A Whimsical Wedding at the The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida

Faith Russell, a social studies teacher, 22, and Max Collins, a contract manager, 24, met when they were a 11-years-old at a work party for teachers and their families. “We owe everything to our mommas,” says Faith. The couple celebrated their wedding in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at a location special to both of them: Walt Disney World. “Max and I have been Disney fans since birth,” says Faith. “We considered other venues but I knew Disney was the right choice for us.” Aqua, purple and Disney inspired accents were used throughout the couple’s wedding. Their outdoor ceremony was held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. White paper lanterns tied with aqua ribbon and purple flower petals lined the aisle. After the ceremony, Faith, Max and their guests, moved directly into the reception at the resort’s Garden Grove restaurant. The couple served an Italian buffet complete with a create-your-own pasta station, traditional dishes, salad and a children’s buffet. A dessert bar and the couple’s whimsical four-tier wedding cake were available for dessert. “The real defining reflection of us as a couple happened at the reception,” says Faith. Her and Max surprised their guests with a visit from two Disney characters: Goofy and Pluto. Goofy also helped them cut the wedding cake. The couple exited their reception under an archway of sparklers.