Friday, March 30, 2012

Rosanna and Steven

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Rosie and Steven have such an inspiring wedding story, and they gave me permission to share it with you.

Rosie and Steven have been engaged since 2009. Soon after their proposal, Rosanna suddenly developed Thoratic Outlet Syndrome. Her condition was so severe that it caused her to be disabled from work while she went through several surgeries, and their wedding was indefinitely postponed. It's been a long and intense road to recovery for Rosanna. Much longer than either of them expected. Despite everything though, Steven proposed again this last December. Rosanna cried with happiness and then looked at him and said, "are you sure? Because I'm a mess, and who knows how long you're going to have to help me through this?!"

Needless to say, Steven was sure. They decided that with all the hardships they've had, they needed a little magic thrown into their ceremony, so they contacted Disney Fairy Tale Weddings. With the help of Michelle and the Disney Wedding Team, they were able to plan a beautiful wedding ceremony in less than one month. There wasn't a dry eye in the Rose Garden Courtyard when they spoke their hand written vows to each other. Even all of us sappy wedding vendors were crying. Rosanna told Michelle that her physical therapy goal was to be able to have her arms around Steven during their first dance. When it came time for their first dance and Rosanna and Steven were able to dance together, it truly felt like a Fairy Tale Wedding. 

I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. 

Coordinator: Michelle Stein of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Location: Disneyland Hotel - Rose Court Garden and Mark Twain Room
Hair and Makeup: Jenna Murray
Photography: Jenna of White Rabbit Photo Boutique 
Lighting: Trevor of White Rabbit Photo Boutique
Invitations and Movie Posters: Jenna of White Rabbit Photo Boutique

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that Rosanna and Steven overcame their obstacles and had a beautiful wedding day. I couldn't help getting a little choked up when I read their story and saw their pictures. Thank you for sharing their story and for capturing the beauty and magic of their day. Congratulations Rosanna and Steven and may you live happily ever after! :)