steve kissed, sealing their union as husband and wife.  Oh did I mention Nicole is German?  Her family and friends made the long flight over to the U.S. from Germany to celebrate this special occaision.  One thing was for sure, this wedding was filled with laughter and dancing.  Steve’s cousins whipped out bubble guns and some amazing Michael Jackson moves on the dance floor that left me envious.  Polynesian dancers and fire twirlers put on a show that wowed the entire crowd.  Every single person was having the time of their lives and Nicole and Steve were beaming from ear to ear all night.  We had an amazing time kicking off the new year with these guys.  The party went on for hours and guests huddled by the fire and watched the stars as the night set in.  We were so blessed to be part of this beautiful union.  Nicole & Steve, you two embody the fun and excitement that love is all about.  You share an adventurous spirit that is sure to take you both to some incredible places in your lives.  We wish you all the love and excitement in the world as you to take on life together.  Thank you so much for inviting us into your world.

Lots of love,

Mel & Brad

Special thanks to the wonderful vendors from this wedding:

Venue: Paradise Cove at Buena Vista Watersports Orlando
Catering: Tuxedo Catering
Show, Cake, Flowers, DJ, Drummer and Coordination: Aloha Productions Inc
Dress: Leijten
Shoes: Nine West
Veil, invitations, programs, and signs: All homemade by the bride








































Steve’s favorite… spam sandwiches!


This little tiki man has been traveling the world through the mail.  Today he was a tipsy wedding guest.





















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